Nicole Hutchings was a finalist in Series 51.
She qualified for the quarter-finals thanks to 4 wins, and a top score of 102. After losing to future octochamp Nik Von Uexkull, she met #1 seed Stewart Holden in the first quarter-final. The game was extremely close, and Holden only pulled away in rounds 11 and 13 with PENTODE and MANICURE. This left Hutchings unable to win, but she did register a century by spotting the conundrum COCKATIEL. 105 is the highest losing score in a quarter, semi or final, although higher losing scores have been achieved in Championship of Champions events, and by Terry Rattle in Series 47.
In 2012, she appeared at her first CO-event, along with her son, Giles.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|3683||15/04/2004||P||Sean Jessop||72 – 79||Nicole Hutchings||John Craven||Susie Dent||131|
|3684||16/04/2004||P||Nicole Hutchings||92 – 71||Dennis McGarry||John Craven||Susie Dent||129|
|3685||19/04/2004||P||Nicole Hutchings||102 – 71||Matt Baker||Richard Digance||Susie Dent||131|
|3686||20/04/2004||P||Nicole Hutchings||94 – 68||David Minor||Richard Digance||Susie Dent||127|
|3687||21/04/2004||P||Nicole Hutchings||77 – 97||Nik Von Uexkull||Richard Digance||Susie Dent||129|
|3722||17/06/2004||QF||Stewart Holden||110 – 105||Nicole Hutchings||Martin Jarvis||Susie Dent||124|