The FOCAL Finals/CoBirmingham - Saturday 3rd December 2016

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The FOCAL Finals/CoBirmingham - Saturday 3rd December 2016

Post by Jennifer Steadman » Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:36 pm

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Now open for bookings – the FOCAL end-of-year extravaganza!

The culmination of 12 events across the UK & Ireland, join us as the top eight players compete in a Round Robin contest for the title of FOCAL 2016 Champion. And even if you haven’t made the top eight, you can still take part in our Open tournament playing the same matches.

Date: Saturday 3rd December 2016
Venue: Strathallan Hotel, 225 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B16 9RY
Admission: £14
Doors open: 10.30am
Presented by: Jeff Clayton and Ben Wilson
Games to be played: 7 (plus grand FOCAL final)
Finishes by: 7.30pm

The FOCAL Team says… “This new event will take place on Saturday 3 December. Doors open from 10.30am and the draw for the first game is at 11am. All players will take part in seven 9-round games, followed by a showpiece 15-round grand final between the top two players from the Round Robin to complete the year. The event will use a classroom-style format.

Our venue is the four-star Hallmark Strathallan Hotel in Birmingham, just a couple of miles from all central bus and rail hubs and with connections from Birmingham International Airport.


HOW TO BOOK

The entry fee is £14 including a buffet lunch; please advise in advance of any dietary requirements. Refreshments are not included in the price but will be available to purchase. To secure your place, send your entry fee to Chris Marshall, FOCAL Treasurer by PayPal to chrismarshall82@btinternet.com (please remember to select payment to friends & family) or by cheque (address available on request).

Each of the top eight players will have their entry fee refunded, by way of a prize.

Bookings including the buffet lunch can be taken up and until Wednesday 16th November.
After this, entries may still be taken for the full price but players are not guaranteed lunch.



STAYING OVER?

The FOCAL committee has secured dinner, bed & breakfast rates for the nights of Friday 2 and Saturday 3 December at £63 per night for single occupancy, or £89 per night for double or twin occupancy. You can take advantage of this offer on either or both nights. Please email james@focalcountdown.co.uk to request a booking form, or you can download it on our website.

**Hotel room bookings can be taken up to and including Tuesday 1st November.**

Any questions? Email us at focalcountdown@gmail.com.

See you in Birmingham in December!

Attending (37):
Heather Styles
Chris Wright
Zarte Siempre
James Robinson
Rachael Van Faulkenburgh Moore
Harry Hall
Jen Steadman
Tom Cappleman
Eddy Byrne
Thomas Carey
Nathan Pace
Julie McCarthy
Jack Worsley
Mark Murray
Aidan Linge
Jayne Wisniewski
Mike Springett
Gevin Chapwell
Jonathan Wynn
Chris Marshall
Graeme Cole
Jamie Ilett-Jones
Jerry Humphreys
Amie Bateen
Mike Brown
Callum Pickering
Sean Fletcher
Callum Todd
Giles Hutchings
Stephen Read
Matty Artell
Paul Worsley
Sabrina McIntosh
Ben Watson
Adam Dexter
Zubair Patel
Stewart Gordon
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Re: The FOCAL Finals/CoBirmingham - Saturday 3rd December 2016

Post by Jennifer Steadman » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:31 pm

BUMP!

4 sign-ups so far. Guarantee your place now by signing up!
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:59 pm

BUMP!

Up to 10 now! All you have to do to confirm your place is send £14 to our treasurer, Chris Marshall, to his PayPal address at chrismarshall82@btinternet.com. Get on it.
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:25 pm

BUMP!

Past the 20 mark now. Keep the sign-ups coming, we have a huuuge amount of space for y'all
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Re: The FOCAL Finals/CoBirmingham - Saturday 3rd December 2016

Post by Jennifer Steadman » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:56 am

BUMP!

This is two weeks tomorrow! We're up to 31 people SO FAR: that's all 8 finalists and 23 people signed up for the Open tournament (4 of whom are first-timers). But we can have more people! Invite your friends, family and random people you meet on the street! Exclamation marks!
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Re: The FOCAL Finals/CoBirmingham - Saturday 3rd December 2016

Post by Mark Deeks » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:20 pm

Is there parking?
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Re: The FOCAL Finals/CoBirmingham - Saturday 3rd December 2016

Post by Mark Murray » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:22 am

Yep the hotel has a car park which should be good enough for who is driving on the day :)

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Re: The FOCAL Finals/CoBirmingham - Saturday 3rd December 2016

Post by Mark Murray » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:28 pm

Just 7 days left now to get payments in, as I have to pay hotel for remaining lunches on the last day of the month.

