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by Ryan Lam
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 105
Views: 39588

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

Please welcome our second ever member to the 1000 Club now, Luke Johnson-Davies!! :D
by Ryan Lam
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th December 2019 (Series 81, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 11
Views: 937

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20th December 2019 (Series 81, GRAND FINAL)

One final regular show of 2019, one final regular show of the 2010s, it's the Final many had been anticipating and predicting and it's finally here! Kudos to Tim Vine and Susie Dent for being inclusive in the Christmas spirit despite this show being recorded in mid-September (Everyone knows now than...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 81 Finals Predictions (With Poll)
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Re: Series 81 Finals Predictions (With Poll)

There you have it, congratulations to James Haughton and to the eight of you who voted for him! This time it is indeed the Majority that wins! :D
by Ryan Lam
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 19th December 2019 (Series 81, SF2)
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 19th December 2019 (Series 81, SF2)

Thanks for your brilliant write-ups throughout the finals Ryan - really good and entertaining! I agree with everything you say here - a great game which probably could have gone either way, both these players were very good (and both with octotals which would have made them no 1 seed in many series...
by Ryan Lam
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 19th December 2019 (Series 81, SF2)
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 19th December 2019 (Series 81, SF2)

The penultimate episode of Series 81, 2019 and the 2010s of Normal Countdown! And we've got a hilarious Dictionary Corner Guest Tim Vine to wrap things up soon! (Oh gosh all the puns in his anecdote today, makes you wonder how Jamie and Paul survived listening to that, it would certainly throw me of...
by Ryan Lam
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th December 2019 (Series 81, SF1)
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th December 2019 (Series 81, SF1)

(I had some technical difficulties getting this up yesterday so here goes!!) Before we get on with the review, I must of course congratulate Countdown's own Rachel Riley as she has given birth! What a joyous occasion indeed and I wish her all the best as her new role as a mother and of course, sendi...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th December 2019 (Series 81, QF4)
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th December 2019 (Series 81, QF4)

Final Quarter-Finals of the 2010s with two University students battling out today as mentioned yesterday! (Perhaps I'm running out of things to comment apart from Jon Culshaw's brilliant anecdote about Christmas cards today... :lol: ) Letters: Great start before the first commercial break but after ...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 81 Finals Predictions (With Poll)
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Re: Series 81 Finals Predictions (With Poll)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:39 pm
It would make more sense for it to close before the first quarter final.
Maybe from the 2020s onwards I might do that who knows, but to compensate I've forbidden people to change their vote once it's casted.
by Ryan Lam
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th December 2019 (Series 81, QF3)
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th December 2019 (Series 81, QF3)

One last week of Countdown not only for this year, but also of the 2010s. Can you imagine how time has flown by? My goodness, alright let's get on with things! I know Wiki might be slow so I MIGHT try and help Johnny out during this period but no promises! ;) Letters: Plenty of nines here available,...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 13th December 2019 (Series 81, QF2)
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Spoilers for Friday 13th December 2019 (Series 81, QF2)

So there we have it, a Conservative Majority of 80 in the End with the last result (St. Ives) coming in at the time of the Original Broadcast. Alright, now that we know we have more Tory rule ahead, let's get on with the Review! (Brexit, well that's another matter :P ) Letters: Jamie gets off to a g...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 12th December 2019 (Series 81, QF1)
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th December 2019 (Series 81, QF1)

Wowee! I guess Countdown's budget is more compared to the last two years as evident by the fact that they can afford more fancy Christmas Decorations and of course, adding a snow effect to the Opening Titles. :lol: (Anyways, today is also Polling day so a friendly reminder from me that if you're eli...
by Ryan Lam
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 81 Finals Predictions (With Poll)
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Re: Series 81 Finals Predictions (With Poll)

I'm sorry to hear you won't be doing them mate. I really enjoy them. I will be doing the Reviews, BUT the issue is that my Internet has decided to play with me for this entire week, so I'm a full three episodes behind :( I will most likely get them up over the weekend once I watch the first two qua...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 81 Finals Predictions (With Poll)
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Series 81 Finals Predictions (With Poll)

So, with just six Preliminaries of Series 81 yet to air as of the time of writing, we now know who are the final eight and here they are (I know I should have written this yesterday but I was busy having Exams, and don't you worry, photos of the contestants I've missed out will be up on the Wiki lat...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 26)
Replies: 5
Views: 1281

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 26)

Mark Deeks wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:08 pm
That's 1843.
Whoops! I've corrected it now. Yikes!
by Ryan Lam
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 26)
Replies: 5
Views: 1281

Spoilers for Tuesday 6th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 26)

