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by Graeme Cole
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1302
Views: 226997

Re: Ask Graeme?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:45 pm
OK. But what's the idea with using random threads to post your posts in?
Authentication. If he didn't then we might not believe it was really him.
by Graeme Cole
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1302
Views: 226997

Re: Ask Graeme?

Both of the losers of the S80 semifinals never declared a 9 during their time on the show. Is this the furthest any player has advanced without doing so, or do some runners-up (even winners?) fit the bill? (exc. CoC, Masters or special games). It's happened before many times. Joyce Cansfield, Darry...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Controversial Musical Opinions.
Replies: 20
Views: 376

Re: Controversial Musical Opinions.

An "octave" no more has eight notes than a week has eight days.
by Graeme Cole
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1302
Views: 226997

Re: Ask Graeme?

Edit - Something that the database probably could answer - what is the break down of probabilities of each length of word being the max, and for each length, what is the average number of words of the max length? I can only do the first bit. For each letters round the database stores the most point...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1302
Views: 226997

Re: Ask Graeme?

1. In light of today's players scoring 0 on the numbers rounds overall, is this a new record? Today was the first 15 rounder with no points scored on numbers. This applies to both 15-round formats - previously the lowest total numbers score for an episode was 7 for the current format (four numbers ...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it
Replies: 249
Views: 87066

Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Strikes me that an easyish way to make cheating more difficult might be to prevent copy from the letters, and paste in to the answer box. I can't think of a single instance where you'd legitimately need to do this. I copied and pasted my declaration in round 16 of this duel in 2017. Entirely legiti...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 490
Views: 85807

Re: Politics in General

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:25 am
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:15 pm

I still think PR is preferable to what we have now. And we'd also have a decent number of Greens etc.
However, you have to watch out for nonsense like this.
I still think Caroline Lucas' proposed cabinet is preferable to what we have now.
by Graeme Cole
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Code of Conduct
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: FOCAL Code of Conduct

"All participants attending the event must sign a code of conduct" Would a better solution not be that signing up to the event constitutes a commitment to abide by it, rather than asking for signatures at the start of the day? Yes, I agree. If applying a code of conduct to events is as easy as putt...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 27)
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 27)

Congratulations to Corrina on eight wins. Here's an unusual Countdown first, which I post merely as a curiosity and not as any kind of comment on the ability of either player - I just thought it was interesting. When a player declares the length of their word but then doesn't offer a word, as Chris ...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 16)
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 16)

Toby McDonald wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:41 pm
MANSWORE in R10
Bravo. :lol:
by Graeme Cole
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Spoilers for Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)

Bit of a tedious comment but I think the "crucial conundrum" lighting has changed. I quite enjoyed today's game- likeable contestants and a bit nip and tuck..... You're right, it's red. The final's crucial conundrum lighting was the usual purpley-magenta colour, also known as Calpol. This episode w...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)
Replies: 24
Views: 3770

Re: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)

Fantastic final, both of you. I'm glad I avoided spoilers for this final, although after Elliott's octorun if anyone had spoilered it I probably wouldn't have believed them that anyone else could have won the Elliott Mellor show. Huge congratulations, Dinos. And Elliott, despite today, you're one of...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 3737

Re: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)

Hang on, why are we talking about MOHAIRS when we should be talking about Nick's claim that Fiona's octotal was 520?
by Graeme Cole
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 3737

Re: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)

It's completely ridiculous the number of times Susie has switched on MOHAIRS; in its most recent appearance, she allowed it: http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_6376 I can recall Tom Conlon (Horace) having mohairs disallowed in 2013, but something makes me think it's been allowed on the show since. ht...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 11054

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Ashton Hancock wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:58 pm
Ronan M Higginson wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:51 pm
I WILL NOT BE FORCED BY AN 11 YEAR OLD KID TO ATTEND A STUPID DIRTY FAKE EVENT. TAKE ME OFF THE LIST!!!!!!!!!!
I am not 11 and this is a real event
Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realise. Happy 12th birthday!
by Graeme Cole
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 11054

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Ronan M Higginson wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:51 pm
I WILL NOT BE FORCED BY AN 11 YEAR OLD KID TO ATTEND A STUPID DIRTY FAKE EVENT. TAKE ME OFF THE LIST!!!!!!!!!!
Ronan, stop worrying. Just because your name is on a list, what's he going to do, bundle you into a van and take you to Rotherham against your will?
by Graeme Cole
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 11054

