Our first quiz event of 2012 sees a welcome return to the well-appointed Radford Road Social Club in Coventry. The day will see a standard UK Grand Prix individual quiz for ranking points, followed by a team quiz and then a special event.A sign-up thread for this event can be found HERE. While not at all mandatory, it will greatly assist us if you could make payment prior to the event via PayPal. You don't need to even have a PayPal account to make a payment. Just visit the paypal.co.uk website and click on the "send money" button. The address to send it to (when asked for our e-mail address) is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craig Element and Danielle Cartwright looked after us ever so well when we last made the trip, in April 2010, and the 2012 event promises to be even better. As well as having Craig and Danielle's afternoon team quiz entertainment to look forward to (this year will see an 'Only Connect' element) the event is being extended into the early evening to take in a solo individual international quiz being run by the Karnataka Quiz Club (Bangalore).
The KQA's 'Mindsweep' quiz is one in which you will be able to match your wits against fellow quizzers from around the world (some are taking the quiz on Sunday). As well as conventional questions the quiz will also include some which require a little thinking/reasoning, rather than simple regurgitation of facts. Knowing how well the KQA's annual 'Mahaquizzer' is received in the UK, I am personally really looking forward to 'Mindsweep'. If you are interested in extending your day, you can read more about the inaugural KQA 'Mindsweep' quiz (and the takeway-food we plan to bring in by way of an evening meal), at the foot of this piece.Venue:Radford Road Social Club
West Midlands CV6 3BQDaytime Schedule
11.30 Individual Quiz
15.00 Team Quiz
17.30 Prizes and close
Entry: £25, lunch provided, £12.50 for first time attendees.Evening Schedule
18.00 Mindsweep, Part I
19.00 Marking Part I
19.30 Curry served (we'll try and offer an alternative if requested)
20.00 Mindsweep, Part II
21.00 Marking Part II
Entry: £15, hot meal provided. Sorry, we're unable to offer a discount for first time attendees.
For the food we are able to offer everyone a choice of chicken, lamb or vegetable curry, plus
rice, nan bread AND
poppadoms. This is being brought in from the excellent restaurant we attended after the Grand Prix in April 2010. We will try and arrange a pizza/fish & chips
alternative for anyone who's less than enamoured of 'Indian' food.KQA have supplied the following information on their quiz...
200 questions split into two 100 question sessions.
Each session will be 5 sections of 20 questions each. Setters being Dibyendu Das, Kiran Vijayakumar and Arul Mani.
The sections are:The Arts:
Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Design, Architecture, Installation Art, Dance, Theatre (20)Science & Tech:
Concepts in the Sciences, History and Philosophy of Science, History of Technology, The Environment, Astronomy, Medicine, Inter-disciplinary work, Popular Science Writing (20)Literature:
Poetry, Literary Fiction, Non-Fiction, Drama, Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels, Critics, Literary History, Translation (20)
Social Sciences: History, Anthropology, Cultural Studies/Social History, History of Ideas, Economics,The Philosophers, (20)Business:
Brands, Fashion, Business History, Advertising (20)
Sports and Leisure: Sporting History, Games, Television, Gaming, Sports-Writing, Sports-Coverage, Hobbies--Collecting, Gardening, Fan-communities, The Internet (20)Cinema:
Hollywood, National Cinemas, World Cinema, Film Genres, Film-Technology, Film-language, Cinema & Society. Film-writing (20)Music:
Instruments, Performers, Genre Music, World Music, Tech Innovations, Music-magazines, Music industry, Music-journalism (20)Food & Drink:
From all over the world. (20) Connections:
(20)All 200 questions will count towards your total.