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by Elliott Mellor
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 605
Views: 151925

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had one recently where I was living in some building (I think temporarily) with James Robinson and an apterite (who will remain nameless) and a female who is implied to be his girlfriend. Said apterite and his girl are in their room "chatting loudly" and James keeps listening through the wall and be...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 37)
Replies: 6
Views: 912

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 37)

Is Maggie an Apterite? You don't casually declare CRAZING without any hint of it being a risk if your only exposure to words is "real life". She's a retired librarian, which may explain her above average vocabulary - if you work in a library (and presumably read a lot too) then you're bound to pick...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 7th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 32)
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 7th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 32)

MOZETTA in r11.

Nice close game this - exceptional numbers playing from you Edward, on another day you could have snatched that but fair play to Maggie who seems to be a consistent letters player!
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1st March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 28)
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1st March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 28)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:42 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:30 pm
Tom S wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:34 pm


And still he got his 3rd highest score! just shows his consistency :)
Not saying Dinos is really inconsistent, but surely this shows more inconsistency more than consistency?
It seems the more logical conclusion.
Ha, I like the subtlety there. Edited.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 605
Views: 151925

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had one last night where I was on apterous, and Rob Foster had just maxed a 15 rounder against Nude (might have been 142-17). Apparently Luke J_D had a tourney to play with him, and they started the game, however everything now turned into a darts match which I am now watching. Both start off with 1...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1st March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 28)
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1st March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 28)

Tom S wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:34 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:22 pm
first game that Dinos didn't get a 9.
And still he got his 3rd highest score! just shows his consistency :)
Not saying Dinos is really inconsistent, but surely this shows inconsistency more than consistency?
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 605
Views: 151925

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had a dream recently that a society/club was trying to encourage me to sign up whilst telling me they had "a diverse range of virgins". One of their main selling points was that Paul Erdunast was a member.
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 605
Views: 151925

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had a dream last night that my old ICT teacher for my early years of secondary had taken a whole lecture hall of people hostage (she even had a gun...). Amongst the people in there, I remember Fred distinctly being one (there may have been other apterites). Anyways, this teacher decides to occasiona...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 7th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 12)
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 7th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 12)

"I squeezed out a 6...LOGGIA"
Of course you did Shaun, of course you did...I'm sure you spotted SOMEDAY and PRECURED too...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 10)
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 10)

DEBUTANTS really deserves credit - really amazing spot.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 9)
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 9)

Toby McDonald wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:50 pm
R3 Alt.: (3*3*9)+50

Very topsy-turvy game; both good players. I liked both of them and was a shame one had to lose.

Anyone else think Josh bears a striking resemblance to Fred Whibley? :lol:
A bit :)
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 9)
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 9)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:40 pm
It was hilarious when they both discovered that there was such a thing as four vowels late in the game and then there was no stopping them!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?
Replies: 38
Views: 6194

Re: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?

George Pryn wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:35 am
What about me? Robbed!
How, one asks?
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1 February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 8)
Replies: 7
Views: 1329

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 7)

I've said this a few times this week about players like Adam and Jimmy, but Kerry seems like the consistent type to win a few more. Does not strike me as octochamp material as it stands , but 109 is a very nice score to debut on nevertheless, and it was a good game to watch! I think she's plenty ca...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday December 12th 2013 (S69 QF1)
Replies: 32
Views: 3950

Re: Spoilers for Thursday December 12th 2013 (S69 QF1)

((9x8x6)+1+1)/2=167 for R9 - pretty chuffed with that! Though well done Dylan for ending my 179 show winning streak against the TV :P. Very well done both today, absolutely insane standard! Shame to see you go Gemma but good luck for 2014 onwards :) I know I'm several years late to this, but I did ...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)
Replies: 33
Views: 3304

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)

Words fail me - amazing. Was nowhere on the conundrum (had got as far as -OUS, but no idea as to the rest!). Zarte you have been absolutely brilliant throughout the tournament, losing just 1 round I believe! Congratulations on being one of a very very elite group of grand slam winners!!!! :D :D :D O...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 21 January 2019 (COC XV, SF 2)
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: Spoilers for Monday 21 January 2019 (COC XV, SF 2)

