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by Oliver Garner
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Bluffer's Guide to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: The Bluffer's Guide to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Great work Ollie! KJT must get a medal this time though, fingers crossed... It's always possible from an athlete as talented as KJT but her form post-injury has been patchy at best. The heptathlon is difficult to call, with Nafi also failing to completely convince. The Americans look strong but hav...
by Oliver Garner
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Bluffer's Guide to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: The Bluffer's Guide to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

And great work Ollie! What do your predictions make as the combined medal table? These were the top 15 on a non-final version. Think the final version for GB has about 16-24-24 (G-S-B) NOC Go-Si-Br USA 51-37-26 CHN 36-21-18 ROC 24-34-21 GER 21-8-12 JPN 20-18-20 AUS 19-10-14 GBR 17-25-28 NED 13-16-1...
by Oliver Garner
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Bluffer's Guide to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Replies: 8
Views: 257

The Bluffer's Guide to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Hi all

I have written a Guide to the upcoming Olympics, with previews of all of the 339 events. It has all the likely medal prospects, plus every individual or team from Team GB and Team Ireland. Enjoy!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FMPEos ... 7npYG/view
by Oliver Garner
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 15th December 2020 (Series 82, 4th Quarter-Final)
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 15 December 2020 (Series 82, Fourth Quarter Final)

The conundrum and scramble ITSSOEVEN used today was (according to Damian) the one that was planned for my series final in June 2010 had it been a crucial. Also Paul Varlaam (referenced in Rhys's OP) was also in Series 61 and in my audition
by Oliver Garner
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 166)
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 166)

Pogies found by DC in R2 is also the brand name for cold weather rowing gloves (I think) which might've been a slight annoyance to Isabella
by Oliver Garner
Tue May 08, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 415
Views: 184616

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Don't think he's an Apterite, but I'd wager that Jonny Currie is the finest runner to have appeared on the show in recent years, and by quite a margin too. His parkrun PB of 16.33 (16.07 on a road 5k) is quite modest compared to his track PBs, which include 1:52.77 for 800, which isn't far off what ...
by Oliver Garner
Sat May 13, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 327
Views: 153756

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Giles Hutchings making his return to international athletics, after being giving dispensation by the IAAF.


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by Oliver Garner
Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 415
Views: 184616

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Cambridge Freshers' Fun Run - surely race of the day

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by Oliver Garner
Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Fantasy World Athletics Championships
Replies: 15
Views: 3225

Fantasy World Athletics Championships

Hi all, I have set up a Fantasy game for the upcoming World Championships in Beijing. Similar to Fantasy Football - pick 11 athletes while keeping within a budget, with points for position, personal bests and that sort of thing. Entry closes 2300BST on Friday. The entry form is here: https://docs.go...
by Oliver Garner
Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 415
Views: 184616

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

17:41 the other week - PB 17:29 a few years back, hoping to finally push on to under 17.
by Oliver Garner
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mo Farah.......
Replies: 6
Views: 2334

Re: Mo Farah.......

From a contact of mine (whose identity I will not reveal) close to Mo Farah, one of the missed tests happened as the testers knocked early in the morning whilst he was sleeping in an oxygen tent which produces a considerable amount of noise, leading to him not hearing the doorbell. My suspicions of ...
by Oliver Garner
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: £27,000 for getting beat...........
Replies: 21
Views: 5200

Re: £27,000 for getting beat...........

Bump. Wildcard James Ward not doing too badly for a spoilt Brit, eh.
by Oliver Garner
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown/Scrabble Champion
Replies: 9
Views: 4187

Re: Countdown/Scrabble Champion

Number of world championships won by Rafa Benitez and Ravi Bopara = 0
by Oliver Garner
Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 75128

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

Dude, Oli, don't worry about the unbeaten record. Seriously. You'll always be Oli Garner, Countdown champion. Everything else is profit. It's not that I worry or care particularly about my unbeaten record, of course I'd love to do CofC, what I was saying was that it's an easy explanation I use when...
by Oliver Garner
Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 75128

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

Dude, Oli, don't worry about the unbeaten record. Seriously. You'll always be Oli Garner, Countdown champion. Everything else is profit. It's not that I worry or care particularly about my unbeaten record, of course I'd love to do CofC, what I was saying was that it's an explanation I use whenever ...
by Oliver Garner
Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 75128

