COLIN XI: The Hangover Recaps

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COLIN XI: The Hangover Recaps

Post by Jack Worsley » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:34 pm

Round 1, table 8, game 1

C1: Stewart Gordon
C2: Jack Worsley
DC: Paul Worsley
OT: Other words or solutions

R01: T M D A E A J Z X
R02: F C T R A E I E I
R03: U O O C C K S A S
R04: 75, 100, 25, 50, 9, 8. Target: 470.
R05: N N T F E A I E A
R06: G N Y L U A O O G
R07: Q V R R U U I E D
R08: 100, 25, 2, 6, 10, 4. Target: 705.
R09: E N G I N E F L U (conundrum)


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Round 1: T M D A E A J Z X

Stewart: AMAZED (6)
Jack: AMAZED (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 6)

Round 2: F C T R A E I E I

Stewart: CRAFT (5)
Jack: ARTIFICE (8)
Score: 6–14 (max 14)

I was fishing for an A or an E for two similar nines (can you see them?) but this wasn't a bad alternative

Round 3: U O O C C K S A S

Stewart: CUCKOOS (7)
Jack: CUCKOOS (7)
DC: cossack CASSOCK (7)
Score: 13–21 (max 21)

Round 4: 75, 100, 25, 50, 9, 8. Target: 470.

Stewart: 467.
Jack: 470. (50 + 9) x 8 - 100 / (75 - 25) (10)
Score: 13–31 (max 31)

Surprisingly, this was the first time I selected four large all weekend and it worked well here.

Round 5: N N T F E A I E A

Stewart: INFANT (6)
Jack: FAINEANT (8)
Score: 13–39 (max 39)

I remember Deeksy misspelling this word at COLIN 2013 against Ed in a game that I hosted, so it's stuck ever since.

Round 6: G N Y L U A O O G

Stewart: LAGOON (6)
Jack: GANGLY (6)
OT: GOOGLY (6) LANUGO (6)
Score: 19–45 (max 45)

Round 7: Q V R R U U I E D

Stewart: QUIVER (6)
Jack: DRIVER (6)
OT: DURRIE (6)
Score: 25–51 (max 51)

Round 8: 100, 25, 2, 6, 10, 4. Target: 705.

Stewart: 706.
Jack: 705. 100 x 6 + 25 x 4 + 10 / 2 (10)
Score: 25–61 (max 61)

Round 9: E N G I N E F L U

Jack buzzes on 2.5 seconds to say UNFEELING which is correct.
Score: 25–71 (max 71)

My first official max game of the weekend and I could take home a badge later. I was happy with some of the spots in this game, so I was off to a good start. My turn to host next.


Round 1, table 8, game 2

C1: Paul Worsley
C2: Stewart Gordon
DC: Jack Worsley
OT: Other words or solutions

R01: N D U R O E T G E
R02: Q R R I O E A N C
R03: S M I T A E X G A
R04: 50, 6, 4, 10, 9, 8. Target: 988.
R05: Y V R A E U B Y W
R06: N H E J O A T Z D
R07: H N L E I I T S F
R08: 75, 9, 6, 10, 3, 2. Target: 936.
R09: P R U U A T O R S (conundrum)


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Round 1: N D U R O E T G E

Paul: TONGUED (7)
Stewart: TONGUED (7)
DC: DEUTERON (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: Q R R I O E A N C

Paul: CORNIER (7)
Stewart: CORNIER (7)
DC: CARRION (7)
Score: 14–14 (max 15)

Round 3: S M I T A E X G A

Paul: GAMIEST (7)
Stewart: GAMIEST (7)
DC: SIGMATE (7) megataxis
Score: 21–21 (max 22)

Round 4: 50, 6, 4, 10, 9, 8. Target: 982.

Paul: 982. (10 x 50 - 9) x (8 - 6) (10)
Stewart: 982. (10 + 9) x 50 + 6 x 4 + 8 (10)
Score: 31–31 (max 32)

Round 5: Y V R A E U B Y W

Paul: BRAVE (5)
Stewart: WAVER (5)
DC: BYWAY (5)
OT: WAVERY (6)
Score: 36–36 (max 38)

Stewart could have extended his word to take the lead but neither Worsley noticed either.

Round 6: N H E J O A T Z D

Paul: atoned (declared as 7)
Stewart: DONATE (6)
DC: ATONED (6)
OT: DOZENTH (7)
Score: 36–42 (max 45)

Not the first time Worsley Snr has declared too many letters. http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_5997 This time it sees him fall behind.

Round 7: H N L E I I T S F

Paul: FISHNET (7)
Stewart: FINITE (6)
OT: LINEFISH (8) TILEFISH (8)
Score: 43–42 (max 53)

He hits back immediately with FISHNET to take the narrowest of leads. Can he hold on.

Round 8: 75, 9, 6, 10, 3, 2. Target: 936.

Paul: 936. (2 x 75 + 6) x (9 - 3) (10)
Stewart: 936. (75 + 10 x 2 + 6 + 3) x 9 (10)
Score: 53–52 (max 63)

Two good methods to set up a crucial conundrum.

Round 9: P R U U A T O R S

Paul buzzes on 13 seconds to say RAPTUROUS which is correct.
Score: 63–52 (max 73)

Paul comes out on top in a close game. Now we would go head to head, surprisingly for the first time at a co-event.


