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…

FOCAL is back for 2021!

It’s been a turbulent year and a half for us all and FOCAL has been no exception. Since the interruption to our event calendar after our Manchester event in February 2020 there has been only one FOCAL event: Eoin Jackson’s Waterford in August 2020. But we’re pleased to announce that the FOCAL ball is rolling…

Worsley Walloped as Carey takes the crown in Manchester

  Fresh from our first events of the year in Lincoln, 33 keen anagrammers showed up to the stylish Alston Bar & Beef in Manchester’s Corn Exchange in mid February for an event hosted by Innis Carson. A wide range of FOCAL eventgoers were present including 2020 League Table kingpin Jack Worsley, former Countdown wunderkind…

The JWs take the Ws at our Lincoln double-header

  Two months on from our 2019 finals in Wolverhampton, FOCAL returned from a winter break with a curtain-raising double event in a Lincoln last weekend. The weekend began with a darts tournament in the Fox and Hounds pub on Friday evening, where 16 avid anagrammers chucked arrows at (or, in some cases, five feet above) a board…

2019 Focal Grand Final video

We’ve put together a video recap of the round-by-round highlights from our recent Grand Final. Our Top Eight contenders from across the UK and Ireland went head-to-head throughout the day (23 November) until there were just two left for a Grand Final showdown — number 1 seed Callum Todd against number 4 seed Bradley Horrocks….

Pierless Todd Towers Over Opposition in Blackpool

Host Mark Mills and (spoilers) champion Callum Todd team up to bring you this report from our latest event, on the Lancashire coast. Just one day shy of a year to the day since last year’s debut bash in Cleveleys, host Mark Mills brought his Blackpool event back this year for a run-out in his new premises…