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…

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…

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…

ONE WEEK LEFT until Countdown in Lincoln 2017!

Next sign-up makes COLIN 2017 the biggest Countdown event EVER! The 50 sign-ups so far for next Saturday matches the record set by Milton Keynes in 2015, but wouldn’t it be cool to start 2017 with a bang? (Bigger is better, after all. 🍆  ) You can also sign up for the Lincoln Hangover event, which is next Sunday. All…

Countdown in Lincoln 2017 is going to be the biggest COLIN of all…

13 is unlucky for some – but not for organiser Ben Wilson, whose 13th Countdown in Lincoln (COLIN) tournament is set to be the biggest one yet! So far, 49 players have signed up to play on the Saturday, breaking 2014‘s record of 47. The Hangover – a smaller, shorter event played on the Sunday – has…

The 12 Years of COLIN

COLIN – Countdown in Lincoln – is, famously, our longest-running event. Set up in 2005 by Series 46 champion Ben Wilson and returning every year since then, it’s doubled in size since its inception and despite being a bit awkward to get to, has become practically folkloric in the murky Countdown underworld. This year’s COLIN events are…