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CODUB Recaps

Post by James Robinson » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:26 am

Well, the first ever Irish CO-event was a huge success, although by winning it, I'm bound to say that, I guess. :P

Just so you all know, there were 3 heats before the final stages. Random draws for all games, and no ODO used in this either. Every game was a 15 rounder too.

Here we go, enjoy. ;) :) :D

CODUB Game 1 Recap for Saturday 14 November 2015.

C1: James Robinson.
C2: Gerry Tynan.
Hosts: Rose Boyle and Edward Byrne.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N T S O A A S E D
R02: V N U A E M J R T
R03: 50, 75, 100, 10, 1, 4. Target: 230.
R04: R T L C O I E P E
R05: R R T E I O R H C
R06: 75, 25, 100, 5, 1, 5. Target: 918.
R07: N R D I A E P T N
R08: H P B R A O A E Z
R09: 75, 1, 4, 9, 2, 1. Target: 597.
R10: N M T E A O I P S
R11: T R D A C A I T E
R12: N I D E R E R A S
R13: Y W X A A I E R R
R14: 100, 50, 3, 2, 9, 10. Target: 549.
R15: D A D O C L O N E (conundrum)


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Round 1: N T S O A A S E D

James: ASSONATED (18)
Gerry: ASSONATED (18)
Score: 18–18 (max 18)

Not a bad start to the day, eh :?: :P ;) :) :D

Round 2: V N U A E M J R T

James: VAUNTER (7)
Gerry: VAUNTER (7)
Score: 25–25 (max 25)

Round 3: 50, 75, 100, 10, 1, 4. Target: 230.

James: 230. 100 + 75 + 50 + 4 + 1 (10)
Gerry: 229.
Score: 35–25 (max 35)

Oh dear, Gerry said his numbers brain wasn't quite in gear yet.

Round 4: R T L C O I E P E

James: CORTILE (7)
Gerry: CORTILE (7)
DC: ELECTOR (7) ELECTRO (7) POLITER (7) COTERIE (7)
OT: PERLITE (7) PETIOLE (7) PICOTEE (7) RECEIPT (7) REPTILE (7) RETICLE (7) TIERCEL (7)
Score: 42–32 (max 42)

Round 5: R R T E I O R H C

James: RHETORIC (8)
Gerry: RHETORIC (8)
Score: 50–40 (max 50)

Round 6: 75, 25, 100, 5, 1, 5. Target: 918.

James: 920. ((100 + 75 + 5 - 1) x 5) + 25 (7)
Gerry: -
Score: 57–40 (max 57)

Nor for this round either, which saw my lead extend to 17.

Round 7: N R D I A E P T N

James: DIPTERAN (8)
Gerry: PINNATED (8)
Score: 65–48 (max 65)

Round 8: H P B R A O A E Z

James: ZAREBA (6)
Gerry: BEZOAR (6)
OT: ABRAZO (6) PEROBA (6) RAPHAE (6)
Score: 71–54 (max 71)

Thankfully, I spelt ZAREBA correct to keep the MAX GAME on. ;) :) :D

Round 9: 75, 1, 4, 9, 2, 1. Target: 597.

James: 597. (((75 x 4) - 1) x 2) - 1 (10)
Gerry: 597. ((9 - 1) x 75) - 2 - 1 (10)
Score: 81–64 (max 81)

Round 10: N M T E A O I P S

James: PTOMAINES (18)
Gerry: PTOMAINES (18)
Score: 99–82 (max 99)

Two 9's for us both. Not bad for a CO-event selection. :D :D

Round 11: T R D A C A I T E

James: DETRACT (7)
Gerry: RADIATE (7)
DC: CATTIER (7) ATTIRED (7)
OT: CITRATE (7) DICTATE (7)
Score: 106–89 (max 106)

Round 12: N I D E R E R A S

James: SERRANID (8)
Gerry: ANISEED (7)
DC: DRAINERS (8)
OT: ARSENIDE (8) NEARSIDE (8)
Score: 114–89 (max 114)

Is that 8 enough for me to cross the line :? :?

Round 13: Y W X A A I E R R

James: AIRWAY (6)
Gerry: WAXIER (6)
DC: EARWAX (6) WARIER (6)
OT: AWEARY (6)
Score: 120–95 (max 120)

Thanks to the AIRWAY as well, I have now got the game wrapped up, but can I get an amazing 140 MAX GAME :?: :?:

Round 14: 100, 50, 3, 2, 9, 10. Target: 549.

