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by Andy Platt
Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Quarter-Final 2 Spoilers For Friday January 15th 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1915

Re: CoC Quarter-Final 2 Spoilers For Friday January 15th 2016

I thought Dylan came across much better in his intros than he had previously for his octorun and finals, if rather dour still while picking vowels/consonants. This. He wasn't showboating. He thought he'd seen it the way he was going straight away and then didn't bother looking for another way, only...
by Andy Platt
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 28557

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

Too early to say, depends who has the most time available to practice. You know how it is.

I'm looking forward to an avalanche of 4 large and 6 small numbers though.
by Andy Platt
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 28557

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

Cool stuff. Doubt I'll make it past round one like, but I'll enjoy every second.
by Andy Platt
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XI- Countdown in Lincoln, 24-25 January 2015
Replies: 133
Views: 13238

Re: COLIN XI- Countdown in Lincoln, 24-25 January 2015

Paid for Saturday only, see you soon.
by Andy Platt
Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 443
Views: 71356

Re: Is Apterous down?

Some major issues tonight in terms of the site going down for a few minutes at a time, and then not staying up long enough to play even a single round, then going down again.
by Andy Platt
Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Numbers Game Suggestion
Replies: 10
Views: 1511

Re: Countdown Numbers Game Suggestion

I actually like it. Would also stop 4L or 6S experts going for the same thing all the time, forcing them to adapt their game a bit too.
by Andy Platt
Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 475
Views: 64644

Re: Best ever contestants

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
George Pryn wrote:my top 8 -

jen steadman
jen steadman
jen steadman
jen steadman
jen steadman
jen steadman
jen steadman
andy platt
Swap Andy for Giles and that's my top 8 too.
:(
by Andy Platt
Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (S4 E3))
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Spoilers for 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (S4 E3))

This is pretty cool to see one of the crowd on.

(100 x 25 + 50) x (5 + 9) / 75 as an alternative in the 4L round.
by Andy Platt
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 199
Views: 29548

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Not a terrible shout

Image
by Andy Platt
Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 484
Views: 61615

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Finally in a position to add to this thread! There was some kind of outdoor party happening for new year's eve, with a combination of people that I work with and people from apterous in attendance. The only person I can really be sure was there was Dan. Anyway, there was general drinking and banter ...
by Andy Platt
Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 28557

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

Jon Corby wrote:Apterous performance simply should not factor, not at all.
Andy Platt wrote:I have a feeling on-screen performance might be the decider.
I'm glad we're in accordance ;)
by Andy Platt
Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 28557

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

Yeah Jen, I agree. It wouldn't surprise me if she made it in ahead of other semi-finalists. It's hard to call a 16 - so many things to consider, not least how far back in time to go. The last CoC was between S59 and S60, so I guess that might be the marker. Anyone since then who wasn't in the 30BC i...
by Andy Platt
Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD2014 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Sat 15 November 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5733

Re: COHUD2014 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Sat 15 November

Is the concept of having preset rounds for the qualifier finalised? I think normally drawn rounds would be better and fairer, although a relatively minor detail wouldn't keep me from attending.

Regarding the numbers, will you presumably do one of each plus a second one large?
by Andy Platt
Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 28557

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

Rhys "Realistic" Benjamin strikes again ;)
by Andy Platt
Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 28557

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

Thanks for the announcement. Amongst all the speculation, I think the most interesting one to watch is to see if David gets on - clearly would be one of the favourites to win the whole thing because he has improved so much online since his semi-final, but I have a feeling on-screen performance might...
by Andy Platt
Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Replies: 62
Views: 5155

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

It's natural that the knockout games have fewer goals as teams who know how to defend are successful teams.

What I find interesting is that in this little poll at the top of the page, nobody said Germany would win.
by Andy Platt
Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Practise Game (new member)
Replies: 9
Views: 1480

Re: Countdown Practise Game (new member)

Yeah, I think Graeme Cole did a piece of analysis on it.

