Wednesday 13th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 97)

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Wednesday 13th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 97)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:12 pm

WILL WE BE CROWNING OUR EIGHTH OCTOCHAMP TODAY....... :!: :!: :!: :?: :?: :?: :shock: :shock: :shock: :o :o :o :? :? :?

Countdown recap for Wednesday 13 November 2019.

C1: Champion Morgan Sauer (7 wins, 663 points.) A student from Peterborough, studying maths and business studies at Leicester University.
C2: Challenger Lynne Scanlon. A carer from Batley, West Yorkshire. She likes caravanning and travelling, especially to Salou on the Costa Dorada.
DC: Susie Dent and Jenny Eclair.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O E R T H G I T L
R02: P S N A E S N O I
R03: 100, 25, 6, 2, 5, 6. Target: 684.
TTT: AVIANTRIO - "Things were changed slightly, it was a bit of an enigma."
R04: B W B T A E I D G
R05: E A I V P M C O N
R06: 50, 2, 3, 5, 1, 8. Target: 549.
R07: R S R E A E H S U
R08: T R D N E I A P L
R09: 100, 7, 9, 4, 1, 6. Target: 915.
TTT: LEOCHUBBY - "Leo was a bit chubby, there was no he'd fit in here."
R10: M R N T E O I Q L
R11: S R D U O A N K I
R12: J R M T E A I S E
R13: C L O A U W T F O
R14: 50, 3, 8, 7, 5, 2. Target: 314.
R15: B A L D C R E M E (conundrum)


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Round 1: O E R T H G I T L

Morgan: TIGHTER (7)
Lynne: LIGHTER (7)
DC: REGOLITH (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: P S N A E S N O I

Morgan: PENSIONS (8)
Lynne: PENSIONS (8)
DC: PANSIES (7) PASSION (7)
OT: PAEONINS (8) SAPONINS (8)
Score: 15–15 (max 16)

Round 3: 100, 25, 6, 2, 5, 6. Target: 684.

Morgan: 684. ((((25 + 5) / 2) + 100) x 6) - 6 (10)
Lynne: 686.
Score: 25–15 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: AVIANTRIO -> VARIATION

Round 4: B W B T A E I D G

Morgan: WIDGET (6)
Lynne: waited (declared as 7)
DC: WAITED (6) TABBED (6) WABBIT (6)
OT: BABIED (6) BAITED (6) GABBED (6) GABBIT (6) GIBBED (6) GIBBET (6)
Score: 31–15 (max 32)

Round 5: E A I V P M C O N

Morgan: NOVICE (6)
Lynne: NOVICE (6)
DC: POMACE (6)
OT: APNOEIC (7) CAMPION (7) ENCOMIA (7) PAEONIC (7)
Score: 37–21 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 2, 3, 5, 1, 8. Target: 549.

Morgan: 549. ((8 + 3) x 50) - 1 (10)
Lynne: 549. ((50 + 5) x (8 + 2)) - 1 (10)
Score: 47–31 (max 49)

Jenny talks about her struggles with "dry-eye syndrome".

Round 7: R S R E A E H S U

Morgan: SHEARERS (8)
Lynne: REASSURE (8)
DC: RESHARES (8)
Score: 55–39 (max 57)

Round 8: T R D N E I A P L

Morgan: TRAINED (7)
Lynne: PAINTED (7)
DC: INTERLAP (8)
OT: DIPTERAL (8) DIPTERAN (8) PANTILED (8) TRAPLINE (8) TRIPLANE (8)
Score: 62–46 (max 65)

Round 9: 100, 7, 9, 4, 1, 6. Target: 915.

Morgan: 915. ((100 + 1) x 9) + 6 (10)
Lynne: 915. (9 x 100) + ((6 - 4) x 7) + 1 (10)
Score: 72–56 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: LEOCHUBBY -> CUBBYHOLE

Round 10: M R N T E O I Q L

Morgan: MENTOR (6)
Lynne: TOILER (6)
DC: RETINOL (7)
OT: MERLION (7) MOLINET (7) MORIENT (7) MOTLIER (7)
Score: 78–62 (max 82)

Round 11: S R D U O A N K I

Morgan: DRINKS (6)
Lynne: unranks
DC: DINOSAUR (8)
Score: 84–62 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "diabetic" and "fornix".

Round 12: J R M T E A I S E

Morgan: STEAMIER (8)
Lynne: -
DC: EMIRATES (8)
OT: MATIERES (8)
Score: 92–62 (max 98)

Round 13: C L O A U W T F O

Morgan: ALOOF (5)
Lynne: OUTFLOW (7)
Score: 92–69 (max 105)

Round 14: 50, 3, 8, 7, 5, 2. Target: 314.

Morgan: 314. ((8 - 2) x 50) + ((5 - 3) x 7) (10)
Lynne: 314. Mistake in working.
Score: 102–69 (max 115)

Round 15: B A L D C R E M E

Morgan buzzes on 9.5 seconds to say CLAMBERED which is correct.
Final Score: 112–69 (max 125)

It was a tough match for a while, but Morgan gets over the line and becomes our EIGHTH octochamp of Series 81 :!: :!: 8-) 8-) :D :D

His 775 points put him at #3 on the leaderboard, and he has got his place in the finals in 4 weeks time guaranteed. :) :) :)

But, is it now really possible that we might have MORE THAN EIGHT octochamps... :? :? :?: :?: Corrina Attwood is down at #8 and is now in the incredible position of possibly being the first octochamp to fail to qualify for a series finals.... :o :o :o

Statistics Corner

Morgan:
Total score - 112
Raw score - 117
Total % of max - 90
Raw % of max - 94
Total average score per round - 7.5
Raw average score per round - 7.8
Number of maxes - 9

Lynne:
Total score - 69
Raw score - 76
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 4.6
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 5

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=81
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