Episode 601

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Episode 601 was broadcast on 30 June 1987, and was the grand final of Championship of Champions III. It was a specially extended 50-minute edition.

Harvey Freeman played David Trace, with Harvey Freeman winning 115 – 107. The Dictionary Corner guest was Sally James, and the lexicographer was Della Thompson.

This episode featured the highest winning and losing scores ever achieved under the 14 round format or in any game in the 9 round era. It was also the first ever episode where both contestants achieved a century (the next one would be 15 years later).

Rounds

Rnd Selection Harvey Freeman Score David Trace Others Max.
1 HSTOEADIN HEDONIST 8 – 8 HEDONIST/HANDIEST ADHESION, SEDATION 8
2 PNHOENKIM PHONE 13 – 13 PHONE PHENOM* 14
3 25 9 4 10 4 10 → 950 950
(25 × 4 − (9 − 4)) × 10
23 – 23 950
(10 − 4 − 4) × (10 + 9) × 25


24
4 RTDIAONER RATIONED 31 – 31 RATIONED ADROITER*, ANTERIOR*, DERATION*, ORDAINER*, ORDINATE 32
5 LSTAEIRFS REALISTS 39 – 39 REALISTS FRAILEST*, SALTIRES*, SEALIFTS*, STIFLERS* 40
6 75 2 5 3 2 8 → 989 987
(8 + 5) × 75 + 2 × 2 × 3
46 – 46 987
(8 + 5) × 75 + 2 × 2 × 3

CV: 988 Best: 988 = (75 + 2 ÷ 2) × (8 + 5)

47
7 AERIALGUN 46 – 56 NEURALGIA
(8 seconds)
57
8 RDSOIGUNH SHROUDING 64 – 74 SHROUDING 75
9 CRYIEARTL LITERARY 72 – 74 erraticly ☓ CLARTIER*, LITERACY 83
10 100 6 4 5 8 3 → 425 425
(100 − 8 − 4 − 3) × 5
82 – 84 425
4 × 100 + 5 × (8 − 3)


93
11 DGMEISAGE MIDGES 88 – 90 DEMISE DEGAGES*, GIDGEES*, MAGGIES* 100
12 RCGAIUVOE COURAGE 95 – 97 COURAGE 107
13 100 7 5 2 8 1 → 219 219
(100 + 7) × 2 + 5
105 – 107 219
(100 + 7) × 2 + 5


117
14 PURSUEPAT SUPPURATE
(1.5 seconds)
115 – 107 127
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