If I remember rightly, the results showed that the 'manual separation' is not really so prominent with the consonants (see round 8 here for instance) as it is with the vowels though.
by Andy Platt
Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 2014
Replies: 104
Views: 19823

Re: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 20

Yeah, I can't make this. The unusually early start makes travelling down on the Saturday unreasonable - perhaps highlighted by how few people in the list of attendees live North of Birmingham. Adding that to extortionate costs for travel and accommodation and the whole thing becomes completely unfea...
by Andy Platt
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Practise Game (new member)
Replies: 9
Views: 1480

Re: Countdown Practise Game (new member)

This looks familiar :) Awesome job, looks and plays loads better than it did like 6 months ago when I spoke to you then. Nice work. I think the only way to improve it would be the addition of an algorithm that separates similar letters, particularly vowels - just had a round that had two consecutive...
by Andy Platt
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 484
Views: 61615

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Whatever you ate/drank/smoked/did/played before going to bed, keep doing it, these are quite entertaining
by Andy Platt
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 27th 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1412

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 27th 2014

Haven't watched it yet but obviously seen the result plastered all over Facebook. Well played to Mark. Well played to all finalists, really. Was the expected result, but it was probably a bit of a shame for the neutral that it was arguably one of Andy's weaker performances. Still, great to see peopl...
by Andy Platt
Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday June 24th 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday June 24th 2014

Needlessly complicated in R3 there. (75 + 10) x 10 + 3 x 6 was fine
by Andy Platt
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Ten-letter conundrums
Replies: 22
Views: 2735

Re: Ten-letter conundrums

UNFROCKING
GLASSHOUSE
NUTCRACKER


I'll try and continue the rude scrambles

CLUNGENIDE
WANKERBOUL
DOUCHEPUNT
by Andy Platt
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 488
Views: 30990

Re: People you shouldn't trust

The England football team?
by Andy Platt
Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Next letter in sequence
Replies: 55
Views: 5177

Re: Next letter in sequence

People actually know what the episodes of Star Trek are called? Beyond The One where Picard kinda becomes one of those weird Borg thingies (obviously legit) I wouldn't have a clue.

That's impressive/tragic knowledge (delete as appropriate).
by Andy Platt
Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are British values?
Replies: 17
Views: 1494

Re: What are British values?

The fact you're all mentioning negative things says quite a lot unfortunately - not a criticism of you guys, just a sadly accurate reflection of things!
by Andy Platt
Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday June 16th 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Spoilers For Monday June 16th 2014

Expected result really. Well played Samir, stuff like ADIPATES and REGIONALS are very missable.
by Andy Platt
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 21352

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

League table seems to be constantly broken. Anyone (Mark H?) on more than 37 pts?
by Andy Platt
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Replies: 62
Views: 5155

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

What a shout. Since November, Costa Rica have lost to the major footballing forces of Australia, South Korea, Japan, Chile, (well Japan are alright and Chile are good at least), drawn with Ireland, and edged out a home win against the mighty Paraguay. They are literally coming in to the WC off the b...
by Andy Platt
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 21352

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

I'm top, albeit only by way of my two Chilean players already having been awarded their points for tonight's game.

The chase is on :)


Edit: Aaaaaand now they've been rescinded.
by Andy Platt
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: HELP WITH COUNTDOWN EPISODES
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: HELP WITH COUNTDOWN EPISODES

I think you need a different kind of help if this is the sort of thing you spend your free time watching.
by Andy Platt
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 21352

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

True. Italy-England has 0-0 written all over it, and England-Costa Rica could easily be a boring 1-0 or something. Probably a goal from a corner knowing England, so fair enough!
by Andy Platt
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday June 11th 2014 (S70 P93)
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday June 11th 2014 (S70 P93)

Lots of words in the Collins dictionary don't make it into the Oxford - apparently BARYTONES isn't in
by Andy Platt
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 21352

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Jagielka? Have you ever watched football before?! Lol.
by Andy Platt
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 21352

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Just done mine. I don't get the Brazil-Mexico game being in the first round of fixtures, but it certainly makes the tactics of the transition between weeks 1 and 2 more interesting as everyone rushes to drop all their Brazilian players.

http://i.imgur.com/DKqGZGP.png
by Andy Platt
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Who Will Win Series 70? (Spoilers Included)
Replies: 16
Views: 1585

Re: Who Will Win Series 70? (Spoilers Included)

I think I'll go with Mark. Better all-round game, although Neil and Samir have been really good on letters. Andy was good too, but less consistent than those three. I'd be very surprised if the semi-finals weren't those four. It could very well even be a repeat of S68 with all the results going acco...
by Andy Platt
Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday June 5th 2014 (S70 P96)
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: Spoilers for Thursday June 5th 2014 (S70 P96)

One of the best 9 picks in the history of Countdown and he only has a 6 :D
by Andy Platt
Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: A Possible COBIR??
Replies: 15
Views: 3603

Re: A Possible COBIR??

