In his second game against Amey Deshpande, he impressively spotted two consecutive nine-letter words. He could have scored a record 90 points, but failed to solve the conundrum. His 80 was still the highest score of the series (excluding the 14 round grand final).
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|2692||20/01/2000||P||Olive Morgan||39 – 48||John Snedden||Joan Bakewell||Susie Dent||70|
|2693||21/01/2000||P||John Snedden||80 – 38||Amey Deshpande||Joan Bakewell||Susie Dent||93|
|2694||24/01/2000||P||John Snedden||58 – 26||Peter Taylor||Joan Bakewell||Susie Dent||73|
|2695||25/01/2000||P||John Snedden||51 – 33||Simon Cluskey||Joan Bakewell||Susie Dent||84|
|2696||26/01/2000||P||John Snedden||45 – 60||Joel Davey||Joan Bakewell||Susie Dent||74|