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…

Lancashire’s own reach final of first FOCAL tournament in Blackpool.

FOCAL made its debut at the Lancashire coast on Saturday 13th October when 24 entrants gathered at the Cleveleys WMC, as Mark Mills switched roles for the first time from competitor to compere.   Everyone played six 9-round games using the Lincoln table format and by late afternoon, local man Jack Worsley was undefeated returning…

Three in a row for McCullagh, triumphant in all-Irish Dublin final.

  FOCAL returned to the Emerald Isle on Saturday 29th September as Eddy Byrne and Rose Boyle welcomed 17 entrants to J.W. Sweetman in central Dublin for their third annual CoDub. Everyone played eight 9-round games and top of the class by late afternoon was Mark Murray on seven wins and 449 points, followed by…

Throwback Thursday: FOCAL Finals 2017 Report

With our FOCAL Finals event just 2 months away, read on for Jeff’s report from last year’s event…   36 people signed up for FOCAL Countdown’s second end-of-year finals contest in Birmingham at the 4* Hallmark Strathallan Hotel, hosted by Jeff Clayton and Ben Wilson. The event was well represented both by event regulars and…