Lincoln and Bristol, the 2 oldest Co-events, return for 2018!

The Co-event scene has been going since 2005, so it’s fitting that the first two events to be held in and announced for 2018 are the two oldest events! COLIN – or Countdown in Lincoln – has been running every year since 2005, and was joined in 2014 by a Sunday event, aptly named The…

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…

FOCAL’s biggest side project yet – introducing the H2H-o-Matic!

FOCAL are delighted to announce the release of the H2H-o-Matic, a programme which documents – as far as has proven possible – every game result in Co-event history! Players can see how many events they’ve been to, how many games they’ve won, and their head-to-head records with everyone, as well as the score/location of each…

The FOCAL standings have finally been updated…

Don’t all stampede at once, but click here to find out where you are after CO:LON, who the new top 8 are, and what they look like! There’s also a brand new trivia page on the FOCAL standings document, which covers all of Co-event history. Want to know something that’s not on there? Ask, and we’ll see what…

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…

FOCAL’s Bring A Buddy initiative…

43 new players attended FOCAL tournaments in 2016 – the 2nd highest number of new players since tournaments began! But we want to meet more new people! So we came up with a plan. For every friend, other half, family member, work colleague or randomer off the street that you convince to come and play at an event…

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…

One month until our first event of 2017… Countdown in Lincoln!

The oldest Co-event returns for its 13th year! All the details you need are available HERE, and a report from last year’s event is HERE.  Some extra info… If you’re keen to come but need to stay over, you can get 26% off Travelodge bookings with the code BOXINGDAY, if booked by 29/12. The Travelodge you’ll want…