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Samir Pilica

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Samir Pilica
Octochamp Statistics
Final positionSemi-finalist
Seeding2
Points total801
Conundrums solved5
Samir Pilica in the Championship of Champions XIV.

Samir Pilica was an octochamp and semi-finalist in Series 70, and a participant in Championship of Champions XIV. He is also an Apterite. Born in modern-day Bosnia and Herzegovina, Pilica was one of, if not the, first ever octochamp to not have English as his first language.

Appearances on the programme

Heat games

Pilica started his run with a century over fellow finalist Sean Fletcher, and went on to achieve a cumulative total of 801 points and become number 2 seed for the finals.

Finals

After resoundingly defeating Priscilla Munday with 11 maxes in his quarter-final, Pilica lost to number 3 seed Andy Naylor in a close semi-final battle.

Championship of Champions XIV

Pilica returned in 2016 for Championship of Champions XIV but lost 127 – 88 in the first round to Series 69 champion Callum Todd.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
5924 21/05/2014 P Sean Fletcher 93 - 100 Samir Pilica David Emanuel Susie Dent 131
5925 22/05/2014 P Samir Pilica 92 - 39 Sam Smith Julia Bradbury Susie Dent 132
5926 23/05/2014 P Samir Pilica 95 - 73 Harold Blythe Julia Bradbury Susie Dent 121
5927 26/05/2014 P Samir Pilica 120 - 53 Simon Gillam Julia Bradbury Susie Dent 133
5928 27/05/2014 P Samir Pilica 104 - 37 Andrew Sullivan Julia Bradbury Susie Dent 131
5929 28/05/2014 P Samir Pilica 104 - 43 Peter Lidstone Julia Bradbury Susie Dent 123
5930 29/05/2014 P Samir Pilica 78 - 51 Steve Parrett Myleene Klass Susie Dent 134
5931 30/05/2014 P Samir Pilica 108 - 65 Brian Boonham Myleene Klass Susie Dent 123
5941 16/06/2014 QF Samir Pilica 119 - 44 Priscilla Munday Mark Foster Susie Dent 143
5945 26/06/2014 SF Samir Pilica 79 - 96 Andy Naylor Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 130
6283 11/01/2016 CP Callum Todd 127 - 88 Samir Pilica John Inverdale Susie Dent 137