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by Edward Byrne
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the pub
Replies: 24
Views: 3837

Re: Countdown in the pub

if you are up for a trip to Dublin on October 21st, you should come along to Countdown in Dublin, attracts about 30 people from all over Ireland and the UK. I host it. would be good to have you along.
by Edward Byrne
Tue May 09, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:DUB 3 Countdown in Dublin Saturday 21st October 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1729

CO:DUB 3 Countdown in Dublin Saturday 21st October 2017

The third annual Countdown in Dublin tournament will take place on Saturday October 21st 2017 in the Old Punchbowl Pub in Booterstown. Entry is lower than last year at the bargain price of €15, this includes a buffet lunch in the middle of the day. Payments can be made by sending €15 via gift paymen...
by Edward Byrne
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.
Replies: 22
Views: 2262

Re: Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.

do you happen to own a copy of that jim? Heh, no. 99% of the games I had were - brace yourself - illegal copies. But I remember the reviews from the time and have played it since on emulators (it's not especially good and certainly not worth tracking down today, although it certainly has novelty va...
by Edward Byrne
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.
Replies: 22
Views: 2262

Re: Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.

do you happen to own a copy of that jim?
by Edward Byrne
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.
Replies: 22
Views: 2262

Re: Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.

I cant see why it would be a video game. many contestants on countdown were elderly then and what use would they have for such an item.
by Edward Byrne
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.
Replies: 22
Views: 2262

Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.

I was watching this old episode of Countdown from 1988 and I noticed footage of the goody bag, which seemed to start this year as there is no mention of a goody bag in an episode I saw from 1987. see link here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOJQsGdzhX0&t=190s At 10:14 in this clip you can see the c...
by Edward Byrne
Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 26th October 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 26th October 2016

does anyone else think that today's champion was a bit of a bollocks and that everyone was glad when he lost? I certainly didnt like him, very smug, and rigidly sticking with 3 vowels. I was rooting for the challenger all the way through.
by Edward Byrne
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is this the oldest ever Countdown related forum topic?
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Is this the oldest ever Countdown related forum topic?

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.tv.game-shows/j5oejm0wJjE Trawling through the internet yesterday, I stumbled across Countdown threads on a quiz group from 1996. This must surely predate any past countdown forums/threads that we know of. There are a good few more posts in the group about...
by Edward Byrne
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CODUB2 Countdown in Dublin 10th September 2016.
Replies: 18
Views: 3539

Re: CODUB2 Countdown in Dublin 10th September 2016.

We are up to 17 now, with Series 64 champion Ed McCullagh, it would be great if more of the irish apterous contingent signed up, so please get in touch soon, 1 month to go today! People of all abilities welcome, tell your friends, tell your family, bring your cats and dogs!
by Edward Byrne
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown History Project - can you help?
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: Countdown History Project - can you help?

You can see my recent Series 1 finds by joining this group on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/277220849308976/
by Edward Byrne
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown History Project - can you help?
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: Countdown History Project - can you help?

It looks as though I will be getting a couple of episodes from series 1. I have six recaps from the 90's that I will put on the wiki in the coming days
by Edward Byrne
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown History Project - can you help?
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: Countdown History Project - can you help?

This has officially kicked off, people have come forward, and it looks like I may be about to source recaps from unrecapped episodes, more to follow.
by Edward Byrne
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CODUB2 Countdown in Dublin 10th September 2016.
Replies: 18
Views: 3539

Re: CODUB2 Countdown in Dublin 10th September 2016.

[quote="Edward Byrne"]Based on the success of last years event Co.Dublin will take place again this year on Saturday 10th September in the upstairs room in The Old Punchbowl pub in Booterstown. It is right beside the train station in Booterstown and is well served by buses going to and from Dublin C...
by Edward Byrne
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CODUB2 Countdown in Dublin 10th September 2016.
Replies: 18
Views: 3539

Re: CODUB2 Countdown in Dublin 10th September 2016.

