Kevin Nelson

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Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson was the runner-up of Series 13.

From Liverpool, he beat Robert Randall in his first appearance, and won four more games before losing to Mick Elsdon. Returning for the final rounds as #3 seed, Nelson beat Mark Preston and Mike Whiteoak to reach the final. In the final against Hilary Hopper, it went right down to a crucial conundrum, and Nelson looked to have it all sewn up after 2 seconds, but his answer was wrong, allowing Hopper to buzz in and win the match and the series.

Nelson did not play in Championship of Champions IV, but did return for the Supreme Championship in 1996, beating Verity Joubert in the first round. Nelson led by only 8 points with two rounds left thanks to GESTATED. Neither player could solve the final numbers game nor the conundrum SPOORINGS, however, so Nelson won the match 43 – 35. In the second round, Nelson faced a Champion of Champions, Tim Morrissey. He beat him on the numbers but missed SALIENT, and after Morrissey unscrambled EURESILLY, he was beaten 57 – 41.

In 1988, he appeared on the first series of Fifteen to One.

Preceded by
Janet McRae
Series runner-up
Series 13
Followed by
Joel Salkin


Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
610 13/07/1987 P Kevin Nelson 46 – 30 Robert Randall Russell Harty Catherine Clarke 74
611 14/07/1987 P Kevin Nelson 46 – 37 Doreen Nunn Russell Harty Catherine Clarke 74
612 15/07/1987 P Kevin Nelson 67 – 45 Tom Ellis Russell Harty Catherine Clarke 73
613 16/07/1987 P Kevin Nelson 55 – 39 Mike Reeve Bill Tidy Freda Thornton 75
614 17/07/1987 P Kevin Nelson 49 – 44 Alan Cannon Bill Tidy Freda Thornton 71
615 20/07/1987 P Kevin Nelson 37 – 46 Mick Elsdon Bill Tidy Freda Thornton 75
640 24/08/1987 QF Mark Preston 32 – 40 Kevin Nelson Derek Nimmo Catherine Clarke 71
643 27/08/1987 SF Kevin Nelson 56 – 53 Mike Whiteoak Derek Nimmo Catherine Clarke 96
644 28/08/1987 GF Hilary Hopper 94 – 79 Kevin Nelson Gyles Brandreth, Derek Nimmo Catherine Clarke 118
M20 14/8/89-18/8/89 Masters 1 Brian Hudson 86 – 63 Kevin Nelson N/A Freda Thornton 133
1895 4/12/1996 gQF Verity Joubert 35 – 43 Kevin Nelson Richard Digance David Swarbrick 72
1898 9/12/1996 gSF Tim Morrissey 57 – 41 Kevin Nelson Jenny Hanley Susie Dent 69
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