Judith Young was a finalist in Series 53.
She scored 707 points on her way to becoming an octochamp. An 82 – 56 victory on 21 January 2005 was enough to end the run of Brian Roles, with steady scoring enough to ensure her quarter final berth as the #6 seed.
Young met Jon O'Neill in the third quarter-final, in a game due to be broadcast on 27 June 2005, however due to the death of Richard Whiteley the previous day, the recording was broadcast on the 28th. O'Neill ran out the winner, in a game notable for the complete inability of anyone in the studio to unscramble IRONCASTS on the conundrum.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|3854||21/01/2005||P||Brian Roles||56 – 82||Judith Young||Russell Watson||Susie Dent||142|
|3855||24/01/2005||P||Judith Young||80 – 70||Jan Clark||Keith Barron||Susie Dent||121|
|3856||25/01/2005||P||Judith Young||92 – 53||Ernie Aust||Keith Barron||Susie Dent||141|
|3857||26/01/2005||P||Judith Young||71 – 55||Eric Hunter||Keith Barron||Susie Dent||119|
|3858||27/01/2005||P||Judith Young||90 – 49||Vernon Young||Keith Barron||Susie Dent||129|
|3859||28/01/2005||P||Judith Young||101 – 74||Joy Walters||Keith Barron||Susie Dent||131|
|3860||31/01/2005||P||Judith Young||95 – 49||Dennis Poore||Tom O'Connor||Susie Dent||121|
|3861||1/02/2005||P||Judith Young||96 – 66||Enid Holmes||Tom O'Connor||Susie Dent||151|
|3955||28/06/2005||QF||Judith Young||74 – 90||Jon O'Neill||Philip Franks||Susie Dent||121|