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2020–22 FOCAL season

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The 2020–22 FOCAL season is the current season of FOCAL.

The season was heavily disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and most tournaments were cancelled.

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Changes from 2019

The main change between 2019 and 2020–22 was the move to a new scoring system, following complaints the previous system was heavily biased in favour of middling performances at big tournaments over superstar performances at smaller ones. Whilst a distinction over the number of entrants was retained, such a bias was the basis of the new system, designed by Gevin, and uses the formula of (1 − [position] ÷ ([players] + 1)) × 1000. For an event that has 50 entrants, therefore, the winner now receives 980 points.

Cancelled events due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Manchester returned to the calendar after no event in 2018 and 2019 there, whilst Edinburgh moved to later in the year. A Leeds event returned, but would be played using Goatdown rather than standard Countdown. A new event in Peterborough was planned, replacing the Cambridge event. Several events, usually on the calendar, had not been announced prior to the pandemic, and it is therefore unknown whether they would have been continued or not. Several events were cancelled, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Events in West Yorkshire and Blackpool were planned and announced after the re-opening of pubs in the UK, but had to be cancelled.

It has been confirmed that 2020, 2021, and 2022 will merge, rather than 2020 being cancelled outright.

Events

Round Event Location Date Entrants Winner
1 COLIN XVI Lincoln 25 January 2020 46 Jonathan Wynn
2 COLIN XVI: The Hangover Lincoln 26 January 2020 34 Jack Worsley
3 Co:Man2020 Manchester 15 February 2020 33 Tom Carey
CoNuT 2020 Newcastle 28 March 2020
Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
CO:York 2020 York 18 April 2020
Co:LON 2020 London 16 May 2020
CoPet Peterborough 6 June 2020
CoEdi5 Edinburgh 27 June 2020
4 Co:Wat?! 2020 Waterford 15 August 2020 21 Edward Byrne
Co:WY 2020 West Yorkshire 5 September 2020
Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Co Blackpool 2020 Blackpool 10 October 2020
Goat:Leeds 2020 Leeds 7 November 2020
2020 FOCAL finals
CoPet 2021 Peterborough 12 June 2021
5 Co:Wat?! 2021 Waterford 24 July 2021
6 Co-Blackpool 2021 Blackpool 14 August 2021
2021 FOCAL finals
Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
7 COLIN XVII Lincoln 29 January 2022
8 COLIN XVII: The Hangover Lincoln 30 January 2022
GF 2022 FOCAL finals tbc tbc
* COLIN XVII was originally scheduled for January 2021, but was postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Points table

Pos. Entrant 2020 2021 2022 Points
LIN LHO MAN WAT WAT BLA LIN LHO
1 Jack Worsley 2 1 2 2869
2 Callum Todd 3 3 6 2674
3 Tom Carey 11 5 1 2594
4 James Haughton 13 2 3 2578
5 Edward Byrne 6 13 1 2456
6 Bradley Horrocks 12 4 16 2160
7 Zubair Patel 15 10 9 2130
8 James Robinson 32 11 4 1887
9 Paul Worsley 23 7 15 1870
10 Tom Cappleman 4 6 1744
11 Dave Ryan 25 16 14 1588
12 Tracey Mills 16 14 23 1584
13 Jonathan Wynn 1 17 1493
14 Gevin Chapwell 18 9 1360
15 Jonathan De Souza 21 7 1347
16 Jen Steadman 20 8 1345
17 Graeme Cole 9 18 1295
18 Matt Bayfield 19 12 1253
19 Anthony Endsor 22 11 1208
20 Paul Anderson 17 19 1095
21 Suzy Turner 40 21 19 976
22 Jeff Clayton 14 26 959
23 Tim Down 31 15 911
24 Brendan Duke 2 909
25 Rob Foster 5 894
26 Chris Marshall 38 21 24 871
27 George Armstrong 39 25 20 868
28 Hazel Drury 3 864
29 Richard Williams 5 853
30 Dinos Sfyris 7 851
31 Conor Travers 8 830
32 Damian McEvoy 4 818
33 Jon O'Neill 10 787
34 Sean Lonergan 5 773
35 Chris Kirby 8 765
36 Sam Prouse 27 24 740
37 Fiona Titcombe 29 31 26 732
38 Michelle Jackson 6 727
39 Stewart Gordon 33 20 727
40 Stephen Read 10 706
41 Kevin Jackson 7 682
42 Tim Hebbes 24 29 660
43 Phil Stanton 30 34 25 656
44 Jamie Rawson 12 647
45 Jessamine O'Connor 8 636
46 Kai Laddiman 13 618
47 Shane Heylin 9 591
48 Roger Stevens 10 545
49 Mark McDonell 11 500
50 Phil Hulme 17 500
51 Ned Pendleton 35 27 484
52 Martin Thomas 18 471
53 Andy Platt 25 457
54 Finola Jackson 12 455
55 Jerry Humphreys 37 28 413
56 Tom Drohan 13 409
57 Matt Morrison 28 404
58 Nathan Pace 21 382
59 George Drury 14 364
60 Rachel Perkins 46 23 364
61 Matty Artell 22 353
62 Liam Holton 15 318
63 Mike Brown 34 277
64 Clodagh Irish 16 273
65 Mark Mills 41 33 32 244
66 Heather Badcock 36 234
67 Elaine McCormick Dunne 17 227
68 Ben Mills 42 32 33 221
69 Mike Springett 44 30 207
70 Sam Hodkin 27 206
71 Liam T Davis 18 182
72 Callum Carton 28 176
73 David Hilton 29 149
74 Mary McDonald 19 136
75 Adam Dexter 30 118
76 Richard Finnegan 20 91
77 Jacob Coventry-Peters 31 88
78 James Laverty 43 85
79 Sabrina Fleming 21 45
80 Steve Hawdon 45 43
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