Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)

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Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)

Post by Thomas Carey » Mon May 27, 2019 9:37 am

46 points to tie with Dylan's highway ever octotal, 72 to get 1000, there's not really any higher targets because this is so unprecedented. His average has been over 132, so he'll probably get a few here. With a game in hand, he's beaten my octotal and indeed that of all but 8 people (wouldn't it be funny if he loses today but makes the 1000 club?) I'm sure some people without imminent exams will be able to do some more stats stuff to work out all the records he's obliterated.

But just who is this man? What's his story?
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Post by Tom S » Mon May 27, 2019 10:02 am

Thomas Carey wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 9:37 am
46 points to tie with Dylan's highway ever octotal, 72 to get 1000, there's not really any higher targets because this is so unprecedented. His average has been over 132, so he'll probably get a few here. With a game in hand, he's beaten my octotal and indeed that of all but 8 people (wouldn't it be funny if he loses today but makes the 1000 club?) I'm sure some people without imminent exams will be able to do some more stats stuff to work out all the records he's obliterated.

But just who is this man? What's his story?
Some he's broken/ set to beat:
Highest Ever Score (152)
Highest Debut Score (131)
Biggest Winning Margin (in which he broke his co-record) (133)
Biggest score without a 9. (126)
And highly likely to surpass 1000 and get the highest octototal ever...

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Post by Ryan Lam » Mon May 27, 2019 10:08 am

Today might be a day that would be forever etched in our minds just like 17 January this year...

No doubt about this and I have full confidence he will surpass 1000. Nothing can stop him now :)

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Post by Marc Meakin » Mon May 27, 2019 10:21 am

I'm guessing he will get 1047.
Whatever he gets in sure he will get a t shirt with the winning total
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Post by Phil H » Mon May 27, 2019 11:30 am

Will there be an audible reaction from the audience when* he surpasses 974 and/or 1000, I wonder? (*Barring Elvis and Lord Lucan riding into the studio on Shergar, that is.)

Someone who knows Dylan better than me should edit his wiki to rub in the fact that his record no longer stands to this day.

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Post by Ray Wilding » Mon May 27, 2019 11:54 am

Other possible records include: 12 maxes to reach 100 maxes (13+ to reach Dylan Taylor's 101), 137+ to reach the current apterous mocktorun high score of 1065.

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Post by Stephen R » Mon May 27, 2019 12:39 pm

Some more niche records:

Most 100+ point wins: 5 so far
Aggregate winning margin: Current record is Dylan's 628, Elliott's on 763. He'd need to lose by 136 points to not have this record.
Lowest aggregate score by opponents: 165 after 7 games, will almost certainly be a record. I think the record is by Paul Erdunast (his opponents combined for 300)
Most opponents restricted to under 30: 4 so far
Highest score by an opponent: 40 must be the lowest for any octochamp
Most points from numbers rounds: Current record is Dylan's 311. Elliott could get 317 if he gets 40/40 today.
Most points from letters rounds: Zarte or Jen might have this one, but Elliott should overtake it.
Fewest points dropped in an octorun: 26 so far. Jen dropped 72. This is perhaps the most ridiculous of the records.
Most rounds won in an octorun: 85 so far. Paul's record was 82.

He's also got the highest ever score after 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 games. Someone got 134 as a challenger in the Old 15 system, that's the only higher "debut" score than Elliott's.

This run has essentially been the perfect storm of conditions: Ridiculously good player + opponents that don't punish errors + healthy smattering of 9s = all of the records.

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Post by Ray Wilding » Mon May 27, 2019 1:39 pm

1000 is exceeded, how much further will he go?

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon May 27, 2019 1:51 pm

1061. Casual.

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Post by Ray Wilding » Mon May 27, 2019 1:56 pm

102 maxes, 9/9 nines, and a high score that puts all previous octochamps to shame.
Congratulations Elliott "Record Holder" Mellor.
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon May 27, 2019 1:57 pm

Stephen R wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 12:39 pm
Some more niche records:

Most 100+ point wins: 5 so far
Aggregate winning margin: Current record is Dylan's 628, Elliott's on 763. He'd need to lose by 136 points to not have this record.
Lowest aggregate score by opponents: 165 after 7 games, will almost certainly be a record. I think the record is by Paul Erdunast (his opponents combined for 300)
Most opponents restricted to under 30: 4 so far
Highest score by an opponent: 40 must be the lowest for any octochamp
Most points from numbers rounds: Current record is Dylan's 311. Elliott could get 317 if he gets 40/40 today.
Most points from letters rounds: Zarte or Jen might have this one, but Elliott should overtake it.
Fewest points dropped in an octorun: 26 so far. Jen dropped 72. This is perhaps the most ridiculous of the records.
Most rounds won in an octorun: 85 so far. Paul's record was 82.

