Birmingham 2016


Jack Worsley is 2016’s FOCAL champion! He beat number 8 seed Giles Hutchings in a close Grand Final, winning 74-63 on a crucial conundrum (SHAMEFOUR). Jack was a strong contender for the title throughout 2016 and qualified for our Birmingham Finals as number 1 seed. Congratulations to him on behalf of all the FOCAL team.


The culmination of 12 events* across the UK & Ireland, join us as the top eight players compete in a Round Robin contest for the title of FOCAL 2016 Champion. And even if you haven’t made the top eight, you can still take part in our Open tournament playing the same matches.

Date: Saturday 3rd December 2016
Venue: Strathallan Hotel, 225 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B16 9RY
Admission: £14
Doors open: 10.30am
Presented by: Ben Wilson and Jeff Clayton
Games to be played: 7 (plus grand FOCAL final)
Finishes by: 7.30pm

The FOCAL Team says… “This new event will take place on Saturday 3 December. Doors open from 10.30am and the draw for the first game is at 11am. All players will take part in seven 9-round games, followed by a showpiece 15-round grand final between the top two players from the Round Robin to complete the year. The event will use a classroom-style format.

Our venue is the four-star Hallmark Strathallan Hotel in Birmingham, just a couple of miles from all central bus and rail hubs and with connections from Birmingham International Airport.


The entry fee is £14 including a buffet lunch; please advise in advance of any dietary requirements. Refreshments are not included in the price but will be available to purchase. To secure your place, send your entry fee to Chris Marshall, FOCAL Treasurer by PayPal to (please remember to select payment to friends & family) or by cheque (address available on request).

Each of the top eight players will have their entry fee refunded, by way of a prize.

***Bookings including the buffet lunch can be taken up and until Wednesday 30th November.
After this, entries may still be taken for the full price but players are not guaranteed lunch.***

Any questions? Email us at

See you in Birmingham in December!”

* FOCAL affiliated events in 2016 are: Lincoln (two events), Bristol, Leeds, King’s Lynn, St. Albans, Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Dublin, Huddersfield and Glasgow (two events).

All details correct at date of publishing (27 June 2016).