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David Kempshall

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David Kempshall
Octochamp Statistics
Final positionQuarter-finalist
Points total732
Conundrums solved6
David Kempshall in Series 82.

David Kempshall was an octochamp in Series 82. He's a Marketing Director from Stafford. He became an Apterite after recording his heat games.

Kempshall made his debut on 22 April 2020 against Hussain Mulla, winning with a score of 107. He followed this with seven more victories and another two centuries. Eventually, in the last episode before the 2020 COVID-19 hiatus, he wrapped his heat run with a total of 732 points.

Kempshall returned to Countdown for the series finals as the number 8 seed on 10 December 2020, against the number one seed Luke Johnson-Davies in the first quarter final. Johnson-Davies pulled away early in the game, but Kempshall kept within his reach, although he discounted a potential nine letter word which wasn't in the dictionary. However both players found DETAILING for nine in the last letter round, and scored points in all four number rounds, before Luke emerged victorious with a max performance of 136 points, relegating Kempshall to his first defeat with 89 points. Kempshall amassed 821 points overall during his series run.


# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
7311 22/04/2020 P Hussain Mulla 83 – 107 David Kempshall Nicki Chapman Susie Dent 123
7312 23/04/2020 P David Kempshall 90 – 71 Linda Vijeh Nicki Chapman Susie Dent 145
7313 24/04/2020 P David Kempshall 75 – 56 Steve Moorhouse Nicki Chapman Susie Dent 165
7314 27/04/2020 P David Kempshall 89 – 76 Andy Hewitt Fern Britton Susie Dent 135
7315 28/04/2020 P David Kempshall 75 – 64 Lee Price Fern Britton Susie Dent 133
7316 29/04/2020 P David Kempshall 115 – 30 'Pax' Paxton Fern Britton Susie Dent 135
7317 30/04/2020 P David Kempshall 64 – 53 James Sealey Fern Britton Susie Dent 133
7318 1/05/2020 P David Kempshall 117 – 54 Dick Jones Fern Britton Susie Dent 158
7407 10/12/2020 QF Luke Johnson-Davies 136 – 89 David Kempshall John Inverdale Susie Dent 136
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