James: 549. (50 x 9) + 100 - (3 - 2) (10)
Gerry: 549. ((3 + 2) x 100) + 50 - (10 - 9) (10)
Score: 130–105 (max 130)

Numbers all good. :)

Round 15: D A D O C L O N E

James buzzes on 3 seconds to say CANOODLED which is correct.
Final Score: 140–105 (max 140)

AND YES, IT'S A MAX GAME :!: :!: :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

What a way to start the day, with a MAX GAME against such a great player as Gerry.

Little did I know what it would lead to later on. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 140
Raw score - 140
Total % of max - 100 8-)
Raw % of max - 100 8-)
Total average score per round - 9.3
Raw average score per round - 9.3
Number of maxes - 15 8-) 8-) 8-)

Gerry:
Total score - 105
Raw score - 119
Total % of max - 75
Raw % of max - 85
Total average score per round - 7.0
Raw average score per round - 7.9
Number of maxes - 11 8-)

Game 2 saw a West Yorkshire derby between myself and Chris Marshall. :)

CODUB Game 2 Recap for Saturday 14 November 2015.

C1: Chris Marshall (1 game, 1 win, 115 points.)
C2: James Robinson (1 game, 1 win, 140 points.)
Hosts: Rose Boyle and Edward Byrne.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M T R A A E L R U
R02: T N S V E O E A A
R03: 100, 3, 3, 6, 7, 4. Target: 839.
R04: G D W O I E N R E
R05: R E Q A D I X I F
R06: 75, 8, 1, 3, 4, 6. Target: 310.
R07: T N G O O L O U O
R08: S T I E T S A B U
R09: 4, 2, 7, 5, 3, 8. Target: 859.
R10: F S I E S O E S T
R11: L H R A E E M G L
R12: E I I I N G S N A
R13: L S C I A A C T O
R14: 75, 100, 3, 8, 1, 9. Target: 514.
R15: R A I N C O V E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: M T R A A E L R U

Chris: AMULET (6)
James: ARMATURE (8)
Score: 0–8 (max 8)

A perfect darrenic start by myself....

Round 2: T N S V E O E A A

Chris: NOVATES (7)
James: NOVATES (7)
DC: SAVANTE (7)
Score: 7–15 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 3, 3, 6, 7, 4. Target: 839.

Chris: 840. ((100 - 7) x (6 + 3)) + 3 (7)
James: 838. ((100 - 7) x (6 + 3)) + 4 - 3 (7)
Best: 839. ((100 - 7) x 3 x 3) + 6 - 4 (10)
Score: 14–22 (max 25)

Round 4: G D W O I E N R E

Chris: WEEDING (7)
James: WENDIGO (7)
DC: DOWERING (8)
Score: 21–29 (max 33)

Round 5: R E Q A D I X I F

Chris: FAIRED (6)
James: FAIRED (6)
Score: 27–35 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 8, 1, 3, 4, 6. Target: 310.

Chris: 310. (75 x 4) + 6 + 3 + 1 (10)
James: 310. (75 x 4) + 8 + (6 / 3) (10)
Score: 37–45 (max 49)

Well, Chris is sticking to me after missing ARMATURE in round 1, but can I break away.

Round 7: T N G O O L O U O

Chris: GOUT (4)
James: OOLONG (6)
DC: LOGOUT (6)
Score: 37–51 (max 55)

Round 8: S T I E T S A B U

Chris: BUTTIES (7)
James: BUSTIEST (8)
DC: SITUATES (8)
Score: 37–59 (max 63)

Round 9: 4, 2, 7, 5, 3, 8. Target: 859.

