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FOCAL Belts

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Just a fun idea. If across FOCAL tournaments there were belts different categories like in boxing.

Examples
- Over 40s
- Ladies
- Hasn't been on the show
- Tom (there's enough Toms to justify it)

What categories would you have?

The first two would be interesting, with Countdown dominated by men under 40. Rob would presumably be the inaugural owner of the third belt. Plenty of Toms in contention for the 4th belt.


Probably never going to happen because it's a extra headache for organisers, and a load of faff and discussion around who the initial holders are and how do belts get relinquished.
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Can me and Jason get the special American belts?
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Well the over 40s tourney on apterous is approaching the final stages - 48 players whittled down to a final between Neil Collins, and Tim Down or Patrick Thompson. Should be a cracker!
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Fiona T wrote: Mon Mar 11, 2024 9:58 pm Well the over 40s tourney on apterous is approaching the final stages - 48 players whittled down to a final between Neil Collins, and Tim Down or Patrick Thompson. Should be a cracker!
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I really should pay attention to that now that I qualify for it.
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Iron man belt for most consecutive events made in a row - surrendered as soon as one missed

Tag team belts. Partner is picked based on prior relationship to countdown (one person drags the other into the world), couples, people who regularly bunk together etc

Probably shouldn't promote getting rat arsed at all the events but there'd be fierce competition at the beer drinking countdown olympicathon co event events
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JackHurst wrote: Mon Mar 11, 2024 8:13 pm Just a fun idea. If across FOCAL tournaments there were belts different categories like in boxing.

Examples
- Over 40s
- Ladies
- Hasn't been on the show
- Tom (there's enough Toms to justify it)

What categories would you have?

The first two would be interesting, with Countdown dominated by men under 40. Rob would presumably be the inaugural owner of the third belt. Plenty of Toms in contention for the 4th belt.


Probably never going to happen because it's a extra headache for organisers, and a load of faff and discussion around who the initial holders are and how do belts get relinquished.
There is a Venn diagram problem here but I like Over 40s for me
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One time Countdown appearance over 60 and bald.
Surely the best chance for me to win a belt 😊
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Bald/Balding would provide some stiff competition
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Adam S Latchford wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 8:33 am Iron man belt for most consecutive events made in a row - surrendered as soon as one missed
Well that's not going to work, because they won't be there to hand the belt on.
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Got some spare budget for Reading (sign-ups well above my break even) so happy to take suggestions for extra prizes ideally that anyone has a chance of winning - more limited in Bristol cos rude words etc aren't really on.
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Mark Deeks wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 9:47 pm
Adam S Latchford wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 8:33 am Iron man belt for most consecutive events made in a row - surrendered as soon as one missed
Well that's not going to work, because they won't be there to hand the belt on.
They get attacked in their own home just like someone with the 24/7 title
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Fiona T wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 10:12 pm Got some spare budget for Reading (sign-ups well above my break even) so happy to take suggestions for extra prizes ideally that anyone has a chance of winning - more limited in Bristol cos rude words etc aren't really on.
Lucky losers ie player with the closest set of losing games.
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Will probably have to wait a while before we can get all the Sex Offender's Register Belt contestants together, but there should be a decent entry.
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Andres Sanchez wrote: Mon Mar 11, 2024 9:04 pm Can me and Jason get the special American belts?
Do you mean like the Special Olympics?
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JackHurst wrote: Thu Mar 14, 2024 7:41 pm
Andres Sanchez wrote: Mon Mar 11, 2024 9:04 pm Can me and Jason get the special American belts?
Do you mean like the Special Olympics?
My vision is something like this but of course, Countdown-ized.
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Matt Morrison wrote: Thu Mar 14, 2024 3:30 pm Will probably have to wait a while before we can get all the Sex Offender's Register Belt contestants together, but there should be a decent entry.
Only if you bring an Ouija board
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I'm making a play for the non-Apterite belt!
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Steve Hyde wrote: Wed Mar 20, 2024 7:32 pm I'm making a play for the non-Apterite belt!
Just Jack Hurst to beat and it's yours :D
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Steve Hyde wrote: Wed Mar 20, 2024 7:32 pm I'm making a play for the non-Apterite belt!
1-0 down to coral aren't ya? ;-)
Fiona T wrote: Wed Mar 20, 2024 8:06 pm
Steve Hyde wrote: Wed Mar 20, 2024 7:32 pm I'm making a play for the non-Apterite belt!
Just Jack Hurst to beat and it's yours :D
Think he was on apto too long previously to be eligible!
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