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Re: World Quizzing Championships Saturday June 6th

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 10:48 pm
by KenOwen
Circumstances are conspiring against us as a group.

However, I at least hope to make it. I'll hog the roast, but no brewery tour for me thanks - did one a little while ago.

Probably up for anything happening on Friday and Saturday night too.

Cheers

Ken

Re: World Quizzing Championships Saturday June 6th

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:08 am
by Chris
Hi Ken,

If you could let me know asap if others in your party have to drop out. The hog roast with trimmings is £20 a head and it's a bit too expensive to be over-ordering ;)

Re: World Quizzing Championships Saturday June 6th

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:48 pm
by johnwilson
Hog roast £20 a head. Really?

Re: World Quizzing Championships Saturday June 6th

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:39 am
by KenOwen
I suspect, John, that it is a condition of using the venue that they insist we have their caterers. It's how many venues make up for offering the room/facilities free or at "reduced" rates - as you may well know [also possibly subject to a "minimum total charge" - hog roasts can cater for more people with one hog than we may have attending]. Apologies for any "elderly relative/oology" tendency on my part!

And, for the avoidance of doubt, I have responded to Chris over our lot's attendance, separately - wouldn't want anyone to think I have ignored him!

Cheers

Ken

Re: World Quizzing Championships Saturday June 6th

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:49 am
by Chris
Yes John, it's more than just the food we're paying for [hog roast option 2]. It's an all-in price. There's the marquee, the free parking for everyone (worth £10 a day in some towns), and all the staff time/facilities that go along with it. And the hog roast itself is accompanied by lots in the way of trimmings.

Bear in mind your average hotel charges £25 - £30 plus VAT for "day delegate rates", and all you get for that is a buffet, a room, a flip-chart and a saucer full of mint imperials.

Re: World Quizzing Championships Saturday June 6th

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:59 am
by Chris
As I recall the cost of the WQC in 2004 (Old Trafford) was £17.95 a head for food, yes, all those years ago! And quite a figure when you have regard to the fact we only charged £15 a head for the whole day, quizzes included. That was made possible due to the generosity of one very kind quizzer (she sponsored the event to the tune of £500) plus the fees Jane charged for various publishers/buzzer sellers she managed to get along to the event. So, however, we 'lost' money on [i.e. subsidised] that event, and (inter alia) the WQC the following year.

Re: World Quizzing Championships Saturday June 6th

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:47 am
by johnwilson
Ah. I understand.

Re: World Quizzing Championships Saturday June 6th

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:55 pm
by Luigi
Hi Chris,
not sure if I understood it right - is it necessary for us to specify that we want hog roast included or is it included by default and the price of 30 pounds is fixed for everyone?


[Hi Luigi,

The entry price is £30, this includes food (based on the deal we have with the venue for the use of their facilities etc.). People ONLY need to specify if they want the vegetarian option, although they realy ought to have done that by Monday, when the food order went in.

Hope this helps.

Chris]

Re: World Quizzing Championships Saturday June 6th

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:43 pm
by employment60
Could you add me please?

Tony Walmsley


[Have done. Chris]

Re: World Quizzing Championships Saturday June 6th

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:59 pm
by Chris
Just to confirm, the brewery tour is ON. Look out for details on Friday about where to meet for the commencement of your Boozy-Wonka experience. :)

There are still places available for the tour. You have until Friday noon to sign-up.