Could a Countdown World Championships be a feasible event

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Marc Meakin
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Could a Countdown World Championships be a feasible event

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Focal events are great but I wonder if a huge event fairly centrally located would be attended by loads former Countdown champions along with the usual focal attendees.
I guess it would be a huge financial risk without having an idea how many are interested
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Uhhh, no.

If former countdown champions wanted to go to an event, there is a plethora of options.

Think this has been said before (forgive me if not), but if you are thinking of running a CoEvent, go to a few first to get a taste for what is like
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Re: Could a Countdown World Championships be a feasible event

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Matt Rutherford wrote: Tue Dec 26, 2023 12:59 pm Uhhh, no.

If former countdown champions wanted to go to an event, there is a plethora of options.

Think this has been said before (forgive me if not), but if you are thinking of running a CoEvent, go to a few first to get a taste for what is like
I am going to one next year.
I dont think I would be a good organiser as I prefer to play.
I would like to go to a venue that had Scrabble on a Saturday and Countdown on a sunday
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I think it's called COLIN.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Tue Dec 26, 2023 6:54 pm I think it's called COLIN.
Flattering, but more accurately it'd be called FOCAL.
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COLIN is like Wimbledon, whereas the FOCAL championship is like the ATP finals.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Wed Dec 27, 2023 6:25 pm COLIN is like Wimbledon, whereas the FOCAL championship is like the ATP finals.
Good analogy. Colin is a major. Also Focal finals and ATP finals both kinda carry less credit than they could in seasons where the big guns don't play enough to qualify.
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