John Hardie

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John Hardie in Series 73.

John Hardie was a contestant in Series 53 and an octochamp in Series 73.

Hardie is the 200th octochamp in the history of Countdown, treating viscounts as honorary octochamps. He started his run against former Premier League footballer Matt Le Tissier, followed by a convincing win against Ben Dempster during which he saw the 9 OUTSPREAD. Two more centuries followed before he faced Apterite James Rowan spotting the crucial Conundrum NEWSPAPER in under a second. He won three more centuries, spotting the word APTEROUS in his game against Fiona Currie. He won his final games, scoring a century in all but one of them. In the finals, he lost to Matthew Tassier equalling Tassier in all but two rounds, and saw the conundrum PEREGRINE in under a second but still lost 107 – 122.

Hardie is also a competitive Scrabble player, and qualified for the National Scrabble Championship Finals in 2017.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
3881 1/03/2005 P John Hardie 65 – 108 Chris Hunt Philip Franks Susie Dent 128
6221 5/10/2015 P Matt Le Tissier 51 – 102 John Hardie Graeme Le Saux Susie Dent 133
6222 6/10/2015 P John Hardie 109 – 48 Ben Dempster Graeme Le Saux Susie Dent 134
6223 7/10/2015 P John Hardie 104 – 32 Kris Jack Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 120
6224 8/10/2015 P John Hardie 104 – 97 James Rowan Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 145
6225 12/10/2015 P John Hardie 109 – 51 Fiona Currie Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 122
6226 13/10/2015 P John Hardie 108 – 76 Philip Leonard Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 122
6227 14/10/2015 P John Hardie 99 – 76 Chris Barstow Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 119
6228 15/10/2015 P John Hardie 110 – 24 David Cumming Martin Lewis Susie Dent 153
6274 18/12/2015 QF John Hardie 107 – 122 Matthew Tassier Tim Rice Susie Dent 146
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