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

Edward McCullagh wrote: He's had his chance. :twisted:
That's just mean :(
by Oliver Garner
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2014/15
Replies: 33
Views: 14823

Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Looking forward to this series, from what I can see, it looks like there are 3-4 very strong Oxbridge teams (including Hugh's team) and if you throw others into the mix, this series could be a cracker.
by Oliver Garner
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 2014
Replies: 104
Views: 33596

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

1st Jack Worsley 2nd Callum Todd, 3rd Innis Carson 4th Mark Tournoff
by Oliver Garner
Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: £27,000 for getting beat...........
Replies: 21
Views: 5200

Re: £27,000 for getting beat...........

Steven M. McCann wrote:Congratulations to "hungry" Aussie wildcard Nick Kyrgios on reaching the quarter-finals after his terrific win over world No.1 Rafael Nadal, thus guaranteeing himself at least £226,000!
Yes, because Tennis Australia is bankrupt and Aussie players are woefully underfunded. Oh wait ...
by Oliver Garner
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: £27,000 for getting beat...........
Replies: 21
Views: 5200

Re: £27,000 for getting beat...........

Why are you comparing Tennis to Football? the 100th best footballer in England would probably be a household name, playing the national sport for a top 8 club and rewarded as such, whilst the 100th best tennis player would most likely be a relative unknown (except to tennis fanatics) in a comparati...
by Oliver Garner
Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: £27,000 for getting beat...........
Replies: 21
Views: 5200

Re: £27,000 for getting beat...........

£27,000 for getting BEAT in the first round at Wimbledon Being this obnoxious takes quite a lot of skill! Getting a direct acceptance into Wimbledon in the first place requires a world ranking in the top 100 (think about how much the 100th best footballer in England, let alone the world, is earning...
by Oliver Garner
Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 75128

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

Jon O'Neill wrote: Nobody respects an unbeaten record if you bottle the CoC (see Holden, Beevers)
Yeah, true for people on here. No one else though.
by Oliver Garner
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 75128

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

Certainly flattered to be considered for such a tournament - thought my onscreen Countdown days were over! I would love to do it but it would have to fit with other stuff and it would also mean I'm putting my unbeaten record at risk, which is always my reason (along with exams) whenever people ask w...
by Oliver Garner
Sun May 19, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 174
Views: 57551

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Well done to Jen, the better player definitely won! Well done Ed too! But we must give massive congratulations to Michael "Raccoon" Wallace, who came 55th IN THE WORLD this season. Quite incredible!
by Oliver Garner
Thu May 02, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1553
Views: 477355

Re: Ask Graeme?

Which octochamp had the toughest 8 opponents, in terms of combined maxes scored /120 ?
by Oliver Garner
Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday April 16th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 26
Replies: 17
Views: 4431

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday April 16th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 2

Well done Giles - finely representing Surrey! His average numbers score was 9.03125 and average letters score was 7.575, so a very crude calculation would suggest that he would have scored 11.65 less under the Old 15, which still gives him 953.35 and puts him ahead of Jack's 946. Exceptional consist...
by Oliver Garner
Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday April 9th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 21)
Replies: 19
Views: 4024

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday April 9th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 21

Max game? (I'm guessing not but don't remember him being beaten at all)
by Oliver Garner
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Word of the tournament?
Replies: 37
Views: 7860

Re: Word of the tournament?

MALAMUTE and CAJEPUT a worthy 2nd and 3rd but ALAMEDA wins it for me!
by Oliver Garner
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 132
Views: 26610

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

Absolutely superb from both finalists, both today and throughout the championship. Feel that makes Conor the GOAT too.
by Oliver Garner
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 22nd February 2013 (30th Champs, QF 2)
Replies: 6
Views: 2525

Re: It's a wonderful week, once more

Maybe have a round-robin ‘swiss’ tournament, THIS - 16 player round robin - then a best of 3 quarters, best of 5 semis and a best of 7 final, which would be shown live over an evening. It should also be played to Hyper Touchdown rules blindfolded with 3 seconds a round. Not sure that the general vi...
by Oliver Garner
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 2013
Replies: 81
Views: 13909

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 201

Almost hope there isn't another - so many good games and I can't see it being topped for a VERY long time.
by Oliver Garner
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 2013
Replies: 81
Views: 13909

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 201

szodiac wrote:
Got a screen shot of Jon with his head titled back if that's what you mean. Someone will need to give me a quick guide as to how to post it inside this message and I'll do it.

