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by Tom S
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 23rd April 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Spoilers for 23rd April 2019

Well done Fiona- a bit of an edge-of-your-seat game, so well done on pulling through. Renege, Adaptive and Limiters being great spots!
by Tom S
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 19th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 63)
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 63)

Minor 2nd numbers variant: could use (8+3)*(9-7) to make the 22. When she did 8×3 I thought she was going to add that to (7+8-9)×100. Anyway well played today Fiona. A bit of a seesaw game and you did well to win after going 16-0 down. Two good players, as Nick would say. Seconded- one of the best ...
by Tom S
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 55)
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 55)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 pm
I thought larper might be valid in one of the rounds, but it's not in. What is the book "Larpers and Shroomers" about if not words? SHROOMER is a valid word though.
I also pondered Larper too, but LARP is an abbreviation apparently and has not yet made the transition to becoming lower case....
by Tom S
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)
Replies: 7
Views: 882

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

Andy McGurn wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:10 pm
Tom S wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:05 pm
I was still wondering when the last octochamp to win a Tie-Breaker was
Moose
Ah yes! Thanks for that- was thinking it was even longer....
by Tom S
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)
Replies: 7
Views: 882

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

Steven Turnbull: Current Seed: 4 Wins: 8 Points: 619 (77.38 per game) Total Max: 42/120 (35%) (exc. TB conundrum) Letters Maxes: 24 /80 (30%) Badged Words: 1 Medalled Words: 3 B: Lurgies M: Happens, Neither, Peroxide. Numbers Maxes: 16/32 (50%) 6S: 0/1 1L: 10/19 (52.6%) 2L: 4/10 (40%) 3L: 2/2 4L: N/...
by Tom S
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 1st April 2019 (series 80, prelim 49)
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Spoilers for Monday 1st April 2019 (series 80, prelim 49)

Well done to Steven- some on the edge of your seat games- especially the 2nd one when he was 25-ish behind - was wondering if there has been an octochamp who has become one from an even larger margin? I felt for Les, thought that he fell victim to declaring an invalid word and then being thrown off...
by Tom S
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 1st April 2019 (series 80, prelim 49)
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Spoilers for Monday 1st April 2019 (series 80, prelim 49)

Well done to Steven- some on the edge of your seat games- especially the 2nd one when he was 25-ish behind - was wondering if there has been an octochamp who has become one from an even larger margin? I felt for Les, thought that he fell victim to declaring an invalid word and then being thrown off ...
by Tom S
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 1st April 2019 (series 80, prelim 49)
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Spoilers for Monday 1st April 2019 (series 80, prelim 49)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:21 pm
Couldn't quite manage to break 600 though. Which will go first - 600 or 1000?
1000. Dinos's run was very generous, yet it would take quite a player to do so. Dinos is confirmed for the finals now though, not that we had any doubts :)
by Tom S
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 29th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 48)
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: Spoilers for Friday 29th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 48)

Be unlucky to not make it on 7 wins anyway for the finals... the games have made for good TV- maybe not for Steven's stress levels :)
by Tom S
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 27th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 46)
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 27th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 46)

Joyce Phillips wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:26 pm
I reckon Carmel was just very nervous. Nothing to be gained from buzzing in too soon.
Agreed, I think it showed in those numbers rounds too.
by Tom S
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 27th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 46)
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 27th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 46)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:52 pm
Was that a Hansford?
Don't really see why she would have found it tactical to have done so. I reckon she saw something then realised it was wrong, or pressed it by accident.
by Tom S
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 26th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 45)
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 26th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 45)

One thing I was trying to put a finger on was his accent- seemed an eclectic mix of American, Scottish and something else....
by Tom S
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 25th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 44)
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Re: Spoilers for Monday 25th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 44)

samir pilica wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:29 pm
Did Nick say it was 40 years since Lennon/Ono bed thing ? Or did I mishear?
Hi Samir- he did.
by Tom S
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)
Replies: 7
Views: 882

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

Well Maggie's stats throw a bit of a spanner in the works as her overall max count is a good 10 points higher than Brendan's This doesn't surprise me at all actually. It was just the close debut game between herself and John which brought her score down really. Her letters stats are not actually th...
by Tom S
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)
Replies: 7
Views: 882

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

Maggie Barlow: Current Seed: 3 Wins: 8 Points: 794 (99.25 per game) Total Max: 66/120 (55%) Letters Maxes: 40/80 (50%) Badged Words: 4 Medalled Words: 6 :) B: Coarsest, Gullets, Untested, Crazing M: Milkiest, Assizes, Tandoor, Unthread, Bailouts, Outlain (sorry Toby, going to give it to Maggie as it...
by Tom S
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)
Replies: 7
Views: 882

