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Matt Gould

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Matt Gould
Octochamp Statistics
Final positionQuarter-finalist
Seeding5
Points total680
Conundrums solved3
Matt Gould in Series 84.

Matt Gould was an octochamp in Series 84. He was an Accountant who lives in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, but is originally from Essex. He also became an Apterite after his preliminary games were broadcast.

Starting his run on 6 August 2021, Gould unseated four-time winner and Apterite Jason Dias, after Dias missed a crucial conundrum while being seven points down. Gould followed with seven more wins which included one century. In his seventh game against returnee Roy Gerrish, Gould was 14 points down going into the last numbers game but, after Gerrish declared nothing, Gould scored seven points before solving the crucial conundrum DEARNELLY to stay in octochamp contention. In his last preliminary match, he won with his first nine-letter word, REQUOTING. He amassed 680 points, giving him an average of 85 per game.

Gould returned for the finals in December as the No. 5 seed against fellow octochamp Jeremy Slaney. Despite bowing out with a respectable 94 points, Gould was finally eliminated by virtue of the letters games, allowing Slaney to prevail with 126 points. Gould finished with an overall total of 774 points.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
7567 06/08/2021 P Jason Dias 74 - 81 Matt Gould Anne Robinson Rachel Riley Julian Clary Susie Dent 126
7568 09/08/2021 P Matt Gould 86 - 55 Phil Palmer Anne Robinson Rachel Riley Nina Wadia Susie Dent 133
7569 10/08/2021 P Matt Gould 76 - 68 Catherine Williams Anne Robinson Rachel Riley Nina Wadia Susie Dent 122
7570 11/08/2021 P Matt Gould 70 - 65 Rik Bradley Anne Robinson Rachel Riley Nina Wadia Susie Dent 158
7571 12/08/2021 P Matt Gould 97 - 46 Jason Bird Anne Robinson Rachel Riley Nina Wadia Susie Dent 133
7572 13/08/2021 P Matt Gould 101 - 59 Jimmy Downing Anne Robinson Rachel Riley Nina Wadia Susie Dent 157
7573 16/08/2021 P Matt Gould 80 - 77 Roy Gerrish Anne Robinson Rachel Riley Jeremy Thompson Susie Dent 145
7574 17/08/2021 P Matt Gould 89 - 62 Jean Dullea Anne Robinson Rachel Riley Jeremy Thompson Susie Dent 145
7663 20/12/2021 QF Jeremy Slaney 126 - 94 Matt Gould Anne Robinson Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon Richard Coles Susie Dent 143