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Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:15 pm
by Tom S
David Hilton
Seed: 7
Wins: 3
Points: 333 (83.3 per game)
Total Max: 29/60 (48.3%)

Letters Maxes: 17/40 (42.5%)
ZD Medals: N/A

Numbers Maxes: 11/16 (68.8%)
6S: 1/4 (25%)
1L: 9/11 (81.8%)
2L: 1/1 (100%)
3L: N/A
4L: 0/1

Conundrums: 1/4 (25%)
1 Solved, 0 Lost, 3 Unsolved

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:26 pm
by Tom S
Tom Stevenson
Seed: 8
Wins: 2
Points: 349 (116.3 per game)
Total Max: 35 /45 (77.8%)

Letters Maxes: 24/30 (80%)
ZD Medals: Anaemic, Defeatism (Joint accolade alongside opponent) Adorement, Romanzes

Numbers Maxes: 11/12 (91.7%)
6S: 3/3 (100%)
1L: 2/2 (100%)
2L: 1/1 (1005)
3L: 4/5 (80%)
4L: 1/1 (100%)

Conundrums: 0/3
0 Won. 3 Lost, 0 Unsolved

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:47 pm
by Tom S
All results + rankings on 1 post.

Rob Foster:
Seed: 1
Wins: 4
Points: 530 (132.5 per game)
Total Max: 55/60 (91.7%)

Letters Maxes: 38/40 (95%)
ZD Medals (7+ maxes never played by a contestant or suggested by DC on either Countdown or Zoomdown): Alodiary, Alienors, Outwept, Pleasurer (joint accolade alongside opponent), Inositol, Augitites, Neuraxial, Tentoria, Emulous, Labarias, Semitonal, Ocreate, Echiurid, Mesghal, Dewaxes, Teeting, Webinars, Priorite.

Numbers Maxes: 13/16 (81.3%)
6S: 1/3 (33.3%)
1L: 8/9 (88.9%)
2L: N/A
3L: N/A
4L: 4/4 (100%)

Conundrums: 4/4 (100%)

Callum Todd:
Seed: 2
Wins: 4
Points: 480 (120 per game)
Total Max: 52/60 (86.7%)

Letters Maxes: 33/40 (82.5%)
ZD Medals: Defeatism (Joint accolade alongside opponent), Ipomoeas, Similor, Goafstead, Mesozoa, Upturned, Bonanza, Maniera

Numbers Maxes: 15/16 (93.4%)
6S: 3/3 (100%)
1L: 3/4 (75%)
2L: 1/1 (100%)
3L: 2/2 (100%)
4L: 6/6 (100%)

Conundrums: 4/4 (100%)

Jack Worsley:
Seed: 3
Wins: 4
Points: 469 (117.3 per game)
Total Max: 46/60 (76.7%)

Letters Maxes: 30/40 (75%)
ZD Medals: Supernova, Paesanos, Candirus (Joint accolades alongside opponents) Agatizes, Homevid, Rotaliid, Powernets, Rheadins, Eulogia, Langues, Jetboats

Numbers Maxes: 13/16 (81.3%)
6S: 1/1 (100%)
1L: 6/6 (100%)
2L: 0/1
3L: 1/1 (100%)
4L: 5/7 (71.4%)

Conundrums: 3/4 (75%)
3 Solved, 0 Lost, 1 Unsolved

Harry Savage:
Seed: 4
Wins: 3
Points: 436 (104 per game)
Total Max: 43/60 (71.7%)

Letters Maxes: 28/40 (70%)
ZD Medals: Dogmatize, Tweezer (Joint accolades alongside opponents) Alumite, Achroite, Aurorae

Numbers Maxes: 12/16 (75%)
6S; 0/2
1L: 11/12 (91.7%)
2L: N/A
3L: N/A
4L: 1/2 (50%)

Conundrums: 3/4 (75%)
3 Solved, 1 Lost, 0 Unsolved

Noel McIlvenny
Seed: 5
Wins: 3
Points: 396 (99 per game)
Total Max: 36 /60 (60%)

Letters Maxes: 20/40 (50%)
ZD Medals: Swiping, Scummier, Dogmatize (Joint accolades alongside opponents)