Chris: -
James: 858. ((8 x 7 x 5) + 4 + 2) x 3 (7)
Best: 859. ((7 + 2) x 3 x 4 x 8) - 5 (10)
Score: 37–66 (max 73)

Well, this hat-trick certainly helped with that. :D

Round 10: F S I E S O E S T

Chris: SOFTIES (7)
James: SOFTIES (7)
Score: 44–73 (max 80)

Round 11: L H R A E E M G L

Chris: MEAGRE (6)
James: REGALE (6)
DC: HEALER (6) HELLER (6)
OT: ALLEGE (6) GALERE (6) HELMER (6) MALLEE (6)
Score: 50–79 (max 86)

Round 12: E I I I N G S N A

Chris: EASING (6)
James: ASININE (7)
DC: INSIGNIA (8)
Score: 50–86 (max 94)

Round 13: L S C I A A C T O

Chris: ACCOST (6)
James: STOICAL (7)
DC: ASOCIAL (7)
OT: ALCAICS (7) CLASTIC (7) COASTAL (7) OCICATS (7) SOLATIA (7)
Score: 50–93 (max 101)

A couple more winners seal the deal late on for me. :)

Round 14: 75, 100, 3, 8, 1, 9. Target: 514.

Chris: -
James: 514. ((100 + 75 - 1) x 3) - 8 (10)
Score: 50–103 (max 111)

Round 15: R A I N C O V E R

James buzzes on 2 seconds to say CARNIVORE which is correct.
Final Score: 50–113 (max 121)

And a bonus 20 points gives the victory a bit of a more convincing complexion, which it certainly doesn't merit.

But, it's 2 out of 2 wins for me, with 2 centuries. Next up, another recapper in Anthony Endsor.

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 50
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 41
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 3.3
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 5

James:
Total score - 113
Raw score - 113
Total % of max - 93
Raw % of max - 93
Total average score per round - 7.5
Raw average score per round - 7.5
Number of maxes - 11 8-)

CODUB Game 3 Recap for Saturday 14 November 2015.

C1: James Robinson (2 games, 2 wins, 253 points.)
C2: Anthony Endsor (2 games, 1 win, 187 points.)
Hosts: Rose Boyle and Edward Byrne.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D S Y I I I E E N
R02: J D S A A O E S T
R03: 25, 50, 75, 2, 8, 8. Target: 423.
R04: S L R E E U C I R
R05: P X R E E O S L P
R06: 50, 4, 10, 7, 1, 2. Target: 216.
R07: R N N E A E F K O
R08: R L Q E I E D L E
R09: 25, 100, 50, 75, 1, 5. Target: 580.
R10: M T S A I A L O U
R11: R G N U O I M T E
R12: T P I G S I S I T
R13: V N A A L E W Y E
R14: 75, 50, 6, 1, 3, 8. Target: 134.
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Round 1: D S Y I I I E E N

James: INSIDE (6)
Anthony: INSIDE (6)
OT: DENIES (6) DIENES (6) INDIES (6) SEINED (6) SNIDEY (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 6)

Round 2: J D S A A O E S T

James: TOSSED (6)
Anthony: TOSSED (6)
DC: STEADS (6)
Score: 12–12 (max 12)

Round 3: 25, 50, 75, 2, 8, 8. Target: 423.

James: 423. (50 x 8) + 25 - 2 (10)
Anthony: 424.
Score: 22–12 (max 22)

After a pair of 6's, it's a lucky lead for me with Anthony missing the relatively easy 423.

Round 4: S L R E E U C I R

James: RECLUSE (7)
Anthony: CURRIES (7)
DC: CURLERS (7) CURLIER (7) SURLIER (7)
OT: CRUISER (7) LEISURE (7) RESCUER (7) SUCRIER (7)
Score: 29–19 (max 29)

Round 5: P X R E E O S L P

James: EXPLORES (8)
Anthony: EXPOSE (6)
Score: 37–19 (max 37)

Another darren from me gives me an even bigger lead....

Round 6: 50, 4, 10, 7, 1, 2. Target: 216.

James: 216. (50 + 4) x (7 - 2 - 1) (10)
Anthony: 216. (50 + 4) x (7 - 2 - 1) (10)
Score: 47–29 (max 47)

Round 7: R N N E A E F K O

James: FANNER (6)
Anthony: FRANK (5)
Score: 53–29 (max 53)

....followed by this one giving a lead of 24 points.

Round 8: R L Q E I E D L E

James: REELED (6)
Anthony: RELIED (6)
DC: LEERED (6) LIEDER (6) RELLIE (6)
Score: 59–35 (max 59)

Round 9: 25, 100, 50, 75, 1, 5. Target: 580.