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Re: The FOCAL Finals/CoBirmingham - Saturday 3rd December 2016

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:34 pm

Me and Mike Springett are aiming to do the Perry Hall parkrun tomorrow. It's about 5 miles away but we're going to get a taxi. There is a nearer parkrun but it's not happening tomorrow because of some other event.

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Re: The FOCAL Finals/CoBirmingham - Saturday 3rd December 2016

Post by Ben Wilson » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:11 pm

Final results and standings are here- congrats to Jack on being a worth- albeit predictable- champion! :D

STANDINGS

Players are ranked by wins, then points.


The Finals
P W Pts
1 Jack Worsley 7 6 423
2 Giles Hutchings 7 5 443
3 Callum Todd 7 5 428
4 Jen Steadman 7 5 421
5 Tom Carey 7 2 420
6 James Robinson 7 2 412
7 Zarte Siempre 7 2 399
8 Eddy Byrne 7 1 379


Open
P W Pts
1 Stephen Read 7 7 467
2 Tom Cappleman 7 7 439
3 Heather Styles 7 7 418
4 Mark Murray 7 6 421
5 Callum Pickering 7 6 410
6 Jamie Ilett-Jones 7 6 377
7 Graeme Cole 7 5 398
8 Ann Dibben 7 5 394
9 Zubair Patel 7 5 385
10 Stewart Gordon 7 5 371
11 Jonathan Wynn 7 4 392
12 Matty Artell 7 4 378
13 Sean Fletcher 7 4 356
14 Adam Dexter 7 3 359
15 Chris Marshall 7 3 344
16 Jerry Humphreys 7 3 341
17 Jayne Wisniewski 7 2 354
18 Toby Pereira 7 2 316
19 Julie McCarthy 7 2 292
20 Mike Brown 7 1 329
21 Mike Springett 7 1 316
22 Paul Worsley 7 1 313
23 Aidan Linge 7 1 276
24 Nathan Pace 7 1 235
25 Sabrina McIntosh 7 0 176
26 Ben Watson 7 0 156


RESULTS

Round 1

The Finals
Jack Worsley 57 - 55 Giles Hutchings
Jen Steadman 66 - 40 Callum Todd
Zarte Siempre 64 - 47 Eddy Byrne
Tom Carey 58 - 53 James Robinson

Open
Sabrina McIntosh 18 - 62 Stewart Gordon
Matty Artell 43 - 55 Graeme Cole
Jonathan Wynn 63 - 33 Aidan Linge
Jerry Humphreys 40 - 63 Stephen Read
Adam Dexter 55 - 37 Jayne Wisniewski
Zubair Patel 50 - 45 Paul Worsley
Jamie Ilett-Jones 42 - 33 Mike Springett
Chris Marshall 25 - 54 Toby Pereira
Sean Fletcher 35 - 52 Heather Styles
Mark Murray 66 - 30 Ann Dibben
Ben Watson 24 - 51 Nathan Pace
Mike Brown 51 - 54 Callum Pickering
Tom Cappleman 58 - 40 Julie McCarthy

Round 2

The Finals
Callum Todd 85 - 51 Jack Worsley
Giles Hutchings 67 - 65 Eddy Byrne
Jen Steadman 75 - 65 James Robinson
Zarte Siempre 75 - 65 Tom Carey

Open
Ben Watson 26 - 58 Sean Fletcher
Heather Styles 64 - 48 Aidan Linge
Jerry Humphreys 74 - 49 Paul Worsley
Mike Brown 50 - 75 Tom Cappleman
Jamie Ilett-Jones 75 - 42 Nathan Pace
Chris Marshall 60 - 25 Sabrina McIntosh
Matty Artell 42 - 75 Stephen Read
Julie McCarthy 56 - 49 Mike Springett
Jayne Wisniewski 64 - 66 Callum Pickering
Zubair Patel 68 - 35 Adam Dexter
Mark Murray 66 - 50 Stewart Gordon
Jonathan Wynn 74 - 40 Toby Pereira
Graeme Cole 65 - 42 Ann Dibben

Round 3

The Finals
Jack Worsley 59 - 42 Eddy Byrne
Callum Todd 60 - 52 James Robinson
Giles Hutchings 63 - 52 Tom Carey
Jen Steadman 54 - 48 Zarte Siempre

Open
Sean Fletcher 66 - 38 Sabrina McIntosh
Graeme Cole 44 - 67 Stephen Read
Callum Pickering 61 - 45 Jerry Humphreys
Ben Watson 31 - 67 Jayne Wisniewski
Chris Marshall 68 - 58 Paul Worsley
Mike Springett 56 -*66 Stewart Gordon
Jonathan Wynn 52 - 57 Tom Cappleman
Mike Brown 51 - 63 Mark Murray
Jamie Ilett-Jones 68 - 44 Toby Pereira
Adam Dexter 52 - 61 Ann Dibben
Matty Artell 66 - 46 Julie McCarthy
Aidan Linge 53 - 63 Zubair Patel
Heather Styles 66 - 40 Nathan Pace

