Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, Grand Final)

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Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, Grand Final)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:50 pm

WELL, IT'S HERE, THE SERIES 78 GRAND FINAL!!! AND IT'S A REMATCH!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

THIS SHOULD BE GREAT!!! ENJOY!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Countdown Grand Final recap for Friday 22 June 2018 (the first grand final rematch since Series 44).

C1: No.1 Seed Zarte "The Dadford Demon" Siempre (10 wins, 1,203 points.) A marketing manager and Apteforumite from Dadford, Buckinghamshire. He defeated No.4 Seed Phil Davies 112-88 in his semi-final on Wednesday.
C2: No.7 Seed Philip "The Bideford Bruiser" Aston (8 wins, 962 points.) An Apteforumite and student from Bideford, Devon. He defeated No.6 Seed Dougie Mackay 98-76 in his semi-final yesterday.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: A V S O L E B M S
R02: I T C U T A N I A
R03: 25, 100, 8, 3, 1, 7. Target: 309.
TTT: GIANTLEGS - "He's got giant legs, this word fits him perfectly."
R04: U P D H E E R D S
R05: A L Z E N O B T E
R06: 100, 1, 6, 3, 4, 5. Target: 196.
R07: O W L I G E C R S
R08: E Q H R A O N T M
R09: 25, 75, 3, 10, 8, 5. Target: 308.
TTT: PRIORTOES - "In days gone by, the headmaster would tell you to touch your toes, prior to whacking you on this."
R10: E P J O L T I G T
R11: E R T A M I D L O
R12: I N P K U E R S G
R13: A T N O R I S E D
R14: 25, 9, 10, 6, 8, 10. Target: 672.
R15: U S E D L O G I C (conundrum)


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Round 1: A V S O L E B M S

Zarte: ABSOLVES (8)
Philip: MOVABLES (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

Philip looked a bit doubtful, but both he and Zarte make a perfect start to the final. :) :D

Round 2: I T C U T A N I A

Zarte: TITANIC (7)
Philip: TITANIC (7)
DC: ATTAIN (6)
OT: ACTINIA (7)
Score: 15–15 (max 15)

Clearly this will be a TITANIC battle :!: :!:

Round 3: 25, 100, 8, 3, 1, 7. Target: 309.

Zarte: 309. (100 x 3) + 8 + 1 (10)
Philip: 309. (100 x 3) + 8 + 1 (10)
Score: 25–25 (max 25)

A numbers game that doesn't deserve to grace this final appears... :roll: :roll:

Teatime teaser: GIANTLEGS -> GANGLIEST

Round 4: U P D H E E R D S

Zarte: REPUSHED (8)
Philip: PERUSED (7)
Score: 33–25 (max 33)

Zarte is forced into a gamble, and it pays off handsomely, giving him the first lead of the final. 8-) 8-) 8-)

Round 5: A L Z E N O B T E

Zarte: BENZOATE (8)
Philip: BENZOATE (8)
DC: NOTABLE (7)
Score: 41–33 (max 41)

We are not worthy of this ridiculous level of word-spotting. 8-) (I must say that I was so happy to spot this watching from the audience. :geek: :ugeek: )

Round 6: 100, 1, 6, 3, 4, 5. Target: 196.

Zarte: 196. ((6 / 3) x 100) - 4 (10)
Philip: 196. ((5 - 3) x 100) - 4 (10)
Score: 51–43 (max 51)

NEXT!!! :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

Paul does a magic trick involving Nick's £20 note and a mug.

Round 7: O W L I G E C R S

Zarte: COWGIRLS (8)
Philip: COWGIRLS (8)
DC: GLOWIER (7) GLOWERS (7) SCOWLER (7)
Score: 59–51 (max 59)

First BENZOATE, now COWGIRLS!!! Crikey blimey!!! :P :P :P

Round 8: E Q H R A O N T M

Zarte: ANOTHER (7)
Philip: ANOTHER (7)
OT: MENORAH (7) MONTERA (7)
Score: 66–58 (max 66)

And now ANOTHER!!! You really are spoiling us, Ambassador... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Round 9: 25, 75, 3, 10, 8, 5. Target: 308.

