Manchester 2020

Date: Saturday 15th February 2020

Venue: The 1837 Bar at Alston Bar & Beef, Corn Exchange, Cathedral Street, Manchester, M4 3TR

Admission: £16 (including canape lunch), see below for payment details.

Start time: 11am (doors open at 10:30)
Finish time: 5:30pm
Hosted by: Innis Carson
Games to be played: 6 plus Grand Final
Wheelchair accessible?: Yes

Our CoMan2020 venue: the swanky-looking 1837 bar at Alston Bar & Beef

Manchester (/Salford) has, since 2009, been where brave wordsmiths and arithmeticians have ventured in order to test their mettle in the famous Countdown studios. This year, however, you’ll have a chance to come here and juggle some letters and numbers in a rather more relaxed setting…

Manchester 2017: Thumbs up 1.

That’s right – three years after the inaugural Countdown in Manchester event, Countdown is coming home again! The ever-reliable Innis Carson isdelighted to invite you to CoMan 2020 – a friendly tournament in which you can play some games of Countdown with like-minded people, and perhaps even win some (sentimentally) valuable prizes. For those of you who are familiar with tournaments like this, this one will be played in the ‘Edinburgh style’, in groups of 3 with one person acting as ‘host’ and the other two playing.

If you’d like to take part, you can reserve a place by sending an entry fee of £16 (which includes a generous selection of canapes) by PayPal to – if you’re not a PayPal user, just get in touch and we’ll sort out an alternative. We strongly recommend that you sign up in advance of the event – not only will it help us to prepare, but seating is limited at the venue (48 at most) and it’ll ensure you avoid disappointment if there’s high demand. And if you have any dietary requirements at all, please do let us know so we can make sure you’ll be catered for!

All are very welcome to take part, whether you’ve been to tournaments like this before or not – if you have any queries at all about the event, please feel free to get in touch and we’ll be very happy to discuss.

Manchester 2017: Champion Stephen with organisers Jack and Matty.