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Woodley Team Countdown 2013 Recaps

Post by Tony Atkins » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:10 am

This was held at Christ Church in Woodley, near Reading. This is the home too of COREA. This was the second
team event for the local non-apterite players to take part in, without the embarassment of not getting good answers
playing by themselves. The first such event was on Saturday 4th September 2010. This event was held on Saturday
17th August 2013 part of a day celebrating my birthday (with a games afternoon and lots of cake). Together both
events raised £125 for the Samaritans.

The players are split at random into four teams of three or four and given a country name - so that they can
wave that country's flag on spotting a conundrum. 2010 was won by team "Ireland". After the 30 seconds the
team have a few more seconds to confer and declare their best answer.

I was the host for 2013, sharing Dictionary Corner with Robert Harman. Putting the letters and numbers
up was Revd Martyn Neads.

Recaps of the two semis and the final below - final cut to 10 rounds to avoid a late finish and allow those
from further away to get home.
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Re: Woodley Team Countdown 2013 Recaps

Post by Tony Atkins » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:11 am

Team Countdown Evening at Christ Church Woodley, 17th August 2013.

Recap of First Semi-Final

C1: Ireland
C2: UK
DC: Tony Atkins (host).
DC: Robert Harman (dictionary corner).
MN: Martyn Neads (letters/number board).
OT: Other words or solutions.


R01: N G A N I D A N I
R02: W Y M Q E E U O R
R03: 25, 100, 8, 2, 4, 10. Target: 976.
R04: V X E J A N R A R
R05: L G T E A P A T O
R06: 75, 100, 6, 3, 5, 1. Target: 707.
R07: W R R E A D H V I
R08: N G E I S F E A M
R09: 75, 100, 2, 10, 6,3. Target: 361.
R10: C M P I U I O N L
R11: S T R U E O F S T
R12: D B R I A U A T E
R13: H L T A E O S S E
R14: 100, 3, 2, 4, 4, 1. Target: 199.
R15: S L I P S T O N E (conundrum)


And now a brief interlude before our main feature:

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Round 1: N G A N I D A N I

C1: ANGINA (6)
C2: AIDING (6)
DC: DINING (6)
OT: DINNAING (8), DINNING (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Round 2: W Y M Q E E U O R

C1: QUEER (5)
C2: QUERY (5)
OT: EMERY (5), MOWER (5), ROQUE (5), WORMY (5)
Score: 11–11 (max 13)

Round 3: 25, 100, 8, 2, 4, 10. Target: 976.

C1: 977.
C2: 976: (100*10)-((8-2)*4) (10)
Score: 11–21 (max 23)

Round 4: V X E J A N R A R

C1: RAVEN (5)
C2: RAVEN (5)
OT: ARENA (5), RAVER (5), VAJRA (5), VARNA (5)
Score: 16-26 (max 28)

Round 5: L G T E A P A T O

C1: TEAPOT (6)
C2: PLEAT (5)
DC: LEGATO (6)
OT: POTTAGE (7), POTAGE (6)
Score: 22–26 (max 35)

Round 6: 75, 100, 6, 3, 5, 1. Target: 707.

C1: 706: mistake in working (-)
C2: 701: mistake in working (-)
DC: 707: (3+5)*75+100+6+1 (10)
Score: 22-26 (max 45)

Round 7: W R R E A D H V I

C1: HARDIER (7)
C2: HEARD (5)
DC: HARRIED (7)
OT: ARRIVED (7), RAWHIDE (7), WHIRRED (7)
Score: 29-26 (max 52)

Round 8: N G E I S F E A M

C1: SEAMING (7)
C2: FAMINES (7)
OT: ENIGMAS (7), GAMINES (7), MANEGES (7), MEANIES (7), NEMESIA (7), SEEMING (7)
Score: 36–33 (max 59)

Round 9: 75, 100, 2, 10, 6,3. Target: 361.

