Spoilers for Friday 22nd December 2017 (Series 77, GRAND FINAL!)

Discuss anything that happened in recent games. This is the place to post any words you got that beat Dictionary Corner, or numbers games that evaded Rachel.

Moderator: James Robinson

Post Reply
Ray Wilding
Acolyte
Posts: 175
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:32 pm

Spoilers for Friday 22nd December 2017 (Series 77, GRAND FINAL!)

Post by Ray Wilding » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:12 pm

Tom Chafer-Cook vs Bradley Horrocks

GO!

samir pilica
Rookie
Posts: 91
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:30 pm

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd December 2017 (Series 77, GRAND FINAL!)

Post by samir pilica » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:57 pm

Congratulations, Tom. A massive well done to you both !

Ray Wilding
Acolyte
Posts: 175
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:32 pm

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd December 2017 (Series 77, GRAND FINAL!)

Post by Ray Wilding » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:00 pm

Great end to a great series, huge congratulations to Tom and commiserations to Bradley.
Tough conundrum at the end, especially as neither player has had it on Apterous.

Jojo Apollo
Devotee
Posts: 746
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:29 am

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd December 2017 (Series 77, GRAND FINAL!)

Post by Jojo Apollo » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:03 pm

Great game, lads. Well played both, a fitting nail-biting crucial conundrum game between the two top players of the series. :) Many congrats Tom on becoming series champ, well deserved and well done Bradley on being series runner-up. Another top notch series, well done the Countdown team. 8-)


How many times has the finals gone as expected per seeding as in this series?

User avatar
Johnny Canuck
Kiloposter
Posts: 1030
Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:44 pm
Location: Atlantic Canada
Contact:

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd December 2017 (Series 77, GRAND FINAL!)

Post by Johnny Canuck » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:18 pm

Wow. Just... WOW. Congratulations to Tom and commiserations to Bra; this could literally be game of the week if it was the grand final of an Apterous tourney. I'm heading back to bed right about now, but I'm sure I'll have more congrats to give later in the day.

3rd Numbers Alt. ("standard method"?): (25 * 4 + 5) * (6 + 3)
Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:00 pm
Tough conundrum at the end, especially as neither player has had it on Apterous.
Not only that -- it's unpencilled, too!
Jojo Apollo wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:03 pm
How many times has the finals gone as expected per seeding as in this series?
Five previous times, namely Series 23, 25, 45, 63 and 68. (I'm not Rain Man; there's a handy-dandy template listing those instances on the wiki.)
Q: What's black and white and 3D?
A: A zebra in Blender.

Ray Wilding
Acolyte
Posts: 175
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:32 pm

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd December 2017 (Series 77, GRAND FINAL!)

Post by Ray Wilding » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:29 pm

If you considered the plurals of PSILOSIS and/or POLIOSIS to be PSILOSES or POLIOSES (though wiktionary gives both as uncountable) instead of PSILOSISES or POLIOSISES, either would give 8 in R4.

Tom S
Acolyte
Posts: 169
Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:38 pm

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd December 2017 (Series 77, GRAND FINAL!)

Post by Tom S » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:50 pm

Great game. Great show. Great players. Great series. Need I say more? Well done to both!
My scores:
Me:98-100 (Tom) (Couldn't take him to a crucial, but got the conundrum).
Me:105-91 (Bradley) (First and last time I'll beat him!).

Jojo Apollo
Devotee
Posts: 746
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:29 am

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd December 2017 (Series 77, GRAND FINAL!)

Post by Jojo Apollo » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:00 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:18 pm
Jojo Apollo wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:03 pm
How many times has the finals gone as expected per seeding as in this series?
Five previous times, namely Series 23, 25, 45, 63 and 68. (I'm not Rain Man; there's a handy-dandy template listing those instances on the wiki.)
Ah cheers Johnny. :)

I'm assuming Bradley took the risk on the last numbers game to try to get a lead thinking the conundrum would be hard to get as has been the case in many finals.

Gavin Chipper
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 7950
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:37 pm

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd December 2017 (Series 77, GRAND FINAL!)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:04 pm

Tom S wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:50 pm
Great game. Great show. Great players. Great series. Need I say more? Well done to both!
I echo this. Except to add - shit conundrum. Should be a real word.
Last edited by Gavin Chipper on Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:08 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Joyce Phillips
Rookie
Posts: 98
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:25 pm

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd December 2017 (Series 77, GRAND FINAL!)

Post by Joyce Phillips » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:07 pm

Great final played in a great spirit. Well done to you both.

Elliott Mellor
Enthusiast
Posts: 255
Joined: Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:42 pm

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd December 2017 (Series 77, GRAND FINAL!)

Post by Elliott Mellor » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:26 pm

Excellent final, really well done to both players - it could easily have swung either way. That last numbers game really would have been the turning point and I'm sure on apterous you'd have got it Bradley. Think that gets you series runner up time on apto....(you know what I mean by that!)
However, Tom is our series champion and a deserved one too - a consistently strong player and a very nice guy over all - well done!:D

Zubair Patel
Rookie
Posts: 55
Joined: Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:52 pm

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd December 2017 (Series 77, GRAND FINAL!)

Post by Zubair Patel » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:17 pm

Looking at the conundrum scramble, RILEYISMS, it seemed to me the obvious scramble should have been MISSRILEY. So lead me to think MISSRILEY would have made the answer much easier to solve.

Peter Mabey
Devotee
Posts: 964
Joined: Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:15 pm
Location: Harlow

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd December 2017 (Series 77, GRAND FINAL!)

Post by Peter Mabey » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:58 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:04 pm
Tom S wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:50 pm
Great game. Great show. Great players. Great series. Need I say more? Well done to both!
I echo this. Except to add - shit conundrum. Should be a real word.
I concur - however, although I didn't get the conundrum, it is a word I'd had occasion to use in my days in the aerospace industry (back in the fifties, so unsurprisingly forgotten). ;)

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests