Thursday 3rd January 2019 (CoC XV, Preliminary 2)

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Thursday 3rd January 2019 (CoC XV, Preliminary 2)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:37 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 3 January 2019.

C1: Series 74 Runner-Up Ann Dibben (11 games, 10 wins, 1,209 points.) An Apterite company secretary from Haselmere, Surrey.
C2: Series 77 Semi-Finalist John Cowen (10 games, 9 wins, 987 points.) An maths graduate from Morecambe, Lancashire.
DC: Susie Dent and Kate Humble.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G R A E F S A I H
R02: W U N M G E O R U
R03: 50, 4, 6, 1, 2, 7. Target: 491.
TTT: ONCEISOME - "Once I get some work we can slacken the purse strings, but until then, we need to cut back."
R04: C R E O T E S D L
R05: S B I O N M E N I
R06: 5, 1, 7, 7, 4, 9. Target: 288.
R07: L R T A S E O E T
R08: D U E V O E Q P A
R09: 50, 2, 1, 3, 1, 6. Target: 709.
TTT: LAIDMINCE - "He'd have a few snifters before bedtime, purely for these purposes."
R10: D O E V T U D E G
R11: S F R O A Z U E D
R12: A E P T B J A R W
R13: S H L I A S K E D
R14: 7, 5, 10, 9, 6, 2. Target: 572.
R15: S H Y B I R D I E (conundrum)


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Round 1: G R A E F S A I H

Ann: HEGIRAS (7)
John: HEGIRAS (7)
DC: farage farages GARFISH (7)
OT: AGRAFES (7) ASHRAFI (7) RAGFISH (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

A nice start from both with HEGIRAS. 8-) 8-)

Round 2: W U N M G E O R U

Ann: monger
John: monger
DC: MORGUE (6) WOMEN (5) ROGUE (5)
OT: MURGEON (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 14)

Unfortunately, both fall into the monger trap, although Ann did express her doubts beforehand.... :roll: :roll:

Round 3: 50, 4, 6, 1, 2, 7. Target: 491.

Ann: 491. ((6 + 4) x 50) - 7 - 2 (10)
John: 491. ((6 + 4) x 50) - 7 - 2 (10)
Score: 17–17 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: ONCEISOME -> ECONOMISE

Round 4: C R E O T E S D L

Ann: CORSETED (8)
John: ELECTORS (8)
DC: ESCORTED (8) CORSELET (8)
OT: CLOSETED (8) ELECTROS (8) RECLOSED (8) RECOLTES (8) REDCOLES (8) SELECTOR (8)
Score: 25–25 (max 32)

Round 5: S B I O N M E N I

Ann: BONNIES (7)
John: MINIONS (7)
OT: NOMINIES (8)
Score: 32–32 (max 40)

Both players are nicely matched as we pass a third of the match.

Round 6: 5, 1, 7, 7, 4, 9. Target: 288.

Ann: 288. Mistake in working.
John: 288. ((7 x 5) - (7 - 4)) x 9 (10)
Score: 32–42 (max 50)

There's the first breakthrough, giving John the lead. 8-) 8-) 8-)

Kate talks about discovering a new water sport called "pack rafting" in Snowdonia.

Round 7: L R T A S E O E T

Ann: TOLERATES (18)
John: TOLERATES (18)
DC: LETTERS (7) RATTLES (7)
OT: LETERATOS (18)
Score: 50–60 (max 68)

Beautiful NINE :!: :!: :!: ;) :) :D

Round 8: D U E V O E Q P A

Ann: OPAQUE (6)
John: VAPED (5)
DC: OPAQUED (7)
Score: 56–60 (max 75)

A very OPAQUE 6, but an even more OPAQUED 7 from DC, but Ann is back in the game now...

Round 9: 50, 2, 1, 3, 1, 6. Target: 709.

Ann: 710. (((50 x 2) + 1) x (6 + 1)) + 3 (7)
John: 711.
Score: 63–60 (max 82)

And she takes the lead with a "perfect" solve.

Teatime teaser: LAIDMINCE -> MEDICINAL

Round 10: D O E V T U D E G

Ann: DEVOTED (7)
John: DEVOTED (7)
Score: 70–67 (max 89)

Round 11: S F R O A Z U E D

Ann: FEDORAS (7)
John: FEDORAS (7)
DC: AROUSED (7)
Score: 77–74 (max 96)

Nice pairs of 7's...., this game is still too tight, and I definitely thought it was going to be like this when I was in the audience watching it!!

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

Round 12: A E P T B J A R W

Ann: APART (5)
John: ABATER (6)
DC: WATER (5)
OT: PATERA (6)
Score: 77–80 (max 102)

A 3 point deficit turns into a 3 point lead for John thanks to his 6.

Round 13: S H L I A S K E D

Ann: SLASHED (7)
John: SLASHED (7)
DC: SHIELDS (7)
OT: ALSIKES (7) HALIDES (7) HASSLED (7) SHEILAS (7)
Score: 84–87 (max 109)

No lead SLASHED here, as we head to the final numbers game....

Round 14: 7, 5, 10, 9, 6, 2. Target: 572.

Ann: 572. (((9 x 10) + 5) x 6) + 2 (10)
John: -
Score: 94–87 (max 119)

WOAH! WOAH!! WOAH!!! Just when you thought you'd seen it all, Ann takes the lead for the first time as we go into the conundrum... :shock: :shock:

Round 15: S H Y B I R D I E

John buzzes on 1.25 seconds to say HYBRIDISE which is correct.
Final Score: 94–97 (max 129)

WOAH! WOAH!! WOAH!!! Very nip-tuck between the two, but John nips in to reclaim his lead at the death!!

Such a great match to watch was this, and such a shame for Ann, who was absolutely fantastic in Series 74, but came up against a tough opponent in John, and it also means our female representation in the CoC is over already... :( :cry:

But, a big congratulations to John, who will return in 12 days time to play either Bradley Horrocks (in a possible rematch) or Andrew Macleod (in a non-rematch :P ).

Statistics Corner

Ann:
Total score - 94
Raw score - 99
Total % of max - 73
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.6
Number of maxes - 9

John:
Total score - 97
Raw score - 109
Total % of max - 75
Raw % of max - 84
Total average score per round - 6.5
Raw average score per round - 7.3
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=-18
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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