Spoilers for Thursday December 12th 2013 (S69 QF1)

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Spoilers for Thursday December 12th 2013 (S69 QF1)

Post by Jordan F » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:44 am

After 111 prelims, we have the first Quarterfinal of this series. Our first clash of the finalists is between the number 1 seed, Dylan "I'd Say The Power But That'd Be Copyright Infringement" Taylor, versus the number 8 seed Gemma "The Mother of all Competitors" Church. Gemma has improved quite drastically since her run, but Dylan is the all time record holder. We'll see who will make it to the semi final.

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Post by James Robinson » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:54 am

Now, time for those all important stats, which don't make good reading for Gemma...............:

Firstly, No.1 Seed Dylan "The Hampton Hurricane" Taylor - 8 Wins, 974 Points. (Average: 121.75)
Highest Score: 129 vs. Leone Mitchell (6th Game)
Lowest Score: 113 vs. Dominic James (4th Game)
9's Achieved: 4/6
Total Points/Max/%: 974/1050 (93%)
Letters Points/Max/%: 613/653 (94%)
Numbers Points/Max/%: 311/317 (98%)
Conundrum Points/Max/%: 50/80 (63%)

Secondly, No.8 Seed Gemma "The Huntingdon Hammer" Church - 6 Wins, 602 Points. (Average: 86)
Highest Score: 102 vs. Steve Saunders (1st Game)
Lowest Score: 62 vs. Peter Etherington (7th Game)
9's Achieved: 0/4
Total Points/Max/%: 602/904 (67%)
Letters Points/Max/%: 349/554 (63%)
Numbers Points/Max/%: 223/280 (80%)
Conundrum Points/Max/%: 30/70 (43%)
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Post by sean d » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:31 am

Great set of knockout games in prospect. Is it too late/pointless to say good luck Gemma! Hopefully the hard work on Apterous will help her to at least keep Dylan close

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Post by Adam Gillard » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:42 pm

Rachel totally had the hots for Dylan earlier in the series. What we all really want to know is if this went any further at the finals.
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)

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:19 pm

MUCOSAE as a R2 equaller.

(Which I don't think I saw at the time)
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Post by JackHurst » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:20 pm

Great 4L solve by Dylan.

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Post by JackHurst » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:55 pm

Oof, he's bottled the max game on an easy conundrum. Hard lucl Dylan, excellent performance though.

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Post by Tony Atkins » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:56 pm

Great play by Dylan for a 14 max - shame about the tricky conundrum - and brave try by Gemma.

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Post by Jojo Apollo » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:58 pm

Excellent performance again from Dylan, great first numbers round. 8-) Well done to Gemma also for making the quarters.

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Post by Callum Todd » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:59 pm

Gemma worked hard on her 4L before the finals, so for Dylan to request for 4L in the first numbers round and then beat her at it with a fantastic solve must have been a real psychological blow to her. A good performance nonetheless, and very impressive stuff from Dylan. A shame about missing that Jen-inspired conundrum though.
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:00 pm

Callum Todd wrote:Jen-inspired conundrum
8-) ;) :D :geek: :ugeek: :twisted:
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Post by Callum Todd » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:01 pm

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Callum Todd wrote:Jen-inspired conundrum
8-) ;) :D :geek: :ugeek: :twisted:
James-inspired reply.
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Post by Jack Worsley » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:02 pm

Great performance by Dylan and unlucky to get what I thought was a difficult conundrum and miss out on a max game. Great effort, Gemma, you'd have won most games easily with that performance but it would have taken something very special to have beaten Dylan. You've improved your game a lot since your heats and it really showed today.
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:03 pm

Callum Todd wrote:
Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Callum Todd wrote:Jen-inspired conundrum
8-) ;) :D :geek: :ugeek: :twisted:
James-inspired reply.
Well, Dylan did get a MAX GA- oh wait
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Post by Callum Todd » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:04 pm

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Callum Todd wrote:James-inspired reply.
Well, Dylan did get a MAX GA- oh wait
MATE, that was too soon. LOTS too soon.
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Post by Eoin Monaghan » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:49 pm

Callum Todd wrote:
Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Callum Todd wrote:James-inspired reply.
Well, Dylan did get a MAX GA- oh wait
MATE, that was too soon. LOTS too soon.
Is this a spoiler?

