Tony Vick

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Tony Vick

Tony Vick was the champion of Series 16.

He made his debut on 20 July 1988, the day following octochamp Steve Williams's final heat. Vick defeated Mick Rann 56 – 27, and won two more games before falling to Maxine Keegan 58 – 53. However, Vick's 3 wins were enough to see him return for the quarter-finals as #7 seed. Vick beat Jenny Haldane and John Widdowson in the quarter- and semi-finals respectively, and comfortably beat Roger Wales in the final by 100 points to 69 to become champion of series 16.

Vick returned for Championship of Champions IV, and after beating Dick Green in the first round, faced Steve Williams — the man he had missed by a day in the series 16 heats — in the semi-final. In a classic encounter, Vick found himself 70 – 60 down going into the crucial conundrum, which he unscrambled in one second to take the scores to 70-all. In the sudden death conundrum, it took Vick 26 seconds to unscramble IMPOUNDED, but that was enough for him to run out the 80 – 70 winner — the highest aggregate score in the history of the 9 round game. In the final, however, Vick met his match in Nic Brown, and lost the game 78 – 68.

Vick returned in 1996 for the Supreme Championship, beating Robert Teuton and Gareth Williams before succumbing to Tim Morrissey in the group final stage.

Tony also appreared on Fifteen to One three times in 1989 and 1990.

Preceded by
Dick Green
Series winner
Series 16
Followed by
Lawrence Pearse


Preceded by
David Trace
Champion of Champions runner-up
Championship of Champions IV
Followed by
Gino Corr

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
780 20/07/1988 P Tony Vick 56 – 27 Mick Rann Sylvia Syms Catherine Clarke 73
781 21/07/1988 P Tony Vick 58 – 31 Lynda Mackenzie Sylvia Syms Catherine Clarke 72
782 22/07/1988 P Tony Vick 44 – 41 Brian Phillips Sylvia Syms Catherine Clarke 70
783 25/07/1988 P Tony Vick 53 – 58 Maxine Keegan Sylvia Syms Catherine Clarke 73
807 26/08/1988 QF Tony Vick 57 – 45 Jenny Haldane Bill Tidy Della Thompson 74
811 1/09/1988 SF John Widdowson 58 – 61 Tony Vick Carol Thatcher Della Thompson 71
812 2/09/1988 GF Roger Wales 69 – 100 Tony Vick Bill Tidy, Carol Thatcher Della Thompson 116
813 2/01/1989 CQF Dick Green 43 – 51 Tony Vick Tim Rice Catherine Clarke 71
817 6/01/1989 CSF Tony Vick 80* – 70 Steve Williams Tim Rice Catherine Clarke 81
819 10/01/1989 CGF Tony Vick 68 – 78 Nic Brown Tim Rice Catherine Clarke 113
M48 26/2/90-2/3/90 Masters 1 Evan Simpson 93 – 86 Tony Vick N/A Catherine Clarke 134
M76 10/9/90-14/9/90 Masters 2 Tony Vick 75 – 118 Stephen Deakin N/A Mark Nyman 132
1897 6/12/1996 gQF Tony Vick 63 – 30 Robert Teuton Jenny Hanley Susie Dent 70
1899 10/12/1996 gSF Gareth Williams 41 – 51 Tony Vick Jenny Hanley Susie Dent 69
1900 11/12/1996 gF Tim Morrissey 73 – 41 Tony Vick Jenny Hanley Susie Dent 74
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum


Championship of Champions Runners up

I : Joyce Cansfield | II : Peter Evans | III : David Trace | IV : Tony Vick | V : Gino Corr | VI : Chris Waddington | VII : Damian Eadie | VIII : Kenneth Michie | IX : Pete Cashmore | X : Kate Ogilvie | XI : Chris Wills | XII : Mark Tournoff | XIII : Charlie Reams

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