Series 79 Player Analysis.

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Series 79 Player Analysis.

Post by Tom S » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:32 am

Hi all,

After some prompting, think it may be good to start looking at some of the player who are in contention with becoming a finalist/already are.

Shall be interesting.

Starting off with Martin May:

Wins: 8
Current Seed: 1
Points: 839 (104.9 per game)
Maxes: 61/120 (51%)

Letters Maximums: 34 /80 (43%)
Badged Words:(7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant on Countdown before at time of broadcast):5
Medalled Words: (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant or DC on CD before at time of broadcast): 1
Badged Words: Taproots, Sidearms, Fistula (probably taken from the game before when it was done as a declaration by DC :) ), Normalise, Lousiest.
Medalled Words: Defrosts

Numbers Maximums: 21/32 (66%)
6S: 0/5
1L: 12/12 (100%)
2L: 9/12 (75%)
3L: 1/3 (33%)
4L; N/A

Conundrum Count: 6/8 (75%)
6 Won, 0 Lost, 2 Unsolved

So, Martin is #1 at the moment by a clear point margin, and I think he does outclass most of those below him in many areas. His numbers, although, may seem to be polar opposites, in terms of the max count for his 6S and 1L, but in reality, his 6S have been tricky, and he has been generally very close with some good solves. His letters are strong, but what one can infer from these stats is that he is an incredibly strong player, who has shown great consistency throughout, and would be a solid bet for lifting up the RWM Trophy in December.

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Re: Series 79 Player Analysis.

Post by Tom S » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:54 pm

Now for Mike Daysley....

Wins: 8
Current Seed: 2
Points: 786 (98.3 per game)
Maxes: 61 /120 (51%)

Letters Maximums: 30 /80 (37.5%)
Badged Words:1
Medalled Words: 4
B: Overamp
M: Panderer, Foodery, Against, Beamish

Numbers Statistics: 28/32 (87.5%)
6S: N/a
1L: 19/23 (82.6%)
2L: 8/8 (100%)
3L: 1/1 (100%)
4L: N/a

Conundrum record: 3/8 (37.5%)
Solved 3, Lost 3, Unsolved 2

Despite there being over 50 points between them, I would have been surprised to see that Mike would have similar stats to Martin, solely on the basis of points total alone, yet Mike's numbers percentage are very good- and let's forget about the factor of the stupidly easy ones in his first game :). Looks like a good contender to do well in my books :)
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Re: Series 79 Player Analysis.

Post by Tom S » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:42 pm

Stats for Robin Johnson.

Wins: 8
Current Seed: 3
Points: 745 (93.1 per game)
Maxes: 48/120 (40%)

Letters Maximums: 26/80 (32.5 %)
Badged Words: 2
Medalled Words: 4
B: Sultrier, Profaned
M: Biffing, Trooping, Redacted, Terminate

Numbers Maximums: 21/32 (65.6 %)
6S: 0/2
1L: 17/24 (70.8%)
2L: 3/5 (75%)
3L: 1/1 (100%)
4L: 1/1 (100%)

Conundrums Solved: 1/8 (12.5%)
Solved 1, Lost 3, Unsolved 3

Won't lie, but Robin's octorun is one of my favourites of all time considering his start, and then to see him bloom into a real contender this series has been great to watch. Stat wise, he is on a par with Martin on his numbers, has the worst letters stats of the 3, but has the most Badged and Medalled words combined. All very intriguing stuff which makes it interesting to see what happens in the finals......

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Re: Series 79 Player Analysis.

Post by Tom S » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:39 pm

Dave Ashton

Wins: 8
Current Seed:4
Points: 739 (92.4 per game)
Total Maxes: 41/120 (34.2 %)

Letters Maxes: 23 /80 (28.8%)
Badged Words: 1
Medalled Words: 2
B: Lemonades
M: Requests, Filterer.

Numbers Maxes: 16 /32 (50%)
6S: N/A
1L: 10/23 (43.7 %)
2L: 4/6 (75%)
3L: 1/1 (100%)
4L: 1/2 (50%)

Conundrums: 2/8 (25%)
Solved 2, Lost 2, Unsolved 4.

