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Ash Haji

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Ash Haji

Ash Haji was the champion of Series 2.

He was a computer programmer from Wanstead, London. He won two heats of the show before losing to Russell Byers, against whom he would prevail in the grand final, winning by 71 points to 70.

Haji returned for Championship of Champions I, but was defeated in the semi-finals by ultimate winner Mark Nyman.

Haji played in the Supreme Championship, but was beaten by Julian Hough in his first game.

Haji is also a top Scrabble player.

Preceded by
Joyce Cansfield
Series winner
Series 2
Followed by
Andrew Guy


Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
42 29/04/1983 P Ash Haji 45 - 37 Norma Nicholson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner Kenneth Williams 68
43 3/05/1983 P Ash Haji 58 - 18 Gray Robertson Richard Whiteley Dr Linda Barrett Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner Kenneth Williams 71
44 4/05/1983 P Ash Haji 30 - 59 Russell Byers Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner Kenneth Williams 69
72 22/06/1983 QP Ash Haji 49 - 26 Bobbie Bennett Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth 68
77 29/06/1983 QF Ash Haji 68 - 39 Philip Nelkon Richard Whiteley Dr Linda Barrett Beverley Isherwood Angela O'Dougherty Gyles Brandreth Lesley Burnett 83
79 1/07/1983 SF Ash Haji 41 - 35 Maurice Packman Richard Whiteley Dr Linda Barrett Beverley Isherwood Angela O'Dougherty Gyles Brandreth Lesley Burnett 72
80 2/07/1983 GF Ash Haji 71 - 70 Russell Byers Richard Whiteley Dr Linda Barrett, Carol Vorderman Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner Kenneth Williams,
Gyles Brandreth
Lesley Burnett 114
188 18/10/1984 CQF Ash Haji 49 - 35 Brian Hudson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Nigel Rees Yvonne Warburton 72
189 19/10/1984 CSF Ash Haji 34 - 61 Mark Nyman Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Yvonne Warburton 67
M36 4/12/1989-8/12/1989 M Ash Haji 54 – 102 Peter Evans Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman none Freda Thornton 158
1890 27/11/1996 fQF Ash Haji 58 - 65 Julian Hough Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tom O'Connor Catherine Stokes 94