Edinburgh 2022

FOCAL returns to Scotland in October 2022 as event host extraordinaire James Robinson takes us north of the border…


Date: Saturday 15th October 2022
Venue: The New Melville Bridge Club, 1 Pinkhill, Edinburgh EH12 7BA
Admission: £10, payable here
Refreshments: We hope to have the bar open, confirmation to follow.
Start time: Doors open at 10am for a prompt 11am start.
Presented by: James Robinson
Finishes by: 6pm
Wheelchair accessible?: Yes

FOCAL is returning to the Scottish capital for the first time since 2019, and this time is none other than our reigning Edinburgh champ James Robinson!

The event will take place at the New Melville Bridge Club in Corstorphine, a short journey by bus or car (or a somewhat longer walk) west of the city centre. Doors open from 10:30 for an 11:00 start. There is also a Holiday Inn located just across the road for those of you travelling from further afield.



We are hoping to have the on site bar open, which serves a selection of sandwiches and light bites. We will confirm whether or not this is the case shortly.

You are otherwise very welcome to bring your own lunch, but we would recommend sorting this before arriving at the venue as options in the local area are limited.

We will use the three-to-a-table format, originally invented by the Edinburgh Countdown Club in the 1980s and latterly adopted as the Lincoln format. Everyone plays six 9-round games over the course of the day, and hosts another three on their tables. After six games, the top two players will be invited to contest a Grand Final to decide an overall winner.


The admission price is set at £10. Payments are available:

– By PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/JRTerrier7/10) (PLEASE DON’T FORGET – Choose the “Family/Friends” option on payment.);
– By phone (number available on request);
– By cheque (address available on request).

The venue is really well served by public transport. Lothian Buses stop outside the front door; the venue is also on the line of their route 100 between the Airport and City Centre — have a look at their website or download the Transport for Edinburgh app.

Staying over?
As you’d expect in any capital city, there is a wealth of guesthouses and hotels, as well as the Holiday Inn across the road from the venue.

Facebook page for this event: https://fb.me/e/2DaxQUmAo

Attending or organising a FOCAL event is subject to the FOCAL Code of Conduct.

Page last updated 24/06/22.