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Channel 4’s iconic gameshow Countdown is in its 35th year, winning legions of fans from all ages and backgrounds. Now you can join in the fun at any of 16 unofficial tournaments in the UK and Ireland in 2017!
Bring along your friends and family to meet and play former and future Countdown champions and fans of the show – the standard can be high, but the atmosphere is warm and friendly. Just read these attendees’ experiences of FOCAL – you’ll make friends before you know it! And if the tournament doesn’t go so well in the day, there’s usually a tasty meal or a pub trip afterwards to look forward to.
How does FOCAL work?
15 qualifying events are being held throughout 2017, independently run by anagram-loving organisers in their local area.
Earn points throughout the year based on how many events you attend and how well you do at them, and the top 8 in the standings will receive free entry into our FOCAL grand finals tournament, held in Birmingham in December! This will run alongside a regular tournament, so that everyone can enjoy what promises to be a high standard finale.
More details on how FOCAL and its tournaments work are available in our FAQs section!
Is FOCAL endorsed by Countdown?
No – it’s run by a band of hardy volunteers, and is completely unofficial, not-for-profit and not televised. No copyright infringement is intended.
For more information…
What are you waiting for? Find your nearest event here, hit us up on Facebook or Twitter, and join in the fun now!