Spoilers for Tuesday July 23rd 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 17)

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Spoilers for Tuesday July 23rd 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 17)

Post by Jordan F » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:44 pm

Rory Coleman has had two pretty good wins in a row. Can he get a third? We begin an interesting period of Countdown, as I recall we get 3 apterites in 7 prelims, the first being the newest, Graham Harrison tomorrow. Let's see how Rory and the new apterite fare.

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Post by James Robinson » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:53 pm

Jordan F wrote:Join Jack for the recap later.
Join me for the recap later. :) Join Jack tomorrow for the recap. :)
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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday July 23rd 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 17

Post by Anthony Endsor » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:20 am

From what I can recall, I think this is actually the first of 4 apterites in 11 prelims.
With Zarte's much anticipated debut tomorrow, is Graham Harrison about to spoil the party? :P

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Post by Tony Atkins » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:40 pm

Lots of alts but no beaters so far: eg LORINER in R4 and MODISTE in R7.

Also making 111x5 is a slower but nice way to 555.

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Post by Tony Atkins » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:42 pm

Spoke too soon: COWPEAS as a beater in R10

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Post by Tony Atkins » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:53 pm

Wow - what a come back. WD to both players and gl for Rory v Zarte tomorrow.

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Post by szodiac » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:59 pm

Jessica submitted MESTIZO for an alternative in round 7 and NEGATORS in round 12.
Then showed off in the last numbers round: (10 x 100)/(6 - 2)
scored 129

Mauro/Jessica

edit: Noticed Nick wasn't wearing his glasses again today, didn't wear them yesterday, contacts :?:

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Post by Jack Worsley » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:52 pm

Great game! Unlucky Graham, I thought you had it in the bag but it was a fantastic comeback by Rory, obviously helped by the timely nine.

DEMILUNE for an equaller in round 1.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday July 23rd 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 17

Post by Graeme Cole » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:49 pm

In 30 years of Countdown, no player has been more than 21 points behind with three rounds left and gone on to win.

Rory broke that record today - he won having been 26 behind going into R13.

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Post by James Robinson » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:47 pm

Graeme Cole wrote:In 30 years of Countdown, no player has been more than 21 points behind with three rounds left and gone on to win.

Rory broke that record today - he won having been 26 behind going into R13.
That's why I was so desperate to recap this, me and Jonathan were so amazed at the comeback, I knew it was close to one of the best, and we couldn't believe what we saw :!:

FANTOD in round 11 and NEGATORS in round 12.

But let's see what Zarte does tomorrow. ;) :) :D
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Post by Zarte Siempre » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:37 pm

My poor mate Graham :(
Possibly the first contestant to accelerate with a mic clipped...

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday July 23rd 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 17

Post by Anthony Endsor » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:45 pm

Zarte Siempre wrote:My poor mate Graham :(
He was really unlucky Zarte, definitely the best player overall between the 2. Probably one of the best players not to have won a game.

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Post by Philip Wilson » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:56 pm

Graeme Cole wrote:In 30 years of Countdown, no player has been more than 21 points behind with three rounds left and gone on to win.

Rory broke that record today - he won having been 26 behind going into R13.
What an amazing finish! And Rory was Still 8 points behind with less than 5 seconds to go in the conundrum!!

Alt 1st numbers game - in the order of display: (50x9)-(7+((7+5)/2)).

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Post by Dave Preece » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:12 am

Tony Atkins wrote:Wow - what a come back. WD to both players and gl for Rory v Zarte tomorrow.

Best ever I think... I remember Graeme saying no-one from 20odd down with three rounds to go has EVER won!!!

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Post by Dave Preece » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:13 am

Graeme Cole wrote:In 30 years of Countdown, no player has been more than 21 points behind with three rounds left and gone on to win.

Rory broke that record today - he won having been 26 behind going into R13.
Ooops... told you ;-)

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Post by Dave Preece » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:14 am

Zarte to win by 30+ later today... You read it here first...!!!

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday July 23rd 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 17

Post by Chris Marshall » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:12 pm

Graeme Cole wrote:In 30 years of Countdown, no player has been more than 21 points behind with three rounds left and gone on to win.

Rory broke that record today - he won having been 26 behind going into R13.
Has anyone ever come back from 33 behind with 4 rounds left?

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday July 23rd 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 17

Post by Graeme Cole » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:40 pm

Chris Marshall wrote:
Graeme Cole wrote:In 30 years of Countdown, no player has been more than 21 points behind with three rounds left and gone on to win.

Rory broke that record today - he won having been 26 behind going into R13.
Has anyone ever come back from 33 behind with 4 rounds left?
No. Before this game, the biggest overturned deficit with four rounds left was 27, in this game.

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