Jon Corby

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Jon Corby, looking very different to what he is now (pictured below).
Jon Corby in his game against Charlie Reams, still looking very different to what he is now (not pictured).

Jon Corby was a semi-finalist from Series 54.

He won all eight of his heat games in impressive fashion, amassing an impressive 856 points and returning for the final rounds as #2 seed. He beat Christine Armstrong impressively in the quarter-final in a low scoring contest, but lost to eventual runner-up Matthew Shore in the semi-final on the crucial conundrum GASPFROWN which Shore turned into FROGSPAWN. As the competitiors for Championship of Champions XII had been decided before Corby's octochamp run, he did not participate, but competed in the Championship of Champions XIII.

In his first round match, he beat Richard Brittain and held him to just 52 points after his famous conundrum guess of GANDISEEG. In the quarter-final, he faced Jonathan Coles and again won comfortably without facing a crucial conundrum. In the semi-final, he faced Charlie Reams. Reams put on a strong performance, scoring in every round apart from the conundrum, including five eight-letter words in a row - a Countdown record. Corby couldn't keep up, and eventually lost 110 – 76. Corby also used his Countdown run to raise money for charity.

Corby has also appeared at unnofficial Countdown tournaments including COLIN 2007, COLIN 2010, Co:Lon 2010, Co:Lon 2011 and was the winner of COLIN 2009 and COLIN 2012. However he made an under-par performance at COLIN 2011.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
4092 28/04/2006 P Helen Shutler 42 – 110 Jon Corby Rick Wakeman Susie Dent 135
4093 1/05/2006 P Jon Corby 95 – 65 Margaret Hillman Rick Wakeman Susie Dent 121
4094 2/05/2006 P Jon Corby 109 – 51 Andy Willets Rick Wakeman Susie Dent 117
4095 3/05/2006 P Jon Corby 97 – 82 Jack Welsh Rick Wakeman Susie Dent 122
4096 4/05/2006 P Jon Corby 118 – 57 Carol Parker Rick Wakeman Susie Dent 131
4097 5/05/2006 P Jon Corby 128 – 61 Chris Bailiffe Richard Stilgoe Susie Dent 141
4098 8/05/2006 P Jon Corby 102 – 44 Len Oakes Richard Stilgoe Susie Dent 131
4099 9/05/2006 P Jon Corby 97 – 51 Terry Norman Richard Stilgoe Susie Dent 126
4107 19/05/2006 QF Jon Corby 77 – 66 Christine Armstrong Richard Digance Susie Dent 128
4111 25/05/2006 SF Jon Corby 78 – 94 Matthew Shore Richard Digance Susie Dent 122
4735 14/01/2009 CP Jon Corby 92 – 52 Richard Brittain Andrew Sachs Susie Dent 112
4743 26/01/2009 CQF Jon Corby 96 – 62 Jonathan Coles Paul Zenon Susie Dent 117
4746 29/01/2009 CSF Charlie Reams 110 – 76 Jon Corby Paul Zenon Susie Dent 132
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