Episode 2163

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Episode 2163 was broadcast on 29 December 1997, and was the first preliminary of Championship of Champions IX.

Pete Cashmore played Paul Peters, with Pete Cashmore winning 55 – 45, after a tie-break conundrum. The Dictionary Corner guest was Denis Norden, and the lexicographer was Mark Nyman.

This is the only time in the show's history that a contestant has trailed by 20 points with two regular rounds remaining, and gone on to win the match.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Pete Cashmore Score Paul Peters Others Max.
1 TDULESOGA leadouts ☓ 0 – 7 LOUDEST DOTAGES*, GLOATED*, LEGATOS*, OUTAGES*, SALUTED, TOUSLED 7
2 WILCELNVI WINCE 0 – 14 VILLEIN 14
3 HGATFEOGM FAGGOT 6 – 20 FATHOM HOGGET*, HOMAGE*, MAGGOT* 20
4 100 25 75 50 10 7 → 451 450
7 × 50 + 100
13 – 27 450
10 × 50 − (75 − 25)

CV: 451 = (75 − 10) × 7 − 100 ÷ 25

30
5 DIBYANRDU unbraid ☓ 13 – 33 BRANDY BINARY*, BRAINY, DURIAN* 36
6 NTEKATVBR BATTER 19 – 39 BATTER BANKER*, BANTER*, BARNET*, BATTEN*, NATTER, TANKER, TAVERN* 42
7 UAONLDINC UNLOAD 25 – 45 INLAND CANNOLI*, DULCIAN*, INOCULA*, NODICAL 49
8 100 5 9 4 10 8 → 717 717
(100 − 9) × 8 − 10 − (5 − 4)
35 – 45 715


59
9 MOCFRIEND CONFIRMED
(2.25 seconds)
45 – 45 69
TB AGNESWENT NEWSAGENT
(1.25 seconds)
55 – 45 69
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