Solution to R6: (50 + 1) × 8 × 9 ÷ 6 + 7 <- I thought there must have been a solution using 51 × 12 somehow but I got it during the Anecdote section.
by Ryan Lam
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 16th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 11)
Replies: 9
Views: 2190

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th July

Owen Carroll wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:47 pm

Dave Ashton and Tony manwani right?
Sorry for the VERY late reply but yes ;)
by Ryan Lam
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 16th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 11)
Replies: 9
Views: 2190

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th July

Same here, so glad seven years of learning Chemistry hasn't gone to waste! :)

James sure has the potential to be an Octochamp, and if he does make it to that status we will see the first back-to-back Octochamps since last year!
by Ryan Lam
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 11
Views: 3866

Re: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:44 am
No, it was me. I always thought he could do it, and as it turned out his tactical nous won through. Well done Dinos.
Ah I see, well congratulations to you! I thought it was Chris because he was the only one openly rooting for Dinos to win in the Daily Chat last Friday when the Grand Final aired!
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)
Replies: 24
Views: 5497

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

So here we are, the last weekday of June and the Grand Final has arrived upon us. Both contestants are titans and both of them have the potential to lift the Richard Whiteley Memorial Trophy. Fingers crossed and let's go! Letters: Very, very unlucky for Elliott as he didn't risk FILATURES in R1 whic...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)
Replies: 24
Views: 5497

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

I'll save my comments in my Review which should be up in the next few hours but just for those wondering if Elliott could have won had he gone for the nine in R1, I did the calculations and unfortunately, it turns out he would have still lost with the score 93 - 95 at the end if everything remained ...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 11
Views: 3866

Re: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

So there you have it, Dinos Sfyris is our Series 80 Champion! Congratulations to that one person who rooted for him to win (Which I think it's Chris from the Daily Chat) ;) So, just like Series 79, most of us got it wrong yet again! :( (I hope this trend isn't going to continue into the Series 81 Fi...
by Ryan Lam
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27th June 2019 (Series 80, 2nd Semi-Final)
Replies: 10
Views: 3553

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 27th June 2019 (Series 80, 2nd Semi-Final)

Back here after putting up the recap on the Wiki on behalf of Johnny! The other (and less interesting) Semi-Final today with Dinos vs Brendan, with the latter going for a less formal look today with just a polo shirt! Also, if you were observant enough during the credits Rachel was actually beating ...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday 26th June 2019 (S80, SF1)
Replies: 8
Views: 2961

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

Here we are, the first Semi-Finals with Elliott facing off Maggie! Hmm, another checkered shirt, wonder what that even means... ;) Letters: Resounding start with Elliott's OESTRIOL to beat Maggie's credible ORIOLES in R1. Wow, CAJEPUT in R5! :o (I genuinely thought we were heading for a Max game at ...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 5409

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

Final Quarter-Finals today with Richard Arnold who we haven't seen since he was in for the week with the eventual champion of Series 79 Mike Daysley in October last year! Battle of the Female Octochamps as I mentioned yesterday as well! :) Letters: Absolutely nearly knick and knack almost the whole ...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 24th June 2019 (S80, QF3)
Replies: 9
Views: 3123

Re: Spoilers for Monday 24th June 2019.

So here we are, last week of Series 80 and my commendation to Brendan for wearing a near-identical shirt to Rufus! (Coupled with the latter throwing the Picture Frame before the Anecdote ended. :lol: ) I also heard from our fellow Finalist Fiona Titcombe on the Daily Chat that Brendan also brought c...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 21st June 2019 (Series 80, QF2)
Replies: 8
Views: 3539

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

Second Quarter-Finals today to mark the start of Summer 2019 as well! 8-) Before I start proper, an alternative to R14: (100 × 4 × (1 + 1)) - 7 Letters: Top of the game and Dinos starts off brilliantly with DANEWORT in R1! After the last letter popped up in R4, I went :shock: ; how many times has a ...
by Ryan Lam
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 20th June 2019 (Series 80, QF1)
Replies: 11
Views: 3417

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 Ryan Lam
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 20th June 2019 (Series 80, QF1)
Replies: 11
Views: 3417

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

So here we go with the Finals once again, "Standing Room Only" I hear, looks like many people were present in the studio three months ago to watch "Mellbot and Sole 1000 Scorer in the Prelims to Date" Elliott Mellor against "Looks similar to Sajid Javid but he's not" Mark Decouto (Sorry I couldn't r...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 14th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 103)
Replies: 2
Views: 1699

Re: New post Spoilers for Friday 14th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 103)

Alternative to R9: (100 × 9) + 25 - (6 × 2) - 3
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 11
Views: 3866

Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

So, with just three Preliminaries of Series 80 yet to air as of the time of writing, we now know who are the final eight and here they are: Quarter-Finals #1 (20 June): Elliott Mellor (#1 Seed) vs Mark Decouto (#8 Seed) Quarter-Finals #2 (21 June): Dinos Sfyris (#2 Seed) vs Sandra Pilson (#7 Seed) Q...
by Ryan Lam
Tue May 28, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)
Replies: 11
Views: 2932

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

ENSILAGES in Round 10.