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

Brendan Whitehurst: Current Seed: 2 Wins: 8 Points: 821 (102.6 per game) Total Max: 55/120 (45.8%) Letters Maxes: 26/80 (32.5%) Badged Words: 0 Medalled Words: 3 B: N/A M:Trollied (which his opponent also got too, so a "shared" medal there :) ), Virtued, Obscured Numbers: 25/32 (78.1%) 6S: N/A 1L: 1...
by Tom S
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)
Replies: 7
Views: 882

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

Hi all, as promised I've started an analysis of those who are in the running to be finalists. I'll start with the 3 octochamps that we have at the moment, and will make additions as the series progresses. Dinos Sfyris Current Seed: 1 Wins: 8 Points: 918 (114.75 per game) Total Max: 81/120 (67.5%) Le...
by Tom S
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 43)
Replies: 5
Views: 868

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 43)

Now, that was some game. I thought the champion guy was octochamp material yesterday, and then this new guy came along and started smashing out words like he had his sights set on being series champion! But then he started struggling and the comeback was on. Was a very good game- did feel for Alist...
by Tom S
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 21st March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 42)
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 21st March 2018 (Series 80, Prelim 42)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:21 pm
Geezer looked like octochamp potential to me.
Yeah pretty decent stuff by Steven in this game- agree if he keeps it up....
by Tom S
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th March 2019 (series 80, prelim 41)
Replies: 7
Views: 1043

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th March 2018 (series 80, prelim 41)

Don't think I have seen a flatter game selection-wise....
by Tom S
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th March 2019 (series 80, prelim 41)
Replies: 7
Views: 1043

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th March 2018 (series 80, prelim 41)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:19 pm
Yesterday's losing contestant sneaks back into the challenger's chair for another go. Must be a record for the shortest wait!
Maybe it was some sympathy for the "timeout" gate.
by Tom S
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 18th March 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Re: Spoilers for 18th March 2019

I was surprised to see that Maggie only got 794 points actually. Especially considering Dinos got 918 and I didn't think he was actually that much better. I suppose it was the lack of 9s and also greater inconsistency on the numbers. I think that the 1st score played a part, though she was up again...
by Tom S
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 18th March 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Spoilers for 18th March 2019

Well done Maggie! A very likeable personality and a strong player, too- one of the best non-Apterites in a while. Look forward to seeing her in the finals! On that note, I think I will start making some stats for the first 3 octochamps so far.....
by Tom S
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 38)
Replies: 5
Views: 997

Re: Spoilers for Friday 15th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 38)

Nice second numbers solve there but slightly easier is (100-8)x75/25-10+50 (though sadly out of time). Standard method for last numbers: (75-50)x25+100+10. Shame that he was paired up with Maggie, probably some of the best non-apterite gameplay I have seen in a while. The 4L solve was class. Yet, I...
by Tom S
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:52 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)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:39 pm
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".
No, she isn't- one of the most talented ones I have seen in a while.
by Tom S
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Most successful contestants to then be given a second chance
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

Re: Most successful contestants to then be given a second chance

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:01 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:38 pm
Has anyone made the semi-finals and then made a reappearance?
This isn't the person I'm thinking of, but yes.
Does this count?- http://wiki.apterous.org/Elisabeth_Jardine
by Tom S
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Most successful contestants to then be given a second chance
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

Re: Most successful contestants to then be given a second chance

Paul Harper was a QF in the 90s, and became a QFinalist once again in Series 78. According to the wiki, he was the reserve for CoC this year as well. Think that is worthy enough......
by Tom S
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 35)
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 35)

Pretty solid 11 maxes from Maggie today! Some lovely spots, evidently a very gifted natural player. Keeping this up, think she's a definite shoe-in for the finals! Definitely agree- she's the sort of player who lures you into declaring invalid words when she declares something longer than what you ...
by Tom S
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 11th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 34)
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Re: Spoilers for Monday 11th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 34)

11 maxes from Maggie today if I recall correctly. She's one of the best natural letter spotters I have seen in a while- surely octochampdom is destined?!
by Tom S
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1916
Views: 176817

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
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 33)
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 33)

That was a very strong performance from Maggie - much better than yesterday's. She could easily be an octochamp playing like that. There was a Julia Wilkinson who was an octochamp across series 47 and 48. I can't remember what she looked like though. Maggie got some good letters spots and her numbe...
by Tom S
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:52 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)

Ah hard luck John! It was a game that made for very good viewing. Think Maggie could win a few more, so I would not be ashamed in losing to her......
by Tom S
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 31)
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 31)

Two new players - one of whom seems to be apterous's Edward Ashcroft playing as John? Yep, that's me. I was unable to register as John Ashcroft as I had an account years ago but forgot the log in details. So had to use my middle name (Edward)! Well done John- especially on declaring Norated which w...
by Tom S
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 29)
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 29)

Tony Atkins wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:26 pm
I was pleased to beat him on coalfield but missed diapering - a few alts about - any beaters?
Melanous was available in Round 2. Enjoyed the euphoria from the audience when Pauline beat Dinos on the final letters :)
by Tom S
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:34 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)

