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Dennis Fearon

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Dennis Fearon was the runner-up of Series 32. He was a 19-year-old student from Nottingham.

He won the final four heats of the series to return for the final rounds as #5 seed, and beat Graeme Sugarman and Satbir Gupta in the quarter- and semi-finals respectively, both by way of a sudden-death conundrum and both with a 63 – 53 scoreline. In the final against Alan Sinclair, it went down to a crucial conundrum with Fearon leading by 5 points. LOSTAGAIN was revealed on the conundrum board, and Fearon buzzed on 3 seconds to say NOSTALGIC. However, this was incorrect, and as soon as the clock was restarted Sinclair buzzed with the correct answer, NOSTALGIA, meaning Fearon suffered his first-ever defeat on the show.

Fearon returned the following week for Championship of Champions VIII, but was comprehensively beaten in the first round by David Acton.

Preceded by
Kenneth Michie
Series runner-up
Series 32
Followed by
Allan Saldanha


# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
1837 13/09/1996 P Mark Tripp 32 - 56 Dennis Fearon David Jacobs Catherine Stokes 71
1838 16/09/1996 P Joan Boardman 30 - 58 Dennis Fearon Philip Franks Susie Dent 75
1839 17/09/1996 P Les Rendell 35 - 52 Dennis Fearon Philip Franks Susie Dent 79
1840 18/09/1996 P Lou Brundell 46 - 59 Dennis Fearon Philip Franks Susie Dent 76
1844 24/09/1996 QF Graeme Sugarman 53 - 63* Dennis Fearon Philip Franks Susie Dent 70
1845 25/09/1996 SF Satbir Gupta 53 - 63* Dennis Fearon Philip Franks Susie Dent 73
1847 27/09/1996 GF Alan Sinclair 78 - 73 Dennis Fearon Philip Franks Susie Dent 117
1849 1/10/1996 CQF David Acton 61 - 13 Dennis Fearon Jan Harvey Susie Dent 81
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum