Thursday 20th June 2019 (Series 80, 1st Quarter-Final)

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Thursday 20th June 2019 (Series 80, 1st Quarter-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:18 pm

TIME FOR THE SERIES 80 FINALS TO BEGIN!!! :) :D 8-) :mrgreen: :geek: :ugeek:

Countdown recap for Thursday 20 June 2019.

C1: #1 Seed Elliott "The Oldham Onager" Mellor (8 wins, 1,061 points.) An Apteforumite and maths student currently studying at Manchester Metropolitan University from Oldham.
C2: #8 Seed Mark "The Richmond Rifle" Decouto (6 wins, 544 points.) A social worker from Richmond, Greater London.
DC: Susie Dent and Rufus Hound.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O A E L H T B S I
R02: T U P E G A R O P
R03: 1, 6, 8, 2, 7, 1. Target: 607.
TTT: DORASDEEP - "Dora's in deep trouble in Spain, she's turned to criminal activity."
R04: C E S A L I F R C
R05: U O A S M K H E I
R06: 50, 100, 6, 1, 9, 1. Target: 906.
R07: U A I S D R S E O
R08: P I L A M R O C A
R09: 2, 7, 3, 10, 6, 7. Target: 143.
TTT: USEDNERDS - "The crab took all its clothes off, but wasn't ready to eat."
R10: N R S M D U O E A
R11: E O I O L S N T E
R12: R J T N A D I E S
R13: U A I A D Y F O T
R14: 100, 50, 75, 4, 1, 3. Target: 965.
R15: N I N E I T G U Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: O A E L H T B S I

Elliott: ISOLATE (7)
Mark: ISOLATE (7)
DC: LOATHES (7) BOATIES (7)
OT: ABLEIST (7) ABOLISH (7) AEOLIST (7) ASTILBE (7) BESTIAL (7) BLAHEST (7) BOATELS (7) BOLSHIE (7) BOTHIES (7) EOLITHS (7) HOLIEST (7) HOSTILE (7) LATEISH (7) LITHOES (7) OBELIAS (7) OBLATES (7) STABILE (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: T U P E G A R O P

Elliott: OUTRAGE (7)
Mark: OUTRAGE (7)
DC: PORTAGE (7) tupper
OT: POTAGER (7) PROPAGE (7)
Score: 14–14 (max 14)

Round 3: 1, 6, 8, 2, 7, 1. Target: 607.

Elliott: 608. ((((6 x 2) - 1) x 7) - 1) x 8 (7)
Mark: -
RR: 608. ((((6 x 2) - 1) x 7) - 1) x 8 (7)
Score: 21–14 (max 21)

Teatime teaser: DORASDEEP -> DESPERADO

Round 4: C E S A L I F R C

Elliott: SCALIER (7)
Mark: SCALIER (7)
DC: CALICES (7)
OT: FASCICLE (8)
Score: 28–21 (max 29)

Round 5: U O A S M K H E I

Elliott: HOMIES (6)
Mark: hokums
DC: MASHIE (6) KHOUMS (6)
OT: MUKHIAS (7)
Score: 34–21 (max 36)

Round 6: 50, 100, 6, 1, 9, 1. Target: 906.

Elliott: 906. (9 x 100) + 6 (10)
Mark: 906. (9 x 100) + 6 (10)
Score: 44–31 (max 46)

Another easy numbers sees Rufus get off his chair and do some sort of mix between a hand jive and "pat-a-cake" with Elliott... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Rufus does a modern-style poem about photographs.

Round 7: U A I S D R S E O

Elliott: DESIROUS (8)
Mark: SOURED (6)
DC: DOSSIER (7) RADIUSES (8)
OT: SIDEROUS (8)
Score: 52–31 (max 54)

Round 8: P I L A M R O C A

Elliott: APORIA (6)
Mark: PROCLAIM (8)
OT: ACROMIAL (8) PICLORAM (8)
Score: 52–39 (max 62)

Round 9: 2, 7, 3, 10, 6, 7. Target: 143.

Elliott: 143. (7 + 6) x (10 + 3 - 2) (10)
Mark: 143. ((7 + 7) x 10) + 3 (10)
Score: 62–49 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: USEDNERDS -> UNDRESSED

Round 10: N R S M D U O E A

Elliott: RANSOMED (8)
Mark: MAUNDERS (8)
DC: NEUROMAS (8)
OT: ENAMOURS (8) MADRONES (8) MANDORES (8) MODERNUS (8) NURSEDOM (8) ROADSMEN (8) SURNAMED (8)
Score: 70–57 (max 80)

Round 11: E O I O L S N T E

Elliott: LOONIEST (8)
Mark: LOONIEST (8)
DC: OILSTONE (8)
OT: NEOLITES (8) NOSELITE (8)
Score: 78–65 (max 88)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words relating to "gladiator".

Round 12: R J T N A D I E S

Elliott: RANDIEST (8)
Mark: RANDIEST (8)
DC: STRAINED (8)
OT: DETRAINS (8) RANDJIES (8)
Score: 86–73 (max 96)

Round 13: U A I A D Y F O T

Elliott: YAUTIA (6)
Mark: TODAY (5)
DC: AUDIO (5)
Score: 92–73 (max 102)

Round 14: 100, 50, 75, 4, 1, 3. Target: 965.

Elliott: 968. ((100 + 50 - 1) x (4 + 3)) - 75 (7)
Mark: -
RR: 962, but says 966 is possible. (7)
OT: 966. (50 - 3 - 1) x (100 - 75 - 4) (7)
Score: 99–73 (max 109)

Round 15: N I N E I T G U Y

Elliott buzzes on 0.75 seconds to say INGENUITY which is correct.
Final Score: 109–73 (max 119)

Well, Elliott scrapes over the 100 mark, but the nasty numbers picks, along with some dross earlier dented the available max to 119, which was just 1 point above Elliott's lowest score in the heats :!: :!: :P :P

Big praise to Mark for hanging on in to the end, and us in the audience certainly got a shock when he beat Elliott with PROCLAIM, but he goes home with his head held high. ;) ;) ;)

Elliott will be back on Wednesday to play the winner of the all female quarter-final between #4 seed Maggie Barlow, and #5 seed Fiona Titcombe. :) :) :)

My good buddy Dinos Sfyris is on tomorrow, as he being the #2 seed takes on the #7 seed and fellow South Yorkshire-based player Sandra Pilson. :D :D :D

Statistics Corner

Elliott:
Total score - 109
Raw score - 115
Total % of max - 92
Raw % of max - 97
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 7.7
Number of maxes - 12 8-) 8-)

Mark:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 8

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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