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Bra, as he is known on Apterous, amassed 864 points during his run, finishing his unbeaten streak during the penultimate week of preliminaries in Series 77 to qualify as the #2 seed for the finals as well as the eighth and final octochamp of the series.
Eleven days later, Horrocks returned for the finals stage, where he first prevailed over #7-ranked James Kennedy in a very close quarter-final, sealing victory on a crucial conundrum. Barely a week after that, he returned for the semi-finals where he faced the "strong 6 small" man John Cowen. In spite of this, he managed to defeat him through several letters round by spotting words such as OVERFIT, RETINOID and SIDEWAY. Finally, the day after his semi-final, he reached the grand final of Series 77, where he took on #1 seed Tom Chafer-Cook. In the first round, he beat Chafer-Cook with the five-letter GREED after the latter had a word disallowed, and he kept up tenaciously with the top seed in all numbers and most letters rounds thereafter to force a crucial conundrum with the score standing 100 – 91 in Chafer-Cook's favour. However, neither contestant was able to spot that RILEYISMS unscrambled to MISSILERY within the allotted time, meaning that Horrocks finally fell at the final hurdle but still finished as runner-up of a very strong series.
Horrocks will compete in the 2018 FOCAL Finals as the #2 seed.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|6715||22/11/2017||P||Bradley Horrocks||109 – 40||Liam Dwek||Gyles Brandreth||Susie Dent||124|
|6716||23/11/2017||P||Bradley Horrocks||113 – 57||Peter Buckley||Dr Linda Papadopoulos||Susie Dent||122|
|6717||27/11/2017||P||Bradley Horrocks||116 – 49||Alenka Butkovicova||Dr Linda Papadopoulos||Susie Dent||124|
|6718||28/11/2017||P||Bradley Horrocks||82 – 70||Laurie Dyer||Dr Linda Papadopoulos||Susie Dent||124|
|6719||29/11/2017||P||Bradley Horrocks||102 – 68||Steve Harris||Dr Linda Papadopoulos||Susie Dent||133|
|6720||30/11/2017||P||Bradley Horrocks||122 – 42||Leah Holroyd||Dr Linda Papadopoulos||Susie Dent||164|
|6721||1/12/2017||P||Bradley Horrocks||111 – 37||Jason Hill||Richard Madeley||Susie Dent||144|
|6722||4/12/2017||P||Bradley Horrocks||109 – 40||Luke O'Reilly||Richard Madeley||Susie Dent||147|
|6731||15/12/2017||QF||Bradley Horrocks||86 – 80||James Kennedy||Paul Zenon||Susie Dent||121|
|6735||21/12/2017||SF||Bradley Horrocks||95 – 83||John Cowen||Rufus Hound||Susie Dent||134|
|6736||22/12/2017||GF||Tom Chafer-Cook||100 – 91||Bradley Horrocks||Rufus Hound||Susie Dent||122|