In honesty, Dave's letters stats ought to be a bit stronger if he wants to be in contention for the crown. Nevertheless, I do not think that the numbers statistics do him justice, as, although he has blanked 1 or 2 sums, I'd favour his numbers skills over Mike and Robin's. Additionally, he is far from "ORFUL", as his first conundrum suggested :)
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Re: Series 79 Player Analysis.

Post by Tom S » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:41 pm

Tom S wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:39 pm
Dave Ashton

Wins: 8
Current Seed:4
Points: 739 (92.4 per game)
Total Maxes: 41/120 (34.2 %)

Letters Maxes: 23 /80 (28.8%)
Badged Words: 1
Medalled Words: 2
B: Lemonades
M: Requests, Filterer.

Numbers Maxes: 16 /32 (50%)
6S: N/A
1L: 10/23 (43.7 %)
2L: 4/6 (75%)
3L: 1/1 (100%)
4L: 1/2 (50%)

Conundrums: 2/8 (25%)
Solved 2, Lost 2, Unsolved 4.

In honesty, Dave's letters stats ought to be a bit stronger if he wants to be in contention for the crown. Nevertheless, I do not think that the numbers statistics do him justice, as, although he has blanked 1 or 2 sums, I'd favour his numbers skills over Mike and Robin's. Additionally, he is a far from "ORFUL", as his first conundrum suggested :)
Ignore this. Do not know why it has duplicated things :)

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Re: Series 79 Player Analysis.

Post by Tom S » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:37 pm

Tony Manwani

Wins: 8
Current Seed: 5
Points: 715 (89.4 per game)
Overall Maximums: 40 /120 (33.3%)

Letters Maximums: 18 /80 (22.5%)
Badged Words: N/A
Medalled Words: 3
B: N/A
M: Dwarfing, Hobbies, Additive

Numbers Maximum: 17/32 (53.1%)
6S: 5/15 (33.3%)
1L: 8/9 (88.9%)
2L: 3/6 (50 %)
3L: 0/1
4L: 1/1 (100%)

Conundrum Solves: 5/8 (62.5%)
Solved 5, Lost 0, Unsolved 3

Tony has got a good record on the conundrums- one of the best we have seen this series. His numbers are generally consistent too, though he has had quite a fair few blanks on them. Nevertheless, I feel as if Tony has more to give. Maybe this will be demonstrated in the finals.....
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Re: Series 79 Player Analysis.

Post by Tom S » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:22 pm

Tom S wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:37 pm
Tony Manwani

Wins: 8
Current Seed: 5
Points: 715
Overall Maximums: 40 /120 (33.3%)

Letters Maximums: 18 /80 (22.5%)
Badged Words: N/A
Medalled Words: 3
B: N/A
M: Dwarfing, Hobbies, Additive

Numbers Maximum: 17/32 (53.1%)
6S: 5/15 (33.3%)
1L: 8/9 (88.9%)
2L: 3/6 (50 %)
3L: 0/1
4L: 1/1 (100%)

Conundrum Solves: 5/8 (62.5%)
Solved 5, Lost 0, Unsolved 3

Tony has got a good record on the conundrums- one of the best we have seen this series. His numbers are generally consistent too, though he has had quite a fair few blanks on them. Nevertheless, I feel as if Tony has more to give. Maybe this will be demonstrated in the finals.....
Also a fun fact in the sense that all of Tony's Medalled Words were the first 3 letters maxes in his run..... Please do give me a bell if I have done errors as none of the stat compiling has been plain sailing as I have miscalculated on a few but have since made adjustments.....

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Re: Series 79 Player Analysis

Post by Tom S » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:19 am

Time for the stats on Kiwi Alan Duval.....

