Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)

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Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)

Post by Philip Wilson » Tue May 28, 2019 2:09 pm

Hey, I can do this! Sorry if I shouldn't :)
Just wanted to say 'mumbler' in one of the rounds.

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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)

Post by Fiona T » Tue May 28, 2019 2:28 pm

Philip Wilson wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:09 pm
Just wanted to say 'mumbler' in one of the rounds.
Can't make out what you're saying - can you speak more clearly? ;)

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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)

Post by Philip Wilson » Tue May 28, 2019 2:30 pm

Ha ha 😂

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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)

Post by Ryan Lam » Tue May 28, 2019 3:02 pm

ENSILAGES in Round 10.

Countdown has finally gone green by dropping the usage of paper (At long last!) and going with a permanent whiteboard!

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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)

Post by Tom S » Tue May 28, 2019 3:04 pm

A question which may be more suitable in the "Ask Graeme" section- but what is the longest run of prelim games in which the champ has scored over 100- I would have thought that these last 9 games are in with a shout. Good score by Chris today, seems a solid player after a slightly wobbly start....

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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)

Post by Harry Savage » Tue May 28, 2019 3:25 pm

Possibly my first time beating dictionary corner with MORULAE in round 7!

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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)

Post by Jojo Apollo » Tue May 28, 2019 3:46 pm

Fiona T wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:28 pm
Philip Wilson wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:09 pm
Just wanted to say 'mumbler' in one of the rounds.
Can't make out what you're saying - can you speak more clearly? ;)
:lol:

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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)

Post by Jojo Apollo » Tue May 28, 2019 3:54 pm

Ryan Lam wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:02 pm
ENSILAGES in Round 10.

Countdown has finally gone green by dropping the usage of paper (At long last!) and going with a permanent whiteboard!
The writing is harder to see on the new permanent whiteboard. :( Couldn't they use the magnetic numbers with the blue background and symbols instead?

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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)

Post by Graeme Cole » Tue May 28, 2019 8:30 pm

Jojo Apollo wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:54 pm
Ryan Lam wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:02 pm
ENSILAGES in Round 10.

Countdown has finally gone green by dropping the usage of paper (At long last!) and going with a permanent whiteboard!
The writing is harder to see on the new permanent whiteboard. :( Couldn't they use the magnetic numbers with the blue background and symbols instead?
It looks all right to me. One of the reasons they used to give for not using a whiteboard before was because it would reflect the studio lights too much, but somehow they've solved that.

The only difference I can see is that the pen makes slightly thinner strokes. To be fair, this is still a big change in Countdown terms. Haven't seen upheaval like this since they painted the conundrum flippythings a darker shade of blue. Maybe even since that time they got a clock with a slightly differently-shaped hand.

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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)

Post by Jojo Apollo » Tue May 28, 2019 10:19 pm

Graeme Cole wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 8:30 pm
Jojo Apollo wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:54 pm
Ryan Lam wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:02 pm
ENSILAGES in Round 10.

Countdown has finally gone green by dropping the usage of paper (At long last!) and going with a permanent whiteboard!
The writing is harder to see on the new permanent whiteboard. :( Couldn't they use the magnetic numbers with the blue background and symbols instead?
It looks all right to me. One of the reasons they used to give for not using a whiteboard before was because it would reflect the studio lights too much, but somehow they've solved that.

The only difference I can see is that the pen makes slightly thinner strokes. To be fair, this is still a big change in Countdown terms. Haven't seen upheaval like this since they painted the conundrum flippythings a darker shade of blue. Maybe even since that time they got a clock with a slightly differently-shaped hand.
Yeah that's it, the thinner strokes make it harder to see, for me at least. I suppose a thicker marker pen would help, ideally I'd like to see them use a good old fashioned chalkboard and chalk.

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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)

Post by David Williams » Wed May 29, 2019 9:40 am

Ryan Lam wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:02 pm
Countdown has finally gone green by dropping the usage of paper (At long last!) and going with a permanent whiteboard!
I trust they also have a single refillable marker pen.

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Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)

Post by Fred Mumford » Wed May 29, 2019 12:14 pm

There certainly seems to be an increased recycling of DC guests.

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