Countdown in Waterford report: The Afterword

The perfect venue, in the perfect setting… but then, as proof of the existence of a piss-taking God, it got plonked right in the back-arse of rural Ireland, making for a very hard sell to a fanbase that is largely UK-based. When the news came in that there were no flights operating out of Waterford…

A very long-overdue update…

Apologies for the silence! This is just a quickie (wahey) to summarise the highlights of the last few months: FOSTER’S ON FIRE: Rob Foster is yet to appear on the show, but he’s the man to beat at our events at the moment. A community veteran, he’s won 3 of the last 4 FOCAL tournaments…

Countdown in Bournemouth 2017 report: read all about our south-coast shenanigans!

by Jeff Clayton 21 people signed up for Sean Fletcher‘s inaugural FOCAL Countdown tournament in Bournemouth, held at Hotel Celebrity near the East Cliff and its glorious views of the south coast. The event helped to generate new interest in FOCAL locally from Bournemouth, Christchurch, Weymouth and neighbouring Hampshire, but the tournament was well represented…

FOCAL’s biggest side project yet – introducing the H2H-o-Matic!

FOCAL are delighted to announce the release of the H2H-o-Matic, a programme which documents – as far as has proven possible – every game result in Co-event history! Players can see how many events they’ve been to, how many games they’ve won, and their head-to-head records with everyone, as well as the score/location of each…

The FOCAL standings have finally been updated…

Don’t all stampede at once, but click here to find out where you are after CO:LON, who the new top 8 are, and what they look like! There’s also a brand new trivia page on the FOCAL standings document, which covers all of Co-event history. Want to know something that’s not on there? Ask, and we’ll see what…

A much overdue FOCAL update

Apologies for the long silence! Can’t get the staff, etc. RECENT TOURNAMENT: Countdown in London, held last Saturday (6th May), shattered our attendance record by getting 68 people along, including 22 new players! A report will be posted in due course, complete with fabulous photos, enthused quotes and rude conundrum scrambles from the day. FORTHCOMING TOURNAMENTS: Sign…

The first Countdown in Manchester was hopefully the first of many…

Given that it’s generally regarded as England’s second city and that Countdown films next door in Salford, it’s a bit weird that this was only the first Countdown in Manchester tournament. But somehow it was – and what a success it was, getting a stonking 33 people in, including 6 first-time players! After three rounds, there…