Series 2

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Series 2 ran from April 1983 to July 1983, at the later time of 5:30pm. The second of 53 series presented by Richard Whiteley, this time it was broadcast on Tuesdays to Fridays, apart from the final week, which was Monday to Saturday. It was won by Ash Haji.

Series 2 is also unusual for having sixteen finalists, especially as there were only 38 contestants in the whole series, meaning that nearly half the contestants qualified for the finals. All but the opening heat game of Series 2 contained at least one player who would go on to make the finals.

Contents

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Score
1 Russell Byers 4 207
2 Philip Nelkon 2+1 150
3 Ivy Baird 4 198
4 Sheila Mann 6 273
5 Maurice Packman 2 108
6 Peter Finley 2 107
7 Ash Haji 2 103
8 Gary Roussak 2 93
9 Maureen Kelly 2 86
10 Bobbie Bennett 2 81
11 Joan Ross 2 83
12 Ingram Wilcox 2 74
13 Norma Nicholson 1 69
14 Michael Firth 1 52
15 Philip Appleby 1 43
16 David Myerscough 0 0
Numbers after "+" signs in the Wins column represent drawn games.

The method by which seedings for this series were calculated is not known. Sheila Mann had the highest number of points and the most wins, but was rated as only the fourth seed. David Myerscough was given a seeding place for his score of 50, the highest losing score of the series.