Well played Dylan and unlucky on the max. Commiserations to Gemma as well!

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:53 pm

Callum Todd wrote:
Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Callum Todd wrote:James-inspired reply.
Well, Dylan did get a MAX GA- oh wait
MATE, that was too soon. LOTS too soon.
:D
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Post by Callum Todd » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:58 pm

Eoin Monaghan wrote:
Callum Todd wrote: MATE, that was too soon. LOTS too soon.
Is this a spoiler?

Well played Dylan and unlucky on the max. Commiserations to Gemma as well!
No spoiler. Just a shit joke. And you're right; let's not drag too much attention away from Gemma. She did brilliantly, and I hope Nick's wish to see her again will be granted.
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Post by Gemma Church » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:05 pm

Hiya,

Thanks everyone - I’m chuffed to just scored points against a player of Dylan’s calibre. It wasn’t quite the whitewash that I (and everyone else) was expecting!!

Brilliantly played by Dylan - and a massive good luck to all those left in the competition. I had to dash off after filming my game so have no idea of the final result, can’t wait to watch!

Also, as some of you are aware, I’m expecting baby number 2 at the start of next year so I’ll be bowing out of all things Countdown during 2014 to concentrate on my new mini person and trying to keep my jewellery business afloat (www.starstealer.com for a shameless plug - and it’s not too late to get a Christmas order in!!).

It was fab to meet all the lovely quarter finalists and thanks to all the apterous bods who’ve helped me improve my game over the last few months. I dread to think what the final score would have been without all your help!

I hope I’ll see you all on the other side and to attend some events in 2015 - if my brain hasn’t completely dissolved to mush by then :)

So au revoir for now - I’ve had a blast!

Gemma "The Mother of all Competitors" Church xxx

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Post by James S Roper » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:18 pm

((9x8x6)+1+1)/2=167 for R9 - pretty chuffed with that! Though well done Dylan for ending my 179 show winning streak against the TV :P.

Very well done both today, absolutely insane standard! Shame to see you go Gemma but good luck for 2014 onwards :)

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Post by Eoin Monaghan » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:25 pm

Callum Todd wrote:
Eoin Monaghan wrote:
Callum Todd wrote: MATE, that was too soon. LOTS too soon.
Is this a spoiler?

Well played Dylan and unlucky on the max. Commiserations to Gemma as well!
No spoiler. Just a shit joke. And you're right; let's not drag too much attention away from Gemma. She did brilliantly, and I hope Nick's wish to see her again will be granted.
Haha, sorry! Mark kindly explained it to me (been out of the show-watching loop for a bit now). Carry on! :)

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Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:51 pm

Gemma is incredibly gracious, Dylan is incredibly good at Countdown and incredibly attractive, and Callum has slotted himself right into C4C incredibly well.

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:06 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:Gemma is incredibly gracious, Dylan is incredibly good at Countdown and incredibly attractive, and Callum has slotted himself right into C4C incredibly well.
:lol:
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Post by Martin Thompson » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:11 pm

Think I'll need to practice my 4 large numbers after seeing that. Letters were fine but I never saw PINOUT. It's not in the Collins Scrabble Dictionary.

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Post by Martin Thompson » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:15 pm

James S Roper wrote:((9x8x6)+1+1)/2=167 for R9 - pretty chuffed with that! Though well done Dylan for ending my 179 show winning streak against the TV :P.
I did (9+1) X (8x2) + 6 + 1. Try to make use of 10s if I can.

