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by Owen Carroll
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 25th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 63)
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 25th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 63)

4 wins for Robin. I call that the curse amount. But yeah Robin is getting really well. In a way he's kinda like moose.
by Owen Carroll
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 73
Views: 5758

Re: C of C Draw......

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:22 am
James Robinson wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:03 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:02 pm
What with Rhys wondering about Annie, I'm wondering if Jeff Clayton was invited?
He wasn't, I was so shocked that he didn't even get an invite, especially as there's only one from S76.
If that's the only basis you have for his case, I'm not surprised he wasn't invited at all.
Why?
by Owen Carroll
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 73
Views: 5758

Re: C of C Draw......

What with Rhys wondering about Annie, I'm wondering if Jeff Clayton was invited?
by Owen Carroll
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stuff I want to know for if I get onto countdown .
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Stuff I want to know for if I get onto countdown .

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:22 pm
That's ok it's just more Countdowns will look at that category
Cool. Thanks. I might drop it though. I don't need to know much that I won't find out if I get on.
by Owen Carroll
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stuff I want to know for if I get onto countdown .
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Stuff I want to know for if I get onto countdown .

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:49 pm
This is the off topic category for everything NOT related to Countdown
You should post it in the first category
Oh. Sorry about that
by Owen Carroll
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stuff I want to know for if I get onto countdown .
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Stuff I want to know for if I get onto countdown .

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:06 am
I think you need to post this in the correct category
What do you mean?
by Owen Carroll
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stuff I want to know for if I get onto countdown .
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Stuff I want to know for if I get onto countdown .

Hey guys. I have a few questions for if I get into countdown. First one is, who here watches games being recorded live occasionally?
by Owen Carroll
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 73
Views: 5758

Re: C of C Draw......

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:36 am
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:27 am
Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:23 am
Whilst I actually remember (and can't quite believe it hasn't come up) - Annie Humphries, was she invited?
I think she was invited but declined.
Yeah, that's what I'm asking. Did she say no, or was she never asked? Either way, shame.
Yeah. I'd rather Annie over one or two others
by Owen Carroll
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 73
Views: 5758

Re: C of C Draw......

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:23 am
Whilst I actually remember (and can't quite believe it hasn't come up) - Annie Humphries, was she invited?
No. Wish she was though
by Owen Carroll
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 17th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 57)
Replies: 12
Views: 1066

Re: Spoilers for Monday 17th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 57)

Stephen Holford wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:10 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Bad luck today Stephen but well done cause you played really well.
Cheers Owen
Sure thing man
by Owen Carroll
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)

This series is like series 59. No octochamps for ages and then a bunch at once
by Owen Carroll
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 17th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 57)
Replies: 12
Views: 1066

Re: Spoilers for Monday 17th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 57)

Bad luck today Stephen but well done cause you played really well.
by Owen Carroll
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 27
Views: 2064

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Could I give the three people I'm expecting to be the winner?
by Owen Carroll
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)

Good game. Well done on the conundrum Toby. Give your mother my commiserations
by Owen Carroll
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 12th September 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: Spoilers for 12th September 2018

By Monday we could have triple octochampdom! (I think that's the first time ever)
by Owen Carroll
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 11th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 54)
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 11th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 54)

That was a brilliant comeback by Dave! Just shows that you should never give up even if the odds are stacked against you at the late stage... I agree. Tons of examples. Chris Thorn against Sam prouse, Paul Harper and Phil Davies, although he still lost but made a great comeback! Alternative for R6:...
by Owen Carroll
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 11th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 54)
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 11th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 54)

Toby McDonald wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:22 pm
I was in the audience for all Charlie Stayt's episodes and in this one, my only beater was GOODYERAS in R1.
That's still a brilliant 9 though. Well done Toby.
by Owen Carroll
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 10th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 53)
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: Spoilers for Monday 10th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 53)

Dan's doing alright. And just the record I'm gonna send out an application this week!!!!!!!
by Owen Carroll
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 313
Views: 47000

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Cobra kai. Anyone else been watching it?
by Owen Carroll
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 51)
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 6th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 51)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:46 pm
It's two new contestants. Will one of them octo again? Probably not
Dave played well today. You never know.
by Owen Carroll
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 4th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 49)
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 4th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 49)

