Thursday 28th June 2012 (Series 66, 2nd SF)

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Thursday 28th June 2012 (Series 66, 2nd SF)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:08 pm

So, we have one finalist with his place booked in the studio tomorrow. 8-) Who will join him.............. :?:

This semi has all the makings of the cracker. Let's hope it doesn't disappoint.

Enjoy. ;) :) :D 8-)

Countdown recap for Thursday 28 June 2012.

C1: No.3 Seed Peter "The Dublin Dynamo" Lee (9 wins, 881 points.) An Apteforumite from Dublin, Republic Of Ireland.
C2: No.2 Seed Jack "The Blackpool Bazooka" Worsley (9 wins, 893 points.) An Apteforumite from Blackpool.
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Phil Hammond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: J R G S U E I T O
R02: D S F N A O I R D
R03: T L R S E A U P E
R04: M T N K I A O I A
R05: 100, 5, 5, 8, 6, 4. Target: 880.
TTT: RIPEFLED - "Took a ripe banana and fled without paying"
R06: D V R F E A E G A
R07: D B H E U O L S R
R08: L G W L A E A M I
R09: N T M Q O I O S L
R10: 9, 5, 4, 7, 10, 3. Target: 611.
TTT: FLATLIPS - "The old prime minister takes a tumble. Beware of these!"
R11: B P N D E A U E C
R12: S T G R E A I T U
R13: X C W R A E I Y D
R14: 6, 2, 2, 7, 4, 5. Target: 388.
R15: I S N O N A M E Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: J R G S U E I T O

C1: GOITRES (7)
C2: GUTSIER (7)
DC: GUSTIER (7) JOUSTER (7)
OT: GORIEST (7) GOUTIER (7) OUTJIES (7) ROUGETS (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Flatness reigns supreme for openers.

Round 2: D S F N A O I R D

C1: ORDAINS (7)
C2: ORDAINS (7)
DC: ANDROIDS (8)
Score: 14–14 (max 15)

DC go robotic with their darrenic 8. :geek:

Round 3: T L R S E A U P E

C1: PRELATES (8)
C2: replates
DC: PLEASURE (8)
Score: 22–14 (max 23)

I wonder how much PLEASURE Peter got from his 8 after hearing of Jack's illegal 8.............. :roll:

Round 4: M T N K I A O I A

C1: AMINO (5)
C2: MAIN (4)
DC: ANIMATO (7)
OT: ANIMATI (7)
Score: 27–14 (max 30)

Oh dear, Jack can only muster a 4, letting Peter get even further ahead thanks to his 5. In the meantime, DC celebrate getting a good 7. :D

Round 5: 100, 5, 5, 8, 6, 4. Target: 880.

C1: 880. (100 + 4 + 6) x 8 (10)
C2: 880. (100 + 5 + 5) x 8 (10)
Score: 37–24 (max 40)

Too easy for our semi-finalists. 8-)

Dr. Phil talks about his time at a cottage hospital, as well as his petition to stop a landfill being placed in a valley near where lives in Chew Magna, just outside Bristol.

Teatime teaser: RIPEFLED -> PILFERED

Round 6: D V R F E A E G A

C1: AVERAGED (8)
C2: AVERAGED (8)
Score: 45–32 (max 48)

Going darrenic..............

Round 7: D B H E U O L S R

C1: DOUBLERS (8)
C2: SHOULDER (8)
DC: BOULDERS (8) ROSEBUD (7) ROUBLES (7)
Score: 53–40 (max 56)

..........and going 8-ing too. Not a bad way to go may I say. :D

Round 8: L G W L A E A M I

C1: wallie
C2: MILAGE (6)
OT: AGLEAM (6) LAMIAE (6) MALLEI (6)
Score: 53–46 (max 62)

Oooooooooooh, is this the first crack in Peter's armour :?: I wouldn't go as far as suggesting he was a wally with that guess, but he has let his lead slip back into single figures.................