Round 1, table 8, game 3

C1: Jack Worsley
C2: Paul Worsley
DC: Stewart Gordon
OT: Other words or solutions

R01: R R G L O E U S N
R02: T W I R A I I A G
R03: C S H F E O I T I
R04: 25, 4, 4, 3, 5, 8. Target: 845.
R05: L D S I I A S P O
R06: R S S L A E E E P
R07: T S X R A O E G E
R08: 75, 50, 25, 100, 5, 9. Target: 308.
R09: O F E N C R O W D (conundrum)


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Round 1: R R G L O E U S N

Jack: LOUNGERS (8)
Paul: LOUNGERS (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

Round 2: T W I R A I I A G

Jack: WARAGI (6)
Paul: WARAGI (6)
Score: 14–14 (max 14)

Round 3: C S H F E O I T I

Jack: FITCHES (7)
Paul: FITCHES (7)
OT: ICEFISH (7)
Score: 21–21 (max 21)

Why not a final A?

Round 4: 25, 4, 4, 3, 5, 8. Target: 845.

Jack: 844. (25 x 4 + 5) x 8 + 4 (7)
Paul: 844. (25 x 4 + 5) x 8 + 4 (7)
OT: 845. ((25 - 4) x 8 + 4 - 3) x 5 (10)
Score: 28–28 (max 31)

Round 5: L D S I I A S P O

Jack: DISPOSAL (8)
Paul: PLAIDS (6)
Score: 36–28 (max 39)

Round 6: R S S L A E E E P

Jack: RELEASES (8)
Paul: PEERLESS (8)
DC: pleasers
OT: PRESALES (8) RELAPSES (8) SLEEPERS (8)
Score: 44–36 (max 47)

Round 7: T S X R A O E G E

Jack: STORAGE (7)
Paul: STORAGE (7)
DC: GOATEES (7)
OT: ORGEATS (7) RESTAGE (7) ROSEATE (7) TOERAGS (7)
Score: 51–43 (max 54)

Round 8: 75, 50, 25, 100, 5, 9. Target: 308.

Jack: 308. (100 x 75 + (9 - 5) x 50) / 25 (10)
Paul: 309.
Score: 61–43 (max 64)

The good old 302 trick gets me out of jail and I don't have to face a crucial now.

Round 9: O F E N C R O W D

Jack buzzes on 2 seconds to say DOWNFORCE which is correct.
Score: 71–43 (max 74)

In the end, it looks like a comfortable victory but it wasn't. I had scored 71 in both games but I can't work out what I was averaging at this point. Whatever it was, it was enough to see me on table 2 with Giles Hutchings and Adam Gillard.

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Re: COLIN XI: The Hangover Recaps

Post by Jack Worsley » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:00 pm

Round 2, table 2, game 1

C1: Jack Worsley
C2: Adam Gillard
DC: Giles Hutchings
OT: Other words or solutions

R01: B L R H I E A F S
R02: K U B E C I G S T
R03: N S N M O O E A D
R04: 100, 2, 9, 10, 5, 2. Target: 385.
R05: D A M O S A P T A
R06: P Z C T O I A O I
R07: L I T O T A S E R
R08: 25, 3, 3, 4, 1, 8. Target: 980.
R09: C A R N A L L Y I (conundrum)


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Round 1: B L R H I E A F S

Jack: FLASHIER (8)
Adam: FISHABLE (8)
DC: bearfish blearish
OT: BARFLIES (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

Round 2: K U B E C I G S T

Jack: buckies
Adam: BUCKETS (7)
Score: 8–15 (max 15)

This sums up my weekend. I may have produced some good words but it's the relatively easy ones that are costing me. Adam forces me into trying a seven which as expected, is a load of sloblock. :x

Round 3: N S N M O O E A D

Jack: MANNOSE (7)
Adam: MANNOSE (7)
DC: DAEMONS (7)
OT: MASONED (7)
Score: 15–22 (max 22)

Round 4: 100, 2, 9, 10, 5, 2. Target: 385.

Jack: 385. 100 x 2 x 2 - 10 - 5 (10)
Adam: 385. 100 x 2 x 2 - 10 - 5 (10)
Score: 25–32 (max 32)

Round 5: D A M O S A P T A

Jack: ADOPTS (6)
Adam: POSADA (6)
OT: ADAPTS (6)
Score: 31–38 (max 38)

Round 6: P Z C T O I A O I

Jack: COPITA (6)
Adam: ATOPIC (6)
DC: zootic
Score: 37–44 (max 44)

Round 7: L I T O T A S E R

Jack: TOTALISER (18)
Adam: TOTALISER (18)
DC: aristotle
Score: 55–62 (max 62)

A simple nine for both of us.

Round 8: 25, 3, 3, 4, 1, 8. Target: 980.

Jack: 979. ((4 + 1) x 25 - 3) x 8 + 3 (7)
Adam: 979. ((4 + 1) x 25 - 3) x 8 + 3 (7)
Dylan Taylor: 980. (25 x 8 - 4) x (3 + 3-1) (10)
Score: 62–69 (max 72)

My plan to play it safe almost cost me but fortunately, Adam could only manage one away too. The only person who solved it was Dylan and thankfully, he was a spectator.

Round 9: C A R N A L L Y I

Jack buzzes on 1 second to say ANCILLARY which is correct.
Score: 72–69 (max 82)

My recent ascension practise pays off here as I manage to snatch the victory against a very strong opponent. If I could beat Giles, I would give myself a real chance of making the final. With his conundrum record, I'd rather not go to a crucial again.


Round 2, table 2, game 2

C1: Giles Hutchings
C2: Jack Worsley
DC: Adam Gillard
OT: Other words or solutions

R01: R T S I I A O T L
R02: C T Z G O I U U K
R03: B C P O I O A D P
R04: 3, 5, 6, 2, 2, 9. Target: 241.
R05: T S M S E E E D I
R06: N N S E O A F L R
R07: H B M S E O I T E
R08: 75, 4, 8, 1, 10, 7. Target: 338.
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Round 1: R T S I I A O T L

Giles: TRIALIST (8)
Jack: TRIALIST (8)
DC: LIATRIS (7)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

None of us were sure if you could spell TRIALIST without the second L but luckily, we both made the right decision.

