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by Tom S
Fri May 24, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 13
Views: 237

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Really nice news- congratulations to them both :)
by Tom S
Fri May 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 47
Views: 8739

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
Thu May 23, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 117
Views: 29667

Re: Countdowners in the news

Elliott has now made it into the Daily Fail, cannot copy the link across.....
by Tom S
Wed May 22, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)

Ryan Lam wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 2:03 pm
and to Kieran if you happen to see this by chance, I'm so so sorry you had to face such an incredible player. :( Tbf, you deserved more than this...
Echo this.
by Tom S
Wed May 22, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Negative picking
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: Negative picking

I've done this in the past against players who've had a bit of bad luck in the game- to avoid an obscure max popping up...
by Tom S
Tue May 21, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 85)
Replies: 20
Views: 470

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 85)

i thought 16 was a bit harsh on Sam given some other folks who've scored in that region.
by Tom S
Mon May 20, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 80
Views: 22764

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

Phil H wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:28 pm
An average of 117 for Elliott in his remaining games would do it.

The balance of probabilities may now be in his favour...
Looking like a certainty- he's a great spotter and also seems to know how to create the 9 letter selections.
by Tom S
Mon May 20, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 363

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 10:50 am
Thats why the voting juries would need to get the songs before anyone else and actually seal their votes until the big day
Staging plays a key part though. They have to vote on live vocals, visuals etc...
by Tom S
Mon May 20, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 47
Views: 8739

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 11:51 am
Tom S wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 11:13 am
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:26 pm
And maybe Paul Harper?
No. Don't mean to be harsh- nice guy, but doesn't fall into this category imo.
Ok fair enough. What about the two I mentioned above?
They got to CoC so I don't see why not even the Dougie lost his 8th game.
by Tom S
Sun May 19, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 47
Views: 8739

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:26 pm
And maybe Paul Harper?
No. Don't mean to be harsh- nice guy, but doesn't fall into this category imo.
by Tom S
Sat May 18, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 47
Views: 8739

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

Honorable mention to Maggie Barlow and Bob Lunt, despite not becoming an octochamp.
by Tom S
Fri May 17, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 52
Views: 1421

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

Fab work Elliott! Would also add that the point differences between the past 2 games have made the opposition look awful, when they have not. They were both taking the game in good spirits though....
by Tom S
Fri May 10, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 10th May 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Spoilers for Friday 10th May 2019

Pity about Lesley's numbers today- her letters made her appear very capable on that front- Klutzes, Bracelet, Adipose being notable. Nevertheless, Sandra was on strong form with 8 maxes today- seems amiable, so will root for her to get 8 :)
by Tom S
Sat May 04, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)
Replies: 8
Views: 1349

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

After quite some time, I can finally update this thread with a new octochamp! Fiona Titcombe Current Seed: 4 Wins: 8 Points: 720 (90 per game) Total Max: 35 /120 (29.2%) Letters Maxes: 19/80 (23.75%) Badged Words: 2 Medalled Words: 1 B: Overused, Moralises M:Adjoiner Numbers Maxes: 13/32 (40.7%) 6S:...
by Tom S
Thu May 02, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 2nd May 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Spoilers for 2nd May 2019

Quite a strong performance by Katie today- could certainly see her win 8 if she keeps that sort of play up. Hard luck to Stephen- thought he gave a good effort just saw a phantom letter too many today.
by Tom S
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 70)
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 70)

Congrats Fiona- good play and good games throughout!
by Tom S
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 23rd April 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 327

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: 603

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: 535

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: 8
Views: 1349

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: 8
Views: 1349

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: 595

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: 595

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: 595

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: 619

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: 794

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: 794

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: 753

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: 803

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: 8
Views: 1349

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: 8
Views: 1349

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: 8
Views: 1349

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: 8
Views: 1349

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: 981

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: 729

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: 1194

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: 1194

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: 1182

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: 1182

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: 1086

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: 1042

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: 1598

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: 1598

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: 678

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: 628

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: 1917
Views: 180696

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: 1248

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: 850

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: 864

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: 812

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: 1120

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: 906

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: 828

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: 1034

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: 65402

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: 1714

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 :)