C1: 362: (3x100)+(10x6)+2 (7)
C2: 360: (3x100)+(10x6) (7)
DC: 361: (3*100)+75-10-6+2 (10)
MN: 361: (100+75+10)*2-6-3 (10)
Score: 43-40 (max 69)

Round 10: C M P I U I O N L

C1: LION (4)
C2: IONIC (5)
DC: CLUMP (5)
OT: PULMONIC (8), CIPOLIN (7)
Score: 43–45 (max 77)

Round 11: S T R U E O F S T

C1: FOREST (6)
C2: FORESTS (7)
DC: FOSTERS (7), STOUTER (7)
OT: OUTSERTS (8)
Score: 43–52 (max 85)

Round 12: D B R I A U A T E

C1: DEBUT (5)
C2: BAITER (6)
DC: TRIBADE (7)
OT: AUBRETIA (8), RADIATE (7)
Score: 43–58 (max 93)

Round 13: H L T A E O S S E

C1: thesis (-)
C2: SHOALS (6)
DC: LOATHES (7)
OT: ASSHOLE (7), TOELESS (7), TEASELS (7), OLEATES (7), LEASHES (7), HOSTELS (7), HATLESS (7), ETHOSES (7)
Score: 43–64 (max 100)

Round 14: 100, 3, 2, 4, 4, 1. Target: 199.

C1: 199: (2*100)-1 (10)
C2: 199: (2*100)-1 (10)
Score: 53–74 (max 110)

Round 15: S L I P S T O N E

C1: -
C2: -
OT: POINTLESS (10)

Final Score: 53-74 (max 120)

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Re: Woodley Team Countdown 2013 Recaps

Post by Tony Atkins » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:12 am

Team Countdown Evening at Christ Church Woodley, 17th August 2013.

Recap of Second Semi-Final

C1: Russia
C2: France
DC: Tony Atkins (host).
DC: Robert Harman (dictionary corner).
MN: Martyn Neads (letters/number board).
OT: Other words or solutions.


R01: R A O D N E C P E
R02: B C S N E A S T I
R03: 75, 50, 4, 2, 10, 2. Target: 888.
R04: W S A E G G E N U
R05: O I P H L E U L S
R06: 100, 50, 3, 9, 9, 1. Target: 432.
R07: R R E I S P U L W
R08: A D U A I T L I E
R09: 50, 8, 4, 10, 2,4. Target: 827.
R10: T T O I R Q A D A
R11: R J A E A F T U N
R12: S B M O A A R H E
R13: R E M E F A D A X
R14: 2, 4, 1, 3, 8, 7. Target: 515.
R15: S E E N T W A N G (conundrum)


And now a brief interlude before our main feature:

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Round 1: R A O D N E C P E

C1: creped (-)
C2: PRANCED (7)
DC: CAPERED (7)
OT: ENDOCARP (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8)

Round 2: B C S N E A S T I

C1: CINEAST (7)
C2: STANCES (7)
DC: CABINETS (8), BASCINETS (18)
OT: CINEASTS (8)
Score: 7–14 (max 26)

Round 3: 75, 50, 4, 2, 10, 2. Target: 888.

C1: 888: mistake in working (-)
C2: 885: (100*8)+75+10 (7)
DC: 890: ((4+2)*2*75)-10 (7)
OT: 888: ((50-2)/4)*75-2-10 (10)
Score: 7–21 (max 36)

Round 4: W S A E G G E N U

C1: GAUGES (6)
C2: SEWAGE (6)
DC: ENGAGES (7)
OT: GEEGAWS (7)
Score: 13-27 (max 43)

Round 5: O I P H L E U L S

C1: SPOIL (5)
C2: holies (-)
DC: PILULES (7)
OT: POLLIES (7), HOLLIES (7), UPHILLS (7), HULLOES (7)
Score: 18–27 (max 50)

Round 6: 100, 50, 3, 9, 9, 1. Target: 432.

C1: 432: (4*100)+50-9-9 (10)
C2: 432: (4*100)+50-9-9 (10)
DC: 432: (50-3+1)*9 (10)
Score: 28-37 (max 60)

Round 7: R R E I S P U L W

C1: RULERS (6)
C2: priser (-)
DC: PLIERS (6)
OT: SURLIER (7), PURLERS (7)
Score: 34-37 (max 67)

Round 8: A D U A I T L I E

C1: TAILED (6)
C2: ADULATE (7)
OT: LAAITIE (7)
Score: 34–44 (max 74)

Round 9: 50, 8, 4, 10, 2,4. Target: 827.

