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Chris Hawkins

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Chris Hawkins

Chris Hawkins was a finalist in Series 28 and a participant in the 30th Birthday Championship.

A Scrabble expert, Hawkins won four games and accumulated 305 points during his run. He returned for the finals as number 6 seed, where he lost by 1 point to eventual champion and producer Damian Eadie on the unsolved crucial conundrum AIDACRETE.

He returned to the Countdown world 13 years later, for the unofficial COLIN 2007 tournament, and again at Co:MK in 2018.

He returned to Countdown in 2013, as one of 41 contestants taking part in the 30th Birthday Championship. He received a bye to the first round and won his first game against Series 38 quarter-finalist Jill Bright by a score of 95 – 51, before losing to a max game achieved by Series 54 champion Conor Travers. Travers went on to win that series too, meaning both of Hawkins’s defeats have been to the eventual champion.

In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic which resulted in reruns of the 30th Birthday Championship being aired, his games were not rerun at his request.

Hawkins has also been a contestant on 100%. He won one game, but lost the subsequent game on a tiebreak question.


# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
1544 2/08/1994 P Chris Hawkins 59 – 13 Carl Toon Richard Stilgoe Ruth Killick 72
1545 3/08/1994 P Chris Hawkins 69 – 37 Jane Willis Jenny Hanley Ruth Killick 84
1546 4/08/1994 P Chris Hawkins 55 – 52 Frank Wharton Jenny Hanley Ruth Killick 75
1547 5/08/1994 P Chris Hawkins 66 – 53 Martin Howell Jenny Hanley Ruth Killick 98
1548 8/08/1994 P Chris Hawkins 56 – 61 Helen Wood Jenny Hanley Ruth Killick 75
1582 23/09/1994 QF Chris Hawkins 43 – 44 Damian Eadie Michael Parkinson Richard Samson 71
5626 22/01/2013 30B1 Chris Hawkins 95 – 51 Jill Bright Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 123
5642 13/02/2013 30B2 Chris Hawkins 85 – 119 Conor Travers Ken Bruce Susie Dent 119
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