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Steven Turnbull was an octochamp in Series 80. He's a Learning Support Assistant from Iver, Buckinghamshire.
Turnbull debuted on 21 March 2019 against Jane Basford, and outran Basford with a 96 – 34 win. Turnbull then put in 7 more decent performances including a tie break conundrum in his sixth heat game. He ultimately rounded off his heat run with 619 points – the smallest ever for an octochamp in the 15 round format – and returned for the series finals in June 2019 as the No. 6 seed. Here he was drawn against the No. 3 seed, fellow octochamp Brendan Whitehurst, and outplayed the latter with darrenic spots of EARWIGS and HOOLIGAN early on, holding a 20-point lead at one stage of the game. However, Whitehurst then mounted a comeback in the third "half" to regain a 1-point lead, which proved to win him the game after neither player unscrambled the crucial conundrum RINGACHED.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Presenters||Guest||Lex||Max|
|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|
|7103||24/06/2019||QF||Brendan Whitehurst||58 – 57||Steven Turnbull||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Rufus Hound||Susie Dent||146|