Thursday 27th June 2019 (Series 80, 2nd Semi-Final)

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Thursday 27th June 2019 (Series 80, 2nd Semi-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:20 pm

WHO WILL JOIN ELLIOTT IN THE FINAL....??? :) :D 8-) :mrgreen: :geek: :ugeek:

Countdown recap for Thursday 27 June 2019.

C1: #2 Seed Dinos "The Rotherham Rocket" Sfyris (9 wins, 1,036 points.) An Apteforumite and maths tutor from Rotherham, South Yorkshire. He won his quarter-final against #7 seed Sandra Pilson 118-71 last Friday.
C2: #3 Seed Brendan "The Sunny Hill Sabre" Whitehurst (9 wins, 877 points.) A home shopping colleague from Sunny Hill, Derbyshire. She won her quarter-final against #6 seed Steven Turnbull 58-57 on Monday.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Arnold.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S A L I F O L R A
R02: G E P U R E Z A D
R03: 10, 3, 1, 5, 7, 4. Target: 724.
TTT: SADRELICS - "Sadly, it became a relic when they invented the DVD."
R04: T I S O T E C O Y
R05: N I S A D E H I O
R06: 25, 100, 50, 4, 9, 9. Target: 454.
R07: N E K A R I S W T
R08: T E P O C A B I M
R09: 6, 7, 2, 10, 3, 5. Target: 507.
TTT: MOUSEMAUL - "The Taj Mahal might help you get the answer to this."
R10: N O T U L A D O H
R11: M E T A P O G S R
R12: W I G U S A M E R
R13: S U R E S I M A E
R14: 25, 75, 100, 50, 5, 3. Target: 632.
R15: R I P U P R O O T (conundrum)


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Round 1: S A L I F O L R A

Dinos: ROSALIA (7)
Brendan: SOLARIA (7)
DC: FLORALS (7)
OT: ALFISOL (7) AROLLAS (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: G E P U R E Z A D

Dinos: UPGRADE (7)
Brendan: PURGED (6)
DC: GRAZED (6)
OT: AUGERED (7) GUARDEE (7) PUGREED (7)
Score: 14–7 (max 14)

Round 3: 10, 3, 1, 5, 7, 4. Target: 724.

Dinos: 725. ((7 - 1) x 4 x 3 x 10) + 5 (7)
Brendan: -
Score: 21–7 (max 21)

Teatime teaser: SADRELICS -> LASERDISC

Round 4: T I S O T E C O Y

Dinos: OOCYTES (7)
Brendan: COOTIES (7)
DC: SOCIETY (7) COTTISE (7)
OT: COYOTES (7) OTOCYST (7) SCOTTIE (7) TOOTSIE (7)
Score: 28–14 (max 28)

Round 5: N I S A D E H I O

Dinos: ADHESION (8)
Brendan: ADHESION (8)
DC: HANDIES (7)
Score: 36–22 (max 36)

Round 6: 25, 100, 50, 4, 9, 9. Target: 454.

Dinos: 454. (((9 / 9) + 100) x 4) + 50 (10)
Brendan: 454. (50 x 9) + 4 (10)
Score: 46–32 (max 46)

Richard talks about doing the Midnight Gameshow section of Michael McIntyre's Big Show in Peter Andre's house.

Round 7: N E K A R I S W T

Dinos: SWANKIER (8)
Brendan: SWANKIER (8)
DC: WATERSKI (8)
OT: KNITWEAR (8) NARKIEST (8) WANKIEST (8)
Score: 54–40 (max 54)

Round 8: T E P O C A B I M

Dinos: METOPIC (7)
Brendan: COMBAT (6)
DC: POETIC (6) AMOEBIC (7)
OT: POEMATIC (8)
Score: 61–40 (max 62)

Round 9: 6, 7, 2, 10, 3, 5. Target: 507.

Dinos: 507. Mistake in working.
Brendan: 506. (10 x 5 x (7 + 3)) + 6 (7)
RR: 507. ((10 + 7) x 5 x 6) - 3 (10)
Score: 61–47 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: MOUSEMAUL -> MAUSOLEUM (Fun fact: the original scramble was MALEMOUSE, until someone in the audience (me :geek: ) pointed out that MALEMOUSE wasn't an anagram of MAUSOLEUM... :oops: :oops: :roll: :roll: )

Round 10: N O T U L A D O H

Dinos: odontal
Brendan: HANDOUT (7)
DC: OUTLAND (7)
OT: AUNTHOOD (8) DUATHLON (8)
Score: 61–54 (max 80)

Round 11: M E T A P O G S R

Dinos: PORTAGES (8)
Brendan: GRATES (6)
OT: POSTGAME (8) POTAGERS (8) PTEROMAS (8)
Score: 69–54 (max 88)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of the names of some UK cities.

Round 12: W I G U S A M E R

Dinos: EARWIGS (7)
Brendan: IMAGERS (7)
DC: MIRAGES (7)
OT: MAUGERS (7) MAUGRES (7)
Score: 76–61 (max 95)

Round 13: S U R E S I M A E

Dinos: MASSEUR (7)
Brendan: MESSIER (7)
DC: MEASURES (8)
OT: REASSUME (8) SERIEMAS (8)
Score: 83–68 (max 103)

Round 14: 25, 75, 100, 50, 5, 3. Target: 632.

Dinos: 632. ((75 + 50) x 5) + (100 / 25) + 3 (10)
Brendan: 632. ((75 + 50) x 5) + (100 / 25) + 3 (10)
Score: 93–78 (max 113)

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

Dinos buzzes on 3.75 seconds to say POTPOURRI which is correct.
Final Score: 103–78 (max 123)

A very tight affair in the end, after Dinos' mini stumble around the second break, but he showed why he was the #2 seed and was in pretty good form throughout, and Brendan did well after the scrappy quarter-final he endured with Steven on Monday.

So, tomorrow is the final that most people have been hoping for, as Elliott Mellor takes on Dinos Sfyris in a match that has all the hallmarks of being a classic. 8-) 8-) 8-)

Join me for that :!: :!: :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

Statistics Corner

Dinos:
Total score - 103
Raw score - 103
Total % of max - 84
Raw % of max - 84
Total average score per round - 6.9
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 11 8-) 8-)

Brendan:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 7

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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