Conor Travers

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Conor Travers is a former contestant from the British television game show Countdown and is widely considered to be among the greatest Countdowners of all time. In May 2006 he became a series champion at the age of 14 years, and remains the show's youngest ever champion. He later qualified for the 12th Championship of Champions tournament, making the semi-final in the process. He also won the Countdown 30th Birthday Championship in April 2013,[1][2] where in the final he scored a record equalling 146 points.

Travers studied for his GCSEs at Cardinal Newman Catholic School, Luton and he did his A-levels at Luton Sixth Form College.[3] He went on to study mathematics at St John’s College, University of Cambridge.[1] His hobbies include cricket, chess, and computers.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Conor Travers crowned Countdown Champion of Champions". St John’s College, University of Cambridge. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  2. ^ Kennedy, Maev (27 May 2006). "Conor, 14, is Countdown's youngest champion". Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Conor crowned Countdown champ". Luton Sixth Form College. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  4. ^ Britten, Nick (27 May 2006). "Schoolboy champion leaves Countdown rivals lost for words". Retrieved 26 April 2013.