Edinburgh 2020

Please note that due to uncertainty around public gatherings caused by Co-vid19, the organiser of this event has requested that sign-ups are currently suspended.

2020 host Callum with 2019 hosts Innis and Zarte, and 2019 winner James

Date: Saturday 27th June 2020
Venue: The New Melville Bridge Club, 1 Pinkhill (just off Corstorphine Road), Edinburgh, EH12 7BA
Admission: £12, payable via PayPal
Doors open: 10am
Start time: 11am
Finish time: 6pm
Hosted by: Callum Todd
Games to be played: At least six (but hopefully eight), plus Grand Final
Wheelchair accessible?: Yes

Co:Edi is back! After its successful revival last year by Innis Carson and Zarte Siempre, who have now moved their February event to Manchester, stewardship of the Scottish capital event has been handed over to former Co:Leeds host Callum Todd for 2020, proving that English colonialism is not yet dead.

The venue shall be the same as last year, the impressive New Melville Bridge Club, located just off Corstorphine Road, a good distance from both central Edinburgh and the airport. We give our thanks to Iain Sime for recommending the venue.


Games will be played in the style developed many years ago by the Edinburgh Countdown Club, now known to many as ‘Lincoln-style’, with players being drawn onto tables of three and playing a round-robin of 9-round matches. Hence each player shall play two games per round. Usually events manage three rounds of play, but last year’s Edinburgh saw four! No promises can be made, but Callum hopes to repeat Innis and Zarte’s feat from 2019, so expect to play up to eight heat games.

There is a small bar within the club that should be serving hot drinks and light refreshments throughout the day.

If you want to take part in Co:Edi5, just send the £12 entry fee to Callum via PayPal.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch by sending an e-mail to callum@focalcountdown.co.uk.

We’ll see you in Edinburgh!

Last updated 9/2/20.