Want to see what you’re letting yourself in for? Have an array of photos from events past and present…
Manchester 2017: Stephen with his trophy.
Manchester 2017: Champion Stephen with organisers Jack and Matty.
Manchester 2017: Runner-up Rob with his prizes.
Manchester 2017: Pre-final japery.
Manchester 2017: A more sedate pre-final photo.
Manchester 2017: Audience giggles during the final.
Manchester 2017: It wouldn’t be a Co-event if Callum weren’t making a stupid face.
Manchester 2017: Michelle gives herself a good fisting.
Manchester 2017: Phil oversees a game between Anthony and newbie Kath!
Manchester 2017: Play nicely, children !
Manchester 2017: Mark and Zarte chatting.
Manchester 2017: Thumbs up 1.
Manchester 2017: Thumbs up 2.
Lincoln 2017: One of the enduring tropes of a COLIN weekend is Mark and Graeme’s bromance.
Lincoln 2017: Callum and Dylan are riveted by Andy and a rubber band. He’s just that charismatic.
Lincoln 2017: Tim and Lauren reeeally love COLIN.
Lincoln 2017: The final between Conor and Dylan gets underway.
Lincoln 2017: Friendships forged many COLINs ago are still going strong.
Lincoln 2017: The final of the unofficial COLIN quiz. Tensions are not that high.
Lincoln 2017: The winning team from the unofficial COLIN quiz – Tim, Jen, Tom and Graeme.
Lincoln Hangover 2017: Newly-engaged Countdown couple Adam and Lucy celebrate their impending nuptials!
Lincoln Hangover 2017: Notly-engaged Countdown couple Mark and Graeme celebrate their love. (We’re still waiting for the proposal. Maybe next year?)
Lincoln Hangover 2017: Another photo trope of COLIN – Matt’s Mobot of despair.
Lincoln Hangover 2017: Jono, Stephen and Jack.
Lincoln Hangover 2017: Lucy and Mike.
Lincoln 2017: Tom, Lauren and Ryan.
Lincoln 2017: Callum loves COLIN, and so will you.
Birmingham 2016: FOCAL Finals finalists Jack and Giles prepare for the crucial conundrum that will decide the year’s champion…
Birmingham 2016: FOCAL 2016 runner-up and style champion Giles shows off his Christmas jumper.
Birmingham 2016: A more plush venue than usual!
Glasgow Hangover 2016: Playing a spot of post-Countdown group Sporcle.
Glasgow Hangover 2016 winner: JAMES ROBINSON
Glasgow 2016: No hard feelings between finalists Innis and James.
Glasgow 2016: Veteran and head of the Edinburgh Countdown Club, Nita Marr, looks apprehensive.
Glasgow 2016: The event often begins on Friday night, with players meeting up to eat, drink and catch up before the Countdowning begins.
Huddersfield 2016: A group of wild Countdowners poses with Jason and Penny Larsen, who flew 5,000 miles from Seattle to be at the tournament!
Huddersfield 2016: an array of prizes on offer.
Huddersfield 2016: Pointless winners, Tom and Jack.
Huddersfield 2016: John, also from Seattle, enjoys his first ever Countdown tournament/trip to England.
Huddersfield 2016: Losing semi finalists’ ‘sad selfie’.
Huddersfield 2016: Playing Pointless.
Huddersfield 2016: Michelle gets lairy.
Dublin 2016: Group selfie!
Dublin 2016: First-timer Matt Tassier winning the pool competition!
Dublin 2016: Pool champion Matt gets a bit lairy in the heady rush of victory.
Dublin 2016: Adam shows off his own Countdown t-shirt.
Dublin 2016: The final between former McSeriesWinners; Edward McCullagh and Dan McColm battle it out.
Dublin 2016: Prizegiving after Ed edges it.
Dublin 2016: Hard at work.
MK 2016: Jen, Tracey and Mark – but which is which?
MK 2016: Ryan Taylor meets his doppelganger, who works at Milton Keynes Wetherspoons.
MK 2016: Eddy, Mark and Peter snuggle up in the pub.
Milton Keynes 2016: Champion James celebrates his win.
MK 2016: titans of the game Jack Worsley and Dylan Taylor enjoy themselves.
MK 2016: Welcoming Ciaran, the first deaf player on Countdown, to Milton Keynes with some awkwardly remembered sign language.
Nottingham 2016: Zubair referees Zarte and Callum’s Flake fight, showcasing the mature nature of Co-events.
Nottingham 2016 winner: JACK WORSLEY
St Albans 2016: Jessica, Natasha and Mauro Pratesi show that FOCAL’s fun for all the family.
King’s Lynn 2016: The final begins…
King’s Lynn 2016: More cheerful posing.
King’s Lynn 2016: Post-final posing.
King’s Lynn 2016: Matty
King’s Lynn 2016: Stewart hosts Toby and Alan.
King’s Lynn 2016: Third placed James Robinson.
King’s Lynn 2016: Post-event pub.
CoLeeds 2016: organiser Callum finds his calling as a programme seller.
Leeds 2016: Jen and Tracey are sisterrrrs doing it for themselves.
Bristol 2016: Graeme gets a glamorous makeover.
Bristol 2016: Our winner, Jack Hurst, receives his trophy.
Bristol 2016: Callum makes an interesting face.
Bristol 2016: Organiser Mark Murray gets his drink on.
Bristol 2016: Adam prays for divine help during the tournament.
Bristol 2016: The two finalists, Jack Hurst and Jack Worsley.
Bristol 2016: The dynamic presenting duo of Jeff and Mark!
Bristol 2016: Amie and Zarte have a natter between rounds.
Lincoln 2014: Mark and Graeme’s bromance, part 1.
Lincoln 2015: Mark and Graeme’s bromance, part 2.
Lincoln 2016: Mark and Graeme’s bromance, part 3.
Lincoln 2016: a wild group of Countdowners appeared!
Lincoln 2016: Zarte gets his grump on.
Lincoln 2016: Mark and Graeme get bromantic at the local Little Chef before the Countdowning starts.
Dublin 2015: Finalists James and Kevin fit in some posing before their final.
Dublin 2015: Chris, Eoin and Heather in jovial spirits.
Nottingham 2015: Tracey falls over during a heated lunchtime game of football.
Nottingham 2015: Andy shows off the more stylish side of a Co event.
Nottingham 2015: group photo!
Nottingham 2015: Tracey can’t get enough of the CoNot lifestyle.
Nottingham 2015: John and Zubair are all smiles.
King’s Lynn 2015: Finalists Graeme and Rob show off their trophies.
King’s Lynn 2015: Jayne and Matt, ready to go.
King’s Lynn 2015: The boys get their thinking caps on.
King’s Lynn 2015: Lauren and Phyl take a breather from the gameplay.
Glasgow 2015: A post-tournament group meal.
Lincoln 2015: Graeme models Jen’s tiara.
Lincoln 2015: Jono gets a stunning makeover.