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Paul Gallen

Post by Charlie Reams » Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:57 pm

As Paul mentioned rather modestly elsewhere on here, he's turned his attention to Scrabble over the last few years, and today scored his first major success by becoming Northern Ireland's first national champion. He edged out this group's founding father Stewart Holden, who finished second, and a variety of others who've appeared on Countdown over the years. Congrats Paul, hopefully this is the first of many!

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Re: Paul Gallen

Post by Julian Fell » Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:08 pm

Ah well done to him, great stuff.

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Re: Paul Gallen

Post by David O'Donnell » Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:10 pm

Yes, nice to see that the first Northern Irish champ is a native. Judging from what little I know about Paul I imagine a helluva lot of work has gone into this success so well done!

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Re: Paul Gallen

Post by Conor » Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:59 pm

Congratulations, very well done.

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Re: Paul Gallen

Post by Mike Brown » Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:55 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:As Paul mentioned rather modestly elsewhere on here, he's turned his attention to Scrabble over the last few years, and today scored his first major success by becoming Northern Ireland's first national champion. He edged out this group's founding father Stewart Holden, who finished second, and a variety of others who've appeared on Countdown over the years. Congrats Paul, hopefully this is the first of many!
First of all, congratulations to Paul. Secondly, does this mean the renowned water-sipper Mr Holden is Irish? Or did he slip in under the 'maternal grandfather' rule as often used in football? Just curious, really.

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Re: Paul Gallen

Post by Ben Wilson » Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:18 pm

Mike Brown wrote:
Charlie Reams wrote:As Paul mentioned rather modestly elsewhere on here, he's turned his attention to Scrabble over the last few years, and today scored his first major success by becoming Northern Ireland's first national champion. He edged out this group's founding father Stewart Holden, who finished second, and a variety of others who've appeared on Countdown over the years. Congrats Paul, hopefully this is the first of many!
First of all, congratulations to Paul. Secondly, does this mean the renowned water-sipper Mr Holden is Irish? Or did he slip in under the 'maternal grandfather' rule as often used in football? Just curious, really.

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I'm pretty sure he was there for the Guinness.

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Re: Paul Gallen

Post by Charlie Reams » Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:42 am

Mike Brown wrote:
Charlie Reams wrote:As Paul mentioned rather modestly elsewhere on here, he's turned his attention to Scrabble over the last few years, and today scored his first major success by becoming Northern Ireland's first national champion. He edged out this group's founding father Stewart Holden, who finished second, and a variety of others who've appeared on Countdown over the years. Congrats Paul, hopefully this is the first of many!
First of all, congratulations to Paul. Secondly, does this mean the renowned water-sipper Mr Holden is Irish? Or did he slip in under the 'maternal grandfather' rule as often used in football? Just curious, really.

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I think basically anyone can enter, as is the case with the American and British nationals.

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Re: Paul Gallen

Post by James Hurrell » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:57 pm

Well done Paul, great stuff. Wow! I played Phil Robertshaw during my run, I didn't realise he was so high up in the scrabble world. I think I got lucky.

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Re: Paul Gallen

Post by Martin Smith » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:06 pm

Congrats to Paul. Now we just need David to take Scrabble up and give him some rivalry for the Province's best player.

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Re: Paul Gallen

Post by David O'Donnell » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:21 am

Martin Smith wrote:Congrats to Paul. Now we just need David to take Scrabble up and give him some rivalry for the Province's best player.

:D Not bloodly likely.

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