Chris Rogers

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Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers was the runner-up of Series 29. He is not related to the Australian cricketer of the same name.

He was from Mitcham, Surrey, first appeared on Countdown on 3 March 1995, defeating Barry Hughes 60 – 34 in the 38th heat of Series 29. Rogers went on to win five more heats before falling at the hands of Andy Cusworth, 55 – 52. Rogers' six wins, however, were enough to see him return for the series finals as #1 seed. In the final rounds, be beat Tony Buffey and Stanley Ward on his way to a grand final showdown with Darren Shacklady. In the final, however, Rogers went 16 – 0 down after 2 rounds and never recovered, eventually losing the game 105 – 63.

Rogers' performances were enough to earn him an invitation to participate in Championship of Champions VIII, which also doubled as a qualifying group for the Supreme Championship. Rogers beat series champions Alan Sinclair and David Acton on his way to a grand final showdown against Kenneth Michie, and this time, the result went in his favour as he ran out the 71 – 49 winner to become the eighth Champion of Champions. Rogers' win saw him enter the Supreme Championship at the quarter-final stage, where he lost to John Clarke.

Preceded by
Wayne Kelly
Series runner-up
Series 29
Followed by
Chris Colsmann


Preceded by
Don Reid
Champion of Champions
Championship of Champions VIII
Followed by
Natascha Kearsey

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
1632 3/03/1995 P Barry Hughes 34 – 60 Chris Rogers Sheridan Morley Susie Dent 74
1633 6/03/1995 P Bridget Rose 25 – 79 Chris Rogers Sheridan Morley Susie Dent 83
1634 7/03/1995 P Paul Clare 44 – 57 Chris Rogers Sheridan Morley Susie Dent 75
1635 8/03/1995 P Alan Deas 21 – 58 Chris Rogers Richard Stilgoe Susie Dent 75
1636 9/03/1995 P Tricia Pay 54 – 71 Chris Rogers Richard Stilgoe Susie Dent 73
1637 10/03/1995 P Angus Faraday 36 – 50 Chris Rogers Richard Stilgoe Susie Dent 74
1638 13/03/1995 P Andy Cusworth 55 – 52 Chris Rogers Richard Stilgoe Susie Dent 68
1646 23/03/1995 QF Tony Buffey 42 – 68 Chris Rogers Pete Murray Richard Samson 72
1650 29/03/1995 SF Chris Rogers 53 – 26 Stanley Ward Pete Murray Richard Samson 74
1652 31/03/1995 GF Chris Rogers 63 – 105 Darren Shacklady David Jacobs, Pete Murray Richard Samson 117
1848 30/09/1996 CQF Alan Sinclair 32 – 60 Chris Rogers Jan Harvey Susie Dent 83
1852 4/10/1996 CSF Chris Rogers 47 – 41 David Acton Jan Harvey Susie Dent 83
1854 8/10/1996 CGF Kenneth Michie 49 – 71 Chris Rogers Nigel Rees Susie Dent 111
1901 12/12/1996 SQF John Clarke 56 – 41 Chris Rogers Jenny Hanley Susie Dent 82


Championship of Champions Winners

I : Mark Nyman | II : Clive Freedman | III : Harvey Freeman | IV : Nic Brown | V : Tim Morrissey | VI : Wayne Summers | VII : Don Reid | VIII : Chris Rogers | IX : Natascha Kearsey | X : Scott Mearns | XI : Graham Nash | XII : Paul Gallen | XIII : Steve Briers | XIV : Dylan Taylor

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