Crucial - A Champion’s Tale
Crucial - A Champion’s Tale, often simply called Crucial, is a book published by Mark Tournoff in 2007 by his own publishing firm Forestdale Publications. The book details Tournoff's experiences on Countdown, including winning the Series 52 final on a crucial conundrum against Paul Gallen, and then losing the Championship of Champions XII final versus Gallen once more, and again on a crucial conundrum. The title of the book is a reference to the number of crucial conundrums he played on the show, a crucial conundrum being when the margin between the players is 10 points or fewer before the final round and therefore that either player can still win.
- A review of Crucial: A Champion's Tale on Forestdale Publications.