Matthew Shore

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Matthew Shore

Matthew Shore was the runner-up of Series 54.

He first appeared on 17 February 2006 where he beat Alexia McCluskey 109 – 55. He won his next seven games including scores of 116, 115 and 126 to become an octochamp with an impressive total of 850 points. He returned for the final rounds, where he defeated fellow octochamps Michael Bowden and Jon Corby on a crucial conundrum In the final he faced #1 seed Conor Travers and for the second time in history, two octochamps with at least 850 points each faced off. Travers was impressive with spots like NEMESIS, POLONIES and HETAIRAS which meant that Travers won the game without having to face a crucial conundrum. Shore unscrambled GELIGNITE first, but Travers took the game 98 – 83.

He returned the very next week for Championship of Champions XII, where he defeated Chris Cummins in first round round on a crucial conundrum, setting up a match with another series champion Mark Tournoff. Shore scored in every letters round, including two nines; PAINTIEST and HERNIATES but Tournoff got both these nines and crucial points on the numbers meaning that it the game was poised for the highest ever Countdown scoreline 117 – 114 in Shore's favour going into the conundrum SOLILOQUY which Tournoff solved, relegating Shore to the highest ever losing score, surpassing David Williams's score of 111 against Chris Wills in the Championship of Champions XI.

Preceded by
John Brackstone
Series runner-up
Series 54
Followed by
Tony Warren

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
4038 17/02/2006 P Alexia McCluskey 55 – 109 Matthew Shore Clarissa Dickson-Wright Susie Dent 120
4039 18/02/2006 P Matthew Shore 116 – 29 Brian Wilson Clarissa Dickson-Wright Susie Dent 143
4040 20/02/2006 P Matthew Shore 115 – 35 Greg Bell Clarissa Dickson-Wright Susie Dent 138
4041 21/02/2006 P Matthew Shore 98 – 60 Susan Stones Clarissa Dickson-Wright Susie Dent 125
4042 22/02/2006 P Matthew Shore 103 – 59 David McDougall Tom O'Connor Susie Dent 124
4043 23/02/2006 P Matthew Shore 88 – 65 Heather Phillips Tom O'Connor Susie Dent 129
4044 24/02/2006 P Matthew Shore 95 – 51 Roger Walker Tom O'Connor Susie Dent 119
4045 25/02/2006 P Matthew Shore 126 – 55 Inderjit Bedi Tom O'Connor Susie Dent 139
4108 22/05/2006 QF Michael Bowden 69 – 88 Matthew Shore Richard Digance Susie Dent 112
4111 25/05/2006 SF Jon Corby 78 – 94 Matthew Shore Richard Digance Susie Dent 122
4112 26/05/2006 GF Conor Travers 98 – 83 Matthew Shore Richard Digance Susie Dent 118
4120 7/06/2006 CP Matthew Shore 109 – 101 Chris Cummins Ann Widdecombe Susie Dent 131
4121 8/06/2006 CQF Matthew Shore 117 – 124 Mark Tournoff Ann Widdecombe Susie Dent 139
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