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Tom Vincent

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Tom Vincent in Series 83.

Tom Vincent was a finalist in Series 83. He is a finance assistant from London. He is also an Apterite.

Vincent started off with a nine in his first ever round, and pulled out a 25-point lead after round 2. This put his opponent, Ruth Cappleman, on the back foot, leading to some unsuccessful gambles on her part which allowed Vincent to eventually win his debut game with a 34-point lead before the last numbers round. In his second game, he faced a tough opponent, Ian Simpson, who held Vincent to a crucial conundrum on level points, which neither solved. However, Vincent won his second game after buzzing in correctly on the second conundrum. In his third game, two nines helped him carve out a personal best of 115 points. In his seventh game, however – despite unravelling another nine-letter word at the start – he was overwhelmed by Series 51 returnee Luke Boynton, who achieved a perfect letters-round performance.

Vincent eventually qualified to return for the series finals in June as number 7 seed, where he played against number 2 seed James Burley. Burley stretched into an early lead, and despite Vincent clawing his way back in the second numbers round and with a spot of MUTINEER, he lost six letters rounds to the opposition and was eliminated in his second consecutive defeat. Vincent finished with an overall points total of 675 points.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
7462 11/03/2021 P Ruth Cappleman 60 - 84 Tom Vincent Colin Murray Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 140
7463 12/03/2021 P Tom Vincent 88* - 78 Ian Simpson Colin Murray Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 135
7464 15/03/2021 P Tom Vincent 115 - 32 Connor Niblett Colin Murray Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 155
7465 16/03/2021 P Tom Vincent 99 - 80 Jamie Jones Colin Murray Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 123
7466 17/03/2021 P Tom Vincent 93 - 71 Robin R Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Paul Zenon Susie Dent 156
7467 18/03/2021 P Tom Vincent 83 - 64 Jane Bennett Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Paul Zenon Susie Dent 145
7468 19/03/2021 P Tom Vincent 57 - 138 Luke Boynton Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Paul Zenon Susie Dent 144
7533 18/06/2021 QF James Burley 100 - 66 Tom Vincent Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Rufus Hound Susie Dent 135
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum