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by Owen Carroll
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)

For some reason if you click on series 81 on the countdown database there's no episodes there
by Owen Carroll
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Shattered Kryptonite
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: Shattered Kryptonite

Noel Mc wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:56 am
Moving to a new classroom this week.

Diring the move, my finalist glass thing fell and shattered :shock:
Oh god I'm sorry about that Noel
by Owen Carroll
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 28th June 2019 (Series 80, Grand Final)
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Friday 28th June 2019 (Series 80, Grand Final)

James Robinson wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:21 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:38 pm
Always love your recaps for the finals James!!
Cheers, needs to be done, especially for a great game like this. :D :D :D
Very true! But I've always enjoyed the final!
by Owen Carroll
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 28th June 2019 (Series 80, Grand Final)
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Friday 28th June 2019 (Series 80, Grand Final)

Always love your recaps for the finals James!!
by Owen Carroll
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 40)
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: Spoilers for Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 40)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:25 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:39 pm
97-29. Really goes to show how different playing in the studio to as home is.
Exactly the same score as you got for the game on 17th June as well.
I didn't mean me. I meant that was the score line today. I made a mistake putting it in 17th June.
by Owen Carroll
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 40)
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: Spoilers for Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 40)

97-29. Really goes to show how different playing in the studio to as home is.
by Owen Carroll
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 17th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 104)
Replies: 2
Views: 1727

Re: Spoilers for Monday 17th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 104)

A winning score of 97-29. Kinda shows how different it is to being in the studio compared to watching at home
by Owen Carroll
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 32)
Replies: 1
Views: 464

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 32)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:15 pm
UPDATION in R1.
Yep! We both spotted that in the daily chat!
by Owen Carroll
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 16th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 11)
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th July

Ryan Lam wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:54 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:47 pm

Dave Ashton and Tony manwani right?
Sorry for the VERY late reply but yes ;)
It's ok. You know very well that I've commented on episodes made years ago!
by Owen Carroll
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 25th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 18)
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 25th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 18)

James is one to watch out for in the finals for sure!
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: 468

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: 9
Views: 1118

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: 3037

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: 24
Views: 3776

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: 24
Views: 3776

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: 10
Views: 2482

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: 10
Views: 2482

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 Wednesday 26th June 2019 (S80, SF1)
Replies: 8
Views: 2194

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 Wednesday 26th June 2019 (S80, SF1)
Replies: 8
Views: 2194

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: 4421

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 Tuesday 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 3738

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 Tuesday 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 3738

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 Tuesday 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 3738

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 (S80, QF3)
Replies: 9
Views: 2475

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 (S80, QF3)
Replies: 9
Views: 2475

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: 8
Views: 2802

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: 2572

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: 3037

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: 3037

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: 2026

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: Thursday 16th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 82)
Replies: 2
Views: 839

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: Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 1
Views: 655

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: 23728

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: 2788

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: 31778

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: 2413

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: 4821

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: 2382

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: 24
Views: 2796

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: 31778

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: 23
Views: 3531

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: 23
Views: 3531

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
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: 31778

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: 12909

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: 12909

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: 12909

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: 12909

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: 31
Views: 4273

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
Fri May 17, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 31
Views: 4273

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: 1628

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: 1628

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: 101
Views: 27893

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: 101
Views: 27893

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: 1628

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

The day is finally here!!!!! Go Elliott!!!!