David Thirlwall

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David Thirlwall

David Thirlwall was the first octochamp of Series 52.

He opened his account with 4 wins in the last games of Series 51 before the series finals. Thirlwall's only century was in his debut game on 8 June 2004 against two-time victor Mark Hannon, when compiling a 102 – 95 scoreline.

Thirlwall's record of 704 points meant he returned as #7 seed for the finals, running into Jack Welsby in the quarter-finals. Thirlwall never really seemed to find his 'A' game this time around, the 93 – 58 scoreline in favour of Welsby ending the career of Thirlwall.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
3718 8/06/2004 P Mark Hannon 95 – 102 David Thirlwall Richard Stilgoe Susie Dent 130
3719 9/06/2004 P David Thirlwall 95 – 52 Jane Coulon Richard Stilgoe Susie Dent 134
3720 15/06/2004 P David Thirlwall 77 – 67 Eric Robinson Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 131
3721 16/06/2004 P David Thirlwall 88 – 55 David Phelan Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 129
3729 28/06/2004 P David Thirlwall 96 – 89 Martin McGuinness Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 134
3730 29/06/2004 P David Thirlwall 80 – 69 Susan Goldsmith Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 133
3731 30/06/2004 P David Thirlwall 86 – 48 Jim Mitchell Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 141
3732 1/07/2004 P David Thirlwall 80 – 74 Graham Andrews Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 133
3835 10/12/2004 QF David Thirlwall 58 – 93 Jack Welsby Rick Wakeman Susie Dent 116
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