Round 2: C T Z G O I U U K

Giles: GOUT (4)
Jack: GOUT (4)
DC: TICK
OT: GUCK OICK OTIC TICK TUCK ZOIC ZOUK
Score: 12–12 (max 12)

It wouldn't be a co-event without a selection like this, would it?

Round 3: B C P O I O A D P

Giles: OPPIDA (6)
Jack: OPPIDA (6)
Score: 18–18 (max 18)

Round 4: 3, 5, 6, 2, 2, 9. Target: 241.

Giles: 241. (6 x 5 - 3) x 9 - 2 (10)
Jack: 241. (6 x 5 - 3) x 9 - 2 (10)
Score: 28–28 (max 28)

Not as challenging as I would have liked.

Round 5: T S M S E E E D I

Giles: SEEMIEST (8)
Jack: DISESTEEM (18)
Score: 28–46 (max 46)

Last year, I studied the ripest pencils lists on apterous and DISESTEEM was one of the words I learnt. Time well spent, I think.

Round 6: N N S E O A F L R

Giles: LOANERS (7)
Jack: LOANERS (7)
DC: flanners
OT: ENSNARL (7) FANNERS (7) LANNERS (7) LOAFERS (7)
Score: 35–53 (max 53)

Round 7: H B M S E O I T E

Giles: HOMIEST (7)
Jack: HOMESITE (8)
Score: 35–61 (max 61)

Unlucky for Giles, who wasn't far away from the max which assured me of the victory. Now to try and boost my score.

Round 8: 75, 4, 8, 1, 10, 7. Target: 338.

Giles: 338. (75 + 7) x 4 + 10 (10)
Jack: 338. (75 + 8) x 4 + 7 - 1 (10)
Score: 45–71 (max 71)

Round 9: A A L T I N G L V

Giles buzzes on 1.5 seconds to say GALLIVANT which is correct.
Score: 55–71 (max 81)

No max game as Giles beats me to the conundrum. Now it's my turn to host.


Round 2, table 2, game 3

C1: Adam Gillard
C2: Giles Hutchings
DC: Jack Worsley
OT: Other words or solutions

R01: Q I L U R O P G N
R02: N L D I E A O W T
R03: L A R I V U M T S
R04: 25, 75, 10, 3, 8, 10. Target: 454.
R05: B S D E A E E W S
R06: D E M E C I S U Y
R07: N R T E E O T L A
R08: 6, 3, 5, 3, 10, 10. Target: 865.
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Round 1: Q I L U R O P G N

Adam: POURING (7)
Giles: RONQUIL (7)
DC: LOURING (7) ROUPING (7) PURLOIN (7)
OT: LOUPING (7) PURLING (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: N L D I E A O W T

Adam: DELATION (8)
Giles: DELATION (8)
Score: 15–15 (max 15)

Round 3: L A R I V U M T S

Adam: ALTRUISM (8)
Giles: ALTRUISM (8)
DC: MURALIST (8)
OT: ULTRAISM (8)
Score: 23–23 (max 23)

Round 4: 25, 75, 10, 3, 8, 10. Target: 454.

Adam: 456. (75 - 25 + 10 - 3) x 8 (7)
Giles: -
OT: 454. (75 + 10 + 3) x 8 - 25 x 10 (10)
Score: 30–23 (max 33)

A tricky two large which Giles blanks, handing Adam the lead, as he gets to within two.

Round 5: B S D E A E E W S

Adam: SEAWEEDS (8)
Giles: SEAWEEDS (8)
Score: 38–31 (max 41)

We had a mini debate between us, before I looked it up in the ODE3 and found that SEAWEED was listed as a mass noun. I initially disallowed it, before Robbo saved the day and found it had a count noun sense in the ODO, which made it perfectly acceptable. It's not valid on apterous yet but it should be soon as I ticketed it as soon as I got home.

Round 6: D E M E C I S U Y

Adam: MISCUED (7)
Giles: MISCUED (7)
Score: 45–38 (max 48)

Neither of them MISCUED in this round.

Round 7: N R T E E O T L A

Adam: TOLERANT (8)
Giles: TOLERATE (8)
Score: 53–46 (max 56)

This round means that both players have maxed every letters round. :) Just the numbers game separating them and another one is coming up next. It's Adam's pick, what will he go for?

Round 8: 6, 3, 5, 3, 10, 10. Target: 865.

Adam: 865. (3 x 6 x 10 - 10 + 3) x 5 (10)
Giles: 865. (3 x 6 x 10 - 10 + 3) x 5 (10)
Score: 63–56 (max 66)

Obviously wary of how lethal Giles can be on conundrums, Adam chooses six small in a bid to avoid a crucial. It's not the six small he would want, though as both players get there via the same route. Who will come out on top?

Round 9: C L A U A I C A L

Giles buzzes on 1 second to say ACALCULIA which is correct.
Score: 63–66 (max 76)

Once again, Giles produces a magnificent lightning solve to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Adam must have been wishing that we were only playing 8-rounders.

I didn't make sufficient notes for the final but I'm sure someone else did (James, I'm looking at you again). Thanks to Ben and his mum for once again providing an unforgettable weekend. I'll be back next year and hopefully many more years after that. I hope to see many of you at another co-event soon. Until then, take care and thanks for reading! :D
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Re: COLIN XI: The Hangover Recaps

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:32 pm

So, off to South Hykeham for the Hangover on a lovely Sunday morning.

