After five years and exactly 1.058 episodes is the extent: Blocks has a new record holder. Tonight (Friday 8 June) succeeds Ewout Leys has succeeded, as the first participant since Saar Bossuyt, an eleventh time the finalespel to play. In a thrilling final, Ewout yet but a few more seconds, when he with the tip ‘help’ the achtletterwoord ‘assistance’.
In september 2013 forced Saar Bossuyt from Kortrijk, as a first candidate in the Blocks history a eleventh participation. When an absolute record. But in her eleventh final stumbled over the achtletterwoord ‘belly dance’. More than a thousand episodes later Ben Crabbé for the second time a candidate in his eleventh final welcome. At the last moment know the 25-year-old Ewout Leys from Ypres the word ‘assistance’ to find out. He is the absolute record holder. As the first candidate ever has Ewout a ticket towards the 12th episode bite.
Exciting preliminary round
Before Ewout at its eleventh finals can begin, he must first pass the 19-year-old Ralph Vandamme from Aalst. This was no easy task. Ewout and Ralph start with a difference of only 20 points in the third round. On five questions of the end, Ralph a lead of 120 points to be developed. It is not until the seventh question that Ewout on Ralph nip. Afterwards, he gives his advantage more out of your hands. With 670 at 590 may Ewout to his eleventh final.
During the past ten episodes proved Ewout that the finalespel him is written. Usually he had one or two letters and the tip sufficient to solve the word. Today, it runs completely differently. At the start gathers Ewout lot of good answers and with half a minute on the clock he has all of the letters collected. But then panicked and listens Ewout to the questions. It is only in the last seconds that he uses the word ‘assistance’ can figure it out. The studio explodes of discharge.