Round 4

The Finals
James Robinson 54 - 62 Jack Worsley
Eddy Byrne 44 - 72 Tom Carey
Callum Todd 71 - 51 Zarte Siempre
Giles Hutchings 61 - 48 Jen Steadman

Open
Adam Dexter 51 - 54 Callum Pickering
Sabrina McIntosh 6 - 68 Jerry Humphreys
Heather Styles 64 - 47 Jayne Wisniewski
Stephen Read 64 - 20 Nathan Pace
Stewart Gordon 52 - 37 Chris Marshall
Ben Watson 18 - 57 Mark Murray
Jonathan Wynn 51 - 52 Jamie Ilett-Jones
Sean Fletcher 43 - 34 Toby Pereira
Paul Worsley 43 - 33 Mike Springett
Zubair Patel 43 - 68 Tom Cappleman
Aidan Linge 13 - 68 Graeme Cole
Matty Artell 68 - 48 Mike Brown
Ann Dibben 63 - 18 Julie McCarthy

Round 5

The Finals
Jack Worsley 56 - 55 Tom Carey
James Robinson 70 - 47 Zarte Siempre
Eddy Byrne 50 - 55 Jen Steadman
Callum Todd 47 - 65 Giles Hutchings

Open
Toby Pereira 44 - 57 Graeme Cole
Julie McCarthy 39 - 54 Jayne Wisniewski
Chris Marshall 41 - 61 Heather Styles
Adam Dexter 57 - 64 Tom Cappleman
Mike Springett 57 - 32 Sabrina McIntosh
Paul Worsley 51 - 61 Stephen Read
Ben Watson 20 - 63 Zubair Patel
Jonathan Wynn 44 - 54 Mark Murray
Ann Dibben 62 - 38 Sean Fletcher
Callum Pickering 57 - 45 Jamie Ilett-Jones
Nathan Pace 27 - 46 Mike Brown
Aidan Linge 50 - 57 Stewart Gordon
Matty Artell 38 - 44 Jerry Humphreys

Round 6

The Finals
Zarte Siempre 59 - 65 Jack Worsley
Tom Carey 57 - 67 Jen Steadman
James Robinson 64 - 59 Giles Hutchings
Eddy Byrne 59 - 64 Callum Todd

Open
Stewart Gordon 52 - 17 Ben Watson
Sabrina McIntosh 38 - 51 Jonathan Wynn
Aidan Linge 40 - 62 Adam Dexter
Matty Artell 62*- 52 Jayne Wisniewski
Nathan Pace 31 - 73 Ann Dibben
Callum Pickering 63 - 48 Toby Pereira
Julie McCarthy 54 - 48 Zubair Patel
Tom Cappleman 62 - 30 Paul Worsley
Jamie Ilett-Jones 52 - 42 Mike Brown
Chris Marshall 69 - 44 Mike Springett
Stephen Read 66 - 57 Mark Murray
Jerry Humphreys 45 - 71 Sean Fletcher
Heather Styles 55 - 47 Graeme Cole

Round 7

The Finals
Jack Worsley 73 - 56 Jen Steadman
Zarte Siempre 55 - 73 Giles Hutchings
Tom Carey 61 -*71 Callum Todd
James Robinson 54 - 72 Eddy Byrne

Open
Jamie Ilett-Jones 43 - 20 Ben Watson
Mike Springett 44 - 52 Toby Pereira
Julie McCarthy 39 - 71 Stephen Read
Mike Brown 41 - 63 Ann Dibben
Jonathan Wynn 57 - 55 Callum Pickering
Mark Murray 58 - 33 Jayne Wisniewski
Paul Worsley 37 - 62 Graeme Cole
Tom Cappleman 55 - 42 Stewart Gordon
Sean Fletcher 45 - 47 Adam Dexter
Chris Marshall 44 - 50 Zubair Patel
Nathan Pace 24 - 39 Aidan Linge
Heather Styles 56 - 25 Jerry Humphreys
Matty Artell 69 - 19 Sabrina McIntosh

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Re: The FOCAL Finals/CoBirmingham - Saturday 3rd December 2016

Post by Heather Styles » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:46 am

Thank you to the FOCAL team for an enjoyable event and all that you did to make it happen. #coevents4life

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Re: The FOCAL Finals/CoBirmingham - Saturday 3rd December 2016

Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:32 am

I'll be there in a minute
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Re: The FOCAL Finals/CoBirmingham - Saturday 3rd December 2016

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:33 pm

Great event. Really enjoyed it.

Can the grand final be added to the list of games above?

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