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Ashton Hancock wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:47 pm
Ronan M Higginson wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:46 pm
I'M NOT COMING ASHTON, KNOCK ME OFF THE LIST
You said you are so you can’t pull out now Dinos was only joking
I'd love to know how you plan to enforce this.
by Graeme Cole
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 11054

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Yesterday Ashton was publicly claiming that his event was a FOCAL event, and in PM to me he insisted Jeff had approved it. It didn't take much effort to find out that this was a lie. You can imagine how surprised I am at this latest development. Graeme stop this I know Dinos and Jen doesn’t he is m...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 11054

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Yesterday Ashton was publicly claiming that his event was a FOCAL event, and in PM to me he insisted Jeff had approved it. It didn't take much effort to find out that this was a lie.

You can imagine how surprised I am at this latest development.
by Graeme Cole
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 11054

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Ashton Hancock wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:35 pm
I am delighted to announce that Dinos Sfyris will be my Co-Host for this event
Can't wait to see his reaction when he finds out.
by Graeme Cole
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 11054

Re: Countdown In Rotherham 2019

Games to be played: At least 12, plus a separate Grand Final for the top 2. What, 12 games in total? Normally people are more interested in how many games each person will play. COLON doesn't advertise itself as "198 games plus the final", because that number depends on how many people show up. Usu...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4934

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

At this point posting a public message seems the obvious next step I agree with this..... and I can't see anything in Cathy's post that seems unreasonable in the circumstances. ...but not this. You don't think essentially saying I think you might be a paedo is a bit too brusque, considering? If con...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4934

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

Right well congratulations Cathy for beating up on the vulnerable minor; had Ashton actually been a lonely or unwell man in accordance with your theory, and you pushed him over and flexed over him in this way, imagine what a lovely person you would have come across as. While I applaud your obviousl...
by Graeme Cole
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) 2019 - Saturday 8th June
Replies: 3
Views: 8129

Re: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) 2019 - Saturday 8th June

I shook my laptop and this fell out. STANDINGS Players are ranked by wins, then points. P W Pts 1 Rob Foster 6 6 373 2 Bradley Horrocks 6 5 359 3 Tom Carey 6 4 360 4 Tom Cappleman 6 4 345 5 Jonathan de Souza 6 4 315 6 Ben Wilson 6 4 310 7 Graeme Cole 6 4 303 7 Oli Garner 6 4 303 9 Jeff Clayton 6 3 3...
by Graeme Cole
Tue May 28, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)
Replies: 11
Views: 1794

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)

ENSILAGES in Round 10. Countdown has finally gone green by dropping the usage of paper (At long last!) and going with a permanent whiteboard! The writing is harder to see on the new permanent whiteboard. :( Couldn't they use the magnetic numbers with the blue background and symbols instead? It look...
by Graeme Cole
Sun May 26, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1302
Views: 226997

Re: Ask Graeme?

Found a couple recorded as 30s ( http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_4419 and this wonderfully ironic entry http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_761 ) Those two and these two are the only correct 30 second buzzes I have in the database. http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_1349 - probably just after the time ...
by Graeme Cole
Fri May 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)
Replies: 24
Views: 2794

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)

Does this all call into question the accuracy of the buzzing system in other close situations? I've always wondered if there might be a bias towards one of the buzzers anyway, and as long as it's pressed within, say, 0.2 seconds of the other one, it will "win". I can believe that if both buzzers ar...
by Graeme Cole
Fri May 24, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 27
Views: 4819

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Who is going to take over for maternity leave ? Might not be necessary. Countdown is recorded unusually far in advance of broadcast at the moment - usually it's a few weeks, currently it's a few months (perhaps for this very reason?). They've got so many episodes in the bank they could have a huge ...
by Graeme Cole
Thu May 23, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)
Replies: 24
Views: 2794

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)

The conundrum originally wasn't this and the slowness was in part due to me being a bit flustered by a bit of controversy. It was originally MOUSEFLLY, and both of us buzzed in at virtually the exact same time (around a second) - there was some debate as to who was first before it being decided tha...
by Graeme Cole
Sat May 18, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 31
Views: 4270

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)

Well, I guess most people felt sorry for John, as I did - until he picked 3 large in the penultimate round. What was he playing at? OK, I appreciate he almost certainly didn't know the record was in reach, but it must have been obvious that Elliot was on for a fantastic score. Why potentially make ...
by Graeme Cole
Sun May 12, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London (CO:LON) 2019 - Saturday 11th May 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 8955

