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…

Countdown in Bournemouth 2017 report: read all about our south-coast shenanigans!

by Jeff Clayton 21 people signed up for Sean Fletcher‘s inaugural FOCAL Countdown tournament in Bournemouth, held at Hotel Celebrity near the East Cliff and its glorious views of the south coast. The event helped to generate new interest in FOCAL locally from Bournemouth, Christchurch, Weymouth and neighbouring Hampshire, but the tournament was well represented…

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…

Missed CoBris? Read our event report here!

Couldn’t make CoBris yesterday? You can read all about it thanks to Jeff Clayton’s comprehensive report… “28 people signed up for Mark Murray’s third annual FOCAL tournament at the Sportsmans Social Club in central Bristol. Along with a handful of new contenders this year, the event was well represented by regulars from the southwest as well as…

New events: BOURNEMOUTH, MILTON KEYNES and GLASGOW tournaments announced!

Scots, Midlanders and those of you on the South Coast – tired of seeing events you can’t get to? You’re going to enjoy this post, because that’s about to change! Happily, we can confirm details for 3 more events – including a BRAND NEW one! Click on the links below to read all about these forthcoming events……

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…

Welcome to the FOCAL Blog!

Hey! This is one of the many planned new features for the website. We’ll be using this as a way of automatically sharing updates about newly confirmed events, publicising new info about forthcoming events, posting up some results. Maybe there’ll also be the occasional fun/enlightening post about Countdown event history, or some interviews, or whatever. So…