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by James Robinson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3378

Re: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

So, the Top 20 has been revealed, and if you want to see how it all went, go here.

If you don’t care, go to the highlighted bit below... :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

Countdown came joint 10th, along with !mpossible. Only Connect was the winner.
by James Robinson
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 79
Views: 6171

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

Have you tried channel 4? I have it recorded under the normal regime for daily Countdown! Presumably that's why there are no spoilers for these games. You mean just record it off the telly? I haven't done that sort of thing for years! I'm not sure if I'll fit a VHS tape in! There is a thing called ...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 79
Views: 6171

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

Looks like it's Champion of Champions XIV starting tomorrow for the next 3 weeks...

And the More4 shows seem to have vanished too...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 132
Views: 14578

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

Grand Final 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by two points (from 149 to 151) if played today, as there was a 7 available in Round 11 and an 8 available in Round 13, that weren't around in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R1: HAPTENIC, PANTHEIC R2: GLUMOSE, MOILERS, MORGIES, MOULIES, MULIER...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 28th 2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3901

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 28th 2013

Semi-Final 2 2020 Word Update The max would have stayed the same if played today, for only the fifth time in this series. WHICH IS BRILLIANT, AS THIS MAX GAME IS THE ONLY ONE OF THE FIVE THAT WAS ACHIEVED DURING THIS SERIES THAT SURVIVED THE TEST OF TIME!!! :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 27th 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 4700

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 27th 2013

Semi-Final 1 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by three points (from 126 to 129) if played today, as there was a 7 available in Round 13 and 8's available in Rounds 7 & 12 that weren't around in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R2: RHAGONS, ROHUNAS R6: DIVIER R7: UNREMOTE (increases MAX fro...
by James Robinson
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 26th 2013
Replies: 41
Views: 5949

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 26th 2013

Quarter-Final 4 2020 Word Update The max would have stayed the same if played today, for only the fourth time in this series. 8-) 8-) 8-) New Words Now Allowed: R2: MYRONATE, ROMANITE R3: REHAULED R6: GLUMOSE, SUBMOVE R7: MANRIDER, RADIOMEN, REORDAIN R8: REJOINTS, ROSETING R9: REQUOTE R13: PILOTI, ...
by James Robinson
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 25th 2013
Replies: 49
Views: 5459

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 25th 2013

Quarter-Final 3 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by five (from 119 to 124), if played today, as there was a 7 available in Round 6 and there were 8's available in Rounds 2, 3 & 11, that weren't available in 2013. And yet again, a potential MAX GAME would be denied before the end of the...
by James Robinson
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 132
Views: 14578

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

How fitting that the final is being repeated on the 15th anniversary of the passing of Richard Whiteley...😢😢😢
by James Robinson
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: TBC - CO:WY 2020 - Countdown In West Yorkshire - Saturday 5th September 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 2492

Re: TBC - CO:WY 2020 - Countdown In West Yorkshire - Saturday 5th September 2020

Hopefully. I would probably go if it's on, I haven't been to a co-event in 5 years (!) and need to start going again. But I'm quite pessimistic about the whole situation. I can certainly understand the pessimism, but I’d like to hope that things will be better within the next 11 weeks...🤞🤞🤞 The thi...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 2013
Replies: 81
Views: 7711

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 2013

Quarter-Final 2 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by TWELVE (from 122 to 134), if played today, as there were 8's available in Rounds 3 & 11, as well as a 9 in Round 2, that weren't available in 2013. That also would've meant that Jon's MAX GAME would've gone very quickly... New Words N...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 21st 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2928

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 21st 2013

Quarter-Final 1 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by three (from 119 to 122), if played today, as there was a 6 available in Round 4, a 7 available in Round 6 and an 8 available in Round 8, that weren't available in 2013. NOTE: VIDEOES would've been allowed in R13 in this episode in 201...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 20th 2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2494

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 20th 2013

Second Round Game 8 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by three (from 117 to 120), if played today, as there were 8's available in Rounds 1, 11 & 12, that weren't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R1: PROTEIDE, TROPHIED (increases MAX from 7 to 8) R2: BRUNIES, NERIUMS, RUBINES, U...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 19th 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1741

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 19th 2013

Second Round Game 7 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by three (from 117 to 120), if played today, as there was a 6 available in Round 6, and 8's available in Rounds 1 & 3, that weren't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R1: MONERANS, NONAMERS, SONARMEN (increases MAX from 7 to 8...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 6317

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 2013

Second Round Game 6 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by one (from 120 to 121), if played today, as there was an 8 available in Round 7, that wasn't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R2: ADAMITE, MATAPIE R3: HOGNEL, PELONG, PLOGUE, POGHUE, PUNGLE R4: OTRIADS R6: ALAMIRES, ALMAGR...
by James Robinson
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: TBC - CO:WY 2020 - Countdown In West Yorkshire - Saturday 5th September 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 2492

Re: TBC - CO:WY 2020 - Countdown In West Yorkshire - Saturday 5th September 2020

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:42 am
Hopefully. I would probably go if it's on, I haven't been to a co-event in 5 years (!) and need to start going again. But I'm quite pessimistic about the whole situation.
I can certainly understand the pessimism, but I’d like to hope that things will be better within the next 11 weeks...🤞🤞🤞
by James Robinson
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: TBC - CO:WY 2020 - Countdown In West Yorkshire - Saturday 5th September 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 2492

TBC - CO:WY 2020 - Countdown In West Yorkshire - Saturday 5th September 2020

TIME FOR PROJECT RESTART.... (HOPEFULLY) ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) COVID-19 has been so awful, and has decimated the FOCAL 2020 calendar, but providing that everything is back to a decent sort of normality...., we intend to restart the CO-event calendar in Countdown 's spiritual home of West Yorkshire...
by James Robinson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 111
Views: 5415

Re: Joke Items

Callum Todd wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:55 pm
VAR.
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by James Robinson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3378

Re: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

As you can see from the video put up last night... COUNTDOWN IS IN THE FINAL!!!! The other 19 finalists are: Blockbusters, Bullseye, Catchphrase, Duel, Fifteen To One, Gladiators, !mpossible, Only Connect, Pointless, Richard Osman’s House Of Games, Robot Wars, Taskmaster, The Chase, The Crystal Maze...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday June 25th 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1531

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday June 25th 2013

Replacement Game 2020 Word Update Since this show was broadcast instead of the scheduled one, here's the update for this one, which was shown in the same year as the 30BC. The max of this game would have increased by two (from 124 to 126), as there were 8's available in Rounds 2 and 12, that weren'...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 15th 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 5594

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 15th 2013

Second Round Game 5 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by TWELVE (from 140 to 152), if played today, as there was a 7 available in Round 6, an 8 available in Round 1, and a 9 available in Round 9, that weren't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R1: UNRAILED (increases MAX from 7 t...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2013
Replies: 66
Views: 6005

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2013

Second Round Game 4 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by FIVE (from 119 to 124), if played today, as there was a 7 available in Round 2, and there were 8's available in Rounds 7, 9, 11 & 12, that weren't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R1: AGNISED, FAGINES, GADINES, PANDIES, P...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 13th 2013
Replies: 44
Views: 5516

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 13th 2013

Second Round Game 3 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by two (from 119 to 121), if played today, as there were 8's available in Rounds 2 & 13, that weren't available in 2013. It also means that Conor's MAX GAME would've been gone before the first break too... New Words Now Allowed: R2: ...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 12th 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2293

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 12th 2013

Second Round Game 2 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by one (from 130 to 131), if played today, as there was a seven available in Round 1, that wasn't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R1: APHONIC (increases MAX from 6 to 7) R2: ADONISE, PANDIES, PANSIED, PEDIONS R3: AGELAST, A...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 11th 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2731

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 11th 2013

Second Round Game 1 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by TWELVE (from 128 to 140), if played today, as there were 8's available in Round 9, and a NINE available in Round 8, that weren't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R7: USAGERS R8: PLATINITE (increases MAX from 8 to 18!!!) R...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 8th 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2884

