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by Martin Hurst
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 15th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 28)
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 15th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 28)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:15 pm
Really happy to have bossed this game at home. I'm pretty sure I've never done that with a 15-rounder before. "Only" 12 maxes though with a score of 122.
Time to get that application form sent in mate ;-)
by Martin Hurst
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th February 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th February 2018.

Surprised BRONZE isn't in as an adjective, otherwise could have had BRONZEST for r1. Seems as plausible as PUCEST or MAUVEST :)
by Martin Hurst
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)
Replies: 24
Views: 1216

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

George Pryn wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Is this forum guarded by angry unemployed people with anti-enthusiasm guns or something jesus christ
Who's angry? Seemed a level-headed conversation to me which was amicably discussed and is now resolved!
by Martin Hurst
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)
Replies: 24
Views: 1216

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

I like Tom's reports and think I would miss them if they stopped. Oh, don't get me wrong, it's good that he comments nicely on the game in general terms and would encourage more people to do this - I just think that publicly displaying every day that he (more often than not) beats both players whil...
by Martin Hurst
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)
Replies: 24
Views: 1216

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

My play was off today- but thankfully Chris did not take me to a crucial. It would have been an absolutely disaster if he had I'm sure, that really would have tarnished the reputation of everyone here. Haha lol- good sense of personality ;) I must say Tom, I admire your perseverance in telling us y...
by Martin Hurst
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Add up the numbers...
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: Add up the numbers...

If you use a probably conservative estimate of the 6 selected numbers adding up to over 100 half the time, it means (as there are 899 possible targets), there's a one in 1798 (we'll call it 1800) chance it will happen in a round. Therefore, I would expect this to happen on average at an approximate ...
by Martin Hurst
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 112
Views: 20379

Re: Countdowners in the news

Tragic news regarding series 75 contestant James Thomson http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... icide.html
by Martin Hurst
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 2952

Re: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)

***FINAL STANDINGS*** A 9 point victory to Tom (congrats Tom - a brilliant series winner) means 7 points to those that went LOWER against the prediction of 16 (Just Gev!). Final standings are as follows - well done to Ray - enjoy your prize of a moral victory! 1st - 64 points - Ray 2nd - 62 points -...
by Martin Hurst
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 2952

Re: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)

***Game 6 update*** Bradley's 12 point win earned those who went LOWER than the 26 point prediction 14 points (Just Gev and Tom) Latest standings.......... 1st - 64 points - Ray 2nd - 55 points - Gev 3rd - 46 points - Tim 4th - 41 points - Tom 5th - 37 points - Sean 6th - 27 points - JC 7th - 9 poin...
by Martin Hurst
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 2952

Re: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)

***Game 5 update*** Wow - what a performance by Tom! A 51 point victory so 22 points for those who went HIGHER than the 29 point prediction (Ray, JC and Tom) Latest standings.......... 1st - 64 points - Ray 2nd - 46 points - Tim 3rd - 41 points - Gev 4th - 37 points - Sean T5th - 27 points - JC, Tom...
by Martin Hurst
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 2952

Re: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)

***Game 4 update*** Noel battled to a win by just 2 points in a classic - that's 5 points to those who went LOWER than the 7 point prediction (everyone apart from Tim and Ray - the top two!) Latest standings.......... 1st - 46 points - Tim 2nd - 42 points - Ray 3rd - 41 points - Gev 4th - 37 points ...
by Martin Hurst
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 2952

Re: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)

***Game 3 update*** John Cowen wind by 56 - wowzers! That's 42 points to those that went higher against the prediction of 14 (Just Tim and Ray!) Latest standings.......... 1st - 46 points - Tim 2nd - 42 points - Ray 3rd - 36 points - Gev 4th - 32 points - Sean 5th - 4 points - Dan T6th - 0 points - ...
by Martin Hurst
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 2952

Re: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)

***Game 2 Update*** Bradley snuck through to the quarter finals with a very exciting 6 point victory, so good news for him, but bad news for those who didn't go "lower" against the prediction of 38, as they missed a 32 point haul! Only Gev and Sean claimed the big points on offer today. 1st - 36 poi...
by Martin Hurst
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 2952

Re: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)