The draw for the first games did bring up an interesting conclusion, a match with Apterous Prune, for the first time ever for me, but also a match with Giles Hutchings, who was still on a great high after a strong finish in the main tournament the day before.

COLIN XI - The Hangover Table 9, Game 1 Recap for Sunday 25 January 2015.

C1: Giles Hutchings.
C2: James Robinson.
DC: Apterous Prune and Dylan Taylor.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R N B O O O C E L
R02: E O E N T T N D I
R03: P F S O E E X E M
R04: 6, 3, 5, 6, 2, 1. Target: 261.
R05: I U E M T V E S Y
R06: W D L I E I C I R
R07: O O E E D L M P K
R08: 75, 3, 3, 5, 1, 7. Target: 421.
R09: N A B P O R T G I (conundrum)


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Round 1: R N B O O O C E L

Giles: BOLERO (6)
James: BOLERO (6)
OT: BRONCO (6) CLONER (6) COOLER (6) CORBEL (6) CORNEL (6) NOBLER (6) NOCEBO (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 6)

Hutchings and Robinson doesn't quite have the same ring as Torvill and Dean, does it :?: :? :P :lol:

Round 2: E O E N T T N D I

Giles: DETENTION (18)
James: TENDON (6)
Score: 24–6 (max 24)

I just completely lost it in this round, and Giles put in MAX DAMAGE to put me well behind the 8 ball........ :(

Round 3: P F S O E E X E M

Giles: EXPOSE (6)
James: EXPOSE (6)
Score: 30–12 (max 30)

Round 4: 6, 3, 5, 6, 2, 1. Target: 261.

Giles: 261. ((6 x 5) - 1) x (6 + 3) (10)
James: 261. ((6 x 5) - 1) x (6 + 3) (10)
Score: 40–22 (max 40)

No luck with the 6 small here.

Round 5: I U E M T V E S Y

Giles: TIMES (5)
James: STYMIE (6)
Score: 40–28 (max 46)

But, a darren in the next letters game suddenly puts me within a dozen points, but I need another winner somewhere to get me back in the game.

Round 6: W D L I E I C I R

Giles: WILDER (6)
James: WILDER (6)
DC: WILIER (6)
OT: DICIER (6) REWILD (6)
Score: 46–34 (max 52)

Round 7: O O E E D L M P K

Giles: LOOMED (6)
James: POMELO (6)
OT: ELOPED (6) LOOKED (6) LOOPED (6) MOPOKE (6) POODLE (6) POOLED (6)
Score: 52–40 (max 58)

It hasn't come in these 2 letter games..........

Round 8: 75, 3, 3, 5, 1, 7. Target: 421.

Giles: 421. ((75 - 5) x (7 - 1)) + (3 / 3) (10)
James: 421. ((75 + 7 + 3) x 5) - 3 - 1 (10)
Score: 62–50 (max 68)

.........nor the numbers game, which means that Giles has won.

Round 9: N A B P O R T G I

Giles buzzes on 0.99 seconds to say PROBATING which is correct.
Final Score: 72–50 (max 78)

We both buzzed in pretty much at the same time, but with Giles fractionally faster. (The time by the way, is what Dylan timed it at exactly. 8-) )

Next up for us both, were the walkover matches. :P Giles went first. :)

Statistics Corner

Giles:
Total score - 72
Raw score - 77
Total % of max - 92
Raw % of max - 99
Total average score per round - 8.0
Raw average score per round - 8.6
Number of maxes - 8 8-) 8-)

James:
Total score - 50
Raw score - 56
Total % of max - 64
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 5.6
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 7 8-)

COLIN XI - The Hangover Table 9, Game 2 Recap for Sunday 25 January 2015.

C1: 'Apterous Useless'.
C2: Giles Hutchings (1 win, 72 points.)
Host: James Robinson.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S N D G O U U E E
R02: J T T E O A P I N
R03: S B R R A A A E N
R04: 100, 50, 2, 6, 1, 1. Target: 612.
R05: L R G E E U W O E
R06: F L Q R M A O I D
R07: R G S E I O S O N
R08: 25, 75, 8, 7, 7, 6. Target: 657.
R09: G O I T R E S G G (conundrum)


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Round 1: S N D G O U U E E

Apterous: -
Giles: UNDOES (6)
DC: DENGUE (6)
OT: DONEES (6) ENDUES (6) ENSUED (6) GEODES (6) NUDGES (6) SEGUED (6) UNGUES (6) UNUSED (6)
Score: 0–6 (max 6)

Round 2: J T T E O A P I N

Apterous: -
Giles: NOTATE (6)
DC: PATIENT (7)
Score: 0–12 (max 13)

Round 3: S B R R A A A E N

Apterous: -
Giles: BARRENS (7)
Score: 0–19 (max 20)

Round 4: 100, 50, 2, 6, 1, 1. Target: 612.

Apterous: -
Giles: 612. (100 + 2) x 6 (10)
Score: 0–29 (max 30)

Round 5: L R G E E U W O E

Apterous: -
Giles: REGULO (6)
OT: GLOWER (6)
Score: 0–35 (max 36)

Round 6: F L Q R M A O I D

Apterous: -
Giles: ALIFORM (7)
Score: 0–42 (max 43)

Round 7: R G S E I O S O N

Apterous: -
Giles: SINGERS (7)
DC: GORINESS (8) EROSIONS (8)
Score: 0–49 (max 51)

Round 8: 25, 75, 8, 7, 7, 6. Target: 657.

