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Paul Ryan

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Paul Ryan
Octochamp Statistics
Final positionSemi-finalist
Seeding4
Points total559 (from 6 games)
Conundrums solved4 (out of 6), +1 tiebreak

Paul Ryan was a finalist in Series 46.

He racked up the then maximum total of 6 wins including a score of 101 against Mandy Buck and qualified for the series finals as #4 seed. He saw off the challenge of Ian McMenzie, before facing Ben Wilson in a tense semi-final. The game hinged on Wilson getting RIVULETS which gave him a one point lead going into rounds 14. Wilson chose six small numbers and Ryan was unable to come up with the target, meaning that Wilson lead by 11 points going into the conundrum, which he duly solved in one second to win the game 80 – 101. Ryan was unavailable for the Championship of Champions XI, and was replaced by Kevin McMahon.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
3133 28/11/2001 P Mark Roper 72 – 98 Paul Ryan Richard Digance Richard Samson 142
3134 29/11/2001 P Paul Ryan 89 – 68 Jeff Butcher Richard Digance Richard Samson 124
3135 30/11/2001 P Paul Ryan 96* – 86 Andrew Clayton Richard Digance Richard Samson 121
3136 3/12/2001 P Paul Ryan 80 – 73 Turlough McConnell Henry Blofeld Richard Samson 118
3137 4/12/2001 P Paul Ryan 101 – 65 Mandy Buck Henry Blofeld Richard Samson 131
3138 5/12/2001 P Paul Ryan 95 – 57 Eleanor Grafton Henry Blofeld Richard Samson 120
3149 20/12/2001 QF Paul Ryan 90 – 69 Ian McMenzie Denis Norden Tania Styles 123
3150 21/12/2001 SF Paul Ryan 80 – 101 Ben Wilson Denis Norden Tania Styles 131
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum
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