He's also got the highest ever score after 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 games. Someone got 134 as a challenger in the Old 15 system, that's the only higher "debut" score than Elliott's.

This run has essentially been the perfect storm of conditions: Ridiculously good player + opponents that don't punish errors + healthy smattering of 9s = all of the records.
Do we know the records for number of maxes and percentage of max score? I seem to remember Dylan and Jen respectively holding these records. But that was before Zarte so he might have beaten one or other of these.

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)

Post by Ryan Lam » Mon May 27, 2019 1:58 pm

Ryan Lam wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 10:08 am
Today might be a day that would be forever etched in our minds just like 17 January this year...

No doubt about this and I have full confidence he will surpass 1000. Nothing can stop him now :)
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 1:51 pm
1061. Casual.
There you have it! What an amazing run, not least to say an amazing game that was! As I mentioned in the Daily Chat, Elliott Mellor truly is the James Holzhauer of the UK (Google the latter to find out what he's doing in the US currently...)

Looking forward to a spectacular final in June! He is truly the BEST player of Countdown in the 36.5 year History of the show! :) (Countdown must have seen a ratings leap thanks to you! :P)

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon May 27, 2019 1:58 pm

Ray Wilding wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 1:56 pm
102 maxes, all the nines (out of however many there were), and a high score that puts all previous octochamps to shame.
Congratulations Elliott "Record Holder" Mellor.
Oh yes. Maxes.

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Post by Chris Wylie » Mon May 27, 2019 2:36 pm

Wonderful eight games which we thoroughly enjoyed watching. Elliot is a very talented, humble young man, which is an unusual combination of characteristics to see and he deserves all the congratulations he is receiving. Looking forward to seeing him in the finals!

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Post by Fred Mumford » Mon May 27, 2019 2:52 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 1:58 pm
Oh yes. Maxes.
If any bitter Dylan fans start arguing that high scores are easier these days because of all the new dictionary additions, the counter argument is that it's therefore harder to get maxes. Beating the maxes record too is possibly the most impressive record of the lot.

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Post by Jojo Apollo » Mon May 27, 2019 2:55 pm

He's done it again!!! Magnificent Mellor, smashes the previous world record for 8 games, first one to break the 1000 baririer. :D Simply superb, many congrats Mr Mellor. 8-)

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon May 27, 2019 3:05 pm

Fred Mumford wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:52 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 1:58 pm
Oh yes. Maxes.
If any bitter Dylan fans start arguing that high scores are easier these days because of all the new dictionary additions, the counter argument is that it's therefore harder to get maxes. Beating the maxes record too is possibly the most impressive record of the lot.
Bitter Dylan fans? You mean "Martin Sinclair"?

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Post by Fred Mumford » Mon May 27, 2019 3:08 pm

Stephen R wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 12:39 pm
Fewest points dropped in an octorun: 26 so far. Jen dropped 72. This is perhaps the most ridiculous of the records.
Fucking hell. I assume he didn't drop many today, so I withdraw my comment about the maxes being the most impressive record.

I'm also now confused as to who obviously didn't make it to the recording of this game - Ashton or someone else who lives in his street?

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Post by Owen Carroll » Mon May 27, 2019 3:35 pm

Congrats Elliott!! You deserve it! Can't wait for the finals!!!

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Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Mon May 27, 2019 6:40 pm

Jojo Apollo wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:55 pm
He's done it again!!! Magnificent Mellor, smashes the previous world record for 8 games, first one to break the 1000 baririer. :D Simply superb, many congrats Mr Mellor. 8-)
Hear hear!
It was a joy to watch the 8 game display over the last week and a bit.
Peak countdown. :mrgreen:
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Post by Thomas Carey » Mon May 27, 2019 7:07 pm

Fred Mumford wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:52 pm
Dylan fans
lol could you imagine

but yeh good stuff good stuff wdwdwd
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Post by Phil H » Mon May 27, 2019 8:23 pm

Fred Mumford wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:08 pm
Stephen R wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 12:39 pm
Fewest points dropped in an octorun: 26 so far. Jen dropped 72. This is perhaps the most ridiculous of the records.
Fucking hell. I assume he didn't drop many today, so I withdraw my comment about the maxes being the most impressive record.

I'm also now confused as to who obviously didn't make it to the recording of this game - Ashton or someone else who lives in his street?
Dropped one...

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Post by Jason William Larsen » Mon May 27, 2019 11:28 pm

Congratulations Elliott

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Post by Johnny Canuck » Tue May 28, 2019 2:04 am

Well, this one will go down in the upcoming official compendium of Countdown history, "1061 and All That". Eternal congratulations, Square!
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