Numbers Maxes: 13/16 (81.25%)
6S: 1/1 (100%)
1L: 4/4 (100%)
2L: 1/4 (25%)
3L: N/A
4L: 7/7 (100%)

Conundrums: 3/4 (75%)
3 Solved, 1 Lost, 0 Unsolved

Ben Wilson
Seed: 6
Wins: 3
Points: 395 (98.8 per game)
Total Max:37/60 (61.7%)

Letters Maxes: 26/40 (65%)
ZD Medals: Enviro, Baronetcy

Numbers Maxes: 10/16 (62.5%)
6S: 1/3 (33.3%)
1L: 7/8 (87.5%)
2L: 1/3 (33.3%)
3L: N/A
4L: 1/2 (50%)

Conundrums: 1/4 (25%)
1 Solved, 3 Lost, 0 Unsolved

David Hilton
Seed: 7
Wins: 3
Points: 333 (83.3 per game)
Total Max: 29/60 (48.3%)

Letters Maxes: 17/40 (42.5%)
ZD Medals: N/A

Numbers Maxes: 11/16 (68.8%)
6S: 1/4 (25%)
1L: 9/11 (81.8%)
2L: 1/1 (100%)
3L: N/A
4L: 0/1

Conundrums: 1/4 (25%)
1 Solved, 0 Lost, 3 Unsolved

Tom Stevenson
Seed: 8
Wins: 2
Points: 349 (116.3 per game)
Total Max: 35 /45 (77.8%)

Letters Maxes: 24/30 (80%)
ZD Medals: Anaemic, Defeatism (Joint accolade alongside opponent) Adorement, Romanzes

Numbers Maxes: 11/12 (91.7%)
6S: 3/3 (100%)
1L: 2/2 (100%)
2L: 1/1 (100%)
3L: 4/5 (80%)
4L: 1/1 (100%)

Conundrums: 0/3
0 Won. 3 Lost, 0 Unsolved

Letters Maxes (Based on %)
1. 95%- Rob Foster
2. 93.4%- Callum Todd
3. 80%- Tom Stevenson
4. 75%- Jack Worsley
5. 70%- Harry Savage
6. 65%- Ben Wilson
7. 50%- Noel McIlvenny
8. 42.5%- David Hilton

Numbers Maxes (Based on %)
1. 93.4%- Callum Todd
2. 91.7%- Tom Stevenson
=3. 81.3%- Rob Foster
=3. " Jack Worsley
=3. "- Noel McIlvenny
4. 75%-Harry Savage
5. 68.8%- David Hilton
6. 62.5%- Ben WIlson


Conundrums Maxes (Based on %)
=1. 100%- Rob Foster
=1. "- Callum Todd
=2. 75%- Jack Worsley
=2. "- Harry Savage
=2. "- Noel McIlvenny
=3. 25%- Ben Wilson
=3. "- David Hilton
4. 0%- Tom Stevenson

Combined Max %
1. 90%- Rob Foster
2. 86.7%- Callum Todd
3. 77.8%- Tom Stevenson
4. 76.7%- Jack Worsley
5. 71.7%- Harry Savage
6. 61.7%- Ben Wilson
7. 60%- Noel McIlvenny
8. 48.3%- David Hilton

With all of these stats combined, the results would all go to seeding if it was based on percentages only. We'll have to wait and see to find out what happens!

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:14 am
by Matt Morrison
Paul Anderson wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:30 am
oopacks
Throwback to Scott Gillies on the show.

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:06 pm
by Rhys Benjamin
Graeme Cole wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:57 am
You may be interested to hear there is precedent for using the apterous ticket system to request recap writer features.
Great idea, Graeme. You should ticket it.

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:27 pm
by Paul Anderson
Woohoo! Quarterfinals time

Best of luck to all our players tonight

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:41 pm
by Tom S
Paul Anderson wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:27 pm
Woohoo! Quarterfinals time

Best of luck to all our players tonight
Thanks! I'll need it! :)

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:02 pm
by Thomas Cappleman
Paul Anderson wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:27 pm
Woohoo! Quarterfinals time

Best of luck to all our players tonight
Your last series finals before you jet off to the big time on Channel 4? :P

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:32 pm
by Paul Anderson
Ha, sure one can only dream eh Tom!

