David Reid (Series 11)
- For other people called David Reid, see David Reid.
David Reid was the runner-up of Series 11 back in 1987.
A crossword enthusiast from Edinburgh, he won three heats before being beaten by James Wilkie, and returned for the final rounds as #7 seed. In the final rounds, he beat Alan Johnson and Ken Heaton in the quarter- and semi-finals respectively, but lost the final 97 – 61 to John Clarke.
Reid also played in the first series of Countdown Masters. Notably, he was the first player to have ever gotten a nine-letter word in a Masters series, declaring CONVERGES in his game against Tim O'Kane, as well as, in Round 11 of the same game, the first player ever known to have selected four large in a numbers round.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|518||5/03/1987||P||Ted Kimmons||19 – 56||David Reid||John Junkin||Julia Swannell||74|
|519||6/03/1987||P||Stephen Rooney||50 – 60||David Reid||John Junkin||Julia Swannell||84|
|520||9/03/1987||P||Peter Dickinson||33 – 47||David Reid||John Junkin||Julia Swannell||74|
|521||10/03/1987||P||James Wilkie||48 – 44||David Reid||Richard Stilgoe||Julia Swannell||82|
|539||3/04/1987||QF||David Reid||46 – 40||Alan Johnson||Russell Harty||Freda Thornton||84|
|543||9/04/1987||SF||David Reid||53 – 48||Ken Heaton||Bill Tidy||Catherine Clarke||74|
|544||10/04/1987||GF||David Reid||61 – 97||John Clarke||Bill Tidy, Gyles Brandreth||Catherine Clarke||131|
|M21||21/8/89-25/8/89||Masters 1||David Reid||80 – 68||Tim O'Kane||N/A||Freda Thornton||147|
|1877||8/11/1996||dQF||Clive Spate||63 – 23||David Reid||Geoffrey Durham||Susie Dent||73|