COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

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COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Tony Atkins » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:25 pm

We ran the fourth COREA (Countdown in Reading) on the Saturday _after_ Easter weekend, 11th April 2015, in Woodley in Reading.

Results at at http://www.kisekigo.com/corea15/results.html

We again raised money for charity (Christians Against Poverty) and had lots of the usual fun.

Skip down this thread past the pre-event stuff to get the recaps.
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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Ryan Taylor » Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:08 pm

Is that Easter Saturday?

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by James Robinson » Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:24 pm

Ryan Taylor wrote:Is that Easter Saturday?
Tony Atkins wrote:Saturday AFTER Easter weekend, 11th April 2015
Erm............. :P
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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Tony Atkins » Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:39 pm

James Robinson wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote:Is that Easter Saturday?
Tony Atkins wrote:Saturday AFTER Easter weekend, 11th April 2015
Erm............. :P
For those who use the (correct) definition that the Saturday after Easter Sunday is Easter Saturday, then
yes it is Easter Saturday, and not Holy Saturday or whatever you want to call the day between Good Friday
and Easter Sunday. Unfortunately, as mentioned this year, there is a wedding on our normal day and the church
and hosts are unavailable.

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by James Robinson » Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:42 pm

I'm in, by the way. Will be heading off on hols almost straight after too, so perfect timing. ;) :) :D
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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Ryan Taylor » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:43 pm

Tony Atkins wrote: For those who use the (correct) definition that the Saturday after Easter Sunday is Easter Saturday, then
yes it is Easter Saturday, and not Holy Saturday or whatever you want to call the day between Good Friday
and Easter Sunday. Unfortunately, as mentioned this year, there is a wedding on our normal day and the church
and hosts are unavailable.
And what about those from the Eastern hemisphere who may attend? Holy Saturday is a week later there - 11th April 2015 so Easter Saturday would be the 18th April 2015. So is it Holy Saturday or Easter Saturday the tournament is being played on for them?

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Heather Styles » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:17 am

I understand the date of COREA15 to be a week and a day after hot cross buns and six days after chocolate eggs. In, please.

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Tony Atkins » Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:12 pm

Ryan Taylor wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote: For those who use the (correct) definition that the Saturday after Easter Sunday is Easter Saturday, then
yes it is Easter Saturday, and not Holy Saturday or whatever you want to call the day between Good Friday
and Easter Sunday. Unfortunately, as mentioned this year, there is a wedding on our normal day and the church
and hosts are unavailable.
And what about those from the Eastern hemisphere who may attend? Holy Saturday is a week later there - 11th April 2015 so Easter Saturday would be the 18th April 2015. So is it Holy Saturday or Easter Saturday the tournament is being played on for them?
I cannot answer for people from Essex.

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Anthony Endsor » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:27 pm

I'll see if I can make this one. And if I do go I shall see you on EASTER SATURDAY :P
Yes the Christian tradition and all sensible calendars have Easter Sunday down as the first day of Easter, so shall it be. :lol:

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Jack Worsley » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:28 am

I'll probably be there, while Worsley Snr is a maybe. :D

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Thomas Cappleman » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:04 pm

I'll be there

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Phyl Styles » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:41 pm

We hope to be there, thanks, Phyl and Alan

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Paul Worsley » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:50 pm

Jack Worsley wrote:I'll probably be there, while Worsley Snr is a maybe. :D
Make that two definites!

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Lisa Hermann » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:30 pm

I am hoping to be there - depends on leave

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Post by Mike Brown » Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:44 am

Also hoping to be there. :)

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Post by Jayne Wisniewski » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:49 pm

Can't make it this time :( on holiday :)

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by John Vivian » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:24 am

I'll be there 8-)

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Lisa Hermann » Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:10 pm

I will definitely be there!

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Mark Murray » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:16 am

Am pleased to confirm I can make it :)

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Adam Dexter » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:30 pm

Lucy and I will both be there :)
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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Graeme Cole » Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:55 pm

In please!

