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by James Roper
Wed May 22, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday May 22nd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 45)
Replies: 19
Views: 801

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday May 22nd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 4

Jordan F wrote:Join James for the recap later.
Andy's doing it today, I think? :?:
by James Roper
Mon May 20, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday May 20th 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: Spoilers For Monday May 20th 2013

Guy Barry wrote:Would REALIGHT have been OK in round 4?
According to Lexplorer, 'fraid not, sorry.
by James Roper
Mon May 20, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday May 20th 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: Spoilers For Monday May 20th 2013

MEOWING is there in the SMOKING round - I don't think DC mentioned it.
by James Roper
Mon May 20, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!
Replies: 455
Views: 56958

Re: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!

I'm happy to try and do one of the Thursdays. Though it's my first recap so don't assume it'll be as brilliant others :/
by James Roper
Fri May 10, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday April 12th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 24)
Replies: 20
Views: 1143

Re: Spoilers for Friday April 12th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 24

Andy Platt wrote:That was awesome I have to comment.
Seconded.

I still can't help feeling that Alan would have been a serious contender for the semi-finals had he not come up against Giles. Fantastic non-apto contestant, one of the best imo.
by James Roper
Thu May 09, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Near-future contestants?
Replies: 22
Views: 1829

Re: Near-future contestants?

Dylan Taylor and Josh Hurst are either this series or next series.

Zarte Siempre is on next series, as is Jen Steadman I think.
by James Roper
Wed May 08, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday May 7th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 40)
Replies: 14
Views: 717

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday May 7th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 40)

Jack Worsley wrote: I managed 892 by doing (75+10+5)x10-5-3.
Ditto
by James Roper
Wed May 08, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday May 7th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 40)
Replies: 14
Views: 717

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday May 7th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 40)

Andy Platt wrote:Only just got chance to watch it, anyone else struggle with that game? Definitely the worst I've played along to any game for a good couple of series.
What was your score?
by James Roper
Sun May 05, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: They say you learn something new everyday.....
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

They say you learn something new everyday.....

So, what did you learn today?

I'll start: Hitting an object until it works is known as 'Percussive Maintenance' :)
by James Roper
Fri May 03, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday May 3rd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 38)
Replies: 19
Views: 686

Re: Spoilers for Friday May 3rd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 38)

Andy Platt wrote: I'm right between the two James R's then with 130... Missed the same as Robbo, plus FLUORITE.

I got FLUORITE, but only got 593 in the first numbers :/
by James Roper
Fri May 03, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday May 3rd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 38)
Replies: 19
Views: 686

Re: Spoilers for Friday May 3rd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 38)

Intrigued - what was everyone's scores from today? I scored 129.
by James Roper
Wed May 01, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 98467

Re: Ask Graeme?

With Eileen going strong, unless it's been asked before: who have been the oldest and youngest ever octochamps?
by James Roper
Wed May 01, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday April 30th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 35)
Replies: 11
Views: 625

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday April 30th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 3

[quote="James Roper"]You know, or Andy vs. Eileen. We'll just have to wait and see.[/quote

Or Andy vs. Giles.
by James Roper
Wed May 01, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday April 30th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 35)
Replies: 11
Views: 625

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday April 30th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 3

You know, or Andy vs. Eileen. We'll just have to wait and see.
by James Roper
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 29th 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 857

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 29th 2013

Andy Platt wrote:SAGAMORE beater in round 12
Would ORGASMER be an alternative 8 in that round or is it disallowed? :P
by James Roper
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown words spotted in real life
Replies: 108
Views: 15682

Re: Countdown words spotted in real life

http://www.tickld.com/t/86809 Was scrolling through a random image site and stumbled across a QUOKKA. (It's plural is a Touch Jnr. Conundrum)
by James Roper
Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 98467

Re: Ask Graeme?

