Chris Rogers

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Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers was the runner-up of Series 29 and the winner of Championship of Champions VIII. 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 | XV : Zarte Siempre

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