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by Jojo Apollo
Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers and comments for Wednesday 18/02/2009
Replies: 66
Views: 2110

Re: Spoilers and comments for Wednesday 18/02/2009

To be quite honest, I can't remember what I was thinking. Neither of us had written it down, so I guess I wondered what would happen in that situation, and I'm glad Jeff trusted me (I genuinely did do it an identical way). My dad pointed out that there would be people who write in to complain about...
by Jojo Apollo
Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers and comments for Wednesday 18/02/2009
Replies: 66
Views: 2110

Re: Spoilers and comments for Wednesday 18/02/2009

Neil, you seemed a bit miffed after the last numbers game when you said you had got the numbers the same way as Anita, was it because you thought you should have been asked first as you didn't have it written down (or maybe you did but it was edited) or was it because you were miffed because you tho...
by Jojo Apollo
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Three nines in a row
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Three nines in a row

Nah you're thinking of the police 999 (three nines in a row)

Ahem I'll get my coat. :oops:
by Jojo Apollo
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers and comments for Wednesday 18/02/2009
Replies: 66
Views: 2110

Re: Spoilers and comments for Wednesday 18/02/2009

Excellent game. Well played Neil and Anita. They should give Anita another go in the future I reckon with that high losing score. I always wondered how do they set up the matches so that an eg. Julian Fell doesn't play a Craig Beevers in the first round, I thought they had a way of separating the to...
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Say hello to Susie
Replies: 67
Views: 5598

Re: Say hello to Susie

Jon Corby wrote:
Jojo Apollo wrote:Is it just me or does Susie look a bit like Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner at times?
I dunno, I haven't seen a picture of you.
:lol: :oops:
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers & Comments, Tuesday 17/02/2009
Replies: 48
Views: 3214

Re: Spoilers & Comments, Tuesday 17/02/2009

What is it with all these double letters that keep coming out of the box, don't they shuffle them properly? :lol:

Seriously though does seem to be happening more than it used to.
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Whatever became of the Supreme Champion?
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: Whatever became of the Supreme Champion?

We worked out on the original talk 4 forum that if there was another supreme championship it'd have been scheduled for 2012 (series 66) though Damian has been making rather negative noises regarding not only another supreme championship (understandable- it'd be a logistical nightmare) but also more...
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Say hello to Susie
Replies: 67
Views: 5598

Re: Say hello to Susie

Is it just me or does Susie look a bit like Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner at times?
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers & Comments, Tuesday 17/02/2009
Replies: 48
Views: 3214

Re: Spoilers & Comments, Tuesday 17/02/2009

The Zussmeister takes on another enemy. Also, I'm predicting right here and right now, based solely on his appearance and his exciting surname, that Neil will be this series' first octochamp. Good champ, yeah I reckon he will be the first octochamp too. Looks a bit like the great kids tv presenter ...
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Whatever became of the Supreme Champion?
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: Whatever became of the Supreme Champion?

I'm pretty sure Countdown was the only show he was on, although he played Scrabble competitively in the late 1980s. I dimly recall that he got some sort of ridiculously well-paid job in the City, but can't remember any details about it. Pity Mauro Pratesi never made the move from the mailing list t...
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Whatever became of the Supreme Champion?
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Whatever became of the Supreme Champion?

Harvey Freeman, did he ever go on any other game/quiz shows etc?

Haven't heard of him since that final.
by Jojo Apollo
Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous game for sale?
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Apterous game for sale?

Not being a computer expert, but would it be possible to buy this as a separate PC game (game against bots) on ebay etc? Or are there technicalities etc that can only be done online, or is it a case of copyright etc? This game is much better than the DVD version, I would willingly pay upto £25 for i...
by Jojo Apollo
Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: New bug reports
Replies: 73
Views: 2443

Re: New bug reports

I think the Apterous game is great, nothing wrong with the game play, just I can't see any of the speech/chat of others, not sure if others can see mine either, also cannot spectate. So hopefully anyone I have played won't think I am being rude by not answering if they chatted with me. The error mes...
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1893
Views: 138998

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:Or better still cut out the chat in Deal or No Deal and you've saved another 45 minutes.
I do that on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, saves nearly an hour.
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Personal Bests?
Replies: 27
Views: 1073

Re: Countdown Personal Bests?

Jon O'Neill wrote: This removes a bit of the tactical play from the game though. You could then argue for numbers rounds and letters rounds to be randomly generated instead.
Yeah good point, the tactical side is what makes it such a great game.
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Personal Bests?
Replies: 27
Views: 1073

Re: Countdown Personal Bests?