C1: 826: (50+(4/4))*8*2+10 (7)
C2: 826: (50+(8*4))*10+2+4 (7)
DC: 828: (50+(8*4))*10+(2*4) (7)
OT: 827: ((50*4)+8)*4)-(10/2) (10)
Score: 41-51 (max 84)

Round 10: T T O I R Q A D A

C1: ADROIT (6)
C2: ADROIT (6)
OT: TARIQAT (7)
Score: 47–57 (max 91)

Round 11: R J A E A F T U N

C1: JAUNT (5)
C2: RAFT (4)
DC: AFTER (5), JUNTA (5)
OT: NATURE (6)
Score: 52–57 (max 97)

Round 12: S B M O A A R H E

C1: MASHER (6)
C2: MASHER (6)
DC: AMBERS (6), HOMBRES (7)
OT: EARBASH (7), BRAHMAS (7), AMOEBAS (7), SAMBHAR (7)
Score: 58–63 (max 104)

Round 13: R E M E F A D A X

C1: FRAMED (6)
C2: DEFAMER (7)
OT: AFEARED (7)
Score: 58–70 (max 111)

Round 14: 2, 4, 1, 3, 8, 7. Target: 515.

C1: 505.
C2: 515: (1+7)*8*4*2+3 (10)
Score: 58–80 (max 121)

Round 15: S E E N T W A N G

C1: -
C2: -
OT: NEWSAGENT (10)

Final Score: 58-80 (max 131)

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Re: Woodley Team Countdown 2013 Recaps

Post by Tony Atkins » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:12 am

Team Countdown Evening at Christ Church Woodley, 17th August 2013.

Recap of Final

Played over 10 rounds as short on time.

C1: UK (1 win, 74 points.)
C2: France (1 win, 80 points.)
DC: Tony Atkins (host).
DC: Robert Harman (dictionary corner).
MN: Martyn Neads (letters/number board).
OT: Other words or solutions.


R01: M R E E A S N I X
R02: G R G E I O S A Q
R03: 50, 7, 4, 3, 1, 10. Target: 283.
R04: R L L A A E W G E
R05: M S S E E D W E O
R06: 25, 100, 1, 6, 8, 2. Target: 636.
R07: S M O A V T U L O
R08: R C A A N D E S A
R09: 100, 8, 9, 4, 1, 10. Target: 252.
R10: A M O D E L A R M (conundrum)


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Round 1: M R E E A S N I X

C1: REMAINS (7)
C2: REMAINS (7)
DC: EXAMINERS (18)
OT: MARINES (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 18)

Round 2: G R G E I O S A Q

C1: SOGGIER (7)
C2: GORGES (6)
DC: SAGGIER (7)
Score: 14–7 (max 25)

Round 3: 50, 7, 4, 3, 1, 10. Target: 283.

C1: 283: (4*7*10)+3 (10)
C2: 283: (4*50)+((7+1)*10)+3 (10)
Score: 24–17 (max 35)

Round 4: R L L A A E W G E

C1: LARGE (5)
C2: WAGER (5)
OT: REGALE, LAAGER, ALLEGE, GALEAE, GALERE (6)
Score: 29-22 (max 41)

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

C1: MESSED (6)
C2: SEEMED (6)
DC: DOWSES, SWEDES (6)
OT: MOSSED, MEOWED (6)
Score: 35–28 (max 47)

Round 6: 25, 100, 1, 6, 8, 2. Target: 636.

C1: 636: (100+6)*(8-2) (10)
C2: 636: (100*6)+25+1+2+8 (10)
Score: 45–38 (max 57)

Round 7: S M O A V T U L O

C1: VAULTS (6)
C2: MOATS (5)
DC: MOULTS (6)
OT: ALMOST, STOMAL (6)
Score: 51–38 (max 63)

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

C1: DANCERS (7)
C2: SCARED (6)
OT: DRACAENAS (18)
Score: 58–38 (max 81)

Round 9: 100, 8, 9, 4, 1, 10. Target: 252.

C1: -
C2: 252: ((100/4)*10)+9-8+1 (10)
OT: ((8*9)-10+1)*4
Score: 58–48 (max 91)

Round 10: A M O D E L A R M

C1: -
C2: -
MN: MELODRAMA (10)
Final Score: 58-48 (max 101)

Congrats to the winning team: Maggie, Jim, Mary and Beryl.

Heather Styles

Re: Woodley Team Countdown 2013 Recaps

Post by Heather Styles » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:06 pm

Belated happy birthday, Tony - it sounds as if you had a good time. Well done to the winning team (I like the idea of team Countdown).

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