Series 57

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Craig Beevers, the series winner with his trophy.

Series 57 ran from June 2007 to December 2007. The second of four series hosted by Des O'Connor, it was won by Craig Beevers. Six players qualified as octochamps while two players won seven and lost the final game. Craig Beevers eased past Mikey Lear but #2 seed James Hurrell lost a close game to Steve Baines on a crucial conundrum. Jeffrey Hansford was held to a crucial conundrum by David Von Geyer, but Hansford spotted PARQUETRY in less than half a second, amazing the spectators in the studio. David Edwards faced James Roberts in the final quarter-final, and David won. The first semi-final brought no surprises as Beevers won with almost twice as many points as Edwards, and Hansford beat Baines. The conundrum in this game was controversial because Hansford buzzed in straight away, but made a small hesitation before giving the answer to Des and Des duly disallowed it. Baines, who of course already had the answer, let the time run out and didn't take the ten points.

In the final, Beevers was on good form and spotted the maximum solution from every game apart from the first numbers. He beat Hansford with AMMONITE, SNIFTER and OUTRANGE and the final numbers game to give him an unassailable lead after 14 rounds. In typical style, Hansford buzzed in less than a second with the right answer, this time allowed by Des. Surprisingly, neither player returned for the following Championship of Champions tournament.

Contents

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Score
1 Craig Beevers 8 907
2 James Hurrell 8 838
3 Jeffrey Hansford 8 818
4 David Edwards 8 737
5 James Roberts 8 736
6 David Von Geyer 8 724
7 Steve Baines 7 758
8 Mikey Lear 7 680

Between Series 39 and Series 63, players are sorted by number of wins then by number of points. Points from both wins and losses count. Points from sudden death conundrums aren't counted, and players with the same number of wins and points are sorted by highest score.


