Jonathan Anstey

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Jonathan Anstey

Jonathan Anstey was a semi-finalist from Series 18. He was a 28-year-old civil servant, originally from Dudley, West Midlands, but living in South London.

Beating Tom Dudley in his first appearance, he won seven more games and drew another to become an octochamp and #1 seed for the final rounds. He beat Margaret Budden in the quarter-final, but lost to Mandi Hale in the semis. Anstey later returned for Championship of Champions V, but was beaten in the first round by Gino Corr.

He was also a top Scrabble player.

Anstey passed away with cancer aged 48 on 11 December 2009.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
886 3/08/1989 P Tom Dudley 35 – 54 Jonathan Anstey Eve Pollard Simon Mason 71
887 4/08/1989 P Keith Pottage 12 – 66 Jonathan Anstey Eve Pollard Simon Mason 82
888 7/08/1989 P Sue Hall 61 – 61 Jonathan Anstey Eve Pollard Simon Mason 86
889 8/08/1989 P Sue Hall 37 – 46 Jonathan Anstey Eve Pollard Simon Mason 73
890 9/08/1989 P Neil Barlow 40 – 81 Jonathan Anstey Eve Pollard Simon Mason 84
891 10/08/1989 P John Feetenby 42 – 62 Jonathan Anstey Eve Pollard Simon Mason 73
892 11/08/1989 P Eileen Meghen 24 – 53 Jonathan Anstey Lance Percival Simon Mason 71
893 14/08/1989 P Ian Whitcombe 33 – 59 Jonathan Anstey Lance Percival Simon Mason 74
894 15/08/1989 P Elizabeth Rennie 41 – 58 Jonathan Anstey Lance Percival Simon Mason 71
931 5/10/1989 QF Jonathan Anstey 45 – 33 Margaret Budden Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 86
935 11/10/1989 SF Mandi Hale 48 – 36 Jonathan Anstey Eve Pollard Catherine Clarke 73
M63 11/6/90-15/6/90 Masters 2 Jonathan Anstey 95 – 75 Mandi Hale N/A Della Thompson 137
1069 1/01/1991 CQF Gino Corr 57 – 47 Jonathan Anstey Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 69
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