Has anyone ever won a 15-rounder without maxing a single round? Also, what's the lowest combined number of maxes by the contestants in a 15-rounder? I've noticed that Giles completed his octochamp run without having a word disallowed! Has anyone else done this in the 15-round era? Unless you count ...
by James Roper
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday April 24th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 32)
Replies: 21
Views: 829

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday April 24th 2012 (Series 68 Prelim

Not meaning to brag but I got a max today.
Just have to get this out there, 'cause it happens, like, almost never. So happy :D

However great play from both contestants, thoroughly enjoyable. Looks like we've got a cracking finals to look forward to.
by James Roper
Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Countdown puzzles
Replies: 38
Views: 4517

Re: Countdown puzzles

A couple of Countdown related things I've been pondering.... Is it possible to have a legitimate letters selection where the max is a 2 (or 1) letter word? Perhaps something like... U U U U X J Q Z K There are a few selections which yield a 2 max, and 1 or 2 that may yield 0 max, but a 1 max is imp...
by James Roper
Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Winning "Silver Pencils" declared on Countdown
Replies: 9
Views: 1029

Re: Winning "Silver Pencils" declared on Countdown

My Countdown pencils. These were words I got as maxes which had not previously been offered as maxes. * means the pencil was shared with my opponent. Game 1: RECOMBINE*, EUCHRING, PINATA, LORICATE Game 2: SPATE, BRUSHES*, UNROLL, CAUDATE Game 3: POETISES Game 4: MAHOUTS, POKIES Game 5: CARIOUS, COM...
by James Roper
Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For 8 out of 10 Does Countdown (19th April 2013)
Replies: 23
Views: 745

Re: Spoilers For 8 out of 10 Does Countdown (19th April 2013

I think the fact that he buzzed at the death in a crucial conundrum is pushing it too far. Jon and Stephen were clearly trying to spot it. If it's right at the last second, then I don't see too much of a problem. In a regular episode people have done it. Chris Davies more or less did so to defeat I...
by James Roper
Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Calculating one's own score
Replies: 19
Views: 1103

Re: Calculating one's own score

Zarte Siempre wrote:I always play the champ. If it's 2 newbies I get someone to pick the one they think looks smarter.
I used to do that, but when you get series like S67 where there were 7 octochamps, playing the same people for 56 episodes does become slightly more boring than it used to. I like variety.
by James Roper
Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday April 18th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 28)
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Re: Spoilers for Thursday April 18th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

Even if he'd been on before, it doesn't sound likely that the astro-physics graduate would be beaten by a retired man.

Good game though, one of my favourite non-apto contestants for some reason. :)
by James Roper
Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Calculating one's own score
Replies: 19
Views: 1103

Re: Calculating one's own score

What I tend to do is create a wiki/apto style grid and play one contestant. I try to play against as many people as possible in a series. Out of 27 prelims, I've only missed 3 people to play against.
by James Roper
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Recap
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Pointless Recap

..... or at least an attempt at it anyway. Bear with me, I've never done a recap for Countdown either. Pointless recap for 28th March 2013. P1: Matt M + Mat F. They are friends. P2: Linda + Alison. They're from West Wales. P3: Nick + Ivan. From London and Lincolnshire respectively. P4: Marian + Neil...
by James Roper
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday March 27th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 15)
Replies: 29
Views: 1269

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday March 27th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

Very well played today Andy :D

OREGANO in R1.
by James Roper
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday March 26th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 13)
Replies: 34
Views: 1454

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

I can see what point you're getting at here. However, when it comes to events such as the finals, if there's only one or two apterites in the finals, along with all the other finalists, then the majority of the matches become far too predictable. Knowing who's going to make the finals rather than wh...
by James Roper
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 11
Views: 1650

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

I think as much as people don't like his practices and the way he did things, I think Jeffrey Hansford, just based on pure ability, is up there. Some stumbling blocks and obviously some buzzing controversy, but as I understand it (and those of you in the know can interject where I can't), there was...
by James Roper
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 11
Views: 1650

Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

This may not be worded the best, but here goes: These days, a lot of the startlingly good contestants that appear on countdown are from apterous. However, every now and again we would get these kind of people in the era before apterous had begun (e.g, Craig Beevers, Paul Gallen etc.). These days, be...
by James Roper
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBliviLon13 (aka CoKX) - 3rd August 2013
Replies: 36
Views: 7761

Re: CoBliviLon13 (aka CoKX) - 3rd August 2013

I should be able to make it - put me down as an 'almost definite' :D