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by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 132
Views: 14472

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

Fair enough, I can see how it was meant now! Though when we refer to Elliott's 152, it's referred to as 'the record', so Andy was possibly overstating the importance of the record for the old format.
by Bradley Horrocks
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 132
Views: 14472

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

I'm not Jack's PR agent or anything but I know Jack well enough to know that he'd still go for it. It would be a farce otherwise, it's not a practice game on apterous, it's a record that would presumably have literally stood forever, bearing in mind the upcoming change in format 12 games into the n...
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Have you put weight on during lockdown
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: Have you put weight on during lockdown

Dan Byrom wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:37 am
I've been running more.

Lost about a stone!
Congrats! See you at some co-event parkruns next year then ;)

Similar story here, though it was a conscious ambition - WFH helped as much as running imo as I am far less tired generally.
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed May 13, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th
Replies: 22
Views: 2289

Re: Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th

Add me to the list please!
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Interactive Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Interactive Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Brilliant - shan't spoil the ending :D

I also seem to be better at guessing than I thought I was.
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 209
Views: 78308

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Andy Davis wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:16 am
Charlie Reams wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:37 am
Please don't use this thread for anything other than signalling that the site is down. There is a ticket system on the site and all other problems can be flagged there.
Sorry, I didn’t know that. Did you receive the email I sent you regarding a subscription?.
by Bradley Horrocks
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Contestants by Region: IRELAND
Replies: 8
Views: 1187

Re: Contestants by Region: IRELAND

Luke O'Reilly was definitely Irish
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 662
Views: 213163

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Don't remember much about it - I was at Callum Todd's house for some reason. He wasn't in, he was at work. Upstairs was exactly like my house as the layout was the same. As I went into 'my' room, I found two cute cats, one was only a kitten. I asked the older cat about her age, and she replied 'I'm ...
by Bradley Horrocks
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 209
Views: 78308

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Jason William Larsen wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:33 pm

When was Judith on Countdown?
2005; http://wiki.apterous.org/Judith_Young
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 277
Views: 96150

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Was hard to find photos to demonstrate it (probably proving me wrong) but I've always thought that the Series 78 legend Philip Aston looks a bit like Juventus and Argentina star Paulo Dybala. https://i.imgur.com/MALz0C0.png Hmm, I think Philip looks more like Dominik Koepfer https://i.imgur.com/aDq...
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 209
Views: 78308

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Hardly classic but made me chuckle

Joyce Phillips finished a classic game with Judith Young, winning 91-75.
Judith Young left the room.
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)
Replies: 24
Views: 5948

Re: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)

There's a few people in this community I couldn't have gotten this far without and it's only fair to mention them - particular mentions to Fred, Luke, Bra for coming to support and just generally being utterly, utterly amazing mates. To Cal for taking time off being God to watch me. To Toby for the...
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Negative picking
Replies: 20
Views: 6526

Re: Negative picking

Hi guys I played a 15-rounder against someone the other day and I was loosing 125-119 and going into the final numbers round and I selected 6 small(like I did on my 1st Numbers pick because I was behind then) and got it spot on and my opponent got nothing so was leading 129-125 and got the Conundru...
by Bradley Horrocks
Fri May 17, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 31
Views: 7082

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)

Can't add much which hasn't been said - we're seeing something very special at the moment clearly, who knows where this ends! Congratulations mate :D
by Bradley Horrocks
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London (CO:LON) 2019 - Saturday 11th May 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 12719

Re: Countdown in London (CO:LON) 2019 - Saturday 11th May 2019

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:51 pm
CONUNDRUMS
This year's conundrums will be a mix of 8s, 9s and 10s.
Interesting - will we know the length beforehand?
by Bradley Horrocks
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down? [DO NOT POST IN THIS TOPIC FOR ANY OTHER REASON]
Replies: 604
Views: 191660

Re: Is Apterous down?

Fred W wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:44 pm
'fraid so
Site is back up but in the room it says 'Disconnected'
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 26th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 25)
Replies: 5
Views: 2136

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 26th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 25)

I'm enjoying watching Dinos' run so far, not least because of the theme of rude (particularly sexual) words! SHAGGER, SHAGGED, SEMIS, ERECTIONS, DOGGERS, WHORE and HOOKER in 3 games!
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 15)
Replies: 2
Views: 1478

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 15)

IDEATUMS to equal GAUDIEST.

I do predict Misba will fall just short of octochampdom, but a good chance of making the finals if she can double her number of wins.
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?
Replies: 38
Views: 13423

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

Tracey Anne Mills wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:48 pm
Neil Stephenson and Ben Hocking from Series 72
Sam Prouse S78
James Rowan and Adam Curran S73
Ciaran McCarthy S70
Matt Croy S65
Eddy Byrne S71
Callum Pickering aka Bojack Horseman And Ian Volante.
You deserve another go too. Oops, not you, Hazel. ;)
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Isn't it time for James Robinson to get another go on Countdown ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3535

Re: Isn't it time for James Robinson to get another go on Countdown ?