[quote="Edward Byrne"]Based on the success of last years event Co.Dublin will take place again this year on Saturday 10th September in the upstairs room in The Old Punchbowl pub in Booterstown. It is right beside the train station in Booterstown and is well served by buses going to and from Dublin C...
by Edward Byrne
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown History Project - can you help?
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Countdown History Project - can you help?

Aside from playing Countdown, Countdown History is a huge interest of mine. I can sit for hours in the evening reading Wiki Apterous. It frustrates me however, that our wiki is incomplete, that there is little information on early series. I would also like to obtain more footage of Countdown from th...
by Edward Byrne
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CODUB2 Countdown in Dublin 10th September 2016.
Replies: 18
Views: 3539

Re: CODUB2 Countdown in Dublin 10th September 2016.

We're up to 10 people now. If you want to make sure of your place please send me your money.
by Edward Byrne
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Co-Radio Countdown on Radio
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Re: Co-Radio Countdown on Radio

in for the co event
by Edward Byrne
Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CODUB2 Countdown in Dublin 10th September 2016.
Replies: 18
Views: 3539

Re: CODUB2 Countdown in Dublin 10th September 2016.

would be great to have you Tracey, it may start just before the college term? I am not back until the week following this event.
by Edward Byrne
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CODUB2 Countdown in Dublin 10th September 2016.
Replies: 18
Views: 3539

CODUB2 Countdown in Dublin 10th September 2016.

Date: Saturday 10th September 2016 Venue: The Old Punch Bowl, 116 Rock Rd, Booterstown, Dublin Admission: €20 (£16.74 by 24 July’s exchange rates…) Doors open: 9am for 10am start Presented by: Eddy Byrne, Celtic tiger and former Countdown contestant Games to be played: 6 15-rounders, plus the final ...
by Edward Byrne
Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Will Scramble 4 Food
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: Will Scramble 4 Food

I might take you up on that offer for Co.Dublin!
by Edward Byrne
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 28 January 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 4)
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28 January 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 4)

Weird that they disallowed oxtails today yet it is allowed on apterous.
by Edward Byrne
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 142
Views: 8880

Re: How many countries have you been to?

I have been to 13 countries, Ireland, UK, America (New York twice), France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Poland and Bulgaria. So I am quite well travelled. At the moment most of my trips abroad are the UK to countdown events seeing as I have nobody who will go on holiday wi...
by Edward Byrne
Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Dub Countdown in Dublin 14th November 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2878

Re: Co:Dub Countdown in Dublin 14th November 2015

glad you enjoyed it ed, hopefully i'll see you at another co.event in the not too distant future
by Edward Byrne
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16 November 2015 (Series 73 Prelim 94)
Replies: 17
Views: 1001

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16 November 2015 (Series 73 Prelim 94)

I saw SEXTAPE in round 11 the expats round but it isn't in, i thought it was plausible
by Edward Byrne
Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday October 8th 2015 (S73 P68)
Replies: 47
Views: 3857

Re: Spoilers for Thursday October 8th 2015 (S73 P68)

hopefully james and adam are both allowed to have a second chance in the not too distant future, they were both superb on the show. Quite a tough way for James to lose today though, i wouldnt be 100% convinced that John knew the answer when he buzzed.
by Edward Byrne
Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday October 1st 2015 (S73 P63)
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Re: Spoilers for Thursday October 1st 2015 (S73 P63)

very nearly no maxes for georgie today, very weak challenger, thought I was going to beat her to zero till the last numbers game.
by Edward Byrne
Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for S22 P10 (repeated on Friday 18th September 2015)
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: Spoilers for S22 P10 (repeated on Friday 18th September 2015)

Yeah she still plays scrabble here in Ireland
by Edward Byrne
Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday September 14th 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Spoilers For Monday September 14th 2015

Johnny Canuck wrote:
szodiac wrote:
Edward Byrne wrote:Vulgate would be a DC beater in round 1
So would VIHUELA :D