Re: Countdown in London (CO:LON) 2019 - Saturday 11th May 2019

Did someone order some results? Come on, one of you ordered some results. Don't make me take them back to the kitchen. STANDINGS Players are ranked by wins, then points. P W Pts 1 Graeme Cole 6 5 392 2 Conor Travers 6 5 386 3 Jack Worsley 6 5 382 4 Giles Hutchings 6 5 370 5 Zarte Siempre 6 5 368 6 J...
by Graeme Cole
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 566
Views: 106130

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who draw horizontal lines through their 7s.
by Graeme Cole
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 433
Views: 64731

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:48 pm
Do you ever get spam e-mails that say they are from someone you know but are actually just from a spam address? And do your friends get e-mails supposedly from you in the same way? How does this happen, and should we be worried about it?
Nothing to worry about at all.

Regards,

Matt.
by Graeme Cole
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA - Reading - 20th April 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 4855

Re: COREA - Reading - 20th April 2019

In please.

Tony, are you a member of the "Co Events - Organisers and Attendees" Facebook group? I think it'd be worthwhile to post about the event there. There are loads of people on that group who don't read C4C.
by Graeme Cole
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Easy numbers rounds
Replies: 3
Views: 1522

Re: Easy numbers rounds

I'm not aware of a contestant doing it, but from memory I think Richard Whiteley did on one occasion. He said "I was trying to do it a clever way..." or something like that.
by Graeme Cole
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown
Replies: 21
Views: 5269

Re: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

Excitement at Co:Marathon after six years as Table 1 announce they've only got one game left to play.

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by Graeme Cole
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 23)
Replies: 2
Views: 1249

Spoilers for Friday 22nd February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 23)

No spoiler thread for Friday's episode? Perhaps we're all discussing it on Dinos's Facebook feed instead.
by Graeme Cole
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 490
Views: 85807

Re: Politics in General

I thought it was illegal in international law to leave someone stateless; if so, that should be the end of it regardless of the court of public opinion. Sure today it's an ISIS bride, but who will it be next? Given how recent something like Windrush is, I absolutely dread to think what this governm...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Recording Countdown to keep
Replies: 7
Views: 2154

Re: Recording Countdown to keep

If I want to record something off the TV to keep, I normally record it on my computer using a USB TV dongle, such as this. Mine isn't that specific one, but it's similar.
by Graeme Cole
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 28th January 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 2319

Re: Spoilers for 28th January 2019

Keith Bennett wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:25 pm
On the Wiki this episode is included under "Episodes affected by administrative errors", but no reason's given. Anyone know why?
That is the administrative error.
by Graeme Cole
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 131
Views: 35715

Re: Only Connect

Just when I thought I had worked out how the Only Connect heats system works, it throws a complete curveball. Surely tonight's game should have been between the Dicers and the Forrests, both of whom won their opening games? What does the withdrawal of the Dragons have to do with it? The Dragons sho...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)
Replies: 33
Views: 5354

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)

Is it Tim Morrissey? I had his name in mind anyway and that description sounds right. If so, "obscure enough"? And I thought you were a scholar of the game. Yes, it's Tim Morrissey. And yes, I had to look him up because I'm not Robbo. Are you saying I am? I didn't do any research for your question!...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)
Replies: 33
Views: 5354

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:13 am
Is it Tim Morrissey? I had his name in mind anyway and that description sounds right.

If so, "obscure enough"? And I thought you were a scholar of the game.
Yes, it's Tim Morrissey. And yes, I had to look him up because I'm not Robbo.
by Graeme Cole
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)
Replies: 33
Views: 5354

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)

Yeah, that game was very much my basis for thought as Xicount + CoC is between 13 and 15 games (depending on which CoC it was), so you're also looking for someone who did either the SC, 30BC, or both, and probably a Masters game / special... This person appeared 21 times between 1989 and 1996. They...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)
Replies: 33
Views: 5354

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)

Conor would be one of course. Allan Saldanha and Darryl Francis? Very close. Conor Travers and Allan Saldanha are two of the three, but Darryl Francis only played 20 games. The remaining one is someone obscure enough that when I saw the name I didn't immediately recognise it and had to look it up o...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)
Replies: 33
Views: 5354

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)

