Head Honcho Hazel’s Homerun in Irish Double-Header

A week after our blockbuster event in Galyway, our Irish extravaganza concluded with the evergreen Waterford tournament. Host Eoin had unfortunately contracted Covid-19 prior to the weekend, but did a fantastic job of hosting the event remotely with some assistance from Finola on site, as well as Fiona and Tom who joined him following their…

We held a tourney on Irish land but it was won by an Englishman…

FOCAL’s Irish holiday kicked off in style this past weekend as ZoomDown host Paul Anderson welcomed us to his home for a uniquely enjoyable event in County Galway. Borne by planes, trains, automobiles, bicycles, boats and buses, a diaspora of anagramming Brits joined a healthy crowd of local Irish Countdowners last weekend, kicking things off…

Triumphal Todd takes title in Tyneside

FOCAL finally returned to the North East last weekend, this time in the beautiful seaside town of Whitley Bay. Fresh from presenting our Manchester event earlier this year, hosts James and Mark teamed up again to welcome 36 players to Tyneside. The weekend began on Friday night with a trip to a local Indian restaurant,…

Rob storms into the top 8 with a dominant win in London

Last weekend, FOCAL finally returned to London for the first time since 2019 as George Armstrong and Fiona Titcombe teamed up to put on an event for us, with 52 players coming along to take part. In the end, none of them could provide an answer to the unstoppable force of Rob Foster, who comfortably…

Jack’s back with The Masterplan to win in Manchester

Two years on from our last Manchester event, hosts James and Mark brought FOCAL back to the UK’s second city and forty players turned up to take part. There’s A Reason Why so many made the trip; it was a great day. Before the event begun, five of those players took part in the nearby…

Conor wins the double as COLIN returns to kick off the FOCAL 2022 calendar

After a two year wait, our beloved COLIN event finally returned last weekend to kick FOCAL’s 2022 off in style. The double-header event began, as is traditional, at the Fox and Hounds pub on Friday night where Series 80 champion Dinos tackled the burger challenge before the darts tournament was dominated by Team Yorkshire. The…

Two huge FOCAL events confirmed for 2022!

Get your 2022 calendar out and start writing in some dates because FOCAL events are coming thick and fast! After a successful return with events in Waterford and Blackpool in 2021, we’re now looking ahead to next year where we hope to get back to some sort of normality with a nice full calendar of…

Bradley rocks Blackpool to claim first FOCAL event win

After years of being one of FOCAL’s most consistently strong players, Bradley Horrocks finally claimed his first co:event title with a day-long masterclass in Blackpool. Host Mark welcomed 55 eager anagrammers to his hometown and Blackpool proved to be a great host town for the eventgoers with plenty of entertainment on hand. On the eve…

Back-to-back Waterford wins take Eddy top of the table!

It’s been a long wait for a co:event since our last tilt in August 2020 but 11 months on we finally got there – and it turns out you didn’t have to look far to see where we would go next after our last event! Waterford played host to the second FOCAL event running and…