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Full standings for the year, details about events, a FAQs section for newcomers, and pictures from previous tournaments can be found at the '''[http://http://focalcountdown.co.uk/ FOCAL website]''' .
Full standings for the year, details about events, a FAQs section for newcomers, and pictures from previous tournaments can be found at the '''[http://http://focalcountdown.co.uk/ FOCAL website]''' .
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==Events on the 2016 calendar==
 
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*[[Countdown in Lincoln 2016]] and [[The Hangover]] on January 30th/31st
 
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*[[Countdown in Bristol 2016]] on February 27th
 
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*[[Countdown in Leeds 2016]] on April 30th '''NEW EVENT'''
 
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*[[Countdown in King's Lynn 2016]] on May 28th
 
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*[[Countdown in St Albans 2016]] on July 2nd
 
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*[[Countdown in Nottingham 2016]] on July 23rd
 
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*[[Countdown in Milton Keynes 2016]] on August 20th
 
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*[[Countdown in Dublin 2016]] on September 10th
 
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*[[Countdown in Huddersfield 2016]] on October 8th
 
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*[[Countdown in Glasgow 2016]] and CoGlasgowOnThen on November 12th/13th
 
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*The FOCAL Finals/[[Countdown in Birmingham 2016]] on December 3rd '''NEW EVENT'''
 
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*[[Countdown in Manchester 2017]] on March 11th '''NEW EVENT'''
*[[Countdown in Manchester 2017]] on March 11th '''NEW EVENT'''
*[[Countdown in Leeds 2017]] on April 1st
*[[Countdown in Leeds 2017]] on April 1st
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*[[Countdown in London 2017]] on May 6th '''NEW EVENT'''
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*[[CoLon 2017]] on May 6th '''NEW EVENT'''
*[[Countdown in King's Lynn 2017]] on May 27th
*[[Countdown in King's Lynn 2017]] on May 27th
*[[Countdown in Waterford 2017]] on June 17th '''NEW EVENT'''
*[[Countdown in Waterford 2017]] on June 17th '''NEW EVENT'''

Revision as of 19:36, 27 June 2017

FOCAL is the voluntary organisation responsible for organising the vast majority of unofficial Countdown tournaments since 2016. The organisation's name is an acronym for Finals Of the Co-event Annual League. Perhaps coincidentally, "focal" also means "word" in the Irish language.

Players play in events across the British Isles throughout the year, with the top 8 highest ranked players at the end of the year receiving free entry into the finals event in Birmingham, held alongside a normal tournament that is open to everyone. 2016's FOCAL Champion was Series 66 champion Jack Worsley. Impressively, Worsley topped the standings going into the Finals despite having played a tournament less than the six players below him.

Rated events in 2016 were hosted in Lincoln, Bristol, Leeds, King's Lynn, St Albans, Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Dublin, Huddersfield and Glasgow. All events are hosted on a Saturday, with the exception of two 'hangover' events, held on the Sundays in Lincoln and Glasgow as secondary events.

The organisation was the brainchild of Series 69 contestant and .co.mk organiser Zarte Siempre in mid-2015. The team is currently chaired by Series 70 champion Mark Murray, organiser of the 2015 and 2016 Countdown in Bristol tournaments.

Full standings for the year, details about events, a FAQs section for newcomers, and pictures from previous tournaments can be found at the FOCAL website .


Events on the 2017 calendar

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