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Joel Salkin

From Countdown

Joel Salkin was the runner-up of Series 14. He was a "mini-cab" driver from London.

Salkin debuted on 17 November 1987 and won three games before drawing against Derek Rutter. Unfortunately for him, he lost his rematch with Rutter the following Monday. He was able to return for the finals as #7 seed, and beat Stephen Deakin and Frank Houston, achieving impressive scores both times. In the grand final, however, he was outclassed by #1 seed Nic Brown, who became a Xicount by defeating him 108 – 36.

For reasons unknown, despite being a series runner-up, Salkin was never invited to a Championship of Champions or the Supreme Championship.

Preceded by
Kevin Nelson
Series runner-up
Series 14
Followed by
Allan Saldanha

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
676 17/11/1987 P Joel Salkin 55 - 31 Daniel Tedds Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Lance Percival Catherine Clarke 71
677 18/11/1987 P Joel Salkin 42 - 41 Ian Rocket Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Lance Percival Catherine Clarke 75
678 19/11/1987 P Joel Salkin 54 - 38 Bill Hardwick Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Bill Tidy Julia Swannell 73
679 20/11/1987 P Joel Salkin 52 - 52 Derek Rutter Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Bill Tidy Julia Swannell 72
680 23/11/1987 P Joel Salkin 46 - 56 Derek Rutter Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Bill Tidy Julia Swannell 77
702 19/12/1987 QF Stephen Deakin 57 - 71 Joel Salkin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Carol Thatcher Julia Swannell 82
706 24/12/1987 SF Frank Houston 37 - 56 Joel Salkin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Gyles Brandreth Julia Swannell 71
707 25/12/1987 GF Nic Brown 108 - 36 Joel Salkin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Gyles Brandreth, Carol Thatcher Julia Swannell 131
M8 22/05/1989-26/05/1989 M Robert Richland 117 – 72 Joel Salkin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman none Catherine Clarke 154