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Chris Marshall » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:52 pm

Holiday Inn booked - I'm in

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Adam Dexter » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:41 am

Adam Dexter wrote:Lucy and I will both be there :)
It's Lucy Westwood by the way :)
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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Jonathan Wynn » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:59 am

Yup. Will be there :)

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Catriona Cappleman » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:04 pm

I'll be there too, please.

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Robert Foster » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:46 pm

I'm in for this :)

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Paul Worsley » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:46 am

Jack and I will probably be going to The George sometime on the Friday evening, if anyone would like to join us.

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Post by Tony Atkins » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:41 pm

Paul Worsley wrote:Jack and I will probably be going to The George sometime on the Friday evening, if anyone would like to join us.
Might come along and see you later after setting the furniture up (starting at 20:00).
More than 20 entered now but not too late for a few more...

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Post by Conor » Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:45 pm

In for this too, please!

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:11 pm

Paul Worsley wrote:Jack and I will probably be going to The George sometime on the Friday evening, if anyone would like to join us.
I'll probably come along at some point. ;) :) :D
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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Mark Murray » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:52 pm

Thanks so much for a great day Tony..really enjoyed it..well organised and well ran

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Tony Atkins » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:59 pm

Congrats to Jack Worsley who beat Conor Travers 117 -97 in the final. Full results and recaps tomorrow afternoon.

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Tony Atkins » Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:25 pm

Recaps from COREA 2015

Results at http://www.kisekigo.com/corea15/results.html

COREA recap for Saturday 11 April 2015 - FINAL

C1: Jack Worsley.
C2: Conor Travers.
OT: Other words or solutions.

To get to the final Jack had won five games and 567 points, beating Phyl Styles, Graeme Cole,
James Robinson, Adam Dexter and Rob Foster.

Conor had four wins but the highest points scored with 577 to get his place. He beat
Martyn Neads, Mike Brown, Amie Bateen, a loss to Rob Foster, and a win against James Robinson.

Both players maxed game 1 with 114 points. Conor also maxed game 3 with 116 points and
game 5 with a tremendous 130.

The final was hosted by Tony Atkins with Hannah McIntosh in Dictionary Corner and
Martyn Neads worked the letters and numbers boards.

R01: H R L P I O I U E
R02: T F N O O E D V E
R03: 100, 25, 50, 75, 8, 6. Target: 524.
TTT: ISATBLUE - I sat blue as I couldn't find an appropriate clue.
R04: L Z R E I A T U O
R05: W M D K O E O U S
R06: 25, 1, 7, 4, 3, 1. Target: 945.
R07: N N N D E I A M E
R08: S M N O O O V A A
R09: 25, 50, 75, 100, 1, 10. Target: 471.
TTT: ISTEWROD - I stew Rod as I try to find the longest word.
R10: D R S U I E F S I
R11: B T N C A E U O P
R12: G C J A U O T E T
R13: S P S R O I A E X
R14: 100, 3, 8, 4, 10, 2. Target: 380.
R15: T O N I S A T A P (conundrum)


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Round 1: H R L P I O I U E

Jack: HIRPLE (6)
Conor: OILIER (6)
OT: HOKIER, POKIER, PUKIER (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 6)

Both players make a steady start.

Round 2: T F N O O E D V E

Jack: DENOTE (6)
Conor: DEVOTE (6)
OT: FOOTED, VENTED, VETOED (6)
Score: 12–12 (max 12)

Still nothing better than six available.

Round 3: 100, 25, 50, 75, 8, 6. Target: 524.

Jack: 524. (50+(75/25))x8+100 (10)
Conor: 524. (75+((6x25)/50))x8-100 (10)
OT: 524. (75+50+6)x(100/25) (10)
Score: 22–22 (max 22)

Jack picks his usual four large and the players find alternative routes to solve this 62 percent difficulty sum.

Teastime teaser: ISATBLUE -> SUITABLE

During the ads James Robinson promoted COStAl (St Albans) 27th June
and Mike Brown promoted CO:KL (King's Lynn) 23rd May.

Round 4: L Z R E I A T U O

Jack: LAZURITE (8)
Conor: LAXURITE (8)
OT: TRIAZOLE (8)
Score: 30-30 (max 30)

Both players get a great eight and some of the audience got the alternative eight.

