Carl Williams

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Carl Williams

Carl Williams was an octochamp and runner-up of Series 65.

Williams' eight heat victories included his controversially solving the crucial conundrum in his 2nd game with a quarter of a second to go. However, in his next heat he showed his potential by spotting two niners to achieve his high score of 116. He returned to the finals in December 2011, with his 708 points qualifying him as the #4 seed.

After sweeping aside the #5 seed, Jayne Wisniewski, fairly easily in his quarter-final, he caused a major upset by knocking out the #1 seed and hot favourite Mark Deeks on a crucial in his semi-final, with ADJUST and ADOPTERS being turning points in his favour. This brought him to a grand final against #2 seed Graeme Cole.

In a tense game, which went back and forth, Williams was ahead for a stretch. However, Cole recovered with ELUSION and a final numbers solution where Williams had none. Williams was 10 points behind going into the conundrum, but solved TIMEUPLAD with 4 seconds to go, to set up a second one. However, this time, Cole was too quick for him, unravelling VAANGELIS in 2.5 seconds to become the Series 65 champion and relegating him to the runner-up position.

Preceded by
Adam Gillard
Series runner-up
Series 65
Followed by
Jonathan Rawlinson


Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
5325 6/09/2011 P Russell Tompkins 79 – 96 Carl Williams Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 115
5326 7/09/2011 P Carl Williams 72 – 63 Jeff Probst Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 121
5327 8/09/2011 P Carl Williams 116 – 43 Beth Tafat Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 139
5328 9/09/2011 P Carl Williams 84 – 57 Stefan Clarke Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 132
5329 12/09/2011 P Carl Williams 62 – 59 Campbell Ure Paul Zenon Susie Dent 115
5330 13/09/2011 P Carl Williams 96 – 54 Janet Beavis Paul Zenon Susie Dent 140
5331 14/09/2011 P Carl Williams 94 – 45 Peter Austin Paul Zenon Susie Dent 130
5332 15/09/2011 P Carl Williams 88 – 85 Jayshree Patel Paul Zenon Susie Dent 116
5395 13/12/2011 QF Jayne Wisniewski 64 – 98 Carl Williams Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 132
5396 14/12/2011 SF Carl Williams 95 – 81 Mark Deeks Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 119
5398 16/12/2011 GF Carl Williams 95 – 105* Graeme Cole Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 125
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum
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