Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

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Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Post by Thomas Carey » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:01 pm

How's Adam going to end his run? Another 7 time winner? The first octochamp of the series? Will he score more than 74 with a win to avoid the unfortunate record? Find out in like an hour I guess
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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Post by Tom S » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:39 pm

Thomas Carey wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:01 pm
How's Adam going to end his run? Another 7 time winner? The first octochamp of the series? Will he score more than 74 with a win to avoid the unfortunate record? Find out in like an hour I guess
Judging by it so far, yes to all bar being a 7 time winner.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Post by Ray Wilding » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:43 pm

AFFEER in R11.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Post by Tom S » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:55 pm

Well done Adam- best I had seen him play today.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Post by Ryan Lam » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:59 pm

He's done it and ended the Octochamp drought at last!! Two months of a dry spell finally ended today! :D I was hoping third time lucky and it worked!

Let's hope for more in the remaining four months we have! On a sidenote I seriously hope Lewis and Bob can make it to the Finals...only time will tell...but irl they themselves will know in 12 days from now.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Post by Tom S » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:03 pm

Craig would have done better on a different day and actually thought he was better than yesterday's challenger.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Post by Owen Carroll » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:56 pm

Finally an octochamp! But unfortunately he's got the lowest octochamp score of the new 15 round format.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Post by Tom S » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:42 pm

Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:56 pm
Finally an octochamp! But unfortunately he's got the lowest octochamp score of the new 15 round format.
Why is it unfortunate, out of interest?

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Post by Tony Atkins » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:50 pm

I foolishly went for expiral (x) in round 10.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Post by Owen Carroll » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:15 am

Tom S wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:56 pm
Finally an octochamp! But unfortunately he's got the lowest octochamp score of the new 15 round format.
Why is it unfortunate, out of interest?
Well I'd hate it if it was me was all I was trying to say

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:14 am

Tom S wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:56 pm
Finally an octochamp! But unfortunately he's got the lowest octochamp score of the new 15 round format.
Why is it unfortunate, out of interest?
I think you're trolling a bit there. I think any other forumer could have got away with what Owen said!

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Post by Tom S » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:03 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:14 am
Tom S wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:56 pm
Finally an octochamp! But unfortunately he's got the lowest octochamp score of the new 15 round format.
Why is it unfortunate, out of interest?
I think you're trolling a bit there. I think any other forumer could have got away with what Owen said!
Just thought Owen's comment was a bit rude (nothing against him personally) and wondered why he personally thought having Adam's octototal was so unfortunate when he octo'd (which is surely the main achievement in my view, and for Adam ,probably, too) . Not intentionally trying to troll! :)

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:33 am

Tom S wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:03 am
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:14 am
Tom S wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:42 pm


Why is it unfortunate, out of interest?
I think you're trolling a bit there. I think any other forumer could have got away with what Owen said!
Just thought Owen's comment was a bit rude (nothing against him personally) and wondered why he personally thought having Adam's octototal was so unfortunate when he octo'd (which is surely the main achievement in my view, and for Adam ,probably, too) . Not intentionally trying to troll! :)
Fair enough.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Post by Keith Bennett » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:45 am

Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:56 pm
Finally an octochamp! But unfortunately he's got the lowest octochamp score of the new 15 round format.
He's fortunate to be an octochamp at all. There are plenty of good players who've turned up and would have beaten him, but were unfortunate enough to be taking on the likes of Zarte or Tom C-C or whoever.

It struck me that he didn't help the potential max quite a few times by picking a 6th consonant instead of a 4th vowel. Presumably his numbers scores will be amongst the lowest for an octochamp too.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Post by Owen Carroll » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:58 am

Keith Bennett wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:45 am
Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:56 pm
Finally an octochamp! But unfortunately he's got the lowest octochamp score of the new 15 round format.
He's fortunate to be an octochamp at all. There are plenty of good players who've turned up and would have beaten him, but were unfortunate enough to be taking on the likes of Zarte or Tom C-C or whoever.

It struck me that he didn't help the potential max quite a few times by picking a 6th consonant instead of a 4th vowel. Presumably his numbers scores will be amongst the lowest for an octochamp too.
Yeah fair point

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Post by Peter Mabey » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:52 pm

What is unfortunate is that it is probable that as other octochamps come along he'll be pushed further and further down the list of seeds - although I don't think there are enough rounds left for him to lose a final place altogether.

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