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 8th 2013

First Round Game 15 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by one (from 115 to 116), if played today, as there was 7's available in Round 4, that weren't available in 2013. Notably, Andrew would've had UNMIXES allowed in Round 12 if played today, so instead of losing by 7 points, he'd have w...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 7th 2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2915

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 7th 2013

First Round Game 15 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by ELEVEN (from 118 to 129), if played today, as there was a 7 available in Round 11 and there was a NINE available in Round 2, that wasn't available in 2013. Notably, Darryl would've had GROUPLETS allowed today, so the final score w...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 6th 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 5833

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 6th 2013

First Round Game 14 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by four (from 119 to 123), if played today, as there was a 7 available in Round 13 and there were 8's available in Rounds 1 and 4, that weren't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R1: JUDICATE (increases MAX from 6 to 8!) R3: P...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013
Replies: 86
Views: 12952

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013

First Round Game 13 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by three (from 152 to 155), if played today, as there were 8's available in Rounds 4, 9 and 12, that weren't available in 2013. Most notably, Jack's offering of SPOUSING would've been allowed today, so the final scored would've been ...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 4th 2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3844

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 4th 2013

First Round Game 12 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by two (from 128 to 130), if played today, as there were 8's available in Rounds 2 and 3, that weren't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R2: IDEATUMS, MESQUITA (increases MAX from 7 to 8) R3: PONASKED (increases MAX from 7 to...
by James Robinson
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 7th 2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2915

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 7th 2013

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:34 pm
Sounds like someone was watching the end of Casino Royale when setting that, with the rather ridiculous line “if you’d just been born, wouldn’t you be naked?”.
Sorry to be pedantic, but that line was said about half an hour before the end of the film...😛😛😛
by James Robinson
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: SIGN-UPS SUSPENDED: Countdown in Edinburgh (CoEdi5) - Saturday 27th June 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 9806

Re: SIGN-UPS SUSPENDED: Countdown in Edinburgh (CoEdi5) - Saturday 27th June 2020

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:51 pm
Jason William Larsen wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:27 pm
Excellent! Good for Callum!
Looking at the context, I think he means "go" as in not happen. As in go away, disappear.
Yeah, that.
by James Robinson
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: SIGN-UPS SUSPENDED: Countdown in Edinburgh (CoEdi5) - Saturday 27th June 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 9806

Re: SIGN-UPS SUSPENDED: Countdown in Edinburgh (CoEdi5) - Saturday 27th June 2020

Jason William Larsen wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:55 pm
It's getting late for Callum to let people know whether the event is canceled or not.

Is Britain still in quarantine?
It’s slightly freer than it was, Jason. But, travel is only being suggested for essential travel purposes, so I feel that this is going to go...☹️☹️☹️
by James Robinson
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3378

Re: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

Ha, they had to reset the whole damn thing! How many times did you vote, James?! :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol: :oops: ;) Only the one involving Countdown’s group, the other one has only one minor irregularity, so that wasn’t seen as dodgy. Apparently, a lot of people just voted for one show, rather...
by James Robinson
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3378

Re: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

Interesting update....

Semifinal 2 (the one with Countdown in it) has been voided due to numerous spoilt ballots, so it is being redone for 24 hours, with only one vote per Google account.

Anyone who wants to vote, go here: https://twitter.com/roarjustice/status/ ... 56259?s=21
by James Robinson
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 269
Views: 96935

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Die Another Day was on ITV just now. Easily the worst Bond film. He has an invisible car ffs! Also, the scene where he windsurfs on a tsunami is embarrassing. This movie could have killed off the franchise. In a way it did, cos it then rebooted and then we had Casino Royale, one of the best (in my ...
by James Robinson
Fri May 29, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 1st 2013
Replies: 62
Views: 6789

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 1st 2013

First Round Game 11 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by three (from 130 to 133), if played today, as there was an 8 available in round 4, and 7's available in Rounds 9 and 11 that weren't available in 2013. That also would've meant that Kirk's MAX GAME would've potentially ended before...
by James Robinson
Fri May 29, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday January 31st 2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4902

