CoC Preliminary 5 Spoilers For Friday January 8th 2016

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CoC Preliminary 5 Spoilers For Friday January 8th 2016

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:02 am

So, we've already reached the week's end, but to finish off our 5 preliminaries this week, we have a "young guns" battle of maths v words.

We have Series 71 semi-finalist (and numbers king, if you read UKGameshows.com's Review of 2014) George Ford, against the Series 69 quarter-finalist, who certainly has plenty of words coming out of her all the time, Jen Steadman. 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Firstly, Series 71 Semi-Finalist George "The Whittlesey Warrior" Ford - 10 Games, 9 Wins, 999 Points. (Average: 99.9)
Highest Score: 114 vs. John Payne (2nd Game)
Lowest Score: 77 vs. Dan McColm (Semi-Final)
9's Achieved: 1/1
Total Points/Max/%: 999/1233 (81%)
Letters Points/Max/%: 597/739 (81%)
Numbers Points/Max/%: 352/394 (89%)
Conundrum Points/Max/%: 50/100 (50%)

Secondly, Series 69 Quarter-Finalist Jen "The Paddock Wood Princess" Steadman - 9 Games, 8 Wins, 1,057 Points. (Average: 117.44)
Highest Score: 130 vs. Ian Toulson (4th Game)
Lowest Score: 104 vs. Peter Etherington (1st Game)
9's Achieved: 5/6
Total Points/Max/%: 1057/1157 (91%)
Letters Points/Max/%: 672/710 (95%)
Numbers Points/Max/%: 325/357 (91%)
Conundrum Points/Max/%: 60/90 (67%)

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:11 pm

James Robinson wrote:Series 69 semi-finalist... Jen Steadman.
Thanks for improving my street cred, but I'm actually Only A Quarter Finalist Jen Steadman ;)
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Post by Bradley Cates » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:19 pm

PERFECTO in R2
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Post by Zarte Siempre » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:19 pm

Remember being confused as to why PERFECT didn't prompt anyone in DC to put the O on the end at the time.
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:31 pm

Zarte Siempre wrote:Remember being confused as to why PERFECT didn't prompt anyone in DC to put the O on the end at the time.
As soon as George said it I saw that, and asked Susie if it was in as they were turning the numbers board around.
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Post by Jojo Apollo » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:01 pm

Good spirited game, well done both. Strong stuff as Nick would say. :)

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Post by Peter Mabey » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:01 pm

Alt first numbers: 50x6+100/(75-25)
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Post by Tony Atkins » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:03 pm

Ford PREFECT would have been more appropriate than Ford PERFECT as it turned out.

Well played Jen!

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Post by Johnny Canuck » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:11 pm

Got the conundrum quickly as, uniquely among those we've seen so far in CoC, it was used before -- anyone know when?
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Post by Dan McColm » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:52 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:Got the conundrum quickly as, uniquely among those we've seen so far in CoC, it was used before -- anyone know when?
It was used at some point in the 30th BC, not sure exactly which game it was though.

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Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:27 pm

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
James Robinson wrote:Series 69 semi-finalist... Jen Steadman.
Thanks for improving my street cred, but I'm actually Only A Quarter Finalist Jen Steadman ;)
Even more bizarrely, I had Quarter-Finalist written down on the stats.... :P :oops:
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Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:29 pm

Dan McColm wrote:
Johnny Canuck wrote:Got the conundrum quickly as, uniquely among those we've seen so far in CoC, it was used before -- anyone know when?
It was used at some point in the 30th BC, not sure exactly which game it was though.
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Post by Jon Corby » Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:08 pm

Great show today, lovely atmosphere to the game. High standard too, obviously (though Jen wasn't as good as Dylan yesterday).

Is there another way to make the 302 other than the standard 4L way? George's little smirk as 302 came out made me lol. Probably not what he was hoping for though!

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Post by Dan McColm » Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:59 pm

Jon Corby wrote: Is there another way to make the 302 other than the standard 4L way? George's little smirk as 302 came out made me lol. Probably not what he was hoping for though!
50x6 = 300, then you can do 100/(75-25) for the 2 to add on

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Post by Jon Corby » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:08 pm

Dan McColm wrote:
Jon Corby wrote: Is there another way to make the 302 other than the standard 4L way? George's little smirk as 302 came out made me lol. Probably not what he was hoping for though!
50x6 = 300, then you can do 100/(75-25) for the 2 to add on
Of course.

