Tuesday 8th January 2019 (CoC XV, Preliminary 5)

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Tuesday 8th January 2019 (CoC XV, Preliminary 5)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:56 pm

Let's just say the amount of anticipation for this match once it was drawn out was sky high... WAS IT WORTH THE WAIT...??? :?: :?: :?:

Countdown recap for Tuesday 8 January 2019.

C1: Series 74 Champion Paul Erdunast (11 games, 11 wins, 1,273 points.) An Apteforumite and legal/parliamentary officer from Pinner, Greater London.
C2: Series 78 Champion Zarte Siempre (11 games, 11 wins, 1,331 points.) An Apteforumite and freelance marketer from Dadford, Buckinghamshire.
DC: Susie Dent and Kate Humble.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D N U E X M A E P
R02: A S L I R E D O T
R03: 50, 7, 5, 5, 2, 1. Target: 236.
TTT: GOODPARTS - "He's a shy creature and finds it hard to come out of his shell."
R04: U E A P C R C E D
R05: R J A E L R O S E
R06: 75, 25, 50, 100, 6, 3. Target: 302.
R07: Y D A O T N U A E
R08: O E S N O H T I S
R09: 25, 6, 8, 3, 4, 7. Target: 556.
TTT: ALANCHART - "Alan posed as a chartered surveyor, when in fact he was nothing of the sort."
R10: E V I R M E F G Z
R11: S G A E P V U I R
R12: A I E T Q R W T W
R13: L P O A N B I O A
R14: 10, 8, 9, 7, 9, 5. Target: 824.
R15: A M R E S T I V E (conundrum)


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Round 1: D N U E X M A E P

Paul: EXPAND (6)
Zarte: EXPEND (6)
DC: UNMADE (6) DEMEAN (6) PNEUMA (6)
OT: APEMEN (6) APEXED (6) AXEMEN (6) DAMPEN (6) DUMPEE (6) EXAMEN (6) NEAPED (6) PEMUDA (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 6)

Round 2: A S L I R E D O T

Paul: IDOLATERS (18)
Zarte: IDOLATERS (18)
DC: STEROIDAL (18)
Score: 24–24 (max 24)

After a drab first round, a simple 9 for both appears. :) :D 8-)

Round 3: 50, 7, 5, 5, 2, 1. Target: 236.

Paul: 236. (50 x 5) - (7 x 2) (10)
Zarte: 236. (50 x 5) - (7 x 2) (10)
Score: 34–34 (max 34)

Teatime teaser: GOODPARTS -> GASTROPOD

Round 4: U E A P C R C E D

Paul: CAPERED (7)
Zarte: ACCRUED (7)
OT: ACCEDER (7) REPACED (7)
Score: 41–41 (max 41)

Round 5: R J A E L R O S E

Paul: REAROSE (7)
Zarte: RELEASOR (8)
DC: SORREL (6) LEASER (6)
Score: 41–49 (max 49)

After 2 more simple rounds, the first breakthrough appears and Zarte takes the lead :!: :!: 8-) 8-)

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

Paul: 302. (100 x 3) + (50 / 25) (10)
Zarte: 302. (100 x 3) + (50 / 25) (10)
Score: 51–59 (max 59)

There was me in the audience expecting both of them to do ((75 x 100) + 50) / 25... :P :P :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :geek: :geek: :ugeek: :ugeek: 8-) 8-)

Kate talks about her love of landscapes via art.

Round 7: Y D A O T N U A E

Paul: AUTODYNE (8)
Zarte: DONATE (6)
Score: 59–59 (max 67)

A phenomenal spot by Paul ends Zarte's hopes of a max game, but also puts the game back level too... :shock: :o 8-)

Round 8: O E S N O H T I S

Paul: noshiest
Zarte: SHOOTIES (8)
DC: SOONEST (7) SOONISH (7) HISTONES (8)
OT: STOOSHIE (8)
Score: 59–67 (max 75)

...., but as soon as Zarte's 8 point lead goes, it reappears as Paul can't be the noshiest person.... :oops: :oops:

Round 9: 25, 6, 8, 3, 4, 7. Target: 556.

Paul: 556. ((25 x 6) - 8 - 3) x 4 (10)
Zarte: 556. (((8 x 4) - 7 - 3) x 25) + 6 (10)
Score: 69–77 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: ALANCHART -> CHARLATAN

Round 10: E V I R M E F G Z

Paul: GRIEVE (6)
Zarte: REGIME (6)
DC: FRIEZE (6)
OT: EMIGRE (6) REGIVE (6)
Score: 75–83 (max 91)

Round 11: S G A E P V U I R

Paul: SEVRUGA (7)
Zarte: SEVRUGA (7)
DC: UPRAISE (7)
OT: GRAVIES (7) PARVISE (7) PAVISER (7) PRISAGE (7) RIVAGES (7)
Score: 82–90 (max 98)

More flat rounds keep up the maxes and keep up the pressure on both players too... :roll: :roll: :roll:

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "cottoning on" and "twigging".

Round 12: A I E T Q R W T W

Paul: WAITER (6)
Zarte: WAITER (6)
OT: ATTIRE (6) RATITE (6) TAWTIE (6) WITTER (6)
Score: 88–96 (max 104)

Round 13: L P O A N B I O A

Paul: POBLANO (7)
Zarte: PIANOLA (7)
OT: PANIOLO (7)
Score: 95–103 (max 111)

A flat 6 round, followed by a delightful 7 apiece, as we head into the final numbers game... ;) :) :D

Round 14: 10, 8, 9, 7, 9, 5. Target: 824.

Paul: 824. ((9 x 9) + 7 + 5 + 10) x 8 (10)
Zarte: 824. (((10 x 9) + 8 - 7) x 9) + 5 (10)
Score: 105–113 (max 121)

6 small keeps up the pressure, but both players are up to the challenge, and as we probably all expected, we do indeed have a crucial conundrum... 8-) 8-) 8-)

Round 15: A M R E S T I V E

No one buzzes. The answer was TIMESAVER.
Final Score: 105–113 (max 131)

Well...., I wasn't expecting a full 30 seconds...., but there you go....

So, we did have the fantastic spectacle we anticipated, and it was just one round that sealed it in the end...., Paul was spectacular, and Zarte was exceptional, a match worthy of the Champion of Champions tournament. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

So, Zarte will be back in 9 days time to take on Tom Carey in the 4th quarter-final. That should also be a top contest, and one we were all looking forward to in the studio :!: :!: :!: :D :D :D

Statistics Corner

Paul:
Total score - 105
Raw score - 112
Total % of max - 80
Raw % of max - 85
Total average score per round - 7.0
Raw average score per round - 7.5
Number of maxes - 12 8-)

Zarte:
Total score - 113
Raw score - 119
Total % of max - 86
Raw % of max - 91
Total average score per round - 7.5
Raw average score per round - 7.9
Number of maxes - 13 8-) 8-)

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=-18
CO:WY COMING SOON.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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