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Steve Williams

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Steve Williams
Octochamp Statistics
Final positionSemi-finalist
Seeding1
Points total412
Conundrums solved4

Steve Williams was an octochamp in Series 16, and a semi-finalist in Championship of Champions IV.

A computer programmer, he beat Frederick Sellers in his first appearance, and won seven more games to become an octochamp and No. 1 seed for the finals. He beat Gareth Hughes in the quarter-final, but was beaten in the semi-final by Roger Wales.

Williams returned for Championship of Champions IV, and beat Hilary Hopper in the first round before losing to Tony Vick in the semi-final by way of a sudden death conundrum. Williams' losing score of 70 remains to this day the joint-highest losing score of the 9 round era.

Williams did not take part in the Supreme Championship.

Earlier in 1988, he took part in the first series of Fifteen to One. In 1992, four years later, Steve won Mastermind with the specialist subject of Pre-Socratic Philosophy.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
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
806 25/08/1988 QF Steve Williams 52 - 44 Gareth Hughes Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Bill Tidy Della Thompson 81
810 31/08/1988 SF Steve Williams 52 - 55 Roger Wales Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Carol Thatcher Della Thompson 74
816 5/01/1989 CQF Hilary Hopper 41 - 56 Steve Williams Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Tim Rice Catherine Clarke 68
817 6/01/1989 CSF Tony Vick 80* - 70 Steve Williams Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lucy Summers Tim Rice Catherine Clarke 81
M5 1/05/1989-5/05/1989 M Jon Marsh 59 – 102 Steve Williams Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman none Catherine Clarke 135
M80 8/10/1990-12/10/1990 M Allan Simmons 85 – 44 Steve Williams Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman none Mark Nyman 137
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum