Tony Baylis

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Tony Baylis was the champion of Series 36. He was a Program Manager from Stratford.

He first appeared on Countdown on 4 August 1997, beating Jo Lack 50 – 34 in the 26th heat of Series 36. Tony went on to win five more games before losing at the hands of Roger Green. Tony's 6 wins saw him return for the finals as #4 seed, where he saw off the challenge of Andy Stacey and Bhavin Manek on his way to the final against Maria Boyes. The final was a close-run affair, but a messed-up numbers game at the very end spelled doom for Maria, meaning Tony ran out the 66 – 52 winner, and the 36th champion of Countdown. Tony later returned for Championship of Champions IX, but was beaten in the first round by Ruth Collier on a Crucial Conundrum.

Outside of Countdown, he was also a proficient amateur snooker player between 1987 and 2003, winning numerous amateur titles and had been on the Wildcard for several professional WPBSA circuit tournaments, but never managed to qualify for a professional tournament.

Preceded by
Pete Cashmore
Series winner
Series 36
Followed by
Ray McPhie

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
2063 4/08/1997 P Tony Baylis 50 – 34 Jo Lack Philip Franks Hania Porucznik 70
2064 5/08/1997 P Tony Baylis 45 – 24 Jim Gibson Philip Franks Hania Porucznik 73
2065 6/08/1997 P Tony Baylis 53 – 31 Tina Ansell Philip Franks Hania Porucznik 74
2066 7/08/1997 P Tony Baylis 56 – 41 Will Paine Philip Franks Hania Porucznik 74
2067 8/08/1997 P Tony Baylis 61 – 43 Rodders Grafton Philip Franks Hania Porucznik 74
2068 11/08/1997 P Tony Baylis 67 – 47 Jonet Middleton Tom O'Connor Hania Porucznik 74
2069 12/08/1997 P Tony Baylis 51 – 55 Roger Green Tom O'Connor Hania Porucznik 81
2099 23/09/1997 QF Tony Baylis 55 – 41 Andy Stacey Nicholas Parsons Hannah Robertson 70
2100 24/09/1997 SF Tony Baylis 53 – 43 Bhavin Manek Nicholas Parsons Hannah Robertson 84
2102 26/09/1997 GF Maria Boyes 52 – 66 Tony Baylis Nicholas Parsons Hannah Robertson 115
2169 6/01/1998 CP Tony Baylis 42 – 50 Ruth Collier Gloria Hunniford Mark Nyman 72
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