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Series 80

From Countdown
The Prize Presentation in the Grand Final of Series 80.
Dinos Sfyris holding the Richard Whiteley Memorial Trophy after winning Series 80.

Series 80 was the fifteenth series hosted by Nick Hewer. It began on 23 January 2019 following Championship of Champions XV and concluded on 28 June 2019. The series was won by the number two seed Dinos Sfyris, who defeated the number one seed Elliott Mellor in the Grand Final. This marks two consecutive series won by the number two seed, after Mike Daysley's win in Series 79.

This series saw the highest ever score achieved on Countdown. In his second heat game on 17 May 2019, Elliott Mellor scored 152 points, beating the four month old record held by Zarte Siempre who scored 150 in the quarter-finals of Championship of Champions XV. Mellor set and broke several other records on Countdown and became the first contestant to score over 1,000 points over 8 heat wins, thus arguably making him the greatest player to never win a regular series.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 Elliott Mellor 8 1,061
2 Dinos Sfyris 8 918
3 Brendan Whitehurst 8 821
4 Maggie Barlow 8 794
5 Fiona Titcombe 8 720
6 Steven Turnbull 8 619
7 Sandra Pilson 6 630
8 Mark Decouto 6 544
Since Series 60, players are sorted by number of wins, then by number of points. Points from both wins and losses count. Points from sudden death conundrums are not counted, and players with the same number of wins and points are sorted by the number of conundrums correctly guessed, then highest single-game score.