Apterous: -
Giles: 657. ((75 + 7) x 8) + 7 - 6 (10)
Score: 0–59 (max 61)

Round 9: G O I T R E S G G

Giles buzzes on 1 second to say GROGGIEST which is correct.
Final Score: 0–69 (max 71)

Statistics Corner

Apterous Useless:
Total score - 0
Raw score - 0
Total % of max - 0
Raw % of max - 0
Total average score per round - 0.0
Raw average score per round - 0.0
Number of maxes - 0

Giles:
Total score - 69
Raw score - 69
Total % of max - 97
Raw % of max - 97
Total average score per round - 7.7
Raw average score per round - 7.7
Number of maxes - 7 8-)

Now it's my turn. ;) :) :D

COLIN XI - The Hangover Table 9, Game 3 Recap for Sunday 25 January 2015.

C1: James Robinson (1 game, 0 wins, 52 points.)
C2: Apterous Useless (1 game, 0 wins, 0 points.)
Host: Giles Hutchings.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: E I O C Y M A T P
R02: F V S L E O A R I
R03: V S D P E E U O H
R04: 75, 1, 6, 1, 10, 8. Target: 676.
R05: P T S G A E E N U
R06: S R C R U O I A T
R07: N S B F I O E U L
R08: 50, 25, 1, 6, 5, 4. Target: 965.
R09: F O R E D D E C K (conundrum)


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Round 1: E I O C Y M A T P

James: APOMICT (7)
Apterous: -
OT: OPACITY (7) PYAEMIC (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: F V S L E O A R I

James: VALORISE (8)
Apterous: -
OT: FAILOVER (8) FORESAIL (8) OVERSAIL (8)
Score: 15–0 (max 15)

Round 3: V S D P E E U O H

James: PUSHED (6)
Apterous: -
DC: SHOVED (6)
OT: DEPOSE (6) EPHODS (6) EPODES (6) HOUSED (6) POSHED (6) PSEUDO (6) SOUPED (6) SPEEDO (6)
Score: 21–0 (max 21)

Round 4: 75, 1, 6, 1, 10, 8. Target: 676.

James: 676. ((75 - 8) x 10) + 6 (10)
Apterous: -
Score: 31–0 (max 31)

Round 5: P T S G A E E N U

James: NEGATES (7)
Apterous: -
DC: UPSTAGE (7) NEPETAS (7)
OT: PEANUTS (7) PENATES (7) SANGEET (7) SEPTAGE (7) TUNEAGE (7)
Score: 38–0 (max 38)

Round 6: S R C R U O I A T

James: CURATORS (8)
Apterous: -
Score: 46–0 (max 46)

Round 7: N S B F I O E U L

James: FOIBLES (7)
Apterous: -
Dylan (watching on the side): BLUEFINS (8) LOBEFINS (8)
OT: BIOFUELS (8)
Score: 53–0 (max 54)

Trust Dylan to take away my MAX GAME. :P ;) :lol:

Round 8: 50, 25, 1, 6, 5, 4. Target: 965.

James: 965. ((50 x 4) - 6 - 1) x 5 (10)
Apterous: -
Score: 63–0 (max 64)

Round 9: F O R E D D E C K

James buzzes on 2 seconds to say DEFROCKED which is correct.
Final Score: 73–0 (max 74)

Well, a nice boost of 73 points for me is absolutely what I needed, after the loss to Giles.

But, next up for me is a twin threat of Graeme Cole and Innis Carson. ;) :) :D

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 73
Total % of max - 99
Raw % of max - 99
Total average score per round - 8.1
Raw average score per round - 8.1
Number of maxes - 8 8-)

Apterous Useless:
Total score - 0
Raw score - 0
Total % of max - 0
Raw % of max - 0
Total average score per round - 0.0
Raw average score per round - 0.0
Number of maxes - 0
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: COLIN XI: The Hangover Recaps

Post by Jack Worsley » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:23 pm

I thought the idea was to use the same selections (apart from the conundrum) and score separately when you played Prune. That's what Tom Carey and I did at the main event.

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Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:30 pm

Jack Worsley wrote:I thought the idea was to use the same selections (apart from the conundrum) and score separately when you played Prune. That's what Tom Carey and I did at the main event.
I never heard of that rule before, although I had never played Prune before, and Giles never said anything either........ :roll:
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Post by Jack Worsley » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:33 pm

To be fair, I assumed that your method was how you were supposed to play against Prune before this event too. Then Ben explained the other way just before the draw for the main event took place. Doesn't really matter too much, though, I suppose.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:37 pm

I thought you were supposed to play the same game as each other, but other people did it differently. I played Elfeshire and we had two separate games against Prune. When he was acting as Prune' picking agent against me, he picked randomly for vowel or consonant for the 8th and 9th letters rather than basing it on what might look good. He was going to do a random pick for the numbers but I drew the line at that and insisted on a 1 large.

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Post by Graeme Cole » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:47 pm

I see why two players playing both their Pruney games at the same time to the same selections while alternating picks makes sense, although I'd never heard of it being done that way before Ben explained it on Saturday. It's quicker, and both players are playing for points, so if one of the players picks a difficult selection it affects them as much as it does their opponent.

FWIW, the one time I've been on a table with a prune at an event (which was against Jon Corby at last year's Hangover), we played two separate pruney games, but the human player got all the picks.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:49 pm

I kind of like two separate games. Two major advantages is that you don't have awkward hosting issues (Ben doesn't have to do the conundrum, you don't have to alternate hosting duties, etc.) and that you still play three games like other tables, so don't have to wander round or make awkward conversation for the last 5-10 minutes. Thankfully I was Pruned up with Michelle so we spent a lovely little time talking about Ryan.

