Andrew Perry

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Andrew Perry at the 2001 World Scrabble Championships.

Andrew Perry first appeared on Countdown at the age of 11, in Series 26, where he became the eventual runner-up of that series.

He won his first seven league games in impressive fashion before losing his eighth to Gary Thomson. Perry's father, Steve, appeared later in the same series. Perry was #1 seed for the final rounds, where he beat Peggy Mills in the quarter-finals and Alan Harwood in the semis, but in the final against Andy Bodle, he came unstuck, losing 73 – 45.

Perry played in Championship of Champions VII, but lost his first game to the eventual winner Don Reid.

Perry returned for the Supreme Championship and was on impressive form, eliminating David Elias, Chris Waddington and Clive Freedman before being knocked out in the quarter-finals of the series by eventual winner Harvey Freeman. However he did solve the first conundrum in the final, ADOBESTEP --> SPEEDBOAT.

Perry is a well known Scrabble player, and holds the record for the second highest finish in the World Scrabble Championship by a British player when he finished 3rd in 2003. Mark Nyman is the only player to finish higher, as he was World Champion in 1993.

Preceded by
James Sinclair
Series runner-up
Series 26
Followed by
Richard Campbell

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
1433 30/08/1993 P Andrew Perry 50 – 42 Joan McLean Jan Harvey Ruth Killick 73
1434 31/08/1993 P Andrew Perry 59 – 22 John Sefton Jan Harvey Ruth Killick 71
1435 1/09/1993 P Andrew Perry 57 – 53 Lynne Blackburn Jan Harvey Ruth Killick 72
1436 2/09/1993 P Andrew Perry 50 – 45 Martin Howell Jan Harvey Ruth Killick 74
1437 3/09/1993 P Andrew Perry 65 – 28 Richard Hamer Jan Harvey Ruth Killick 73
1438 6/09/1993 P Andrew Perry 40 – 28 Marty Davis Philip Franks Ruth Killick 72
1439 7/09/1993 P Andrew Perry 56 – 26 John Hunt Philip Franks Ruth Killick 71
1440 8/09/1993 P Andrew Perry 35 – 41 Gary Thomson Philip Franks Ruth Killick 85
1451 23/09/1993 QF Andrew Perry 45 – 21 Peggy Mills Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 84
1455 29/09/1993 SF Andrew Perry 59 – 53 Alan Harwood Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 73
1457 1/10/1993 GF Andy Bodle 73 – 45 Andrew Perry Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres Susie Dent 117
1589 3/01/1995 CQF Don Reid 63 – 46 Andrew Perry Denis Norden Richard Samson 72
1865 23/10/1996 bQF David Elias 43 – 60 Andrew Perry Philip Franks Susie Dent 83
1867 25/10/1996 bSF Chris Waddington 37 – 43 Andrew Perry June Whitfield Susie Dent 71
1868 28/10/1996 bF Clive Freedman 43 – 71 Andrew Perry June Whitfield Susie Dent 74
1902 13/12/1996 SQF Andrew Perry 44 – 54 Harvey Freeman Jenny Hanley Susie Dent 72
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