Just chatted to Susie, all good for the final.....just need two players now! Who will they be?

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:57 pm
by Tim Down
Callum Todd wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:14 pm
I saw that word first and didn't declare it because of how it sounds so I'm fully behind the decision (if it was a decision and not just an oversight) of DC to not mention it. It's hardly a big deal; there's no reason for DC to reel off all the boring maxes anyway. I know they normally do, but I'm not gonna worry about them not doing so in this case, especially considering the word in question.

As for the offence point, most Countdown people I think hear the syllables of CUNTIER being read out and think of it as an amusing word. The cat's arse thing was funny/charming. Hearing the syllables of PACKIES being read out isn't associated with much fun or frivolity to me and I predict the same is true for most people.
Sorry I'm late to this, but yes, all of this for me too. I too saw PACKIES first and was relieved to spot COOKIES to avoid the awkwardness. I thought it was a sensible decision on Fred's part not to read out PACKIES but would have been equally fine with him reading it out. Seems a non-issue to me, and something Fred shouldn't have had to defend himself over.

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:19 pm
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tim Down wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:57 pm
Seems a non-issue to me, and something Fred shouldn't have had to defend himself over.
Had the decision been to include this particular non-racist word among the maxes, it would be a non-issue.
That it was omitted, makes it an issue, and raises more interesting questions.

(The lengthy discussion that ensued -and that you just contributed to- kind of proves that point.)

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:20 pm
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Paul Anderson wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:32 pm
Just need two players now! Who will they be?
My guess: Callum vs Jack.

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:24 pm
by Tom S
L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:20 pm
Paul Anderson wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:32 pm
Just need two players now! Who will they be?
My guess: Callum vs Jack.
Callum v Jack would be a great game, but one which would only be possible in an SF this series given that they are seed's 2 and 3 :)

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:58 pm
by Rhys Benjamin
My guess: Rob vs Callum

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:52 am
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tom S wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:24 pm
L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:20 pm
Paul Anderson wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:32 pm
Just need two players now! Who will they be?
My guess: Callum vs Jack.
Callum v Jack would be a great game, but one which would only be possible in an SF this series given that they are seed's 2 and 3 :)
Oh yeah, d'oh!
Well, I suppose I'd better try again.

I'll go Rob vs Jack then...
...though the standard is so high, it may as well be the toss of a coin.
Prepare for a few rapid-fire crucial conundrum shootouts in the next three episodes.

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:54 am
by Paul Anderson
We're finally here!

What a final we have in store. 2 brilliant players to round off the series in style. Bring it on!

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:13 pm
by Paul Anderson
Susie to tweet the link sometime over le weekend

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:01 am
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Did anyone else find the Zoomdown Semi-Finals that little bit more entertaining than the S82 semis on telly?!
Well played all!

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:33 pm
by Paul Anderson
I wouldn't like to compare, but we've been treated to a whole lot of great CD and are in for a whole lot more

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:03 pm
by Rhys Benjamin
Should be a great final.

200+ scores please!

Is Susie lexing, Paul? (And does that mean I’ll have to listen out more carefully for the maxes she mentions and * the ones she doesn’t)

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:24 pm
by Paul Anderson
She sure is! Ok, I guess I should make a rough plan for the chats

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:59 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Is she lexing using Apterous or as she does on the show?

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:27 pm
by Paul Anderson
Yeah using TCC’s tool, which uses Apto for the maxes, but has links to Premium

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:56 pm
by Phil H
Didn't disappoint...

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:57 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Yeah, great game. And a celebrity lexicographer!

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:02 pm
by Fiona T
Glad you enjoyed it guys - great game, great guest - perfect for that pre-Christmas lift that we all need.

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:06 pm
by Rhys Benjamin
Boo to Channel 4 for scheduling Catsdown against it!

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:09 pm
by Matthew White
Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:06 pm
Boo to Channel 4 for scheduling Catsdown against it!
I mean that was probably scheduled long before ZoomDown existed looking at when it was filmed.

