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Tom Barnes
Octochamp Statistics
Final positionQuarter-finalist
Points total822
Conundrums solved5
Tom Barnes

Tom Barnes was an octochamp and finalist in Series 64, originally from Gloucester, but living in West Hampstead, London, at the time of recording.

Barnes first appeared on Countdown on 10 May 2011, toward the end of the series, and comfortably beat Cliff Barnes (no relation) on his debut. He proceeded to win seven further shows, achieving four centuries as well as octochamp and 800 club statuses. In his 5th match against Christine Buffrey, he set a new Countdown record by winning by a margin of 112 points, the highest in the entire history of the show. Barnes was #3 seed for the quarter-finals, but came unstuck against Mary Adie on the unsolved crucial conundrum ONEUSERGO.

After Countdown, he made his CO-event debut at Co:Lon 2011.

In 2015, he appeared on The Chase, but was caught out early by Anne "The Governess" Hegerty.


# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
5260 10/05/2011 P Cliff Barnes 56 – 94 Tom Barnes Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 127
5261 11/05/2011 P Tom Barnes 110 – 43 Rebecca Harraway Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 117
5262 12/05/2011 P Tom Barnes 123 – 28 Stuart Pecksen Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 141
5263 13/05/2011 P Tom Barnes 89 – 60 Tracy Morris Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 118
5264 16/05/2011 P Tom Barnes 119 – 7 Christine Buffrey Delia Smith Susie Dent 129
5265 17/05/2011 P Tom Barnes 105 – 73 Sarah Martin Delia Smith Susie Dent 127
5266 18/05/2011 P Tom Barnes 86 – 44 Brian Gale Delia Smith Susie Dent 126
5267 19/05/2011 P Tom Barnes 96 – 42 Liz Dey Delia Smith Susie Dent 138
5274 30/05/2011 QF Tom Barnes 73 – 83 Mary Adie Gregg Wallace Susie Dent 128
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