She returned to Countdown again in 2013, as one of 41 contestants taking part in the 30th Birthday Championship. She received a bye to the first round, but lost her only game to the Series 4 runner-up Christine Hunt by a score of 88 – 78, after her opponent answered two conundrums correctly.
Away from Countdown, she has reached Expert status at Scrabble, and is Secretary of the London Scrabble League.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|369||17/02/1986||P||Andy Keeble||53 – 53||Sandie Simonis||Gyles Brandreth||Hilary McGlynn||82|
|370||18/02/1986||P||Andy Keeble||60 – 63||Sandie Simonis||Gyles Brandreth||Hilary McGlynn||73|
|371||19/02/1986||P||YT||56 – 46||Sandie Simonis||Gyles Brandreth||Hilary McGlynn||73|
|M23||4/09/1989-8/09/1989||M||Gary Franks||90 – 60||Sandie Simonis||none||Freda Thornton||133|
|M98||Unreleased||M||Sandie Simonis||77 – 49||Jane Smith||none||Freda Thornton||???|
|5630||28/01/2013||30B1||Christine Hunt||88* – 78||Sandie Simonis||Mark Foster||Susie Dent||134|