The first Countdown in Manchester was hopefully the first of many…

Given that it’s generally regarded as England’s second city and that Countdown films next door in Salford, it’s a bit weird that this was only the first Countdown in Manchester tournament. But somehow it was – and what a success it was, getting a stonking 33 people in, including 6 first-time players! After three rounds, there…

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…

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…