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by Tom S
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 12th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 30)
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Spoilers for Monday 12th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 30)

I enjoyed today's game- Colin seemed to play at his best, with some nice spots like Gamiest and in particular, Nosegay, but Stephen deserved to win it based on numerical strength. May be in for a good few more games if he keeps it up.....
by Tom S
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1925
Views: 193301

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Welcome Danny and William :)
by Tom S
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 18th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 13)
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 18th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 13)

James seems to have a habit of making good players look awful with his performances. Sonia was probably a better player than the 2 gents before her, and got some good letters spots (even if they were beaten from time to time!)
by Tom S
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th July 2019 (Series 81, prelim 11)
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th July 2019 (Series 81, prelim 11)

Thought James played very well, with some strong spots. Also felt for his opponent who was better than what his score suggested imo....
by Tom S
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 10th July 2019.
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Spoilers for 10th July 2019.

Thought that was a good quality game, possibly Tom's best showing- however I think Aaron may have beaten him if he kept his composure cool throughout- could tell he was really nervous. Nevertheless, I'd guess that Tom has a good shot at making the finals, even if he does not get 8...
by Tom S
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 8th July 2019 (Series 81 Prelim 6)
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: Spoilers For Monday 8th July 2019 (Series 81 Prelim 6)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:35 pm
Tom S wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:06 pm
Tom got some decent enough letters spots today, but don't feel he is octochamp material.....
Decent letters spots...
What I was meaning but was too slack to change it :)
by Tom S
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 8th July 2019 (Series 81 Prelim 6)
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: Spoilers For Monday 8th July 2019 (Series 81 Prelim 6)

For the avoidance of confusion, I am not Tom SIlverlock in case anyone was thinking that :P
by Tom S
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 8th July 2019 (Series 81 Prelim 6)
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: Spoilers For Monday 8th July 2019 (Series 81 Prelim 6)

Tom and Marwan would make an excellent Countdown team! Even for the last letters and numbers rounds they just swapped! Ouch! That was a really painful ending- did feel for Marwan- I reckon he would have solved the last numbers had the pressure not got to him.... Tom got some decent enough spots tod...
by Tom S
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Spoilers for Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)

Bit of a tedious comment but I think the "crucial conundrum" lighting has changed. I quite enjoyed today's game- likeable contestants and a bit nip and tuck.....
by Tom S
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 27
Views: 3711

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Congratulations to the new husband and wife :)
by Tom S
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)
Replies: 32
Views: 2760

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

Cracking final. Dinos you played your socks off today. Elliott you are undoubtedly one of the best of the best. Really good series, congrats to Team Countdown for it....
by Tom S
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)
Replies: 32
Views: 2760

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

Undoubtedly a battle hetween the 2 big guns of the series, Elliott and Dinos, who have both played superbly in the series, leading me to suspect that we are in for a masterclass of displays. The stats undoubtedly point in Elliott's favour, but anyone who says that Dinos has no chance at providing co...
by Tom S
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 49
Views: 11722

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

Technically, Brendan had a very solid run (which was done on no apto practise), though given that he igned up after his octorun, any performance from then on discounts him. He was very nervy on his QF game, yet still got some good numbers spots though.....
by Tom S
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 49
Views: 11722

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

Sounds promising. Enjoy. ---------------------- Recent nominees for this:- Jodine Lawrence [S79] Robin Johnson [S79] Andrew Jackson [S79] Maggie Barlow [S80] Jodine showed some promise but does not deserve to be in the same league as others. I would rate Robin more over Andrew despite his debut. Ma...
by Tom S
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 26th June 2019 (S80, SF1)
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Re: Spoilers for 26th June 2019 (S80, SF1)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:01 pm
A great semi final!! Congrats on making the final Elliott but well done to Maggie who's been very enjoyable to watch and played so well. Hope to see Maggie again!! A couple of words I gambled in today's gamethat I'm curious about. Isolator and agames?
Yes to 1, No to Agames.
by Tom S
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 26th June 2019 (S80, SF1)
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Spoilers for 26th June 2019 (S80, SF1)

First semi-final sees another pairing between two amiable players- Elliott Mellor and Maggie Barlow. Will Elliott ensure that the seeding will still stick to plan, or will Maggie cause an upset and become the 1st non-Apterite to make the grand final since Moose Rosser in 2017 and the 1st female sinc...
by Tom S
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tory Leadership
Replies: 20
Views: 2842