Progress

Russell Byers (1) vs David Myerscough (16) Russell Byers (1) vs Gary Roussak (8) Russell Byers (1)
vs
Norma Nicholson (13)
Russell Byers (1)
vs
Ash Haji (7)
Gary Roussak (8) vs Maureen Kelly (9)
Joan Ross (11) vs Peter Finley (6) Peter Finley (6) vs Norma Nicholson (13)
Norma Nicholson (13) vs Sheila Mann (4)
Ivy Baird (3) vs Michael Firth (14) Ivy Baird (3) vs Maurice Packman (5) Maurice Packman (5)
vs
Ash Haji (7)
Maurice Packman (5) vs Ingram Wilcox (12)
Ash Haji (7) vs Bobbie Bennett (10) Ash Haji (7) vs Philip Nelkon (2)
Philip Appleby (15) vs Philip Nelkon (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
28 5/04/1983 P Jane McLeman 40 – 42 Hugh Fraser Kenneth Williams Joyce Hawkins 72
29 6/04/1983 P Sheila Mann 39 – 36 Hugh Fraser Kenneth Williams 69
30 7/04/1983 P Sheila Mann 48 – 47 Lance Smith Kenneth Williams 72
31 12/04/1983 P Sheila Mann 52 – 50 David Myerscough Kenneth Williams 71
32 13/04/1983 P Sheila Mann 44 – 30 Vic Cooper Kenneth Williams 69
33 14/04/1983 P Sheila Mann 53 – 38 James Lawless Kenneth Williams 71
34 15/04/1983 P Sheila Mann 37 – ? Ann Dennis Kenneth Williams ??
35 19/04/1983 P Sheila Mann 26 – 62 Peter Finley Kenneth Williams 71
36 20/04/1983 P Ruth Erskine 41 – 45 Peter Finley Kenneth Williams 72
37 21/04/1983 P Geoffrey Weeks 66 – ? Peter Finley Kenneth Williams 71
38 22/04/1983 P Geoffrey Weeks 42 – 61 Maurice Packman Kenneth Williams 70
39 26/04/1983 P Catherine Byfield 14 – 47 Maurice Packman Kenneth Williams 74
40 27/04/1983 P Philip Appleby 43 – 28 Maurice Packman Kenneth Williams 73
41 28/04/1983 P Philip Appleby 37 – 69 Norma Nicholson Kenneth Williams 70
42 29/04/1983 P Ash Haji 45 – 37 Norma Nicholson Kenneth Williams 68
43 3/05/1983 P Ash Haji 58 – 18 Gray Robertson Kenneth Williams 71
44 4/05/1983 P Ash Haji 30 – 59 Russell Byers Kenneth Williams 69
45 5/05/1983 P Philip Goddard 40 – 44 Russell Byers Kenneth Williams 70
46 6/05/1983 P Margaret Reid 32 – 50 Russell Byers Kenneth Williams 75
47 10/05/1983 P Sue White 30 – 54 Russell Byers Gyles Brandreth 68
48 11/05/1983 P Michael Firth 52 – 37 Russell Byers Gyles Brandreth 71
49 12/05/1983 P Michael Firth 40 – 45 Gary Roussak Gyles Brandreth 73
50 13/05/1983 P Ruth Lowy 28 – 48 Gary Roussak Gyles Brandreth 77
51 17/05/1983 P Bobbie Bennett 49 – 39 Gary Roussak Gyles Brandreth 71
52 18/05/1983 P Bobbie Bennett 32 – 26 Eric Lamprell Gyles Brandreth 71
53 19/05/1983 P Bobbie Bennett 23 – 42 Maureen Kelly Gyles Brandreth 73
54 20/05/1983 P Andrew Dyson 38 – 44 Maureen Kelly Gyles Brandreth 70
55 24/05/1983 P Ivy Baird 62 – 35 Maureen Kelly Gyles Brandreth 74
56 25/05/1983 P Ivy Baird 40 – 39 Paul Rose Gyles Brandreth 71
57 26/05/1983 P Ivy Baird 45 – 31 David Dougan Gyles Brandreth 69
58 27/05/1983 P Ivy Baird 51 – 32 Isabelle Higgie Gyles Brandreth 75
59 31/05/1983 P Ivy Baird 39 – 40 Ingram Wilcox Gyles Brandreth 74
60 1/06/1983 P Beryl Blacheter 31 – 34 Ingram Wilcox Gyles Brandreth 66
61 2/06/1983 P Joan Ross 41 – 28 Ingram Wilcox Gyles Brandreth 70
62 3/06/1983 P Joan Ross 42 – 41 Brian Sugar Gyles Brandreth 73
63 7/06/1983 P Joan Ross 17 – 53 Philip Nelkon Kenneth Williams 67
64 8/06/1983 P David Wright 40 – 40 Philip Nelkon Kenneth Williams 68
65 9/06/1983 P David Wright 18 – 57 Philip Nelkon Kenneth Williams 72
66 10/06/1983 QP Russell Byers 54 – 39 David Myerscough Gyles Brandreth 67
67 14/06/1983 QP Gary Roussak 48* – 38 Maureen Kelly Kenneth Williams 69
68 15/06/1983 QP Peter Finley 60 – 24 Joan Ross Gyles Brandreth 72
69 16/06/1983 QP Sheila Mann 39 – 52 Norma Nicholson Kenneth Williams 68
70 17/06/1983 QP Ivy Baird 40 – 39 Michael Firth Gyles Brandreth 69
71 21/06/1983 QP Maurice Packman 57 – 32 Ingram Wilcox Kenneth Williams 72
72 22/06/1983 QP Ash Haji 49 – 26 Bobbie Bennett Gyles Brandreth 68
73 23/06/1983 QP Philip Nelkon 57 – 45 Philip Appleby Gyles Brandreth 69
74 24/06/1983 QF Gary Roussak 39 – 47 Russell Byers Gyles Brandreth Lesley Burnett 72
75 27/06/1983 QF Peter Finley 37 – 49 Norma Nicholson Gyles Brandreth Lesley Burnett 69
76 28/06/1983 QF Ivy Baird 30 – 57 Maurice Packman Kenneth Williams Lesley Burnett 68
77 29/06/1983 QF Ash Haji 68 – 39 Philip Nelkon Gyles Brandreth Lesley Burnett 83
78 30/06/1983 SF Russell Byers 67 – 43 Norma Nicholson Kenneth Williams Lesley Burnett 72
79 1/07/1983 SF Ash Haji 41 – 35 Maurice Packman Gyles Brandreth Lesley Burnett 72
80 2/07/1983 GF Ash Haji 71 – 70 Russell Byers Kenneth Williams, Gyles Brandreth Lesley Burnett 114
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum

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