If Tony loses tomorrow, I dunno if my heart can take another one
by Owen Carroll
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)

Wow Tony's doing really good here. I agree with tom in thinking he could become an octochamp.
by Owen Carroll
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:06 pm
Including his original stint in 1999, Tony has had four different DC guests in five games. Freaky, huh?
Gotta be a record.
by Owen Carroll
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 43)
Replies: 8
Views: 811

Re: Spoilers for Monday 27th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 43)

So the final selection with all those nines seems like a famous selection in countdown. Like how a selection that gives you notarised is.
by Owen Carroll
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 498
Views: 95094

Re: Best ever contestants

It's a real shame Scott Mearns was never invited back for the 30BC. Maybe he was and rejected his invitation. Julian fell did I don't think people were invited as such. I think they had to put their names forward. This ended up largely being people from the online Countdown community and the Scrabb...
by Owen Carroll
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 498
Views: 95094

Re: Best ever contestants

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:39 pm
It's a real shame Scott Mearns was never invited back for the 30BC.
Maybe he was and rejected his invitation. Julian fell did
by Owen Carroll
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)
Replies: 15
Views: 1240

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Finally an octochamp! But unfortunately he's got the lowest octochamp score of the new 15 round format. He's fortunate to be an octochamp at all. There are plenty of good players who've turned up and would have beaten him, but were unfortunate enough to be taking on the likes of Zarte or Tom C-C or...
by Owen Carroll
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)
Replies: 15
Views: 1240

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Tom S wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:56 pm
Finally an octochamp! But unfortunately he's got the lowest octochamp score of the new 15 round format.
Why is it unfortunate, out of interest?
Well I'd hate it if it was me was all I was trying to say
by Owen Carroll
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)
Replies: 15
Views: 1240

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Finally an octochamp! But unfortunately he's got the lowest octochamp score of the new 15 round format.
by Owen Carroll
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: incoherency solver
Replies: 23
Views: 1795

Re: incoherency solver

Elliott's right. When I said all possible solutions I meant the closest solution it can get to, if it can't get right on.
by Owen Carroll
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 73
Views: 5758

Re: C of C Draw......

Based on points and max rates he would have to be the betting favourite from that half of the draw, although those particular metrics are slightly distorted when comparing players across this range of series due to dictionary updates that boost available points but make maxes harder to achieve. I h...
by Owen Carroll
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 73
Views: 5758

Re: C of C Draw......

Based on points and max rates he would have to be the betting favourite from that half of the draw, although those particular metrics are slightly distorted when comparing players across this range of series due to dictionary updates that boost available points but make maxes harder to achieve. I h...
by Owen Carroll
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 73
Views: 5758

Re: C of C Draw......

Ok so in my opinion the final is more than likely to have Paul erdunast or Zarte but who is more than likely to be their opponent in the final? Tom Chafer cook?
by Owen Carroll
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 34)
Replies: 10
Views: 1021

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 34)

Ryan Lam wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:55 pm
Alternative for R3: (75 ÷ 3 x 8) - 1 - 1

I have to credit Stephen Read's solve last year because this was exactly the same conundrum used in SF1 of Series 76! Buzzed in within one second because of me memorising this back then... :)
Yeah same
by Owen Carroll
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Who Will Win Series 75? -- Caution: Possible Spoilers
Replies: 21
Views: 2485

Re: Who Will Win Series 75? -- Caution: Possible Spoilers

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:55 am
What do you get if you win a special, anyway? Just bragging rights?
Back in Richard whiteley's time, they gave vouchers. Dunno if they still do. Course it's been ages since the last special with Graham Nash and John Brackstone
by Owen Carroll
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: incoherency solver
Replies: 23
Views: 1795

Re: incoherency solver

Vince Fernando wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:40 am
Owen Carroll:
Do you have any evidence to back your claim?
I've used it a lot to practise for the show. It gives all possible solutions.
by Owen Carroll
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)

Tom S wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:54 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:57 pm
Tom S wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:01 pm
Adam is not a bad player and capable of some good word spots, but we'll have to see regarding his fate....
What you hinting at?
That I am unsure as to what his outcome will be....
Oh. I thought you saw the next few episodes and knew how many he would win.
by Owen Carroll
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)

Tom S wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:01 pm
Adam is not a bad player and capable of some good word spots, but we'll have to see regarding his fate....
What you hinting at?
by Owen Carroll
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: incoherency solver
Replies: 23
Views: 1795

Re: incoherency solver

Vince Fernando wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:26 pm
Does the incoherency number solver give all possible solutions?
Yep.
by Owen Carroll
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie coming to town!
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: Susie coming to town!

