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by Jojo Apollo
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday April 12th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 24)
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: Spoilers for Friday April 12th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 24

Good challenger there, I had to gamble moorlines too at home, only had LOONIER. :)

Well done again Giles, is 130 the high score for the new format?
by Jojo Apollo
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 8th 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 831

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 8th 2013

Zarte Siempre wrote:No-one (that I've seen from a cursory glance) has pointed out BILINEAR in r7...
Nice one I thought I had a beater with NIMBLIER in that round :oops:

Well done Giles, another solid ton win. 8-)
by Jojo Apollo
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 28th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 15)
Replies: 34
Views: 1309

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 28th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

Cheers Ryan! Cheers Peter. I just munched a few stats for you from the top secret notes I was keeping. Weirdly, this is normally the sort of thing I'd be all obsessive and bothered about but for some reason I'm actually not: My score: 114+112+108+109+100+116+120+110 = 889. Opponent's combined score...
by Jojo Apollo
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 28th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 15)
Replies: 34
Views: 1309

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 28th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

Very well done Andy, superb run of eight tons. 8-)

Were you thinking of risking AIRSHOT in the TOVARISH round?
by Jojo Apollo
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What would you put in a letter to Oxford Dictionaries?
Replies: 25
Views: 2257

Re: What would you put in a letter to Oxford Dictionaries?

Jon Corby wrote:
Jojo Apollo wrote:and put in proper words like MOTELIER
And MOTELIEST, obviously.
:lol: Obviously.
by Jojo Apollo
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What would you put in a letter to Oxford Dictionaries?
Replies: 25
Views: 2257

Re: What would you put in a letter to Oxford Dictionaries?

I would tell them to get rid of silly words like LOSINGEST and DELIA and put in proper words like MOTELIER and put OUTDARE(S) back in. :P

Out of interest why is there an exclusive deal with Oxford dictionaries anyway? Chambers and Cambridge etc dictionaries would work just as well.
by Jojo Apollo
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday March 27th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 15)
Replies: 29
Views: 1228

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday March 27th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

Jono, I think I might well have put a few other players or forum regulars off watching me with how boring/serious/competitive I was in my first few games, and thus there hasn't been as much interest in the last few shows as I was (perhaps presumptuously or arrogantly?) anticipating from people I th...
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 11
Views: 1567

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

The great Julian Fell said he used to practise on the handheld computer game of Countdown.
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday March 26th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 13)
Replies: 34
Views: 1429

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 26th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 1

It should be renamed the Hokey Cokey dictionary, in out, in out, shake it all about. How is the average viewer supposed to keep up with what is allowed or disallowed when the experts themselves cannot decide on a fixed rule.
by Jojo Apollo
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday March 25th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 12)
Replies: 35
Views: 1221

Re: Spoilers for Monday March 25th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 12

Yeah well done that lady, get her on the show. 8-)
by Jojo Apollo
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 96858

Re: Ask Graeme?

Yeah, I'd say it would increase average scores, but decrease the chances of a 146 or 146-beater. However, 146 can be beaten with three 9s, so essentially there's only a 3/11 chance that by reducing the letters rounds to 10 you'd actually take away one of your nines. So the extra numbers could still...
by Jojo Apollo
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday March 25th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 12)
Replies: 35
Views: 1221

Re: Spoilers for Monday March 25th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 12

Good format, even picks for each contestant. I would prefer seeing 5 rounds for each part though.
by Jojo Apollo
Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 481
Views: 66702

Re: Best ever contestants

Thanks Jojo! ;-) No probs, Dave, keep up the good work. :) My list (alphabetical order) was based on a mix of the greats and who I most struggled to compete with during their runs/peaks, whilst playing along at home, no scientific analysis involved, just my inbuilt spidey sense of who are the best ...
by Jojo Apollo
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 481
Views: 66702

Re: Best ever contestants

Craig Beevers
Kirk Bevins
Innis Carson
Julian Fell
Harvey Freeman
Paul Gallen
Edward McCullagh
Mark Nyman
Allan Saldanha
Conor Travers
by Jojo Apollo
Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday March 20th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 9)
Replies: 24
Views: 992

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday March 20th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

Void game, QUEENIEST is not a word! :P ;)

Well played again Andy. :)
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday March 19th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 12)
Replies: 13
Views: 966

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 19th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 1

The numbers solve on the last numbers round reminded me of James Martin's numbers solve from years ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfa3MHLLSWI :)
by Jojo Apollo
Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 7th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 4)
Replies: 27
Views: 1017

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 7th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 4

Good game there.