Re: Tory Leadership

I do think that Hunt comes across as more approachable than Johnson, who would probably listen if a person asked him a question. He is no saint though, but would be a much better candidate than Johnson.
by Tom S
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 2878

Re: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)

Great words Fiona- you quite possibly are one of the best/successful contestants to have a result like that. The practise definitely showed in today's game...
by Tom S
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 2878

Re: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)

Very enjoyable game- best of the prelims- a well-matched contest. Hard luck Fiona, you had a great run, but congratulations to Maggie who has a rather unenviable prospect tomorrow!
by Tom S
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 2878

Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)

The battle of Barlow and Titcombe! Who will win? Could not confidently say who will win- should be in for a good one...
by Tom S
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 24th June 2019.
Replies: 9
Views: 2002

Re: Spoilers for Monday 24th June 2019.

Good game for TV and congrats to Brendan - 2 maxes must be the lowest by the winner in a finals match though - anyone got any stats on this? I'd say it probably is- though in his defence, there were quite a lot of darrenic words, and the numbers were difficult to max bar the 6S. Good game, nonethel...
by Tom S
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 24th June 2019.
Replies: 9
Views: 2002

Re: Spoilers for Monday 24th June 2019.

Additionally, the stats pointed towards Steven being the better player in this game....
by Tom S
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 24th June 2019.
Replies: 9
Views: 2002

Re: Spoilers for Monday 24th June 2019.

Quite an enjoyable game tbh, despite the low score. Both players had their good moments. Do feel for Steven though as he did look gutted and played well on the letters front with nice spots like Earwigs and Hooligan. Good rapport though....
by Tom S
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 24th June 2019.
Replies: 9
Views: 2002

Spoilers for Monday 24th June 2019.

Brendan Whitehurst v Steven Turnbull. Let's see what happens!
by Tom S
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 21st June 2019 (Series 80, QF2)
Replies: 10
Views: 2313

Re: Spoilers for Friday 21st June 2019 (Series 80, QF2)

Really enjoyable game today with some great spots by Dinos and a very competent effort by Sandra. Thought all players have played great in these finals so far- really enjoying them all so far...
by Tom S
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 20th June 2019 (Series 80, QF1)
Replies: 11
Views: 2134

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 20th June 2019 (Series 80, QF1)

The next match is an interesting one because both contestants have appeared in the same series before (Series 57 in 2007) but have never met until 12 years later. "Once a prodigy and another guy who needs no introduction" Dinos Sfyris against "Never won in 2007 but now has eight in 2019" Sandra Pil...
by Tom S
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 20th June 2019 (Series 80, QF1)
Replies: 11
Views: 2134

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 20th June 2019 (Series 80, QF1)

The next match is an interesting one because both contestants have appeared in the same series before (Series 57 in 2007) but have never met until 12 years later. "Once a prodigy and another guy who needs no introduction" Dinos Sfyris against "Never won in 2007 but now has eight in 2019" Sandra Pil...
by Tom S
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 20th June 2019 (Series 80, QF1)
Replies: 11
Views: 2134

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 20th June 2019 (Series 80, QF1)

Really good game by both- good sportsmanship and Mark made a vast improvement on his original run- it kind of reminded of me as one similar to Tony Manwani's finals performances in terms of improvement. Very well played by Elliott though!
by Tom S
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 105)
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 105)

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:56 am
I used to groan every time Elliott chose 5 vowels, but at least he made a fair number of 9s out them, this girl seems to get lost half way through her letters selection and ends up with 5 vowels and only 6 letter words!
Ha ditto!
by Tom S
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tory Leadership
Replies: 20
Views: 2842

Re: Tory Leadership

Stewart, for a man so privileged, he seems to come across as a vaguely likeable human being. The other 5 are so bloody awful and void of humanity, that if you advertised a job and they were the 5 candidates, you'd re-advertise the job. I agree- probably Javid is 2nd as he came across a little bette...
by Tom S
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tory Leadership
Replies: 20
Views: 2842

Re: Tory Leadership

I'll vote if you give that blond buffoon his actual name rather than one of his jaunty handles. de Pfeffel must be included. Would it reset the poll though? To be fair, anything to degrade Johnson is a plus- heard he does not like being called Alexander. But it would mean resetting the poll afaik i...
by Tom S
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tory Leadership
Replies: 20
Views: 2842