Countdown has finally gone green by dropping the usage of paper (At long last!) and going with a permanent whiteboard!
by Ryan Lam
Mon May 27, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 105
Views: 39588

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

Thomas Carey wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:10 am
Enter Elliott Mellor.
And we have our answer today, on Monday, 27 May 2019! :D Sorry if I had to quote someone from over a year ago...
by Ryan Lam
Mon May 27, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)
Replies: 23
Views: 3944

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

Today might be a day that would be forever etched in our minds just like 17 January this year... No doubt about this and I have full confidence he will surpass 1000. Nothing can stop him now :) 1061. Casual. There you have it! What an amazing run, not least to say an amazing game that was! As I men...
by Ryan Lam
Mon May 27, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)
Replies: 23
Views: 3944

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

Today might be a day that would be forever etched in our minds just like 17 January this year...

No doubt about this and I have full confidence he will surpass 1000. Nothing can stop him now :)
by Ryan Lam
Fri May 24, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 45
Views: 10673

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Congratulations Rachel! The bigger question is who will temporarily replace her during her maternity leave? (Assuming filming is as per normal until early to mid-December) :)
by Ryan Lam
Wed May 22, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)
Replies: 23
Views: 5341

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

My gosh, the largest winning margin ever! I don't think that will ever be beaten ever again (or in my lifetime dare I say this...)

Congrats Elliott 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...
by Ryan Lam
Fri May 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 31
Views: 6495

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

My gosh Elliott! That was unbelievable! You just broke Zarte's record which only held for exactly four months!!

Just incredible, I'm speechless...congratulations to the new champion!! :D
by Ryan Lam
Wed May 08, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 299
Views: 85342

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

The show was mentioned once again briefly on BBC One's !mpossible Gameshow this afternoon (08 May 2019). The question was "On which programme on Channel 4 did Harvey Dent become the Resident Lexicographer in 1992?" to which it's Impossible because as we all know, Susie's the one. Cat, the contestant...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 12th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 58)
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: Spoilers for Friday 12th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 58)

Tim Vine's anecdote today was probably the first time normal Countdown made me laugh as much as any recent episode of Catsdown...probably the last thing any contestant on this version on the show wants or else they can be distracted! :lol:

What a letdown the Conundrum was...it was so giveaway! :(
by Ryan Lam
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 38)
Replies: 5
Views: 1930

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

Tom S wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:46 pm
Tony Atkins wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:06 pm
Nice second numbers solve there...
The 4L solve was class.
Perhaps the best solve since Noel McIlvenny! :lol: Comeon Maggie, just one more win and you'll be the first female Octochamp since Annie!! As I emphasised during CoCXV, we need more of those!!
by Ryan Lam
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 27th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 26)
Replies: 9
Views: 2228

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 27th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 26)

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/defin ... er-preload

Just a clarification on DRAINAGES, would someone with ODO Premium let us know if it's valid over there? Personally, I would have done the same as Susie and allowed it.
by Ryan Lam
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 26th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 25)
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

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

I'm enjoying watching Dinos' run so far, not least because of the theme of rude (particularly sexual) words! SHAGGER, SHAGGED, SEMIS, ERECTIONS, DOGGERS, WHORE and HOOKER in 3 games! :lol: :lol: :lol: Guess what? I spotted all but two of them, DOGGERS and HOOKER. Wow at this rate Dinos could potent...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown
Replies: 21
Views: 7065

Re: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

Wishing both of you all the best and may the best player win!! :D Never in a million years would I have thought another of these marathon games would surface!
by Ryan Lam
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 16)
Replies: 14
Views: 3943

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

Battle of the Londoners, that's quite rare. :)

Alternative to R9: (75 + 50) × (9 - 6) - 5
by Ryan Lam
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th January 2019 (series 80, prelim 5)
Replies: 8
Views: 2830

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

Owen Carroll wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:48 pm
I thought you said you wouldn't be back on the forum for ages after the COC?
I just said inactive but it doesn't stop me from popping by once in a while, and yes by that I also meant I only have time to be on the Daily Chat on Apterous on Mondays as that's the only day I'm free to watch it live.
by Ryan Lam
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th January 2019 (series 80, prelim 5)
Replies: 8
Views: 2830

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

It's just so painful to watch Tomack stumble so badly in R9 when he could have made it :( What's worse the conundrum referenced what happened in R8 too! Oh well...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)
Replies: 33
Views: 7553

