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John Wallace

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John Wallace
Octochamp Statistics
Final positionQuarter-finalist
Seeding1
Points total404
Conundrums solved5

John Wallace was an octochamp in Series 5 and a participant in Championship of Champions II.

An airways passenger services duty controller from Crawley in Surrey, he beat Richard Maddox on his début, and rattled off a further seven wins to become an octochamp – the third ever after William Bradford and Mark Nyman – and the clear #1 seed for the final stages. However, Wallace was beaten in the quarter-final by Robert Violett 67 – 49.

Wallace returned for Championship of Champions II, beating Ian Bebbington in the first round before losing to Pete Evans in the semi-final. He made a further return for Countdown Masters, losing to Nita Marr.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
217 28/11/1984 P Richard Maddox 25 - 46 John Wallace Eve Pollard Yvonne Warburton 71
218 29/11/1984 P John Wallace 58 - 55 Ian Channing Eve Pollard Yvonne Warburton 74
219 30/11/1984 P John Wallace 32 - 23 Margaret Johnson Eve Pollard Yvonne Warburton 70
220 3/12/1984 P John Wallace 51 - 35 Lewis Murray Eve Pollard Yvonne Warburton 81
221 4/12/1984 P Johnathan Burrows 44 - 58 John Wallace John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 72
222 5/12/1984 P Barry Passfield 51 - 54 John Wallace John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 72
223 6/12/1984 P John Wallace 52 - 41 Denis Barber John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 70
224 7/12/1984 P Kath Cheetham 51 - 53 John Wallace John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 72
228 13/12/1984 QF John Wallace 49 - 67 Robert Violett Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 69
401 3/04/1986 CQF John Wallace 59 - 38 Ian Bebbington Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 82
402 4/04/1986 CSF Peter Evans 55 - 48 John Wallace Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 87
M1 3/04/1989-7/04/1989 M Nita Marr 114 – 69 John Wallace none Catherine Clarke 134