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ZoomDown Series 4

From Countdown

ZoomDown Series 4 is the 4th and most recently completed series of ZoomDown hosted by Paul Anderson. It began on 7 September 2021, concluded on December 23rd, and was won by Rachael Montgomery, which makes her the first female champion of ZoomDown.

Unlike the first three series, episodes were broadcast on Tuesdays and Thursdays, instead of Mondays to avoid clashing with BBC Two's "Quizzy Monday" block of Mastermind, Only Connect and University Challenge.

This series introduced graphics designed by Graeme Cole, displaying the scorelines, round scores and the letters, numbers and conundrum boards. It also introduced Cole's buzzers, meaning the contestants can now buzz in rather than having to say "buzz".

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 Brendan Whitehurst 4 433
2 Paul Nixon 4 401
3 Rachael Montgomery 4 400
4 Andres Sanchez 4 343
5 Adam Dexter 3 410
6 Gabriel Thallon 3 376
7 James Burley 3 359
8 Ronan Higginson 2 347
*still playing
Since Series 60, players are sorted by number of wins, then by number of points. Points from both wins and losses count. Points from sudden death conundrums are not counted, and players with the same number of wins and points are sorted by the number of conundrums correctly guessed, then highest single-game score.

NOTE: Ahmed Mohamed withdrew from the competition for personal reasons, undefeated on 1 win and 117 points. The next game was played with two new players. Eeshan Malhotra also withdrew from the competition, undefeated on 3 wins and 347 points. The next game (the final heat game) was played with the opponents he defeated in his run. Adam Beach, who was number 4 seed with 4 wins and 371 points, withdrew before the finals.

Progress

Brendan Whitehurst (1) vs Ronan Higginson (8) Ronan Higginson (8) vs Adam Dexter (5) Ronan Higginson (8)
vs
Rachael Montgomery (3)
Adam Dexter (5) vs Andres Sanchez (4)
Rachael Montgomery (3) vs Gabriel Thallon (6) Rachael Montgomery (3) vs Paul Nixon (2)
James Burley (7) vs Paul Nixon (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Matches

