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.
|Champion of Champions
Championship of Champions VIII
|#||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