What a game. Wow. Game of the championship for me - really couldn't call that one way or the other. Tom - to lose with 110 is a real shame and that conundrum solve at the end was amazing, totally beat me there. You've been brilliant to watch, always smiling and generally very amiable. :) Bra - give ...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 605
Views: 151925

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had a dream last night that I was playing in the final of champion of champions against Zarte Siempre. It's made apparent that I finished runner up as my series, and Zarte won his in my dreamland (I recall being really determined to win this, though I did recognise being in the final of both made me...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 18th January 2019 (COC XV, SF 1)
Replies: 19
Views: 2829

Re: Spoilers for Friday 18th January 2019 (COC XV, SF 1)

From the wiki: "Siempre is the first contestant ever to be the same player 3 times."

So...congrats on being yourself consistently! :lol:
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 18th January 2019 (COC XV, SF 1)
Replies: 19
Views: 2829

Re: Spoilers for Friday 18th January 2019 (COC XV, SF 1)

Zarte just in total beast mode - maxing every letters round and losing just one round this championship in 45!

Philip - you've been a great sport and should be really proud of yourself - loved the "bye" at the end :)
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)
Replies: 40
Views: 3385

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)

Cannot find words to express how amazing that was. Some people think that winning Olympic gold is the best achievement, some winning Wimbledon...but we all know the real pinnacle of awesomeness is holding the record score in a game of Countdown ;) Awesome game both, really fun to watch (who won the ...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 16th January (COC XV, QF 3)
Replies: 10
Views: 1442

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 16th January (COC XV, QF 3)

Tom's letters today were absolutely superb - 10/10 maxes, and with 2 nicer numbers games it would have been a max game. Very well played sir :)

Tass wasn't playing badly either - no shame in losing there at all.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 16th January (COC XV, QF 3)
Replies: 10
Views: 1442

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 16th January (COC XV, QF 3)

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:33 pm
I got to 845 very easily with (75 + 8 + 8 - 6) x 10 - 5. Surprised Tom didn’t see this!
Much easier to sit at home and say this though - in the studio with the intense pressure, I wouldn't exactly say it's really all that bad a miss.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 15th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 2)
Replies: 8
Views: 1370

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 15th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 2)

Very great game from both - Bra victorious yet again! :D

MOUCLADES in r2.

Can honestly say that is the toughest conundrum I think I have ever seen - would not have got that in 100 million years!
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 14th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 1)
Replies: 5
Views: 1567

Re: Spoilers for Monday 14th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 1)

Terrific play from both today - especially Philip but also to Jonathan, you've been terrific to watch and a great sportsman until the end. No shame in losing to Philip at all.
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 10th January 2019 (COC XV, game 7)
Replies: 13
Views: 2002

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 10th January 2019 (COC XV, game 7)

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:03 pm
Round 2: “I’ll stick with an eight.”

What was the (presumably invalid) nine you were chickening, Bradley?
fluorates I assume.
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 10th January 2019 (COC XV, game 7)
Replies: 13
Views: 2002

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 10th January 2019 (COC XV, game 7)

"And a better one"....grrr…..our friendship is over :(

amazing game though, double century game indeed! Bra playing exceptionally well especially with that con spot, but well played to Andrew too - really gave him a run for his student loan there.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th January 2019 (COC XV, game 5)
Replies: 14
Views: 2213

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th January 2019 (COC XV, game 5)

The reason this game is the best I've seen is that jacket of Zarte's… 8-)
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th January 2019 (COC XV, game 5)
Replies: 14
Views: 2213

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th January 2019 (COC XV, game 5)

Wow. Absolutely brilliant from both. Real shame any of you had to lose. Paul was the person who really got me interested heavily in countdown and to see him lose was in part gutting. However, Zarte held his nerve, really played excellently and was the deserved winner. It's almost like the Isner-Mahu...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 7th January 2019 (COC XV, game 4)
Replies: 10
Views: 1805

Re: Spoilers for Monday 7th January 2019 (COC XV, game 4)

Fabulous game from both - really countdown at its best. NOWHAT and GAIATRIS were particularly impressive spots (anyone for a "best COC spots" thread?)
Both of you are great sports and create an enjoyable atmosphere - can see this COC really being one to remember!
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 3 January 2019 (COC XV, game 2)
Replies: 8
Views: 1414