Round 9: N T M Q O I O S L

C1: MOTIONS (7)
C2: MOTIONS (7)
DC: TONSIL (6) MOIST (5) STOOL (5)
OT: LOTIONS (7) MOONLIT (7) SOLITON (7)
Score: 60–53 (max 69)

Now they're both going through the motions while Dr. Phil talks about his MOIST STOOL. :P :lol: Susie then admits to not liking MOIST and GUSSET. :?

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origin of the pub name, "The Spreadeagle".

Round 10: 9, 5, 4, 7, 10, 3. Target: 611.

C1: 610.
C2: 611. (10 x 9 x 7) - (5 x 3) - 4 (10)
Score: 60–63 (max 79)

Armour breached completely now. Jack decides to switch from 4 large to 6 small for today, and it has paid off handsomely for him. :D

Teatime teaser: FLATLIPS -> PITFALLS

Round 11: B P N D E A U E C

C1: PACED (5)
C2: PACED (5)
DC: BEDPAN (6)
OT: CAUBEEN (7)
Score: 65–68 (max 86)

Not as PACED as the contestants would like to make out, but Dr. Phil goes all medical-ish with a 6, but there was a 7 lurking in the wings.

Round 12: S T G R E A I T U

C1: GUTTERS (7)
C2: TRIAGES (7)
DC: GUTSIER (7) GUSTIER (7)
OT: AGISTER (7) ARTIEST (7) ARTISTE (7) ATTIRES (7) GAITERS (7) GUITARS (7) GUTTIER (7) GUTTIES (7) RATITES (7) SITUATE (7) STAGIER (7) STATURE (7) STRIATE (7) TARGETS (7) TASTIER (7) TURISTA (7)
Score: 72–75 (max 93)

Super flatness, with a hint of round 1 deja vu. :P

Round 13: X C W R A E I Y D

C1: WAXIER (6)
C2: WAXIER (6)
OT: CARDIE (6) WEIRDY (6)
Score: 78–81 (max 99)

Now all 4 semi-finalists have been WAXIER :!: :P :lol: But, in serious terms now, Jack still has his 3 point advantage. Can he seal his win with another perfect 6 small here, I wonder............... :?

Round 14: 6, 2, 2, 7, 4, 5. Target: 388.

C1: 384.
C2: 388. ((((5 + 4) x 7) + 2) x 6) - 2 (10)
Score: 78–91 (max 109)

YOU BET HE CAN!!!!!!! He might have been a bit unsure with his working out, but he's got it hook, line and sinker, ending Peter's noble challenge. :D

Round 15: I S N O N A M E Y

C1 buzzes on 2 seconds to say ANONYMISE which is correct.
Final Score: 88–91 (max 119)

But, appropriately, Peter is allowed the final say, leaving him to wonder what could've been if he'd got one of those 2 6 smalls............ :roll:

But, I'm sure he'll still have been proud to be involved in a brilliant, high-tempo, high-action semi-final, which this was. 8-) He certainly should be proud of his achievements, and he gave Jack a very good game. In a way, good practice for him, in what will be a blockbuster final tomorrow, I'm sure. :D

So, tomorrow, join Thomas for the climax of this series: THE GRAND FINAL BETWEEN - #1 Seed Jonathan "The Sheffield Superkid" Rawlinson and, the #2 Seed, Jack "The Blackpool Bazooka" Worsley.

GET STRAPPED IN FOR A FUN-PACKED RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

I'll be back on Wednesday, after what I hope will be a brilliant COHUD tournament co-hosted by myself and Jeff Clayton at the Galpharm on Saturday. I hope those of you who are coming will enjoy the day. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

So, till then, bye bye. ;) :) :D

Statistics Corner

Peter:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 74
Raw % of max - 86
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 9

Jack:
Total score - 91
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 76
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 6.1
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Further summaries are at:
http://www.apterous.org/cdb/series.php?series=66
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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