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by Chris Marshall
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 4661

Re: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017

Winnersh Triangle Travelodge is £36 for the Saturday night if anyone was thinking of staying over.
by Chris Marshall
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 4661

Re: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017

I'm in for this as well.
by Chris Marshall
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 7005

Re: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017

You're all missing the point here. Scoring more points in rounds 1 and 2 is bad anyway as it just leaves you with likely tougher games so IIII could actually work to the advantage of players. Iiiif IIII had IIII iiiin everevery round iiiin aaaa game, iiii'd get to play Prune at the perfect time and ...
by Chris Marshall
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 9925

Re: FOCAL 2016

Does the £2001 accommodation need to be listed when essentially it acted like a refundable deposit? Maybe a faux legal thing, I dunno. Did you guys pay £500 for everyone's lunch then? Shouldn't the Top 8 (7) entry costs be at cost, not at RRP of £14? (if there's any difference) What is the £98 of "...
by Chris Marshall
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 9925

Re: FOCAL 2016

The accounts have now been published for FOCAL 2016 in the Organisers & Attendees section on Facebook. They show a surplus of £120. Please feel free to have a look and PM me if you want your own copy (not gold-plated i'm afraid) or can't get on Facebook.
by Chris Marshall
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)
Replies: 11
Views: 995

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)

Thanks Gev.

Yes John was unlucky with that one but seemed to take it well.
by Chris Marshall
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 500
Views: 66381

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Ben Wilson wrote:Also, Rowan Atkinson was there.
Probably me.
by Chris Marshall
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 9925

Re: FOCAL 2016

By the way, just out of interest I thought I'd compare the current top 8 with what the top 8 would be under my percentile-based system. Someone's score for an event would be 1-(position/(players+1))*100. The official current top 8 is: 1. Jack Worsley - 486 2. Tom Carey - 401 3. Zarte Siempre - 398 ...
by Chris Marshall
Sun May 08, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Missing Co-event results - please help!
Replies: 16
Views: 3514

Re: Missing Co-event results - please help!

Aces Trophy - I think I played Phil Jarvis, Jason Turner, Andy McGurn but no idea on order scores. Pretty sure Phil played Kirk in this. Hudds 2013 - Pretty sure John Jackson played Jan and lost a close, low scoring game but whether it was round 2 or not, I don't know. No idea who I played. I played...
by Chris Marshall
Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3063

Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Hotel booked. Count me in 8-)
by Chris Marshall
Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Problems with Java
Replies: 25
Views: 3638

Re: Problems with Java

I'm on Chrome 44 but didn't update Java and it worked for me but others have had issues and have had to use Firefox or maybe IE to play the game.
by Chris Marshall
Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday May 27th 2015 (S72 P89)
Replies: 15
Views: 935

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday May 27th 2015 (S72 P89)

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It was allowed in OED3, presumably as a verb as there is only one type of vaseline (or Vaseline if you prefer).
by Chris Marshall
Sat May 16, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co.Dublin who would be interested?
Replies: 15
Views: 1487

Re: Co.Dublin who would be interested?

Sounds like a good craic. I would choose Huddersfield though if it was October 10th as I could walk there.
by Chris Marshall
Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO Bristol 28th February 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4513

Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Just for top 10 completeness:-

4th Joyce Phillips
5th Eddy Byrne
(both great debuts)
6th Heather Styles
7th Jayne Wisniewski
8th John Vivian

Was a great day. Thanks Mark & Jeff.
by Chris Marshall
Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015
Replies: 38
Views: 5543

Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Holiday Inn booked - I'm in
by Chris Marshall
Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday February 20th 2015 (S72 P35)
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: Spoilers for Friday February 20th 2015 (S72 P35)

Yes, it did move a bit but when it is instant it must be hard to sync the board, music and clock.
by Chris Marshall
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Catsdown Xmas Special Monday December 29th 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Re: Spoilers For Catsdown Xmas Special Monday December 29th 2014

I think i got PARKADE in one of the early rounds but wasn't mentioned on the show.
by Chris Marshall
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: A change to Co:Events for 2016?
Replies: 39
Views: 2696

Re: A change to Co:Events for 2016?

A win is a win and won't be easy however many participants there are. Give 100 points for the winner as a base. Then, based on number of participants, the rest of the points can be calculated. If there are 50 people, go for 98, 96, 94 etc. If there are 10 people, go for 90, 80, 70 etc. This keeps it...
by Chris Marshall
Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: A change to Co:Events for 2016?
Replies: 39
Views: 2696

Re: A change to Co:Events for 2016?

Great idea.

Could be a logistical nightmare but with the right prep and planning then I can see it being a goer.
by Chris Marshall
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 98132

Re: Ask Graeme?

Have any of those 32 played in 3 decades?