Finals progress

Craig Beevers (1) vs Mikey Lear (8) Craig Beevers (1) vs David Edwards (4) Craig Beevers (1)
vs
Jeffrey Hansford (3)
James Roberts (5) vs David Edwards (4)
Jeffrey Hansford (3) vs David Von Geyer (6) Jeffrey Hansford (3) vs Steve Baines (7)
Steve Baines (7) vs James Hurrell (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
4383 25/06/2007 P James Hurrell 107 – 60 Stella McKenzie Dennis Taylor Susie Dent 139
4384 26/06/2007 P James Hurrell 93 – 54 Philip Makepeace Dennis Taylor Susie Dent 116
4385 27/06/2007 P James Hurrell 115 – 47 Avis Lockwood Dennis Taylor Susie Dent 141
4386 28/06/2007 P Gary Booker 49 – 95 Patrick McCann Dennis Taylor Susie Dent 132
4387 29/06/2007 P Patrick McCann 60 – 74 Gary Cook Dennis Taylor Susie Dent 141
4388 2/07/2007 P Gary Cook 57 – 83 Julie Davies Richard Digance Susie Dent 129
4389 3/07/2007 P Julie Davies 51 – 88 Kath Lambert Richard Digance Susie Dent 121
4390 4/07/2007 P Kath Lambert 76 – 43 Geoffrey Green Richard Digance Susie Dent 132
4391 5/07/2007 P Kath Lambert 56 – 78 John Allen Richard Digance Susie Dent 125
4392 6/07/2007 P John Allen 75 – 91 Alan Gray Richard Digance Susie Dent 140
4393 9/07/2007 P Alan Gray 111 – 40 Philip Knowles Keith Barron Susie Dent 155
4394 10/07/2007 P Alan Gray 79 – 84 Mike Priestley Keith Barron Susie Dent 119
4395 11/07/2007 P Mike Priestley 94 – 43 Tammy Cooper Keith Barron Susie Dent 117
4396 12/07/2007 P Mike Priestley 80 – 75 John Berkley Keith Barron Susie Dent 129
4397 13/07/2007 P Mike Priestley 56 – 97 David Edwards Keith Barron Susie Dent 118
4398 16/07/2007 P David Edwards 72 – 66 Margaret Read Tom O'Connor Susie Dent 122
4399 17/07/2007 P David Edwards 85 – 81 Toni Whiting Tom O'Connor Susie Dent 120
4400 18/07/2007 P David Edwards 88 – 72 Lesley Schiavone Tom O'Connor Susie Dent 119
4401 19/07/2007 P David Edwards 83 – 76 Boyd Drummond Tom O'Connor Susie Dent 121
4402 20/07/2007 P David Edwards 88 – 66 Helen Ward Tom O'Connor Susie Dent 144
4403 23/07/2007 P David Edwards 113 – 72 John Anderson Barry Norman Susie Dent 119
4404 24/07/2007 P David Edwards 111 – 96 Roy Gerrish Barry Norman Susie Dent 132
4405 25/07/2007 P Rory Miller 53 – 81 Mikey Lear Barry Norman Susie Dent 132
4406 26/07/2007 P Mikey Lear 83 – 65 Peter Duggal Barry Norman Susie Dent 131
4407 27/07/2007 P Mikey Lear 84 – 67 William Hinton Trudie Goodwin Susie Dent 119
4408 30/07/2007 P Mikey Lear 88 – 79 Marta Hall Trudie Goodwin Susie Dent 120
4409 6/08/2007 P Mikey Lear 89 – 56 Clive Gray Trudie Goodwin Susie Dent 129
4410 7/08/2007 P Mikey Lear 86 – 52 Tracey Shepherd Trudie Goodwin Susie Dent 129
4411 8/08/2007 P Mikey Lear 99 – 43 Tom Megahy Ann Widdecombe Susie Dent 146
4412 9/08/2007 P Mikey Lear 70 – 97 Martin May Ann Widdecombe Susie Dent 115
4413 10/08/2007 P Martin May 90 – 81 Gina McDowell Ann Widdecombe Susie Dent 131
4414 13/08/2007 P Martin May 104 – 68 Patrick Durnall Ann Widdecombe Susie Dent 118
4415 14/08/2007 P Martin May 101 – 79 Amanda Vickery Ricky Tomlinson Susie Dent 131
4416 15/08/2007 P Martin May 73 – 77 Steve Baines Ricky Tomlinson Susie Dent 118
4417 16/08/2007 P Steve Baines 93 – 71 Neil Wood Ricky Tomlinson Susie Dent 134
4418 17/08/2007 P Steve Baines 115 – 32 Janet Hocking Ricky Tomlinson Susie Dent 130
4419 20/08/2007 P Steve Baines 89 – 74 Alex Morrison Richard Digance Susie Dent 132
4420 21/08/2007 P Steve Baines 90 – 65 Celia Harris Richard Digance Susie Dent 119
4421 22/08/2007 P Steve Baines 109 – 83 Margaret Say Richard Digance Susie Dent 128
4422 23/08/2007 P Steve Baines 99 – 55 Charlie Shaw Richard Digance Susie Dent 119
