Sauer first appeared on 4 November 2019 against Sarah Buchanan and took off with a score of 81 points. The rest of his run saw him score 4 centuries. He eventually garnered 775 points to become an octochamp and qualified for the finals as number 4 seed.
Sauer returned for the finals and faced Andy Evans, the 5th seed, in the last quarter-final of the series. Sauer played nip and tuck with Evans and eventually went ahead before Evans bounced back with strong word plays and was ultimately ahead by 9 points after beating Sauer in the last numbers round. However, Sauer managed to solve a crucial conundrum and won by just one point.
Sauer's semi-final opponent was the number 1-seeded James Haughton. Although both players managed to find MEDIATION for nine, Sauer was unable to keep up with Haughton's 4-large ability and strong word power, as he bowed out in his first defeat. Sauer amassed an overall score of 932 points in his run.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Presenters||Guest||Lex||Max|
|7197||4/11/2019||P||Sarah Buchanan||30 – 81||Morgan Sauer||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Helen Fospero||Susie Dent||119|
|7198||5/11/2019||P||Morgan Sauer||86 – 67||Susie Fytche||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Helen Fospero||Susie Dent||151|
|7199||6/11/2019||P||Morgan Sauer||102 – 67||Kay Goodsell||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Helen Fospero||Susie Dent||119|
|7200||7/11/2019||P||Morgan Sauer||115 – 53||Conor Sherry||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Jenny Eclair||Susie Dent||136|
|7201||8/11/2019||P||Morgan Sauer||101 – 86||Alfie Webb||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Jenny Eclair||Susie Dent||142|
|7202||11/11/2019||P||Morgan Sauer||93 – 24||Kurtis Lipman||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Jenny Eclair||Susie Dent||144|
|7203||12/11/2019||P||Morgan Sauer||85 – 44||Jake Spencer||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Jenny Eclair||Susie Dent||134|
|7204||13/11/2019||P||Morgan Sauer||112 – 69||Lynne Scanlon||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Jenny Eclair||Susie Dent||125|
|7228||17/12/2019||QF||Morgan Sauer||78 – 77||Andy Evans||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Jon Culshaw||Susie Dent||123|
|7229||18/12/2019||SF||James Haughton||113 – 79||Morgan Sauer||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Jon Culshaw||Susie Dent||131|