Re: Tory Leadership

I certainly thought that Stewart came out as one of the best candidates tonight....e.g. he won the debate imo- but then again, that's more my centrist bias coming over me there.
by Tom S
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tory Leadership
Replies: 20
Views: 2842

Tory Leadership

Am not a Tory supporter but always take an interest in Politics. With an upcoming C4 debate tonight sans Boris, who is the best of a bad bunch? (if you are Non Tory), or who would you be voting for? (if you are Tory). Do voice your decision as to why you have voted for the particular candidate.......
by Tom S
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 11
Views: 2449

Re: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

All stat files uploaded now....
by Tom S
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)
Replies: 17
Views: 3959

Re: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)

Mark Decouto: Wins:6 Points:544 Seed:8 Total Max: 28 /105 (27%) Letters Max: 17/70 (24%) Badged: N/A Medalled: 2 B: N/A M: Funkiest, Certain Numbers Max: 7/28 (25%) 6S: 0/9 1L: 5/10 (50%) 2L: 2/8 (25%) 3L: N/A 4L: 1/1 (100%) Conundrum Max: 4/6 (75%) 4 Solved, 1 Lost, 1 Unsolved. So Mark comes in as ...
by Tom S
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)
Replies: 17
Views: 3959

Re: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)

Sandra PIlson Wins: 6 Points: 630 Seed:7 Total Maxes: 43 /105 (41%) Letters Maxes: 23 /70 (33%) Badged Words: 1 Medalled Words: N/A B: Louries M: Numbers Maxes: 17/28 (61%) 6S: 1/1 (100%) 1L: 2/4 (50 %) 2L: 11/21 (52%) 3L: N/A 4L: 2/2 (100 %) Conundrum Maxes: 3/7 (43%) 3 Solved, 5 Unsolved. For some...
by Tom S
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 11
Views: 2449

Re: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

If you would like to have an analysis of how each of the eight players did in their Preliminaries feel free to head over here (Many thanks to Tom S for doing it once again!): http://c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13302&sid=56f19337f53c459e9d58d7df087a925a Hey Ryan, I will do an update with S...
by Tom S
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 102)
Replies: 4
Views: 1265

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 13th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 102)

Strong game today- Ian making a good improvement from a somewhat nervy showing yesterday....The 2 players were returnees- when did that last happen?
by Tom S
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 203
Views: 65729

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Martin Hurst's original vanquisher and Quarter Finalist Robert (Rob) Jones, was on Radio 2's Popmaster quiz today. He got to the final round with an impressive 33/39 pts but could only name 2 out of 3 J Lo hits in the 10 seconds required...
by Tom S
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 12th June 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1122

Spoilers for 12th June 2019

All finalists confirmed now! Will do full analysis of Sandra and Mark's stats at the week-end. Am sure some good games lie ahead!!
by Tom S
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 5th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 96)
Replies: 9
Views: 1669

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 5th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 96)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:58 pm
Quite a good game!! Never heard of the dc guest though
He is a TV presenter, who afaik is mainly seen circling on Strictly-It Takes Two, but first came to prominence on Blue Peter in the noughties...
by Tom S
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 5th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 96)
Replies: 9
Views: 1669

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 5th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 96)

Real shame someone had to lose- guess I was not so accurate thinking that Harry would get 8, but even if Kevin had not got the conundrum his performance was still definitely strong enough for me to think that it was realistic. Fab prelim game as Brett stated- I'd say at least on a similar calibre as...
by Tom S
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)
Replies: 17
Views: 3959

Re: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:24 pm
Love the badged/medalled stuff.
Thanks but I take no credit for it- credit should go to Martin Hurst who devised the whole format. It is always interesting to have a look and see though!
by Tom S
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 4th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 95)
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 4th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 95)

Solid stuff by Harry again- letters definitely his forte- 9 maxes- could be a contender to get 8..... The numbers weren't too shabby either :-) I thought they were quite tricky ones today tbf. Agreed! Just thought that his letters outshone the number skills with spots like Hairline and Outgive...
by Tom S
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 4th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 95)
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 4th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 95)

Solid stuff by Harry again- letters definitely his forte- 9 maxes- could be a contender to get 8.....
by Tom S
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1925
Views: 193301