4423 24/08/2007 P Steve Baines 86 – 93 Grant Woods Richard Digance Susie Dent 132
4424 27/08/2007 P Grant Woods 79 – 96 Jeffrey Hansford Ken Bruce Susie Dent 133
4425 28/08/2007 P Jeffrey Hansford 107 – 65 Dave Grant Ken Bruce Susie Dent 119
4426 29/08/2007 P Jeffrey Hansford 127 – 70 Alex Burrows Ken Bruce Susie Dent 141
4427 30/08/2007 P Jeffrey Hansford 96 – 53 Vikki Gardner Ken Bruce Susie Dent 122
4428 31/08/2007 P Jeffrey Hansford 97 – 72 Terry Rattle Ken Bruce Susie Dent 130
4429 3/09/2007 P Jeffrey Hansford 99 – 60 Barbara Hinton Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 140
4430 4/09/2007 P Jeffrey Hansford 100 – 41 Ian Hopper Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 121
4431 5/09/2007 P Jeffrey Hansford 96 – 37 Anne Brooke Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 118
4432 6/09/2007 P Barney Barns 78 – 73 Peter Northrop Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 133
4433 7/09/2007 P Barney Barns 50 – 68 Gay Black Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 119
4434 10/09/2007 P Gay Black 83 – 78 Peter Smith Pam Ayres Susie Dent 138
4435 11/09/2007 P Gay Black 65 – 81 Natalie Underwood Pam Ayres Susie Dent 130
4436 12/09/2007 P Natalie Underwood 72 – 47 Danny Baker Pam Ayres Susie Dent 131
4437 13/09/2007 P Natalie Underwood 81 – 105 Sam Butcher Pam Ayres Susie Dent 130
4438 14/09/2007 P Sam Butcher 102 – 65 Sian Serafinski Pam Ayres Susie Dent 120
4439 17/09/2007 P Sam Butcher 80 – 88 David Von Geyer Aggie MacKenzie Susie Dent 151
4440 18/09/2007 P David Von Geyer 97 – 55 Tony Goodman Aggie MacKenzie Susie Dent 124
4441 19/09/2007 P David Von Geyer 92 – 66 Luisa Jones Aggie MacKenzie Susie Dent 132
4442 20/09/2007 P David Von Geyer 96 – 53 Elizabeth Geear Aggie MacKenzie Susie Dent 120
4443 21/09/2007 P David Von Geyer 72 – 50 Mark Hollingsworth Aggie MacKenzie Susie Dent 119
4444 24/09/2007 P David Von Geyer 98 – 81 Eunan MacIntyre John Sergeant Susie Dent 131
4445 25/09/2007 P David Von Geyer 88 – 69 Sheila Storey John Sergeant Susie Dent 116
4446 26/09/2007 P David Von Geyer 93 – 85 Geoff Thomas John Sergeant Susie Dent 118
4447 27/09/2007 P Bill Hammond 50 – 85 David Marsh John Sergeant Susie Dent 121
4448 28/09/2007 P David Marsh 66 – 87 Matthew Green John Sergeant Susie Dent 129
4449 1/10/2007 P Matthew Green 84 – 52 Shirley Wederell Tony Blackburn Susie Dent 130
4450 2/10/2007 P Matthew Green 89 – 54 Robin Haggett Tony Blackburn Susie Dent 140
4451 3/10/2007 P Matthew Green 93 – 64 David Hughes Tony Blackburn Susie Dent 120
4452 4/10/2007 P Matthew Green 63 – 95 Michael Howe Tony Blackburn Susie Dent 119
4453 5/10/2007 P Michael Howe 62 – 95 Terry Mullin Tony Blackburn Susie Dent 121
4454 8/10/2007 P Terry Mullin 73 – 78 John Scott Rick Wakeman Susie Dent 118
4455 9/10/2007 P John Scott 83 – 63 Trevor Jennings Rick Wakeman Susie Dent 142
4456 10/10/2007 P John Scott 59 – 39 Andrew Bowling Rick Wakeman Susie Dent 118
4457 11/10/2007 P John Scott 57 – 99 Konstadinos Sfyris Rick Wakeman Susie Dent 121
4458 12/10/2007 P Konstadinos Sfyris 86 – 42 Georgina Parkinson Rick Wakeman Susie Dent 115
4459 15/10/2007 P Konstadinos Sfyris 87 – 48 Marianne Rowntree Johnny Ball Susie Dent 122
4460 16/10/2007 P Konstadinos Sfyris 76 – 78 Dorian Lidell Johnny Ball Susie Dent 120
4461 17/10/2007 P Dorian Lidell 77 – 61 Jeff Whitaker Johnny Ball Susie Dent 128
4462 18/10/2007 P Dorian Lidell 98 – 51 Craig Nicoll Johnny Ball Susie Dent 139
4463 19/10/2007 P Dorian Lidell 69 – 48 Darren Mace Johnny Ball Susie Dent 130
4464 22/10/2007 P Dorian Lidell 61 – 75 Baz Hunt Barry Norman Susie Dent 118
4465 23/10/2007 P Baz Hunt 48 – 108 Craig Beevers Barry Norman Susie Dent 121
