Pierless Todd Towers Over Opposition in Blackpool

Host Mark Mills and (spoilers) champion Callum Todd team up to bring you this report from our latest event, on the Lancashire coast. Just one day shy of a year to the day since last year’s debut bash in Cleveleys, host Mark Mills brought his Blackpool event back this year for a run-out in his new premises…

Todd takes t’title in all-Yorkshire showdown on Merseyside

Our intrepid reporter George Armstrong was on hand for FOCAL’s first foray into Liverpool… Following a very successful début gig in Leamington Spa back in 2013, Andy Platt and Dan McColm reprised hosting duties on 21st September to welcome 27 entrants to the Cross Keys pub in the centre of Liverpool — their first event…

Fancy getting involved in FOCAL? We want to hear from you!

FOCAL is the unofficial circuit for Countdown tournaments across the UK and Ireland. It is run by volunteers who book venues and organise different themed events which are generating repeat interest and growing in popularity. We run tournaments in community halls, churches, hotel conference suites… even football stadiums! We consistently cover all of our costs and…

Waterford photo album; Top 20 table update.

Destination southeast Ireland for a seaside trip to Waterford on Saturday 27th July, as Eoin Jackson welcomed 19 entrants to an all-Irish gig at the Woodstown Activity Centre. The heats stage consisted of five matches, using the nine-round format, which returned three players on five wins… This was followed by three finals matches which were…

Worsley supreme again at West Yorks sellout

FOCAL was back in West Yorkshire on Saturday 13th July as James Robinson and Callum Todd welcomed 32 entrants to the Lightcliffe Golf Club, just outside Halifax. This was a Bristol-format event using big screen graphics, ably driven by Callum whilst James compered the room. Similar to their previous events in Huddersfield, this tournament began…

May Day update: FOCAL league table for the year so far…

First, a look at the Top 20 after five events in Lincoln, Edinburgh, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and York. Rank order is by total FOCAL Points, then best finish at a single event. Players score FOCAL Points just for turning up, and every participant adds two points to the best possible result. The main event at Lincoln drew…

Haughton triumphs in push-pull final on Tyneside

  Before the Grand Final… Luke Johnson-Davies and James Haughton. …and after: James won 94-91, trailing by 18 points at half-time but 13 ahead going into the last conundrum. Pictured collecting the winner’s salver and his prizes from host James Robinson. FOCAL returned to Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Saturday 23rd March as James Robinson and Callum Todd…