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Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:58 pm

So, we move onto Table 5. Graeme happened to be on there in the last group of matches, and lost a DOUBLE MAX GAME against Conor, scoring 75 points. Conor then MAXED again with 92 points against Gevin too :!: :!:

COLIN XI - The Hangover Table 5, Game 4 Recap for Sunday 25 January 2015.

C1: James Robinson (2 games, 1 win, 123 points.)
C2: Graeme Cole (2 games, 1 win, 133 points.)
Host: Innis Carson.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O E A B L S R E R
R02: R D S I O A N M E
R03: E I I A H S S B H
R04: 100, 6, 4, 6, 3, 1. Target: 693.
R05: F C T E I I S H O
R06: W N N O U O O D A
R07: Y S N A A I L E T
R08: 25, 50, 8, 10, 5, 1. Target: 175.
R09: P I L H T G I S H (conundrum)


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Round 1: O E A B L S R E R

James: SOLEBAR (7)
Graeme: BARRELS (7)
DC: RELEASOR (8)
OT: EARLOBES (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Innis spots RELEASOR late, so that was good that he at least was on the sidelines, so to speak :!:

Round 2: R D S I O A N M E

James: ROMANISED (18)
Graeme: RANDOMISE (18)
Score: 25–25 (max 26)

The magic of these letters on Table 5 seems to be working their magic again. 8-)

Round 3: E I I A H S S B H

James: BASHES (6)
Graeme: HASHES (6)
OT: BEISAS (6) BIASES (6) BISHES (6) IBISES (6) SAHIBS (6) SHISHA (6) SIBIAS (6)
Score: 31–31 (max 32)

Round 4: 100, 6, 4, 6, 3, 1. Target: 693.

James: 693. (100 - 1) x (4 + 3) (10)
Graeme: 693. (100 - 1) x (4 + 3) (10)
Score: 41–41 (max 42)

Round 5: F C T E I I S H O

James: ICEFISH (7)
Graeme: FETISH (6)
OT: FITCHES (7)
Score: 48–41 (max 49)

A nicely timed risk by me there, I was reasonably sure it was fine. I did see FITCHES too, but was slightly more confident with ICEFISH here. :D

Round 6: W N N O U O O D A

James: WOUND (5)
Graeme: DOONA (5)
OT: DUNNO (5) NONDA (5)
Score: 53–46 (max 54)

Round 7: Y S N A A I L E T

James: NASALITY (8)
Graeme: ENTAILS (7)
DC: ANALYTES (8)
Score: 61–46 (max 62)

An even bigger risk by me here, but because I thought I saw it before on a recap or something like that, I trusted in my own judgement and it paid off handsomely. 8-)

Round 8: 25, 50, 8, 10, 5, 1. Target: 175.

James: 175. (8 - 1) x 25 (10)
Graeme: 175. (25 x 5) + 50 (10)
Score: 71–56 (max 72)

Nice and simple numbers to seal it all up.

Round 9: P I L H T G I S H

James buzzes on 2 seconds to say SHIPLIGHT which is incorrect.
Graeme buzzes on 3 seconds to say LIGHTSHIP which is correct.
Final Score: 71–66 (max 82)

Which is a good thing too, as I cock up with SHIPLIGHT/LIGHTSHIP, despite having been reminded by someone (possibly Dylan) at COLIN the day before, and still went the wrong way round :!: :!:

Well, I can't afford mistakes like that against Innis, who I play next. ;) :) :D

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 71
Total % of max - 87
Raw % of max - 87
Total average score per round - 7.9
Raw average score per round - 7.9
Number of maxes - 7 8-)

Graeme:
Total score - 66
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 80
Raw % of max - 96
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 8.8
Number of maxes - 6

COLIN XI - The Hangover Table 5, Game 5 Recap for Sunday 25 January 2015.

C1: Innis Carson (2 games, 1 win, 130 points.)
C2: James Robinson (3 games, 2 wins, 194 points.)
Host: Graeme Cole.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T S T E E O S D F
R02: I O U T J R K E T
R03: T C T A O E G P N
R04: 10, 2, 1, 3, 4, 3. Target: 886.
R05: H D T T E A I A C
R06: T L Y E E U W H O
R07: E A E R N M R E P
R08: 100, 25, 3, 10, 8, 5. Target: 382.
R09: A P A R T H E T D (conundrum)


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Round 1: T S T E E O S D F

Innis: DETESTS (7)
James: DETESTS (7)
OT: DEFTEST (7) SOFTEST (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: I O U T J R K E T

Innis: JOTTER (6)
James: OUTJIE (6)
OT: JITTER (6) JOKIER (6) TORTIE (6) TOUTER (6)
Score: 13–13 (max 13)

Round 3: T C T A O E G P N

Innis: COTTAGE (7)
James: COTTAGE (7)
DC: COGNATE (7) PATONCE (7) POTTAGE (7)
Score: 20–20 (max 20)

Twenty twenty vision by both me and Innis so far. 8-)

Round 4: 10, 2, 1, 3, 4, 3. Target: 886.

Innis: 900.
James: 900.
OT: 900. (4 + 1) x 2 x 3 x 3 x 10 (0)
Score: 20–20 (max 20)

Well, my attempt to spice things up backfires, as it's too much of a task for all of us.

