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Tony Baylis

From Countdown

Tony Baylis was the champion of Series 36 and a participant in Championship of Champions IX. He was a Program Manager from Stratford.

He first appeared on Countdown on 4 August 1997, beating Jo Lack 50 – 34 in the 26th heat of Series 36. Tony went on to win five more games before losing at the hands of Roger Green. Tony's 6 wins saw him return for the finals as the No. 4 seed, where he saw off the challenge of Andy Stacey and Bhavin Manek on his way to the final against Maria Boyes. The final was a close-run affair, but a messed-up numbers game at the very end spelled doom for Maria, meaning Tony outran her by a score of 52 – 66 and emerged as the Series 36 champion.

Tony later returned for Championship of Champions IX, but was beaten in the first round by Ruth Collier on a crucial conundrum.

Outside of Countdown, he was also a proficient amateur snooker player between 1987 and 2003, winning numerous amateur titles and had been on the Wildcard for several professional WPBSA circuit tournaments, but never managed to qualify for a professional tournament.

Preceded by
Pete Cashmore
Series winner
Series 36
Followed by
Ray McPhie

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
2063 4/08/1997 P Tony Baylis 50 - 34 Jo Lack Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Hania Porucznik 70
2064 5/08/1997 P Tony Baylis 45 - 24 Jim Gibson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Hania Porucznik 73
2065 6/08/1997 P Tony Baylis 53 - 31 Tina Ansell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Hania Porucznik 74
2066 7/08/1997 P Tony Baylis 56 - 41 Will Paine Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Hania Porucznik 74
2067 8/08/1997 P Tony Baylis 61 - 43 Rodders Grafton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Hania Porucznik 74
2068 11/08/1997 P Tony Baylis 67 - 47 Jonet Middleton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tom O'Connor Hania Porucznik 74
2069 12/08/1997 P Tony Baylis 51 - 55 Roger Green Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tom O'Connor Hania Porucznik 81
2099 23/09/1997 QF Tony Baylis 55 - 41 Andy Stacey Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Nicholas Parsons Hannah Robertson 70
2100 24/09/1997 SF Tony Baylis 53 - 43 Bhavin Manek Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Nicholas Parsons Hannah Robertson 84
2102 26/09/1997 GF Maria Boyes 52 - 66 Tony Baylis Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Nicholas Parsons Hannah Robertson 115
2169 6/01/1998 CP Tony Baylis 42 - 50 Ruth Collier Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Gloria Hunniford Mark Nyman 72