Saturday, 3 September 2016

Weekly summary: Episodes 156 to 160

I was back to an erratic performance this week; the highlights were Tuesday and Friday, where I managed to equal David and Lily on the solo totals.  In fact, I had an optimal game on Tuesday, which is always nice.  The other days I ended up rather further away than I would have liked; on Monday the key issue was failing to solve a conundrum, while on Wednesday and Thursday I had great difficulties with the numbers.  I definitely want to improve on that.

David + Lily7777737577
Me (solo)6577617077

Richard Hartley made it all the way to his sixth game, but was defeated by Rohan on Friday.  That pushes Samuel Hastings out of contention for the finals; only contestants with five or more games remain.  We're less than two-thirds of the way through the series, so we'd expect a few more finalists to come; at this point, I'd say that Greg, Kannan, and Brett are likely to miss the cut.

Barry Harridge755145543959323
Matthew Thomason466449445265310
Oli Bryant714660555432318
Richard Hartley565357424232282
Jack Dell5973405036258
Greg Beers3559463833211
Kannan Sethuraman4253454129210
Brett Chaiyawat2559284234188

Just the one round of interest this week, an impossible numbers target on Wednesday.  That broke Lily's solving streak, although she still would have found the best answer.

Full Monties0
Missed Full Monties0
Tough Numbers0
Impossible Numbers11

My maximum count in the main rounds again equalled that of last week, but my performance was less consistent.  I really need to hit those numbers targets; as Lily demonstrates, the best results are achievable.  A tough conundrum contributed to a poor scoreline on Monday, but I managed to solve the remaining ones.

Maximums: L35344

Contestants sorted by average score:

Barry Harridge323653.83
Oli Bryant318653.00
Rohan Long*52152.00
Matthew Thomason310651.67
Jack Dell258551.60
Jason Dunn102251.00
Colwyn Buckland51151.00
Brian Morgan151350.33
Luke Brattoni149349.67
Rob Hunt99249.50
Raf Goodens98249.00
Gary Beer49149.00
Ryan Turk48148.00
Richard Hartley282647.00
Samuel Hastings186446.50
Daniel Drumm92246.00
Jonathan Goodman44144.00
Greg Beers211542.20
Kannan Sethuraman210542.00
Kathryn James123341.00
Jodi Knight82241.00
Avi Chanales163440.75
Margaret Frangos79239.50
Peter Stephenson78239.00
Brett Chaiyawat188537.60
Janine Huan37137.00
Aram Kalyanasundaram36136.00
Luke Warden72236.00
David Waddell71235.50
Damien Chua35135.00
Jayden Spudvilas-Powell34134.00
Michael Bakker66233.00
Nathan Boadle33133.00
Everson Kandare32132.00
Cameron Ling32132.00
Neil McInnes32132.00
Ben Ripley32132.00
Felix Johnson95331.67
Mike Vitale63231.50
John Marsiglio31131.00
Bryce Lawrence30130.00
Matt Pitcher29129.00
Tim Shiel28128.00
Anna Gunn27127.00
David Gunn27127.00
Glen Chandler26126.00
Nicky Henderson24124.00
Louise Kuchmar23123.00
Vikas Ahuja22122.00
Rob Carter20120.00
Rosemary Stafford20120.00
Liam Murphy18118.00
Basil Theophilos18118.00
Jenni Bradford17117.00
Seb Dworkin17117.00
Frank Rice15115.00
Vanessa Rule15115.00
Dane Watkins15115.00
Susan Bee13113.00
Mali Konda13113.00
Rhys McCaig13113.00
Matthew Ball12112.00
Matt Bolton12112.00

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