James: 580. ((100 + 1) x 5) + 75 (10)
Anthony: 580. ((100 + 1) x 5) + 75 (10)
Score: 69–45 (max 69)

Round 10: M T S A I A L O U

James: SOLATIUM (8)
Anthony: LOUTS (5)
Score: 77–45 (max 77)

Round 11: R G N U O I M T E

James: ROUTEING (8)
Anthony: ROUTING (7)
Score: 85–45 (max 85)

A double darren puts the game within touching for me, but can I possibly get another MAX GAME :? :?:

Round 12: T P I G S I S I T

James: TITIS (5)
Anthony: stigs
DC: GISTS (5) SPITS (5) TIPIS (5)
Score: 90–45 (max 90)

Round 13: V N A A L E W Y E

James: LEEWAY (6)
Anthony: LEEWAY (6)
DC: EVENLY (6) LEAVEN (6)
Score: 96–51 (max 96)

Well, that's the letters out of the way, but Kevin McMahon had LANEWAY disallowed, as we weren't using the ODO.

Round 14: 75, 50, 6, 1, 3, 8. Target: 134.

James: 134. 75 + 50 + 8 + 1 (10)
Anthony: 134. (75 - 8) x (3 - 1) (10)
Score: 106–61 (max 106)

Easy numbers. Is it MAX time again :?: :?:

Round 15: R A I L B R A I N

Anthony buzzes on 7 seconds to say LIBRARIAN which is correct.
Final Score: 106–71 (max 116)

NOOOOOOOOOOO, but only by half a second, as Anthony just pips me to the pass, and takes the points to deny me my 2nd max game.

So, with 359 points from my 3 wins, I was top of the rankings, meaning I would take on the #8 seed, Mark Murray, in the quarter-finals, which you'll see later.

Bye for now. ;) :) :D

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 106
Raw score - 106
Total % of max - 91
Raw % of max - 91
Total average score per round - 7.1
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 14 8-) 8-)

Anthony:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 101
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 87
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 9
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: CODUB Recaps

Post by James Robinson » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:48 pm

So, we now enter the quarter-final stages. I was the #1 seed in Group A, so I was up against the #8 seed, Mark Murray in the quarter-finals.

NOTE: The conundrums for each of the 3 groups were different, so the ones I've got down here were only used in the 4 Group A games.

CODUB Quarter-Final Recap for Saturday 14 November 2015.

C1: #8 Seed Mark Murray (3 games, 2 wins, 325 points.)
C2: #1 Seed James Robinson (3 games, 3 wins, 359 points.)
Hosts: Rose Boyle and Edward Byrne.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B P N A I O E S N
R02: K T E A O T N R Z
R03: 75, 2, 1, 1, 7, 6. Target: 908.
R04: J M D I I U L M I
R05: C R I I E D Y G U
R06: 25, 75, 9, 3, 4, 8. Target: 815.
R07: L D G E I E H S P
R08: T T B I E E S T E
R09: 75, 9, 1, 9, 2, 8. Target: 626.
R10: R T R I A O P M E
R11: E A N D P A S S U
R12: V T A A W L I E P
R13: S Y N A E E R M D
R14: 3, 4, 2, 1, 6, 8. Target: 499.
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Round 1: B P N A I O E S N

Mark: PENSION (7)
James: NANOBES (7)
OT: BENISON (7) SAPONIN (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: K T E A O T N R Z

Mark: NOTATE (6)
James: ROTTEN (6)
DC: KNOTTER (7)
Score: 13–13 (max 14)

What a ROTTEN KNOTTER!! :x

Round 3: 75, 2, 1, 1, 7, 6. Target: 908.

Mark: 908. (75 x 6 x 2) + 7 + 1 (10)
James: 908. (75 x 6 x 2) + 7 + 1 (10)
Score: 23–23 (max 24)

Round 4: J M D I I U L M I

Mark: ILIUM (5)
James: ILIUM (5)
DC: MILIUM (6)
Score: 28–28 (max 30)

We both guessed with ILIUM, and yet MILIUM was there. :P

Round 5: C R I I E D Y G U

Mark: DICIER (6)
James: DICIER (6)
DC: CIDERY (6) GUIDER (6)
Score: 34–34 (max 36)

Round 6: 25, 75, 9, 3, 4, 8. Target: 815.

