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Phillip Alder

From Countdown

Phillip Alder was a contestant in Series 4 and Series 5. He was the editor of Bridge magazine.

Alder amassed four wins in the preliminaries, and, under the seeding rules as they were later standardised, would have qualified for the Series 5 finals as the #3 seed; however, at the time, only points that were amassed during the same series as the finalists' appearance were counted, meaning that Alder's two Series 4 wins were ignored and he did not qualify. (It is also for this reason that Clive Freedman was required to play nine preliminaries before retiring.)

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
176 14/06/1984 P St. John Daly 26 - 46 Phillip Alder Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Julia Swannell 73
177 18/06/1984 P Ian Golightly 28 - 36 Phillip Alder Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Julia Swannell 73
192 24/10/1984 P Michael Smith 24 - 49 Phillip Alder Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Nigel Rees Yvonne Warburton 67
193 25/10/1984 P Graham Jones 32 - 36 Phillip Alder Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Yvonne Warburton 68
194 26/10/1984 P Jan Turner 39 - 37 Phillip Alder Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Nigel Rees Yvonne Warburton 74