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by Owen Carroll
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 18th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 13)
Replies: 2
Views: 150

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

Tom S wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:10 pm
James seems to have a habit of making good players look awful with his performances. Sonia was probably a better player than the 2 gents before her, and got some good letters spots (even if they were beaten from time to time!)
As did Zarte, Tom Chafer cook, Elliott, among many others.
by Owen Carroll
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th July 2019 (Series 81, prelim 11)
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th July

Ryan Lam wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:00 pm
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!
Dave Ashton and Tony manwani right?
by Owen Carroll
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Re: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

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! Ye...
by Owen Carroll
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)
Replies: 32
Views: 1701

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

Thanks for all the kind messages all. It was never going to be an easy task playing someone with the capability of Dinos, that's one thing. He really brought out his A game and on the day handled the pressure better - deserved winner of that game. I was indeed the favourite for this game, and it wa...
by Owen Carroll
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)
Replies: 32
Views: 1701

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

All I can say is you both played so well and should be very proud with what you've done. I can't wait to see you too back for the next COC
by Owen Carroll
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27th June 2019 (Series 80, 2nd Semi-Final)
Replies: 14
Views: 993

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

Fiona T wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:34 pm
Brendan's amazingly awesome Countdown cakes on twitter!

https://twitter.com/dond68/status/1144277198314115078
They look delicious!!
by Owen Carroll
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27th June 2019 (Series 80, 2nd Semi-Final)
Replies: 14
Views: 993

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

Congrats Dinos!! Commiserations Brendan!! But around 110 contestants and you got 3rd place in this series!! And good luck to Dinos and Elliott tomorrow!! We shall see tomorrow who's name is going under Mike Daysley's on the Richard whiteley memorial trophy!!
by Owen Carroll
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 26th June 2019 (S80, SF1)
Replies: 8
Views: 820

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

Tom S wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:15 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:01 pm
A great semi final!! Congrats on making the final Elliott but well done to Maggie who's been very enjoyable to watch and played so well. Hope to see Maggie again!! A couple of words I gambled in today's gamethat I'm curious about. Isolator and agames?
Yes to 1, No to Agames.
Thanks!!
by Owen Carroll
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 26th June 2019 (S80, SF1)
Replies: 8
Views: 820

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

A great semi final!! Congrats on making the final Elliott but well done to Maggie who's been very enjoyable to watch and played so well. Hope to see Maggie again!! A couple of words I gambled in today's gamethat I'm curious about. Isolator and agames?
by Owen Carroll
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 20
Views: 1853

Re: Kryptonite

People say the teapot is what they came for, I will come for the kryptonite.
by Owen Carroll
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 1666

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

Hang on, why are we talking about MOHAIRS when we should be talking about Nick's claim that Fiona's octotal was 520? I've seen him get stats wrong but that is a big time mistake. I thought Fiona would say something. At the time I wasn't 100% sure it was wrong - just an "I thought I'd got more than ...
by Owen Carroll
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 1666

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

Graeme Cole wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Hang on, why are we talking about MOHAIRS when we should be talking about Nick's claim that Fiona's octotal was 520?
I've seen him get stats wrong but that is a big time mistake. I thought Fiona would say something.
by Owen Carroll
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 1666

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

Now that's a quarter final. Congratulations to Maggie but very well played to Fiona who played very well and I think you did the right thing with gambling for 4L. But like you said Fiona, at least you don't have to face Elliott!! But that is a game I'm looking forward to!! You be sure of it!! (I sho...
by Owen Carroll
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 24th June 2019.
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Re: Spoilers for Monday 24th June 2019.

I wanted Brendan to win but I thought after round 9 it would be Steven.
by Owen Carroll
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 24th June 2019.
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Re: Spoilers for Monday 24th June 2019.