Conor would be one of course. Allan Saldanha and Darryl Francis? Very close. Conor Travers and Allan Saldanha are two of the three, but Darryl Francis only played 20 games. The remaining one is someone obscure enough that when I saw the name I didn't immediately recognise it and had to look it up o...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)
Replies: 33
Views: 5354

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)

Congratulations Bradley on making the final, and congratulations Zarte on becoming the first CoC and series winner since Graham Nash in 2003. As well as breaking the highest score record in the quarter-final, Zarte has also equalled the record for the most games played. Only he and three other playe...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV & Hangover results
Replies: 6
Views: 2484

Re: COLIN XV & Hangover results

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:38 am
You've missed the most important part! Where's the Challonge link for the darts tournament??
Challonge link for the Saturday darts tournament

Don't know about the Friday one.
by Graeme Cole
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV & Hangover results
Replies: 6
Views: 2484

Re: COLIN XV & Hangover results

Many thanks to Ben for putting together COLIN weekend again. The event runs so well that it's easy to forget what a huge amount of work goes into it behind the scenes to make it like that. Incidentally, if any of you tried the Noughtword puzzle in the puzzle magazine, and would prefer a version with...
by Graeme Cole
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 81
Views: 19750

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Ah, I've only just noticed that incorrect predictions have been interpreted as a scale rather than a number... is this right? For instance, Jen's predicted a 17-point win for Stephen against 'Maus, but there's an argument to say this should be interpreted as "2 away + incorrect result" (36 pts), no...
by Graeme Cole
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 31072

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

The list of things from that thing... STANDINGS (before final) Players are ranked by wins, then points. P W Pts 1 Bradley Horrocks 6 6 391 2 Jack Worsley 6 5 411 3 Rob Foster 6 5 382 4 Dylan Taylor 6 5 365 5 Zarte Siempre 6 5 363 6 Callum Todd 6 5 361 7 Tom Chafer-Cook 6 4 386 8 Jon O'Neill 6 4 384 ...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)
Replies: 40
Views: 5745

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)

Congratulations, both of you. Such a great game, people still talk about it to this day.
by Graeme Cole
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 31072

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Up to 45 now with the addition of COLIN I veteran Anthony Endsor! We are actually in danger of maybe needing some more sets... Judging by Anthony's sense of direction, you might want to post a set to the capital of Nebraska. :o It happened! It finally happened! Someone found a use for knowing the U...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 29
Views: 10633

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:45 am
What I meant was the contestant could be put in a position where they go, internally, "well, Graeme and Jon will know this, and I have to phone a friend, but since Graeme will cost me more than Jon, I'll go with Jon."
Then Graeme overpriced himself. More fool him.
by Graeme Cole
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 81
Views: 19750

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Position Name Prediction Points Total Points 3 Graeme Cole ZS (5) 78 231 Bwahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahaha hahahahahaha :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Position Name Prediction Points Total Points 12 Graeme Cole MH (15) -60 171 hahaha Position Name Prediction Points Total Points 16 Graeme Cole A...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 29
Views: 10633

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

I'd just find the appropriate number of real friends instead. Certainly I'd ask for something, but as a gesture of goodwill rather than make it a condition of my vocal appearance. If I were called for the £32k question on a 10% "tariff" as per Fowler's suggestion but I am then ignored and they get ...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 31072

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

James Robinson wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:46 pm
James Laverty wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:18 pm
What's the situation with game sets this year? Can bring mine if needed
And the even bigger question...., is the dartboard at the Fox & Hounds still the evil Lincoln style one :!: :!: :?: :?:
Yes, personally I prefer the Bristol style dartboard.
by Graeme Cole
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 29
Views: 10633

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

I remember reading somewhere that one of the Chasers/Eggheads (can't remember which, and it was years ago so possibly before they became that) was once approached by an acquaintance and offered a flat fee to be their phone-a-friend. The Chaseegg rejected the proposal, arguing that a fairer price wou...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 81
Views: 19750

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Thomas Carey wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:55 pm
At the foot of the table, my stupidly high margin predictions (which sadly don't stop here...) make me currently be losing to Graeme's random chance. Fantastic.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Graeme Cole
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 29
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Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

(copy-pasted from Facebook's Quiz Discussion Group) Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but is there any reason to keep the 30-second time limit on phone-a-friend? It made sense 20 years ago, when it was the only thing stopping the friend from leafing through reference books. But now they've got Se...