Zarte: 308. ((75 + 25) x 3) + 8 (10)
Philip: 308. ((75 + 25) x 3) + 8 (10)
Score: 76–68 (max 76)

Goodness me, if only the numbers were as tricky.... :P :P

Teatime teaser: PRIORTOES -> POSTERIOR

Round 10: E P J O L T I G T

Zarte: PIGLET (6)
Philip: PIGLET (6)
DC: TOILET (6) POLITE (6)
OT: PIOLET (6) PITTLE (6) POTJIE (6) POTTLE (6) TIPTOE (6)
Score: 82–74 (max 82)

Two PIGLETs.....

Round 11: E R T A M I D L O

Zarte: MEDIATOR (8)
Philip: MEDIATOR (8)
DC: IDOLATER (8) timelord
OT: TAILORED (8)
Score: 90–82 (max 90)

---followed by two MEDIATORs...., this final is still producing the goods :!: :!: :!: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "canny".

Round 12: I N P K U E R S G

Zarte: superking
Philip: PERUSING (8)
OT: KERUINGS (8) SPUNKIER (8) SUPERING (8)
Score: 90–90 (max 98)

WOAH! WOAH!! WOAH!!! What a surprise twist!!! Just as Zarte thinks he's about to land the killer blow, he is denied by Susie, and we now have a level game with THREE ROUNDS TO GO :!: :!: :!: :shock: :shock: :shock: :o :o :o 8-) 8-) 8-)

Round 13: A T N O R I S E D

Zarte: NOTARISED (18)
Philip: NOTARISED (18)
DC: ORDINATES (18) DERATIONS (18)
OT: NADORITES (18)
Score: 108–108 (max 116)

Well, the last letters game of the series does produce a NINE for both players, and also a guaranteed crucial conundrum too!! Just the way we like it!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Now, will the final numbers give us yet another twist... :? :? :?: :?:

Round 14: 25, 9, 10, 6, 8, 10. Target: 672.

Zarte: 672. ((10 x 9) - 6) x 8 (10)
Philip: 672. (((10 x 6) + 25) - (10 - 9)) x 8 (10)
Score: 118–118 (max 126)

Well, it was at least a bit tougher than the other 3 combined, but it's still easy pickings for our finalists....

And so, it's now time for the final round (or will it go into extra time...??) of this series. WINNER TAKES ALL!!!

Round 15: U S E D L O G I C

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Zarte buzzes on 10.25 seconds to say...


GLUCOSIDE



which is correct :!: :!: :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Final Score: 128–118 (max 136)

WHAT A FINAL!!! THIS WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR YEARS TO COME!!!

The highest combined score in a series final (and that took something to beat that incredible Series 69 final between Dylan Taylor & Callum Todd), the highest winning and losing scores in a final too, and one that had 27/29 maxes between the players too :!: :!: :!: :shock: :shock: :shock: :o :o :o 8-) 8-) 8-) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :geek: :geek: :geek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

A massive congratulations to Zarte on becoming the new champion, and to Philip for being a brilliant runner-up. :D :D :D

Just a fantastic series, and a brilliant final to end the series on too. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

Series 79...., TOP THAT :!: :!: :!:

Statistics Corner

Zarte:
Total score - 128
Raw score - 128
Total % of max - 94
Raw % of max - 94
Total average score per round - 8.5
Raw average score per round - 8.5
Number of maxes - 14!!! :shock: :o 8-)

Philip:
Total score - 118
Raw score - 125
Total % of max - 87
Raw % of max - 92
Total average score per round - 7.9
Raw average score per round - 8.3
Number of maxes - 13!! :o :o :o

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=78
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, Grand Final)

Post by Bradley Horrocks » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:46 pm

Not a bad game.
"And PANTIES, thank you for that, that cheers us up enormously" - NH

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