Mark: 815. Mistake in working.
James: 815. ((25 + 75 + 3) x 8) - 9 (10)
Score: 34–44 (max 46)

I get the first breakthrough with Mark getting 816, instead of 815.... :oops:

Round 7: L D G E I E H S P

Mark: PLEDGES (7)
James: SLEIGHED (8)
Score: 34–52 (max 54)

And like Santa, I SLEIGHED into an even bigger lead with this darren.....

Round 8: T T B I E E S T E

Mark: SETTEE (6)
James: BEETS (5)
DC: BESTIE (6) BETISE (6) TESTEE (6)
Score: 40–52 (max 60)

But, Mark gets back in with the SETTEE. :)

Round 9: 75, 9, 1, 9, 2, 8. Target: 626.

Mark: 626. (75 x 8) + (9 x 2) + 9 - 1 (10)
James: 626. ((75 + 1) x 8) + (9 x 2) (10)
Score: 50–62 (max 70)

Round 10: R T R I A O P M E

Mark: IMPERATOR (18)
James: IMPERATOR (18)
Score: 68–80 (max 88)

Another 9 in the bag here. :)

Round 11: E A N D P A S S U

Mark: SUNDAES (7)
James: SUSPEND (7)
DC: PASSADE (7)
Score: 75–87 (max 95)

Round 12: V T A A W L I E P

Mark: PALATE (6)
James: AVIATE (6)
DC: VALETA (6)
Score: 81–93 (max 101)

Interestingly, we both thought of PALATIVE, which is in the ODO..... :roll:

Round 13: S Y N A E E R M D

Mark: SMEARED (7)
James: MEANDERS (8)
DC: AMENDERS (8)
Score: 81–101 (max 109)

I might have an 8, but a lead of 20 isn't a guaranteed passage through to the next round yet....

Round 14: 3, 4, 2, 1, 6, 8. Target: 499.

Mark: 490. (3 + 4) x (6 + 1) x (8 + 2) (5)
James: 496. Mistake in working.
OT: 500. ((8 x 3) + 1) x 2 x (6 + 4) (7)
Score: 86–101 (max 116)

But, luckily this numbers game is impossible, so my messing up combined with Mark only getting 9 away, sees me through to the semi-finals.

Round 15: V O W E L R A N T

No one buzzes. The answer was NAVELWORT.
Final Score: 86–101 (max 126)

Statistics Corner

Mark:
Total score - 86
Raw score - 100
Total % of max - 68
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 8

James:
Total score - 101
Raw score - 106
Total % of max - 80
Raw % of max - 84
Total average score per round - 6.7
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Countdown recap for Saturday 14 November 2015.

C1: #1 Seed James Robinson (4 games, 4 wins, 460 points.)
C2: #5 Seed Jack Slane (4 games, 4 wins, 368 points.) He needed a tiebreaker to defeat Stewart Gordon in the quarter-finals.
Hosts: Rose Boyle and Edward Byrne.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S P D E I E L I L
R02: N K G U O E T D P
R03: 3, 7, 5, 8, 3, 1. Target: 927.
R04: T N C O A E D I D
R05: H C T L A O O T A
R06: 75, 100, 25, 50, 10, 3. Target: 746.
R07: R S S R E I I I E
R08: N S S E A E G L E
R09: 6, 4, 6, 1, 3, 1. Target: 199.
R10: M S O I R E E J L
R11: M R T C T E A I U
R12: M S L U A I A D I
R13: M S L A A O N A P
R14: 25, 1, 2, 3, 4, 10. Target: 981.
R15: G I E N D A R C H (conundrum)


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Round 1: S P D E I E L I L

James: ellipsed
Jack: SPILLED (7)
DC: LIPSLIDE (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8)

I thought it was good, Jack thought it was good. Shows what we know. :P

Round 2: N K G U O E T D P

James: KNOUTED (7)
Jack: TONGUED (7)
Score: 7–14 (max 15)

Round 3: 3, 7, 5, 8, 3, 1. Target: 927.

James: 936. 8 x 3 x ((7 x 5) + 3 + 1) (5)
Jack: 918. ((7 x 5 x 3) - 3) x (8 + 1) (5)
OT: 930. (((8 + 1) x 7 x 3) - 3) x 5 (7)
Score: 12–19 (max 22)

9 away either side. Definitely wasn't good for my nerves.

