Wednesday 26th June 2019 (Series 80, 1st Semi-Final)

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Wednesday 26th June 2019 (Series 80, 1st Semi-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:08 pm

SEMI-FINAL TIME!!! :) :D 8-) :mrgreen: :geek: :ugeek:

Countdown recap for Wednesday 26 June 2019.

C1: #1 Seed Elliott "The Oldham Onager" Mellor (9 wins, 1,170 points.) An Apteforumite and maths student currently studying at Manchester Metropolitan University from Oldham. He won his quarter-final against #8 seed Mark Decouto 109-73 last Thursday.
C2: #4 Seed Maggie "The Lutterworth Longbow" Barlow (9 wins, 892 points.) A retired librarian from Lutterworth, Leicestershire. She won her quarter-final against #5 seed Fiona Titcombe 98-78 yesterday.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Arnold.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: I A O L R S T E O
R02: N D V N T S A I E
R03: 1, 8, 1, 4, 9, 10. Target: 652.
TTT: REGRINDER - "Always firing off, but man, what a bore!"
R04: B S W U I O R A N
R05: E I U E T P C J A
R06: 50, 7, 8, 5, 3, 10. Target: 536.
R07: I O I E M D N L O
R08: S C M A E U A G X
R09: 25, 7, 10, 6, 2, 2. Target: 244.
TTT: BLUELIONS - "This one is difficult, in fact, it might be impossible."
R10: E I P H O T S B M
R11: A U A E C D S N O
R12: T S H R E A O G U
R13: A E A I R T M R E
R14: 100, 75, 50, 2, 6, 4. Target: 757.
R15: I B U R P T O O L (conundrum)


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Round 1: I A O L R S T E O

Elliott: OESTRIOL (8)
Maggie: ORIOLES (7)
OT: ISOLATOR (8) OSTIOLAR (8) ROSOLATE (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: N D V N T S A I E

Elliott: DEVIANTS (8)
Maggie: DEVIANTS (8)
Score: 16–8 (max 16)

Round 3: 1, 8, 1, 4, 9, 10. Target: 652.

Elliott: 652. ((10 - 1) x 9 x 8) + 4 (10)
Maggie: 652. (((10 x 8) + 1) x (9 - 1)) + 4 (10)
Score: 26–18 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: REGRINDER -> DERRINGER

Round 4: B S W U I O R A N

Elliott: RAINBOWS (8)
Maggie: RAINBOWS (8)
DC: BONSAI (6)
OT: UNIBROWS (8)
Score: 34–26 (max 34)

Round 5: E I U E T P C J A

Elliott: CAJEPUT (7)
Maggie: APIECE (6)
DC: TEACUP (6)
Score: 41–26 (max 41)

Round 6: 50, 7, 8, 5, 3, 10. Target: 536.

Elliott: 536. ((10 x 7) - 3) x 8 (10)
Maggie: 536. ((50 + 3) x 10) + 5 + 8 - 7 (10)
Score: 51–36 (max 51)

Richard talks about his appearance on The Celebrity Apprentice.

Round 7: I O I E M D N L O

Elliott: MELODION (8)
Maggie: DOMINIE (7)
Score: 59–36 (max 59)

Round 8: S C M A E U A G X

Elliott: AMUSE (5)
Maggie: CAUSE (5)
DC: EXAMS (5) MAGUS (5)
OT: ACAUSE (6)
Score: 64–41 (max 65)

Round 9: 25, 7, 10, 6, 2, 2. Target: 244.

Elliott: 244. (25 x 10) - 6 (10)
Maggie: 244. (25 x 10) - 6 (10)
Score: 74–51 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: BLUELIONS -> INSOLUBLE

Round 10: E I P H O T S B M

Elliott: MOPIEST (7)
Maggie: BOTHIES (7)
DC: PHOTISM (7)
OT: ETHIOPS (7) HOMIEST (7) MOHSITE (7) OPHITES (7) OPISTHE (7) OPTIMES (7) PHOBISM (7) PHOBIST (7) PHOTIES (7) STOMPIE (7)
Score: 81–58 (max 82)

Round 11: A U A E C D S N O

Elliott: DEACONS (7)
Maggie: DEACONS (7)
DC: UNCASED (7)
OT: ACNODES (7) ADENOUS (7) DOUANES (7)
Score: 88–65 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "news" and "roughshod".

Round 12: T S H R E A O G U

Elliott: SHORTAGE (8)
Maggie: SHORTAGE (8)
DC: ROUGHEST (8)
OT: OUTRAGES (8) RESOUGHT (8) ROUGHETS (8)
Score: 96–73 (max 97)

Round 13: A E A I R T M R E

Elliott: MEATIER (7)
Maggie: EMIRATE (7)
DC: TRIREME (7)
OT: ARTEMIA (7) EMERITA (7) MARRITE (7) MATIERE (7) MERITER (7) TEARIER (7)
Score: 103–80 (max 104)

Round 14: 100, 75, 50, 2, 6, 4. Target: 757.

Elliott: 756. ((100 + 75) x 4) + 50 + 6 (7)
Maggie: 760.
RR: 757. ((100 + 4) x (6 + 2)) - 75 (10)
Score: 110–80 (max 114)

Round 15: I B U R P T O O L

Elliott buzzes on 0.75 seconds to say POLITBURO which is correct.
Final Score: 120–80 (max 124)

Super incredible form from Elliott once again, as even thought the 9's seem to have dried up for him in the finals, he's still on a hot streak, and a great 13-maxer today definitely confirms that he's gonna be the one to watch in Friday's final. 8-) 8-) 8-)

Big credit to Maggie too, for another great performance, with 9 maxes as well, a very good showing indeed. :) :) :)

I'll be back with tomorrow for the 2nd semi-final between #2 seed Dinos Sfyris and #3 seed Brendan Whitehurst. :D :D :D

Statistics Corner

Elliott:
Total score - 120
Raw score - 120
Total % of max - 97
Raw % of max - 97
Total average score per round - 8.0
Raw average score per round - 8.0
Number of maxes - 13 8-) 8-)

Maggie:
Total score - 80
Raw score - 107
Total % of max - 67
Raw % of max - 86
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 9

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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