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Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:41 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Arthur Bennett wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:04 pm
Magnificent post by a magnificent guy, Conor. :D ;)
James Robinson wrote:Apparently, only 570,000 turned up to watch the final on Friday....................: https://twitter.com/TVRatingsUK/status/ ... 7879270401 (Well, at least we beat The Common Denominator) :D
:(

Still can't see Countdown moving back to 3:10 any day soon, though...
And this was the last of your 21 posts, having made your first less than a week previously. Didn't you want to stick around? :o

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:43 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Having watched this tournament a second time, including the final today (with its record-equalling score and Conor's ascension to all-time greatness), I'm still going with Jack Worsley v Graeme Cole as game of the tournament. Change my mind. (That's what they say these days isn't it?)

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:25 pm
by Bradley Horrocks
Andy Platt wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:57 pm

I'm not Jack's PR agent or anything but I know Jack well enough to know that he'd still go for it. It would be a farce otherwise, it's not a practice game on apterous, it's a record that would presumably have literally stood forever, bearing in mind the upcoming change in format 12 games into the next series (presuming no miracles) so if you're going to do it, you have to do it properly.
That hasn't aged well :P

Great to have these games shown again, I didn't see the 30BC the first time it was aired. Fitting finale for 8 class weeks of Countdown.

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:51 pm
by Graeme Cole
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:43 pm
Change my mind.
No.

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:09 pm
by Thomas Carey
Bradley Horrocks wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:25 pm
Andy Platt wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:57 pm

I'm not Jack's PR agent or anything but I know Jack well enough to know that he'd still go for it. It would be a farce otherwise, it's not a practice game on apterous, it's a record that would presumably have literally stood forever, bearing in mind the upcoming change in format 12 games into the next series (presuming no miracles) so if you're going to do it, you have to do it properly.
That hasn't aged well :P

Great to have these games shown again, I didn't see the 30BC the first time it was aired. Fitting finale for 8 class weeks of Countdown.
It's still the record for that format, which is what Andy was getting at lmao

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:01 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Thomas Carey wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:09 pm
Bradley Horrocks wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:25 pm
Andy Platt wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:57 pm

I'm not Jack's PR agent or anything but I know Jack well enough to know that he'd still go for it. It would be a farce otherwise, it's not a practice game on apterous, it's a record that would presumably have literally stood forever, bearing in mind the upcoming change in format 12 games into the next series (presuming no miracles) so if you're going to do it, you have to do it properly.
That hasn't aged well :P

Great to have these games shown again, I didn't see the 30BC the first time it was aired. Fitting finale for 8 class weeks of Countdown.
It's still the record for that format, which is what Andy was getting at lmao
You beat me to it anyway but I was going to do my reply with the red writing.

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:43 am
by Fred Mumford
I interpreted it the same way as Bradley and wonder if you are both being too generous. Andy needs to tell us. Wouldn't it have been a perfectly reasonable assumption that the lost opportunity for an extra 18 points would make the 146 seem safer? The new format was always going to increase the overall averages, but I don't think it helped record attempts.

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:47 am
by Gavin Chipper
Fred Mumford wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:43 am
I interpreted it the same way as Bradley and wonder if you are both being too generous. Andy needs to tell us. Wouldn't it have been a perfectly reasonable assumption that the lost opportunity for an extra 18 points would make the 146 seem safer? The new format was always going to increase the overall averages, but I don't think it helped record attempts.
The bit in red! It's not open to interpretation!

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:30 am
by Fred Mumford
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:47 am
The bit in red! It's not open to interpretation!
Actually, on re-reading it, it's the "presuming no miracles" bit that makes me grudgingly concede that you are probably right. That's two minutes of my Saturday morning that I'll never get back. As you were.

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:08 am
by Bradley Horrocks
Fair enough, I can see how it was meant now! Though when we refer to Elliott's 152, it's referred to as 'the record', so Andy was possibly overstating the importance of the record for the old format.

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:05 pm
by JackHurst
Interesting that people talk about records in terms of format when arguably a bigger factor is Lexicon.

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:39 pm
by Gavin Chipper
JackHurst wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:05 pm
Interesting that people talk about records in terms of format when arguably a bigger factor is Lexicon.
But it can't really be done. There have been so many dictionary changes, and also on top of that rule changes about American spellings, mass nouns etc. And now that we have the online dictionary it's even worse because it doesn't come in editions and can change from one day to the next without anyone knowing.

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:57 pm
by James Robinson
Grand Final 2020 Word Update

The max would have increased by two points (from 149 to 151) if played today, as there was a 7 available in Round 11 and an 8 available in Round 13, that weren't around in 2013.

New Words Now Allowed:

R1: HAPTENIC, PANTHEIC
R2: GLUMOSE, MOILERS, MORGIES, MOULIES, MULIERS, OGREISM, RELIGOS, ROUEISM
R4: RESTAINED
R7: AFTIES, FASTIE, GOAFTS
R11: MOBIKES (increases MAX from 6 to 7)
R12: AUDAX
R13: PEMOEDAS (increases MAX from 7 to 8)