Lincoln 2018

The original Co-event returns for a staggering 14th consecutive year…


Date: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th January.
Venues: The Ark, Moor Lane, LN6 9AA (Saturday) and
The Memorial Hall, Newark Road, LN6 9RY (Sunday), both in North Hykeham.
Admission: £13 Saturday, £8 Sunday, or £18 for both events.
Start time: 11.50am (Saturday) and 11am (Sunday).
Presented by: Series 46 champion Ben Wilson.
Games to be played: 6 (Saturday) and 4 (Sunday), both events including a final between the top two players.
Finishes by: 6pm (Saturday) and 2.30pm (Sunday).
Wheelchair accessible?: Yes ♿️

Ben says… “Countdown in Lincoln — COLIN — is back! For the fourteenth year in a row, the co-event calendar (and for the third year in a row, FOCAL) will kick off with what was, briefly, the biggest co-event of all time, but remains the oldest and (hopefully) the one everyone wants to win.

Very little is changed from 2017. It’ll be the traditional COLIN format of 3 rounds of Edinburgh-style 9 rounders followed by a final, kicking off at 11:50 and ending just before 6pm. The venue will be the Ark on Moor Lane in North Hykeham, as it was last year. And the following day, as with last year, we’ll be at the Memorial Hall on Newark Road in North Hykeham for the fifth Hangover event. This, as always, will be 2 rounds of Edinburgh-style 9 rounders followed by a final, kicking off at 11am (or, if history is any judge, some time afterward when everybody [especially Jen] eventually shows up) and ending at around 2:30pm (or earlier if everyone passes out. Again).

The price for this weekend of Countdown is just £13 for the Saturday, £8 for the Sunday or £18 for both days, payable by Paypal to or by cheque to my home address (available upon request).

I’m already trawling various hardware stores/Amazon for the trophies and prizes, which will hopefully be the most unique yet! There will also be spot prizes on offer throughout the day and maybe even a few prizes for the more creatively-minded among you!

More details will inevitably come over the coming few months, so watch this space! Any questions, feel free to ask.

See you in January!”