Round 5: W M D K O E O U S

Jack: DUOMOS (6)
Conor: MOUSED (6)
OT: MUSKWOOD (8)
Score: 36–36 (max 38)

Well done to those in the audience who spotted the darrenic 8.

Round 6: 25, 1, 7, 4, 3, 1. Target: 945.

Jack: 945. (25+3-1)x7x(4+1) (10)
Conor: 944. -
Score: 46-36 (max 48)

Conor picks his usual one large, but it is a hard one!
Jack manages to find the only solution to this 87 percent difficulty puzzle.

In the guest spot, Tony name-drops lots of previous Countdown champions by giving the answers
to the 2014 quiz (it was a year late being handed out).

Round 7: N N N D E I A M E

Jack: ADENINE (7)
Conor: ADENINE (7)
OT: NANNIED (7)
Score: 53-43 (max 55)

Both players get the same seven, but Dylan watching online and some of the audience see the other one.

Round 8: S M N O O O V A A

Jack: MOONS (5)
Conor: MOANS (5)
OT: ANOAS, MASON, MONOS, NAAMS, NOVAS, OMASA, SAMAN, SOMAN (5)
Score: 58-48 (max 60)

A rubbish selection typical of COREA means a flat fives round.

Round 9: 25, 50, 75, 100, 1, 10. Target: 471.

Jack: 471. (50-(75/25))x10+1 (10)
Conor: 471. (50-(75/25))x10+1 (10)
Score: 68-58 (max 70)

Back to Jack's four large and both find the 69 percent difficulty solution.

Teatime teaser: ISTEWROD -> WORDIEST

During the adverts the work of Christians Against Poverty was described
and Catriona Cappleman talked about the money management courses she helps to run.

Round 10: D R S U I E F S I

Jack: FISSURED (8)
Conor: DIURESIS (8)
Score: 76–66 (max 78)

Each find one of the two eights and Jack keeps his ten point lead.

Round 11: B T N C A E U O P

Jack: PATONCE (7)
Conor: PATONCE (7)
OT: OUTPACE, PUNCTAE (7)
Score: 83–73 (max 85)

A choice of sevens here, but they pick the same one.

Hannah presented "The Origin of Worms" feature - the original feature proposed by Susie Dent for Countdown
but rejected as being too limited.

Round 12: G C J A U O T E T

Jack: COTTAGE (7)
Conor: COTTAGE (7)
Score: 90-80 (max 92)

Both players get the Darrenic cottage.

Round 13: S P S R O I A E X

Jack: SOAPIER (7)
Conor: PROXIES (7)
OT: ASPIRES, PARESIS, PRAISES, SPIREAS (7)
Score: 97–87 (max 99)

And again a choice of sevens.

Round 14: 100, 3, 8, 4, 10, 2. Target: 380.

Jack: 380. (100-3-2)x4 (10)
Conor: 380. (100-3-2)x4 (10)
Score: 107-97 (max 109)

Unfortunately for Conor his one large selection gives a 2 percent difficulty puzzle
(how many methods can you find in 30 seconds?) which means he needs to get two conundrums to win...

Round 15: T O N I S A T A P

Jack buzzes on 2 seconds to say ANTIPASTO which is correct.
Final Score: 117-97 (max 119)

Jack holds on to the COREA title for a second year, much to the relief of the organisers
who didn't have a back up conundrum ready.

Well done to both players for high class play both in the final and throughout the day.

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Recaps from COREA 2015

Results at http://www.kisekigo.com/corea15/results.html

COREA recap for Saturday 11 April 2015 - ROUND 1

C1: Rob Foster.
C2: Paul Worsley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M R N L E A O R I
R02: U O A B S S N I V
R03: 100, 25, 5, 6, 4, 8. Target: 687.
R04: N N R Y O E E T I
R05: M S K C A I E D P
R06: 75, 1, 8, 4, 10, 10. Target: 986.
R07: D C Q S U E O W C
R08: P E I T R N I U S
R09: 25, 50, 75, 100, 3, 3. Target: 840.
R10: H S G A E A L T E
R11: B P M O A I R V A
R12: L D S E E U T T O
R13: G H N U I E T O R
R14: 75, 6, 9, 7, 4, 10. Target: 314.
R15: T O N I S T E A R (conundrum)


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Round 1: M R N L E A O R I

Rob: ALMONER (7)
Paul: ALMONER (7)
OT: MINERAL, LOAMIER, etc. (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: U O A B S S N I V

Rob: SUASION (7)
Paul: SUASION (7)
Score: 14–14 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 25, 5, 6, 4, 8. Target: 687.

