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David Barnard

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David Barnard
Octochamp Statistics
Final positionSemi-finalist
Points total771
Conundrums solved4
David Barnard in the Championship of Champions XIV.

David Barnard was an octochamp and semi-finalist in Series 67, as well as a participant in Championship of Champions XIV. He has also been ranked No. 1 in the Pro Ranks table on Apterous.


Appearances on the programme

Heat games

Debuting the day after octochamp Heather Styles completed her run, Barnard began his Countdown career with the 9 letter word DELATIONS, running out the winner 94 – 69 against Susan Holden. Seven more wins, including three centuries, followed to see Barnard rack up 771 points.


Barnard returned in the finals as No. 2 seed, defeating Chris Marshall in the quarter-finals to set up a semi-final clash with No. 3 seed Styles. In a tight game which saw both players level after 14 rounds, it was Styles who solved BLUEINDIA to take the place in the final.

Championship of Champions XIV

Barnard returned in 2016 for Championship of Champions XIV. In the first round, he came up against Series 68 runner up Andy Platt. In a nip and tuck game which saw the lead change hands several times, Barnard held a two point advantage going into the conundrum but lost 98 – 90 to Platt. Of the fifteen shows in the championship, this was the only one to not feature a century score.


Barnard made his Co-event debut at CobliviLon in 2012, and won CoBris 2015, defeating James Robinson in the final.


# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
5592 20/11/2012 P Susan Holden 69 – 94 David Barnard Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 128
5593 21/11/2012 P David Barnard 87 – 54 Snigdha Tiruvuru Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 129
5594 22/11/2012 P David Barnard 111 – 70 Arthur Sharpe Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 123
5595 23/11/2012 P David Barnard 100 – 55 Chris Tracey Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 119
5596 26/11/2012 P David Barnard 107 – 22 Stella Nanziri-Mbuggu John Inverdale Susie Dent 128
5597 27/11/2012 P David Barnard 92 – 69 Ian Williams John Inverdale Susie Dent 116
5598 28/11/2012 P David Barnard 91 – 39 Michael Henning John Inverdale Susie Dent 128
5599 29/11/2012 P David Barnard 89 – 55 Virginia Arena John Inverdale Susie Dent 140
5609 13/12/2012 QF Chris Marshall 63 – 108 David Barnard Dave Spikey Susie Dent 132
5613 20/12/2012 SF Heather Styles 91 – 81 David Barnard Alistair McGowan Susie Dent 117
6280 6/01/2016 CP Andy Platt 98 – 90 David Barnard Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 129
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