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Countdown in Reading, or CO:REA as it is more commonly known, is the name of an annual Countdown tournament held in the town of Reading. It began in 2012, and is organised by Series 64 contestant Tony Atkins.

CO:REA is neither organised by nor part of FOCAL.

The 2018 edition was on Saturday 31st March.

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2012

The 2012 tournament, CO:REA, took place on Saturday 7th April. It was held at Christ Church, in Woodley, just outside Reading. There were 26 contestants, and the competition was won by Series 49 & 60 contestant, James Robinson, who beat Series 64 contestant, Dan McColm, in the final, after winning all 5 preliminary games earlier in the day.

2013

The 2013 tournament, CO:REA 2013, took place on Saturday 30th March. It was held again at Christ Church, in Woodley, just outside Reading. There were 34 contestants, and the competition was won by Series 65 semi-finalist, Mark Deeks, who beat future Series 68 contestant, Giles Hutchings, in the final by a score of 97 – 91.

2014

The 2014 tournament, CO:REA 2014, took place on Saturday 19th April. It was held again at Christ Church, in Woodley, just outside Reading. There were 22 contestants, and the competition was won by Series 66 winner, Jack Worsley, who beat Series 68 winner, Giles Hutchings, in the final by a score of 108 – 93.

2015

The 2015 tournament, CO:REA 2015, took place on Saturday 11th April. It was held again at Christ Church, in Woodley, just outside Reading. There were 24 contestants, and the competition was won by Series 66 winner, Jack Worsley, who beat Series 54 winner, Conor Travers, in the final by a score of 117 – 97.

2016

The 2016 tournament, CO:REA 2016, took place on Saturday 26th March. It was held again at Christ Church, in Woodley, just outside Reading. There were 16 contestants, and the competition was won by Series 72 winner, Thomas Cappleman, who beat Series 74 winner, Paul Erdunast, in the final by a score of 94 – 85.

2017

The 2017 tournament, CO:REA 2017, took place on Saturday 15th April. It was held again at Christ Church, in Woodley, just outside Reading. There were 18 contestants, and the competition was won by strong apterite Rob Foster, who beat Series 65 winner, Graeme Cole, in the final by a score of 99 – 67.

2018

The 2018 tournament, CO:REA 2018, took place on Saturday 31st March. It was held again at Christ Church, in Woodley, just outside Reading. There were 14 contestants, and the competition was won by Series 65 winner and local resident, Graeme Cole, who beat Series 72 winner, Tom Cappleman, in the final by a score of 129 – 102.


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