New event confirmed: the return of Countdown in King’s Lynn on May 27th!

If you’re in East Anglia and were wondering when our 2017 events bonanza would reach you, wonder no more – Countdown in King’s Lynn returns for its third year, held as ever on the May Bank Holiday weekend! If you’re not acquainted with the Norfolk market town, the organiser and long-time community legend Mike Brown has…

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……

FOCAL 2017 is underway, following a fantastic Countdown in Lincoln…

Countdown in Lincoln was only our first event of the year, but we broke a record! An astonishing 52 people turned up to North Hykeham last Saturday to play Countdown, breaking the attendance record by 2 people and seeing the return of George Ford (one of the few Countdown contestants to have his own Facebook fan…

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…

Yesterday was our most viewed day ever!

323 views breaks our previous record by 8. I have no idea why the gallery and the picture below, along with other Glasgow photos, were so popular on Facebook yesterday, but if it leads to more people signing up to Lincoln, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, London and Waterford, who’s complaining? Here’s to many, many more views in…

The 12 Years of COLIN

COLIN – Countdown in Lincoln – is, famously, our longest-running event. Set up in 2005 by Series 46 champion Ben Wilson and returning every year since then, it’s doubled in size since its inception and despite being a bit awkward to get to, has become practically folkloric in the murky Countdown underworld. This year’s COLIN events are…

Need to stay over for Countdown in Leeds?

As our most recently-announced tournament, you may have started to look at Yorkshire accommodation options for the weekend of Countdown in Leeds. Luckily, eagle-eyed Focaller Mark Mills (one of the stars of our What’s An Event Like? page) has noticed that there’s a sale on at The Village Hotel in Headingley, north Leeds, just a 2 mile…