Wednesday 20th December 2017 (Series 77, 1st Semi-Final)

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Wednesday 20th December 2017 (Series 77, 1st Semi-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:41 am

Countdown recap for Wednesday 20 December 2017.

C1: No.1 Seed Tom "The Horsehay Howitzer" Chafer-Cook (9 wins, 1,001 points.) An Apteforumite and software developer from Horsehay, Shropshire. He defeated the No.8 seed Graeme Staples 105-60 in his quarter-final last Thursday.
C2: No.4 Seed Noel "The Belfast Bazooka" McIlvenny (9 wins, 904 points.) A maths teacher from Belfast. He defeated the No.5 seed Eoin Jackson 111-109 in his quarter-final yesterday.
DC: Susie Dent and Rufus Hound.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B R T O A A S I E
R02: N L D A E U R E S
R03: 50, 1, 9, 4, 4, 6. Target: 554.
TTT: CREEPINTO - "You creep into the wedding very late, but just in time for this."
R04: G D Z O A I S A T
R05: X S M U E U R E D
R06: 50, 100, 25, 75, 4, 1. Target: 490.
R07: R F M I E A S E G
R08: W P D O I U N O T
R09: 75, 7, 6, 7, 8, 9. Target: 650.
TTT: TONYISMET - "Tony is met by his solicitor before giving his statement to the court."
R10: L M T I E I N S O
R11: T C R I O E L E A
R12: Q T Y E A I S O N
R13: L H G U E A B U S
R14: 75, 25, 100, 50, 9, 8. Target: 925.
R15: M E S S Y G R I N (conundrum)


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Round 1: B R T O A A S I E

Tom: AEROBATS (8)
Noel: abatoirs
DC: AIRBOATS (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: N L D A E U R E S

Tom: UNDERSEAL (18)
Noel: LAUNDERS (8)
Score: 26–0 (max 26)

Round 3: 50, 1, 9, 4, 4, 6. Target: 554.

Tom: 554. ((6 + 4 + 1) x 50) + 4 (10)
Noel: 554. ((6 + 4 + 1) x 50) + 4 (10)
Score: 36–10 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: CREEPINTO -> RECEPTION

Round 4: G D Z O A I S A T

Tom: ADAGIOS (7)
Noel: ADAGIOS (7)
Score: 43–17 (max 43)

Round 5: X S M U E U R E D

Tom: RESUMED (7)
Noel: RESUMED (7)
DC: DEMURE (6)
OT: MUREXES (7) RUMEXES (7)
Score: 50–24 (max 50)

Round 6: 50, 100, 25, 75, 4, 1. Target: 490.

Tom: 490. (100 - (50 / 25)) x (4 + 1) (10)
Noel: 490. (100 - (50 / 25)) x (4 + 1) (10)
Score: 60–34 (max 60)

Rufus does a poem about having low opinions of people.

Round 7: R F M I E A S E G

Tom: MISFARE (7)
Noel: MIRAGES (7)
DC: SEAMIER (7)
OT: MISAGREE (8)
Score: 67–41 (max 68)

Round 8: W P D O I U N O T

Tom: OUTWIND (7)
Noel: POTION (6)
DC: putdown OPTION (6)
Score: 74–41 (max 75)

Round 9: 75, 7, 6, 7, 8, 9. Target: 650.

Tom: 650. ((75 + 7) x 8) - 6 (10)
Noel: 650. ((75 + 7) x 8) - 6 (10)
Score: 84–51 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: TONYISMET -> TESTIMONY

Round 10: L M T I E I N S O

Tom: MOLINETS (8)
Noel: MOISTEN (7)
OT: LIMONITE (8) MIONITES (8)
Score: 92–51 (max 93)

Round 11: T C R I O E L E A

Tom: LORICATE (8)
Noel: RELOCATE (8)
DC: ATELIER (7)
OT: AEROLITE (8) ORCELITE (8)
Score: 100–59 (max 101)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "hat-trick".

Round 12: Q T Y E A I S O N

Tom: ATONIES (7)
Noel: ATONIES (7)
DC: SANITY (6)
Score: 107–66 (max 108)

Round 13: L H G U E A B U S

Tom: BELUGAS (7)
Noel: BELUGAS (7)
DC: BUGLES (6)
OT: ALEBUSH (7) BLAGUES (7)
Score: 114–73 (max 115)

Round 14: 75, 25, 100, 50, 9, 8. Target: 925.

Tom: 925. (9 x 100) + 25 (10)
Noel: 925. (((75 x 25) - 9) / (100 / 50)) - 8 (10)
Score: 124–83 (max 125)

Round 15: M E S S Y G R I N

Tom buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say SYNERGISM which is correct.
Final Score: 134–83 (max 135)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE FROM TOM, DROPPING JUST ONE POINT IN MAKING IT TO THE GRAND FINAL :!: :!: :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: :geek: :ugeek: 8-) :shock: :o

Statistics Corner

Tom:
Total score - 134
Raw score - 134
Total % of max - 99
Raw % of max - 99
Total average score per round - 8.9
Raw average score per round - 8.9
Number of maxes - 14 :shock: :o :) :D 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

Noel:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 104
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 9

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=77
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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