Ah, I passed there once. Got 200 quid for it.
by Andy Platt
Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Replies: 62
Views: 5155

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Loving the, erm, "satirical" votes for England and Russia.
by Andy Platt
Fri May 30, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 488
Views: 30990

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Charlie Reams wrote:People who claim fraudulent credit card chargebacks for their apterous subscription, then continue playing.
No. Shitting. Way?!?!

What did you do about it? xD
Think there needs to be a name and shame thread.
by Andy Platt
Fri May 30, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday May 30th 2014 (S70 P92)
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Re: Spoilers for Friday May 30th 2014 (S70 P92)

Yep, congrats. Some great performances in the middle of the run there.
by Andy Platt
Thu May 29, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday May 29th 2014 (S70 P91)
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: Spoilers for Thursday May 29th 2014 (S70 P91)

Think Samir was lucky to come up against a slightly weaker opponent today, not his best performance, but still fully deserving of a place in finals all things considered.
by Andy Platt
Thu May 29, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday May 29th 2014 (S70 P91)
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: Spoilers for Thursday May 29th 2014 (S70 P91)

((9 + 4) x 25 + 1) x (4 - 1) = 978 to beat Rachel in R6
by Andy Platt
Tue May 27, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday May 27th 2014 (S70 P89)
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday May 27th 2014 (S70 P89)

Feel bad for C2, Samir is absolutely smashing it.
by Andy Platt
Mon May 26, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday May 26th 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Re: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday May 26th 2014

((25 - 9) x 6 - 10) x 10 + 7 alternative for R6, but I was outside 30 s
by Andy Platt
Mon May 12, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday May 12th 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: Spoilers For Monday May 12th 2014

Unlucky is a pretty diplomatic way of saying it.
by Andy Platt
Mon May 05, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday May 5th 2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1893

Re: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday May 5th 2014

Had UNEARTHS from those letters ^
by Andy Platt
Mon May 05, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday May 5th 2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1893

Re: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday May 5th 2014

Cracking game today. I really thought Neil would win even when he was 10 down going into the conundrum(s).

Really though there's so many people that got to 6 wins, what is up with that? Neil is the highest scoring of the four people on six wins though, so I fully expect to see him in the finals.
by Andy Platt
Fri May 02, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday May 2nd 2014 (S70 P78)
Replies: 19
Views: 683

Re: Spoilers for Friday May 2nd 2014 (S70 P78)

Awesome show today, to me it had the feel of a quarter- or semi-final.

Shame that C2 ran into a good player playing well, because he is about the third or fourth contestant this series that is probably capable of winning eight games but has lost their first game. Shame really.
by Andy Platt
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday April 30th 2014 (S70 P76)
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday April 30th 2014 (S70 P76)

OPPIDA in round 1, I'm sure there was a third DC beater somewhere too, can't remember.
by Andy Platt
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday April 30th 2014 (S70 P76)
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday April 30th 2014 (S70 P76)

He could be 900 material if he had any sort of numbers game, but as it is, he won't even score 800.
by Andy Platt
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 28th 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 867

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 28th 2014

He is very good on the letters. I could see him making the semi-final or final before maybe losing to a numbers expert.
by Andy Platt
Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday April 24th 2014 (S70 P73)
Replies: 17
Views: 848

Re: Spoilers for Thursday April 24th 2014 (S70 P73)

C2 needs to pick up on his numbers otherwise he could be throwing away a potential 40 points a game
by Andy Platt
Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday April 24th 2014 (S70 P73)
Replies: 17
Views: 848

Re: Spoilers for Thursday April 24th 2014 (S70 P73)

Very strong start for C2, calling octochamp now
by Andy Platt
Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 14th 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1896

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 14th 2014

BOURNES round 2 beater
by Andy Platt
Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 14th 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1896

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 14th 2014

VIRGULES alternative beater
by Andy Platt
Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 14th 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1896

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 14th 2014

VIRGULES alternative beater
by Andy Platt
Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: spoilers for Thursday April 10th 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: spoilers for Thursday April 10th 2014

What a game. Great way to make your debut and keep your cool against a strong performance. Bobby might be regretting not practising his numbers in advance of his run because he was right on top of the letters games.