On another note please can you have the letters on screen for the full 30 seconds, on one round you saw the letters, then a shot of the contestants without the letters on screen for part of the 30 seconds, it puts you off playing along at home.
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday March 5th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 2)
Replies: 25
Views: 1184

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 5th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 2)

Good win Philip, well done. 8-) Also well done Rachael for playing all your games in good friendly spirits. :)
by Jojo Apollo
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive thanks !
Replies: 41
Views: 3589

Re: A massive thanks !

A massive thanks to the Countdown team for putting this on, most thanks go to all the contestants/champs/greats/legends who took part, well done all, it was great entertainment for us viewers. :) 8-)

Now don't make us wait so long for another epic series like this. ;)
by Jojo Apollo
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 116
Views: 5478

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

WAHEY!!! All hail king Conor, king of Countdown, king of the jumpers, brilliant bloody brilliant! :D 8-) Many congrats Conor, you were the last man standing in this battle royale of all time greats, a very fitting champ. 8-) Brilliant standard, many congrats on matching the all time high score and m...
by Jojo Apollo
Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 28th 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 1797

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 28th 2

Wow what a game, another great one, well played lads. Well done Jon on making the semis and all games played in great style. Many congrats on another max, Conor and for making the final. 8-) What a final to look forward to between two all time greats, very reminiscent of the Supreme final all those ...
by Jojo Apollo
Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 27th 2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1722

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 27th

Great double ton game, I thought Jonathan was going to get another superfast conundrum solve there and win it. Well done Jack on reaching the final, also well done to Jonathan on making the final four. 8-)
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 26th 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 1983

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 26th 20

Zarte Siempre wrote:What's Nick chatting about?!?! 127 being the closest to 146?!
:lol: I think the Kryptonite is affecting him.
by Jojo Apollo
Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 25th 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 2041

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 25th 201

Excellent battle between the maximum men, well played lads. Also many congrats on the maximum again (if confirmed), Conor. 8-)
by Jojo Apollo
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 21st 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1146

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 21st 2

Oh yeah I forgot to ask Neil, did Susie ask you to spell OUTWORN but it was edited out, because it could have been spelt incorrectly as OUTWARN ?
by Jojo Apollo
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 2013
Replies: 73
Views: 3079

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 201

Even going into the conundrum I still didn't doubt that Jack would beat you to it so to hear you buzz I thought "he must have it wrong!". And then I thought you had as I thought "you need two H's for ECHOSPHERE!!" but of course that was my stupidity. :lol: That was my exact thinking too with the tw...
by Jojo Apollo
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 2013
Replies: 73
Views: 3079

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 201

Also congrats on being the third ever person to do a 15 max on TV (if confirmed), Jon. 8-)
by Jojo Apollo
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 2013
Replies: 73
Views: 3079

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 201

Wow what a game, I was really looking forward to that battle, particulary the numbers rounds, between two of the best ever numbers players, it lived up to all expectations, excellent standard, well done lads, very enjoyable game to watch between two class acts. :)
by Jojo Apollo
Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 21st 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1146

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 21st 2

Excellent performance, Jonathan, well done, also well done Neil for making the quarters.
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 19th 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 19th 20

Well played Jack. 8-)

I think I have to get a new telly or a hearing aid I still can't hear the challenger's buzzer well, it was very very faint, the champion's buzzer was very clear though
by Jojo Apollo
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 1880

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 201

You must be right Graeme, I watched the last part again on 4oD on my laptop and the buzzer sound was very clear. Strange, I wonder if it has anything to do with scart connections blocking out one particular type of sound. I'll check it again tomorrow, if there is a quick solve by the person in the c...
by Jojo Apollo
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 1880

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 201

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Jon O'Neill wrote:I don't think it's your TV - Kirk buzzed twice today and there was no sound at all.
Although he was in the challenger's chair.
Ah cheers Jon, I was half suspecting that I was going deaf. :lol: Ah yeah challenger's buzzer I meant.
by Jojo Apollo
Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 1880

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 201

Wow even more well done to both, also happy birthday James. :)

It's great seeing all these greats/legends in showdowns, it's like seeing gunslingers competing against each other and seeing who is quickest on the draw. 8-)
by Jojo Apollo
Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 1880

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 201

Edward McCullagh wrote:What a game!!!

I was also thinking CURVELINE for the 1st conundrum. Unlucky Innis, you couldn't have done anything more!