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Post by Jon Corby » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:33 pm

By the way, George's other 4l was brilliant (I did a mundane 9*25+100 way). I can't even remember what it was now, but I remember not being able to follow exactly what he'd done. Anyone want to explain?

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Post by Graeme Cole » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:47 pm

Jon Corby wrote:By the way, George's other 4l was brilliant (I did a mundane 9*25+100 way). I can't even remember what it was now, but I remember not being able to follow exactly what he'd done. Anyone want to explain?
((9 + 2) * 50 + 75 * 100) / 25 = 322

He's doing (75 * 100) / 25 which would be 300, but he's adding 550 before dividing by 25 so as to add 22 to the result.

The first time George went through his working, Rachel wrote down an intermediate sum wrong, so when they got to the last step, it was 8100/25 rather than the correct 8050/25. Rachel seemed to have followed the overall reason why the solution worked, so didn't see a problem with his working, but then someone told Rachel in her earpiece that 8100/25 is actually 324, and it looked to me and presumably to most of the audience like George had messed it up.

George said he definitely thought it was right, and then the mistake further up the board was discovered. Fair play to him, he must have been pretty confident that he was right to challenge it like that.

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Post by Jon Corby » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:57 pm

Ah yeah thanks, that makes sense. Really impressive stuff, shame for him that there were more straightforward routes for it (and that the first one was quite routine).

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Post by Steven M. McCann » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:03 pm

Just finished watching this now,yet another high quality game, excellent performance from Jennifer, George didn't do an awful lot wrong.
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Post by Peter Clarke » Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:09 am

Really good game!! George and Jen were both excellent there. George was unlucky in a few of his rounds there.

My 332 method was different, took me a min or two to get (I paused 40D when clock finished, I feel kind of brain dead hence the amount of time to do it, I'm not on form tonight at all)

((((75*2)+9)*50)+100)/25

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Post by Jon Corby » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:41 am

That's a cool method as well. But I'm afraid you declared 332 so you get no points.

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Post by George Pryn » Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:21 pm

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Post by Dave Ricesky » Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:06 pm

SPEARGUN coming up was clearly a bad omen for George (cf. Episode 6054, his other loss)

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Post by David Williams » Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:46 pm

Graeme Cole wrote:The first time George went through his working, Rachel wrote down an intermediate sum wrong, so when they got to the last step, it was 8100/25 rather than the correct 8050/25. Rachel seemed to have followed the overall reason why the solution worked, so didn't see a problem with his working, but then someone told Rachel in her earpiece that 8100/25 is actually 324.
You are the Ref!

Did Rachel do the intermediate sum herself, did George do it wrong, or did George do it right and Rachel write it down wrong? Should George have noticed immediately if the mistake was Rachel's? And all the wonderful variants of when the mistake is discovered and who by. For example, George risks a bizarre nine because he's 15 points down and gets lucky. When the mistake is spotted Jen points out that he wouldn't have gone for it if he'd known he was only five points down.

Thank God it was sorted quickly. We'd be debating it for months.

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Post by Graeme Cole » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:02 pm

David Williams wrote:
Graeme Cole wrote:The first time George went through his working, Rachel wrote down an intermediate sum wrong, so when they got to the last step, it was 8100/25 rather than the correct 8050/25. Rachel seemed to have followed the overall reason why the solution worked, so didn't see a problem with his working, but then someone told Rachel in her earpiece that 8100/25 is actually 324.
You are the Ref!

Did Rachel do the intermediate sum herself, did George do it wrong, or did George do it right and Rachel write it down wrong? Should George have noticed immediately if the mistake was Rachel's? And all the wonderful variants of when the mistake is discovered and who by. For example, George risks a bizarre nine because he's 15 points down and gets lucky. When the mistake is spotted Jen points out that he wouldn't have gone for it if he'd known he was only five points down.

Thank God it was sorted quickly. We'd be debating it for months.
George gave the correct working, but Rachel wrote something down wrong. I don't remember if she accidentally wrote down 7550 for 75*10 or if the mistake was in mis-summing 7500 and 550, but somehow they ended up with 8100 written on the board.

I wouldn't say that the contestant has to know what their intermediate results are, and certainly shouldn't be expected to be on the lookout for the rare instance of Rachel writing a result on the board incorrectly. As long as their working is correct it's fine. No controversy here.

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