Kingston Grand Prix

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Kingston Grand Prix

Postby Jane » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:05 pm

Our next Grand Prix takes place at The Richard Mayo Centre, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey on 1st August 2015. Upwards of 70 of the country's top quizzers are expected to assemble there for individual and team events. The venue is within easy walking distance of Kingston train station, itself just 30 minutes from central London.

The Richard Mayo Centre is situated in the centre of Kingston upon Thames, a vibrant Surrey market town at the heart one of London’s liveliest boroughs. The Mayo Centre is equidistant from the Ancient Market and the Coronation Stone, believed to have been the site of the coronation of seven Anglo Saxon Kings. As the name suggests Kingston stands on the banks of the River Thames and the riverside is lined with restaurants, cafes and bars. There are many hotels, chains and independents, if you fancy making a weekend of it.

Grand Prix Schedule

11.00 - 11.30 Registration
11:30 - 13:00 Individual quiz
13:00 - 13:45 Individual quiz answers and scoring
13:45 - 15:15 Buffet Lunch
15:15 - 16:30 Team Quiz (equitable random draw)
16.30 - 17.30 Hot100 and answers
17:30 - 17:45 Prize giving and closure of formal event

Entry fee for the full day, including all quizzes and buffet lunch is £25. First-timers get half-price entry.

The Richard Mayo Centre can be found in
Eden Street
Kingston upon Thames
Tel: 020 8549 1888

Kingston is well served by buses and trains and car parking is available next door at Eden Walk multi-storey car park.


Many thanks to everyone who supported the event, and who helped made it happen. Particular thanks to Andrew Teale for road-testing the indie set, to Tony Gold for another of his splendid team quizzes, and to Cristian Pop for another lovely set of Hot100 questions. Thanks also to those who helped with the domestic today, especially Andy Tucker and Kevin Ashman for helping set out the tables and chairs!


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Re: Kingston Grand Prix

Postby robs » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:03 am


I'll be there

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Re: Kingston Grand Prix

Postby artatama » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:43 pm

Me too.

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Re: Kingston Grand Prix

Postby johnwilson » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:55 pm

Sorry. On a University reunion in Berlin.

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Re: Kingston Grand Prix

Postby NickArcher » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:16 am

Please include me.



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Re: Kingston Grand Prix

Postby AlanGibbs » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:08 pm

99% sure to be there. Will have to shoot off back up North straight after the team quiz though, so if there's any chance that the indy results 'n' that could be done before the Hot 100 rather than after, that would be much appreciated. Ta.

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Re: Kingston Grand Prix

Postby Steve123 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:59 pm


I will be there for the full day after managing to get some reasonably priced train tickets. I will pay on the day

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Re: Kingston Grand Prix

Postby PeteD » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:33 pm

Ian Welham will be there.

Unfortunately I can't make it but I'll be back for Newark.



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Re: Kingston Grand Prix

Postby KenOwen » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:18 am

Ken Owen and Dick Cribb plan to attend.

Hopefully, Pat Collet too but we will need to confirm that.


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Re: Kingston Grand Prix

Postby ash » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:49 am

I plan to be there.

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