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Phyllis Styles

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Phyllis Styles

Phyllis “Phyl” Styles was a contestant in Series 65.

In 1970, she was a contestant on University Challenge, representing the University of Southampton.

A very brief and undistinguished appearance on Fifteen to One with William G. Stewart was preceded by two successes on Paul Coia's Catchword after which she retired as undefeated champion at the end of the series, not being permitted to continue her run into the next.

In 2012, she attended her first CO-event, CO:REA, along with her daughter, Heather (who appeared was an octochamp and series runner-up in Series 67, a year later). She then attended CobliviLon and CoChest2 later in the year.

In July 2016, Styles appeared on Series 12 of Only Connect as part of the "Verbivores" team alongside fellow Countdowners Graeme Cole (Series 65 champion) and Tom Cappleman (Series 72 champion). They went on to win the series in April 2017. They subsequently lost a one-off "Champion of Champions" special on 3 January 2020.


# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
5385 29/11/2011 P Kirsten Thompson 75 - 76 Phyllis Styles Robin Cousins Susie Dent 120
5386 30/11/2011 P Phyllis Styles 61 - 47 Mark Robinson Robin Cousins Susie Dent 119
5387 1/12/2011 P Phyllis Styles 95 - 71 James Siddall Robin Cousins Susie Dent 130
5388 2/12/2011 P Phyllis Styles 109 - 71 Rachel Shirley Robin Cousins Susie Dent 117
5389 5/12/2011 P Phyllis Styles 102 - 60 Christina King David Lloyd Susie Dent 117
5390 6/12/2011 P Phyllis Styles 94 - 91 Syed Bukhari David Lloyd Susie Dent 130
5391 7/12/2011 P Phyllis Styles 39 - 103 Jack Worsley David Lloyd Susie Dent 122

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