Series 62

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Series 62 champion Oliver Garner (fourth left) with his winning dictionaries and trophy.
Oliver Garner holding the Trophy.

Series 62 ran from January to June 2010. Series 62 was the first 15-round series in which only one of the players in the semi-finals was an octochamp. It had two overall octochamps, tied with Series 49 as the lowest number of octochamps in a 15-round series. The series, the third of six presented by Jeff Stelling, was won by Oliver Garner.

Contents

Seeds

Rank Name Wins Score
1 Oliver Garner 8 802
2 Danny Pledger 8 635
3 Dave Wilkinson 7 618
4 Peter Zyss 7 617
5 Craig Chittenden 6 662
6 Lee Graham 6 627
7 Nicki Sellars 6 556
8 Claudia Tyson 6 545

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

Oliver Garner (1) vs Claudia Tyson (8) Oliver Garner (1) vs Craig Chittenden (5) Oliver Garner (1)
vs
Nicki Sellars (7)
Craig Chittenden (5) vs Peter Zyss (4)
Dave Wilkinson (3) vs Lee Graham (6) Lee Graham (6) vs Nicki Sellars (7)
Nicki Sellars (7) vs Danny Pledger (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Series finals

For the first time since Series 49, there were no crucial conundrums in the finals.

Quarter finals

It was no surprise when Oliver Garner beat Claudia Tyson 123 – 75, but what was surprising was that it turned out that Seeds 2, 3, and 4 did not make it past the quarter finals. Instead, through went Seeds 5, 6 and 7, something that had not occurred since Series 34. At this point, Oliver's chances shot up, being a member of the 800 club.

Semi-finals

In the 1st semi final, Oliver left maths whizz Craig in a less closely fought game than expected. In the 2nd semi final, there was a rematch between Nicki and Lee, who had met before in the preliminary rounds, and then, Lee came out on top 76 – 73. But in the semi, revenge tasted sweet for Nicki, as Lee lost by a whopping 38 points, 89 – 51. A special could be expected between these two...