In future, could it be a good idea for people to come up with their own margins? Maybe with different choices depending on who contests the semis/finals (or change them up as the results come in like real fantasy football)? A lot of people guess winning margins anyway so might as well combine these...
by Martin Hurst
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 2952

Re: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)

***Game 1 Update*** Tom won by 45 points, so those who went "lower" against the prediction of 49 claim 4 points! T1st - 4 points - Tim, Dan, Gev T4th - 0 points - Ray, JC, Tom, Sean Next update tomorrow! I may be dumb, but can I ask where you got the predicted margins from? They are either based on ...
by Martin Hurst
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 115)
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 115)

Richard Priest wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:36 pm
He told Chris he would have to "clamber over this guy" to get another win and then suggested it "might be difficult when you look at him".Or something like that.
lol bantz
by Martin Hurst
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 2952

Re: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)

Oh yeah, small inquiry here -- what happens if one of the predictions is neither higher nor lower, but exact? For example, what happens if Tom beats Graeme by exactly 49 points in Game 1? Everyone scores 1000 points :) 1.HIGHER 2.HIGHER 3.LOWER 4.LOWER 5.HIGHER 6.LOWER Can someone tell me the margi...
by Martin Hurst
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 2952

Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)

Let's give this a try!!! For each of the seven games in the Series 77 finals, you give an answer of “higher” or “lower” in terms of the winning margin quoted – if you get your prediction right, you score 1 point per point you are right by, if you get it wrong, you score zero points. For example, the...
by Martin Hurst
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10357

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Overall summary: Wins Points Maxes Tom Chafer-Cook 8 896 68% Bradley Horrocks 8 864 53% John Cowen 8 799 47% Noel McIlvenny 8 793 43% Eoin Jackson 8 778 49% Michael Pfeffer 8 770 37% James Kennedy 8 736 37% Greame Staples 8 678 38% Letters summary: Letters Maxes Badges Medals Tom Chafer-Cook 68% 12 ...
by Martin Hurst
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10357

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Summary for Bradley Horrocks......... Wins: 8 Points: 864 8-) Final seed: 2 Total Maximums: 63/120 (53%) Letters Maximums: 32/80 (40%) Badges (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant on CD before*): 4 Medals (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant...
by Martin Hurst
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th November 2017.
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Re: Spoilers for Monday 27th November 2017.

Surprised Bradley could concentrate with all the hotties on the show today.
by Martin Hurst
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th November 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th November 2017

I only logged on to see how Tom S got on #disappointed
by Martin Hurst
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 101)
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 101)

I yelled "PALTRYMAN" straight away too 8-) It seemed familiar.
by Martin Hurst
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10357

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Summary for Graeme Staples......... Wins: 8 Points: 678 Current seed: 7 Total Maximums: 46/120 (38%) Letters Maximums: 24/80 (30%) Badges (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant on CD before*): 1 Medals (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant or ...
by Martin Hurst
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 23
Views: 2331

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)

PEDIFORM R5 Lovely gesture by Graham on the conundrum, if anyone saw. What did he do specifically? I noticed this too - Mike shouted out the answer before buzzing and instead of Graeme buzzing himself and stealing it, he let Mike buzz properly and take the points. Would be interesting to know what ...
by Martin Hurst
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10357

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Summary for James Riddell (would be shocked if his nickname wasn't "Jimmy Riddle" at school)......... Wins: 6 Points: 558 Current seed: 8 Total Maximums: 40/105 (38%) Letters Maximums: 30/70 (43%) Badges (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant on CD before*): 4 Medals (7+ ...
by Martin Hurst
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 112
Views: 20379

Re: Countdowners in the news

Series 76 quarter finalist and former Apterite James Slater standing for the Labour Party at the Camden Council elections....... http://camdennewjournal.com/article/cou ... -mhadsteap
by Martin Hurst
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10357

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Summary for James Kennedy (wonder if his middle initial is F? Topical if it is!)......... Wins: 8 Points: 736 Current seed: 6 Total Maximums: 44/120 (37%) Letters Maximums: 26/80 (33%) Badges (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant on CD before*): 0 Medals (7+ length maxes...
by Martin Hurst
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10357