Kirk was very impressive and some of the spots (especially in the third part) were excellent. Well played, both of you.
Heh I was thinking it was LINECURVE.
by Jojo Apollo
Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 1880

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 201

You gotta stop going to these tiebreak conundrums on us people. Some of us actually like having our hearts beat at a normal rhythm. :lol: Agreed, I'm safely sat at home playing along and my heartbeat is racing along, gawd knows what it is like in the tense studio. I am still having trouble hearing ...
by Jojo Apollo
Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 1880

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 201

Wowzers!!! Brilliant game both, you had a tough act to follow with the Chris Davies vs David O'Donnell game, but your game equalled it for best game of the series so far, very well done both, this could easily have been the final. :) Often when you have a clash of the titans you get a let-down from ...
by Jojo Apollo
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2013
Replies: 61
Views: 2433

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2

What was that disallowed word that Julien Fell submitted in the game he lost? GAMBIERS I think it was.
by Jojo Apollo
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 15th 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 2451

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 15th 201

WOWWW!!!! What a tremendous game, very well played lads, brilliant standard and great entertainment. Best game of the tourn so far.
by Jojo Apollo
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2013
Replies: 61
Views: 2433

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2

Excellent performance by Jack. Well done to Chris also for keeping in good spirits as ever. :)
by Jojo Apollo
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 13th 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 1845

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 13th

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Jojo Apollo wrote:the second member of the exclusive TV max club now.
Make that the fifth member.
Ah yeah sorry, meant for the 15 rounds format.
by Jojo Apollo
Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 13th 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 1845

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 13th

Also well done to James for putting up all these stat percentages each time, they would make a good Countdown Top Trumps card game. :)
by Jojo Apollo
Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 13th 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 1845

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 13th

Another great jumper, Conor btw. :) Doesn't it get very hot in the studio though with the jumper, the lights and the tenseness of the game?
by Jojo Apollo
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 13th 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 1845

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 13th

Superb stuff from Conor, the second member of the exclusive TV max club now. 8-) Well done to Chris also for keeping the scores level for most of the game.

Is anyone else having trouble hearing the conundrum buzzers? It just seems to go quiet when there is a quick solve.
by Jojo Apollo
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 96858

Re: Ask Graeme?

Q: Is it possible to program CECIL so that it eliminates impossible targets? In theory yes, if there were some way of telling it what the numbers were. The Instant variant on apterous does this. Edit: actually, it's not as easy as this. If the numbers are 1 1 2 2 3 3 then it can't. Presumably Insta...
by Jojo Apollo
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 96858

Re: Ask Graeme?

Q: Is it possible to program CECIL so that it eliminates impossible targets?
by Jojo Apollo
Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 6th 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2937

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 6th 2

Good spirited game, well done chaps. Very well played Conor, unlucky Mark, a bit off form today, at your usual very high standard you would've taken it down to the crucial conundrum I bet.
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 4430

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th

Brilliant performance Jack, but can I just say ARRGH!!! for the missed all time high score, so so close. Ah well, well done anyway on the second highest ever score. 8-)

Well done to Wayne also.
by Jojo Apollo
Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 4th 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1385

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 4th 2

Well done David, excellent performance. 8-) Also well done to Tom, hopefully we will still see you on apterous.
by Jojo Apollo
Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 1st 2013
Replies: 54
Views: 2528

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 1st 2

Sheer brilliance from Kirk the maximum man. 8-) Well done to John also, good to see him back.
by Jojo Apollo
Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday January 31st 2013
Replies: 39
Views: 1963

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday January 31st 20

Brilliant game, very well played lads. Great comeback by Jack on the numbers, well done to Graeme also on maxing all the previous rounds. 8-)
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 29th 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 29th

Good to see the return of Neil, well played Neil. 8-) Also well done to Paul for making it a competative contest.
by Jojo Apollo
Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday January 25th 2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2291

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday January 25th 2

Great game, well played lads, excellent standard. 8-)
by Jojo Apollo
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday January 24th 2013 (Birthday R32 #5)
Replies: 23
Views: 1160

Re: Spoilers for Thursday January 24th 2013 (Birthday R32 #5

Very well played Chris, fast as ever on the conundrums. 8-) Well done to David also.
by Jojo Apollo
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 23rd 2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1012

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 23rd 2

Good contest well played both, I was expecting to see Chris choose six small numbers or four large as I seem to recall him being very good on the numbers game.
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 22nd 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 906

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 22nd

I'd like to see a picture of that jigsaw with 24,000 pieces. :) Ask and you shall receive! One picture of the whole thing filling up Chris's entire living room, one closer-up view of a single 6000-piece section of it. And remember, as I'm crap at internets, the link probably won't work at the first...