Now that is a game that'll put anyone paying attention on the edge of their seats
by Owen Carroll
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 21st June 2019 (Series 80, QF2)
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

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

R1: rationed R2: murgeon R3: (8+7)*(9+1)+3 R4: rationed R5: mailers R6: Same way R7: risked overcap R8: outdid R9: same way R10: notarise (but was hoping for a u instead of e for aeronauts) R11: reminds/minders R12: lankiest R13: Farmhouse!!!! I was so happy and I even hoped for the e to get it and ...
by Owen Carroll
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 20th June 2019 (Series 80, QF1)
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

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

Superb as always Elliott but I cannot ignore Mark. He played a much closer game than I was expecting. Proclaim was excellent!! I missed it. R1: Lithoes R2: outrage R3: Absolutely nothing. R4: Circles R5: makes R6: got it R7: I think I got the same as Elliott R8: clamp R9: same as mark R10: same as E...
by Owen Carroll
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Re: 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) ...
by Owen Carroll
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Re: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

The only qf I'm uncertain about is the last one.
by Owen Carroll
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 5th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 96)
Replies: 9
Views: 1092

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

Quite a good game!! Never heard of the dc guest though
by Owen Carroll
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Countdown Recap for Thursday 16th May 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Thursday 16th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 82 )

I've forgotten that's it's a known fact that Susie does not like the word moist.
by Owen Carroll
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Countdown Recap for Friday 17th May 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: Countdown recap for Friday 17th May 2019 (Prelim 83 )

You sure know how to recap Tracey👍
by Owen Carroll
Fri May 31, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: HOWTO: Write a recap
Replies: 37
Views: 22730

Re: HOWTO: Write a recap

Incidentally has there ever been an octochamp who had a sudden-death conundrum before? No 15 round octochamps, even though a lot of victories were by just 10 points. There was one viscount, though. Paul Ryan. No recap available yet, but the countdown page shows that his third game went to a tie-bre...
by Owen Carroll
Wed May 29, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Favourite Numbers Selection
Replies: 20
Views: 1421

Re: Favourite Numbers Selection

I'm quite fond of 3 large!!!
by Owen Carroll
Mon May 27, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 103
Views: 27193

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

36'years and over 7000 episodes later and we have the 1000 club founding member!!!
by Owen Carroll
Mon May 27, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)
Replies: 23
Views: 1598

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

Congrats Elliott!! You deserve it! Can't wait for the finals!!!
by Owen Carroll
Sat May 25, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 27
Views: 2633

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 9:02 am
David Williams wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:25 pm
Carol?
Less than an epsilon chance of that, I should think...
Yeah as she was banned from ever returning to the countdown studios
by Owen Carroll
Fri May 24, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 24th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 88)
Replies: 17
Views: 1632

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

Was hoping Elliott's 9 would be freepoint
by Owen Carroll
Thu May 23, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)
Replies: 25
Views: 1695

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)

Think Elliott broke Dylan's highest score without a 9 letter word!!!
by Owen Carroll
Wed May 22, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 103
Views: 27193

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

Thanks! It truly is. Wonderful too though... ------------------------------ This thread won't be needed soon. Elliott's average score = 135pts. Average score needed over the final 3 games = 108pts. Elliott's lowest score to date = 118pts. I doubt even a villainous ANCHOVETA could stop this freight ...
by Owen Carroll
Wed May 22, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)
Replies: 25
Views: 2002

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

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 7:32 pm
Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 7:11 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:17 pm

I gotta agree with Elliott here. That's a hard word to get.
I was kidding.
This is why we need a bit of punctuation for sarcasm.
It's like I always say, sarcasm is hard to see in a text
by Owen Carroll
Wed May 22, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)
Replies: 25
Views: 2002

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

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:09 pm
Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 1:31 pm
MAULVI, bad miss in R7.
:roll: Blimey, that's a bad miss!? You guys are critical...
I gotta agree with Elliott here. That's a hard word to get.
by Owen Carroll
Tue May 21, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 84
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 84

Ashton do you recall being told that you could get banned for this?
by Owen Carroll
Mon May 20, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 103
Views: 27193

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

I'd bet money on Elliott making 1000. But I won't
by Owen Carroll
Sun May 19, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 49
Views: 10543