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

(Late) summary for Alex Smith......... Wins: 4 Points: 400 Current seed: 8 Total Maximums: 26/75 (35%) Letters Maximums: 13/50 (26%) Badges (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant on CD before*): 0 Medals (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant o...
by Martin Hurst
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10357

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Summary for Eoin Jackson......... Wins: 8 Points: 778 Current seed: 4 Total Maximums: 59/120 (49%) Letters Maximums: 28/80 (35%) Badges (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant on CD before*): 2 Medals (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant or DC...
by Martin Hurst
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10357

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Summary for Phil Peel......... Wins: 6 Points: 609 Current seed: 5 Total Maximums: 38/105 (36%) Letters Maximums: 17/70 (24%) Badges (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant on CD before*): 1 Medals (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant or DC on...
by Martin Hurst
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10357

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Sorry for the delay! Haven't been up to date with episodes for a couple of weeks so was avoiding the Wiki like the plague to swerve spoilers! Summary for Ben Leyburn......... Wins: 5 Points:558 Current seed: 5 Total Maximums: 40/90 (44%) Letters Maximums: 20/60 (33%) Badges (7+ length maxes not prev...
by Martin Hurst
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10357

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Summary for Nikki Saarsteiner......... Wins: 4 Points: 392 Current seed: 5 Total Maximums: 20/75 (27%) Letters Maximums: 12/50 (24%) Badges (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant on CD before*): 3 Medals (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant o...
by Martin Hurst
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 31 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 42)
Replies: 6
Views: 1066

Re: Spoilers for the actual Thursday 30 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 42)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:23 pm
Martin Hurst wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:55 pm
[And of course it is the 31st today, not the 30th - I'll get my coat.
As Ray says, you can change it in the first post and it should correct in the listing. If Johnny does the same in his, we should be all good!
Done :oops:
by Martin Hurst
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 31 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 42)
Replies: 6
Views: 1066

Re: Spoilers for the actual Thursday 30 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 42)

JC a day ahead of himself yesterday :oops: Well done to Nikki - a very exciting game and good to see her time on Apterous bearing some fruit. 5 out of 9 consonants drawn were the letter T in rounds 12 and the beginning of round 13 - shake the bag up a bit lads! Shame we didn't have a "I've got diar...
by Martin Hurst
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 31 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 42)
Replies: 6
Views: 1066

Spoilers for Thursday 31 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 42)

JC a day ahead of himself yesterday :oops: Well done to Nikki - a very exciting game and good to see her time on Apterous bearing some fruit. 5 out of 9 consonants drawn were the letter T in rounds 12 and the beginning of round 13 - shake the bag up a bit lads! Shame we didn't have a "I've got diarr...
by Martin Hurst
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10357

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

And when will someone notice that someone has nicked the K tile?
by Martin Hurst
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10357

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Summary for Noel McIlvenny......... Wins: 8 Points: 793 Current seed: 3 Total Maximums: 52/120 (43%) Letters Maximums: 27/80 (34%) Badges (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant on CD before*): 2 Medals (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant or ...
by Martin Hurst
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10357

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Summary for Michael "Cov" Pfeffer......... Wins: 8 Points: 770 Current seed: 3 Total Maximums: 44/120 (37%) Letters Maximums: 23/80 (29%) Badges (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant on CD before*): 0 Medals (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contest...
by Martin Hurst
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday, 3rd August 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1476

Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 3rd August 2017

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:49 pm
He seems a bit sure of himself, which doesn't make for great viewing.
Alanis
by Martin Hurst
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10357

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

The stats for the enigmatic John Cowen (coincidentally I just missed "enigmatic" as a conundrum on Apterous :oops: ) Wins: 8 Points: 799 Current seed: 2 Total Maximums: 56/120 (47%) Letters Maximums: 36/80 (45%) Badges (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant on CD before*)...
by Martin Hurst
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10357

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Shabir Alidina Wins: 4 Points: 364 Current seed: 2 Total Maximums: 13/75 (17%) Letters Maximums: 3/50 (6%) Badges (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant on CD before*): 0 Medals (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant or DC on CD before**): 0 Ba...
by Martin Hurst
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 9)
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 13 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 9)