Round 5: H D T T E A I A C

Innis: ATTACHED (8)
James: ATTACHED (8)
Score: 28–28 (max 28)

Round 6: T L Y E E U W H O

Innis: TOWHEE (6)
James: wheely
OT: HOWLET (6) TWEELY (6)
Score: 34–28 (max 34)

The break comes here, as I guess at a wheely good offering, but instead in gets chucked in the wheely bin. :P :oops:

Round 7: E A E R N M R E P

Innis: PREENER (7)
James: PREENER (7)
Score: 41–35 (max 41)

Round 8: 100, 25, 3, 10, 8, 5. Target: 382.

Innis: 382. ((100 - 25) x 5) + 10 - 3 (10)
James: 382. ((100 + 25) x 3) + 5 + 10 - 8 (10)
Score: 51–45 (max 51)

2 nice rounds bring us not only a crucial conundrum, but also the chance for Innis to get a MAX GAME.......... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Round 9: A P A R T H E T D

Innis buzzes on 1 second to say DEATHTRAP which is correct.
Final Score: 61–45 (max 61)

And almost instantaneously, he gets the conundrum and with it, all the plaudits. 8-) 8-) 8-)

That's me done in terms of playing. Now for some hosting. ;)

Statistics Corner

Innis:
Total score - 61
Raw score - 61
Total % of max - 100 8-)
Raw % of max - 100 8-)
Total average score per round - 6.8
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 9 8-) 8-) 8-)

James:
Total score - 45
Raw score - 45
Total % of max - 74
Raw % of max - 74
Total average score per round - 5.0
Raw average score per round - 5.0
Number of maxes - 7 8-)

COLIN XI - The Hangover Table 5, Game 6 Recap for Sunday 25 January 2015.

C1: Graeme Cole (3 games, 2 wins, 199 points.)
C2: Innis Carson (3 games, 2 wins, 191 points.)
Host: James Robinson.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T T T A O I K R J
R02: S F S I E I D T A
R03: T H Y O I A L T C
R04: 25, 100, 3, 1, 5, 7. Target: 745.
R05: T H T E O E D N E
R06: P G T I A O C O N
R07: N W N U O E S Y T
R08: 100, 25, 75, 50, 10, 2. Target: 598.
R09: R A C K E T E D F (conundrum)


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Round 1: T T T A O I K R J

Graeme: TROIKA (6)
Innis: TROIKA (6)
OT: ATTRIT (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 6)

Round 2: S F S I E I D T A

Graeme: SATISFIED (18)
Innis: SATISFIED (18)
Score: 24–24 (max 24)

I think they were both SATISFIED at getting the 9 here. ;) :) :D

Round 3: T H Y O I A L T C

Graeme: CHATTILY (8)
Innis: ALIYOTH (7)
Score: 32–24 (max 32)

An impressive 8 by Graeme gives him the lead here. :)

Round 4: 25, 100, 3, 1, 5, 7. Target: 745.

Graeme: 745. ((100 + 3) x 7) + 25 - 1 (10)
Innis: 745. ((100 - 25) x (7 + 3)) - 5 (10)
Score: 42–34 (max 42)

Round 5: T H T E O E D N E

Graeme: hottened
Innis: TEETHED (7)
OT: DETENTE (7)
Score: 42–41 (max 49)

Graeme's attempt at going even further ahead backfires, but he stills leads by a solitary point..........

Round 6: P G T I A O C O N

Graeme: CAPTION (7)
Innis: CAPTION (7)
OT: COATING (7) COOPING (7) COTINGA (7) OCTAGON (7) POGONIA (7)
Score: 49–48 (max 56)

Round 7: N W N U O E S Y T

Graeme: NEWTONS (7)
Innis: NEWTONS (7)
OT: NEUSTON (7) SYNTONE (7)
Score: 56–55 (max 63)

Round 8: 100, 25, 75, 50, 10, 2. Target: 598.

Graeme: 598. (50 x 10) + 100 - 2 (10)
Innis: 598. (50 x 10) + 100 - 2 (10)
Score: 66–65 (max 73)

Graeme's 2nd attempt to kill the game off doesn't have the desired effect either, so it's CRUCIAL CONUNDRUM time :!: :!:

Round 9: R A C K E T E D F

Innis buzzes on 2 seconds to say AFTERDECK which is correct.
Final Score: 66–75 (max 83)

Up against Innis though, getting the conundrum ahead of him would be quite something, which like me before him, he couldn't do either.......

So, a phenomenal table 5 has had a a thrilling climax, but not as much as the grand final between Conor and Jack, which is next......... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Statistics Corner

Graeme:
Total score - 66
Raw score - 66
Total % of max - 80
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 7.3
Number of maxes - 7 8-)

Innis:
Total score - 75
Raw score - 82
Total % of max - 90
Raw % of max - 99
Total average score per round - 8.3
Raw average score per round - 9.1
Number of maxes - 8 8-) 8-)
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: COLIN XI: The Hangover Recaps

Post by Graeme Cole » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:31 pm

Jack Worsley wrote: Round 3: C S H F E O I T I

Jack: FITCHES (7)
Paul: FITCHES (7)
OT: ICEFISH (7)
Score: 21–21 (max 21)
James Robinson wrote: Round 5: F C T E I I S H O

James: ICEFISH (7)
Graeme: FETISH (6)
OT: FITCHES (7)
Score: 48–41 (max 49)
*spooky noises*

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Re: COLIN XI: The Hangover Recaps

Post by Zarte Siempre » Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:00 am

Graeme Cole wrote:
Jack Worsley wrote: Round 3: C S H F E O I T I

Jack: FITCHES (7)
Paul: FITCHES (7)
OT: ICEFISH (7)
Score: 21–21 (max 21)
James Robinson wrote: Round 5: F C T E I I S H O

James: ICEFISH (7)
Graeme: FETISH (6)
OT: FITCHES (7)
Score: 48–41 (max 49)
*spooky noises*
Jeeze, Graeme - don't you read the recaps?!?!
Possibly the first contestant to accelerate with a mic clipped...

