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by Tom S
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednsday 2 December 2020 (Series 82, Preliminary 170)
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Spoilers for Wednsday 2 December 2020 (Series 82, Preliminary 170)

Think the combined scores of Leo's opponents may be the highest for an octochamp in the modern 15R era. Averaged around 71-ish each... A total of 574 makes for an average of 71.75. The other one I immediately thought of was Mark Murray. His opponents totalled 566, which gives an average of 70.75. G...
by Tom S
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednsday 2 December 2020 (Series 82, Preliminary 170)
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Spoilers for Wednsday 2 December 2020 (Series 82, Preliminary 170)

Think the combined scores of Leo's opponents may be the highest for an octochamp in the modern 15R era. Averaged around 71-ish each...
by Tom S
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 1 December 2020 (Series 82, Preliminary 169)
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 1 December 2020 (Series 82, Preliminary 169)

Combined max count of 22 between the 2 players today. Got to be one of the highest for a preliminary? Shame for Liam who could have won a few himself, but Leo looks like he could be on track for the highest ever total for a non-apterite....
by Tom S
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 82 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilerific!)
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

Re: Series 82 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilerific!)

After a rather long octochamp drought.... Stats for Damien Doughty: Current Seed: 6 Wins: 8 Points: 758 Total Maxes: 51/120 (42.5%) Letters Maxes: 24/80 (30%) Badged Words:0 Medalled Words:2 B:N/A M:Factioned, Attached Numbers Maxes: 23/32 (71.9%) 6S:2/7 (28.6%) 1L:18/22 (81.8%) 2L:3/3 (100%) 3L:N/A...
by Tom S
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1465
Views: 354224

Re: Ask Graeme?

New 15 rounder: 0 wins: Alan Flanagan, Ross Lander (82) 1 win: Jean Wright (151) 2 wins: Peter Fenton (262) 3 wins: Jill Hayward (374) 4 wins: Margaret Lawless (359) 5 wins: Zarte Siempre (656) 6 wins: Gemma Church (602) 7 wins: Callum Todd (747) 8 wins: Dylan Taylor (974) Could we have an update o...
by Tom S
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 165)
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 165)

This Leo chap is very good- feel as Martyn will unfortunately be restricted to #9 as a result, given that Leo seems a shoe-in octochamp.
by Tom S
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 23rd November 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Spoilers for 23rd November 2020

That was a cracking, high-quality game. Really sorry to see Martyn go- he had a great run, and probably has the highest total of a non-octochamp. Take nothing away from Leo, who played really well.
by Tom S
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1465
Views: 354224

Re: Ask Graeme?

Was thinking mainly about David O'Donnell from this series who won 5 games. Looks very unlikely that he'll be a finalist which is pretty unfortunate given that his average over his games is over 100.
by Tom S
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1465
Views: 354224

Re: Ask Graeme?

Any non-finalist who averaged over 90 in their games? (excluding those who couldn't make the finals)
by Tom S
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 162)
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 162)

Impressive performances from Martyn of recent- some strong scores...
by Tom S
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: "Viral" maths problem
Replies: 13
Views: 753

Re: "Viral" maths problem

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by Tom S
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4569

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Paul Anderson wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:49 am
Wow, that was a great episode!
2 cracking games and an increased viewership!
It's shaping up nicely
Definitely! Wouldn't have envied being in Damian's position watching Harry get a max game beforehand, but he did very well to overcome him! Should be some good stuff on Thursday.
by Tom S
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Monday 29 November 1982 (Series 1, Prelim 16)
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Monday 29 November 1982 (Series 1, Prelim 16)

<img src="https://i.imgur.com/XWQ1bxrh.jpg" alt="GoggleBox - Album on Imgur"/> Same chap....
by Tom S
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 6th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 152)
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: Spoilers for Friday 6th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 152)

Saw on the wiki that Andy is a returnee from Series 1 no less, where he won 2 games. Surely puts the "oldest" returnee Q to bed. They mentioned it on the show as well. I was hoping they'd show an old picture but alas not. Well it was nice that he won today, nonetheless, so he could get his rightly-...
by Tom S
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 6th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 152)
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: Spoilers for Friday 6th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 152)

Saw on the wiki that Andy is a returnee from Series 1 no less, where he won 2 games. Surely puts the "oldest" returnee Q to bed.
by Tom S
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 5th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 151)
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 151)

Peter Thomas wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:13 pm
Well I don't know how far in advance the conundrums are chosen, but BRIGANDRY was a toughie, especially against two new contestants!
You know it's tricky when they have to go to Susie for a definition!
by Tom S
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 4th November 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Spoilers for 4th November 2020

Congrats to Damien for ending the octochamp drought! Some good performances, especially on some of the numbers rounds!
by Tom S
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 28th October 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Spoilers for 28th October 2020

Good showing by Damien today- will he finally end the octochamp drought?!
by Tom S
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1465
Views: 354224

Re: Ask Graeme?

