Spoilers for Wednesday 7th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 27)

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Spoilers for Wednesday 7th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 27)

Post by Ray Wilding » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:17 pm

EVACUANT in R2.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 27)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:54 pm

Nice to see another octochamp but I don't think she'd be at all pleased with today's performance. The challenger today had a bit of a mare and even then he looked like he still might nick it before blobbing the final letters.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 27)

Post by Fiona T » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:16 pm

Corrina should rightly be proud of her achievement and very well done to her.

You can only play the opponents you're given, and she was better than them :)

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 27)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:37 pm

Fiona T wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:16 pm
Corrina should rightly be proud of her achievement and very well done to her.

You can only play the opponents you're given, and she was better than them :)
Sure, and I think she was a good player overall, which was why today's game was notable. If I thought she was poor throughout, I probably wouldn't have mentioned it.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 27)

Post by Joyce Phillips » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:37 pm

Corrina did really well. It must be hard to keep playing at the same high standard for eight games.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 27)

Post by Graeme Cole » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:55 pm

Congratulations to Corrina on eight wins.

Here's an unusual Countdown first, which I post merely as a curiosity and not as any kind of comment on the ability of either player - I just thought it was interesting.

When a player declares the length of their word but then doesn't offer a word, as Chris did in round 2, this is marked on the wiki as having been misdeclared. It's not a "real" misdeclaration (which is when you offer a word with the wrong length), but we'll go with it for the purpose of this post.

There are four reasons a word can be disallowed - not in the dictionary, not in the selection, misdeclared, and not written down. Assuming we accept round 2 as misdeclared, today was the first time all four of them happened in the same episode.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 27)

Post by Johnny Canuck » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:42 am

Also a blank declaration (by Chris in R13) and a numbers mistake (R14). Quite a comedy of errors, this one!
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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 27)

Post by Carl Harrison » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:54 pm

3 Octochamps in the first 6 weeks of the series! If this rate carries on, I wonder if we could see more than 8 Octochamps in total - would this be the first series it has ever happened in?

If this happens, then I presume it's just tough luck to any Octochamps who don't make the top 8 - so they would just retire undefeated?!

Just made me wonder as at the end of this episode Nick was saying "see you in the finals" to Corrina, but with her relatively low Octochamp score I'm not at all sure this is certain...?!

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 27)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:45 pm

Carl Harrison wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:54 pm
3 Octochamps in the first 6 weeks of the series! If this rate carries on, I wonder if we could see more than 8 Octochamps in total - would this be the first series it has ever happened in?

If this happens, then I presume it's just tough luck to any Octochamps who don't make the top 8 - so they would just retire undefeated?!

Just made me wonder as at the end of this episode Nick was saying "see you in the finals" to Corrina, but with her relatively low Octochamp score I'm not at all sure this is certain...?!
9 octochamps has never happened. I've been waiting for it since we first had 8 of them in series 47 in 2002!

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