Episode 5654

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[[Jack Hurst]] played [[Conor Travers]], with Conor Travers winning {{score|146|111}}. The [[Dictionary Corner]] guest was [[Jenny Eclair]], and the [[lexicographer]] was [[Susie Dent]].
[[Jack Hurst]] played [[Conor Travers]], with Conor Travers winning {{score|146|111}}. The [[Dictionary Corner]] guest was [[Jenny Eclair]], and the [[lexicographer]] was [[Susie Dent]].
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Travers' score of 146 equalled the highest score ever achieved on ''Countdown'' (only three points off the games perfect score of 149) matching [[Julian Fell]]'s [[Episode 3387|effort]] in [[Series 48]], and this is the highest score when a contestant has got 3 nines in a single game. It was also the first time that a contestant had got 3 nines in a row, referred to by Travers as an ambulance, which was a pun on the number one calls in the United Kingdom to arrange for one - 999.
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Travers' score of 146 equalled the highest score ever achieved on ''Countdown'' (only three points off the game's perfect score of 149) matching [[Julian Fell]]'s [[Episode 3387|effort]] in [[Series 48]], and this is the highest score when a contestant has got 3 nines in a single game. It was also the first time that a contestant had got 3 nines in a row, referred to by Travers as an ambulance, which was a pun on the number one calls in the United Kingdom to arrange for one - 999.
The aggregate score of 257 points is the highest in the history of ''Countdown''.
The aggregate score of 257 points is the highest in the history of ''Countdown''.
It was the first time in ''Countdown'' history that three consecutive games had a double century.
It was the first time in ''Countdown'' history that three consecutive games had a double century.
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The winner's trophy was presented to Travers by [[Marcel Stellman]].
==Rounds==
==Rounds==

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Episode 5654 was broadcast on 1 March 2013, and was the grand final of the 30th Birthday Championship.

Jack Hurst played Conor Travers, with Conor Travers winning 146 – 111. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jenny Eclair, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Travers' score of 146 equalled the highest score ever achieved on Countdown (only three points off the game's perfect score of 149) matching Julian Fell's effort in Series 48, and this is the highest score when a contestant has got 3 nines in a single game. It was also the first time that a contestant had got 3 nines in a row, referred to by Travers as an ambulance, which was a pun on the number one calls in the United Kingdom to arrange for one - 999.

The aggregate score of 257 points is the highest in the history of Countdown.

It was the first time in Countdown history that three consecutive games had a double century.

The winner's trophy was presented to Travers by Marcel Stellman.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Jack Hurst Score Conor Travers Others Max.
1 CGNEAIHPT CHEATING 8 – 8 CHEATING NIGHTCAP, PATCHING, PEACHING, TEACHING* 8
2 LMGOEISRU MOUSIER 15 – 15 MISRULE GLORIES*, LOURIES*, LOUSIER, LURGIES*, MORGUES, REGULOS* 15
3 YTPOIANLS SOAPILY 15 – 33 PONYTAILS 33
4 DRSEIATEN RESINATED 33 – 51 DETAINERS DENTARIES* 51
5 50 75 100 25 9 9 → 483 484
9 × 50 + 25 + 9
40 – 58 484
9 × 50 + 25 + 9

RR: 483 = (100 × 9 + 75 − 9) ÷ (50 ÷ 25)

61
TTT ICECLASH These large cups have a religious connection. CHALICES
6 LMZIEONAR NORMALIZE 58 – 76 NORMALIZE 79
7 GTSIEOFAI FIESTA 64 – 82 AGEIST EGOIST, FOGIES, SOFTIE*, STOGIE* 85
8 LHREOICTD CHORTLED 72 – 90 CHLORITE CHLORIDE*, CLOTHIER*, ELDRITCH* 93
9 VNWEAECSD VENDACES 80 – 98 VENDACES 101
10 50 8 6 7 7 10 → 616 616
(7 × 10 + 7) × 8
90 – 108 616
(50 + 6) × (7 ÷ 7 + 10)


111
TTT HITSACES Tell Charlie off about his neckwear, perhaps? CHASTISE
11 BKMSIUIEO IMBUES 96 – 114 IMBUES BIKIES*, BIOMES*, KOMBIS*, SMOKIE* 117
12 RGDUAOXUA GUARD 101 – 119 AGORA AUGUR*, GOURA*, GOURD* 122
13 BDSMEAEOP SOAPED 101 – 126 POMADES OEDEMAS* 129
14 100 10 6 8 7 10 → 945 945
(100 − 6) × 10 + 8 + 7 − 10
111 – 136 945
(100 − 6) × 10 + 8 + 7 − 10


139
15 HEVALIANT 111 – 146 LEVIATHAN
(0.75 seconds)
149
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