Mauro
You click the Img button and insert the URL there I think, Mauro
by Oliver Garner
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 2013
Replies: 81
Views: 13909

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 201

srslytho, someone needs to make a gif of Jono upon solving the conundrum - seriously amazing game and probably the best ever
by Oliver Garner
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 2013
Replies: 81
Views: 13909

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 201

No-one commented during the show. Clearly a shit game.
by Oliver Garner
Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 21st 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 5588

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 21st 2

Is that 14 maxes including 2 unsolvable numbers games? If so, very impressive Jonathan! Did you have MIDSOLE when you stuck with 6 on that round?
by Oliver Garner
Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 10369

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 201

Interesting that Innis buzzed with 10 seconds remaining although he did sound fairly confident. Well done Kirk, solid play from both and CAJEPUT was simply outstanding!
by Oliver Garner
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013
Replies: 86
Views: 19730

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th

I'm guessing that Jack thought Wayne would try SPOUSING and thought he'd better try it. Haven't seen the 1st third yet but I thought that having the presence of mind to pick a vowel last in the SERIATION round was very impressive. Jack is, in my experience from Apterous, the best at "goating" for a ...
by Oliver Garner
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday September 26th 2012 (Series 67 #38)
Replies: 44
Views: 5522

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 26th 2012 (Series 67 #3

Coming from behind on a crucial conundrum on his 8th game against a strong opponent? That's how all the best octochamps do it! Congrats Liam!
by Oliver Garner
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday August 6th 2012 (Series 67 Prelim 21)
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

Re: Spoilers for August 5th 2012 (Series 67 Prelim 21)

Anthea teaches at the girls school about a minute walk from my house.
by Oliver Garner
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 437
Views: 90831

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Julie: I've already tried this - it didn't work :(
by Oliver Garner
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 437
Views: 90831

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Hi all,
Trying to install new version of Java on Chrome but keep getting error message 'Download file (file location) is corrupt'. Can anyone help?

O.G.
by Oliver Garner
Mon May 07, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointles Series 6
Replies: 76
Views: 17142

Re: Pointles Series 6

A pair from my school will be appearing on Thursday this week.
by Oliver Garner
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: CSW Letters Attack tournament
Replies: 14
Views: 4507

Re: CSW Letters Attack tournament

Yes please!
by Oliver Garner
Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Masters 2012
Replies: 88
Views: 13702

Re: Apterous Masters 2012

In please
by Oliver Garner
Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: aptoSOS.02 - signup and shiz
Replies: 76
Views: 17420

Re: aptoSOS.02 - signup and shiz

In as well please!
by Oliver Garner
Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2011/12
Replies: 89
Views: 15393

Re: University Challenge 2011/12

Karran is trending on Twitter at the moment.
by Oliver Garner
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Autumn Tournament
Replies: 186
Views: 28962

Re: Apterous Autumn Tournament

Just to say sorry to my opponents for completely forgetting about it. BRING ON CO:LON THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Oliver Garner
Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2011/12
Replies: 89
Views: 15393

Re: University Challenge 2011/12

SPOILERS

















Ben Pugh (ex-C4Cer) is tearing it up for Pembroke College Cambridge
by Oliver Garner
Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Autumn Tournament
Replies: 186
Views: 28962

Re: Apterous Autumn Tournament

Count me in, please.
by Oliver Garner
Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday September 2nd 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1733

Re: Spoilers for Friday September 2nd 2011

One of the best heat games I've seen in a while. Two good quality contestants and a crucial conundrum to boot. More of the same please Damian!
by Oliver Garner
Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday August 26th 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2070

Re: Spoilers For Friday August 26th 2011

Clive Brooker wrote: Only 100 away.

2nd numbers: ((4x3+2)x10+1)x5. Must be wrong because Rachel always knows when they're impossible.
Only 100 away.
by Oliver Garner
Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday August 26th 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2070

Re: Spoilers For Friday August 26th 2011

OUTTA round 9
by Oliver Garner
Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday August 24th 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2651

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday August 24th 2011

ELASIPODS round 4