Wins: 8
Current Seed: 6
Points: 674 (84.3 per game)
Total Maximums: 48/120 (40%)

Letters Maximums: 30/80 (37.5%)
Badged Words: 3
Medalled Words: 5
B: Misfire, Unoaked, Rottenly
M: Fabulist, Perverts, Binkies, Grousest, Beaching, Spouses

Numbers Maximums: 10/32 (31.3%)
6S: 0/1
1L: 3/5 (60%)
2L: 1/6 (16.7 %)
3L: 5/19 (26.3%)
4L: 1/1 (100%)

Conundrums Solved: 6/8 (75%)
Solved 6, Lost 0, Unsolved 2

Unfortunately, Alan's numbers are far from favourable and I'd be inclined to think that if he had not stuck to his 3L so often, then maybe his target would be increased. However, what is favourable is the rest of his statistics, tieing with Martin for conundrum solves, and has the most combined Badged and Medalled Words so far of those who I have analysed, which I imagine is down to some Scrabble which he stated that he's dabbled in before back in NZ. Seeing as his overall max count is better than Dave and Tony's, he may be a bit of an underdog, but personally his numbers need strengthening if he wants to be in with a chance of glory.

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Re: Series 79 Player Analysis.

Post by Tom S » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:19 pm

Adam Rolston

Wins: 8
Current Seed: 7
Points: 650 (81.3 per game)
Total Maximums: 36/120 (30%)

Letters Maximums: 20 /80 (25%)
Badged Words: 1
Medalled Words: 3
B: Mailshot
M: Marrier, Greatest, Handrail

Numbers Maximums: 13/32 (40.6%)
6S: 0/3
1L: 8/16 (50%)
2L: 5/9 (55.6%)
3L: 0/2
4L: 0/1

Conundrums: 3/8 (37.5%)
Solved 3, Loss 0, Unsolved 5

Should Adam make it to the finals, (would be record-breaking if he did not), he'll need to solidify his numbers a bit imo. His letters are good, but think his stats would be a bit higher if he did not take so many risks on the letters, and his letters skills are a lot better than the average contestant. Rooting for him to be in the finals though, bringing a bit of the glitz to the Countdown scene :)

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Re: Series 79 Player Analysis.

Post by Tom S » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:18 pm

Stats for Bob Lunt (who desperately needs to be in the final!)

Wins:7
Current Seed:8
Points: 726 (90.8 per game)
Total Maximums: 49 /120 (40.8%)

Letters Maximums: 27 /80 (33.8%)
Badged Words: 4
Medalled Words: 1
B: Underarm, Salaries, Dewiest, Homeland
M: Scrounge

Numbers Maximums: 18/32 (56.3%)
6S:1/2 (50%)
1L: 11/19 (57.9%)
2L: 4/7 (57.1%)
3L: 1/3 (33.3%)
4L: 1/1 (100%)

Conundrum Record: 4/8 (50%)
4 Solved, 0 Lost, 4 Unsolved

First of all- SERIES 79 NEEDS BOB IN THE FINALS! Though admittedly there is still time for one, 1 even 2 more octochamps. In my opinion, he should be classed under the talented non-apterite category, but his chances of making the final are precarious given the point I mentioned at the beginning. Even if he does make the final, he'd have to face Martin or an even better player than Martin, which would be a tough draw, but, personally, out of thise we have seen so far, if anyone will cause an upset, it's Bob.

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Re: Series 79 Player Analysis.

Post by Tom S » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:43 am

Will do Andrew's profile this weekend or around then.

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Re: Series 79 Player Analysis.

Post by Tom S » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:30 pm

Andrew Jackson:

Wins: 8
Points: 764 (95.5)
Seed: 3
Total Maximums: 50 /120 (42%)

Letters Maximums: 23/80 (28.75%)
Badged Words: 2
Medalled Words: 3
B: Piranha, Stooling
M: Suffrage, Bleeping, Flowiest

Numbers: 22/32 (68.75%)
6S: 1/5 (20%)
1L: 16/20 (80%)
2L: 1/3 (33.3%)
3L: 2/2 (100%)
4L: 1/2 (50%)

Conundrums: 5/8 (62.5%)
5 Won, 0 Lost, 3 Unsolved

Some solid stats by Andrew, especially in the numbers, where he is at his strongest- some letters rounds could have been improved, but, nevertheless, that is not to say that he did not spot some nice words :). Think his battle against Alan will be closer than the point difference suggests, but that his numbers will seal the deal for him.

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