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September 12, 2012 in Grand Prix

It’s nice when I don’t have to put any effort into writing a blog post.  It doesn’t happen too often but today is one such occasion.  Here are the words posted by Irish Quiz Organisation Competitions Officer Paddy Duffy on the IQO Facebook page this morning:

It is my great pleasure to announce that the first inaugural Irish Quiz Grand Prix event is ready to go! On the 29th September we’ll be hosting the Ulster GP in the Clarendon Bar in the heart of Derry City, registration from 11:30am until about 6pm. There’ll be individual events, a groundbreaking knockout-style teams event and even a band on in the adjoining bar afterwards. Registration is £10/€12 and a lunch menu the size of Montana is included. If you’re interested, get thee to competitions@tablequiz.net and put your name down!

Well, you heard what the man said!

Post-Olympics good news glow

August 14, 2012 in Housekeeping, Interactive

Welcome back all. Or rather, welcome back to myself, as I’ve returned from my holidays on the lovely Iveragh Peninsula.  And it was lovely, the weather was fine.  Alas, the tv reception wasn’t so good so I missed a lot of the Olympics.  Still, that gave me the excuse to actually go outside and enjoy the scenery.

I’ve returned to a couple of pieces of good news. Firstly, this site right here has been long-listed for the 2012 Irish Blog Awards!  Thanks so much to all of you who took the time to send in a nomination.

Secondly, we now have a date for the IQO‘s first provincial Quiz Grand Prix.  It will take place in The Clarendon Bar, Derry, on Saturday 29th September.  I’ll have more info for you on the event as they get decided on.  Right now, I can say that there will be singles and team quizzes and that all are welcome!  I’ll keep you all up-to-date here on the site over the next few weeks.

In other news, this year’s European Quizzing Championships will take place in Tartu, Estonia, from the 9th to 11th of November.  If you’d like to find out more about the event check out eqc2012.kilb.ee/index.php/en/.  Again, there’ll be more info here, as we get closer to the event.

Finally, in the wake of the brilliant 2012 Summer Olympics in London, I’ve created a little Olympics-themed quiz for you all to try out.  It’ll get your brains back into action as the Quizpocalypse comes to an end.  Roll on September! Click ‘Read the rest…’ to do the quiz.

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