Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

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Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Post by Mark Kudlowski » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:26 pm

1st numbers (please delete if I'd miscopied them)

((100+10) x 8) + 50 + 5 - 6

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Post by Tom S » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:38 pm

Quality of this game has been v good so far-whoever wins is a contender to do well.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Post by Ray Wilding » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:41 pm

ORTOLAN in R10

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Post by Ryan Lam » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:56 pm

Nice Solve from Bryan in R14 but sadly it's heartbreaking he didn't make it to a fourth win...imagine if he had the answer to the Conundrum as he buzzed in. Fortunately Nick never asked that as it would add even more pain :(

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Post by Tom S » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:59 pm

Great game-just the luck of the draw for Brian in the end- as he is a better player than present #1 seed Lewis imo. It was a great game with one of the most high quality I have seen in a prelim in the past few months. If I was a betting man, I would not put it past Bob making it to 8 as he had some great spots today.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:11 pm

Tom S wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:59 pm
Great game-just the luck of the draw for Brian in the end- as he is a better player than present #1 seed Lewis imo. It was a great game with one of the most high quality I have seen in a prelim in the past few months. If I was a betting man, I would not put it past Bob making it to 8 as he had some great spots today.
My initial impression is that he probably won't do it. He had a decent game today, but seemed to fade, so I think his big lead probably came from him "overperforming" relative to his mean. But we'll find out!

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Post by Philip Wilson » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:23 pm

Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:41 pm
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Damn! I risked OVATOR in that round, and unusually for me, it's valid :-)

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Post by Tom S » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:33 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:11 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:59 pm
Great game-just the luck of the draw for Brian in the end- as he is a better player than present #1 seed Lewis imo. It was a great game with one of the most high quality I have seen in a prelim in the past few months. If I was a betting man, I would not put it past Bob making it to 8 as he had some great spots today.
My initial impression is that he probably won't do it. He had a decent game today, but seemed to fade, so I think his big lead probably came from him "overperforming" relative to his mean. But we'll find out!
I would agree that he over performed in the 1st half- he still did a good job, and though the score may not suggest it, I still think he shows promise (though I am yearning for one to liven the series up!)

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Post by Owen Carroll » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:38 pm

Tom S wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:33 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:11 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:59 pm
Great game-just the luck of the draw for Brian in the end- as he is a better player than present #1 seed Lewis imo. It was a great game with one of the most high quality I have seen in a prelim in the past few months. If I was a betting man, I would not put it past Bob making it to 8 as he had some great spots today.
My initial impression is that he probably won't do it. He had a decent game today, but seemed to fade, so I think his big lead probably came from him "overperforming" relative to his mean. But we'll find out!
I would agree that he over performed in the 1st half- he still did a good job, and though the score may not suggest it, I still think he shows promise (though I am yearning for one to liven the series up!)
You mean liven it up like Zarte did for series 78?

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Post by Owen Carroll » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:40 pm

I really feel bad for Brian. I got the conundrum and for once I wasn't worrying I was actually wrong. Anyway I feel for Brian the way Nick felt for Lewis after he lost to Sarah.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Post by Tom S » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:20 pm

Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:38 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:33 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:11 pm


My initial impression is that he probably won't do it. He had a decent game today, but seemed to fade, so I think his big lead probably came from him "overperforming" relative to his mean. But we'll find out!
I would agree that he over performed in the 1st half- he still did a good job, and though the score may not suggest it, I still think he shows promise (though I am yearning for one to liven the series up!)
You mean liven it up like Zarte did for series 78?
I just think that this series has been a slow burner so far, and personally we have not necessarily seen a winner yet.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Post by Owen Carroll » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:31 pm

Tom S wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:20 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:38 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:33 pm

I would agree that he over performed in the 1st half- he still did a good job, and though the score may not suggest it, I still think he shows promise (though I am yearning for one to liven the series up!)
You mean liven it up like Zarte did for series 78?
I just think that this series has been a slow burner so far, and personally we have not necessarily seen a winner yet.
True.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Post by Cathy Summerside » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:36 am

BESTIE as a R11 alt. Not a particularly amazing word, but I was just glad to find it's in the dictionary.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Post by Graeme Cole » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:13 am

Bryan's buzz was after the 30 seconds lit up on the clock, and after the "boom", but perhaps before the echo of the "boom" had finished tailing off. If he'd got it right, would it have been accepted? Are the buzzers not automatically disabled when the time runs out?

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Post by Mark Deeks » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:47 am

I always thought it more of a boong than a boom.
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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Post by Keith Bennett » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:21 pm

Tom S wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:33 pm
(though I am yearning for one to liven the series up!)
According to this link Elliot Mellor - presumably the same one that posts here - is appearing at some point:

http://wiki.apterous.org/Series_79

I presume from what he posts that he's pretty good. Could be the one you're waiting for.

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