Saturday 3 September will see quizzers in Britain assemble at the Lime Tree Park Club in Coventry for the 17th annual British Quizzing Championships. In addition, we expect dozens more to participate in Edinburgh. The winner will emerge as the holder of the coveted Mark Bytheway Trophy.
If you're looking for details on Edinburgh, our host once again is Ewan McNaught and you should look here.
Our venue is the ever popular Lime Tree Park Club. It is easy to find by road, with free parking available. The closest train station is Tile Hill (London Midland).
Lime Tree Park Club
West Midlands CV4 9BQ
11.00 - 11.30 Registration
11.30 - 12.20 British Quizzing Championship (Individuals) Part I
12.20 - 12.45 Answers & Marking
12.45 - 13.00 Short break
13.00 - 13.50 British Quizzing Championship (Individuals) Part II
13.50 - 14.15 Answers & Marking
14.15 - 15.15 Lunch (Fish and Chips)
15.15 - 15.30 Grand Prix Medal Ceremony (from QUEST August)
15.30 - 18.00 British Quizzing Championships (Pairs)
18.00 - 18.10 Results & Presentations
18.10 - 18.30 Short Break
18:30 - 19.00 Hot Buffet
19.00 - 19.45 Hot 100 (You can take this away with you.)
19.45 - 20.00 Answers, Marking, and Close
Please Note: There will fish and chips for lunch and curry for dinner. Anyone with a genuine aversion/intolerance to either is welcome to bring a packed lunch and their entry fee will be discounted by £4 per meal. This will need to be agreed and acknowledged beforehand so we don't over-order.
2014 British Quizzing Championships (individuals) for the Mark Bytheway Trophy
Our annual, full-on 240 question quiz in which ALL 240 questions across six genres count for full marks! At stake, the Mark Bytheway Trophy, aka ‘The Moby’.
This year we'll once again have a satellite venue in Edinburgh.
British Pairs Championships
Pairs quizzing, first taken-up seriously here in the UK after the 2005 European Quizzing Championships in Tallinn – where Pairs quiz is the local speciality – sees a preponderance of questions in which clues make it possible to get to the correct answer via more than one route. Questions are designed to test the Pair, to see if their joint effort can exceed the sum of their combined individual knowledge. Entries are invited from 'pre-formed' pairs or pairings can be arranged ad-hoc on the day.
This is a unique event in the British quiz calendar. After an initial qualifying round the contest proceeds by rounds, with Pairs being eliminated along the way until a remaining cluster of Pairs fight it out in a Final round. Everyone else gets to keep quizzing, recording their scores, with a prize for top overall score as well as the actual competition/knockout winners. Players are encouraged to form Pairs in advance of 6 August. So, however, if immediately prior to the event you still do not have a partner, we will find you one. There will be a prize for the best performance by one of these last-minute, 'scratch' Pairs. This will be whichever of them goes furthest in the main contest - if necessary separated on score/tie rules if the last two or more go out of the competition at the same stage.
We expect around 50 Pairs at our English venue. Because of the knock-out element to the competition (and also venue/time constraints in Edinburgh) this competition, unlike the Individuals, is open to be won only at the central location. Questions will be available in Edinburgh though, where they will be played as a team quiz.
Hot 100 Quiz
This 100 question quiz has an entirely international flavour befitting a monthly competition that is held around the globe. Since it will help inform England teams selection for the Quiz Olympiad.
We have decided to drop The Brows as the schedule for the day is packed and The Brows will make it too gruelling. Instead, we have included an evening meal for you.
Whole event (including both meals): £30.00
First timers: £17.50 (first time attendees to our national events usually get £12.50 off our standard £25.00 price, so we are extending this offer to the BQC)
Undergraduates: £17.50 (on production of a valid NUS card)
As the BQC is a very hectic day for us, with lots of people to look after, it would assist us greatly if you could register and pay in advance. Payment can be made via PayPal - firstname.lastname@example.org. Or via bank transfer, Jane will send you the details if you drop her an email. Many thanks!
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