Mick had to wait 20 years to appear for a 3rd time, perhaps that's the unofficial rule. If so, the good news is you're already half way there James!
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)
Replies: 33
Views: 8164

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

Thank you all. Zarte played incredibly throughout, and the final was no exception! I could've done better in the second half, but I wasn't going to gain 33 points even playing at my best.

Thanks to the Countdown team for running such a great tournament - it was the highlight of my 2018. :)
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)
Replies: 33
Views: 8164

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

John Cowen must be younger than Paul? But yeah, probably the lowest average age of opponents in a CoC or something. Anyway, bring on the final!
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 21 January 2019 (COC XV, SF 2)
Replies: 9
Views: 2620

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

Thanks everyone. It was a great game, not sure about the best Elliott, I remember a guy breaking a record last week!
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 662
Views: 213163

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN MONDAY'S EPISODE * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 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 ...
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 16th January (COC XV, QF 3)
Replies: 10
Views: 3379

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

The winner gets the delight of playing me! Matthew Tassier in c1 (Carey's nemesis who is normally here) vs mine, Tom Chafer-Cook. Nemesis might be a strong word :P
Should be a good game.
by Bradley Horrocks
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 10th January 2019 (COC XV, game 7)
Replies: 13
Views: 3774

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?
outflares. Andrew had pondered it too - I assumed my doubts were based on OUTGLARES being a word.
by Bradley Horrocks
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 10th January 2019 (COC XV, game 7)
Replies: 13
Views: 3774

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

As for Andrew, oh my your hair is even greyer than before (Sorry if I imply you're getting old...), but with old age certainly comes with wisdom, and you fought very, very hard to the point that you literally tied Bradley on every single round except for two! Thanks Ryan. You might be surprised to ...
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 9th January 2019 (COC XV, game 6)
Replies: 11
Views: 3816

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 9th January 2019 (COC XV, game 6)

Cracking performance from Tom, he could've easily maxed every letters game if it wasn't for having to make tactical decisions!
The score feels harsh on Martin given the 2 nines, he certainly didn't disgrace himself.
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 38798

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Assuming sign-ups stayed at 38 and Prune was #39, we could have a death group consisting of Jack Worsley, Hazel Drury and Tim Down. Many other deathlike combinations available.
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th January 2019 (COC XV, game 5)
Replies: 14
Views: 4794

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

Nothing word-wise to add, they covered them all unsurprisingly!
Fantastic game, harsh to see Paul go but he took it well. Sometimes your luck is in (the final O for UROKINASE) and other times it isn't.
Was surprised they didn't get the conundrum though, I got it fairly quickly from the audience.
by Bradley Horrocks
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 81
Views: 25838

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

I'm happy to be a Horrock.
by Bradley Horrocks
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2 January 2019 (COC XV, game 1)
Replies: 16
Views: 5142

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

Graeme Cole wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:21 am
My predictions of the winner and margin were entirely based on random dice rolls. I'm calling this a win for me already.
I'm curious... how did you use the dice to generate a margin?
by Bradley Horrocks
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 3 January 2019 (COC XV, game 2)
Replies: 8
Views: 2739

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

Ann, if you're reading, commiserations on just falling short of victory, but considering the screams in the crows when you solved that final numbers game I think it's fair to say you have had a large amount of supporters and you really have been great to watch. She's so popular that she gets suppor...
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2 January 2019 (COC XV, game 1)
Replies: 16
Views: 5142

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

Strong start, FOOTSURE would've meant it was still a max game come R14, so you might have been a bit pissed Jon to see him pick 6s!
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!
Replies: 19
Views: 8583

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

Thanks. I've corrected it now to take account of this and other results people sent me at the time. No problem. I've just spotted an error on Co:HUD 2017, which I think is just a mix up of names beginning with J. The current scores for the 4th round of fixtures are Jack Worsley 49-62 Mike Brown and...
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!
Replies: 19
Views: 8583

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

If you have the results for the games you played against Joyce and Martin, please share them, because we don't have them. My B Quarter Final says 60-51 to Chris Marshall. The actual result was 60-51 to Joyce Phillips. My B Semi Final says 64-45 to me, against Amar Chotai. The actual result was 64-4...
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!
Replies: 19
Views: 8583

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

The Co:BRIS results from 2018 don't seem to be right either. I played Joyce and Martin Thomas in the division finals, not Chris and Amar. Great project though, hope to see it continue to be updated :D
by Bradley Horrocks
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 21st December 2018 (Series 79, Grand Final)
Replies: 9
Views: 2910

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

Epic finish! Great spot from Mike and a worthy winner!
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 7th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 116)
Replies: 9
Views: 3210

Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 116)

Very good game today. I liked Mark- one of my favourite personalities this series- but Brendan was definitely better today and played really well on virtually every round, so well done to him, and look forward to what is to come! Yeah, really enjoyed watching Mark's games. 3rd run in 2038 perhaps :D
by Bradley Horrocks
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 79 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 23
Views: 6663