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
ZD95 7/09/2021 P James Burley 59 - 84 Stu Harkness Paul Anderson Stephen Read Graeme Cole 123
ZD95 7/09/2021 P Stu Harkness 89 - 83 Adam Latchford Paul Anderson Stephen Read Graeme Cole 138
ZD96 9/09/2021 P Stu Harkness 78 - 98 Rachael Montgomery Paul Anderson Matthew Tassier George Armstrong, Graeme Cole 129
ZD96 9/09/2021 P Rachael Montgomery 99 - 81 Matthew Tassier Paul Anderson Stu Harkness George Armstrong, Graeme Cole 117
ZD97 14/09/2021 P Rachael Montgomery 101 - 52 Piaras Carney Paul Anderson Cammy Lovatt Tom Carey, Stephen Read 113
ZD97 14/09/2021 P Rachael Montgomery 102 - 78 Cammy Lovatt Paul Anderson Piaras Carney Tom Carey, Stephen Read 118
ZD98 16/09/2021 P Tasneem Rana 92 - 63 Alison Douglas Paul Anderson Christy Cooper George Armstrong, Graeme Cole 133
ZD98 16/09/2021 P Tasneem Rana 69 - 80 Christy Cooper Paul Anderson Alison Douglas George Armstrong, Graeme Cole 131
ZD99 21/09/2021 P Christy Cooper 73 - 34 Bernie Kingston Paul Anderson Jason Butler Tom Carey, Stephen Read 131
ZD99 21/09/2021 P Christy Cooper 59 - 82 Jason Butler Paul Anderson Bernie Kingston Tom Carey, Stephen Read 141
ZD100 23/09/2021 P Jason Butler 87 - 54 Patrick Welsh Paul Anderson Alan O'Sullivan George Armstrong, Graeme Cole 120
ZD100 23/09/2021 P Jason Butler 79 - 93 Alan O'Sullivan Paul Anderson George Armstrong Graeme Cole 130
ZD101 28/09/2021 P Alan O'Sullivan 94 - 80 Matt Gould Paul Anderson Brendan Whitehurst Tom Carey, Stephen Read 130
ZD101 28/09/2021 P Alan O'Sullivan 56 - 106 Brendan Whitehurst Paul Anderson Matt Gould Tom Carey, Stephen Read 123
ZD102 30/09/2021 P Brendan Whitehurst 106 - 98 Darren Godfrey Paul Anderson Lee Simmonds George Armstrong, Graeme Cole 141
ZD102 30/09/2021 P Brendan Whitehurst 95 - 86 Lee Simmonds Paul Anderson George Armstrong Graeme Cole 121
ZD103 5/10/2021 P Brendan Whitehurst 126 - 84 Mike Lee Paul Anderson Tom Carey Stephen Read 135
ZD103 5/10/2021 P Ellen Harrison 76 - 74 Carmel O'Brien Paul Anderson Tom Carey Stephen Read 124
ZD104 7/10/2021 P Ellen Harrison 67 - 69 Fiona Thorne Paul Anderson Max Benkel George Armstrong, Graeme Cole 131
ZD104 7/10/2021 P Fiona Thorne 75* - 65 Max Benkel Paul Anderson George Armstrong Graeme Cole 131
ZD105 12/10/2021 P Fiona Thorne 57 - 96 Andres Sanchez Paul Anderson Euan Crabb Tom Carey, Stephen Read 122
ZD105 12/10/2021 P Andres Sanchez 79 - 52 Euann Crabb Paul Anderson Fiona Thorne Tom Carey, Stephen Read 137
ZD106 14/10/2021 P Andres Sanchez 80 - 54 Maria Chandler Paul Anderson Jane Peet George Armstrong, Graeme Cole 125
ZD106 14/10/2021 P Andres Sanchez 88 - 58 Jane Peet Paul Anderson George Armstrong Graeme Cole 130
ZD107 19/10/2021 P Adam Beach 96 - 75 Alex Williamson Paul Anderson Rhys Benjamin Tom Carey, Stephen Read 122
ZD107 19/10/2021 P Adam Beach 81 - 66 Rhys Benjamin Paul Anderson Alex Williamson Tom Carey, Stephen Read 131
ZD108 21/10/2021 P Adam Beach 109 - 107 Sam Prouse Paul Anderson Ryan Sutton George Armstrong, Graeme Cole 153
ZD108 21/10/2021 P Adam Beach 85 - 74 Ryan Sutton Paul Anderson Sam Prouse George Armstrong, Graeme Cole 121
ZD109 26/10/2021 P Matt Watts 54 - 94 Joey Burton Paul Anderson Daaniyal Ali George Armstrong, Tom Carey 142
ZD109 26/10/2021 P Joey Burton 82 - 84 Daaniyal Ali Paul Anderson Matt Watts George Armstrong, Tom Carey 122
ZD110 28/10/2021 P Daaniyal Ali 70 - 75 Martyn Pegram Paul Anderson Gabriel Thallon Stephen Read, Graeme Cole 132
ZD110 28/10/2021 P Martyn Pegram 77 - 90 Gabriel Thallon Paul Anderson Daaniyal Ali Stephen Read, Graeme Cole 125
ZD111 02/11/2021 P Gabriel Thallon 107 - 88 Wesley Barton Paul Anderson Ben Hocking George Armstrong, Tom Carey, Graeme Cole 144
