Spoilers for Thursday September 4th 2014 (S71 P40)

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Spoilers for Thursday September 4th 2014 (S71 P40)

Post by Jordan F » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:26 pm

Another possible coronation day is upon us. David Stanford has a chance today of becoming the 3rd octochamp of series 71, which already would tie us with the number from series 70. Interestingly enough, he has the chance to go for a certain record of...distinction. If he scores 57 points or less and wins, he will be the lowest scoring octochamp ever in any 15 round format. Already he is likely to be the lowest octochamp in new 15, as the previous lowest (Joe McGonigle) is in the 700s. Let's see what happens.

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Post by Fred Mumford » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:08 pm

An easier record to get might be the octochamp with fewest maxes. He's on 31 at the mo I think, a mere 6 away from the record - and 6 is the most he has managed in one game.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday September 4th 2014 (S71 P40)

Post by Tony Atkins » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:20 pm

Nice 5 from Szelong - the other 5s are more obscure.

Was disappointed to only make 584 on first numbers, but Rachel (and the computer) agrees.
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Post by Tony Atkins » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:26 pm

PAVIOR an alt in IMPROV but there is a 7 there in PAVIOR+OMF
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:41 pm

Tony Atkins wrote:Nice 5 from Szelong - the other 5s are more obscure.

Was disappointed to only make 584 on first numbers, but Rachel (and the computer) agrees.
582 was more straightforward though (using the standard method).

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Post by Jordan F » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:55 pm

I don't want to assume David will make finals. Definitely a good chance, but I don't want to assume as it appears Nick has. Nevertheless, interesting way for the run to end, as I think a lot of us thought it could've happened sooner. Not that David was the worst player ever, he did get some good spots and a couple of 9s, just not the most consistent player ever.

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Post by Tony Atkins » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:57 pm

Couple of standard method solves for the 3L round, but Szelong found a nicer way!

I think Dave must have been told about the record attempt and was trying to win with as few points as possible,
but misjudged how good Szelong was.
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Post by Steven M. McCann » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:03 pm

Anyone catching David for the first time today, will be wondering how on earth did this guy manage to win 7 in a row, he was so bad today I was half expecting him to declare 9...... CHIMPANZEE in the final letters game!

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Post by Fred Mumford » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:07 pm

Jon Richardson wrote:David shouldn't even turn up for the finals. Sure, he might win the series, but he's not even an octochamp so what's the fucking point?

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Post by Jon Stitcher » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:01 pm

That was the exact conundrum shuffle from my last show back in 2004.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday September 4th 2014 (S71 P40)

Post by Fred Mumford » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:22 pm

I went to school for several years with a guy whose surname was Ng, and I was never able to get the pronunciation correct.

Hoping he asks Rachel for a vowel tomorrow.

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Post by James Laverty » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:30 pm

Fred Mumford wrote:I went to school for several years with a guy whose surname was Ng, and I was never able to get the pronunciation correct.

Hoping he asks Rachel for a vowel tomorrow.
My uni had a lecturer with the same name and we were always told to pronounce it "Ing"
Definitely not Jamie McNeill or Schrodinger's Cat....

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Post by Philip Wilson » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:02 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote:Nice 5 from Szelong - the other 5s are more obscure.

Was disappointed to only make 584 on first numbers, but Rachel (and the computer) agrees.
582 was more straightforward though (using the standard method).
I had a couple of ways for 582, 500 + 81 + 1 and 600 -18.
Also the 3L round I did 50x10 - (25+6-1)

Vroom definitely deserved to be the max for the round it was in!
Be good to see lots more of Szelong, he seems a fun type of guy :D

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Post by James S Roper » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:07 pm

Steven M. McCann wrote:Anyone catching David for the first time today, will be wondering how on earth did this guy manage to win 7 in a row, he was so bad today I was half expecting him to declare 9...... CHIMPANZEE in the final letters game!
CHIMPANZEE is a 10, with there being no N in the selection.

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Post by Steven M. McCann » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:59 pm

That was the point I was making, James.
David was playing so poorly, he may have went for CHIMPANZEE not realizing there was no N, plus it was a 10!

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Post by Graeme Cole » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:50 pm

Steven M. McCann wrote:I think David is going to be like England at the World Cup, he's going to reach the finals, but has no chance of winning them!
Steven M. McCann wrote:Anyone catching David for the first time today, will be wondering how on earth did this guy manage to win 7 in a row, he was so bad today I was half expecting him to declare 9...... CHIMPANZEE in the final letters game!
So David wins seven games against some tricky opposition including an apterous player, spotting two nine letter words in the process, and still gets insulted as if he's Apterous Prune?

This way please. Fill out the form, send it in, and we eagerly await your air date. Make sure you don't do anything disastrous like only win seven games, or win a game with a low score, or miss words under studio pressure that the rest of us spot from the comfort of our living rooms.

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Post by James S Roper » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:56 pm

Steven M. McCann wrote:That was the point I was making, James.
David was playing so poorly, he may have went for CHIMPANZEE not realizing there was no N, plus it was a 10!
Ah right.

Plus, following your Touchy Words prowess, why haven't you applied, as Graeme says?

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Post by mark b davies » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:59 pm

Well said Graham. Its a very different experience being sat there than on the sofa at home.

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:14 pm

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Post by Steven M. McCann » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:32 pm

Alright, points taken, maybe I was being a little harsh on David, there may have been any number of reasons for his poor showing today.
Although Mark, you won't mind getting him in the QF's!
As soon as I feel confident enough to do myself justice (numbers wise) my application will be sent off.
You may mock my TOUCHY WORDS prowess James, but I'm still the No.1 player on the planet!

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Post by mark b davies » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:55 pm

Its just nice to see someone obviously enjoying playing so much. I was too nervous and self conscious for that. David may not have been a world beater but 99% of people going on the show would take what he achieved in a heartbeat.

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Post by James S Roper » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:57 pm

Steven M. McCann wrote: You may mock my TOUCHY WORDS prowess James, but I'm still the No.1 player on the planet!
Did I ever mock you? I just said that due to you being no.1 in the world then it's surprising to not have seen you on countdown. I'd imagine you'd put on quite a performance.

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Post by Callum Todd » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:23 pm

Yeah all those bastards getting through to 7 wins with average performances...
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Post by JimBentley » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:52 pm

James Laverty wrote:
Fred Mumford wrote:I went to school for several years with a guy whose surname was Ng, and I was never able to get the pronunciation correct.

Hoping he asks Rachel for a vowel tomorrow.
My uni had a lecturer with the same name and we were always told to pronounce it "Ing"
As I'm a colossal nerd, I would naturally turn to They Might Be Giants to resolve this issue, and I think they suggest more like "Eng":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dQLkxz6c2E

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