Yesterday was our most viewed day ever!

323 views breaks our previous record by 8. I have no idea why the gallery and the picture below, along with other Glasgow photos, were so popular on Facebook yesterday, but if it leads to more people signing up to Lincoln, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, London and Waterford, who’s complaining? Here’s to many, many more views in…

FOCAL’s Bring A Buddy initiative…

43 new players attended FOCAL tournaments in 2016 – the 2nd highest number of new players since tournaments began! But we want to meet more new people! So we came up with a plan. For every friend, other half, family member, work colleague or randomer off the street that you convince to come and play at an event…

The 12 Years of COLIN

COLIN – Countdown in Lincoln – is, famously, our longest-running event. Set up in 2005 by Series 46 champion Ben Wilson and returning every year since then, it’s doubled in size since its inception and despite being a bit awkward to get to, has become practically folkloric in the murky Countdown underworld. This year’s COLIN events are…

Need to stay over for Countdown in Leeds?

As our most recently-announced tournament, you may have started to look at Yorkshire accommodation options for the weekend of Countdown in Leeds. Luckily, eagle-eyed Focaller Mark Mills (one of the stars of our What’s An Event Like? page) has noticed that there’s a sale on at The Village Hotel in Headingley, north Leeds, just a 2 mile…

One month until our first event of 2017… Countdown in Lincoln!

The oldest Co-event returns for its 13th year! All the details you need are available HERE, and a report from last year’s event is HERE.  Some extra info… If you’re keen to come but need to stay over, you can get 26% off Travelodge bookings with the code BOXINGDAY, if booked by 29/12. The Travelodge you’ll want…

Welcome to the FOCAL Blog!

Hey! This is one of the many planned new features for the website. We’ll be using this as a way of automatically sharing updates about newly confirmed events, publicising new info about forthcoming events, posting up some results. Maybe there’ll also be the occasional fun/enlightening post about Countdown event history, or some interviews, or whatever. So…