Rob: 687. (6x100)+(4x25)-8-5 (10)
Paul: 689. -
Score: 24–14 (max 24)

Round 4: N N R Y O E E T I

Rob: NEOTENY (7)
Paul: TENNER (6)
OT: INTERNE, INTONER, TENONER (7)
Score: 31-14 (max 31)

Round 5: M S K C A I E D P

Rob: DECAMPS (7)
Paul: mackies
OT: MEDICKS, SCAMPED, SKIMPED, SMACKED(7)
Score: 38–14 (max 38)

Round 6: 75, 1, 8, 4, 10, 10. Target: 986.

Rob: 985. (8+4+1)x75+10 (7)
Paul: 985. (10+4-1)x75+10 (7)
Score: 45-21 (max 45)

Round 7: D C Q S U E O W C

Rob: CODES (5)
Paul: COWED (5)
OT: CODECS, ESCUDO (6)
Score: 50-26 (max 51)

Round 8: P E I T R N I U S

Rob: NEURITIS (8)
Paul: PUNTERS (7)
OT: PRISTINE (8)
Score: 58-26 (max 59)

Round 9: 25, 50, 75, 100, 3, 3. Target: 840.

Rob: -.
Paul: 847. (3x3x100)-50-(75/25) (5)
OT: 841. (3x100-3)x(75/25)-50 (7)
Score: 58-31 (max 66)


Round 10: H S G A E A L T E

Rob: EAGLETS (7)
Paul: LEGATES (7)
Score: 65–38 (max 73)

Round 11: B P M O A I R V A

Rob: APORIA (6)
Paul: PARAMO (6)
OT: IMPROV, PAVIOR (6)
Score: 71–44 (max 79)

Round 12: L D S E E U T T O

Rob: SETTLED (7)
Paul: SETTLED (7)
OT: LOUDEST, OUTLETS, etc (7)
Score: 78-51 (max 86)

Round 13: G H N U I E T O R

Rob: ROUTEING (8)
Paul: ROUTING (7)
Score: 86–51 (max 94)

Round 14: 75, 6, 9, 7, 4, 10. Target: 314.

Rob: 314. ((75+6)x4)-10 (10)
Paul: 314. (75x4)+10+6-9+7 (10)
Score: 96-61 (max 104)

Round 15: T O N I S T E A R

Rob buzzes to say STATIONER which is correct.
Final Score: 106-61 (max 114)


COREA recap for Saturday 11 April 2015 - ROUND 2

C1: Mark Murray.
C2: Amie Bateen.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H S S G A A U U R
R02: T N T A I E E T O
R03: 100, 2, 10, 4, 6, 9. Target: 768.
R04: P D C I I O K O I
R05: J N S E A G V U O
R06: 50, 4, 7, 7, 3, 8. Target: 771.
R07: M W H A O I F I Z
R08: D N E R A R C E S
R09: 50, 25, 1, 2, 10, 6. Target: 807.
R10: R L R O E O T A B
R11: N B P V I A O P D
R12: E A E C R N G T L
R13: T N M A E E E D M
R14: 3, 7, 2, 1, 9, 8. Target: 895.
R15: T O N I S C E D E (conundrum)


And now a brief interlude before our main feature:

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Round 1: H S S G A A U U R

Mark: SHRUGS (6)
Amie: SUGARS (6)
OT: HARASS, HUSSAR, SAGARS, etc (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 6)

Round 2: T N T A I E E T O

Mark: NOTATE (6)
Amie: TAINT (5)
OT: TATTIE, TIENTO (6)
Score: 12–6 (max 12)

Round 3: 100, 2, 10, 4, 6, 9. Target: 768.

