Mike Daysley

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Mike Daysley in Series 79.
Mike Daysley holding the Richard Whiteley Memorial Trophy after winning Series 79.

Mike Daysley was an octochamp and the champion of Series 79. He is an Accounts Assistant from Hull. He is also an Apterite.

He made his debut against Tealin Glenn on October 3 2018 scoring a strong 110 to Tealin's 87. He then put a further 7 impressive victories with 4 scores in the 90's and 3 centuries. In his 7th game, he played a close game, losing the lead frequently but retained it in the last numbers game. In his last game he earned his third century and became the provisional number 2 seed for the series finals in December 2018.

Daysley returned for the series finals in December 2018. He started against number 7 seed Adam Rolston. The pair started off level but Daysley took up speed in the second half of the show and eventually won with a strong total of 104 to Rolston's 58.

Daylsey then returned for the semi finals and his opponent was number 6 seed Alan Duval. In a highly anticipated game, the pair started off slowly until the 2nd half, when thanks to his 3 large and 3 small number tactics, Duval went ahead by 7 points. However, eventually in the third half of the show, Daysley began to pick up pace as Duval began to fall apart and eventually Daysley ran ahead and solved the conundrum, booking his spot in the series final.

In the final, Daysley played a close run game against the number one seed Martin May. Level pegging until round 7, Daysley played scopier ☓, falling 6 points behind. Despite May putting a further 16 points between the two in rounds 10 and 11, Mike risked OUTHAUL in round 12 which put him back into a crucial margin. May and Daysley found PANNED in round 13, which lead into a very doable 2 large numbers game. Then in a thrilling conclusion to the series, Daysley solved the crucial conundrum PHOTOFORM in around 7 seconds, winning with a score of 82-80. He was thus named series champion and given the Richard Whiteley Memorial Trophy.

Preceded by
Zarte Siempre
Series winner
Series 79

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
6922 3/10/2018 P Tealin Glenn 87 – 110 Mike Daysley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 133
6923 4/10/2018 P Mike Daysley 99 – 78 Susan Stones Richard Arnold Susie Dent 116
6924 5/10/2018 P Mike Daysley 96 – 74 Eamonn Mullen Richard Arnold Susie Dent 126
6925 8/10/2018 P Mike Daysley 108 – 62 Debbie Berwick Richard Arnold Susie Dent 135
6926 9/10/2018 P Mike Daysley 98 – 63 Alex Harrison Richard Arnold Susie Dent 143
6927 10/10/2018 P Mike Daysley 95 – 73 Chris Allen Richard Arnold Susie Dent 123
6928 11/10/2018 P Mike Daysley 79 – 73 Lee Bettinson Clive Anderson Susie Dent 118
6929 12/10/2018 P Mike Daysley 101 – 57 Sarah Merrifield Clive Anderson Susie Dent 122
6974 14/12/2018 QF Mike Daysley 104 – 58 Adam Rolston Dan Walker Susie Dent 125
6978 20/12/2018 SF Mike Daysley 97 – 69 Alan Duval Phill Jupitus Susie Dent 121
6979 21/12/2018 GF Martin May 80 – 82 Mike Daysley Phill Jupitus Susie Dent 120

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