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday January 31st 2013

First Round Game 10 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by two (from 118 to 120), if played today, as there was a 6 available in Round 8 and an 8 was available in round 9, that weren't available in 2013. That also would've meant that Graeme's potential MAX GAME would've ended much earlier...
by James Robinson
Thu May 28, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3378

VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

Come on everyone, it’s time to vote for Countdown to be the best UK game show EVER :!: :!: :!: ;) :) :D 8-) :mrgreen: :geek: :ugeek: Last year, Ben Justice, a question setter and game show creator compiled a list of his top 100 UK TV game shows ever, and shockingly omitted Countdown from the list!!!...
by James Robinson
Wed May 27, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 30th 2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2298

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 30th 2013

First Round Game 9 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by TWENTY (from 125 to 145), if played today, as there were two 9's available in Rounds 3 & 11, that wasn't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R2: FLOATIES R3: ENCODABLE (increases MAX from 8 to 18) R7: UNPRAISE R11: PYODERMIA ...
by James Robinson
Wed May 27, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 29th 2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2690

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 29th 2013

First Round Game 8 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by one (from 134 to 135), if played today, as there was an 8 available in Round 4, that wasn't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R2: AFIONS, SAFING R3: MEGAPOD, OPTATED. PAGEDOM R4: MINCEURS (increases MAX from 7 to 8) R7: ABR...
by James Robinson
Wed May 27, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday January 28th 2013 (Birthday R32 #7)
Replies: 33
Views: 4350

Re: Spoilers for Monday January 28th 2013 (Birthday R32 #7)

First Round Game 7 2020 Word Update

For only the third time so far in this series, the max would have remained as it was in 2013 at 134.

New Words Now Allowed:

R4: ABRASING
R8: ALPEENS, PANELES, UNPEELS
R9: RODDAMS
R11: REBRING, VERBING
R12: TRADIES
R13: OVERSALT
by James Robinson
Tue May 26, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 79
Views: 6171

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

Well, when the second "replaced" episode is shown , it looks like it's going to be replaced with Rachel's 1000th show . Also, I've noticed that More4 are also starting show older episodes of Countdown at 6:05pm, starting this coming Monday with this episode from Series 78 . The weird and wonderful w...
by James Robinson
Mon May 25, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 209
Views: 78472

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 10:22 pm
Sam Cappleman-Lynes got a bronze pencil for ROBBO in an English game.
Shame I had no idea it was in the dictionary... :P :P :P
by James Robinson
Mon May 25, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive thanks !
Replies: 44
Views: 6904

Re: A massive thanks !

Scrolling back a bit on that page, I saw the comment from Peter Arps (11 May 2012) - I can't tell if it's serious, a troll, a letter to the Daily Telegraph that got misrouted, or what. Peter Arps = Mr. P Arps :D You think that's bad...., look who the editor of the Huddersfield Examiner is.... :oops...
by James Robinson
Fri May 22, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday January 25th 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 5665

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday January 25th 2013

First Round Game 6 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by two (from 137 to 139), if played today, as there were 7's available in Rounds 4 & 11, that weren't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R4: REBEGUN (increases MAX from 6 to 7) R7: DUNNERS, RADEAUS R11: IDEATUM (increases MAX f...
by James Robinson
Thu May 21, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday January 24th 2013 (Birthday R32 #5)
Replies: 31
Views: 3236

Re: Spoilers for Thursday January 24th 2013 (Birthday R32 #5)

First Round Game 5 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by one (from 119 to 120), if played today, as there were 8's available in Round 9, that weren't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R2: ALVEUS, HAVELS, HAZLES R3: JARGER R7: YOGISMS R8: ACNODAL, LOCANDA R9: POUNDMEN, ROUNDMEN, U...
by James Robinson
Wed May 20, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, SF2)
Replies: 13
Views: 3426

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, SF2)

Replacement Game 2020 Word Update Since this show was broadcast instead of the scheduled one, I thought I'd see how a 3 year gap would work.... Interestingly, there's only ONE different word, but it's quite an interesting one.... New Words Now Allowed: R7: REEXALT (not sure I've ever seen a REE.......
by James Robinson
Wed May 20, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 23rd 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3908

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 23rd 2013

First Round Game 4 2020 Word Update

For only the second time so far, the max would have remained as it was at 124, if played today.