Mark: 768. (100-4)x(6+2) (10)
Amie: 768. ((9+4)x10-2)x6 (10)
Score: 22–16 (max 22)

Round 4: P D C I I O K O I

Mark: OPIOID (6)
Amie: PICK (4)
Score: 28-16 (max 28)

Round 5: J N S E A G V U O

Mark: VOGUES (6)
Amie: VOGUES (6)
OT: VEGANS, VENOUS, etc (6)
Score: 34–22 (max 34)

Round 6: 50, 4, 7, 7, 3, 8. Target: 771.

Mark: 771. (7+8)x50+(3x7) (10)
Amie: 771. ((8x4x3)+7)x7+50 (10)
Score: 44-32 (max 44)

Round 7: M W H A O I F I Z

Mark: WHIM (4)
Amie: MIAOW (5)
OT: HAFIZ (5)
Score: 44-37 (max 49)

Round 8: D N E R A R C E S

Mark: DANCERS (7)
Amie: CREASED (7)
OT: ASCENDER, REASCEND (8)
Score: 51-44 (max 57)

Round 9: 50, 25, 1, 2, 10, 6. Target: 807.

Mark: -.
Amie: 808. (6x25-50+1)x(10-2) (7)
OT: 807. (50-1)x(10+6)+25-2 (10)
Score: 51-51 (max 67)


Round 10: R L R O E O T A B

Mark: REALTOR (7)
Amie: BLOATER (7)
OT: BLOOTER, RETABLO, RELATOR, TOOLBAR (7)
Score: 58-58 (max 74)

Round 11: N B P V I A O P D

Mark: PIANO (5)
Amie: PIANO (5)
OT: oppida (6), OPPIDAN (7)
Score: 63-63 (max 81)

Oppidan is a newly-listed word meaning someone at Eton School who lives in the town not the school.

Round 12: E A E C R N G T L

Mark: ELEGANT (7)
Amie: RECTANGLE (18)
Score: 63-81 (max 99)

The wind-up chick and bunny got excited as usual when a 9 occurs.

Round 13: T N M A E E E D M

Mark: DEMEAN (6)
Amie: TANDEM (6)
OT: DEMENT, MADMEN, TEAMED, TEEMED (6)
Score: 69–87 (max 105)

Round 14: 3, 7, 2, 1, 9, 8. Target: 895.

Mark: 899. ((3+7)x(8+2)x9)-1 (7)
Amie: -
OT: 896. (8x7x2x(9-1)) (7)
Score: 76-87 (max 112)

Round 15: T O N I S C E D E

Mark buzzes to say SECTIONED which is correct.
Final Score: 86-87 (max 122)

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Graeme Cole » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:47 pm

Cheers for organising the event again, Tony.

Incidentally, I've spotted that all the numbers targets come from Countdown finals.

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Tony Atkins » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:19 pm

Recaps from COREA 2015 (maxes only)

COREA recap for Saturday 11 April 2015 - ROUND 3

OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T G J I O A M X U
R02: N M N O E O R T I
R03: 100, 25, 50, 5, 7, 3. Target: 424.
R04: N R E I T T O E T
R05: L D S A O A A O W
R06: 50, 7, 9, 9, 4, 8. Target: 665.
R07: D T Y O I I A S S
R08: D H Q A E O C G O
R09: 50, 100, 75, 4, 5, 8. Target: 518.
R10: R P P A E T I E E
R11: F S S C E O O K L
R12: S M D U A E S M N
R13: C P A I F S U R E
R14: 50, 75, 6, 3, 8, 2. Target: 616.
R15: T O N I S F A M E (conundrum)


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Round 1: T G J I O A M X U

OT: AGOUTI (6)
(max 6)

Round 2: N M N O E O R T I

OT: NOONTIME, TENORINO (8)
(max 14)

A TENORINO is a high tenor voice.

Round 3: 100, 25, 50, 5, 7, 3. Target: 424.

OT: 424. (50+3)x(7-5)x(100/25) (10)
OT: 424. (50-3)x7-5+100 (10)
(max 24)

Standard method not available here!

