In her opening game, which was the last preliminary hosted by Des O'Connor and Carol Vorderman, she beat one-game winner Lynne Cavanagh on a crucial conundrum. She then had to wait until after the finals, Championship of Champions XIII and the changeover to Jeff and Rachel before she could resume her run.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|4725||3/12/2008||P||Lynne Cavanagh||72 – 79||Zoe Bowman||Dr Phil Hammond||Susie Dent||127|
|4748||2/02/2009||P||Zoe Bowman||83 – 73||Andrew Hodges||John Inverdale||Susie Dent||130|
|4749||3/02/2009||P||Zoe Bowman||57 – 98||Lisa Thomson||John Inverdale||Susie Dent||119|