Finals progress

Elliott Mellor (1) vs Mark Decouto (8) Elliott Mellor (1) vs Maggie Barlow (4) Elliott Mellor (1)
vs
Dinos Sfyris (2)
Fiona Titcombe (5) vs Maggie Barlow (4)
Brendan Whitehurst (3) vs Steven Turnbull (6) Brendan Whitehurst (3) vs Dinos Sfyris (2)
Sandra Pilson (7) vs Dinos Sfyris (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
2–22 January 2019: Championship of Champions XV
6995 23/01/2019 P Brendan Whitehurst 104 - 62 Linda Nowotarski Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Suzannah Lipscomb Susie Dent 127
6996 24/01/2019 P Brendan Whitehurst 107 - 52 Laurence Dunkling Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Suzannah Lipscomb Susie Dent 137
6997 25/01/2019 P Brendan Whitehurst 112 - 62 Charlotte Aldworth Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Suzannah Lipscomb Susie Dent 125
6998 28/01/2019 P Brendan Whitehurst 96 - 44 Vittorio Angelone Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Suzannah Lipscomb Susie Dent 126
6999 29/01/2019 P Tomack Gilmore 57 - 98 Adam Davidson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Suzannah Lipscomb Susie Dent 132
7000 30/01/2019 P Adam Davidson 69 - 74 Olwen Evans Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jay Rayner Susie Dent 124
7001 31/01/2019 P Olwen Evans 68 - 80 Jimmy Page Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jay Rayner Susie Dent 125
7002 1/02/2019 P Jimmy Page 78 - 109 Kerry Copland Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jay Rayner Susie Dent 122
7003 4/02/2019 P Kerry Copland 78 - 64 Josh Jefferis Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jay Rayner Susie Dent 137
7004 5/02/2019 P Kerry Copland 69 - 60 Ian Fraser Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jay Rayner Susie Dent 135
7005 6/02/2019 P Kerry Copland 82 - 72 George Needham Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Shaun Wallace Susie Dent 136
7006 7/02/2019 P Kerry Copland 84 - 46 Nick Seymour Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Shaun Wallace Susie Dent 123
7007 8/02/2019 P Kerry Copland 72 - 74 Misba Sheikh Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Shaun Wallace Susie Dent 146
7008 11/02/2019 P Misba Sheikh 88 - 83 Caroline Birch Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Shaun Wallace Susie Dent 123
7009 12/02/2019 P Misba Sheikh 81 - 61 Elaine Hunt Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Shaun Wallace Susie Dent 154
7010 13/02/2019 P Misba Sheikh 85 - 51 Andrew Dandilly Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dave Myers Susie Dent 134
7011 14/02/2019 P Misba Sheikh 56 - 93 Dorcas Brown Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dave Myers Susie Dent 124
7012 15/02/2019 P Dorcas Brown 77 - 44 Arun Mathur Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dave Myers Susie Dent 120
7013 18/02/2019 P Dorcas Brown 92 - 83 Jon Pople Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dave Myers Susie Dent 131
7014 19/02/2019 P Dorcas Brown 71 - 40 Zak Saidani Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dave Myers Susie Dent 132
7015 20/02/2019 P Dorcas Brown 58 - 77 David Ellis Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tanni Grey-Thompson Susie Dent 127
7016 21/02/2019 P David Ellis 83 - 41 Angela Stewart Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tanni Grey-Thompson Susie Dent 136
7017 22/02/2019 P David Ellis 23 - 117 Dinos Sfyris Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tanni Grey-Thompson Susie Dent 135
7018 25/02/2019 P Dinos Sfyris 92 - 25 Martin Rose Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tanni Grey-Thompson Susie Dent 132
7019 26/02/2019 P Dinos Sfyris 130 - 44 Dennis Miller Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tanni Grey-Thompson Susie Dent 133
7020 27/02/2019 P Dinos Sfyris 137 - 75 Jamie Barron Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 142
7021 28/02/2019 P Dinos Sfyris 98 - 56 Jake Pacifico Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 143
7022 1/03/2019 P Dinos Sfyris 120 - 39 Darren Smith Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 124
7023 4/03/2019 P Dinos Sfyris 119 - 18 Pauline Collard Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 147
7024 5/03/2019 P Dinos Sfyris 105 - 32 Joe Harrington Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 135
7025 6/03/2019 P Chris Krelle 67 - 86 John Ashcroft Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Helen Fospero Susie Dent 121
7026 7/03/2019 P John Ashcroft 71 - 73 Maggie Barlow Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Helen Fospero Susie Dent 130
7027 8/03/2019 P Maggie Barlow 103 - 45 Julia Wilkinson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Helen Fospero Susie Dent 134
7028 11/03/2019 P Maggie Barlow 97 - 50 Daniel Corcoran Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Helen Fospero Susie Dent 123
7029 12/03/2019 P Maggie Barlow 106 - 51 Derek Harvey Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Helen Fospero Susie Dent 119
7030 13/03/2019 P Maggie Barlow 109 - 63 Wesley McCartney Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jeremy Thompson Susie Dent 140
7031 14/03/2019 P Maggie Barlow 102 - 47 Gerry Buckley Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jeremy Thompson Susie Dent 131
7032 15/03/2019 P Maggie Barlow 101 - 60 Stefan Williams Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jeremy Thompson Susie Dent 125
7033 18/03/2019 P Maggie Barlow 103 - 13 Craig Stevenson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jeremy Thompson Susie Dent 124
7034 19/03/2019 P Joe Brown 59 - 76 Jane Basford Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jeremy Thompson Susie Dent 124
7035 20/03/2019 P Jane Basford 80 - 72 Mike Fuller Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Mark Pougatch Susie Dent 117
7036 21/03/2019 P Jane Basford 34 - 96 Steven Turnbull Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Mark Pougatch Susie Dent 125
7037 22/03/2019 P Steven Turnbull 71 - 65 Alistair Thomas Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Mark Pougatch Susie Dent 131
7038 25/03/2019 P Steven Turnbull 64 - 47 Alison Guirey Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Mark Pougatch Susie Dent 132
7039 26/03/2019 P Steven Turnbull 77 - 36 David Elliott Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Mark Pougatch Susie Dent 124
7040 27/03/2019 P Steven Turnbull 86 - 47 Carmel Richmond Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 124
7041 28/03/2019 P Steven Turnbull 80* - 70 Alexander Stevenson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 142
7042 29/03/2019 P Steven Turnbull 72 - 68 Graeme Francis Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 134
7043 1/04/2019 P Steven Turnbull 83 - 46 Les Edwards Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 123
7044 2/04/2019 P David Wigley 41 - 67 Charlie Kavanagh Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 123
7045 3/04/2019 P Charlie Kavanagh 57 - 75 Geoff Markham Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Raj Bisram Susie Dent 131
7046 4/04/2019 P Geoff Markham 54 - 48 Helen Powell Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Raj Bisram Susie Dent 138
7047 5/04/2019 P Geoff Markham 37 - 53 Mark Decouto Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Raj Bisram Susie Dent 118
7048 8/04/2019 P Mark Decouto 70 - 69 Alison Batchelor Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Raj Bisram Susie Dent 124
