Joe Zubaidi was a finalist in Series 48.
He scored 665 points during his octochamp run. Zubaidi made his first appearance on 21 November 2002, with a victory over Ian Courcoux. Zubaidi's 665 points were enough to secure the position of #6 seed for the series finals.
It was in his quarter-final against George Greenhough that Zubaidi scored 94, the highest that he achieved out of any of his games. However, Zubaidi couldn't maintain that level of scoring in the semi-final, falling to Grace Page by 104 points to 71.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|3368||21/11/2002||P||Ian Courcoux||66 – 80||Joe Zubaidi||Bob Bevan||Susie Dent||129|
|3369||22/11/2002||P||Joe Zubaidi||73 – 63||Franki Ayerst||Bob Bevan||Susie Dent||131|
|3370||25/11/2002||P||Joe Zubaidi||93 – 92||Tony Slade||Tim Brooke-Taylor||Susie Dent||145|
|3371||26/11/2002||P||Joe Zubaidi||89 – 74||Michael Duhig||Tim Brooke-Taylor||Susie Dent||119|
|3372||27/11/2002||P||Joe Zubaidi||74 – 64||Brenda Slade||Tim Brooke-Taylor||Susie Dent||122|
|3373||28/11/2002||P||Joe Zubaidi||88 – 72||Damien Byrne||Tim Brooke-Taylor||Susie Dent||117|
|3374||29/11/2002||P||Joe Zubaidi||81 – 56||Jan Macdonald||Tim Brooke-Taylor||Susie Dent||122|
|3375||2/12/2002||P||Joe Zubaidi||87 – 58||Andrew Walton||Peter Baldwin||Susie Dent||121|
|3385||16/12/2002||QF||George Greenhough||86 – 94||Joe Zubaidi||Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall||Richard Samson||121|
|3388||19/12/2002||SF||Grace Page||104 – 71||Joe Zubaidi||Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall||Richard Samson||132|