With the recent introduction of thx and srsly it got me wondering, how many times a word with no vowel (like lynx or rhythm) have been declared?
by Chris Marshall
Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday October 24th 2014 (S71 P72)
Replies: 22
Views: 1219

Re: Spoilers for Friday October 24th 2014 (S71 P72)

Brilliant George! Enjoying the numbers. Doing the tricks on apterous is one thing but doing them under studio pressure is another level. Well done, keep it up lad.
by Chris Marshall
Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday October 13th 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1287

Re: Spoilers For Monday October 13th 2014

Unlucky for John to come up against Dan. You came across really well anyway (John) and glad you enjoyed it which was evident with your regular smiling. Always worth a risk, especially when someone says, "Just a six i'm afraid" which may make you think there would be a seven there. As Jack says, anot...
by Chris Marshall
Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-Event Survey
Replies: 24
Views: 6001

Re: CO-Event Survey

I've been tidying up today and found the results. Before I bin them, I'll post them. There were 52 responses. Thanks were given to those who responded. Which format do you prefer? Bristol - 11 Lincoln - 15 Both - 22 How much are you prepared to pay? 75% selected £20 or £25pp, but emphasised value fo...
by Chris Marshall
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 203
Views: 30814

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Jon Corby wrote:Ellen Baker & Kate Ritchie.

I'll do pictures later (unless somebody else wants to).
I'm more of a Neighbours fan. Ashleigh Brewer.
by Chris Marshall
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD2014 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Sat 15 November 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5852

Re: COHUD2014 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Sat 15 November

I'll be driving to this one. Paid. IN :D 8-)

Train takes 20 mins from Leeds and station is about a mile from venue. There are always loads of taxis outside the station. A town centre hotel http://centrallodge.co.uk/ if you want to stay in the centre (ring for best price).
by Chris Marshall
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November
Replies: 82
Views: 9676

Re: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November

I'll probably drive up, or get the train, or fly. Not really sure tbh, but IN and paid.
by Chris Marshall
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday September 3rd 2014 (S71 P39)
Replies: 13
Views: 745

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 3rd 2014 (S71 P39)

Nick and Rachel got themselves a nice tan since yesterday ;-)
by Chris Marshall
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday September 2nd 2014 (S71 P38)
Replies: 15
Views: 1077

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday September 2nd 2014 (S71 P38)

Did the clock sound different towards the end? Might just be me! Didn't spoil the show in any way, just an observation, of sorts.
by Chris Marshall
Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday August 25th 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1515

Re: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday August 25th 2014

James Robinson wrote:
mark b davies wrote:I think I've had a lucky escape. I might have gone deaf or mad playing against him today.
Yes, not all people from West Yorkshire are like that, I hasten to add........ :P
+1
by Chris Marshall
Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 22360

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

I have a league in The Sun if anyone wants to join.

League Pin: 8081223
by Chris Marshall
Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 29199

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

Surprised no-one's mentioned Rose Boyle yet. She took the eventual series winner to a crucial in the semi final, got 11 maxes in doing so, overcame a 24-point deficit in her QF, and was an octochamp prior to all that. Plus she's a demographic breaker although, quite frankly, that's barely relevant ...
by Chris Marshall
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 22360

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

1 Movement Go Banana Argentina Mark Hartnett Badge Won 394 2 Movement Sexico City England mousebird Badge Won 391 3 Movement Tea and Busquets England Sean Fletcher Badge Won 376 4 Movement Tipster England Mirror Football Tipster Badge Won 368 5 Movement Marshall's Men Chile Chris Marshall Badge Won ...
by Chris Marshall
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday July 1st 2014 (S71 P2)
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday July 1st 2014 (S71 P2)

Pity James went out. I'd say he was probably the best looking male contestant since series 67 ;)
by Chris Marshall
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 22360

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

I have now joined. Was going to captain Vargas but Neymar seems a no brainer with 2 games to go at.

I've set up a Sun league for anyone doing that just for fun. I will be putting my 30 teams in this.

Pin: 8081223
Password: football
by Chris Marshall
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: 15 to 1
Replies: 45
Views: 6672

Re: 15 to 1

I think Lois was on a previous series of Take Me Out. The only thing I can deduce from this is that she likes standing in a semi-circle.
by Chris Marshall
Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-Event Survey
Replies: 24
Views: 6001

Re: CO-Event Survey

Andy Platt wrote:I wonder if we'll get the results soon
+1
by Chris Marshall
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoMultiLon
Replies: 50
Views: 10517

Re: CoMultiLon

Andy Platt wrote:^ Shave it all off and grow an epic beard. Please.
James "Adam Clayton" Robinson
by Chris Marshall
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday January 22nd 2014 (S70 P13)
Replies: 21
Views: 844

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday January 22nd 2014 (S70 P13)

Not seen anyone misdeclare a 4 since http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_5536

Quality 2 max there.
by Chris Marshall
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th-26th January 2014
Replies: 216
Views: 22232

Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th-26th January 2014

Yet a few hours later it is £59.

