Above: Scenes from Blackpool events past
Date: Saturday 10th September 2022
Venue: Fleetwood Bowling Club, Upper Lune Street, Fleetwood, Fy7 6BP
Admission: £5, payable here
Start time: 10:30am (doors open at 9:30am)
Finish time: approx. 6pm
Hosted by: Mark Mills
Games to be played: 6, plus Grand Final
Wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Blackpool is back as host Mark Mills returns, this time in the nearby town of Fleetwood.
Getting to the venue
The venue is right next to Fleetwood Bus and Tram Terminus, so if you are staying in Blackpool and not driving, simply get on a tram that is heading to Fleetwood and get a 24 hour ticket which are just below a Fiver at time of writing. It lasts for 24 hours from the time you buy it and you can use it on the buses as well; the buses also terminate at the same place as the trams: right next to the venue.
How the tournament works
Blackpool is a Lincoln-style event. Three rounds of games across the day, with three players to a table in each round. One person hosts/adjudicates while the other two play and pick their letters and numbers in turn.
So you play twice and host once in each round, which means you’ll play six games and host three altogether. (For more details, see ‘How do you play?’ here.)
A Grand Final between the top two players in the table will play out in front of its audience sometime after 5pm, followed by prize giving and closedown by 6pm.
You can secure your place for £5 through PayPal to Mark Mills. Please remember to select the “family/friends” option, as your contribution is voluntary to help cover Mark’s personal costs of organising the event.
Attending or organising a FOCAL event is subject to the FOCAL Code of Conduct.
Last updated: 13/06/21