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 3 January 2019 (COC XV, game 2)

What a terrific game, that might be the best game I've ever watched in terms of enjoyment - really could have gone either way and it's a great shame anyone had to lose that. Ann, if you're reading, commiserations on just falling short of victory, but considering the screams in the crows when you sol...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2 January 2019 (COC XV, game 1)
Replies: 16
Views: 2301

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 2 January 2019 (COC XV, game 1)

Absolutely stunning performance from Wynn there, hardly putting a foot wrong and not being too far from a max. Commiserations to Phil though, who also produced a very respectable performance.

((5*5-2)*9+1)*4 for 832, not that it really matters though.
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 21st December 2018 (Series 79, Grand Final)
Replies: 9
Views: 1833

Re: Spoilers for Friday 21st December 2018 (Series 79, Grand Final)

Terrific final today. Both were worthy finalists and it was a cracking game to watch. Well done to Mike, a consistent player and held his never under pressure well. Also Martin, who fought so valiantly throughout the series and indeed overall was the higher average scorer. Both worthy accolades and ...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 20th December 2018 (Series 79, SF 2)
Replies: 9
Views: 1415

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 20th December 2018 (Series 79, SF 2)

One of the best games I've seen in a good while, best of the series for sure.

Special mention to the solve of HALOGENIC - a tremendous solve in the studio and shows Mike is a real threat for the final.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 1)
Replies: 17
Views: 2728

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 13th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 1)

Martin was on very fine form today, did think that was his best showing so far. Commiserations to Bob, who did do a very good job today I thought it was a very good game too by both players. But as for Martin's best game? Well, being picky I thought that 983 was pretty gettable to be honest! Aye, h...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 30th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 111)
Replies: 12
Views: 2132

Re: Spoilers for Friday 30th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 111)

A bit slow in watching so only just seen this. Just wanted to add that this was one of the most thrilling games I've watched in a while - great sportsmanship and a really back and forth game. Made it very exciting.
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 64
Views: 7196

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

I have never owned an umbrella. An umbrella is a device which deflects rain coming only from directly above you. This, together with its tendency to flip inside out and/or act as a sail, makes it largely useless in even a moderate wind. (Funnily enough, wind and rain often go together.) Even when i...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 179
Views: 24322

Re: While y'all wait...

Noone's spotted the max in r7 yet...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 179
Views: 24322

Re: While y'all wait...

If anyone fancies... R1: AEITFDNSP R2: AEOPRDTIS R3: 100 75 50 25 7 1 @536 R4: AIIFGDTSI R5: OEETRMLOI R6: 10 10 9 4 3 1 @620 R7: EEEMCDFES R8: AIEPSRTOE R9: 100 50 1 8 1 7 @765 R10: AOIHZQNTS R11: IIAPSTNEE R12: OEUGGSGOO R13: UUARGTYAS R14: 50 8 9 6 1 2 @889 R15: PRESSUEED pentafids (0) POSTERIAD...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 179
Views: 24322

Re: While y'all wait...

If anyone fancies... R1: AEITFDNSP R2: AEOPRDTIS R3: 100 75 50 25 7 1 @536 R4: AIIFGDTSI R5: OEETRMLOI R6: 10 10 9 4 3 1 @620 R7: EEEMCDFES R8: AIEPSRTOE R9: 100 50 1 8 1 7 @765 R10: AOIHZQNTS R11: IIAPSTNEE R12: OEUGGSGOO R13: UUARGTYAS R14: 50 8 9 6 1 2 @889 R15: PRESSUEED panties, posteriad, 76*...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 179
Views: 24322

Re: While y'all wait...

If anyone fancies...