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

Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:33 pm
Has Zarte always scored over a hundred in his Countdown 'career' ?
I should have specified that I was only referring to the games here in the CoC, not any Preliminary or Ordinary Finals. My bad.
by Ryan Lam
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)
Replies: 33
Views: 7553

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

Finally, at last after 20 days, we are here, the 15th Championship of Champions Final! I incorrectly predicted Tom would be here but I did correctly predict Zarte would win his second rematch with Philip to be here today. So, we have Bradley instead, the Series 78 Grand Champion vs the Series 77 Run...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Championship of Champions XV Predictions (May Contain Spoilers!!!)
Replies: 2
Views: 2285

Re: Championship of Champions XV Predictions (May Contain Spoilers!!!)

So there you have it, congratulations to Zarte Siempre for becoming the 15th Championship of Champions (and to the six of you who predicted correctly here!) These were my predictions as promised during CoCXV itself, note that other than predicting who would win, I also predicted whether the game wou...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 21 January 2019 (COC XV, SF 2)
Replies: 9
Views: 2439

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

Penultimate episode of the Championship of Champions XV (and that also means it's also nearly time for me to once again become inactive until early-May after tomorrow as University swallows up my time). Second Semi-Finals Match where I somehow correctly predicted Bradley and definitely correctly pre...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 18th January 2019 (COC XV, SF 1)
Replies: 19
Views: 5793

Re: Spoilers for Friday 18th January 2019 (COC XV, SF 1)

So there we are, down to the last three episodes. First Semi-Finals Match where I correctly predicted Philip and Zarte would come through to the Semi-Finals. (Sorry Jonathan, I did predict you would buckle and lose to the former. :( ) Hopefully you're all well on your way to COLIN...See all the rele...
by Ryan Lam
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)
Replies: 40
Views: 8117

Re: Re: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)

On the wiki it says: The aggregate score of 272 is also the joint highest in the history of the show - if that is true what is the other 272? All that aside, a tremendous game, and congratulations, both! It's an error on my part, I've corrected it. I was rushing to get this out as I know many peopl...
by Ryan Lam
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)
Replies: 40
Views: 8117

Re: Re: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)

Before reading this, a word of advice from me that today's review is going to be SUPER, SUPER long as I will be doing a summary of what happened in the show as well. I assume you would've watched this episode IN FULL already. If not, DO NOT SCROLL FURTHER and why are you even in the Spoilers thread?...
by Ryan Lam
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)
Replies: 40
Views: 8117

Re: Re: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)

Oh my gosh!! The highest ever score on Countdown and the highest combined score ever! And this is not even the Championship Final yet! Tears of joy are definitely in Zarte's eyes, you deserved it!! Never have I felt so emotional watching the ending! This will be a game remembered for many years, pos...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 16th January (COC XV, QF 3)
Replies: 10
Views: 3110

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

Third Quarter-Finals Match where I correctly predicted in both cases who would come through to fight today. And for R6, some of us on the daily chat (Not just me so I can't take full credit for this) found an easier solution compared to Rachel's: (75 × 10) + ((8 + 8) × 6) Brilliant start from Tom wi...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 15th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 2)
Replies: 8
Views: 2649

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 15th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 2)

Second Quarter-Finals Match where I incorrectly predicted Ann would go through (John went through instead) and I correctly predicted Bradley would go through. So, we're lined up for a Series 77 Semi-Finals #2 Rematch, a full 390 days since that happened on Thursday, 21 December 2017. It was a good s...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 14th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 1)
Replies: 5
Views: 2190

Re: Spoilers for Monday 14th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 1)

First Quarter-Finals Match where I correctly predicted in both cases who would come through to fight today. (P.S. I will reveal all my Predictions after the Championship Final ends in the Polling Thread and who did I predict will make it to the QF, SF and the CF in all subsequent reviews.) Philip ab...
by Ryan Lam
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown
Replies: 9
Views: 7941

Re: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown

Wow, am I dreaming, Catsdown has started using the ODO (At LONG, LONG last!!!), Come to think of it, maybe this is why Sean could safely go for STRAFED and GUILE.
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11th January 2019 (COC XV, Game 8)
Replies: 6
Views: 2624

Re: Spoilers for Friday 11th January 2019 (COC XV, Game 8)

Before I get on with my review let's just take the time to appreciate and congratulate Rachel Riley for being on the show for a decade (Actually it's tomorrow but it's a Saturday)! :D I somehow mentioned Anniversary in a different way before OOW and during the second TTT ad break where I saw the "I ...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown
Replies: 9
Views: 7941

Re: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown

While you're all busy watching CoCXV, you can take a mental break by watching Series 17 from 11 January 2019 onwards! :)