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Chris Colsmann was the runner-up of Series 30 and a participant in Championship of Champions VIII.
A 17-year old bank clerk, he beat Maggie Desogus in his first appearance by virtue of a sudden-death conundrum, and won a further three games before losing at the hands of Kate Leckie. Colsmann returned for the final stages as No. 8 seed, but that didn't stop him as he comfortably beat No. 1 seed Graham Cross in the quarter-finals and Martin Linden in the semi-finals to set up a rare grand final occurrence of No. 7 vs No. 8 seed against Verity Joubert. Colsmann was outclassed by Joubert, in large part due to offering three words not in the dictionary, and had to settle for second-best.
Colsmann returned for Championship of Champions VIII, but was beaten in the first round by Kenneth Michie.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Presenters||Guest||Lex||Max|
|1703||11/09/1995||P||Maggie Desogus||51 – 61*||Chris Colsmann||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Martin Jarvis||Ruth Killick||75|
|1704||12/09/1995||P||Surya Ahamed||44 – 45||Chris Colsmann||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Martin Jarvis||Ruth Killick||71|
|1705||13/09/1995||P||Maria Over||19 – 51||Chris Colsmann||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Martin Jarvis||Ruth Killick||74|
|1706||14/09/1995||P||Tony Tonissoo||14 – 48||Chris Colsmann||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Martin Jarvis||Ruth Killick||68|
|1707||15/09/1995||P||Kate Leckie||36 – 35||Chris Colsmann||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Martin Jarvis||Susie Dent||70|
|1711||21/09/1995||QF||Graham Cross||37 – 68||Chris Colsmann||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||David Jacobs||Susie Dent||72|
|1715||27/09/1995||SF||Martin Linden||45 – 49||Chris Colsmann||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||David Jacobs||Susie Dent||70|
|1717||29/09/1995||GF||Chris Colsmann||65 – 86||Verity Joubert||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||David Jacobs, Jon Pertwee||Susie Dent||127|
|1850||2/10/1996||CQF||Chris Colsmann||40 – 59||Kenneth Michie||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Jan Harvey||Susie Dent||72|