Was looking at this game: http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_6645, and the champ stops scoring from R7-onwards. Has any champ stopped scoring points before that point? If you're talking about 15-round heat games and only counting players not in the first game of their run, no. That's the only 15-roun...
by Tom S
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1465
Views: 354224

Re: Ask Graeme?

Was looking at this game: http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_6645, and the champ stops scoring from R7-onwards. Has any champ stopped scoring points before that point? I would say this game is more notable for the winning word in rd 8. If I recall correctly, Noel was completely composed when he was d...
by Tom S
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1465
Views: 354224

Re: Ask Graeme?

Was looking at this game: http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_6645, and the champ stops scoring from R7-onwards. Has any champ stopped scoring points before that point?
by Tom S
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 132)
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 132)

David's settling in well. 2 centuries in a row- hope he wins 8!
by Tom S
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 5th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 128)
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: Spoilers for Monday 5th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 128)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:46 pm
I thought the champion might have been an octochamp but the hipster proved too much for him.
4th game in the day, so probably got fatigued towards the end. Not to undermine the winner, because he did get a fair few good letters spots, and deserved his win.
by Tom S
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 1st October 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Spoilers for 1st October 2020

10 maxes- strong showing from Jeremy even if he decided to leave the S off Durations. Might one to watch- seems to get better and better as each game goes on.
by Tom S
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th September 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 124)
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th September 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 124)

Chris was unlucky to only win 2 given his average of 93. Better player won, though.
by Tom S
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 24th September 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Spoilers for 24th September 2020

Good century by Des. Thought he had met his match when I found out that Mark was a crossword compiler, but he pulled through. He's consistently good at the numbers, which might help him through and enable him to win 8.
by Tom S
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 17th September 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: Spoilers for 17th September 2020

Well played Richard. Good conundrum solve, too.
by Tom S
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 17th September 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Spoilers for 17th September 2020

Not finished watching just yet, but am impressed by Richard's numbers skills.
by Tom S
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 4th September 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Re: Spoilers for 4th September 2020

Patrick Thompson wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:13 pm
Love a bit of countdown on gogglebox although I did feel a bit sorry for Anthony.
Would have been fairer for them to review Sam's performance, because Anthony did decently once he got up and going.
by Tom S
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1465
Views: 354224

Re: Ask Graeme?

Is 82 the biggest range in terms of scores in which a player has got in any 15 rounder? Thinking about how Sam's 1st opponent got 115 the game before and then 33 the next. Wondering if that is the largest range?
by Tom S
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 217
Views: 97390

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Fiona T wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:21 am
Tom S wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:38 am
I'll be on Popmaster this morning. Hopefully it won't go to pot!
Oh saw this too late to tune in! How did you go?
Had to keep it relatively late due to protocol :) Shan't spoil it if others want to listen but you'll find it here- https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08r5m50
by Tom S
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Curious about the CD recording process
Replies: 28
Views: 8438

Re: Curious about the CD recording process

I was 3rd spot. Of the octochamps in my series, Dylan was 3rd spot Just coming back to this years later, this thread does seem to demonstrate that the placement of contestants within series is not random or purely down to chance, which arguably sheds a different light on the fact that you had to pl...
by Tom S
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 217
Views: 97390

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

I'll be on Popmaster this morning. Hopefully it won't go to pot!
by Tom S
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 10th September 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Spoilers for 10th September 2020

1 month of Covid ep's! Good game today- good comeback from Archana and did feel for Mike who could have won a few himself. Liked the conundrum scramble given that he was from Halesowen.
by Tom S
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 9th September 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Spoilers for 9th September 2020

I was expecting Connor to win a few so a bit surprised at his score today. And so many possible 9s too! I make max score somewhere above 170? 175! Thought Connor would win a few too but sometimes that's the way the cookie crumbles! He came up against a good opponent though - expect Archana to win a...
by Tom S
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 8th September 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Spoilers for 8th September 2020

Well done Connor on the score. Was very impressed with his spot of PRACTISES- that did not jump out to me at all in that selection.
by Tom S
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 82 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilerific!)
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

Re: Series 82 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilerific!)