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 :)
by Tom S
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 21)
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 21)

While Dorcas surprised me with her last numbers spot, I did wonder if her numbers skill was going to be her downfall, and losing 24 points on the first three numbers to her opponent was enough to lose her the game. In general she was a very good letters player. Yeah, was sad to see her go, but matt...
by Tom S
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 18th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 19)
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Re: Spoilers for Monday 18th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 19)

2 strong demonstrations of play today, just a shame got a bit caught up on a few rounds earlier, but Dorcas played very well nevertheless, and I expect her to be staying for a while if she keeps it up like that.
by Tom S
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 17)
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 17)

Ah well... Misba had a good run and did better than I first expected to on her debut. Came across well, but don't think we'll be seeing her in the finals, sadly...
by Tom S
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 453
Views: 63474

Re: Politics in General

I'd propose GCSE's being split up into 2 years- for example the "key" subjects as they were known as when I was in education- Maths, English, Science in the final year as that is what most colleges tend to look for should they be going to one. With rising adolescent mental health issues, splitting i...
by Tom S
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 16)
Replies: 14
Views: 1508

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 16)

Judy W wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:49 pm
R11: DOODLER
Or Drooled :)
by Tom S
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 11th February 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Spoilers for 11th February 2019

Good game today, both players playing well and in good spirit. Though we were on for an upset at the end, but made for good TV nevertheless!
by Tom S
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Resources
Replies: 1
Views: 644

Re: Countdown Resources

Great job Paul :) Am sure it'll be of use to many :)
by Tom S
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 13)
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 13)

Judy W wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:17 pm
Yes, she had a good run. Misba seems likeable too - maybe she'll get a good go at it too.
Quite possibly- I did find the fact that she was a bit unsure what to do for a moment as Kerry reached out to shake her hand quite amusing :)
by Tom S
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 13)
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 13)

Sad to see Kerry go out today as she provided us with some close games that made for very good viewing + she came across very well. 5 wins got a similarly likeable contestant Jan Pask a place in the finals- would not be out of question/one can hope that she can squeeze in :)
by Tom S
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1916
Views: 176817

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Judy W wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:40 am
Hi all

Big countdown fan, and local lady currently in the hotseat, so thought I'd say "hello" and join in the chat!

J.
Hi Judy,

Good to have you here- look forward to seeing you on Tv!
by Tom S
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 11)
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 11)

If yesterday was close fought, then today's was nail-biting - really good game, well done to George on the 9 and to Kerry on a comeback which I thought was impossible at one stage!
by Tom S
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:01 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!
by Tom S
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 30th January 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 6)
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 30th January 2019 (series 80, prelim 6)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:38 pm
I don't recall nick or anyone mentioning that it was the 7000th episode. Did I miss something?
Not today, you didn't.
by Tom S
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 30th January 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 6)
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 30th January 2019 (series 80, prelim 6)

Bit surprised Adam went out so early, but it's what makes the show so exciting at times :)
by Tom S
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th January 2019 (series 80, prelim 5)
Replies: 8
Views: 1349

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th January 2019 (series 80, prelim 5)

First octochamp sorted. Two new contestants. Can we get another run like last series? Let's find out If Adam plays like he did today, despite the nervy start, then I would say that a double octochamp run would not be out of question. Unholiest was a cracking 9 and Carriage was a good spot too. Also...
by Tom S
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 28th January 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: Spoilers for 28th January 2019

Strong run by Brendan, very nice round total of 821 and was particularly impressed by the very nice solve on the last numbers! Shall look forward to seeing what happens in the finals!
by Tom S
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 28th January 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: Spoilers for 28th January 2019

Rondeaux in R5?
by Tom S
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 28th January 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Spoilers for Monday 28th January 2019

So, it's D-Day for Brendan. Can he do 8? Smart money says so imo. But maybe he will pull a Bob and crash out on game 8- if so, will he steal Dougie Mackay's short-lived crown as having the highest total for a 7-win player- Will only take him about 75 to get over 800 though....
by Tom S
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?
Replies: 38
Views: 6195

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

Just saying ones from the series I have watched:
79- Chris Sturdy and Jodine.
78- Jason Palmer, Donal Casey, Sam Prouse.
Quite a few from 77: Steve Anderson, Sarah Holey, Ben Leyburn, Phil Peel and James Riddell.
76: Suzy Turner, Dave Ryan, Berkan
by Tom S
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 81
Views: 15148

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Cheers, thanks for running :)
by Tom S
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:59 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)

It was only fitting that the two most chantable-at players made the final. (Also, I totally called this one). If you follow Zarte on Twitter, you might have seen that none of the last three CoC winners won their series. Can ZARTE SIEMPRE put an end to this nonsense? Having run over a bunch of rando...