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…

Countdown in Waterford report: The Afterword

The perfect venue, in the perfect setting… but then, as proof of the existence of a piss-taking God, it got plonked right in the back-arse of rural Ireland, making for a very hard sell to a fanbase that is largely UK-based. When the news came in that there were no flights operating out of Waterford…

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…

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 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…

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…