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Series 17

From Countdown

Series 17 ran from January 1989 to March 1989, and began with Championship of Champions IV. The seventeenth of 53 series presented by Richard Whiteley, it was won by Lawrence Pearse.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 Tim Morrissey 8+1 533
2 Lawrence Pearse 8 438
3 David Poulter 6 333
4 Evan Simpson 5 319
5 Len Marshall 3+1 199
6 Vicki McCarthy 3 152
7 Jean Tweddell 2 112
8 Jim Saywell 2 111
Numbers after "+" signs in the Wins column represent drawn games.
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

Tim Morrissey (1) vs Jim Saywell (8) Tim Morrissey (1) vs Evan Simpson (4) Evan Simpson (4)
vs
Lawrence Pearse (2)
Len Marshall (5) vs Evan Simpson (4)
David Poulter (3) vs Vicki McCarthy (6) Vicki McCarthy (6) vs Lawrence Pearse (2)
Jean Tweddell (7) vs Lawrence Pearse (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
2–10 January 1989: Championship of Champions IV
820 11/01/1989 P Alec Bryers 42 - 43 Jennifer Bryers Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Clement Freud Georgia Hole 72
821 12/01/1989 P David Poulter 57 - 50 Jennifer Bryers Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Clement Freud Georgia Hole 73
822 13/01/1989 P David Poulter 62 - 16 Kenneth Quarshie Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Clement Freud Georgia Hole 74
823 16/01/1989 P David Poulter 57 - 41 Eileen Farbrother Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Clement Freud Georgia Hole 70
824 17/01/1989 P David Poulter 42 - 24 Jean Bakewell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Clement Freud Georgia Hole 71
825 18/01/1989 P David Poulter 57 - 48 Steve Bruce Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Lance Percival Georgia Hole 72
826 19/01/1989 P David Poulter 58 - 31 Alison Baker Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Lance Percival Georgia Hole 70
827 20/01/1989 P David Poulter 35 - 69 Jean Tweddell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Lance Percival Georgia Hole 73
828 23/01/1989 P Ken Wotherspoon 33 - 43 Jean Tweddell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Lance Percival Georgia Hole 69
829 24/01/1989 P Tim Morrissey 63 - 60 Jean Tweddell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Lance Percival Georgia Hole 74
830 25/01/1989 P Tim Morrissey 56 - 32 Julie Pharro Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Sylvia Syms Freda Thornton 70
831 26/01/1989 P Tim Morrissey 57 - 25 Russell Turner Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Sylvia Syms Freda Thornton 75
832 27/01/1989 P Tim Morrissey 51 - 51 Mary Hawes Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Sylvia Syms Freda Thornton 71
833 30/01/1989 P Tim Morrissey 46 - 35 Mary Hawes Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Sylvia Syms Freda Thornton 73
834 31/01/1989 P Tim Morrissey 77 - 56 Dave Chapple Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Sylvia Syms Freda Thornton 79
835 1/02/1989 P Tim Morrissey 61 - 20 Gail Cattermole Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Frazer Hines Freda Thornton 74
836 2/02/1989 P Tim Morrissey 70 - 45 Jenny O'Sullivan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Frazer Hines Freda Thornton 74
837 3/02/1989 P Tim Morrissey 52 - 40 Elizabeth Dorey Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Frazer Hines Freda Thornton 72
838 6/02/1989 P Nick Camp 45 - 65 Evan Simpson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Frazer Hines Freda Thornton 83
839 7/02/1989 P Frank Peach 48 - 49 Evan Simpson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Frazer Hines Freda Thornton 81
840 8/02/1989 P Esther Poligadoo 34 - 73 Evan Simpson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Frazer Hines Freda Thornton 76
841 9/02/1989 P Eileen Stokes 5 - 69 Evan Simpson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Eve Pollard Della Thompson 72
842 10/02/1989 P Abu Oosman 26 - 63 Evan Simpson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Eve Pollard Della Thompson 96
843 13/02/1989 P Cathy Bland 36 - 34 Evan Simpson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Eve Pollard Della Thompson 71
844 14/02/1989 P Cathy Bland 31 - 62 Len Marshall Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Eve Pollard Della Thompson 84
845 15/02/1989 P Caroline Coombs 38 - 46 Len Marshall Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Eve Pollard Della Thompson 71
846 16/02/1989 P Anna Sims 48 - 48 Len Marshall Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Eve Pollard Della Thompson 81
847 17/02/1989 P Anna Sims 41 - 43 Len Marshall Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Eve Pollard Della Thompson 73
848 20/02/1989 P Jim Saywell 60 - 45 Len Marshall Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Eve Pollard Della Thompson 70
849 21/02/1989 P Jim Saywell 51 - 36 John Roycroft Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Tim Rice Catherine Clarke 73
850 22/02/1989 P Jim Saywell 34 - 53 Lawrence Pearse Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Tim Rice Catherine Clarke 94
851 23/02/1989 P Anne Ives 40 - 51 Lawrence Pearse Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Tim Rice Catherine Clarke 84
852 24/02/1989 P Cathy Frank 49 - 57 Lawrence Pearse Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Tim Rice Catherine Clarke 94
853 27/02/1989 P Fuad Shammas 48 - 49 Lawrence Pearse Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Tim Rice Catherine Clarke 72
854 28/02/1989 P Nadine Roebuck 36 - 48 Lawrence Pearse Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Ned Sherrin Georgia Hole 73
855 1/03/1989 P David Thompson 40 - 70 Lawrence Pearse Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Ned Sherrin Georgia Hole 73
856 2/03/1989 P Karen Hoggarth 23 - 58 Lawrence Pearse Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Ned Sherrin Georgia Hole 71
857 3/03/1989 P David Gledhill 12 - 52 Lawrence Pearse Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Ned Sherrin Georgia Hole 72
858 6/03/1989 P Vicki McCarthy 32 - 31 Jeanie Holmes Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Ned Sherrin Georgia Hole 72
859 7/03/1989 P Vicki McCarthy 62 - 53 Alison Jarvis Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Ned Sherrin Georgia Hole 74
860 8/03/1989 P Vicki McCarthy 58 - 48 Alex Pearse Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Ned Sherrin Georgia Hole 83
861 9/03/1989 QF Tim Morrissey 60 - 44 Jim Saywell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Simon Williams Georgia Hole 70
862 10/03/1989 QF Lawrence Pearse 52 - 29 Jean Tweddell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Simon Williams Georgia Hole 73
863 13/03/1989 QF Vicki McCarthy 57 - 42 David Poulter Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Simon Williams Georgia Hole 72
864 14/03/1989 QF Evan Simpson 67 - 27 Len Marshall Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Simon Williams Georgia Hole 73
865 15/03/1989 SF Evan Simpson 56 - 45 Tim Morrissey Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Simon Williams Georgia Hole 74
866 16/03/1989 SF Vicki McCarthy 24 - 49 Lawrence Pearse Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Simon Williams Georgia Hole 71
867 17/03/1989 GF Evan Simpson 64 - 80 Lawrence Pearse Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Ned Sherrin, Frazer Hines Freda Thornton 140

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