Interesting new pinky/purple mood lighting on the crucial conundrum! :P
by Martin Hurst
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 23276

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Who won last season? ;-)
by Martin Hurst
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10357

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Did anyone notice the rather monumental coincidence related to the targets that CECIL came up with today? I didn't until I saw it on the Apterous Wiki page ;-) http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_6622 - how on earth did you spot this? :shock: I make it a one in 653,188,856,401 chance of that happening...
by Martin Hurst
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10357

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

So, Starting with Tom Chafer-Cook. Wins: 8 Points: 896 Current seed: 1 Total Maximums: 82/120 (68%) Letters Maximums: 54/80 (68%) Badges (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant on CD before*): 12 Medals (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant or ...
by Martin Hurst
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10357

Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

The daily spoilers threads work really well, but it isn't the easiest format to have ongoing discussions about more general things like how the series is shaping up in terms of how the seedings are looking, apterites who are coming up as future challengers, when it nears finals time our predictions ...
by Martin Hurst
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 4th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 2)
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 4th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 2)

49 maxes from 4 games so far for Tom - pretty awesome by anyone's standard! 8-)
by Martin Hurst
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 30th June 2017 (Series 76 GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Spoilers for Friday 30th June 2017 (Series 76 GRAND FINAL)

(1) Stephen Read

Versus

(3) MOOOOOOOOSE! 8-)

Could be a cracker :)
by Martin Hurst
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)
Replies: 15
Views: 1701

Re: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)

By the way, I think Elliott's conundrums are slightly overrated. He may have got them all but not in the impressive speeds of a really top player. I think they were mostly fairly gettable anyway. Good point - they may well try to "test" his 100% record with a horrible obscure compound word as well.
by Martin Hurst
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)
Replies: 15
Views: 1701

Re: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)

I'm not sure if I agree with there not being much between 2-7, I'd say they are all players with different strengths. I didn't see Lawrie's games so I can't comment on them, so I'll only do 2-6. Jeff and Wes are probably the strongest numbers players in the pool. Jeff showing he was strong on a var...
by Martin Hurst
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)
Replies: 15
Views: 1701

Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)

Stephen Read looks a massive favourite, but I don't think there is too much between seeds 2 and 7 - could lead to some interesting games! My predictions............ QFs Stephen Read (1) v James Slater (8) - Stephen to win by 60-70 points Jeff Clayton (2) v Lawrie Collingwood (7) - Jeff to be pushed,...
by Martin Hurst
Thu May 18, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!
Replies: 6
Views: 1612

Re: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!

Outstanding work - well done :D
by Martin Hurst
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 20th April 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 20th April 2017

Was a cracking game - nail-biting stuff! Berkan did very well in his run and was unlucky to be halted at this stage of his run, and Nick looks like he has the potential to do well. Hopefully someone had a word with him and he speeds up his selections for subsequent game(s) though!!!
by Martin Hurst
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 112
Views: 20379

Re: Countdowners in the news

A few Countdowners in the news this week: A report on Phyl Styles, who was recently part of the Series Championship-winning Verbivores team on BBC2 quiz show Only Connect http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/north-norfolk-tv-game-show-veteran-named-series-winner-in-bbc2-s-only-connect-1-4968435 Countdown cal...
by Martin Hurst
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Going on TV:- What is the timeline?
Replies: 19
Views: 3604

Re: Going on TV:- What is the timeline?

Application - 21st March
Audition date confirmed - 13th April
Telephone audition - 18th April (was told I passed straight away)
Recording date confirmed - 31st May
Recording date - 25th June
Air date - 25th August
by Martin Hurst
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 44
Views: 5459

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

That's interesting. She seems like one of the ones I wouldn't mind. Why did she do your head in out of interest? I won't be on the show for another 2 years or so maybe. Don't get me wrong she wasn't malicious or nasty or anything, and she was very friendly, but pretty much between every round of ev...
by Martin Hurst
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 44
Views: 5459

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

I had Gloria in DC for 5 of my shows - she did my head in. That's interesting. She seems like one of the ones I wouldn't mind. Why did she do your head in out of interest? I won't be on the show for another 2 years or so maybe. Don't get me wrong she wasn't malicious or nasty or anything, and she w...