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Tony Manwani was a contestant in Series 41 and an octochamp in Series 79. As of his second appearance, he is a company director from Reading.
He first appeared in Series 41 in 1999 where he won his first game against Billy Davidson. He then won his second game against Julie Smithies before bowing out in a defeat to Rob Watson. Manwani returned to the programme 19 years later in 2018 during Series 79 and won all 8 heat games, becoming the second octochamp of the series, following Adam Rolston completing his run before Manwani.
As a result of his successes, he garnered a place in the series finals in December 2018 as number 5 seed. In his quarter-final match, he was on impressive form, maxing 11 rounds and achieving a personal best of 114 to outrun Dave Ashton. In his next game, he played against number one seed Martin May. Both players played a close run with May eventually running 10 points ahead, and when neither player solved the crucial conundrum, Manwani bowed out in a defeat.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Presenters||Guest||Lex||Max|
|2610||29/09/1999||P||Billy Davidson||47 – 54||Tony Manwani||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Angela Rippon||Damian Eadie||72|
|2611||30/09/1999||P||Tony Manwani||56 – 43||Julie Smithies||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Angela Rippon||Damian Eadie||74|
|2612||1/10/1999||P||Tony Manwani||28 – 44||Rob Watson||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Richard Stilgoe||Susie Dent||72|
|6896||27/08/2018||P||Paul Beever||77 – 98||Tony Manwani||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Raj Bisram||Susie Dent||136|
|6897||28/08/2018||P||Tony Manwani||105 – 58||Pamela Threlfal||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Anne Hegerty||Susie Dent||136|
|6898||29/08/2018||P||Tony Manwani||99 – 62||Joe Sinclair||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Anne Hegerty||Susie Dent||122|
|6899||30/08/2018||P||Tony Manwani||90 – 26||Chris Davidson||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Anne Hegerty||Susie Dent||126|
|6900||31/08/2018||P||Tony Manwani||84 – 38||Nick Fisk||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Anne Hegerty||Susie Dent||123|
|6901||3/09/2018||P||Tony Manwani||67 – 43||Tom Kistell||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Anne Hegerty||Susie Dent||132|
|6902||4/09/2018||P||Tony Manwani||90 – 74||Sam Klineberg||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Mark Pougatch||Susie Dent||121|
|6903||5/09/2018||P||Tony Manwani||82 – 73||Duncan Hill||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Mark Pougatch||Susie Dent||120|
|6976||18/12/2018||QF||Dave Ashton||79 – 114||Tony Manwani||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Phill Jupitus||Susie Dent||129|
|6977||19/12/2018||SF||Martin May||93 – 83||Tony Manwani||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Phill Jupitus||Susie Dent||147|