R1: AEITFDNSP
R2: AEOPRDTIS
R3: 100 75 50 25 7 1 @536
R4: AIIFGDTSI
R5: OEETRMLOI
R6: 10 10 9 4 3 1 @620
R7: EEEMCDFES
R8: AIEPSRTOE
R9: 100 50 1 8 1 7 @765
R10: AOIHZQNTS
R11: IIAPSTNEE
R12: OEUGGSGOO
R13: UUARGTYAS
R14: 50 8 9 6 1 2 @889
R15: PRESSUEED
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 605
Views: 151925

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had 2 last night, or one which had a time lapse... In the first, I'm playing Novak Djokovic in the final of Countdown. I don't know whether I just forgot the first part of the game, but it seems to sort of start at round 9. The numbers are (I think) 25, 8, 9, 9, 6, 3 (might be slightly wrong) and th...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 96)
Replies: 7
Views: 1447

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 96)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:44 pm
Well done on the conundrum Elliott! How long did it take you to spot it?
2 minutes. Quick huh?
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 96)
Replies: 7
Views: 1447

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 96)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:22 pm
Our boy Elliott Mellor on the conundrum
Oh, so it is :)
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Halloween 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2006

Re: Spoilers for Halloween 2018.

Anyone else catch "CUM BUDGIE" being displayed on the board? :lol:
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Moon Landings ,fake?
Replies: 17
Views: 2806

Re: Moon Landings ,fake?

What arguments is he giving for them being fake, exactly?
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)
Replies: 11
Views: 2279

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)

Happy to also get a max game here. Felt really bad for Susan - she seemed very strong on the letters and if her numbers had been up to scratch she could have had 11 or 12 maxes. One of the more capable contestants of late and I was rooting for her to win.
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Impossible Rachel
Replies: 20
Views: 5339

Re: Impossible Rachel

Countdown Team wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:16 pm
We tell Rachel if the game is impossible.

……

Edit to add......
How do we know it's impossible? We text Elliott Mellor.
Only just seen this :lol:
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A Word of Thanks
Replies: 13
Views: 3289

Re: A Word of Thanks

Noel, It's been an absolute delight to know you as part of the community. As has been echoed above you're the greatest 4 large player there has ever been and the 925 numbers solve in your semi final will always remain an iconic moment. I have very fond memories of being soundly beaten in 4 large rou...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 21664

Re: C of C Draw......

James Robinson wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:03 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:02 pm
What with Rhys wondering about Annie, I'm wondering if Jeff Clayton was invited?
He wasn't, I was so shocked that he didn't even get an invite, especially as there's only one from S76.
If that's the only basis you have for his case, I'm not surprised he wasn't invited at all.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Impossible Rachel
Replies: 20
Views: 5339

Re: Impossible Rachel

My simulations indicate that the estimates of the number of impossible answers are: no big numbers: 16.97% one big number : 2.73% two big numbers: 1.92% three big numbers: 5.35% four big numbers: 10.19% Do these estimates look reasonable? If I want a solution then I would pick two big numbers. Not ...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 21664

Re: C of C Draw......

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:23 am
Whilst I actually remember (and can't quite believe it hasn't come up) - Annie Humphries, was she invited?
I think she was invited but declined.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 605
Views: 151925

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had a brief dream last night that Eddy Byrne had the world record for the longest marriage, at 95 years and was still going. Or sommat like that.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 81
Views: 15148

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Essentially the question was, what if what's shown on TV isn't the same as what happens in the studio. C1 and C2 are level going into the conundrum. Nobody gets it. They're given a tiebreak, and C1 gets it. The first conundrum is cut out for some reason. Does it count as a tiebreak? I think this is...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 81
Views: 15148

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Q: in event of a TB which is cut from broadcast (such as my first show), will this go down as a margin of 10 or a TB? Here’s how it will work: … In the event of a tie-break conundrum, this will be taken to be a 0 point win. ... Best of luck! I don't think that answers the question as well as you th...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 81
Views: 15148

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Q: in event of a TB which is cut from broadcast (such as my first show), will this go down as a margin of 10 or a TB?
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:13 am


Here’s how it will work:


In the event of a tie-break conundrum, this will be taken to be a 0 point win.

...

Best of luck!
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 12th September 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1342

Re: Spoilers for 12th September 2018

NASTALIQ!!!! <3 :D :D :D :D :D
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 605
Views: 151925

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Very detailed one last night...in this dream, I'm actually in champion of champions and it's implied I've won a series. My first match is against Spike, and I somehow beat him about 120ish to 50ish (heavily unrealistic!). The first rounds starts with Spike declaring 7 to my 8 and it turns out he had...