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Episode 2163

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Episode 2163 was broadcast on 29 December 1997, and was the first preliminary of Championship of Champions IX.

Pete Cashmore played Paul Peters, with Pete Cashmore winning 55 – 45, after a tie-break conundrum. The Dictionary Corner guest was Denis Norden, and the lexicographer was Mark Nyman.

This is the first, and to date only, time in the show's history that a contestant has trailed by 20 points with two regular rounds remaining, and gone on to win the match.

This episode was repeated on 25 July 2000.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Pete Cashmore Score Paul Peters Others Max.
1 TDULESOGA leadouts ☓ 0 – 7 LOUDEST DOTAGES*, GLOATED*, LEGATOS*, OUTAGES*, SALUTED, TOUSLED 7
2 WILCELNVI WINCE 0 – 14 VILLEIN 14
3 HGATFEOGM FAGGOT 6 – 20 FATHOM HOGGET*, HOMAGE*, MAGGOT* 20
4 100 25 75 50 10 7 → 451 450
7 × 50 + 100
13 – 27 450
10 × 50 − (75 − 25)

CV: 451 = (75 − 10) × 7 − 100 ÷ 25

30
5 DIBYANRDU unbraid ☓ 13 – 33 BRANDY BINARY*, BRAINY, DURIAN* 36
6 NTEKATVBR BATTER 19 – 39 BATTER BANKER*, BANTER*, BARNET*, BATTEN*, NATTER, TANKER, TAVERN* 42
7 UAONLDINC UNLOAD 25 – 45 INLAND CANNOLI*, DULCIAN*, INOCULA*, NODICAL 49
8 100 5 9 4 10 8 → 717 717
(100 − 9) × 8 − 10 − (5 − 4)
35 – 45 715


59
9 MOCFRIEND CONFIRMED
(2.25 seconds)
45 – 45 69
TB AGNESWENT NEWSAGENT
(1.25 seconds)
55 – 45 69
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