MahaQuizzer 2018

Information on all of the British and international quiz circuit events for this year.

All of our events are open. You can just come along and join in. We're a friendly bunch and our quizzes are very well-attended. Each event will have its own forum as the event approaches, so just watch out for details.

2018/19 Season

1 December - British Open Grand Prix: Local venues
8 December - Americas GP (Quest sites)
12 January - Birmingham GP (includes BQC Pairs Championships)
2 February - Quest GP, local venues
2 March - Quest GP, local venues
6 April - Quest GP, local venues
4 May - Quest GP, local venues
1 June - World Championships - SE, NW, and Scottish venues
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MahaQuizzer 2018

Postby Chris » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:10 pm

I'm looking to run a UK leg of this weekend's MahaQuizzer (set annually by KQA). Am happy to find a Burton venue for Sunday 9 December, and perhaps one where we can take a late lunch afterwards (we'll start the quiz circa 11.30am-12.00 noon). Anyone interested?

Fee of £1 to cover printing, there may be a fee for the room hire also (shouldn't be mouch more than £1).

Those of you planning to come along might also like to express an interest in also playing either or both of this weekend's 'Americas GP' [90 mins] and or 'Quizzing 101' paper [45 mins, entry-level quiz].

Usual costs/prices apply.

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Re: MahaQuizzer 2018

Postby Chris » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:24 pm

OK, our venue for the Mahaquizzer is our good old standby, the Rolleston Club, Burnside, Rolleston on Dove. We will be quizzing in the small, corner snooker room (extreme right hand side of the building as you face it from the front (i.e. on Burnside). We'll meet at 12.00 noon on Sunday (the club doesn't not open before this on a Sunday) and I'm lookinging to start the quiz circa 12.05. Afterwards we can pop over the road to The Spread Eagle for some Sunday lunch, if you fancy

So far I'm expecting: Chris Grandison, Gordon Taylor, Ian Fennell, Iwan Thomas, Pat Gibson, and Moi.

If you want to do the Americas GP afterwards it's £7.50. Please advise.

All the best

Chris

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Directions if travelling by car

Coming via the M1 from the North
Leave M1 at Junction 28, take A38 Derby exit at roundabout. Stay on A38 and nearing Derby, signs will change to A38 Burton-on-Trent. 10 miles further on take the Burton North/Clay Mills junction - stay in right hand lane going up the slip road and be prepared to make a series of right turns, so that you come back on yourself, as if to rejoin the A38 going in the opposite direction. As you start to go down the slip road there is a left turn signposted for Rolleston and Tutbury. Take this turn and follow the road for about a mile. After passed through countryside you come to an area with housing on the left, and numerous speed bumps etc. in the road. After a half a mile you approach the centre of the village and will see a large pub, the Spread Eagle, situated just beyond a small stone bridge. Turn left immediately BEFORE the bridge. The Rolleston club is on the left, about 50 yards further on. Turn left at the end of the building’s frontage for access to ample off-road parking.

Coming via the M1 from the South
Leave M1 at Junction 24 onto the A50 - Stoke Road. Leave A50 at Junction 4 for A38 Burton and follow signs as above, looking for the Burton North/Clay Mills junction after a mile or two.

Coming via the M6 from the North
Leave M6 junction 16 onto A500 follow signs for Stoke and exit onto A50 Uttoxter/Derby. Stay on A50 and exit at Burton on Trent junction by Hays Dove Valley Distribution and follow signs for Burton. Turning right at Salt Box junction, go through Hatton and then straight over mini roundabout and first left at next roundabout onto bypass. At next roundabout take the first left for Rolleston and follow the road round into the village. Just after the Spread Eagle pub (on your right) is a small stone bridge, turn right IMMEDIATELY AFTER the bridge, the Rolleston club is on the left, about 50 yards further on. Turn left at the end of the building’s frontage for access to ample off-road parking.

Coming via the M42
Take junction 9 off M42 following signs for Lichfield, passing The Belfry golf course. Keep following Lichfield signs and you will arrive at A38. Stay on A38 towards Derby and take the second Burton exit marked Burton North/Clay Mills. There is a very tight turn at the exit and once you straighten up you will see a right turn marked for Rolleston and Tutbury. Take the turn and follow the road for a mile to a mile and a half. You will reach an area with houses on the left, the road having numerous speed bumps etc.. A half-mile further on you approach the centre of the village and will see a large pub, the Spread Eagle, situated beyond a small stone bridge. Turn left immediately BEFORE the bridge. The Rolleston club is on the left, about 50 yards further on. Turn left at the end of the building’s frontage for access to ample off-road parking.


Directions if travelling by rail
Derby station (direct London) is about 10 miles away. Connections are available to Burton but it may be better to get one of the express busses which run to Burton, visiting the villages along the way (see Trent Barton Villager, V1.)

Burton upon Trent station - 4 miles

One alternative, if you are coming from the North West, is to get the train to Tutbury & Hatton on the Stoke-Derby line. This is only 2-3 miles from Rolleston. If you can get to Tutbury & Hatton just before 11.30, it may be possible for me to pick you up there - this will save you around an hour's journey time - i.e. going into Derby, waiting for a connection to Burton, and then getting a cab from Burton to Rolleston. But please note I will have to be at the club around noon to use my pass key to get our other guests into the club.

My mobile phone number is zero 7867 nine seven two 640.
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