Final

So, it was number one seed, Oliver, versus number 7 seed, Nicki. Oliver won by 45 points, 107 – 62, and became Countdown's 62nd champion.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
4954 11/01/2010 P Jan Parker 83 – 70 Robert Kennedy Brian Capron Susie Dent 128
4955 12/01/2010 P Jan Parker 72 – 84 Oliver Garner Brian Capron Susie Dent 116
4956 13/01/2010 P Oliver Garner 105 – 22 Troy Ramsey-Axelsson Brian Capron Susie Dent 126
4957 14/01/2010 P Oliver Garner 113 – 67 Andy Hewitt Brian Capron Susie Dent 129
4958 15/01/2010 P Oliver Garner 114 – 67 Garry Brough Brian Capron Susie Dent 119
4959 18/01/2010 P Oliver Garner 99 – 48 Keith Bush John Stapleton Susie Dent 129
4960 19/01/2010 P Oliver Garner 115 – 48 Wendy Trigg John Stapleton Susie Dent 132
4961 20/01/2010 P Oliver Garner 91 – 67 Daphne Lord John Stapleton Susie Dent 112
4962 21/01/2010 P Oliver Garner 81 – 75 Mark Goodliffe John Stapleton Susie Dent 115
4963 22/01/2010 P Jagie Rai 41 – 92 Colin Grainger John Stapleton Susie Dent 126
4964 25/01/2010 P Colin Grainger 69 – 107 James Rawson Paul Zenon Susie Dent 116
4965 26/01/2010 P James Rawson 93 – 68 Glenn Sheasby Paul Zenon Susie Dent 121
4966 27/01/2010 P James Rawson 110 – 41 Phil South Paul Zenon Susie Dent 116
4967 28/01/2010 P James Rawson 100 – 90 Toni Balestra Paul Zenon Susie Dent 129
4968 29/01/2010 P James Rawson 76 – 81 Howard Lovelady Paul Zenon Susie Dent 141
4969 1/02/2010 P Howard Lovelady 68 – 84 Norman Rudland Kaye Adams Susie Dent 131
4970 2/02/2010 P Norman Rudland 68 – 82 Mark Abbitt Kaye Adams Susie Dent 121
4971 3/02/2010 P Mark Abbitt 49 – 101 Jay Lopian Kaye Adams Susie Dent 127
4972 4/02/2010 P Jay Lopian 85 – 61 Rosina Bellerby Kaye Adams Susie Dent 123
4973 5/02/2010 P Jay Lopian 81 – 79 Phill Thorne Kaye Adams Susie Dent 130
4974 8/02/2010 P Jay Lopian 84 – 97 Craig Chittenden Mark Foster Susie Dent 120
4975 9/02/2010 P Craig Chittenden 92 – 46 Alan Legg Mark Foster Susie Dent 133
4976 10/02/2010 P Craig Chittenden 98 – 26 Keith Chatton Mark Foster Susie Dent 130
4977 11/02/2010 P Craig Chittenden 94 – 75 Catherine Jackson Mark Foster Susie Dent 119
4978 12/02/2010 P Craig Chittenden 107 – 40 Mark Gascoigne Mark Foster Susie Dent 130
4979 15/02/2010 P Craig Chittenden 99 – 45 Angus Burns Graham Cole Susie Dent 121
4980 16/02/2010 P Craig Chittenden 75 – 81 Christopher Smith Graham Cole Susie Dent 116
4981 17/02/2010 P Christopher Smith 72 – 92 Heather Badcock Graham Cole Susie Dent 142
4982 18/02/2010 P Heather Badcock 82 – 54 Stevie Wright Graham Cole Susie Dent 122
4983 19/02/2010 P Heather Badcock 93 – 77 Irene Wilson Graham Cole Susie Dent 123
4984 22/02/2010 P Heather Badcock 86 – 89 Barney Maunder-Taylor Jenni Falconer Susie Dent 130
4985 23/02/2010 P Barney Maunder-Taylor 70 – 82 Adam Guest Jenni Falconer Susie Dent 131
4986 24/02/2010 P Adam Guest 55 – 89 Clarke Carlisle Jenni Falconer Susie Dent 115
4987 25/02/2010 P Clarke Carlisle 101 – 78 Alexander Johnston Jenni Falconer Susie Dent 120
4988 26/02/2010 P Clarke Carlisle 86 – 89 Raheel Mirza Jenni Falconer Susie Dent 151
