Spoilers For Thursday June 11th 2015

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Spoilers For Thursday June 11th 2015

Post by James Robinson » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:38 pm

Be still my beating heart, we're nearly at the climax of this very intriguing series.

Tom Cappleman will be in tomorrow's final. But, who will join him in Seat 2 :?: :?

Will it be the #2 seed, Gerry "The Dublin Destroyer" Tynan, or the #3 seed, Tracey "The Stockport Sparkler" Mills..... :?: :?:

The stats suggest it'll be tight, although Gerry does seem to have the slight advantage wherever you look...... :roll: :roll:

Statistics Corner:

Firstly, No.2 Seed Gerry "The Dublin Destroyer" Tynan - 9 Wins, 960 Points. (Average: 106.67)
Highest Score: 127 vs. Dean Anderson (5th Game)
Lowest Score: 91 vs. James Humpish (4th Game)
9's Achieved: 3/6
Total Points/Max/%: 960/1149 (84%)
Letters Points/Max/%: 597/704 (85%)
Numbers Points/Max/%: 303/355 (85%)
Conundrum Points/Max/%: 60/90 (67%)

Secondly, No.3 Seed Tracey "The Stockport Sparkler" Mills - 9 Wins, 935 Points. (Average: 103.89)
Highest Score: 116 vs. Daniel Rhymer (6th Game)
Lowest Score: 97 vs. Keith Taylor (3rd Game)
9's Achieved: 4/9
Total Points/Max/%: 935/1189 (79%)
Letters Points/Max/%: 626/747 (84%)
Numbers Points/Max/%: 269/352 (76%)
Conundrum Points/Max/%: 40/90 (44%)

So, will we have our "Tom & Gerry" final, or will Tracey take this game of cat and mouse to a different level...... :? :?:

I'll be returning to my former recap hotspot of Thursday for today's highly-anticipated cracker later on. ;) :) :D
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Re: Spoilers For Thursday June 11th 2015

Post by Peter Mabey » Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:33 pm

In OUTAGES round UNSTAGED, possibly ?

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Re: Spoilers For Thursday June 11th 2015

Post by Tracey Anne Mills » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:03 pm

Peter Mabey wrote:In OUTAGES round UNSTAGED, possibly ?
All 7s in that round Peter so Unstaged is not there
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Re: Spoilers For Thursday June 11th 2015

Post by Steven M. McCann » Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:14 pm

Terrific game, some great spots from Tracey and a super third numbers game from Gerry, shame somebody had to lose.
Maybe in future series we could have a 3rd place play-off?
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Post by Jojo Apollo » Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:52 pm

Great quality game there, well done both. :)

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Post by Tony Atkins » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:16 pm

Well done Tracey - I predicted the players in the final after you won your first game by that great come back.

Alt 1st numbers (75+5x6-4)x5=505 Alt 2nd numbers (6+3)x50+4x8-8=474
Well done Gerry on the 3rd numbers solve.

One word beater I think in the HOARDER/HARRIED/TARRIED round, but I didn't get it.

RHIZOME was my shorter alt to HOMEGIRL.

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Post by Tracey Anne Mills » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:35 pm

Thank you all todays game is my best performance so far
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Re: Spoilers For Thursday June 11th 2015

Post by Jack Worsley » Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:22 pm

Great game, high standard. Well done for holding your nerve, Tracey and unlucky Gerry, particularly with VERBATIM/VERBATUM^. You can be very proud of your performances, though.

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Post by Mark Murray » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:46 pm

another fantastic quality game with great spots .. I liked royalism in particular and that fantastic numbers spot from Gerry. i only spotted the conundrum after Gerry's declaration

has been a great run of final games and looking forward to tomorrow Tracey. both you and Gerry were on top form today and I could sense your relief after the last numbers games knowing you were in the final. Well done Tracey!!!

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Post by James Robinson » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:07 pm

A superb semi-final, which I was so thrilled to be in the audience for. Nothing against Gerry, who performed admirably, but I was rooting for Tracey in this one, as I definitely thought she had the inner steel to get through, even after the shaky start in the quarter-final.

So, once ROYALISM came out, and Gerry's unfortunate VERBATIM/verbatum, I thought it was looking good, but when Gerry came back with the 571, I had a terrible feeling, she would crumble, but luckily my premonition didn't come to pass, and instead she spotted WEAPON, when seemingly not many people in the audience did!! (I include me and Jack Worsley, who sat next to me in this one.) 8-) 8-)

Afterwards, I came straight over to her to congratulate her, just like I did when I was in the audience during her 2nd day of the heats, and I could feel the relief that was going through her, but I knew she was more than capable of achieving this, so I was well proud of her reaching that final. :D :D :D

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3rd Numbers Alt.: (((4 x 3) + 7) x 5 x 6) + 1 = 571

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:28 pm

Great showing, Tracey!
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Post by Thomas Carey » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:36 pm

3rd nums: (7+1)*3*4*6-5

Very good performance, esp. under pressure, from both players. Looking forward to tomorrow's final, it should be a good one and both of them definitely deserve it. #TeamTracey
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Post by Johnny Canuck » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:38 am

How did they know Gerry meant VERBATUM^ and not VERBATIM? And if it was by asking him to spell it, why did they even have to ask him in the first place given that the correct spelling was in the selection anyway?
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Post by Graeme Cole » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:47 am

Johnny Canuck wrote:How did they know Gerry meant VERBATUM^ and not VERBATIM? And if it was by asking him to spell it, why did they even have to ask him in the first place given that the correct spelling was in the selection anyway?
Susie did ask him to spell it. I presume she asked because of the possibility that Gerry had used the plausible but incorrect spelling VERBATUM^, which it turned out he had, so that answers your question.

It's not the first time a contestant has been asked to spell their word despite the correct spelling being available from the selection. It's happened before with GIAOUR, which is easy to get wrong as GAIOUR^.

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Re: Spoilers For Thursday June 11th 2015

Post by Phyl Styles » Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:27 pm

Sorry to see Gerry go out after some excellent play throughout - gracious in defeat, contributing to the atmosphere of warmth and good sportsmanship that has prevailed in these finals.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:54 pm

Graeme Cole wrote:
Johnny Canuck wrote:How did they know Gerry meant VERBATUM^ and not VERBATIM? And if it was by asking him to spell it, why did they even have to ask him in the first place given that the correct spelling was in the selection anyway?
Susie did ask him to spell it. I presume she asked because of the possibility that Gerry had used the plausible but incorrect spelling VERBATUM^, which it turned out he had, so that answers your question.

It's not the first time a contestant has been asked to spell their word despite the correct spelling being available from the selection. It's happened before with GIAOUR, which is easy to get wrong as GAIOUR^.
Yep, and often she doesn't ask (seems to be an arbitrary decision each time) so there have probably been many people who have got away with wrong spellings.

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