Round 4: T N C O A E D I D

James: CATENOID (8)
Jack: ACTIONED (8)
Score: 20–27 (max 30)

Round 5: H C T L A O O T A

James: cahoot
Jack: LATCH (5)
DC: ATTACH (6) CHALOT (6) COOLTH (6)
Score: 20–32 (max 36)

And I fall into the cahoot/CAHOOTS trap, and Jack is now a dozen points ahead......

Round 6: 75, 100, 25, 50, 10, 3. Target: 746.

James: 746. (75 x 10) - (100 / 25) (10)
Jack: -
Score: 30–32 (max 46)

But, I get a lucky break, as Jack completely messes up the numbers, bringing me right back in it.

Round 7: R S S R E I I I E

James: SERIES (6)
Jack: RISERS (6)
DC: IRISES (6) SIRREE (6)
Score: 36–38 (max 52)

Round 8: N S S E A E G L E

James: GLEANS (6)
Jack: AGELESS (7)
Score: 36–45 (max 59)

Jack regains the lead as he gets a 7 just after I declare 6, at which point I realise what the 7 is, so I fall further behind again....

Round 9: 6, 4, 6, 1, 3, 1. Target: 199.

James: 199. ((4 + 6 + 1) x 3 x 6) + 1 (10)
Jack: 199. ((((4 + 1) x 6) + 3) x 6) + 1 (10)
Score: 46–55 (max 69)

Round 10: M S O I R E E J L

James: LOERIES (7)
Jack: MORSEL (6)
Score: 53–55 (max 76)

A good darrenic 7 from myself gets me back into the game.

Round 11: M R T C T E A I U

James: MURICATE (8)
Jack: CATTIER (7)
DC: MICTURATE (18)
Score: 61–55 (max 94)

And I go into the lead for the first time, as Jack chickens MURICATE, and even worse for him, he told me he heard of MICTURATE, but just didn't see it, whereas I hadn't heard of it.

Round 12: M S L U A I A D I

James: DUALISM (7)
Jack: DUALISM (7)
DC: MISDIAL (7) MISLAID (7)
Score: 68–62 (max 101)

Round 13: M S L A A O N A P

James: NAPALMS (7)
Jack: PLASMA (6)
DC: PANAMAS (7) PLASMON (7)
Score: 75–62 (max 108)

And I now have a lead in double figures thanks to some NAPALMS.

Round 14: 25, 1, 2, 3, 4, 10. Target: 981.

James: 981. (((4 x 10) - 1) x 25) + (3 x 2) (10)
Jack: 981. Mistake in working.
Score: 85–62 (max 118)

The game is over thanks to my perfect solve, whereas Jack's method was all over the place for him, unfortunately. :(

Round 15: G I E N D A R C H

James buzzes on 7 seconds to say CHAGRINED which is correct.
Final Score: 95–62 (max 128)

Thankfully, a much simpler conundrum appears and I get a convincing win, which certainly didn't reflect the immense pressure I found myself under (or should I say, what I put myself under after ellipsed and cahoot. :P ). Jack was a formidable opponent and I eventually wore him down to book my place in the final.

My opponent would be Kevin McMahon, the Series 44 wonderkid, who beat Ed McCullagh and Jonathan Wynn in the quarters and semis, so no easy match.....

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 95
Raw score - 101
Total % of max - 74
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Jack:
Total score - 62
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 48
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 6

So, it would be me v Kevin McMahon in the grand final, but before that, here's the final match for everyone else. :)

CODUB Main Final Recap for Saturday 14 November 2015.

DC/Hosts: Rose Boyle and Edward Byrne.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T N I E R S O I T
R02: I L L O R S E X F
R03: 100, 50, 25, 8, 5, 5. Target: 456.
R04: M I N A K T E A B
R05: R T I U O M F O R
R06: 25, 75, 50, 100, 6, 8. Target: 928.
R07: H N I C L E E P E
R08: T C B U I A S U I
R09: 50, 75, 100, 25, 2, 2. Target: 506.
R10: L U R O W I T I N
R11: T N S E A M E N J
R12: N M R E E O P T U
R13: S D N E D E E W F
R14: 25, 75, 100, 8, 6, 10. Target: 824.
R15: I S I T C R E A M (conundrum)


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Round 1: T N I E R S O I T

DC: INTROITS (8) NITRITES (8) SNOTTIER (8) TENORIST (8) TRITONES (8)
Max: 8

Round 2: I L L O R S E X F

DC: FILLERS (7) FLEXORS (7) FOLLIES (7) REFILLS (7) SEXFOIL (7)
Max: 15

Round 3: 100, 50, 25, 8, 5, 5. Target: 456.

