Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

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Who will win series 77 of Countdown?

Poll ended at Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:33 pm

(1) Tom Chafer-Cook
8
73%
(2) Bradley Horrocks
2
18%
(3) John Cowen
1
9%
(4) Noel McIlvenny
0
No votes
(5) Eoin Jackson
0
No votes
(6) Michael Pfeffer
0
No votes
(7) James Kennedy
0
No votes
(8) Graeme Staples
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 11

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Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:33 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:24 pm
David Williams wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:23 am
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:28 pm
All spots for the Series 77 finals are now claimed, and there are still seven heats left in the series. If someone wins the next six games and loses the seventh and last heat, and six wins proves to be enough to make it into the Series 78 finals, can this person be entered into the Series 78 finals, or do you need to play at least one game in Series 78 to get in?
The answer seems pretty obvious to me, but shouldn't the question be:-

All spots for the Series 77 finals are now claimed, and there are still seven heats left in the series. If someone wins the next seven games and loses the first heat of series 78, and seven wins proves to be enough to make it into the Series 78 finals, can this person be entered into the Series 78 finals, even though they wouldn't have qualified for the Series 77 finals?
I don't see why not -- at the point when they carry over beyond the Series 77 finals, they become a Series 78 contestant.
And the points from their eighth (losing) game count towards their total.

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Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Post by Ian Birdman » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:30 pm

Hmmmm I'll go:

Tom to win qf by 50 points
Bra to win qf by 40 points
Pfeif to beat cowenmeister by 5 points on an unsolved crucial
Eoin'dog to beat Noelmatron by 7 points on an unsolved crucial

Tom to beat eoin by 35 points
Bra to beat pfeif by 30 points

Tom to beat bra by 25 points

Looking forward to it!

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Post by Tom S » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:35 am

My prediction:
Tom will beat Graeme, can imagine Graeme scoring around 45-60, whilst I'm sure Tom will go past a century.
Similar story with Bradley v James- James will get around 50-65, whilst I re-iterate my previous comment about Tom regarding Bradley.
John v Michael, think this will be quite close, with John winning by 5-20 points, but a surprise by Michael isn't ruled out.
Noel v Eoin, closest of them all I think, will most likely go to a crucial, could go either way but my money's on Noel.

Tom v Noel, Tom to beat Noel by around 20-30 points.
Bradley v John, Think Bradley will beat John by around 20-25 points, but wouldn't be a huge surprise if John gets Brad.

Final: Tom v Bradley- Tom to win by around 30 points.

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Post by Elliott Mellor » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:37 pm

Tom S wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:35 am
My prediction:
Tom will beat Graeme, can imagine Graeme scoring around 45-60, whilst I'm sure Tom will go past a century.
Similar story with Bradley v James- James will get around 50-65, whilst I re-iterate my previous comment about Tom regarding Bradley.
John v Michael, think this will be quite close, with John winning by 5-20 points, but a surprise by Michael isn't ruled out.
Noel v Eoin, closest of them all I think, will most likely go to a crucial, could go either way but my money's on Noel.

Tom v Noel, Tom to beat Noel by around 20-30 points.
Bradley v John, Think Bradley will beat John by around 20-25 points, but wouldn't be a huge surprise if John gets Brad.

Final: Tom v Bradley- Tom to win by around 30 points.
Think Bradley's better than you give him credit for, I'd be very surprised if anyone other than Tom toppled him - and even then I think Bradley at least will run him very close.

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Post by Noel Mc » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:52 pm

Can there be a prize for most accurate predictions?

Having watched/been involved in them all, I can say they're great. I'm biased though.

I will say though, Rufus Hound is awesome. Probably the best thing about the finals.

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Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:49 pm

Noel, I think we should just be done with it and tell them which of us wins...
...I mean the thread title does say 'will contain spoilers' after all! ;)

:::SPOILER ALERT:::

Semi-Final 1 will contain at least one Irish man. :o
:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: S:778-ochamp

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Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Post by Tom S » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:10 pm

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:37 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:35 am
My prediction:
Tom will beat Graeme, can imagine Graeme scoring around 45-60, whilst I'm sure Tom will go past a century.
Similar story with Bradley v James- James will get around 50-65, whilst I re-iterate my previous comment about Tom regarding Bradley.
John v Michael, think this will be quite close, with John winning by 5-20 points, but a surprise by Michael isn't ruled out.
Noel v Eoin, closest of them all I think, will most likely go to a crucial, could go either way but my money's on Noel.

Tom v Noel, Tom to beat Noel by around 20-30 points.
Bradley v John, Think Bradley will beat John by around 20-25 points, but wouldn't be a huge surprise if John gets Brad.

Final: Tom v Bradley- Tom to win by around 30 points.
Think Bradley's better than you give him credit for, I'd be very surprised if anyone other than Tom toppled him - and even then I think Bradley at least will run him very close.
Yep, actually think that my final prediction was a bit generous in Tom's direction, and perhaps would lower my estimation by about 10 points, meaning that Tom will probably win by about 20 points. Agree, that it could be close, but think that Tom (just) has the advantage in the letters over Bradley (who's letters are definitely not be sniffed that).

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Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Post by Tom S » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:11 pm

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:49 pm
Noel, I think we should just be done with it and tell them which of us wins...
...I mean the thread title does say 'will contain spoilers' after all! ;)

:::SPOILER ALERT:::

Semi-Final 1 will contain at least one Irish man. :o
SHOCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

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