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Mindsweep 2014 (Karnataka Quiz Association)

Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 4:13 pm
by Chris
Sunday 18th May - that's a fortnight from today - I'm looking at running a UK leg of the KQA's annual 'Mindsweep' individual quiz. There's no finer way to tease and tempt your grey cells - for an idea of a typical question in one of these papers, think quiz combined with a good Agatha Christie plot.

This quiz has been very well supported in the past (we usually get a dozen or so together) and so I'll perhaps pick a familiar location where we can luncheon afterwards, Rolleston Club being a distinct possibility. Give me a nudge if you fancy joining us.

Nominal fee to cover printing etc.. There may be a buffet included or we'll perhaps go and eat a la carte in the pub. Tell your friends.

Re: Mindsweep 2014 (Karnataka Quiz Association)

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 2:59 pm
by awhunter98
Hi Chris,

If the Mindsweep quiz is at a reanoable time and place then Pete Daniel and I would be intersted. We would be coming from Grimsby, so Rolleston is a reasonable distance (about 2hrs travelling, our maximum), and a start about 11am would be Ok for us. Let me know some more details.

Regards, Andrew Hunter

Re: Mindsweep 2014 (Karnataka Quiz Association)

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 6:08 pm
by Chris
OK Rolleston club it is, 12.00 noon start. That should be OK for Andrew and Keith, who will be very welcome (see previous post).

I've booked the big room so we can spread out and have plenty of elbow room. The bar will be open to us. If I get defininte numbers I can perhaps reserve a table for lunch in the pub over the road for 2.30'ish? I think the outside tables are first come first served, and with no certainty about the weather a reserved table indoors may be the best option?

So, definite statements of intent please before close next Friday (16th) if at all possible.

Re: Mindsweep 2014 (Karnataka Quiz Association)

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 9:37 am
by awhunter98
Myself, Pete Daniel and Ian Welham all intend to be there.
Andrew Hunter

Re: Mindsweep 2014 (Karnataka Quiz Association)

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 1:23 pm
by Chris
2014 UK leg of the KQA's annual 'Mindsweep' individual quiz.

Meeting at the Rolleston Club, Rolleston on Dove, going over to the Spread Eagle for luncheon afterwards. Give me a nudge if you fancy joining us (before Staurday if at all possible). We'll be looking to start the quiz at 12.00 noon.

£1 Nominal fee to cover printing etc..

FORMAT:

Session I (12.00-13.00 hrs): The Arts, Literature, Cinema, Music, Sports Leisure
Session II (13.30-14.30 hrs): Business, Science Tech, Food Drink, Social Sciences, Travel

The quiz has been tweaked a little this year. In response to feedback over reading time from takers who do not normally read in English, the final placings will be determined on the basis of your best 8 scores. Individuals may thus attempt all 200, or drop a set of 20 questions in each half. In the event of a tie, the contestant who has attempted more sections/or scored higher in the dropped sections, in that order, will take precedence.

Quizzers likely or definitely taking part.

Andrew Hunter
Anne Hegerty
Andy Tucker
Barry Simmons
Chris Jones
Chris Quinn
Diane Hallagan
Elizabeth Gibson
Ian Welham
Iwan Thomas
Mark Kerr
Neil Macaskill
Neil Phillips
Nick Mills
Pat Gibson
Pete Daniel
Scott Dawson