Episode 817

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Episode 817 was broadcast on 6 January 1989, and was the first semi-final of Championship of Champions IV.

Tony Vick played Steve Williams, with Tony Vick winning 80 – 70, after a tie-break conundrum. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tim Rice, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

This episode featured the joint highest losing score ever recorded under the 9 round format, tied with that of Stuart Schofield in Episode 152 (Series 4).

Rounds

Rnd Selection Tony Vick Score Steve Williams Others Max.
1 TGNFAALEG TANGLE 6 – 6 FLANGE AGNATE, ANLAGE*, GALANT*, GALENA*, GANGLE*, LAGENA* 6
2 FRSIEONPW PERSON 12 – 12 PRISON ORPINES*, PERFINS*, SNOWIER 13
3 SMSINESIT MISTINESS 30 – 30 MISTINESS 31
4 75 9 3 5 2 5 → 643 645 30 – 40 643
(3 + 5) × 75 + 9 × 5 − 2


41
5 SHROEIWNV VERSION 37 – 47 SNOWIER INSHORE*, SHOWIER, SHRIVEN*, WHINERS* 48
6 QDSOICRER RECORDS 44 – 54 RECORDS CORRIES*, CROSIER* 55
7 ZLPEIOVRX PLOVER 50 – 60 PLOVER PLEXOR*, POXIER*, PROLIX* 61
8 100 9 10 5 8 7 → 111 111
100 + 10 + 9 − 8
60 – 70 111
8 − 7 + 10 + 100


71
9 acdeeijtv* ADJECTIVE
(1 second)
70 – 70 81
TB ddeimnopu* IMPOUNDED
(26 seconds)
80 – 70 81
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