Stats for Sam Cappleman-Lynes.... Current Seed: 2 Wins: 8 Points: 939 (117.4 per game) Total Maxes: 93/120 (77.5%) Letters Maxes: 59/80 (73.8%) Badged Words: 9 (!) Medalled Words: 20 (!!!) B: Denarius, Doctrines, Gelcoat, Betonies, Emperor, Covalent, Tornadic, Euphoric, Firepot M: Mowdies, Ideatum, ...
by Tom S
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 4th September 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Spoilers for 4th September 2020

Congrats Sam on a superb run throughout. A real threat for the finals! Credit to Anthony for being so gracious and recovering well at the end, too.
by Tom S
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 293
Views: 112576

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:21 am
I'm pretty sure this as come up elsewhere so I'm not claiming credit for it, but I can't find any evidence for it - at about 23 seconds into this video is Bradley Horrocks.
Poor Brad, seems like he's had a quick few years since his Countdown appearance!
by Tom S
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 1st September 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Spoilers for 1st September 2020

Outstanding performance from Sam today. Felt for Malcolm as his score didn't represent his ability.
by Tom S
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th August 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Spoilers for Friday 28th August 2020

Thanks Sam for sitting back in R4. Not overly sure I'd have got the 9 otherwise!

ACETUMS in R5.
by Tom S
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27th August 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Re: Spoilers for 27th August 2020

Poor Bernie. At least he took it in good grace, plus it was quite convenient to have Dr Linda on hand should he have needed counselling after Sam's demolition!
by Tom S
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27th August 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Spoilers for Thursday 27th August 2020

Raioid (?) in Round 2.
by Tom S
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 26th August 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Spoilers for Wednesday 26th August 2020

Very well played Sam. Some fabulously obscure words in there alongside some great numbers solves. Felt for Pete who was probably octochamp material but couldn't seem to make much ground once you got the 9.
by Tom S
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "Black Takeover Day" - Autumn 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 4418

Re: "Black Takeover Day" - Autumn 2021

The thought of anyone 'not being happy' is so laughable. Suck it up, seriously. I'd be amazed if Nick, Susie or Rachel are upset about it. Anyone who is upset from a viewer perspective, especially in terms of the competition etc. (is it a special, is it not, octoruns blah blah blah), need to get a ...
by Tom S
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "Black Takeover Day" - Autumn 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 4418

Re: "Black Takeover Day" - Autumn 2021

Don't see the fuss behind it personally. It will be interesting to see what happens with the show on that day.
by Tom S
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 24th August 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Spoilers for Monday 24th August 2020

Thought David would go on and win a few judging by his showing on Friday, but he was definitely put in his place today by a champ who theoretically could go far....
by Tom S
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 20th August 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1177

Re: Spoilers for 20th August 2020

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:41 am
Did Nick say he had beaten a 5 times winner to get there?
Yup.
by Tom S
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 20th August 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1177

Spoilers for Thursday 20th August 2020

Good see-saw of a game today. Bet Jonny will be kicking himself for missing 260 and the last numbers, as they'd have seen him over the line.
by Tom S
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 293
Views: 112576

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

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by Tom S
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1465
Views: 354224

Re: Ask Graeme?

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:09 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:48 pm
What is the longest DC guest run? Phil Hammond just did eight.
Kenneth Williams’ gig in Series 1 and 2 comes to mind but that might not be it.
Paul Zenon is to do 10 in a row soonish.
by Tom S
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 95)
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 95)

Great comeback by Jonny. Think Ian was a bit Disgusted with himself at the end of that. Shame for Ian as he showed moments of brilliance during his stint.
by Tom S
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 293
Views: 112576

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.agencesartistiques.com%2FFiche-Artiste%2F732557-theo-christine.html&psig=AOvVaw0AUol8D3irOex6GXRqn_Ku&ust=1597872610089000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCICNu8DZpesCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAW https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.che...
by Tom S
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1465
Views: 354224

Re: Ask Graeme?

Graeme Cole wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:41 pm
Tom S wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:56 am

Perhaps I'm missing something - as far as I can tell only two of Conor's prelim opponents returned (Jane Capie and Judy Bursford). Who's the third?
Andrew Christley, but he went on on his 2nd appearance as Andy Christley. Don't think the wiki notes it.
by Tom S
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 17th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 93)
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Monday 17th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 93)

I never had Brendan down as a probable octochamp, but once you get so far, it suddenly starts to look likely. After game 1, I thought it may have been on the cards, but from then on, it didn't seem as likely (thought he did have 1 or 2 good 6 small factorised sums). I think the fact that he was sur...
by Tom S
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 17th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 93)
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Monday 17th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 93)

I see that Dr Phil still isn't having his bit broadcast - as I've been reading his Private Eye articles, I guess his views are too 'political' for the bosses at C4 Alt. 1st numbers: (4x10+8-1)x3 From what I've heard, it was due to the fact apparently that his segments were about coronavirus, and C4...
by Tom S
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 14th August 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Spoilers for Friday 14th August 2020

Seems like Brendan plays at his best when up against tough opposition. Thought he upped his game today compared to some of his other games. Felt for Olivia though, who seemed quite a decent player, and more than competent at the numbers.
by Tom S
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 10th August 2020 - First Post-COVID Break Recording
Replies: 5
Views: 912

Re: Spoilers for 10th August 2020 - First Post-Covid Recording .

Would have got a max game if I had seen the only "DC" beater of the game too... Not had one in a good while...