Friday 8th January 2016 (COC XIV Preliminary 5)

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Friday 8th January 2016 (COC XIV Preliminary 5)

Post by Anthony Endsor » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:42 pm

Hello and welcome to another Friday recap. :) A very Happy New Year to you all. :) This isn't just any old Countdown game, this is the Champion of Champions, which unless you have been living on another planet for the last few months, you will know features the best 16 players of the last 3 years. Today we have 2 more excellent players in the form of George Ford and Jen Steadman, who between them have won 17 games already, with a combined points total of not far short of 2000. So this should be quite a game. Enjoy.

Countdown recap for Friday 8 January 2016.

C1: Challenger George Ford.
C2: Challenger Jen Steadman.
DC: Susie Dent and Gloria Hunniford.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: Y T S D U O A I B
R02: R N F T E O E C P
R03: 10, 6, 50, 75, 25, 100. Target: 302.
TTT: FORMPEST - "They sound like they could be chips, but they're actually fish."
R04: L R S Q A I A O E
R05: O M T A G S E D I
R06: 2, 1, 8, 10, 3, 2, . Target: 227.
R07: H R N S U E I A E
R08: P L T M A O A E O
R09: 9, 2, 25, 50, 75, 100. Target: 322.
TTT: MIRESLIP - "A slip into the mire puts you in danger."
R10: F P S E A N U R G
R11: T I K V S A E U A
R12: N D W R O I E L G
R13: B N D X A I E A T
R14: 6, 4, 10, 8, 10, 75. Target: 336.
R15: C A R L Y F O O T (conundrum)


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Round 1: Y T S D U O A I B

George: OUTBIDS (7)
Jen: OUTBIDS (7)
DC: BODYSUIT (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Both players start with a 7 OUTBIDS

Round 2: R N F T E O E C P

George: PERFECT (7)
Jen: POTENCE (7)
OT: PERFECTO (8)
Score: 14–14 (max 16)

A PERFECT round for George but Jen has POTENCE

Round 3: 10, 6, 50, 75, 25, 100. Target: 302.

George: 302. ((100 x 75) + 50) / 25 (10)
Jen: 302. ((100 x 75) + 50) / 25 (10)
Score: 24–24 (max 26)

A familiar 4 large 302, for 2 familiar 4 large players

Teatime teaser: FORMPEST -> POMFRETS

Round 4: L R S Q A I A O E

George: SOLARIA (7)
Jen: SOLARIA (7)
OT: AERIALS (7)
Score: 31–31 (max 33)

Both players in SOLARIA for 7

Round 5: O M T A G S E D I

George: DOGMATISE (18)
Jen: DOGMATISE (18)
Score: 49–49 (max 51)

It's a 9 for both players with DOGMATISE

Round 6: 2, 1, 8, 10, 3, 2. Target: 227.

George: 228.
Jen: 227. (3 x 10) - 2 x 8 + 2 + 1 (10)
Score: 49–59 (max 61)

A slip for George as he gets 1 away, but Jen gets a perfect 10.

Round 7: H R N S U E I A E

George: HERNIAS (7)
Jen: HERNIAS (7)
DC: HENRIES (7)
OT: UNEASIER (8)
Score: 56–66 (max 69)

Both players have HERNIAS here. This game has involved heavy lifting though :roll:

Round 8: P L T M A O A E O

George: OATMEAL (7)
Jen: OATMEAL (7)
DC: PALMATE (7)
OT: OOTAPAM (7)
Score: 63–73 (max 76)

So now both players get their OATMEAL for another 7.

Round 9: 9, 2, 25, 50, 75, 100. Target: 322.

George: 322. (9 + 2) x 50 + (75 x 100) / 25 (10)
Jen: 322. (9 - 2) x (50 - (100 / 25)) (10)
Score: 73–83 (max 86)

It's a perfect 10 as both players get 322.

Teatime teaser: MIRESLIP -> IMPERILS

Round 10: F P S E A N U R G

George: SPEARGUN (8)
Jen: SPEARGUN (8)
DC: SUPERFAN (8)
Score: 81–91 (max 94)

And a now-familiar SPEARGUN comes up to give both players another 8 points.

Round 11: T I K V S A E U A

George: AVAST (5)
Jen: AVIATES (7)
Score: 81–98 (max 101)

George gets AVAST for 5, but it's no match for Jen as she gets AVIATES for 7.

Round 12: N D W R O I E L G

George: LOWERING (8)
Jen: LOWERING (8)
DC: WORLDING (8)
OT: DOWERING (8)
Score: 89–106 (max 109)

There's no LOWERING of the score here as both players get 8.

Round 13: B N D X A I E A T

George: bandita
Jen: bandita
OT: BADIANE (7)
Score: 89–106 (max 116)

Both players see a risky 7, both players go for that same risky 7. Unfortunately the round ends in tears as 'bandita' is disallowed.

Round 14: 6, 4, 10, 8, 10, 75. Target: 336.

George: 336. (8 x 4 x 10) + 10 + 6 (10)
Jen: 336. (75 + 8 + (10 / 10)) x 4 (10)
Score: 99–116 (max 126)

It's a perfect 10 with 336.

Round 15: C A R L Y F O O T

Jen buzzes on 8 seconds to say OLFACTORY which is correct.
Final Score: 99–126 (max 136)

So Jen goes through to the Quarter Finals with an excellent win against a tough opponent. George pushed her every step of the way but ran out of steam in the end. Jen will now await Monday's game between Samir Pilica and Callum Todd to see who her Quarter Final opponent will be. These Champion of Champion games have been excellent so far and this was another demonstration of why these players are here. Andy McGurn will be here on Monday. I'll be back next Friday, by which time we will be well on with the Quarter Finals. I hope you will join me then. Thank you very much for reading, and goodbye. :)

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