Manchester 2017

The current home of Countdown gets its first FOCAL event…


Date: Saturday 11th March 2017
Venue: Kro Bar, 325 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PG
Admission: £12
Start time: Doors open 10.30am for an 11.30am start
Presented by: Series 66 champion Jack Worsley and Series 73 non-champion Matty Artell
Games to be played: 6
Finishes by: 7pm
Wheelchair accessible?: No 😦

Matty says… “Hi everyone! We’re very happy to announce that 2017 will bring the first ever Countdown in Manchester, hosted by Series 66 champion Jack Worsley, and Series 73 non-champion Matty Artell.

The games will take the familiar Lincoln format. In each round, each player will play two games and host one, for three rounds (lunch will be after round one), followed by the final between the two top players which will play out as the tournament showpiece.

The venue, Kro Bar, is conveniently located at the University of Manchester campus on Oxford Road, just a short walk or bus ride from either Oxford Road or Piccadilly station (Bus routes 41/42/43/142/143 from Piccadilly Gardens or any stop along Oxford Road will take you right outside the venue). Please note that we’ll be upstairs, so the venue is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

For those of you driving to the event, a NCP is located a 5 minute walk away at the aquatic centre (more creative folk will be able to find alternatives if you don’t fancy taking out a mortgage to pay for parking). There are plenty of accommodation options around Manchester – the nearest (and probably the Standard Method) hotel is the Upper Brook Street Travelodge, just a 10 minute walk from the venue.

A buffet lunch is included in the entry fee (please advise of any dietary requirements and we’ll let the venue know). The event takes place on Saturday 11th March – doors will be 10:30am. The day will start with the first round draw at 11:30am, concluding by 7pm at the latest.

Entry will be £12 per person, payable to Matty Artell – (please message me on here to arrange alternative payment if necessary). Please feel free to get in touch with either Jack or myself with any queries, and we hope to see as many of you as possible on the day!

Please see the C4C post for full confirmed attendance list, which will be updated as we receive them;