David Nickeas was a finalist in Series 48.
Nickeas rattled off 7 wins including three scores over 100. He beat Julie Cocker 104 – 24, which at the time was the lowest ever score in a 15-round games, later passed by Judy Smedley. In his 8th game he faced Danny Hamilton who held him to a crucial conundrum, which Hamilton was the first to solve.
Nickeas returned for the Series finals as #7 seed behind 6 octochamps, although he had a higher points total than Joe Zubaidi and Julia Wilkinson. Against #2 seed Grace Page, Nickeas looked nervous and missed SOBERING in the first round, which eventually cost him the game as he lost by just 4 points.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|3289||12/07/2002||P||David Nickeas||93 – 87||David Watson||Ken Bruce||Richard Samson||136|
|3290||15/07/2002||P||David Nickeas||97 – 77||Alice Walker||Robert Hardy||Phiona Stanley||119|
|3291||17/07/2002||P||David Nickeas||106 – 30||Jason Ainsworth||Robert Hardy||Phiona Stanley||131|
|3292||18/07/2002||P||David Nickeas||104 – 24||Julie Cocker||Robert Hardy||Phiona Stanley||114|
|3293||19/07/2002||P||David Nickeas||84 – 72||Harry Mullen||Robert Hardy||Phiona Stanley||121|
|3294||22/07/2002||P||David Nickeas||90 – 62||David Cooper||Robert Hardy||Phiona Stanley||151|
|3295||23/07/2002||P||David Nickeas||105 – 62||Chris Girling||Tom O'Connor||Phiona Stanley||149|
|3296||24/07/2002||P||David Nickeas||77 – 89||Danny Hamilton||Tom O'Connor||Phiona Stanley||120|
|3384||13/12/2002||QF||Grace Page||92 – 88||David Nickeas||Pam Ayres||Richard Samson||122|