Not stopping anyway but i'll pop over for the main event.
by Chris Marshall
Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3021

Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Nick was at both my auditions in early 2012.
by Chris Marshall
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown Aces Trophy - Saturday 23 November 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 8375

Re: Countdown Aces Trophy - Saturday 23 November 2013

What format are the all important first 4 rounds?
by Chris Marshall
Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday October 8th 2013 (S69 P65)
Replies: 45
Views: 1902

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday October 8th 2013 (S69 P65)

Andy McGurn wrote:
Chris Marshall wrote:Callum Todd - 'The Moral Octochamp'
If Abdi becomes an Octo will he be labelled "The Immoral Octochamp"?
Not by me. It will probably all be forgotten about by then. 'The front page on Tuesday is fish and chip wrappers the following Thursday' to Countdownise another cliche.
by Chris Marshall
Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday October 8th 2013 (S69 P65)
Replies: 45
Views: 1902

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday October 8th 2013 (S69 P65)

Callum Todd - 'The Moral Octochamp'
by Chris Marshall
Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Octochamp Conundrum Difficulty (The Unauthorized Sequel)
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Re: Octochamp Conundrum Difficulty (The Unauthorized Sequel)

I only got 5 of mine just doing them now. Got 6 of Eileen and 7 of Heather so I'm going with Heather ;)
by Chris Marshall
Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday September 23rd 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Spoilers For Monday September 23rd 2013

PRISONED in R11

My 2nd draw with Alex.
by Chris Marshall
Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 98132

Re: Ask Graeme?

What's the longest number of games between crucial conundrums?
What's the longest consecutive run of crucial conundrums?
by Chris Marshall
Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday August 29th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 37)
Replies: 14
Views: 860

Re: Spoilers for Thursday August 29th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim

Really enjoyed this game. I think it helps the entertainment when both contestants show their emotions. Love a crucial conundrum too. Not seen one of those for a while. Not Peter's first nail-biter but it has been 21 years. http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_1272 Well done on your run Gemma. Hope you ...
by Chris Marshall
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday August 6th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 23)
Replies: 43
Views: 2777

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday August 6th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 2

Well done Dylan. Could be nearer 1000 on that form than 900.

Unlucky Zarte, hope you make the finals. My grandma is also gutted for you!

Perhaps you could request a rematch as you didn't get 3 from the bottom in the first numbers game. I didn't bother when it happened to me!
by Chris Marshall
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 5th August 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: Spoilers for Monday 5th August 2013

Is this game the first time a contestant hasn't written anything down throughout the entire game 8-)

Well played.
by Chris Marshall
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday July 24th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 18)
Replies: 31
Views: 1077

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday July 24th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim

Well done. Good numbers pick (1st one anyways) and good 9. Very much like my 2nd game in those respects.

I did ((75+50+1)x8)-100+10 for the 3L.
by Chris Marshall
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday July 23rd 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 17)
Replies: 17
Views: 597

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday July 23rd 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 17

Graeme Cole wrote:In 30 years of Countdown, no player has been more than 21 points behind with three rounds left and gone on to win.

Rory broke that record today - he won having been 26 behind going into R13.
Has anyone ever come back from 33 behind with 4 rounds left?
by Chris Marshall
Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday July 2nd 2013 (Surprise Special!)
Replies: 23
Views: 1409

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday July 2nd 2013 (Surprise Special!)

Well played both. I paid more attention today than when I was in the audience and it was very enjoyable. Glad they kept the kiss in in R14 :D

This was the last ever episode screened in standard definition for those interested.
by Chris Marshall
Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 17816

Re: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2

Isn't Eileen from South London? Sydenham???

Easy enough error to make AP :oops:
by Chris Marshall
Thu May 30, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 155
Views: 27055

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

I think Wayne Kelly was on Eggheads today.
by Chris Marshall
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the news
Replies: 217
Views: 30760

Re: Countdown in the news

You'd think they'd get bored by mentioning this all the time, clearly not: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/countdown-ratings-slump-clock-ticking-1855954? Well, at least it's not that bitch from the Daily Mail. :P Anthony? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2315744/The-final-Countdown-Fall-v...
by Chris Marshall
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA 2013 results and recaps
Replies: 9
Views: 2110

Re: COREA 2013 results and recaps

How are the sum of opponents scores worked out in the final column of table?
by Chris Marshall
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday March 26th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 13)
Replies: 34
Views: 1446

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 26th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 1

R2: SERRATING

Good tv Andy, looking much more relaxed now. Looking forward to seeing the next one or two.

Keep the Countdown draw random. Simples.
by Chris Marshall
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday March 22nd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 11)
Replies: 24
Views: 1492

Re: Spoilers for Friday March 22nd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 11

I agree with Andy it was a shame they cut Carl's stories out as they were entertaining and made him come across really well despite the scoreline.

Well played to Andy though. You can only beat who you are drawn against. Monday might be more difficult in the landmark first episode of the new format.
by Chris Marshall
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday March 22nd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 11)
Replies: 24
Views: 1492

Re: Spoilers for Friday March 22nd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 11

I agree with Andy it was a shame they cut Carl's stories out as they were entertaining and made him come across really well despite the scoreline.

Well played to Andy though. You can only beat who you are drawn against. Monday might be more difficult in the landmark first episode of the new format.
by Chris Marshall
Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 21st March recap (Series 68, Prelim 10)
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: Thursday 21st March recap (Series 68, Prelim 10)

First contestant not from the north of England in this series.