CoC Quarter-Final 2 Spoilers For Friday January 15th 2016

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CoC Quarter-Final 2 Spoilers For Friday January 15th 2016

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:27 am

So, we're about to end the second of our three week search to find the 14th Champion of Champions. Giles Hutchings is our first semi-finalist, but who will he play on Wednesday for a place in the grand final :? :?:

Yesterday's match was a battle of the series champs, today is a battle of the series runners-up, as the 2nd placers from 2013 go head-to-head with Andy Platt taking on Dylan Taylor.

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Firstly, Series 68 Runner-Up Andy "The Salford Superstorm" Platt - 12 Games, 11 Wins, 1,308 Points. (Average: 109) (4 Games In 15.3 Format, 8 Games In 15.4 Format)
Highest Score: 120 vs. Josh Young (7th Game) and vs. Eileen Taylor (Semi-Final)
Lowest Score: 86 vs. Giles Hutchings (Grand Final)
9's Achieved: 7/9
Total Points/Max/%: 1308/1529 (86%)
Letters Points/Max/%: 873/990 (88%)
Numbers Points/Max/%: 365/419 (87%)
Conundrum Points/Max/%: 70/120 (58%)

Secondly, Series 69 Runner-Up Dylan "The Malpas Mutilator" Taylor - 12 Games, 11 Wins, 1,439 Points. (Average: 119.92)
Highest Score: 129 vs. Leone Mitchell (6th Game)
Lowest Score: 108 vs. Gemma Church (Quarter-Final)
9's Achieved: 6/8
Total Points/Max/%: 1439/1559 (92%)
Letters Points/Max/%: 914/965 (95%)
Numbers Points/Max/%: 465/474 (98%)
Conundrum Points/Max/%: 60/120 (50%)

I predicted that this would be a cracker of a game. I wonder if I was proved right.... :? :? :? :?: :?: :?:

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Post by James Laverty » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:54 pm

What a crap game! Couldn't they get decent players for a Champions of Champions????


















Just kidding guys, I had heard a lot about this one and it didn't disappoint. Fantastic performances from both Dylan and Andy and one to talk about for years to come
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Post by Jojo Apollo » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:55 pm

WOW!!! :o Super game, must be a combined record score? Very well done lads, this is now best game of the series so far. :D

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Post by Jack Worsley » Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:00 pm

Jojo Apollo wrote:WOW!!! :o Super game, must be a combined record score? Very well done lads, this is now best game of the series so far. :D
The 30BC final is still the highest aggregate score but Andy's 125 beats the previous highest losing score by 8. Still, awesome game! I had also heard a bit about this one and I was expecting a cracker, and you two truly delivered. Amazing speed by Dylan on the conundrum. Unlucky Andy, URNFIELDS was a fantastic spot and welcome to the lost-with-13-maxes club*. ;) One of the best games I've ever seen, well done to you both for your brilliant performances.

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Post by Jojo Apollo » Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:07 pm

Jack Worsley wrote:
Jojo Apollo wrote:WOW!!! :o Super game, must be a combined record score? Very well done lads, this is now best game of the series so far. :D
The 30BC final is still the highest aggregate score and Andy's 125 beats the previous highest losing score by 8. Still, awesome game! I had also heard a bit about this one and I was expecting a cracker, and you two truly delivered. Amazing speed by Dylan on the conundrum. Unlucky Andy, URNFIELDS was a fantastic spot and welcome to the lost-with-13-maxes club. ;) One of the best games I've ever seen, well done to you both for your brilliant performances.
Ah yeah, cheers Jack. :)

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Post by Dave Ricesky » Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:12 pm

3rd numbers alt: (25 * 50 + 6) * 75 / 100 = 942

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Post by Steven M. McCann » Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:16 pm

Congratulations to both players on serving up a classic, the result was always in doubt till the very end.
URNFIELDS has to be the spot of the competition so far.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:01 pm

What a crap game! Couldn't they get decent players for a Champions of Champions????














Not even kidding. Fuck, that was awful.

