These committees will be responsible for organising the selection and, where appropriate, training of their respective national teams and will be able to look for team sponsorship. The committee will also be responsible for encouraging members of their national team to adhere to rules and protocols in competition(s), and act as the first port of call for team members requiring information and support. Attendance of at least one committee member at EQC events would be desirable.
The committees can also put together bids for their nations to host the EQC, and will be sent future EQC bids for voting on to decide where the EQCs will take place.
Each committee will meet face-to-face twice a year and via Skype twice a year with Jane attending to Chair the meetings and to keep them abreast of plans at the BQA/IQA. Minutes from the meetings will be sent to the committee for distribution. Minutes will not be made public as the teams might not want some of their plans made known to their rivals.
Each committee will be made up of three members. The rules are slightly different for each nation due to existing structures, but these will be reviewed annually and amended as necessary.
1 member representing the north.
1 member representing the midlands.
1 member representing the south.
All committee members must be eligible to represent England under IQA guidelines and must appear on the current BQA Order of Merit.
For the purposes of these committees, and for the avoidance of doubt, we are defining the 'Midlands' as: Shropshire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Leicestershire, Huntingdonshire, Rutland, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Bedfordshire.
Any counties to the north of the 'Midlands' are considered 'North' and any to the south are 'South'. We are aware that our definition does not strictly stick to historical definitions of these regions and we may review them in a year. However, we believe it is important that a diverse regional spread is represented.
Three members, of which one must currently reside in Scotland and one must have been born in Scotland. This could be the same person.
All committee members must be eligible to represent Scotland under IQA guidelines and must appear either on the current BQA Order of Merit or have participated in at least six of the Hot 100 quizzes from March 2012-February 2013.
We think it is essential that at least one committee member lives in Scotland and one must have been born in Scotland – this could be the same person. There is a burgeoning quiz circuit in Scotland and so Scotland must be represented by a native Scot.
All committee members must be eligible to represent Wales under IQA guidelines and must appear either on the current BQA Order of Merit or have participated in at least six of the Hot 100 quizzes from March 2012-February 2013. Ideally, we would like to have the same committee rules as there are for Scotland, but we don't think this is practical at the moment.
To put yourself forward for any of these committees, please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating which team's committee you would like to consider for, what your eligibility criteria are and your telephone number.
If only one person under each criteria comes forward, they will automatically join the committee. If more than one person comes forward, a vote will be held of quizzers eligible to play for that team to decide who will join the committee.
Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 10 February.
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