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Post by Mark Deeks » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:23 pm

James S Roper wrote:((9x8x6)+1+1)/2=167 for R9 - pretty chuffed with that!
That's 217
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Post by James S Roper » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:04 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:
James S Roper wrote:((9x8x6)+1+1)/2=167 for R9 - pretty chuffed with that!
That's 217
..... It is, and that's why I hate 6 small.

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:09 pm

James S Roper wrote:
Mark Deeks wrote:
James S Roper wrote:((9x8x6)+1+1)/2=167 for R9 - pretty chuffed with that!
That's 217
..... It is, and that's why I hate 6 small.
I wonder how many of your winning streak you actually lost by presuming you weren't being a fucktard.
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Post by Philip Wilson » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:11 pm

Alt 1st numbers: (50/10 x 75) - (6 x (100/25)) = 351 but after 30 seconds.
Didn't get 2nd numbers at all so therefore thought that was an even better solve by Dylan and Gemma!

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Post by Graeme Cole » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:50 pm

Gemma, well played today. Playing Dylan is never an easy task and you made a good score against someone who was unbeatable for the first 14 rounds. All the best for 2014, and we all look forward to seeing you at events in the future.

Dylan... good.

All right... very good. :P

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Post by Adam Gillard » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:25 am

Was that 14-10 in maxes? And if so, is that a record for a regular series? Unbelievable standard from both of you, and unlucky Dylan to miss out on the max game. Gemma, you played very well and can certainly hold your head high. Dylan, you lived up to my very high expectations of you as well!

Shame Rachel didn't flirt with you this time (on camera), but we'll see what happens with your semi (pun intended).
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)

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:05 pm

James S Roper wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:18 pm
((9x8x6)+1+1)/2=167 for R9 - pretty chuffed with that! Though well done Dylan for ending my 179 show winning streak against the TV :P.

Very well done both today, absolutely insane standard! Shame to see you go Gemma but good luck for 2014 onwards :)
I know I'm several years late to this, but I did think this sounded very impressive at the time, and meant to see how far back that went (other than 179 games) but then forgot about it. This game that it the subject of this thread is episode 5833 according to the wiki, so your 179-game run would have been games 5654 to 5832. Episode 5654 was actually the 30th birthday final between Conor Travers and Jack Hurst, so maybe the run started the game after, because that would be quite a game to start with! But even then, it must include the entire next series, including all 11 games of the series winner Giles Hutchings (as well as Andy Platt's games), and then the entire octoruns of series 69, including Glen Webb, Jen Steadman and Dylan Taylor himself, who you finally lost to today. That's quite a run.

And for those who have only watched up to this episode, I won't spoil what happens when James does get on the show.

(By the way, this isn't meant as some sort of sarcastic post doubting your achievement, but I am fascinated by the claim.)

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Post by Elliott Mellor » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:13 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:05 pm
James S Roper wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:18 pm
((9x8x6)+1+1)/2=167 for R9 - pretty chuffed with that! Though well done Dylan for ending my 179 show winning streak against the TV :P.

Very well done both today, absolutely insane standard! Shame to see you go Gemma but good luck for 2014 onwards :)
I know I'm several years late to this, but I did think this sounded very impressive at the time, and meant to see how far back that went (other than 179 games) but then forgot about it. This game that it the subject of this thread is episode 5833 according to the wiki, so your 179-game run would have been games 5654 to 5832. Episode 5654 was actually the 30th birthday final between Conor Travers and Jack Hurst, so maybe the run started the game after, because that would be quite a game to start with! But even then, it must include the entire next series, including all 11 games of the series winner Giles Hutchings (as well as Andy Platt's games), and then the entire octoruns of series 69, including Glen Webb, Jen Steadman and Dylan Taylor himself, who you finally lost to today. That's quite a run.

And for those who have only watched up to this episode, I won't spoil what happens when James does get on the show.

(By the way, this isn't meant as some sort of sarcastic post doubting your achievement, but I am fascinated by the claim.)
The calculation does not equal 167 either, so that's 10 points he defo didn't get in this game :P

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