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Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:33 pm

Steven M. McCann wrote:Congratulations to both players on serving up a classic, the result was always in doubt till the very end.
URNFIELDS has to be the spot of the competition so far.
Having been in the audience for the series finals 3 weeks earlier, I remembered seeing URNFIELD for the first time, but completely missed the plural (and the singular) this time. :P

WHAT AN UNBELIEVABLE GAME THAT WAS :!: :!: :!:

It had just about everything, brilliant 9's, high-scoring atmosphere, 2 players right at the top of their game, 27 maxes between them as well. Such a shame one of them had to lose, but well done Dylan, and commiserations, Andy.

Giles v Dylan in the semis on Wednesday already looks like another cracker in the making :!: :!: :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:
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Post by Ryan Taylor » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:56 pm

I caught thisfrom the first interval and I have to say it was fantastic. Very hard luck to Andy. "One mistake" as Andy put it at the end sums up the standard we are now at as this tournament progresses as that was his only error all game and it ended up costing him. And well done to Dylan to overcome 2 9's. The 9's count btw is off the scale so far. It seems like there are more than 1 in most games so far! Wonder what the average is so far?

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:02 pm

I suppose the question is - was Andy showboating, or was that the only solution he had?

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Post by Heather Styles » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:02 pm

Who knows. URNFIELDS was quality. Vwp both.
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Post by Thomas Carey » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:29 pm

If you're a decent fourlargeist (now valid, probably), like Andy obviously is, then (25*50+6)*75/100 is a reasonably easy spot. Incredibly unlucky, Andy, you were so close to taking out a giant and giving us a s68 final rematch. Terrific performance from both there, wp lads.
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Post by Dave Preece » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:19 pm

I'd say show-boating!

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:05 am

He wasn't showboating. He thought he'd seen it the way he was going straight away and then didn't bother looking for another way, only realising he'd sodded up much later.

When it was filmed, he went through the whole solution, including the repeated 6 and it wasn't immediately noticed. He had to refilm it the way it appeared once it had been discovered.
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Post by Tom » Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:00 pm

What a brilliant game yesterday - it had everything. Congrats to Dylan and commiserations to Andy.

I've been watching this C of C avidly and its been brilliant and no doubt the final week will be the same. I just hope after this C of C the next one isn't as far away.

I have no idea on any remaining results but I just hope it isn't Dylan who wins the whole thing. Though I reckon he doesn't mean it at times, he seems to have no humility and only seems to care about stats and maxes. I know he has his quirks but reminding Nick you're still the record holder is just stupid - everyone who cares will already know!!
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Post by Jon Corby » Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:19 pm

That's unnecessarily harsh on Dylan IMO. In fact I would say the "camaraderie" was noticeably more one-way in this episode than others where it has been more reciprocal.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:17 pm

At the risk of agreeing with Corby, I think Dylan generally comes across quite well on the television.

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Post by Conor » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:19 am

Epic match.

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Post by George Pryn » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:44 am

Dylan's obsession should be seen as adorable not annoying, isn't it a tad silly to write from your Countdown account on a Countdown forum that someone seems a bit too into Countdown?

I love Dylan and think everyone should pipe down a bit.

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Post by Conor » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:55 pm

George Pryn wrote: I love Dylan and think everyone should pipe down a bit.
everyone?

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Post by Tom » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:31 pm

George Pryn wrote:Dylan's obsession should be seen as adorable not annoying, isn't it a tad silly to write from your Countdown account on a Countdown forum that someone seems a bit too into Countdown?

I love Dylan and think everyone should pipe down a bit.
Hi George, no I don't think it is. Yes it probably is adorable in it's own sense but doing things like calling yourself a Countdown legend on your own Twitter page and holding the points and maxes record to me is just a bit ridiculous in my view and looks a bit prattish. If Dylan or indeed anyone else is too fixated with things like stats and maxes I just think it would detract from the enjoyment of playing the game.

As I said in my last message, I've thoroughly enjoyed this C of C and I hope all viewers like it too (my guess is they will). Given how many Apterous players there are, I think there was a potential danger of the tournament being like an Apterous exhibition show but its been anything but and the games have been played in good nature and the camaraderie has been obvious.