Shame the shout-out for it was mentioned in real countdown in today's episode, rather than yesterday before the final though.

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:37 pm
by JackHurst
Great stuff last night. Susie was excellent as were both the players. Big congrats to the winner! (Won't name here in case spoilers?)

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:32 pm
by Paul Anderson
JackHurst wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:37 pm
Great stuff last night. Susie was excellent as were both the players. Big congrats to the winner! (Won't name here in case spoilers?)
Well I’m sure we can name him now.
Ladies and gents, I give you our ZoomDown Series 2 champion, Rob Foster! A very worthy winner indeed.
Cracking year’s CD against the odds lads, so Merry Christmas to all of ye and bring on 2021!

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:28 am
by Paul Anderson
Happy New Year fellow Countdownites

The draw for ZD Numberists S2:

Mon 4th January 2021:

Thomas Cappleman vs Sam Cappleman-Lynes (The Cappleman-Off)
Bradley Horrocks vs Antoinette Ryan
Peter Clarke vs Matthew Tassier
Elizabeth Beer vs Tim Down

Mon 11th January 2021:

Noel McIlvenny vs Jon O'Neill (Ulster Final)
Elliott Mellor vs Vincent Barcet
Eoin Monaghan vs Chris Butler
Stephen Read vs Trevor Birenbaum

These two "groups" constitute halves of the draw, so the final will be the winner of the 4th Jan half vs the winner of the 11th Jan half

Some tasty ones

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:35 am
by Rhys Benjamin
https://wiki.apterous.org/ZoomDown_spec ... mberists_2 for a nice chart showing just that.

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:43 am
by Jonathan Willis
Bonjour,

I watched some of this on Monday after discovering it after searching for 'Countdown Episodes' on YouTube.

I would love to have a crack at it but as i am in Canada it is during the day and i work Mon-Fri in a supermarket from 9am to 6pm (Canadian Time) so i won't be able to be available all times, i do have a holiday in February but i may not be able to carry on if i win (unlikely) so i won't risk messing it up.

I look forward to seeing more. I did watch the final with Susie Dent on catch-up as well

Jonathan.

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:51 pm
by Paul Anderson
https://extra.ie/2021/01/24/entertainme ... senter-gig

Well? What do ye make? I feared it would be way fluffier, but I'm happy with it

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:47 pm
by Jonathan Willis
Paul Anderson wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:51 pm
https://extra.ie/2021/01/24/entertainme ... senter-gig

Well? What do ye make? I feared it would be way fluffier, but I'm happy with it
Looks good. Is it published in any newspapers? Did they speak to you for this?

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:43 pm
by Paul Anderson
Yeah a phone interview, just an Irish online paper, hopefully it gets picked up by a UK one. Have an Irish radio interview for a breakfast show this week too

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:04 pm
by Jonathan Willis
Paul Anderson wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:43 pm
Yeah a phone interview, just an Irish online paper, hopefully it gets picked up by a UK one. Have an Irish radio interview for a breakfast show this week too
What day, time and station? I would be interested in listening in!

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:49 am
by Jonathan Willis
When is the next ZoomDown?

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:52 pm
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Jonathan Willis wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:49 am
When is the next ZoomDown?
Today, at 8pm UTC!

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:08 pm
by Jonathan Willis
Sam Cappleman-Lynes wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:52 pm
Jonathan Willis wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:49 am
When is the next ZoomDown?
Today, at 8pm UTC!
Who is playing? Where is the link?

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:15 pm
by Callum Todd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0Dxmw2Pg_4

If you subscribe to that YouTube channel Jonathan, the video links are normally put up a day or two in advance so you'll see them ahead of time. Or if you use twitter, there is a twitter account @LiveZoomDown. Failing that, Mondays and Thursdays at 8pm UK time is generally when they're on.

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:38 pm
by Jonathan Willis
Callum Todd wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:15 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0Dxmw2Pg_4

If you subscribe to that YouTube channel Jonathan, the video links are normally put up a day or two in advance so you'll see them ahead of time. Or if you use twitter, there is a twitter account @LiveZoomDown. Failing that, Mondays and Thursdays at 8pm UK time is generally when they're on.
Will do! Is it just numbers tonight?