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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.

Original 2020 calendar

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.

Cancelled events due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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 during the summer 2020 relaxation of restrictions, but had to be cancelled due to the onset of the second wave over the 2020–21 winter.

It has been confirmed that 2020, 2021, and 2022 will merge, rather than 2020 being cancelled outright. This meant that some events will take place up to three times over the course of the championship: Waterford (twice) was able to go ahead between February 2020 and August 2021.

COLIN was initially planned in its usual January slot for 2021, but was postponed initially to May 2021, before being cancelled outright as an event. As COLIN has adopted a roman numeral numbering system since COLIN X in 2014, the COLIN XVII name and its "hangover" spin-off are shown here as being postponed to January 2022, rather than being cancelled.

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 22 Edward Byrne
6 Co-Blackpool 2021 Blackpool 14 August 2021 55 Bradley Horrocks
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 Eddy Byrne 6 13 1 1 8 4270
2 Jack Worsley 2 1 2 6 3762
3 Callum Todd 3 3 6 7 3549
4 James Haughton 13 2 3 2 3542
5 Thomas Carey 11 5 1 13 3362
6 Bradley Horrocks 12 4 16 1 3142
7 James Robinson 32 11 4 3 2833
8 Zubair Patel 15 10 9 30 2594
9 Tracey Mills 16 14 23 14 2334
10 Dave Ryan 25 16 14 26 2124
11 Paul Worsley 23 7 15 43 2102
12 Anthony Endsor 22 11 15 1940
13 Rob Foster 5 4 1823
14 Brendan Duke 2 2 1822
15 Paul Anderson 17 19 18 1774
16 Thomas Cappleman 4 6 1744
17 George Armstrong 39 25 20 9 1707
18 Suzy Turner 40 21 19 17 1672
19 Dinos Sfyris 7 10 1672
20 Sean Lonergan 5 6 1512
21 Jonathan Wynn 1 17 1493
22 Stewart Gordon 33 20 16 1441
23 Jeff Clayton 14 26 29 1441
24 Jessamine O'Connor 8 5 1419
25 Michelle Jackson 6 8 1379
26 Gevin Chapwell 18 9 1360
27 Jonathan De Souza 21 7 1347
28 Jennifer Steadman 20 8 1345
29 Stephen Read 10 22 1313
30 Phil Stanton 30 34 25 20 1299
31 Graeme Cole 9 18 1295
32 Andy Platt 25 11 1261
33 Matt Bayfield 19 12 1253
34 Kevin Jackson 7 11 1204
35 Fiona Titcombe 29 31 26 32 1161
36 Chris Marshall 38 21 24 42 1121
37 Mark McDonnell 11 10 1065
38 Roger Stevens 10 12 1023
39 Tim Down 31 15 911
40 Matthew Brockwell 5 911
41 Finola Jackson 12 13 890
42 Troy Prendergast 3 870
43 Hazel Drury 3 864
44 Richard Williams 5 853
45 Elaine McCormick Dunne 17 10 836
46 Conor Travers 8 830
47 Gerry Tynan 4 826
48 Damian McEvoy 4 818
49 Jon O'Neill 10 787
50 Elliott Mellor 12 786
51 Chris Kirby 8 765
52 Sam Prouse 27 24 740
53 Alan O'Sullivan 7 696
54 Adam Dexter 30 24 689
55 Robin McKay 19 661
56 Tim Hebbes 24 29 660
57 Jamie Rawson 12 647
58 Rachael Montgomery 21 625
59 Liam Holton 15 16 622
60 Kai Laddiman 13 618
61 Shane Heylin 9 591
62 James Burley 23 589
63 Darren Godfrey 25 554
64 Nathan Pace 21 48 525
65 Phil Hannan 27 518
66 Phil Hulme 17 500
67 Stu Harkness 28 500
68 Ned Pendleton 35 27 484
69 Martin Thomas 18 471
70 Adam Latchford 30 464
71 Jerry Humphreys 37 28 413
72 Paul Welsh 33 411
73 Tom Drohan 13 409
74 Matt Morrison 28 404
75 Liam T Davis 18 18 399
76 Ashwin Abinashi 34 393
77 Sarah Tynan 14 391
78 Rachel Perkins 46 23 55 382
79 Matthew S Rutherford 35 375
80 George Drury 14 364
81 Coral Heath 36 357
82 Matty Artell 22 353
83 Sarah Langan 15 348
84 David Hilton 29 45 343
85 Fiona Thorne 37 339
86 Callum Carton 28 47 337
87 Alan Jones 38 321
88 Dan Byrom 39 304
89 Jason Turner 40 286
90 Mike Brown 34 277
91 Clodagh Irish 16 273
92 Fred Whibley 41 268
93 Mary Grehan 17 261
94 Mark Mills 41 33 32 244
95 Heather Badcock 36 234
96 Ben Mills 42 32 33 221
97 Joseph Bartram 44 214
98 Mike Springett 44 30 207
99 Sam Hodkin 27 206
100 Steven Grady 46 179
101 Annalisa Byrne 19 174
102 Mary McDonald 19 136
103 Annette Martin 20 130
104 Taz Turner 49 125
105 Chloe Jones 50 107
106 Richard Finnegan 20 91
107 Lesley Anne Jeavons 51 89
108 Jacob Coventry-Peters 31 88
109 Dick Winters 21 87
110 James Laverty 43 85
111 Tasneem Rana 52 71
112 Mike Brailsford 53 54
113 Sabrina Fleming 21 45
114 Mo Fakhar Usman 22 43
115 Steve Hawdon 45 43
116 Dave Lord 54 36
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Top 10 finish
Blue Other finish
White Did not participate
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