Steve Baines

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Steve Baines

Steve Baines was a finalist in Series 57. He was a library cataloguer at the University of Wales, Lampeter.

He won his first game against Martin May - a very close affair as he went into the conundrum 14 points ahead, although it was Martin that got the conundrum to lose by just 4 points. He ran off another 6 wins including a score of 115 – 32 against Janet Hocking. In his 8th game, bidding to be an octochamp he lost by just 7 points, they key word being the invalid mistrued ☓ in round 12, which made it impossible for him to win on the conundrum. Baines did return however as the #7 seeds come the series finals, and faced James Hurrell. The game was tight from the start and it eventually led to a crucial conundrum. It was Bainesthat buzzed in with BOULEVARD first to claim a 100 – 83 victory. Baines' points total (758) is the highest ever total for a non-octochamp.

In the Series' semi-final, it was Baines against Hansford as he faced #3 seed Jeffrey Hansford. The game was again close, but this time it was Hansford that came out the winner 81 – 66, by just 15 points.

He returned for the Championship of Champions XIII, facing the unbeaten Nick Wainwright in the first round, and lost on the crucial conundrum DAVENPORT.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
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
4503 14/12/2007 QF Steve Baines 100 – 83 James Hurrell Henry Blofeld Alison Heard 129
4507 20/12/2007 SF Steve Baines 66 – 81 Jeffrey Hansford Pam Ayres Alison Heard 136
4737 16/01/2009 CP Nick Wainwright 105 – 85 Steve Baines Andrew Sachs Susie Dent 118
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