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:53 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:57 pm
Speaking of Susie. Has anyone else ever felt that she's kind of underrated?
No.

I think a lot of people think she's great anyway, and she became the sole lexicographer presumably because of this.
Yeah fair enough
by Owen Carroll
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 34)
Replies: 10
Views: 1021

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 34)

After the conundrum went unsolved, Nick rolled it right away. I've often wondered why this sometimes happens - is it because someone in the audience guessed it wrong or some other reason? Maybe sometimes they can forget? Could be, just wondered if there was something more. Well you might be right a...
by Owen Carroll
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 34)
Replies: 10
Views: 1021

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 34)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:16 pm
After the conundrum went unsolved, Nick rolled it right away. I've often wondered why this sometimes happens - is it because someone in the audience guessed it wrong or some other reason?
Maybe sometimes they can forget?
by Owen Carroll
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie coming to town!
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: Susie coming to town!

Speaking of Susie. Has anyone else ever felt that she's kind of underrated?
by Owen Carroll
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 14th August 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: Spoilers for 14th August 2018

I got 111 points and 8 maxes. I think that's a record for me!
by Owen Carroll
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 10th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 33)
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Re: Spoilers for Friday 10th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 33)

Looks like they're not doing Chris thorn's numbers from his last game.
by Owen Carroll
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 7th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 30)
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 7th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 30)

I don't know whether he will octo, but he put in a good performance yesterday, not quite as good today, though he solved the conundrum very quick, which stumped me. Well everyone has off days. So if he has any more off days but they don't cost him the game he can become an octochamp I think There i...
by Owen Carroll
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 7th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 30)
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 7th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 30)

How long do you's reckon Eddie will last? I don't know whether he will octo, but he put in a good performance yesterday, not quite as good today, though he solved the conundrum very quick, which stumped me. Well everyone has off days. So if he has any more off days but they don't cost him the game ...
by Owen Carroll
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent's Two Words
Replies: 18
Views: 1256

Re: Susie Dent's Two Words

Does anybody want a game on the app?
by Owen Carroll
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent's Two Words
Replies: 18
Views: 1256

Re: Susie Dent's Two Words

Tom S wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:45 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:26 am
When was this game made.
Quite recently- about 2 mths ago.
Cool
by Owen Carroll
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent's Two Words
Replies: 18
Views: 1256

Re: Susie Dent's Two Words

Susiebot won another one. But this time it was closer. 639-548.
by Owen Carroll
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent's Two Words
Replies: 18
Views: 1256

Re: Susie Dent's Two Words

Susiebot won the game. 783-403.
by Owen Carroll
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent's Two Words
Replies: 18
Views: 1256

Re: Susie Dent's Two Words

When was this game made.
by Owen Carroll
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)
Replies: 14
Views: 1513

Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

R1: Mediant R2: rides R3: made a mistake. R4: louts. Had loudest but I forgot it. R5: routier R6: nothing R7: tarried R8: beaming R9: same as bob. R10: etalons R11: molinets. Thanks tom. R12: adopt R13: sober R14: made a mistake. R15: went for faintedly like Matthew but was wrong So I woulda lost 86...
by Owen Carroll
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)
Replies: 14
Views: 1513

Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

I really feel bad for bob. But I think Matthew could go far. But I'm surprised that Rachel didn't suggest a possible rematch in the finals.
by Owen Carroll
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent's Two Words
Replies: 18
Views: 1256

Re: Susie Dent's Two Words

This game ain't bad.
by Owen Carroll
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 27)
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 27)

R1: Scrounge R2: politer R3: (5+(7/7)*100)-(9+4)=587 R4: decided not to go for bailer and stuck with bail. R5: doss. Decided not to go for douses R6: 473 R7: maul R8: outliner R9: same way R10: raised. Decided not to go for unraised R11: noise R12: reason R13: pitter R14: (((5-2)*3)+50)*10=590 R15 d...