7049 9/04/2019 P Mark Decouto 86 - 58 Tim Jenkins Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Raj Bisram Susie Dent 118
7050 10/04/2019 P Mark Decouto 99 - 47 Lee Knight Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tim Vine Susie Dent 125
7051 11/04/2019 P Mark Decouto 77 - 30 India Owens Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tim Vine Susie Dent 146
7052 12/04/2019 P Mark Decouto 81 - 52 Graeme Terry Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tim Vine Susie Dent 132
7053 15/04/2019 P Mark Decouto 78 - 81 Dave Butt Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tim Vine Susie Dent 116
7054 16/04/2019 P Dave Butt 65 - 71 Huw Davies Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Paul Zenon Susie Dent 124
7055 17/04/2019 P Huw Davies 75 - 38 Lauren Moseley Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Paul Zenon Susie Dent 132
7056 18/04/2019 P Huw Davies 70 - 90 Andy Myerson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Paul Zenon Susie Dent 134
7057 19/04/2019 P Andy Myerson 68 - 82 Fiona Titcombe Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Paul Zenon Susie Dent 128
7058 22/04/2019 P Fiona Titcombe 99 - 61 Tim Hunter Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Paul Zenon Susie Dent 126
7059 23/04/2019 P Fiona Titcombe 82 - 74 Chris Parr Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 144
7060 24/04/2019 P Fiona Titcombe 90 - 47 Sue Corral Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 126
7061 25/04/2019 P Fiona Titcombe 69 - 63 Meera Murali Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 152
7062 26/04/2019 P Fiona Titcombe 109 - 54 Asset Beisembayev Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 141
7063 29/04/2019 P Fiona Titcombe 98 - 73 Sunita Rehan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 156
7064 30/04/2019 P Fiona Titcombe 91 - 71 Adrian Trudgeon Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Al Murray Susie Dent 123
7065 1/05/2019 P Roy Noon 47 - 77 Katie Walvin Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Al Murray Susie Dent 123
7066 2/05/2019 P Katie Walvin 106 - 62 Steven Mills Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Al Murray Susie Dent 154
7067 3/05/2019 P Katie Walvin 88 - 41 Hannah Mohammed Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Al Murray Susie Dent 143
7068 6/05/2019 P Katie Walvin 70 - 97 Sandra Pilson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Al Murray Susie Dent 143
7069 7/05/2019 P Sandra Pilson 107 - 47 Rowan Halstead Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Brian Turner Susie Dent 123
7070 8/05/2019 P Sandra Pilson 79 - 49 Riz Mohammed Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Brian Turner Susie Dent 146
7071 9/05/2019 P Sandra Pilson 91 - 70 Neil Crosthwaite Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Brian Turner Susie Dent 142
7072 10/05/2019 P Sandra Pilson 98 - 55 Lesley Trotter Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Brian Turner Susie Dent 143
7073 13/05/2019 P Sandra Pilson 76 - 60 Dan Parris Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Brian Turner Susie Dent 133
7074 14/05/2019 P Sandra Pilson 82 - 92 Arran Cleminson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 156
7075 15/05/2019 P Arran Cleminson 97 - 74 Nicki Owen Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 124
7076 16/05/2019 P Arran Cleminson 40 - 131 Elliott Mellor Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 133
7077 17/05/2019 P Elliott Mellor 152 - 40 John Hadfield Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 154
7078 20/05/2019 P Elliott Mellor 133 - 38 Dave Trotter Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 136
7079 21/05/2019 P Elliott Mellor 118 - 16 Sam Ashworth Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 125
7080 22/05/2019 P Elliott Mellor 143 - 10 Kieran Matley Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 145
7081 23/05/2019 P Elliott Mellor 126 - 10 Monica Quadri Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 127
7082 24/05/2019 P Elliott Mellor 125 - 11 Saul Rothwell Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 134
7083 27/05/2019 P Elliott Mellor 133 - 42 Sam Hendry Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 134
7084 28/05/2019 P Chris Smith 108 - 40 Conor Baker Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 145
7085 29/05/2019 P Chris Smith 59 - 76 Clea Knight Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 118
7086 30/05/2019 P Clea Knight 78 - 64 Wajid Hussain Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 143
7087 31/05/2019 P Clea Knight 90 - 71 David Cowen Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 144
7088 3/06/2019 P Clea Knight 51 - 92 Harry Clark Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 146
7089 4/06/2019 P Harry Clark 100 - 67 Mark Patton Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gethin Jones Susie Dent 124
7090 5/06/2019 P Harry Clark 98 - 102 Kevin Sewell Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gethin Jones Susie Dent 146
7091 6/06/2019 P Kevin Sewell 58 - 68 Adrian McDermott Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gethin Jones Susie Dent 126
7092 7/06/2019 P Adrian McDermott 92 - 46 Derek Moncur Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gethin Jones Susie Dent 123
7093 10/06/2019 P Adrian McDermott 51 - 58 Tony Lister Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gethin Jones Susie Dent 133
7094 11/06/2019 P Tony Lister 53 - 86 Ray Greenall Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Adrian Chiles Susie Dent 124
7095 12/06/2019 P Ray Greenall 53 - 81 Iain Cadogan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Adrian Chiles Susie Dent 132
7096 13/06/2019 P Iain Cadogan 99 - 80 Stephen Troop Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Adrian Chiles Susie Dent 122
7097 14/06/2019 P Iain Cadogan 58 - 64 Dan Dawson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Adrian Chiles Susie Dent 152
7098 17/06/2019 P Dan Dawson 61 - 82 Imogen Gordon Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Adrian Chiles Susie Dent 123
7099 18/06/2019 P Imogen Gordon 70 - 60 Ed Harris Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Rufus Hound Susie Dent 131
7100 19/06/2019 P Imogen Gordon 79 - 77 Liz Smith Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Rufus Hound Susie Dent 133
7101 20/06/2019 QF Elliott Mellor 109 - 73 Mark Decouto Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Rufus Hound Susie Dent 119
7102 21/06/2019 QF Dinos Sfyris 118 - 71 Sandra Pilson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Rufus Hound Susie Dent 147
7103 24/06/2019 QF Brendan Whitehurst 58 - 57 Steven Turnbull Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Rufus Hound Susie Dent 146
7104 25/06/2019 QF Maggie Barlow 98 - 78 Fiona Titcombe Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 136
7105 26/06/2019 SF Elliott Mellor 120 - 80 Maggie Barlow Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 124
7106 27/06/2019 SF Dinos Sfyris 103 - 78 Brendan Whitehurst Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 123
7107 28/06/2019 GF Elliott Mellor 83 - 103 Dinos Sfyris Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 131
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum

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