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

No reason to assume Carl was an Apterite. He knew it about it, sure, but since he admitted to Googling at least me, and no doubt all of us in the QF lineup, that's no great mystery. So yeah. Him. We need more nice people like Carl in the Countdown community. :mrgreen: The series 65 runner up?
by Owen Carroll
Sun May 19, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 49
Views: 10543

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

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?
by Owen Carroll
Sat May 18, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 49
Views: 10543

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

And maybe Paul Harper?
by Owen Carroll
Sat May 18, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 49
Views: 10543

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

Dougie Mackay and phil Davies defo
by Owen Carroll
Sat May 18, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 52
Views: 3043

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

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 6:27 pm
Jeffrey Handsfords 0.0001 second conundrum solve in the final was spectacular
That was series 57 right?
by Owen Carroll
Sat May 18, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 52
Views: 3043

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

You can get banned for something like that.
by Owen Carroll
Fri May 17, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 52
Views: 3043

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

Well done Elliott!!! You deserve those 3 numbers on that scoreboard!
by Owen Carroll
Thu May 16, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 82)
Replies: 18
Views: 1069

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 82)

When you said you'd stick with a 5 Elliott, were you going for outjock as well?
by Owen Carroll
Thu May 16, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 82)
Replies: 18
Views: 1069

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 82)

Taiapure!!! Superb! Watch out Dylan Taylor's record!
by Owen Carroll
Thu May 16, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 98
Views: 24296

Re: Favourite board game

Fiona T wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Have they ever made a weakest link board game?
Yes. It came with an Anne Robinson mask.
Cool
by Owen Carroll
Thu May 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 98
Views: 24296

Re: Favourite board game

Have they ever made a weakest link board game?
by Owen Carroll
Thu May 16, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 82)
Replies: 18
Views: 1069

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 82)

The day is finally here!!!!! Go Elliott!!!!
by Owen Carroll
Wed May 15, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 15th May 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 15th May 2019

Hi Charlie It’s your newest member Ashton and I would just like to ask you the following questions. You participated in the last eposiode hosted by Carol Vordeman and you choose her last numbers game why did you select 4 Large numbers rather than giving her a free choice ? Why didn’t you participat...
by Owen Carroll
Tue May 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 14th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 80)
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 14th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 80)

GEOTIC in R4 RURALITES in R5 Great game today. Sad to see Sandra go. I really thought she would win 8 but Arran seems like a decent player too with ISOPTERAN and his R14 solve. He may be stopped by a certain someone later this week though ;) Yeah a certain bot could go on to do great things here!
by Owen Carroll
Fri May 10, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 10th May 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: Spoilers for Friday 10th May 2019

Tom S wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 5:07 pm
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 :)
Ah yeah doesn't sound impossible.
by Owen Carroll
Wed May 01, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 71)
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 71)

Was surprised Susie didn't see capturer. I did.
by Owen Carroll
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 70)
Replies: 7
Views: 562

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

Well done Fiona. You deserve to become an octochamp and am looking forward to seeing you in the finals in June.
by Owen Carroll
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 70)
Replies: 7
Views: 562

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

Thomas Carey wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:21 pm
Fiona's last game for a while! Join the apto show chat thing it's great
It is indeed great
by Owen Carroll
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 29th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 69)
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Spoilers for Monday 29th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 69)

CITRONISE and CORNEITIS in R4 ARABINE in R8 Could just put the H in TERMITE for THERMITE in R10 Wow it's amazing how you can just add on one letter to another word for loads of words. Adding H to TERMITE, Adding A to IDIOT and RANCHER. Adding R to VIOLATE, X to GULLIBLE, E to MAROODI... the list is...
by Owen Carroll
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 29th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 69)
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Spoilers for Monday 29th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 69)

Toby McDonald wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:33 pm
CITRONISE and CORNEITIS in R4
ARABINE in R8
Could just put the H in TERMITE for THERMITE in R10
Wow it's amazing how you can just add on one letter to another word for loads of words. Adding H to TERMITE, Adding A to IDIOT and RANCHER.
by Owen Carroll
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 23rd April 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Spoilers for 23rd April 2019

Well done Fiona. Adaptive in particular was very good.