Re: Series 79 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

The existence of a predictions thread itself isn't necessarily be a spoiler - Julie could've won her third scoring 100, and would lead us to wonder if she'll qualify and how she'll do. For this thread there is a poll icon visible on the Active and Spoilers list, which suggests finalists are confirme...
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 79 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 23
Views: 6663

Re: Series 79 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

SPOILER ALERT REGARDING THE LINE-UP (written below in blue tiny text)
DOESN'T GIVE AWAY ANY OUTCOMES

One of the top 8 is not present at recordings - Robin Johnson
by Bradley Horrocks
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 26th November 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4404

Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

Perhaps he picked 6 small in order to practice it for future games, knowing the win was in the bag. I did a similar thing in game 7 by picking 3 large, in anticipation of using that tactic if I met John Cowen.
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Countdown Alphabet
Replies: 23
Views: 7808

Re: Countdown Alphabet

All of the solutions are in the forum but here they are in order (brace yourselves for this extreme opinion...) MAWK I SHLY ALEA T ORIC LION I ZING BREA S TING CHAF F INCH FAND A NGLE WATE R FAST QUAN T ISED EXPL O DENT VARI O USLY ZOOK E EPER NEUR A LGIA GUER R ILLA SOLIL O QUY ISOP Y CNIC THRI F T...
by Bradley Horrocks
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Countdown Alphabet
Replies: 23
Views: 7808

Re: Countdown Alphabet

W is WAYFINDER.
by Bradley Horrocks
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Countdown Alphabet
Replies: 23
Views: 7808

Re: Countdown Alphabet

I'll add my own one of these, with the twist being that they all aren't on Ascension: 1. HANESTONE 2. CONBEALED 3. READWANCE 4. PROGHYLAX 5. SYLLOMISE 6. RECOEQUER 7. LACRYMEAL 8. VESTIGATE 9. UNIPLANAQ 10. TRIENNNUM 11. DARESBAYS 12. ROBOTMUNJ 13. FAIRYWEND 14. AORTOTOMB 15. YTTEZBATE 16. MAKHINUL...
by Bradley Horrocks
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Countdown Alphabet
Replies: 23
Views: 7808

Re: Countdown Alphabet

Yep!
by Bradley Horrocks
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Countdown Alphabet
Replies: 23
Views: 7808

Re: Countdown Alphabet

Toby McDonald wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:33 am
Oh, right. I feel so stupid now, because I made that much harder than it should have been. :lol:. So I've now got THRIFTIER for 16 but can't figure out what the other one is.
Nah don't, you smashed it :) the other one is the conundrum which you thought was similar to the scramble.
by Bradley Horrocks
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Countdown Alphabet
Replies: 23
Views: 7808

Re: Countdown Alphabet

ALEATORIC (2) BREASTING (4) CHAFFINCH (5) DOGMATISM (21) EXPLODENT (9) FANDANGLE (6) GUERRILLA (13) HYPERBOLA (18) ISOPYCNIC (15) (Cheeky just writing it backwards ;)) JOCKSTRAP (22) KEYHOLDER (17) LIONIZING (3) MAWKISHLY (1) NEURALGIA (12) OVERCRUDE (25) (Quite similar to the scramble, but not sur...
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Countdown Alphabet
Replies: 23
Views: 7808

Countdown Alphabet

Hi all. While Apterous is down, have a go at this Countdown Alphabet puzzle I've created. There are 26 conundrums, and each one starts with a different letter of the alphabet. There are some standard ones and some tricky ones, so something for everyone I hope. If you take the 5th letters of the solu...
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 179
Views: 47072

Re: While y'all wait...

Thanks, I was half expecting you to have planted a really obscure darren in every round ;)
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 179
Views: 47072

Re: While y'all wait...

While apterous is down feel free to try this Hyper 15: R1: NTSRSYTEAEII R2: RFMCGVTEIIII R3: 75 200 100 150 1 1 5 2 → 6829 R4: RXBYLCLPEOIU R5: JSDSHLEAUAIA R6: 75 50 100 2 9 6 2 7 → 9338 R7: WDCTGSTWOIUE R8: TTSSMNHBIAOU R9: 10 5 8 2 9 7 6 8 → 5821 R10: RVLNQFNREAOO R11: NZSGPRRAOAEA R12: DDPKDLYZ...
by Bradley Horrocks
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 96)
Replies: 7
Views: 2618

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

Think I'm gonna give Alan the nickname 'Smutty' - now he's added 2 more words to his vulgar collection! :P
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:38 pm

Oh, so it is :)
New Facebook profile picture, you heard it here first!
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2018: Team Assignations & Group Stage
Replies: 3
Views: 2930

Re: Apterous World Cup 2018: Team Assignations & Group Stage

Group B is tasty. Poor Mich, she's a decent player but will do well to score a point!