Mauro/(Jessica got it)
Was this round an exact repeat of a round that aired sometime last week?
yeah Vulgate was certainly a beater last week
by Edward Byrne
Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday September 14th 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Spoilers For Monday September 14th 2015

last numbers round alternative (2+1)x7 =21X6X5 = 630 plus the remaining 2. to get 632 for 1 away
by Edward Byrne
Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday September 14th 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Spoilers For Monday September 14th 2015

numbers in round 6 50-8 = 42 x6 = 252 -25 = 227 + (7/7) = 228
by Edward Byrne
Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday September 14th 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Spoilers For Monday September 14th 2015

Vulgate would be a DC beater in round 1
by Edward Byrne
Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday September 7th 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Spoilers For Monday September 7th 2015

Araneid in round 11 for another DC beater
by Edward Byrne
Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday September 7th 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Spoilers For Monday September 7th 2015

Vulgate for a DC beater in round 1
by Edward Byrne
Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 99589

Re: Ask Graeme?

It doesn't look as if 4 Large was a regularly picked numbers selection in the early days of countdown, can you tell me, what would be the first instance of someone picking 4 Large on countdown?
by Edward Byrne
Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday August 14th 2015 (S73 P35)
Replies: 12
Views: 839

Re: Spoilers for Friday August 14th 2015 (S73 P35)

my reaction was great when I spotted THEREUNTO in round 5, I was delighted, what a 9!
by Edward Byrne
Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Classic Episodes
Replies: 33
Views: 5159

Re: Countdown Classic Episodes

Im so exited about this, it's getting late now, I hope I am not dreaming
by Edward Byrne
Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Series 4 Champion Brian Hudson
Replies: 14
Views: 1794

Re: Series 4 Champion Brian Hudson

Not a series winner, but I play at the same scrabble club as series 22 quarter finalist and 7 time winner Anne Lyng.
by Edward Byrne
Wed May 27, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Dub Countdown in Dublin 14th November 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2878

Co:Dub Countdown in Dublin 14th November 2015

I am happy to announce the first ever Dublin Countdown event; Co:Dublin. This event will take place on Saturday 14th November 2015 Venue is the Tara Towers Hotel, Rock Road, Dublin 4. Presented by Edward Byrne, everybody is guaranteed to play six games and we will be playing using the Bristol Classr...
by Edward Byrne
Wed May 13, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co.Dublin who would be interested?
Replies: 15
Views: 1510

Re: Co.Dublin who would be interested?

I am in very early stages of planning it, the date is very provisional, im not even sure if there is enough interest for such an event to take place yet
by Edward Byrne
Tue May 12, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 99589

Re: Ask Graeme?

In what games both 9 round and 15 round did a contestant get 0 maxes
by Edward Byrne
Mon May 11, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co.Dublin who would be interested?
Replies: 15
Views: 1510

Re: Co.Dublin who would be interested?

Jennifer Steadman wrote:As long as no one makes me drink Guinness and I can make casually racist comments about potatoes all day, this would be dead on.
Racist comments about potatoes that made me lol :lol:
by Edward Byrne
Sun May 10, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co.Dublin who would be interested?
Replies: 15
Views: 1510

Co.Dublin who would be interested?

It would be great to introduce a co-event, in a different place to where one has ever been held before. A perfect excuse to travel to Dublin. There are a good number of Irish countdown players and it would also be nice if people were interested in coming from the uk to take part. I have looked at th...
by Edward Byrne
Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for FRIDAY 21st November!!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1472

Re: Spoilers for FRIDAY 21st November!!!!!!

Yes I was really kicking myself about the numbers, gutted. It was a really scrappy game. I hope that even with one win I will be allowed to apply again in a few years.
by Edward Byrne
Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday November 20th 2014 (S71 P90)
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: Spoilers for Thursday November 20th 2014 (S71 P90)

I got really complacent in the last few rounds, I spotted trailer straight away, and then the last few were a panic, but I redeemed myself with the conundrum, which wasn't the hardest one in fairness
by Edward Byrne
Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 99589

Re: Ask Graeme?

I am wondering if you could give me a list of all the contestants that have won at least one heat game and then later returned for another chance. I know there is Bradley Cates and Marcus Hares. It seems mostly that people return after losing there first game, I can't find many returning winners.