Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)

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Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)

Post by Ray Wilding » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:10 pm

Chris Thorn vs Dougie Mackay, winner faces Philip Aston on Thursday.

(7+5)*10*6-3-1 in R9

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)

Post by Ryan Lam » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:45 pm

WAVELET in R13.

Letters: It was pretty much even between both contestants today, although I have to commend Chris' SERRANO in R5 and Dougie's THIMBLE in R8. Then, it was DOVETAILS in R12 that ultimately sealed Dougie's fate as he is now facing Philip on Thursday! I'm sure Dougie's sorry to make Chris feel so VIOLATED there. :lol:

Numbers: Chris is back at his usual tactic of throwing us off with the six small although he went with it for both rounds instead of just one which was VERY unusual. Alarm Bells should have rung after Dougie snatched 10 points from him in R3 but wait, what's this, he gambled another time...and lost! I would only say the last one was genuinely difficult and tricky. It was very lucky and fortunate that there were "10"s in both R3 and R9, otherwise the overall difficulty would've be much higher. How did Rachel miss R9's solution? Even I got it after thinking of multiples of 6 rather than multiples of 9 since my method was identical to Dougie's. Hmm...

Conundrum: Blanked out on this one, I had no idea...also I didn't know the meaning of the word beforehand so pass again... :(

So there you have it, I was so utterly right about Chris Thorn's six small tactic which I had predicted way back in end-January, if he can't succeed it would prove fatal...and indeed it did! :o I have a feeling those moves by him were to throw the opponent off deliberately even though he himself couldn't cope with it, and voila, it backfired spectacularly on him today when Dougie solved R3 perfectly and beat him in R9. I'm sure if he had opted for 1L like he did in his Prelims, he probably would have fared slightly better although Dougie ultimately sealed his fate with DOVETAILS like I mentioned above. Oh well, sometimes you have to know your limits, and unfortunately, Chris gambled and lost. Chris ends up with 8 Wins and 828 Points while Dougie continues on with 8 Wins and 856 Points, overtaking the very person he defeated today as of the time of writing.

Philip Aston now faces Dougie Mackay come Thursday. Two upsets now, do I foresee a third coming? We'll just have to wait and see...last Quarter-Finals tomorrow, "Hot On the Heels Ex-Cop" Phil Davies vs "Two-Time Finalist after 22 Years" Paul Harper. Who will face Zarte the day after that?

Progress:
QF1 (14 June): Zarte Siempre vs Jan Pask (124 - 19)
QF2 (15 June): Toby McDonald vs Philip Aston (97 - 104)
QF3 (18 June): Chris Thorn vs Dougie Mackay (68 - 97)
QF4 (19 June): Phil Davies vs Paul Harper
SF1 (20 June): Zarte Siempre vs (QF4 Winner)
SF2 (21 June): Philip Aston vs Dougie Mackay
GF (22 June): (SF1 Winner) vs (SF2 Winner)

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)

Post by Toby McDonald » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:53 pm

I remember I actually got R9 playing in the audience, but didn't get it this time. :lol:

Also picked up on a slight little error by Nick. He said that Philip beat me YESTERDAY, rather than FRIDAY.

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)

Post by Owen Carroll » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:14 pm

R1: boast
R2: seeming
R3: 627. I got the 9 a different way. Had I concentrated more, mighta got it at the last second
R4: amino. Was really thinking about zooman and prob would have offered it were I in dougie's place
R5: roads. What about roaders
R6: same way
R7: gossip
R8: maltier
R9: same as dougie
R10: updater. Not in.
R11:saw quidders but ain't in
R12: violated
R13: wallet
R14 750. Wouldn't have scored then
R15 was certain about reservice but no.

Well done dougie and bad luck Chris. It looks like You'd have won against me Chris if it's any consolation. Also, has anyone else noticed that tomorrow's game (his 14th) will be the first time Paul plays in the challenger's chair?

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)

Post by Owen Carroll » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:15 pm

Yeah Chris you'd have won.

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)

Post by Tom S » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:32 pm

Good game- in terms of standard Dougie deserved that- Dovetails was a great spot for a non-apterite. :)

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)

Post by Owen Carroll » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:40 pm

I'm actually surprised I missed dovetails

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)

Post by Ciaran McCarthy » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:15 am

3rd number round:-

10 x 6 x (7+5) - (3+1)

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)

Post by Tim Down » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:06 pm

Ciaran McCarthy wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:15 am
3rd number round:-

10 x 6 x (7+5) - (3+1)
Indeed. Not that complicated, so I was quite surprised Rachel missed it in 30 seconds and then very surprised she didn't get it over the ad break, unless it was cut.

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)

Post by Johnny Canuck » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:21 pm

Minor oddity I noticed during the credits: The clock was reset to its starting position, while after an unsolved conundrum it's usually left in the bottom position with all 30 lights lit.
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