ZD111 02/11/2021 P Gabriel Thallon 96 - 86 Ben Hocking Paul Anderson Wesley Barton George Armstrong, Tom Carey, Graeme Cole 131
ZD112 04/11/2021 P Gabriel Thallon 83 - 103 Dave Ryan Paul Anderson Graeme Cole Stephen Read 123
ZD112 04/11/2021 P Dave Ryan 82 - 84 Suzy Turner Paul Anderson Graeme Cole Stephen Read 116
ZD113 09/11/2021 P Suzy Turner 92 - 102* Amar Chotai Paul Anderson Paul James George Armstrong, Tom Carey, Graeme Cole 123
ZD113 09/11/2021 P Amar Chotai 81 - 100 Paul James Paul Anderson Suzy Turner George Armstrong, Tom Carey, Graeme Cole 129
ZD114 11/11/2021 P Paul James 63 - 94 Adam Dexter Paul Anderson Anthony Endsor Stephen Read, Graeme Cole 117
ZD114 11/11/2021 P Adam Dexter 103 - 69 Anthony Endsor Paul Anderson Paul James Stephen Read, Graeme Cole 119
ZD115 16/11/2021 P Adam Dexter 109 - 69 Patrick Lawlor Paul Anderson Martin Thomas George Armstrong, Tom Carey 141
ZD115 16/11/2021 P Adam Dexter 104 - 122 Martin Thomas Paul Anderson Patrick Lawlor George Armstrong, Tom Carey 136
ZD116 18/11/2021 P Martin Thomas 92 - 111 Chris Kirby Paul Anderson Paul Nixon Stephen Read, Graeme Cole 134
ZD116 18/11/2021 P Chris Kirby 67 - 101 Paul Nixon Paul Anderson Martin Thomas Stephen Read, Graeme Cole 120
ZD117 23/11/2021 P Paul Nixon 108 - 94 Andy Platt Paul Anderson Jonathan Rawlinson Stephen Read, Graeme Cole 121
ZD117 23/11/2021 P Paul Nixon 101 - 99 Jonathan Rawlinson Paul Anderson Andy Platt Stephen Read, Graeme Cole 121
ZD118 25/11/2021 P Paul Nixon 91 - 90 Hazel Drury Paul Anderson Ronan Higginson Stephen Read, Graeme Cole, Tom Carey 118
ZD118 25/11/2021 P Ronan Higginson 108 - 101 Eddy Byrne Paul Anderson Paul Nixon & Hazel Drury Stephen Read, Graeme Cole, Tom Carey 131
ZD119 30/11/2021 P Ronan Higginson 138 - 112 Dan Byrom Paul Anderson Ahmed Mohamed George Armstrong and Graeme Cole 141
ZD119 30/11/2021 P Ronan Higginson 101 - 117 Ahmed Mohamed Paul Anderson Dan Byrom George Armstrong and Graeme Cole 135
ZD120 2/12/2021 P Florence Cappleman-Lynes 111 - 82 Richard Williams Paul Anderson Eeshan Malhotra Stephen Read and Tom Carey 131
ZD120 2/12/2021 P Florence Cappleman-Lynes 85 - 130 Eeshan Malhotra Paul Anderson Richard Williams Stephen Read and Tom Carey 133
ZD121 7/12/2021 P Eeshan Malhotra 95 - 80 Luke Johnson-Davies Paul Anderson Harry F George Armstrong and Graeme Cole 117
ZD121 7/12/2021 P Eeshan Malhotra 122 - 84 Harry F Paul Anderson Luke Johnson-Davies George Armstrong and Graeme Cole 140
ZD122 9/12/2021 P Florence Cappleman-Lynes 70 - 126 Luke Johnson-Davies Paul Anderson Harry F Stephen Read and Graeme Cole 132
ZD122 9/12/2021 P Luke Johnson-Davies 123 - 101 Harry F Paul Anderson Florence Cappleman-Lynes Stephen Read and Graeme Cole 139
ZD123 14/12/2021 QF Andres Sanchez 78 - 90 Adam Dexter Paul Anderson Paul Nixon, James Burley George Armstrong 119
ZD123 14/12/2021 QF Paul Nixon 96 - 92 James Burley Paul Anderson Andres Sanchez, Adam Dexter George Armstrong 121
ZD124 16/12/2021 QF Brendan Whitehurst 88 - 99 Ronan Higginson Paul Anderson Rachael Montgomery, Gabriel Thallon Stephen Read and Thomas Carey 117
ZD124 16/12/2021 QF Rachael Montgomery 97 - 56 Gabriel Thallon Paul Anderson Brendan Whitehurst, Ronan Higginson Stephen Read and Thomas Carey 130
ZD125 21/12/2021 SF Paul Nixon 102 - 105 Rachael Montgomery Paul Anderson Adam Dexter, Ronan Higginson Stephen Read and Graeme Cole 122
ZD125 21/12/2021 SF Ronan Higginson 112 - 81 Adam Dexter Paul Anderson Paul Nixon, Rachael Montgomery Stephen Read and Graeme Cole 129
ZD126 23/12/2021 GF Ronan Higginson 92 - 100 Rachael Montgomery Paul Anderson none Stephen Read, Graeme Cole, and George Armstrong 118