OT: 456. ((100 - 5) x 8 x (25 + 5)) / 50 (10)
Max: 25

Round 4: M I N A K T E A B

DC: AMBIENT (7) AMENTIA (7) ANIMATE (7) BEATNIK (7) IKEBANA (7)
Max: 32

Round 5: R T I U O M F O R

DC: TRIFORM (7)
Max: 39

Round 6: 25, 75, 50, 100, 6, 8. Target: 928.

OT: 928. ((((50 x 6) + 8) x 75) + 100) / 25 (10)
Max: 49

Round 7: H N I C L E E P E

DC: ELENCHI (7) EPICENE (7)
Max: 56

Round 8: T C B U I A S U I

DC: BISCUIT (7) CUBITUS (7)
Max: 63

Round 9: 50, 75, 100, 25, 2, 2. Target: 506.

OT: 506. ((2 x 100) + 50 + (75 / 25)) x 2 (10)
Max: 73

Round 10: L U R O W I T I N

DC: LUTINO (6) TURION (6)
Max: 79

Round 11: T N S E A M E N J

DC: JENNETS (7) MEANEST (7) NEATENS (7)
Max: 86

Round 12: N M R E E O P T U

DC: MOUNTER (7) PERMUTE (7) REMOUNT (7) UMPTEEN (7)
Max: 93

Round 13: S D N E D E E W F

DC: NEWSFEED (8)
Max: 101

Round 14: 25, 75, 100, 8, 6, 10. Target: 824.

OT: 824. (100 + (75 / 25)) x 8 (10)
Max: 111

Round 15: I S I T C R E A M

The answer was ARMISTICE.
Max Score: 121

Next up is the BIG ONE............. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: CODUB Recaps

Post by James Robinson » Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:30 am

So, here we are at the piece de resistance of the day, and with a local lad in the final, it made it a very grand occasion.

Here I was draped in my Irish flag, against a brilliant whizzkid of the 9-round era representing Ireland.

CODUB Grand Final Recap for Saturday 14 November 2015.

C1: #1 Seed James Robinson (5 games, 5 wins, 555 points.) He defeated Mark Murray in the quarter-finals and Jack Slane in the semi-finals.
C2: #7 Seed Kevin McMahon (5 games, 4 wins, a lot of points. :) ) He defeated Ed McCullagh in the quarter-finals and Jonathan Wynn in the semi-finals.
Hosts: Rose Boyle and Edward Byrne.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: A E O W S P A S H
R02: D R E L I T O R F
R03: 8, 4, 6, 8, 1, 5. Target: 835.
R04: T N E S I A R M M
R05: I I E T S N N E L
R06: 25, 75, 1, 5, 4, 9. Target: 920.
R07: E I A L C P N E T
R08: T C E R E N E D R
R09: 8, 7, 9, 5, 6, 2. Target: 698.
R10: T J O E Z Y E N S
R11: A I I T N R B E A
R12: S K O E N N E P T
R13: U E I D B H S L W
R14: 50, 25, 75, 3, 6, 7. Target: 205.
R15: C A N R U S S I A (conundrum)


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Round 1: A E O W S P A S H

James: SHAPES (6)
Kevin: WASHES (6)
OT: HAWSES (6) PASEOS (6) PASHAS (6) PASHES (6) PHASES (6) POSHES (6) PSHAWS (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 6)

There seemed to be a weird 7 around. I myself thought that PSHAWS could have an E in it, but good thing I left that alone.

Round 2: D R E L I T O R F

James: TREFOIL (7)
Kevin: FLIRTED (7)
OT: DRIFTER (7) LOFTIER (7) ROTIFER (7) TRIFLED (7) TRIFLER (7) TRIFOLD (7)
Score: 13–13 (max 13)

Another flat round. Time to bring out the 6 small. :idea:

Round 3: 8, 4, 6, 8, 1, 5. Target: 835.

