Monday 15th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 59)

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Monday 15th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 59)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:26 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 15 April 2019.

C1: Champion Mark Decouto (6 wins, 466 points.) A social worker from Richmond, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Dave Butt. A retired HR officer from Doncaster, South Yorkshire. He plays in his local over-55 snooker league.
DC: Susie Dent and Tim Vine, who is done after just 4 shows.... :( :cry:
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T E S I G U M R E
R02: O N S P I U W T A
R03: 100, 8, 7, 4, 7, 8. Target: 669.
TTT: ALARMDEMO - "She was a difficult teenager, everything seemed to be afflicted with this."
R04: G E O N D S M E C
R05: R I Q E A N S X C
R06: 25, 10, 5, 7, 3, 9. Target: 863.
R07: K B M R I O A I N
R08: C A E A Z N H R W
R09: 3, 5, 1, 5, 6, 2. Target: 892.
TTT: SINGLETIC - "She became very emotionally dependent on me, because of a certain film."
R10: P E I S L R E P N
R11: F E R I L A D O R
R12: J T S T E O I H S
R13: L T L F G A E E U
R14: 100, 25, 75, 50, 5, 5. Target: 409.
R15: G E T D I N N E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: T E S I G U M R E

Mark: MUSTIER (7)
Dave: GRIMES (6)
DC: REGIMES (7) GESTURE (7)
OT: EMERITUS (8) GERMIEST (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: O N S P I U W T A

Mark: PIOUS (5)
Dave: PISTON (6)
DC: OPUNTIAS (8)
OT: PATINOUS (8) SWAPTION (8) UTOPIANS (8)
Score: 7–6 (max 16)

Round 3: 100, 8, 7, 4, 7, 8. Target: 669.

Mark: 669. (100 x 7) - (8 x 4) + 8 - 7 (10)
Dave: 668.
Score: 17–6 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: ALARMDEMO -> MELODRAMA

Round 4: G E O N D S M E C

Mark: GENOMES (7)
Dave: condems
DC: SCONE (5) SECONDE (7)
OT: CONGEES (7) ENCODES (7) MESOGEN (7) NEGOCES (7)
Score: 24–6 (max 33)

Round 5: R I Q E A N S X C

Mark: CARIES (6)
Dave: CRANES (6)
DC: CASEIN (6) ARSENIC (7)
OT: CARNIES (7)
Score: 30–12 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 10, 5, 7, 3, 9. Target: 863.

Mark: 863. (7 x 5 x 25) - (9 + 3) (10)
Dave: 863. (7 x 5 x 25) - (9 + 3) (10)
Score: 40–22 (max 50)

Tim does more jokes to finish his contracted week in DC.

Round 7: K B M R I O A I N

Mark: BRAIN (5)
Dave: BRINK (5)
DC: ROBINIA (7)
OT: MINIBAR (7)
Score: 45–27 (max 57)

Round 8: C A E A Z N H R W

Mark: WRENCH (6)
Dave: WRENCH (6)
DC: ARCANE (6)
OT: ANARCH (6) CHENAR (6)
Score: 51–33 (max 63)

Round 9: 3, 5, 1, 5, 6, 2. Target: 892.

Mark: -
Dave: 899. (6 x 5 x 3 x 2 x 5) - 1 (5)
RR: 890. ((6 x 5 x 3) - 1) x 2 x 5 (7)
OT: 894. ((5 x 3 x 2 x 5) - 1) x 6 (7)
Score: 51–38 (max 70)

Teatime teaser: SINGLETIC -> CLINGIEST

Round 10: P E I S L R E P N

Mark: NIPPLES (7)
Dave: REPLIES (7)
OT: PELERINS (8)
Score: 58–45 (max 78)

Round 11: F E R I L A D O R

Mark: FAILED (6)
Dave: FLARED (6)
DC: RAILED (6) FRAILER (7) LARDIER (7)
OT: DARIOLE (7) RADIOLE (7) REFRAID (7)
Score: 64–51 (max 85)

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

Round 12: J T S T E O I H S

Mark: HOTTIES (7)
Dave: HOTTIES (7)
DC: HOSTIES (7)
OT: SOTTISH (7) THEISTS (7)
Score: 71–58 (max 92)

Round 13: L T L F G A E E U

Mark: FLUTE (5)
Dave: LEAGUE (6)
DC: EAGLE (5) EAGLET (6) GLEEFUL (7)
OT: FELLAGE (7) FELLATE (7) GLUTEAL (7) LEAFLET (7) TEGULAE (7)
Score: 71–64 (max 99)

Round 14: 100, 25, 75, 50, 5, 5. Target: 409.

Mark: 410. (100 x 5) - 75 - 25 + (50 / 5) (7)
Dave: 410. (100 x 5) - 75 - 25 + (50 / 5) (7)
Score: 78–71 (max 106)

Round 15: G E T D I N N E R

Dave buzzes on 3.75 seconds to say TENDERING which is correct.
Final Score: 78–81 (max 116)

So, Mark leaves us after a reversal of his second game, when he was behind all the way up until the conundrum, then won. But, his 6 wins and 544 points mean that he is currently the #5 seed, behind the 4 octochamps, and he could easily be back for the finals in just over 2 months time... ;) :) :D

Statistics Corner

Mark:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 67
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 6

Dave:
Total score - 81
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 81
Total average score per round - 5.4
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 5

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=80
CO:WY COMING SOON.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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