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Grant Waters

Grant Waters was a finalist in Series 67.

Waters first appeared on 7 August 2012 with a tough game against Anthea Rata, where he had to solve the crucial conundrum to win. He went on to win 7 games in total with an impressive tally of 722 points helped along by a gaggle of 9s such as REREADING, RANDOMISE, LEGATIONS and MISROUTED. He narrowly missed out on becoming an octochamp in his 8th game when Andy Rossall spotted REINFLATE when Waters had settled on TREENAIL. Those 18 points proved crucial for the rest of the game and Rossall prevailed.

Waters squeezed into the finals as 8th seed despite amassing more points than 4 of the octochamps above him. This gave Waters a tough draw against the No.1 seed and eventual Series Champion Paul James in the quarter-final on 12 December. Waters gave up a good fight though, matching James on the letters rounds, pulling ahead in Round 4 and still ahead in Round 9. Two tough numbers rounds were his undoing though as James showed his class by solving them both and the conundrum to win convincingly in the end.


# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
5539 7/08/2012 P Anthea Rata 87 – 96 Grant Waters Mark Foster Susie Dent 129
5540 8/08/2012 P Grant Waters 86 – 53 Tom Larner Mark Foster Susie Dent 120
5541 9/08/2012 P Grant Waters 105 – 41 Joyce Benfield Mark Foster Susie Dent 151
5542 10/08/2012 P Grant Waters 95 – 33 Colin Costello Mark Foster Susie Dent 120
5543 13/08/2012 P Grant Waters 100 – 42 Neil Jenner Dave Myers Susie Dent 121
5544 14/08/2012 P Grant Waters 87 – 62 Mark Eaden Dave Myers Susie Dent 133
5545 15/08/2012 P Grant Waters 83 – 45 Calum Steel Dave Myers Susie Dent 141
5546 16/08/2012 P Grant Waters 70 – 83 Andy Rossall Dave Myers Susie Dent 125
5608 12/12/2012 QF Grant Waters 75 – 103 Paul James Dave Spikey Susie Dent 116
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