Round 4: N R E I T T O E T

OT: TRITONE (7)
(max 31)

TRITONE is a musical term.

Round 5: L D S A O A A O W

OT: DWAALS, LADOOS, LOADSA, WALDOS (6)
(max 37)

Round 6: 50, 7, 9, 9, 4, 8. Target: 665.

OT: 665. (4+9)x50+7+8 (10)
(max 47)

Round 7: D T Y O I I A S S

OT: IDIOTS, SADIST, TODAYS (6)
(max 53)

Round 8: D H Q A E O C G O

OT: ACHED, CADGE, CAGED, COHOE, COOED, OOHED (5)
(max 58)

Round 9: 50, 100, 75, 4, 5, 8. Target: 518.

OT: 518. ((75-4)x8)-50 (10)
OT: 518. (5x100)-50-(4x8) (10)
(max 68)

The second is the standard method.

Round 10: R P P A E T I E E

OT: PEATIER, PERIAPT (7)
(max 75)

Round 11: F S S C E O O K L

OT: CLOSES, FLECKS, FLOCKS, KLOOFS, LOOSES, SKELFS, SOCLES, SOLOES (6)
(max 81)

Round 12: S M D U A E S M N

OT: SUMMANDS (8)
(max 89)

SUMMANDS are things you sum in maths.

Round 13: C P A I F S U R E

OT: APERCUES, AUSPICE, FIACRES, SAUCIER, SCAUPER, SCRAPIE, SPACIER, SURFACE, UPRAISE (7)
(max 96)

Round 14: 50, 75, 6, 3, 8, 2. Target: 616.

OT: 616. (75+2)x8 (10)
(max 106)

Round 15: T O N I S F A M E

Someone buzzes to say MANIFESTO which is correct.
(Final max 116)




COREA recap for Saturday 11 April 2015 - ROUND 4

OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R N N E E E T R E
R02: N H T G E O E U N
R03: 75, 50, 6, 8, 5, 10. Target: 832.
R04: G N Q E I I L B I
R05: S O L A W E N M D
R06: 25, 5, 9, 10, 7, 10. Target: 815.
R07: P N S A O A G O T
R08: T R S W E O A Z M
R09: 75, 7, 5, 6, 2, 2. Target: 673.
R10: R P J U U I T M A
R11: M B P P E U O B D
R12: F L E I O D R I S
R13: D D I E F M E A D
R14: 25, 6, 1, 9, 3, 6. Target: 910.
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Round 1: R N N E E E T R E

OT: TERRENE (7)
(max 7)

TERRENE means "of the earth".

Round 2: N H T G E O E U N

OT: TOUGHEN (7)
(max 14)

Round 3: 75, 50, 6, 8, 5, 10. Target: 832.

OT: 160. (75+50+5+10)x6-8 (10)
OT: 160. (75+50-10-5-6)x8 (10)
(max 24)

Round 4: G N Q E I I L B I

OT: BINGLE (6)
(max 30)

A bingle is a crash in Australia.

Round 5: S O L A W E N M D

OT: ALMONDS, DAEMOMS, DOLMANS, DOLMENS, MASONED, MEADOWS (7)
(max 37)

A DOLMAN is something Turks wear and a DOLMEN is a megalithic tomb.

Round 6: 25, 5, 9, 10, 7, 10. Target: 815.

OT: 815. ((7x10+9)x10+25) (10)
OT: 815. ((10x10)+(7x9))x5) (10)
(max 47)

Round 7: P N S A O A G O T

OT: PAGANS, PANGAS, PANTOS, PONGAS, PONGOS, SATANG, SONATA, TANGAS, TANGOS, TAONGA, TONGAS (6)
(max 53)

Round 8: T R S W E O A Z M

OT: MAESTRO, WARMEST (7)
(max 60)

Round 9: 75, 7, 5, 6, 2, 2. Target: 673.