4466 24/10/2007 P Craig Beevers 109 – 24 Thomas Baldwin Barry Norman Susie Dent 121
4467 25/10/2007 P Craig Beevers 103 – 33 Chris Bibby Barry Norman Susie Dent 120
4468 26/10/2007 P Craig Beevers 128 – 36 Peter Watts Barry Norman Susie Dent 134
4469 29/10/2007 P Craig Beevers 104 – 70 Martin Larter Paul Zenon Susie Dent 121
4470 30/10/2007 P Craig Beevers 118 – 71 Stuart Hamilton Paul Zenon Susie Dent 120
4471 31/10/2007 P Craig Beevers 120 – 57 Allan Millington Paul Zenon Susie Dent 121
4472 1/11/2007 P Craig Beevers 117 – 40 Shemina Kirby Paul Zenon Susie Dent 129
4474 5/11/2007 P John Proctor 60 – 97 Judy Kimber Richard Digance Alison Heard 131
4475 6/11/2007 P Judy Kimber 77 – 60 Rex Clegg Richard Digance Alison Heard 130
4476 7/11/2007 P Judy Kimber 91 – 48 Fiona Booth Richard Digance Alison Heard 124
4477 8/11/2007 P Judy Kimber 50 – 75 Pat Stork Richard Digance Alison Heard 129
4478 9/11/2007 P Pat Stork 95 – 58 Christopher Wild Richard Digance Alison Heard 124
4479 12/11/2007 P Pat Stork 100 – 80 Stewart Jonstone Richard Digance Alison Heard 119
4480 13/11/2007 P Pat Stork 55 – 100 Martin Sears Keith Barron Alison Heard 152
4481 14/11/2007 P Martin Sears 61 – 60 Rick Dady Keith Barron Alison Heard 141
4482 15/11/2007 P Martin Sears 62 – 96 Terry Newnham Keith Barron Alison Heard 143
4483 16/11/2007 P Terry Newnham 65 – 75* Carl Dundas Keith Barron Alison Heard 120
4484 19/11/2007 P Carl Dundas 60 – 79 Pauline Huggins Barbara Dickson Alison Heard 123
4485 20/11/2007 P Pauline Huggins 74 – 88 Gary Tennant Barbara Dickson Alison Heard 121
4486 21/11/2007 P Gary Tennant 77 – 94 James Roberts Barbara Dickson Alison Heard 130
4487 22/11/2007 P James Roberts 76 – 43 Duncan Merrill Barbara Dickson Alison Heard 132
4488 23/11/2007 P James Roberts 93 – 64 Madelaine Glew Barbara Dickson Alison Heard 131
4489 26/11/2007 P James Roberts 108 – 53 Sandra Pilson Jo Brand Alison Heard 118
4490 27/11/2007 P James Roberts 100 – 51 Richard Collin Jo Brand Alison Heard 119
4491 28/11/2007 P James Roberts 93 – 60 Karen O'Donnell Jo Brand Alison Heard 136
4492 29/11/2007 P James Roberts 82 – 61 John Boyle Jo Brand Alison Heard 127
4493 30/11/2007 P James Roberts 90 – 76 Ian Sapiro Jo Brand Alison Heard 121
4494 3/12/2007 P Bill McCann 47 – 80 Phil Dobbins Michael Aspel Alison Heard 130
4495 4/12/2007 P Phil Dobbins 105 – 75 Richard Balfour Michael Aspel Alison Heard 133
4496 5/12/2007 P Phil Dobbins 67 – 77* Lynn Collier Michael Aspel Alison Heard 131
4497 6/12/2007 P Lynn Collier 38 – 74 Nigel Fisher Michael Aspel Alison Heard 132
4498 7/12/2007 P Nigel Fisher 54 – 101 Jason Cullen Michael Aspel Alison Heard 119
4499 10/12/2007 P Jason Cullen 77 – 63 Stu Harkness Henry Blofeld Alison Heard 122
4500 11/12/2007 P Jason Cullen 91 – 63 Colin Lawton Henry Blofeld Alison Heard 115
4501 12/12/2007 P Jason Cullen 88 – 78 Helen Sinclair Henry Blofeld Alison Heard 128
4502 13/12/2007 QF Mikey Lear 69 – 106 Craig Beevers Henry Blofeld Alison Heard 118
4503 14/12/2007 QF Steve Baines 100 – 83 James Hurrell Henry Blofeld Alison Heard 129
4504 17/12/2007 QF David Von Geyer 77 – 86 Jeffrey Hansford Pam Ayres Alison Heard 128
4505 18/12/2007 QF David Edwards 80 – 61 James Roberts Pam Ayres Alison Heard 119
4506 19/12/2007 SF David Edwards 60 – 118 Craig Beevers Pam Ayres Alison Heard 131
4507 20/12/2007 SF Steve Baines 66 – 81 Jeffrey Hansford Pam Ayres Alison Heard 136
4508 21/12/2007 GF Craig Beevers 105 – 82 Jeffrey Hansford Pam Ayres Alison Heard 118
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum

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