New Words Now Allowed:

R2: EDUCAND, MAUDLED, UNLAMED
R3: FOYAITE
R6: MORTIDO
R7: MATIERES, TERMWISE
R8: ECONTRA, PORCATE, PRECANT, TROPANE
R12: PODARGUS
by James Robinson
Wed May 20, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 22nd 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2575

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 22nd 2013

First Round Game 3 2020 Word Update This game might not have been shown, but I'm sure some people are intrigued.... The max would have increased by just one point (from 123 to 124) if played today thanks to and 8 available in Round 4, that wasn't around in 2013. Intriguingly, that 8 would've also c...
by James Robinson
Mon May 18, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday January 21st 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3343

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday January 21st 2013

First Round Game 2 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by an astonishing TWENTY-TWO points (from 132 to 154) if played today thanks to 8's available in Rounds 2 and 4, plus TWO NINE's in Rounds 11 and 12, that weren't around in 2013. Also, both players would've gained another 7 points, as...
by James Robinson
Sun May 17, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 79
Views: 6171

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

It seems that Susie's 25th anniversary show from 3 years ago is being repeated on Tuesday, instead of Chris Hawkins v Jill Bright.

So, we get the Series 76 semi-final between Jeff Clayton and Moose Rosser instead.
by James Robinson
Fri May 15, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday January 18th 2013 (Birthday R32 Game 1)
Replies: 26
Views: 2837

Re: Spoilers for Friday January 18th 2013 (Birthday R32 Game 1)

First Round Game 1 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by THIRTEEN points (from 131 to 144) if played today thanks to 8's available in Rounds 2, 6 and 8, plus a NINE in Round 7 that weren't around in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R1: AULETES, EXCUSAL, SELECTA, SEXTULA, SEXUALE, SEXUATE R2:...
by James Robinson
Fri May 15, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday January 17th 2013 (Birthday Prelim 9)
Replies: 57
Views: 5397

Re: Spoilers for Thursday January 17th 2012 (Birthday Prelim 9)

Preliminary 9 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by FOUR points (from 117 to 121) if played today thanks to 8's available in Rounds 3, 7 and 11 that weren't around in 2013. Also, Ed would've won the game 102-94, as he would've gained another 8 points from OVERWORN being disallowed in thi...
by James Robinson
Wed May 13, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 15th 2013
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Views: 2357

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 15th 2013

Preliminary 7 2020 Word Update Jackie would've also had another 16 points, as both OUTSPEND and LADYFIES would've been allowed now, and Barry would've had another 7 points for MISDIET, meaning that the score would've been 86-81 to Barry. Actually, Barry would have lost six points from the LADYFIES ...
by James Robinson
Wed May 13, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 16th 2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2450

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 16th 2013

Jack Worsley wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 5:08 pm
James Robinson wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 4:28 pm
Preliminary 8 2020 Word Update

The max would have increased by two points (from 127 to 128)
Great maths there. :D
Always not a good idea to do two in a row... :P :P
by James Robinson
Wed May 13, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 16th 2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2450

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 16th 2013

Preliminary 8 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by one point (from 127 to 128) if played today thanks to an 8 available in R1, that wasn't around in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R1: OUTSPINS (increase MAX from 7 to 8) R2: DOWNLET, OATLAND R3: ACONITUM, NOCTURIA R6: GOAFED R8: BOMMIE, MO...
by James Robinson
Wed May 13, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 15th 2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2357

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 15th 2013

Preliminary 7 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by two points (from 119 to 121) if played today thanks to a 7 available in R3 and an 8 available in R12, that weren't around in 2013. Barry would've had another 7 points for MISDIET, and Jackie would've also had another 16 points, as both ...
by James Robinson
Tue May 12, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th
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Views: 2426

Re: Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th

Definitely 😄😎👍