I seem to think in one game, I was "unofficially" not far off Julian's 146, it was the Stuart Solomons game that had 4 nines in it, all of them (I think) missed by both players. I think there was another game another than the Julian record game where there were 4 nines, I think the lexicographer wa...
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Personal Bests?
Replies: 27
Views: 1073

Re: Countdown Personal Bests?

(Mild spoiler) It's really not that simple, because the contestants in the studio don't know what you're declaring at home. Craig Beevers who used to declare seven a lot if his opponent declared six, but in reality he'd have risked an eight if his opponent had done the same. If I'm at home and I se...
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Personal Bests?
Replies: 27
Views: 1073

Re: Countdown Personal Bests?

Yeah sorry I get what you mean now, scoring against them individually. No you just treat it as if you are are in a 3 way battle with both simultaneously as described above. I do the same thing. The only problem is that you can't easily regulate how you'd adapt your declarations to what the contesta...
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 3rd February 2009
Replies: 39
Views: 1792

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 3rd February 2009

Is the word OUTDARE still allowed? (used to be in their ninth edition COD)
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 3rd February 2009
Replies: 39
Views: 1792

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 3rd February 2009

Kai Laddiman wrote:Rachel made a reference to ING!
Yeah noticed that aswell :x Why do they do it???
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Personal Bests?
Replies: 27
Views: 1073

Re: Countdown Personal Bests?

Yeah sorry I get what you mean now, scoring against them individually. No you just treat it as if you are are in a 3 way battle with both simultaneously as described above.
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Personal Bests?
Replies: 27
Views: 1073

Re: Countdown Personal Bests?

Scoring against them individually seems like a lot more hassle having to keep separate scores and you run into problems when the losing player in a numbers round doesn't have to go through their solution. Don't quite follow you on that point, the losing player in a numbers game would get zero poins...
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Personal Bests?
Replies: 27
Views: 1073

Re: Countdown Personal Bests?

I don't know if others use the same technique when playing along at home, I draw a column for my scores (M) on a piece of paper next to the columns of the contestants (A and B) How do you do the scoring with 3 players? Well eg. if in the first letters round I have an eight letter word and the conte...
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Personal Bests?
Replies: 27
Views: 1073

Re: Countdown Personal Bests?

Erm 30 odd views and only one reply :( C'mon folks don't be bashful or too modest - put up your pbs, or am I the only one sad enough to bother keeping pbs records??? :oops: THat could well be the case, but not necessarily a sad one :) :lol: Yeah just adds another target when watching the show. I us...
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Personal Bests?
Replies: 27
Views: 1073

Re: Countdown Personal Bests?

Erm 30 odd views and only one reply :(

C'mon folks don't be bashful or too modest - put up your pbs, or am I the only one sad enough to bother keeping pbs records??? :oops:
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Personal Bests?
Replies: 27
Views: 1073

Re: Countdown Personal Bests?

I would think for the champs/greats their pb is close to the 160 high score mark and near to 100 consecutive wins? Hmmm. Probably about 120, with, um, 20 games in a row. Does that mean I suck? :( :lol: Nah course not. Like Conor and the likes of Alan Saldanah (sp?), Matthew Perry etc. you will impr...
by Jojo Apollo
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Personal Bests?
Replies: 27
Views: 1073

Countdown Personal Bests?

Out of interest and a bit of fun, what are everyone's PBs with regards to their highest Countdown score (whether as an actual contestant or playing at home against the contestants on the tv show) also what is the most number of consecutive wins you have had (draws can be discounted in the equation)?...
by Jojo Apollo
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1893
Views: 138998

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Jon O'Neill wrote:Sure, I just like the balance as it is. Horses for courses.

Also you have the best name on the forum. Congratulations.
Cheers.
by Jojo Apollo
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it
Replies: 246
Views: 60369

Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Erm I'm a newbie here and haven't played any games yet. I want to play the game where you write down the letters and numbers on a piece of paper and try to come up with the biggest word and target numbers in the 30 seconds like on the tv show. Not really bothered with rankings etc, just want to try ...
by Jojo Apollo
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1893
Views: 138998

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Thanks to all who replied. Jon I hear what you are saying regarding the numbers game, but the maximum you can get in each numbers round is 10 points , whereas in the letters round you can get a maximum of 18 points. It could be said the game heavily favours the letters experts, one nine letter word ...
by Jojo Apollo
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1893
Views: 138998

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hello my name is Jojo. Can I first say how good it is to see so many of the real stars of the show on here i.e the contestants. As one of the many armchair contestants at home, I like to keep personal records ever since the Supreme championships back in the 90's, and try to keep on improving ( I did...