Chris Waddington

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Chris Waddington

Chris Waddington was an octochamp in and the champion of Series 22, as well as the runner-up of Championship of Champions VI. He was a senior costings clerk from Loughborough.

He first appeared on Countdown towards the end of Series 22, beating Karen Willis 56 – 52 in a closely-contested match. Waddington went on to win seven more games to become an octochamp and #1 seed for the series. In the final rounds, Waddington beat Philip Griffiths and David Webb before taking on Robert Teuton in the final. The final was nip and tuck all the way, eventually being decided on a crucial conundrum, which Waddington unscrambled at the very last second to snatch a 98 – 90 victory and become the 22nd series champion.

Waddington returned for Championship of Champions VI, beating Jackie McLeod in the first round and winning a rematch with Robert Teuton on his way to the final against Wayne Summers. This time, it was all done and dusted by the conundrum, with Waddington for once emerging on the losing side, going down 79 – 67.

Waddington returned to Countdown one last time for the Supreme Championship at the end of 1996. His first game was against Christine Hunt of Series 4, and he made good finds of STEALING and BUSHEL but had sublets ☓ disallowed to set up a crucial conundrum. He quickly turned INTERNOTE into RETENTION to win 58 – 41. He next faced another boy wonder in the shape of Andrew Perry. This game again finished with Waddington buzzing in on a crucial conundrum, ANOISYEGG. However, his answer of SYNAGOGUE was wrong, leaving Perry to beat him 37 – 43.

Waddington is still interested in Countdown, and is a member of the online forum C4Countdown.

Preceded by
Barry Grossman
Series winner
Series 22
Followed by
Gareth Williams


Preceded by
Gino Corr
Champion of Champions runner-up
Championship of Champions VI
Followed by
Damian Eadie

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
1175 28/08/1991 P Chris Waddington 56 – 52 Karen Willis Bill Tidy Catherine Clarke 73
1176 29/08/1991 P Chris Waddington 60 – 40 Margaret Woodford Bill Tidy Catherine Clarke 74
1177 30/08/1991 P Chris Waddington 60 – 50 Clifford Lee Bill Tidy Catherine Clarke 75
1178 2/09/1991 P Chris Waddington 58 – 38 Eric Massey Sheridan Morley Judy Pearsall 71
1179 3/09/1991 P Chris Waddington 38 – 37 Angus Douglas Sheridan Morley Judy Pearsall 74
1180 4/09/1991 P Chris Waddington 63 – 48 Jenny Edge Sheridan Morley Judy Pearsall 85
1181 5/09/1991 P Chris Waddington 55 – 52 John Nixon Sheridan Morley Judy Pearsall 73
1182 6/09/1991 P Chris Waddington 73 – 60 Terry Stapleton Sheridan Morley Judy Pearsall 81
1191 19/09/1991 QF Chris Waddington 59 – 35 Philip Griffiths Martin Jarvis Richard Samson 82
1195 25/09/1991 SF Chris Waddington 60 – 56 David Webb Martin Jarvis Richard Samson 83
1197 27/09/1991 GF Robert Teuton 90 – 98 Chris Waddington Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres Richard Samson 138
1328 4/01/1993 CQF Chris Waddington 59 – 49 Jackie McLeod Richard Stilgoe Susie Dent 71
1332 8/01/1993 CSF Chris Waddington 54 – 44 Robert Teuton Richard Stilgoe Susie Dent 73
1334 12/01/1993 CGF Chris Waddington 67 – 79 Wayne Summers Richard Stilgoe Susie Dent 117
1864 22/10/1996 bQF Chris Waddington 58 – 41 Christine Hunt Philip Franks Susie Dent 72
1867 25/10/1996 bSF Chris Waddington 37 – 43 Andrew Perry June Whitfield Susie Dent 71


Championship of Champions Runners-Up

I : Joyce Cansfield | II : Peter Evans | III : David Trace | IV : Tony Vick | V : Gino Corr | VI : Chris Waddington | VII : Damian Eadie | VIII : Kenneth Michie | IX : Pete Cashmore | X : Kate Ogilvie | XI : Chris Wills | XII : Mark Tournoff | XIII : Charlie Reams | XIV : Dan McColm

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