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hi all, finally got in after a few login issues.... I've watched Countdown for many years and took the plunge in 2015, auditioning for the show. Had a great day at Dock 10 meeting all the usual suspects plus Helen Skelton-Myler who was in DC on my show. Wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be and...
by Tom S
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)
Replies: 17
Views: 3959

Re: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:21 pm
Tom S wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:15 am
Fiona T wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:57 pm


102 maxes is, I think, another record breaker. A formidable opponent indeed!
100%!
No... 85%...
Pedant :P
by Tom S
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 3rd June 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1139

Spoilers for 3rd June 2019

Found it a bit unusual that the 1st 3 rounds were cut out from All4 when I watched it- though as this is not an All4 support forum, I shall say that Harry had a solid debut and think we could be seeing him for a few more games....
by Tom S
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)
Replies: 17
Views: 3959

Re: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)

Fiona T wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:57 pm
Tom S wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:15 pm
Total Max: 102/120 (85%)
102 maxes is, I think, another record breaker. A formidable opponent indeed!
100%!
by Tom S
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)
Replies: 17
Views: 3959

Re: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)

Elliott Mellor Current Seed:1 Wins: 8 Points: 1061 (132.6 per game) Total Max: 102/120 (85%) Letters Maxes: 63/80 (78.75%) Badged Words: 6 Medalled Words: 15 :o :o B:Nodalizes, Porkier, Mediatory, Carrioles, Judicare, Oxidises M: Taiapure, Neoterism, Animateur, Infracted, Reusage, Wisteria, Operance...
by Tom S
Fri May 31, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 31st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 93)
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: Spoilers for Friday 31st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 93)

Philip Wilson wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 8:25 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 6:53 pm
That thing Janet Street-Porter was wearing can't go uncommented on.
And now it hasn't :-)
Good close game today. David would probably have won a few matches against different opponents.
Yeah, was unfortunate for David- had he turned ER into RE for Renourish then he'd have won....
by Tom S
Fri May 31, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 203
Views: 65729

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Seen a few on 15 to 1 to recently. Nick Hall is on today, another former player Kate Strang won her show and one of Bradley Horrocks' prelim opponents Leah Holroyd made the final 3. Could be more...
by Tom S
Wed May 29, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Favourite Numbers Selection
Replies: 20
Views: 2071

Re: Favourite Numbers Selection

I am quite often thrown off by 2L, and used to miss easy 4L sums. 1L is my standard- take any other selection bar 2L as my risk strategy. Having said that, I have been prone to missing easy 1L's if ther have been more than 1 of the same number (similarly with letters!)
by Tom S
Wed May 29, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th May 2019, Series 80, Prelim 90.
Replies: 21
Views: 1529

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th May 2019, Series 80, Prelim 90.

Fred W wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 4:12 pm
Some really nasty letters today...

118 max, didn't really work in anyone's favour!
Defo, found myself getting 4s and 5s on more rounds that usual today!
by Tom S
Wed May 29, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th May 2019, Series 80, Prelim 90.
Replies: 21
Views: 1529

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th May 2019, Series 80, Prelim 90.

Additionally, slightly surprising to see Chris go after 1 game. Not sure he would have been an octochamp, and although game 1 was a tad inconsistent, he still got a strong score and showed potential.
by Tom S
Wed May 29, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th May 2019, Series 80, Prelim 90.
Replies: 21
Views: 1529

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th May 2019, Series 80, Prelim 90.

Awful letters for the most part today!
by Tom S
Tue May 28, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)
Replies: 11
Views: 1438

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)

A question which may be more suitable in the "Ask Graeme" section- but what is the longest run of prelim games in which the champ has scored over 100- I would have thought that these last 9 games are in with a shout. Good score by Chris today, seems a solid player after a slightly wobbly start....
by Tom S
Mon May 27, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)
Replies: 23
Views: 2030

Re: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)

46 points to tie with Dylan's highway ever octotal, 72 to get 1000, there's not really any higher targets because this is so unprecedented. His average has been over 132, so he'll probably get a few here. With a game in hand, he's beaten my octotal and indeed that of all but 8 people (wouldn't it b...
by Tom S
Mon May 27, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 24th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 88)
Replies: 17
Views: 2138

Re: Spoilers for Friday 24th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 88)

Martin Hurst wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 6:18 pm
928 points after 7 games? WTF is this sorcery?
Already beaten Dinos` very strong total over 8 games. An Elliott-Dinos final would be an incredibly strong one of it happened :)