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Series 16

From Countdown

Series 16 ran from June 1988 to September 1988. The sixteenth of 53 series presented by Richard Whiteley, it was won by Tony Vick. Notably, on her way to the quarter-finals, Jenny Haldane compiled what is believed to be the first max game in the history of 9 round televised Countdown.

Series 16's finals stages contained the most upsets of any finals bracket ever, with six of the seven matches being won by the player with the lower seed.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 Steve Williams 8 412
2 Jenny Haldane 7 397
3 Nigel Gardner 5 289
4 Andrew Loheide 4 207
5 Roger Wales 3 164
6 John Widdowson 3 164
7 Tony Vick 3 158
8 Gareth Hughes 3 154
Between Series 3 and Series 20, players were ranked by total number of points, including winning and drawing scores, but not losing ones.

Finals progress

Steve Williams (1) vs Gareth Hughes (8) Steve Williams (1) vs Roger Wales (5) Roger Wales (5)
vs
Tony Vick (7)
Roger Wales (5) vs Andrew Loheide (4)
Nigel Gardner (3) vs John Widdowson (6) John Widdowson (6) vs Tony Vick (7)
Tony Vick (7) vs Jenny Haldane (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
758 20/06/1988 P Sarah Richardson 38 - 56 Nigel Gardner Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Richard Stilgoe Catherine Clarke 71
759 21/06/1988 P Lucy Brown 32 - 57 Nigel Gardner Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Richard Stilgoe Catherine Clarke 72
760 22/06/1988 P Joyce Layson 21 - 62 Nigel Gardner Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Richard Stilgoe Catherine Clarke 73
761 23/06/1988 P John Cranwell 28 - 65 Nigel Gardner Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Richard Stilgoe Catherine Clarke 70
762 24/06/1988 P Keith Rossiter 36 - 49 Nigel Gardner Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Richard Stilgoe Catherine Clarke 72
763 27/06/1988 P Brian Mulhern 53 - 46 Nigel Gardner Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Richard Stilgoe Catherine Clarke 73
764 28/06/1988 P Brian Mulhern 45 - 46 Giselle Rowlinson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Brian Johnston Della Thompson 71
765 29/06/1988 P Chris Whiteside 36 - 63 Giselle Rowlinson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Brian Johnston Della Thompson 73
766 30/06/1988 P Mollie Clay 37 - 29 Giselle Rowlinson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Brian Johnston Della Thompson 95
767 1/07/1988 P Mollie Clay 34 - 38 Lesley Highton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Brian Johnston Della Thompson 83
768 4/07/1988 P Gareth Hughes 43 - 33 Lesley Highton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Brian Johnston Della Thompson 74
769 5/07/1988 P Gareth Hughes 55 - 47 Stewart Dakers Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Brian Johnston Della Thompson 73
770 6/07/1988 P Gareth Hughes 56 - 30 Jo Buckley Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Brian Johnston Della Thompson 74
771 7/07/1988 P Gareth Hughes 46 - 47 Frederick Sellers Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Brian Johnston Della Thompson 72
772 8/07/1988 P Steve Williams 52 - 36 Frederick Sellers Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Brian Johnston Della Thompson 73
773 11/07/1988 P Steve Williams 51 - 30 Roy Anderson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Barbara Taylor Bradford Catherine Clarke 95
774 12/07/1988 P Steve Williams 51 - 46 Norman Armitage Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Barbara Taylor Bradford Catherine Clarke 69
775 13/07/1988 P Steve Williams 53 - 29 Beryl Owen Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Barbara Taylor Bradford Catherine Clarke 74
776 14/07/1988 P Steve Williams 59 - 36 Derek Baxter Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Barbara Taylor Bradford Catherine Clarke 72
777 15/07/1988 P Steve Williams 45 - 25 Margaret Baker Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Barbara Taylor Bradford Catherine Clarke 72
778 18/07/1988 P Steve Williams 53 - 16 Paul Taylor Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Sylvia Syms Catherine Clarke 74
779 19/07/1988 P Steve Williams 48 - 36 Steve Maginn Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Sylvia Syms Catherine Clarke 73
780 20/07/1988 P Tony Vick 56 - 27 Mick Rann Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Sylvia Syms Catherine Clarke 73
781 21/07/1988 P Tony Vick 58 - 31 Lynda Mackenzie Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Sylvia Syms Catherine Clarke 72
782 22/07/1988 P Tony Vick 44 - 41 Brian Phillips Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Sylvia Syms Catherine Clarke 70
783 25/07/1988 P Tony Vick 53 - 58 Maxine Keegan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Sylvia Syms Catherine Clarke 73
784 26/07/1988 P Edna Dale 30 - 23 Maxine Keegan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Sylvia Syms Catherine Clarke 73
785 27/07/1988 P Edna Dale 40 - 46 John Lister Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 71
786 28/07/1988 P Jacky Griffiths 38 - 48 John Lister Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 72
787 29/07/1988 P Wayne Blackburn 45 - 31 John Lister Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 70
788 1/08/1988 P Wayne Blackburn 30 - 63 Cliff Boynton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 71
789 2/08/1988 P John Widdowson 61 - 52 Cliff Boynton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 73
790 3/08/1988 P John Widdowson 52 - 21 Doris Bland Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 74
791 4/08/1988 P John Widdowson 51 - 38 Pete Lister Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 73
792 5/08/1988 P John Widdowson 46 - 70 Jenny Haldane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 70
793 8/08/1988 P Margaret Thomas 37 - 45 Jenny Haldane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 68
794 9/08/1988 P Ian Fairweather 34 - 56 Jenny Haldane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 73
795 10/08/1988 P Mary Slade 28 - 55 Jenny Haldane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 68
796 11/08/1988 P Geoff Atkinson 44 - 51 Jenny Haldane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 80
797 12/08/1988 P Jackie Sturrock 32 - 58 Jenny Haldane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 73
798 15/08/1988 P Catherine Nicholls 18 - 62 Jenny Haldane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 73
799 16/08/1988 P Roger Wales 46 - 35 Jenny Haldane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Freda Thornton 71
800 17/08/1988 P Roger Wales 63 - 43 Peter Barlow Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Freda Thornton 69
801 18/08/1988 P Roger Wales 55 - 32 Vicky Tomlinson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Freda Thornton 73
802 19/08/1988 P Roger Wales 36 - 51 Andrew Loheide Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Freda Thornton 74
803 22/08/1988 P George Ding 29 - 61 Andrew Loheide Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Freda Thornton 72
804 23/08/1988 P Leslie Mansfield 40 - 56 Andrew Loheide Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Freda Thornton 73
805 24/08/1988 P Ivy Adamson 37 - 39 Andrew Loheide Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Freda Thornton 74
806 25/08/1988 QF Steve Williams 52 - 44 Gareth Hughes Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Bill Tidy Della Thompson 81
807 26/08/1988 QF Tony Vick 57 - 45 Jenny Haldane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Bill Tidy Della Thompson 74
808 29/08/1988 QF John Widdowson 57 - 23 Nigel Gardner Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Bill Tidy Della Thompson 72
809 30/08/1988 QF Roger Wales 33 - 24 Andrew Loheide Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Bill Tidy Della Thompson 73
810 31/08/1988 SF Steve Williams 52 - 55 Roger Wales Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Carol Thatcher Della Thompson 74
811 1/09/1988 SF John Widdowson 58 - 61 Tony Vick Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Carol Thatcher Della Thompson 71
812 2/09/1988 GF Roger Wales 69 - 100 Tony Vick Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Bill Tidy, Carol Thatcher Della Thompson 116

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