Dear Quizzers of Chennai:
For us, this has been a trying year. One famous musician has barely been lowered into the ground, and we find that another has handed in his lunch pail. We return from the condolence meeting for Alan Rickman, turn on Twitter, and read the obituary of James Birren, the American gerontologist who died, appropriately enough, aged 97. Those of us who are not trying to get over the passing of Ron Collins, the American curler, are grappling with the memory of Constantijn Kortmann, the Dutch legal scholar. A politician dies one day, her beloved playwright and journalist dies the next. It is just getting too hard to keep up with the TCQs.
Happily, QFI Chennai is providing you with its annual excuse to expend all uselessly acquired TCQ knowledge in one inebriated swoop. The 10th edition of our ever-popular Ender Bender is back, with details as below. This day of quizzing is, as always, utterly informal. The only time you will have to pay attention, really, is in reading the details below, especially those relating to fees. Once you have, as some of us say, done the needful on that front, you can loosen your belts and begin to dream of beer.
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. onwards
Venue: Boat Club
Dress Code: Collared shirts for gentlemen; no shorts or flip-flops allowed. The club imposes no particular dress code for ladies.
Please bring: A set of 10-20 questions, lovingly crafted into a PowerPoint; your thirst.
Base charge: Rs 1,000 per person, which includes lunch, snacks, tea, non-alcoholic beverages, and hours of raucous quizzing.
For beer drinkers: Rs 100 per pour of Indian beer; Rs 400 per (much larger) pour of Hoegaarden. Beer can be purchased on the day, mug by glorious mug.
Every attendee can pay the Rs 1,000 base charge on the day at the venue. For a discounted rate of Rs 900, you may transfer the charge to QFI Chennai’s bank account in advance. Bank details as below:
Bank A/c Name: Quiz Foundation of India
Bank A/c No.: 0229073000001103
Bank Name: South Indian Bank Ltd
Bank branch: Woods Road Branch, Chennai
IFSC Code : SIBL0000229
IMPORTANTLY: For those paying cash on the day, note that we will not
be accepting old Rs 500 / Rs 1,000 notes.
ALSO IMPORTANTLY: For those transferring the Rs 900 charge in advance, please take a screenshot of the transfer screen OR otherwise email transfer details to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you plan to attend, please register yourself at https://goo.gl/R2iukN
We hope to see you there!