Special Spoilers for Wednesday 23 December 2020

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Special Spoilers for Wednesday 23 December 2020

Post by Charlie Reams » Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:59 pm

This post would've been lost in the migration, but it looks like quite a bit of effort went into it so I'm reposting it here!
Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:07 am
It's the final Countdown of 2020. We're leaving together, etc.

And it's the big monster of monster fixtures, which could have been played 7 years ago except a max game from Jon O'Neill got in the way.

JACK WORSLEY
Highest score: 115 vs Christine Hunt, 30BC Round 2
Lowest score: 75 vs Mark Murphy, Quarter Final
Score: 1,387
Average: 99.07
Max faced: 1,736
% score: 79.9%
Raw score: 1,462
Raw average: 104.43
Raw % score: 84.2%
Conundrums: 6/14

CONOR TRAVERS
Highest score: 146 vs Jack Hurst, 30BC Grand Final
Lowest score: 69 vs Chris Wills, 25th Anniversary special (12 round game - scored 10/30 on numbers, missed con, and 59/70 on letters... so in an old 15 probably still worth "only" around 90)
Lowest 15-round score: 98 vs Matthew Shore, Grand Final
Score: 2,348 (including that 12 round game; 2,279 without)
Average: 111.81 (including that 12 round game; 113.95 without)
Max faced: 2,649
% score: 88.6%
Raw score: 2,392 (including that 12 round game; 2,316 without)
Raw average: 113.90 (including that 12 round game; 115.80 without)
Raw % score: 90.3%
Conundrums: 17/21

Perhaps most notably, Conor's last 51 televised letters rounds have ALL been maxed.

Even though many of the TTT clues in Conor's games aren't in the wiki (grumble grumble) I'm #TeamConor on this one. Conor's performances on TV managed to get all of my year group at school talking. Yep - a bunch of 7 and 8 year-olds were utterly losing our minds over Conor's TV performances. When he lost in the COC12 semi final, many of us were distraught! Conor's the most well-known contestant to come out of Countdown since Richard Whiteley's passing, arguably the most well-known ever, and I haven't seen anyone capture the hearts and minds of the general public before or since. Love you, Jack, but I'm #TeamConor.

Both Conor and Jack's stats hugely improve with the 30BC compared to their original runs, incidentally. Conor's droppings of points to his opponents mainly come from poor letters selections. So if Jack's done his homework he'll pick flatly. Jack's lowest scores come all in his series finals and a conundrum success rate of 43% compared to more than 80% online is difficult to explain.

Conor's worst performance, although it's somewhat fudged by being a 12-round game, was the 25th Anniversary special. Though he did well enough on the letters, missing only NEUROGLIA and EARWIGS, he missed 2 of the 3 numbers games and the conundrum SMILEMORE - a rarity for him, with 17/21 conundrums (81%). Presumably the long hair got in the way, which was missing when he returned improved for 30BC... it all makes sense now...

I hope we get something that really breaks records. A double max 230 metamax please!

Something I did over lockdown I was add a Co-event winners table to the wiki. Jack Worsley leads this list, all of which were after 30BC.

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Re: Special Spoilers for Wednesday 23 December 2020

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:24 pm

<3 x
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Re: Special Spoilers for Wednesday 23 December 2020

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:27 pm

I'm not sure it has lost it? It's still here: http://c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic.php? ... ac42346f5a
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