Wednesday 20th June 2018 (Series 78, 1st Semi-Final)

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Wednesday 20th June 2018 (Series 78, 1st Semi-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:16 pm

INTO THE SEMI-FINALS WE GO.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 20 June 2018.

C1: No.1 Seed Zarte "The Dadford Demon" Siempre (9 wins, 1,091 points.) A marketing manager and Apteforumite from Dadford, Buckinghamshire. He defeated No.8 Seed Jan Pask 124-19 in his quarter-final last Thursday.
C2: No.4 Seed Phil "The Chelmsford Crusher" Davies (9 wins, 838 points.) A postman from Chelmsford, Essex. He defeated No.5 Seed Paul Harper 81-69 in his quarter-final yesterday.
DC: Susie Dent and Helen Fospero.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: E R S E D R I G A
R02: T O Z D S M A R E
R03: 8, 4, 6, 1, 4, 5. Target: 150.
TTT: ONESHOULD - "One should think of a stringed instrument when trying to solve this."
R04: S L S U A F D T A
R05: P T B D I E O C X
R06: 100, 75, 3, 7, 6, 1. Target: 127.
R07: U E I S L Y W A E
R08: N R K P O I N T E
R09: 7, 6, 5, 4, 4, 3. Target: 918.
TTT: QUEENIVOR - "When it comes to cooking, it's grapes with everything."
R10: E R N O E S D J P
R11: A M T E S I R U V
R12: R N I F D U O Q E
R13: E T H O T A B N L
R14: 50, 75, 100, 8, 6, 3. Target: 556.
R15: B E S T I R C O T (conundrum)


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Round 1: E R S E D R I G A

Zarte: disagreer
Phil: SERRIED (7)
DC: DISAGREE (8) GREASIER (8) REGRADES (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8)

Round 2: T O Z D S M A R E

Zarte: MAESTRO (7)
Phil: ROASTED (7)
DC: SMARTED (7) TZARDOMS (8)
Score: 7–14 (max 16)

Round 3: 8, 4, 6, 1, 4, 5. Target: 150.

Zarte: 150. (4 + 1) x 5 x 6 (10)
Phil: 150. (4 + 1) x 5 x 6 (10)
Score: 17–24 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: ONESHOULD -> SOUNDHOLE

Round 4: S L S U A F D T A

Zarte: ASSAULT (7)
Phil: ASSAULT (7)
DC: SALADS (6) FAULTS (6) ADULTS (6)
OT: FLAUTAS (7)
Score: 24–31 (max 33)

Round 5: P T B D I E O C X

Zarte: COPIED (6)
Phil: COPIED (6)
DC: EXOTIC (6) PICOTED (7)
Score: 30–37 (max 40)

Round 6: 100, 75, 3, 7, 6, 1. Target: 127.

Zarte: 127. (7 x 3) + 6 + 100 (10)
Phil: 127. ((7 + 6) x (3 + 1)) + 75 (10)
Score: 40–47 (max 50)

Helen talks about helping out with the charity, Everton in the Community.

Round 7: U E I S L Y W A E

Zarte: EASILY (6)
Phil: weasely
DC: WEASEL (6) LEEWAY (6)
OT: ASYLEE (6) WISELY (6)
Score: 46–47 (max 56)

Round 8: N R K P O I N T E

Zarte: POINTER (7)
Phil: POINTER (7)
DC: PONTINE (7)
OT: EINKORN (7) ENPRINT (7) INTONER (7) NITRONE (7) NOINTER (7) PROTEIN (7) PTERION (7) REPOINT (7) TROPINE (7)
Score: 53–54 (max 63)

Round 9: 7, 6, 5, 4, 4, 3. Target: 918.

Zarte: 918. ((((7 x 5) + 4) x 4) - 3) x 6 (10)
Phil: 918. (((4 x 7) + 6) x 3) x (4 + 5) (10)
Score: 63–64 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: QUEENIVOR -> VERONIQUE

Round 10: E R N O E S D J P

Zarte: RESPOND (7)
Phil: RESPOND (7)
DC: ENDORSE (7) JONESED (7) PERSONED (8)
OT: PENDEJOS (8)
Score: 70–71 (max 81)

Round 11: A M T E S I R U V

Zarte: MURIATES (8)
Phil: MATURES (7)
Score: 78–71 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of idioms with animals in them, including "shrewd".

Round 12: R N I F D U O Q E

Zarte: FOUNDER (7)
Phil: FOUNDER (7)
DC: UNFIRED (7)
OT: NEUROID (7) QUERIDO (7) QUOINED (7) REFOUND (7)
Score: 85–78 (max 96)

Round 13: E T H O T A B N L

Zarte: NOTABLE (7)
Phil: tonable
DC: ETHANOL (7)
OT: OATHLET (7)
Score: 92–78 (max 103)

Round 14: 50, 75, 100, 8, 6, 3. Target: 556.

Zarte: 556. (8 x 75) - 50 + 6 (10)
Phil: 556. (8 x 75) - 50 + 6 (10)
Score: 102–88 (max 113)

Round 15: B E S T I R C O T

Zarte buzzes on 10.75 seconds to say OBSTETRIC which is correct.
Final Score: 112–88 (max 123)

After a huge scare, Zarte has reached the final!! Will he play Dougie Mackay, or will it be a rematch with Philip Aston... :?: :?: :?:

Statistics Corner

Zarte:
Total score - 112
Raw score - 112
Total % of max - 91
Raw % of max - 91
Total average score per round - 7.5
Raw average score per round - 7.5
Number of maxes - 11 8-)

Phil:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 72
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 7

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=78
ONWARD TO THE WORLD CUP OF DARTS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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