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…

As things stand: results after Bournemouth (18 Aug)

Zarte Siempre has updated the full FOCAL Points table after our Bournemouth tournament, and takes us through the latest movers and shakers in his report… FOCAL 2018 after Event 10 (Bournemouth, mid-August) Position / Name / Number of events / Latest event / Points total / Change 1st – James Robinson – 7 events –…

Bird is the word – twice! – as Chafer-Cook seals win in Bournemouth.

FOCAL returned to the south coast on Saturday 18th August as Sean Fletcher and Jeff Clayton welcomed 19 entrants to the Royal Bath Hotel’s Sea View suite for a second tournament in Bournemouth. Among the contenders, last year’s winner Rob Foster, and some new faces from Hampshire, Essex and Cheshire. Based on the World Cup…

Meals seal the deal for Todd — second successive win of 2018 at Milton Keynes

Yorkshireman Callum Todd took the title at FOCAL Countdown’s Milton Keynes tournament on 4 August with a narrow win over Tim Down in the Grand Final — Callum’s second consecutive title since Cambridge in mid-June. Zarte Siempre and Innis Carson played hosts for a fourth consecutive year in Buckinghamshire as 48 contestants from around the…

Need a place to stay for CoBirmingham on 2nd December? Read on…

To fully enjoy the fun and festivities at our end of year tournament in Birmingham, you might want or need a place to stay for the night. Luckily, our venue – the Strathallan Hotel – has given us a deal on booking hotel rooms that weekend. We have 14 rooms reserved for the Friday (1st…

Lincoln and Bristol, the 2 oldest Co-events, return for 2018!

The Co-event scene has been going since 2005, so it’s fitting that the first two events to be held in and announced for 2018 are the two oldest events! COLIN – or Countdown in Lincoln – has been running every year since 2005, and was joined in 2014 by a Sunday event, aptly named The…