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Adam Rolston was an octochamp in Series 79.
Rolston started his run against Apterite Steve Rush and won the game with 9 points ahead of Rush with 75 points. He then won a further 7 games to become the first octochamp of the series.
Rolston returned for the series finals as number 7 seed pitted against number 2 seed Mike Daysley. The pair were level for the first half of the game but Daysley later picked up speed. Rolston fought back hard but the game eventually finished 104 to 58, leaving Rolston to bow out to his first defeat.
He is a screenwriter and director from Twickenham, who produced, among others, the 2016 film A Street Cat Named Bob. His parents are the actors Mark Rolston and Sally Hughes.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Presenters||Guest||Lex||Max|
|6888||14/08/2018||P||Steve Rush||66 – 75||Adam Rolston||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Julia Bradbury||Susie Dent||153|
|6889||15/08/2018||P||Adam Rolston||76 – 59||Leonora Fleming||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Julia Bradbury||Susie Dent||121|
|6890||16/08/2018||P||Adam Rolston||94 – 60||Jimmy Donnelly||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Julia Bradbury||Susie Dent||144|
|6891||17/08/2018||P||Adam Rolston||73 – 43||Peter Dooley||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Julia Bradbury||Susie Dent||144|
|6892||20/08/2018||P||Adam Rolston||99 – 71||Mike Grundy||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Raj Bisram||Susie Dent||122|
|6893||21/08/2018||P||Adam Rolston||68 – 40||Fiona O'Reilly||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Raj Bisram||Susie Dent||135|
|6894||22/08/2018||P||Adam Rolston||76 – 75||Paul Watkins||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Raj Bisram||Susie Dent||124|
|6895||23/08/2018||P||Adam Rolston||89 – 39||Craig Lumsden||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Raj Bisram||Susie Dent||143|
|6974||14/12/2018||QF||Mike Daysley||104 – 58||Adam Rolston||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Dan Walker||Susie Dent||125|