Maybe I'm just old fashioned in that when I did a C of C many years ago Apterous wasn't around, stats were really nothing more than what your aggregate Octochamp total & wins/losses were and the concept of max games and how many maxes you can get wasn't something that was ever brought up. It was competitive and people wanted to win, but we weren't obsessive.
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:37 pm

Tom wrote:Maybe I'm just old fashioned in that when I did a C of C many years ago Apterous wasn't around, stats were really nothing more than what your aggregate Octochamp total & wins/losses were and the concept of max games and how many maxes you can get wasn't something that was ever brought up. It was competitive and people wanted to win, but we weren't obsessive.
We're long past that point. He's the most vocal about it but certainly not the only person who cares too much about stats, and while his bragging/endless quoting of his stats can be quite annoying, others have been far more obnoxious either in private or public with regards to caring too much.

FWIW I thought Dylan came across much better in his intros than he had previously for his octorun and finals, if rather dour still while picking vowels/consonants.
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Post by Heather Styles » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:27 pm

Surely one of the positive things about Countdown is that it selects contestants on the strength of their playing ability and not on how well they are likely to come across on screen? The contestants are then free to do what they do best, i.e. play the game, while leaving the chit-chat and flimflam to the professionals (of course, that's not to say that a bit of banter with contestants can't add to the entertainment value of the show). Given Countdown's own selection criteria, it seems a bit much to publicly criticise players for not, in our opinion, coming across well on screen.

Also, isn't being obsessive an essential characteristic of being a high-quality competitor? I can't think of any top sportspeople who are criticised for being single-minded in their pursuit of victory. They might say some slightly dickish things along the way (why, oh why, was the record holder thing not edited out?) and we might like them less as a result, but it cannot undermine their achievements. During the recordings of CoC, Dylan seemed to stay remarkably focused on the game and to detach himself from the amateur dramatics going on in the green room.

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Post by Andy Platt » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:19 pm

Jennifer Steadman wrote:I thought Dylan came across much better in his intros than he had previously for his octorun and finals, if rather dour still while picking vowels/consonants.
This.
Zarte Siempre wrote:He wasn't showboating. He thought he'd seen it the way he was going straight away and then didn't bother looking for another way, only realising he'd sodded up much later.
This... I totally missed that 942 was divisible by 6 and that a "937.5"-style method wasn't necessary at all. Without the studio pressure I guess I'd have seen either 1256*75/100 or 157*6. Oh well.


But yeah, cheers guys, class game to be part of.

After not playing particularly well against David in the first round, I wasn't expecting much against Dylan, probably an attritional 120-80 loss or something, so this game surpassed all of my expectations, even if I still lost. A few comments on Facebook and Twitter said it was the best game in the show's history - I think that's going a bit far maybe, but it was certainly entertaining and enjoyable, not to mention the standard.

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Post by Jon O'Neill » Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:53 am

Heather Styles wrote:the amateur dramatics going on in the green room
Go on....

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:30 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Heather Styles wrote:the amateur dramatics going on in the green room
Go on....
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Post by Heather Styles » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:35 pm

Sorry, I won't elaborate. For starters, I was probably a bit of a dick sometimes in the green room. My point was, really, that someone can come across not especially well on screen but it need not cloud our judgement of them as a player and/or person.
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Post by Heather Styles » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:59 pm

Heather Styles wrote:Sorry, I won't elaborate. For starters, I was probably a bit of a dick sometimes in the green room. My point, really, was that someone can come across not especially well on screen but it need not cloud our judgement of them as a player and/or person.

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Post by James Laverty » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:33 pm

Heather Styles wrote:During the recordings of CoC, Dylan seemed to stay remarkably focused on the game and to detach himself from the amateur dramatics going on in the green room.
This is a very accurate comment. On the morning of the final day of the recording, when Dylan came into the green room, he was incredibly focused and not his normal chatty self. He said "hello" to me and that was about it and didn't join in with the various other convos going on.
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Post by Ryan Taylor » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:48 pm

Dylan sounds like a professional to me. He deserves to win it, unlike you other part-timers.

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