4989 1/03/2010 P Raheel Mirza 72 – 67 Sarah Wilkinson Nicholas Owen Susie Dent 119
4990 2/03/2010 P Raheel Mirza 90 – 36 Phil Peart Nicholas Owen Susie Dent 119
4991 3/03/2010 P Raheel Mirza 85 – 41 Colin Davis Nicholas Owen Susie Dent 133
4992 4/03/2010 P Raheel Mirza 81 – 56 Shakeel Aamer Nicholas Owen Susie Dent 117
4993 5/03/2010 P Raheel Mirza 89 – 94 Jamie Ellwood Nicholas Owen Susie Dent 133
4994 8/03/2010 P Jamie Ellwood 68 – 93 Kevin Davis Pam Ayres Susie Dent 127
4995 9/03/2010 P Kevin Davis 96 – 41 Stevan Ryan Pam Ayres Susie Dent 132
4996 10/03/2010 P Kevin Davis 87 – 44 Sam Denniss Pam Ayres Susie Dent 142
4997 11/03/2010 P Kevin Davis 94 – 50 Darryl Hall Pam Ayres Susie Dent 128
4998 12/03/2010 P Kevin Davis 80 – 73 Stuart Inglis Pam Ayres Susie Dent 129
4999 22/03/2010 P Kevin Davis 66 – 71 Dave Wilkinson Gregg Wallace Susie Dent 114
5000 23/03/2010 P Dave Wilkinson 88 – 72 Charles Bockett-Pugh Gregg Wallace Susie Dent 130
5001 24/03/2010 P Dave Wilkinson 79 – 48 Paul Archard Gregg Wallace Susie Dent 121
5002 25/03/2010 P Dave Wilkinson 83 – 59 Anne Evans Gregg Wallace Susie Dent 120
5003 26/03/2010 P Dave Wilkinson 76 – 54 Charlotte Godwyn Des Lynam Susie Dent 133
5004 29/03/2010 P Dave Wilkinson 75 – 69 Jamie Bradbury Kim Woodburn Susie Dent 117
5005 30/03/2010 P Dave Wilkinson 80 – 73 Anna Woodward Kim Woodburn Susie Dent 118
5006 31/03/2010 P Dave Wilkinson 66 – 79 Barry Watson Kim Woodburn Susie Dent 122
5007 1/04/2010 P Barry Watson 95 – 64 Rodney Carbery Kim Woodburn Susie Dent 140
5008 2/04/2010 P Barry Watson 79 – 87 Peter Zyss Kim Woodburn Susie Dent 122
5009 5/04/2010 P Peter Zyss 100* – 90 Steve Tamplin John Suchet Susie Dent 119
5010 6/04/2010 P Peter Zyss 81 – 47 Hamish Ewan John Suchet Susie Dent 122
5011 7/04/2010 P Peter Zyss 87 – 79 Daniel Stevanato John Suchet Susie Dent 117
5012 8/04/2010 P Peter Zyss 65 – 60 Brian Kuhl John Suchet Susie Dent 132
5013 9/04/2010 P Peter Zyss 55 – 38 Andrew Pullan John Suchet Susie Dent 115
5014 12/04/2010 P Peter Zyss 83 – 78 Ned Walker Dave Spikey Susie Dent 116
5015 13/04/2010 P Peter Zyss 69 – 83 Claudia Tyson Dave Spikey Susie Dent 119
5016 14/04/2010 P Claudia Tyson 80 – 66 Andy Bosworth Dave Spikey Susie Dent 119
5017 15/04/2010 P Claudia Tyson 87 – 78 Cecilia Pipe Dave Spikey Susie Dent 131
5018 16/04/2010 P Claudia Tyson 69 – 65 Bill Langton Dave Spikey Susie Dent 115
5019 19/04/2010 P Claudia Tyson 86 – 81 Carol Rudland Ken Bruce Susie Dent 119
5020 20/04/2010 P Claudia Tyson 87 – 47 Steve Pothecary Ken Bruce Susie Dent 117
5021 21/04/2010 P Claudia Tyson 53 – 60 Chris Jones Ken Bruce Susie Dent 112
5022 22/04/2010 P Chris Jones 63 – 81 Nicki Sellars Ken Bruce Susie Dent 119
5023 23/04/2010 P Nicki Sellars 90 – 78 Phil Reynolds Ken Bruce Susie Dent 118
5024 26/04/2010 P Nicki Sellars 85 – 60 Brian McAulay John Parrott Susie Dent 122
5025 27/04/2010 P Nicki Sellars 83 – 75 Annette Sutton John Parrott Susie Dent 119
5026 28/04/2010 P Nicki Sellars 76 – 52 David Tidd John Parrott Susie Dent 118
5027 29/04/2010 P Nicki Sellars 68 – 64 Alan Hibbert John Parrott Susie Dent 121
5028 30/04/2010 P Nicki Sellars 73 – 76 Lee Graham John Parrott Susie Dent 129
