He's notable for being one of the most successful contestants not to make the finals of a Series. He won 7 games including a score of 102 – 37 against Lee Fisher and looked like becoming the series' next octochamp. However, in his final game he ran into multi-quiz champion David Stainer and lost by just two points. Coutts looked like a likely candidate for the quarter-finals, but wasn't invited back because the series had 8 octochamps. In win-point (seeding) order, Coutts was the #10 contestant of Series 47 – the lowest ever placing for a 7-time winner.
In 2012, he made his CO-event debut at COEDI.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|3224||4/04/2002||P||Peter Coutts||74 – 61||Erica Hamer||Keith Barron||Tania Styles||120|
|3225||5/04/2002||P||Peter Coutts||82 – 79||Andrew Alden||Keith Barron||Tania Styles||121|
|3226||8/04/2002||P||Peter Coutts||102 – 37||Lee Fisher||Simon Hoggart||Richard Samson||130|
|3227||9/04/2002||P||Peter Coutts||68 – 55||Karen Meredith||Simon Hoggart||Richard Samson||122|
|3228||10/04/2002||P||Peter Coutts||81 – 67||Chris Young||Simon Hoggart||Richard Samson||118|
|3229||11/04/2002||P||Peter Coutts||94 – 55||Liz Johnson||Simon Hoggart||Richard Samson||121|
|3230||12/04/2002||P||Peter Coutts||85 – 76||Billy Whitehead||Simon Hoggart||Richard Samson||141|
|3231||15/04/2002||P||Peter Coutts||76 – 78||David Stainer||Lionel Blair||Richard Samson||131|