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David Webb

From Countdown
David Webb in his debut game...
...and 21 years later in the 30th Birthday Championship.

David Webb was a finalist in Series 22 and a contestant in the 30th Birthday Championship.

Webb notched up a run of 5 wins in the heats before losing his 6th game to eventual runner-up Robert Teuton. Webb qualified for the finals as No. 4 seed, dispatching No. 5-ranked Una Szewc before losing to octochamp and eventual series champion Chris Waddington.

Webb returned to Countdown in 2013, as one of 41 contestants taking part in the 30th Birthday Championship. He lost his only match against Series 6 champion Darryl Francis by a score of 86 – 68.

Webb is also a Scrabble Grandmaster, and finished runner-up in the National Scrabble Championship on 18 October 2009, beaten by Countdown's Series 57 champion Craig Beevers. He is known as "Dweebovision" on YouTube [1] and regularly uploads videos of himself playing the game on Internet Scrabble Club and in face-to-face tournaments in the UK and around the world. In 2019, he and fellow Scrabbler Bob Violett set a new record for the highest combined score in a tournament game: 1,213 points. [2]

Webb is also a crossword buff, having contested The Times Crossword Championship in 2019. He has appeared on numerous game shows; he won a house on ITV's Raise the Roof, and won an impressive 30 times on 100%.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
1149 23/07/1991 P David Webb 53 – 23 Anne Lyng Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Richard Samson 83
1150 24/07/1991 P David Webb 50 – 21 Hattie Ison Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Richard Samson 73
1151 25/07/1991 P David Webb 61 – 39 Jackie Watson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Richard Samson 74
1152 26/07/1991 P David Webb 52 – 18 Harry Victor Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Richard Samson 73
1153 29/07/1991 P David Webb 43 – 40 Andrew Mitchell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Richard Samson 80
1154 30/07/1991 P David Webb 41 – 64 Robert Teuton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Frazer Hines Alexandra Clayton 72
1194 24/09/1991 QF Una Szewc 47 – 65 David Webb Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Richard Samson 75
1195 25/09/1991 SF Chris Waddington 60 – 56 David Webb Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Richard Samson 83
5620 14/01/2013 30BP Darryl Francis 86 - 68 David Webb Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Martin Lewis Susie Dent 119