Bradley Cates

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Bradley Cates was a contestant in Series 56 and an octochamp in Series 69. He was an 11-year-old schoolboy from Southport, Merseyside, before returning as an 18-year-old in 2013. He also appeared at the unofficial Countdown tournament CoBris 2007.

In his original run he won three games before losing to serial quiz show contestant Ian Volante on a crucial conundrum. He returned seven years later, starting off with a victory in a double century game against apterite Mark Hartnett. He achieved five more centuries during his run to become number 4 seed to set up a quarter final with Alex Fish. Cates defeated Fish and returned the next day to face off against number 1 seed Dylan Taylor. In a game noticeable for a controversial conundrum scramble, Cates was defeated but ended his run with another century.

Since his appearances on Countdown, he has graduated in Accounting and Finance and appeared as a contestant on Fifteen to One as a 21-year-old, making the final three on 9 May 2017.


Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
4267 8/01/2007 P Jon Young 59 – 82 Bradley Cates Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 131
4268 9/01/2007 P Bradley Cates 105 – 68 Katie Gibbins Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 120
4269 10/01/2007 P Bradley Cates 83 – 72 Adrian Lutman Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 142
4270 11/01/2007 P Bradley Cates 63 – 78 Ian Volante Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 117
5794 18/10/2013 P Mark Hartnett 101 – 111 Bradley Cates Arlene Phillips Susie Dent 131
5795 21/10/2013 P Bradley Cates 100 – 74 Sean Deloughry Arlene Phillips Susie Dent 142
5796 22/10/2013 P Bradley Cates 123 – 24 Andrew Bryce Arlene Phillips Susie Dent 125
5797 23/10/2013 P Bradley Cates 109 – 61 Kevin Bromboszcz Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 121
5798 24/10/2013 P Bradley Cates 118 – 64 James Clarke Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 146
5799 25/10/2013 P Bradley Cates 99 – 59 Margaret Thompson Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 133
5800 28/10/2013 P Bradley Cates 107 – 44 Pat Burke Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 123
5801 29/10/2013 P Bradley Cates 95 – 64 Tom Conlon Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 123
5836 17/12/2013 QF Bradley Cates 116 – 85 Alex Fish Richard Madeley Susie Dent 126
5837 18/12/2013 SF Dylan Taylor 121 – 103 Bradley Cates Richard Madeley Susie Dent 133

External Link

London Evening Standard, 7th January 2007: 11-year old leaves Countdown star Carol red-faced over Maths puzzle

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