5029 3/05/2010 P Lee Graham 86 – 51 Nick Singh Kate Humble Susie Dent 121
5030 4/05/2010 P Lee Graham 82 – 52 Chris Bell Kate Humble Susie Dent 115
5031 5/05/2010 P Lee Graham 94 – 24 Steve Lock Kate Humble Susie Dent 116
5032 6/05/2010 P Lee Graham 94 – 55 Rob Chapman Kate Humble Susie Dent 118
5033 7/05/2010 P Lee Graham 109 – 70 John Williams Kate Humble Susie Dent 126
5034 10/05/2010 P Lee Graham 86 – 90 Gwen Robinson Dr Hilary Jones Susie Dent 116
5035 11/05/2010 P Gwen Robinson 51 – 85 Paul Stevenson Dr Hilary Jones Susie Dent 120
5036 12/05/2010 P Paul Stevenson 84 – 81 Derrick Awcock Dr Hilary Jones Susie Dent 118
5037 13/05/2010 P Paul Stevenson 78 – 84 Steve Wilson Dr Hilary Jones Susie Dent 138
5038 14/05/2010 P Steve Wilson 89 – 92 Danny Pledger Dr Hilary Jones Susie Dent 129
5039 17/05/2010 P Danny Pledger 85 – 55 Steven King Colin Jackson Susie Dent 128
5040 18/05/2010 P Danny Pledger 74 – 53 Sam Carpenter Colin Jackson Susie Dent 119
5041 19/05/2010 P Danny Pledger 76 – 51 Paul Sweetman Colin Jackson Susie Dent 120
5042 20/05/2010 P Danny Pledger 96 – 64 Derek Metson Colin Jackson Susie Dent 118
5043 21/05/2010 P Danny Pledger 65 – 53 Elaine Baig Colin Jackson Susie Dent 130
5044 24/05/2010 P Danny Pledger 77 – 64 Peter Joint Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 118
5045 25/05/2010 P Danny Pledger 70 – 54 Gaynor Edwards Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 119
5046 26/05/2010 P Brendan Chadwick 52 – 67 James Saker Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 121
5047 27/05/2010 P James Saker 59 – 82 Dominic Travers Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 128
5048 28/05/2010 P Dominic Travers 98 – 56 Robert Johnson Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 117
5049 31/05/2010 P Dominic Travers 96 – 50 Marjorie Knight Jon Gaunt Susie Dent 134
5050 1/06/2010 P Dominic Travers 84 – 72 William Dixon Jon Gaunt Susie Dent 119
5051 2/06/2010 P Dominic Travers 84 – 79 Ian Pratt Jon Gaunt Susie Dent 121
5052 3/06/2010 P Dominic Travers 71 – 108 Scott Gillies Jon Gaunt Susie Dent 120
5053 4/06/2010 P Scott Gillies 91 – 52 John Carr Jon Gaunt Susie Dent 139
5054 7/06/2010 P Scott Gillies 99 – 39 Derek Wilson John Inverdale Susie Dent 120
5055 8/06/2010 P Scott Gillies 95 – 57 Leanne Morgan John Inverdale Susie Dent 132
5056 9/06/2010 P Scott Gillies 106 – 47 Fran Speight John Inverdale Susie Dent 130
5057 10/06/2010 QF Claudia Tyson 75 – 123 Oliver Garner John Inverdale Susie Dent 138
5058 11/06/2010 QF Danny Pledger 60 – 100 Nicki Sellars John Inverdale Susie Dent 124
5059 14/06/2010 QF Lee Graham 79 – 67 Dave Wilkinson Paul Zenon Susie Dent 119
5060 15/06/2010 QF Peter Zyss 76 – 98 Craig Chittenden Paul Zenon Susie Dent 142
5061 16/06/2010 SF Oliver Garner 105 – 69 Craig Chittenden Paul Zenon Susie Dent 120
5062 17/06/2010 SF Lee Graham 51 – 89 Nicki Sellars Paul Zenon Susie Dent 118
5063 18/06/2010 GF Nicki Sellars 62 – 107 Oliver Garner Paul Zenon Susie Dent 120
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum

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