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Paul Harper

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Paul Harper
Octochamp Statistics
Final positionQuarter-finalist
Seeding5
Points total739
Conundrums solved7
Paul Harper, 22 years after his first appearance, in Series 78.

Paul Harper was a finalist in Series 32 and an octochamp in Series 78.

Harper's eight wins and 739 preliminary points netted him a place in the Series 78 finals as #5 seed, which made him the second contestant to become a finalist for a second time, after Glen Webb. In his quarter-final here, he faced fellow octochamp Phil Davies, and the latter got off to a blistering start to lead 42 – 0 after four rounds. However, Harper went on to mount a strong comeback, narrowing the gap considerably with spots of VIOLATED, OUTWORE and PARKOUR, and Davies sealed victory only after the evenly-matched final numbers round.

Harper was the reserve contestant for Championship of Champions XV.

In June 2016, he appeared on Fifteen to One.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
1799 23/07/1996 P Paul Harper 54 - 42 Margaret Kearley Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tom O'Connor Kendall Clarke 69
1800 24/07/1996 P Paul Harper 56 - 31 Peter Wilcockson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tom O'Connor Kendall Clarke 73
1801 25/07/1996 P Paul Harper 56 - 32 Hilary Hicklin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman June Whitfield Kendall Clarke 71
1802 26/07/1996 P Paul Harper 33 - 36 Peter Cottee Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman June Whitfield Kendall Clarke 71
1842 20/09/1996 QF Paul Harper 30 - 61 Craig Douglas Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Susie Dent 74
6822 9/05/2018 P Paul Harper 97 - 28 James Forrest Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Adrian Chiles Susie Dent 123
6823 10/05/2018 P Paul Harper 81 - 56 Martyn Wingfield Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Adrian Chiles Susie Dent 125
6824 11/05/2018 P Paul Harper 92 - 59 Faye Battye Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Adrian Chiles Susie Dent 143
6825 14/05/2018 P Paul Harper 77 - 75 Curtis Thompson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Adrian Chiles Susie Dent 133
6826 15/05/2018 P Paul Harper 104 - 16 Dickie Bird Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Adrian Chiles Susie Dent 124
6827 16/05/2018 P Paul Harper 91 - 80 Vincent Clark Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Linda Papadopoulos Susie Dent 122
6828 17/05/2018 P Paul Harper 90 - 69 Matthew Silk Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Linda Papadopoulos Susie Dent 132
6829 18/05/2018 P Paul Harper 107 - 41 Gerry Walsh Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Linda Papadopoulos Susie Dent 136
6850 19/06/2018 QF Phil Davies 81 - 69 Paul Harper Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Helen Fospero Susie Dent 143