OT: 673. ((7+2)x75)-2 (10)
(max 70)

Round 10: R P J U U I T M A

OT: ARMPIT, ATRIUM, IMPART, PUJARI (6)
(max 76)

Round 11: M B P P E U O B D

OT: BOMBED, BOPPED, BUMPED, MOBBED, MOPPED, PUBBED, PUMPED (6)
(max 82)

Round 12: F L E I O D R I S

OT: IDOLISER (8)
(max 90)

Round 13: D D I E F M E A D

OT: DIADEMED (8)
(max 98)

Round 14: 25, 6, 1, 9, 3, 6. Target: 910.

OT: 910. (25x6x6)+9+1 (10)
(max 108)

Round 15: T O N I S A B E D

Someone buzzes to say BOTANISED which is correct.
(Final max 118)



COREA recap for Saturday 11 April 2015 - ROUND 5

OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S S P U O I N T U
R02: R H P E I O R F E
R03: 25, 8, 7, 4, 5, 1. Target: 160.
R04: B S G U A E G E D
R05: D S M I A I U O F
R06: 100, 5, 10, 3, 8, 4. Target: 483.
R07: D T O E V W H U S
R08: L F X I A O R T A
R09: 25, 2, 8, 8, 4, 10. Target: 608.
R10: M S R E E R E D E
R11: N L T L E A U O O
R12: J R G E O O D I Y
R13: L P R I A E C A K
R14: 50, 7, 3, 4, 8, 7. Target: 654.
R15: T O N I S H E A L (conundrum)


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Round 1: S S P U O I N T U

OT: PINOUTS, PISTONS, POUSSIN, SINUOUS, SPINOUS, SPINTOS, SUNSPOT, SUNSUIT, UNSTOPS (7)
(max 7)

Round 2: R H P E I O R F E

OT: HEIFER, HEREOF, PREFER, REHIRE, ROPIER (6)
(max 13)

Round 3: 25, 8, 7, 4, 5, 1. Target: 160.

OT: 160. (25-5)x8 (10)
OT: 160. (5+1)x4x7-8 (10)
(max 23)

Round 4: B S G U A E G E D

OT: DEGAGES (7)
(max 30)

A degage, with acute accents on each E, is a ballet move.

Round 5: D S M I A I U O F

OT: DAIMIOS, MAFIOSI (7)
(max 37)

Round 6: 100, 5, 10, 3, 8, 4. Target: 483.

OT: 483. (5x100)-10-4-3
(max 47)

Round 7: D T O E V W H U A

OT: AVOWED, DEVOUT, THAWED, WHATEV (6)
(max 53)

Round 8: L F X I A O R T A

OT: FOXTAIL (7)
(max 60)

Round 9: 25, 2, 8, 8, 4, 10. Target: 608.

OT: 608. (3x8x25)+8 (10)
OT: 608. (8x10-4)x8 (10)
(max 70)


Round 10: M S R E E R E D E

OT: REDEEMERS (18)
(max 88)

Reluctantly the chick and bunny danced for a second time (more than they normally do at COREA).

Round 11: N L T L E A U O O

OT: ATENOLOL (8)
(max 96)

Round 12: J R G E O O D I Y

OT: JOYRIDE (7)
(max 103)

Round 13: L P R I A E C A K

OT: CALIPER, CLARKIA, PICKLER, PRICKLE, REPLICA (7)
(max 110)

Round 14: 50, 7, 3, 4, 8, 7. Target: 654.

OT: 654. (50+8+7)x10+4 (10)
OT: 654. (50-3)x(7+7)-4 (10)
(max 120)

Round 15: T O N I S H E A L

Someone buzzes to say HAILSTONE which is correct.
(Final max 130)

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Tony Atkins » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:21 pm

Graeme Cole wrote:Cheers for organising the event again, Tony.

Incidentally, I've spotted that all the numbers targets come from Countdown finals.
Thanks - yes all the most recent finals.

But did anyone spot the theme on the conundrums?

Answer: They were all 9 letter words I got recently on apterous.

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by Phyl Styles » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:31 pm

Thanks to Tony and all the team for an excellent day, calm and unflurried, warm and friendly. The standard was high, with keen competition at the top. :) :)

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Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:42 pm

Another top day yesterday, Tony. The standard of the players there yesterday was ridiculously high, and the final between Jack and Conor didn't disappoint either.

Onwards and upwards to CO:REA5 next year. ;) :) :D
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