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Re: COLIN XI: The Hangover Recaps

Post by Adam Gillard » Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:09 pm

Jack Worsley wrote:If I could be Giles, I would give myself a real chance of making the final.
Freudian slip? #wishiwasgiles?
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: COLIN XI: The Hangover Recaps

Post by Jack Worsley » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:40 pm

Adam Gillard wrote:
Jack Worsley wrote:If I could be Giles, I would give myself a real chance of making the final.
Freudian slip? #wishiwasgiles?
Of course, who wouldn't want to be Giles? :P

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Re: COLIN XI: The Hangover Recaps

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:24 pm

So, now it's time for the Grand Final of The Hangover tournament.

4 players actually won all 4 of their matches, but only the 2 with the highest accumulative totals would compete in this match, and they happened to be Conor Travers, who scored 302 points in his 4 matches, and Jack Worsley with 285 points. (The 2 who missed out were Zarte Siempre (269) and Jamie McNeill (262)).

Enjoy. ;) :) :D

COLIN XI - The Hangover Grand Final Recap for Sunday 25 January 2015.

C1: #1 Seed Conor Travers (4 games, 4 wins, 302 points.)
C2: #2 Seed Jack Worsley (4 games, 4 wins, 285 points.)
DC: Ben Wilson.
Hosts: James Robinson and Heather Styles.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B C P A E I P D S
R02: T M S D A U I E A
R03: F S L O I O U R E
R04: 7, 1, 8, 7, 5, 4. Target: 673.
R05: N N B H O A U E M
R06: S T G E I E N R E
R07: C F N N E I U V O
R08: 25, 5, 5, 6, 8, 2. Target: 617.
R09: T I D Y S H A M Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: B C P A E I P D S

Conor: PEDICABS (8)
Jack: PEDICABS (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

Round 2: T M S D A U I E A

Conor: DIASTEMA (8)
Jack: DIASTEMA (8)
Score: 16–16 (max 16)

Do I need to say anything about those first 2 rounds :?: :?:

Round 3: F S L O I O U R E

Conor: ROOFIES (7)
Jack: FLOOSIE (7)
DC: FOLIOSE (7) LOUSIER (7) ORIOLES (7)
OT: FURIOSO (7) LOURIES (7) OURSELF (7)
Score: 23–23 (max 23)

I might worry about Jack after this round though............. :P :lol:

Round 4: 7, 1, 8, 7, 5, 4. Target: 673.

Conor: 673. ((7 + 5) x 8 x 7) + 1 (10)
Jack: 673. ((7 + 5) x 8 x 7) + 1 (10)
Score: 33–33 (max 33)

Nice and straightforward. Just absolute perfection......., so far. ;)

Round 5: N N B H O A U E M

Conor: NOUMENA (7)
Jack: NOUMENA (7)
DC: HAMBONE (7)
Score: 40–40 (max 40)

Happy with my HAMBONE in this round. :)

Round 6: S T G E I E N R E

Conor: INTEGERS (8)
Jack: ENERGISE (8)
DC: GREENEST (8) STEERING (8)
OT: ENERGIES (8) ETERNISE (8) GREENIES (8) TEENSIER (8)
Score: 48–48 (max 48)

No chance of some STEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERING then. :P

Round 7: C F N N E I U V O

Conor: CONFINE (7)
Jack: CONNIVE (7)
Score: 55–55 (max 55)

Perfect letters, so a crucial conundrum is guaranteed.........

Round 8: 25, 5, 5, 6, 8, 2. Target: 617.

Conor: 617. (5 x 5 x 25) - 8 (10)
Jack: 617. (5 x 5 x 25) - 8 (10)
Score: 65–65 (max 65)

.........and perfect numbers games means providing that neither player misses this one, we'll have the holy grail of a DOUBLE MAX GAME :!: :!: :!:

Round 9: T I D Y S H A M Y

Conor buzzes on 13 seconds to say DYSTHYMIA which is correct.
Final Score: 75–65 (max 75)

DOUBLE MAX GAME! DOUBLE MAX GAME!! DOUBLE MAX GAME!!! DOUBLE MAX GAME!!!! DOUBLE MAX GAME!!!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

NOW THAT'S HOW TO FINISH THE WEEKEND'S ACTION :!: :!: :!:

It was an absolute joy to host this fantastic match between 2 of the greatest players we have seen or known. I'd like to thank Ben once more for a brilliant weekend at both events.

I'll hopefully see a lot of you at the next CO-event in Bristol at the end of February.

If not, then see you whenever. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Statistics Corner

Conor:
Total score - 75
Raw score - 75
Total % of max - 100 8-)
Raw % of max - 100 8-)
Total average score per round - 8.3
Raw average score per round - 8.3
Number of maxes - 9 8-) 8-) 8-)

Jack:
Total score - 65
Raw score - 65
Total % of max - 87
Raw % of max - 87
Total average score per round - 7.2
Raw average score per round - 7.2
Number of maxes - 8 8-) 8-)
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: COLIN XI: The Hangover Recaps

Post by Adam Gillard » Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:28 am

James Robinson wrote: Round 9: T I D Y S H A M Y

Conundrum scramble should have been MYSHITDAY :P
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: COLIN XI: The Hangover Recaps

Post by James Robinson » Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:28 am

Adam Gillard wrote:
James Robinson wrote: Round 9: T I D Y S H A M Y

Conundrum scramble should have been MYSHITDAY :P
Me too. ;) :lol:
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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