John Brackstone

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John in the Series 53 grand final.

John Brackstone was the runner-up of Series 53.

He first appeared on 12 May 2005, beating Caroline Ambrose 115 – 73, before winning seven more games to become an octochamp and the #1 seed of Series 53. He beat Fred Reynolds and Richard Heald on his way to the grand final, where he lost to John Mayhew after a second crucial conundrum.

He later returned for Championship of Champions XII, beating David Wilson in the first round before succumbing to Conor Travers in the quarter-finals, losing 101 – 80.

In 2015, Brackstone returned to play a special episode against Graham Nash, which he lost 94 – 49.

Preceded by
Paul Gallen
Series runner-up
Series 53
Followed by
Matthew Shore

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
3926 12/05/2005 P Caroline Ambrose 73 – 115 John Brackstone Esther Rantzen Susie Dent 132
3927 13/05/2005 P John Brackstone 81 – 48 Richard Ellis Esther Rantzen Susie Dent 113
3928 16/05/2005 P John Brackstone 103 – 68 Mark Leopold Keith Barron Susie Dent 154
3929 17/05/2005 P John Brackstone 101 – 75 Raymond Quirk Keith Barron Susie Dent 140
3930 18/05/2005 P John Brackstone 98 – 72 Christine Skeer Keith Barron Susie Dent 120
3931 19/05/2005 P John Brackstone 110 – 68 Ken Ryder Keith Barron Susie Dent 133
3932 20/05/2005 P John Brackstone 119 – 35 Joanna Allardice Keith Barron Susie Dent 124
3933 23/05/2005 P John Brackstone 95 – 44 Frank Cowsill Michael Aspel Susie Dent 131
3953 23/06/2005 QF Fred Reynolds 58 – 75 John Brackstone Philip Franks Susie Dent 126
3957 30/06/2005 SF Richard Heald 75 – 89 John Brackstone Philip Franks Susie Dent 119
3959 1/07/2005 GF John Mayhew 86* – 76 John Brackstone Philip Franks Susie Dent 143
4118 5/06/2006 CP John Brackstone 86 – 48 David Wilson Ann Widdecombe Susie Dent 120
4123 12/06/2006 CQF Conor Travers 101 – 80 John Brackstone Kim Woodburn Susie Dent 130
S45 8/05/2015 S Graham Nash 94 – 49 John Brackstone Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 121
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum
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