James: 836. Mistake in working.
Kevin: -
OT: 835. (((8 + 6) x (8 + 4)) - 1) x 5 (10)
Score: 13–13 (max 23)

Well, Kevin was out of the picture. Unfortunately, I miscalculated and actually had 832. :oops: :oops: (8 x 8 x ((4 x 5) - 6 - 1) if anyone is interested.)

Round 4: T N E S I A R M M

James: MINARETS (8)
Kevin: MINARETS (8)
DC: RAIMENTS (8)
OT: MARMITES (8) TIERSMAN (8) TRAMMIES (8)
Score: 21–21 (max 31)

I thought I was missing an obvious 9 from this selection. Shows what I know. :P

Round 5: I I E T S N N E L

James: SENTINEL (8)
Kevin: NINETIES (8)
Score: 29–29 (max 39)

I was actually fishing for a T for INTESTINE, but even when the L came out, I thought I might have had a winner with SENTINEL, but Kevin showed why he got to the final. 8-)

Round 6: 25, 75, 1, 5, 4, 9. Target: 920.

James: 920. ((25 + 75) x 9) + (5 x 4) (10)
Kevin: 920. ((25 + 75) x 9) + (5 x 4) (10)
Score: 39–39 (max 49)

Simple 2 large here. Nothing separating us still....

Round 7: E I A L C P N E T

James: PATIENCE (8)
Kevin: PATIENCE (8)
OT: PENTACLE (8) PETALINE (8)
Score: 47–47 (max 57)

Just need some PATIENCE........ :roll: :roll:

Round 8: T C E R E N E D R

James: TENDERER (8)
Kevin: recentred
OT: DECENTRE (8)
Score: 55–47 (max 65)

And my PATIENCE is rewarded as Kevin's 9 gamble fails, and I get the first lead. Lucky for me though was the decision earlier in the day to not use ODO words, as RECENTRED is good in there..... :roll: :roll:

Round 9: 8, 7, 9, 5, 6, 2. Target: 698.

James: 698. (((6 / 2) + 8) x 9 x 7) + 5 (10)
Kevin: 702.
Score: 65–47 (max 75)

I decide to go 6 small again to try and press home my advantage, and this time it works. YAY!! :D :D :D

Round 10: T J O E Z Y E N S

James: ENJOYS (6)
Kevin: ENJOYS (6)
DC: SNEEZY (6) TEENSY (6)
OT: JETONS (6)
Score: 71–53 (max 81)

A bit hard to ENJOY a game with so much on it like this one, but we both got ENJOYS.

Round 11: A I I T N R B E A

James: ANTBEAR (7)
Kevin: INERTIA (7)
Score: 78–60 (max 88)

Only two 7's, but we get them both. :)

Round 12: S K O E N N E P T

James: KETONES (7)
Kevin: PENTOSE (7)
OT: POTEENS (7)
Score: 85–67 (max 95)

Round 13: U E I D B H S L W

James: BLUSHED (7)
Kevin: BLUSHED (7)
OT: BLUEISH (7)
Score: 92–74 (max 102)

Yet more 7's, but with 2 rounds to go, the game's not over yet, and it's Kevin's choice of numbers.....

Round 14: 50, 25, 75, 3, 6, 7. Target: 205.

James: 205. ((75 - 6) x 3) - (50 / 25) (10)
Kevin: 204.
Score: 102–74 (max 112)

This numbers game was ridiculously hard for us, and it took me just about all the 30 seconds to solve it. But, the relief was there for me, as it meant I was THE CHAMPION OF CODUB :!: :!: :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

Round 15: C A N R U S S I A

No one buzzes. The answer was ANACRUSIS.
Final Score: 102–74 (max 122)

Well, that 30 seconds just came and went. Neither of us had a clue with that one. :P

So, there we are. 3 and a half years after my last CO-event win in Leicester, I'm now a CO-event champion for a 4th time. Chester 2011, Reading 2012, Leicester 2012 and now, Dublin 2015. I still can't believe it has happened, but it's a great feeling to be a champion, especially when I lifted the trophy above my head. :D :D :D

So, that's the CO-event calendar done for 2015. The 2016 calendar will start at the end of January with COLIN XII, which will also be the first event of the new national tournament, FOCAL. :mrgreen: :geek: :ugeek:

Thanks again and bye for now. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 102
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 84
Raw % of max - 84
Total average score per round - 6.8
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 13 8-) 8-)

Kevin:
Total score - 74
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 10 8-)
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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