Graeme Staples

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Graeme Staples in Series 77.

Graeme Staples was an octochamp in Series 77.

He made his début on 10 November 2017 against James Riddell; despite the six wins Riddell already had under his belt, Staples overcame him comfortably, scoring his only century in the process. He went on to amass 678 total points and seven more wins, including a controversial high-scoring crucial conundrum victory over Beth Walker, meaning that he entered the finals leaderboard at the #7 spot and remained unbeaten to this point.

Staples returned for the series finals in December as #8 seed. Here, he was finally outclassed by the letters and numbers prowess of the #1-ranked Apterite Tom Chafer-Cook, suffering his only ever defeat, though he did manage to overcome Chafer-Cook in the final round by unscrambling the conundrum ONMYCHIPS.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
6707 10/11/2017 P James Riddell 58 – 102 Graeme Staples Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 133
6708 13/11/2017 P Graeme Staples 85 – 60 Mike Brain Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 124
6709 14/11/2017 P Graeme Staples 95 – 64 Elaine Horton Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 122
6710 15/11/2017 P Graeme Staples 83 – 54 Ben Smith Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 145
6711 16/11/2017 P Graeme Staples 77 – 54 Colm Kelly Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 121
6712 17/11/2017 P Graeme Staples 64 – 51 Lucy Cooper Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 135
6713 20/11/2017 P Graeme Staples 90 – 85 Beth Walker Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 155
6714 21/11/2017 P Graeme Staples 82 – 76 Mike Smith Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 137
6730 14/12/2017 QF Tom Chafer-Cook 105 – 60 Graeme Staples Paul Zenon Susie Dent 121
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