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Andrew Perry at the 2001 World Scrabble Championships.

Andrew Perry was the runner-up of Series 26, and a quarter-finalist in the Supreme Championship. As well as a participant in Championship of Champions VIII, Perry's record reads 12 wins and 4 losses (3 of which were to the eventual winner of the tournament) and is arguably the best player to not win a title in the 9-round format.

He first appeared as an 11-year-old on 30 August 1993 and won his first seven league games in impressive fashion before losing his eighth to Gary Thomson. Perry's father, Steve, appeared later in the same series. Perry was #1 seed for the final rounds, where he beat Peggy Mills in the quarter-finals and Alan Harwood in the semis, but in the final against Andy Bodle, he came unstuck, losing 73 – 45.

Perry played in Championship of Champions VII, but lost his first game to the eventual winner Don Reid.

Perry returned for the Supreme Championship and was on impressive form, eliminating David Elias, Chris Waddington and Clive Freedman before being knocked out in the quarter-finals of the series by eventual winner Harvey Freeman. However, he did solve the first conundrum in the grand final while watching in the audience: ADOBESTEP --> SPEEDBOAT.

Perry has also been a competitive Scrabble player who finished 3rd in the 2003 World Scrabble Championships, the then-highest placed finish for a British player since Mark Nyman; Nynam was Britain's only World Scrabble Champion for 21 years when he won in 1993.

Preceded by
James Sinclair
Series runner-up
Series 26
Followed by
Richard Campbell

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
1433 30/08/1993 P Andrew Perry 50 – 42 Joan McLean Jan Harvey Ruth Killick 73
1434 31/08/1993 P Andrew Perry 59 – 22 John Sefton Jan Harvey Ruth Killick 70
1435 1/09/1993 P Andrew Perry 57 – 53 Lynne Blackburn Jan Harvey Ruth Killick 72
1436 2/09/1993 P Andrew Perry 50 – 45 Martin Howell Jan Harvey Ruth Killick 73
1437 3/09/1993 P Andrew Perry 65 – 28 Richard Hamer Jan Harvey Ruth Killick 73
1438 6/09/1993 P Andrew Perry 40 – 28 Marty Davis Philip Franks Ruth Killick 72
1439 7/09/1993 P Andrew Perry 56 – 26 John Hunt Philip Franks Ruth Killick 70
1440 8/09/1993 P Andrew Perry 35 – 41 Gary Thomson Philip Franks Ruth Killick 75
1451 23/09/1993 QF Andrew Perry 45 – 21 Peggy Mills Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 83
1455 29/09/1993 SF Andrew Perry 59 – 53 Alan Harwood Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 73
1457 1/10/1993 GF Andy Bodle 73 – 45 Andrew Perry Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres Susie Dent 115
1589 3/01/1995 CQF Don Reid 63 – 46 Andrew Perry Denis Norden Richard Samson 72
1865 23/10/1996 bQF David Elias 43 – 60 Andrew Perry Philip Franks Susie Dent 83
1867 25/10/1996 bSF Chris Waddington 37 – 43 Andrew Perry June Whitfield Susie Dent 71
1868 28/10/1996 bF Clive Freedman 43 – 71 Andrew Perry June Whitfield Susie Dent 74
1902 13/12/1996 SQF Andrew Perry 44 – 54 Harvey Freeman Jenny Hanley Susie Dent 72
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