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Celtic Nations Quizzing Championships 2022

Friday April 22nd @ 8:00pm Sunday April 24th @ 2:00pm

The Irish Quiz Organisation is delighted to welcome the Scottish and Welsh teams to Dublin for the Celtic Nations Quizzing Championships 2022!

WHO CAN TAKE PART?

All quizzers from the three countries are welcome to take part in the majority of events. Only the national team matches are restricted to the teams selected by each country.

ENTRY FEE & REGISTRATION

The entry fee is €20 per person for all participants.

It is not necessary to pay in advance, but if you are planning to be there, please RSVP via our online registration form. We will use the email addresses provided to communicate with attendees.

VENUE

The quiz venue is the Carnegie Court Hotel in Swords, Co. Dublin www.carnegiecourthotel.com

The hotel is approx. 20 minutes from Dublin Airport by bus (number 41) or 10-12 minutes by taxi (approx. €15). It is a 5-minute walk from Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre and has a selection of pubs, shops, and restaurants nearby. It is a small family run hotel, it has 36 guest rooms, a nightclub, a restaurant, and a pub (The Harp) attached.

Parking will be validated by the hotel reception free of charge for all attendees.

ACCOMMODATION

Special Celtic nations hotel rates (limited availability) are available – please phone the Carnegie Court on +353 1 840 4384 and mention “Celtic Nations” to avail of the rate as it is not available via any booking website and the rooms are block booked for our exclusive usage.

€119 / night for a single room, including breakfast (€109 room only)

€129 / night for 2 sharing a double / twin room, including breakfast (€119 room only)

Other hotels and accommodation options are available nearby.

SCHEDULE

Friday 22nd April:
20.30 onwards      Pre-quiz socialising, Harp Bar

Saturday 23rd April:
09.30 – 10.00        Registration
10.00 – 11.00        National Teams: Ireland v Wales
11.00 – 13.00        Individual Quiz
13.00 – 14.00        Lunch Break
14.00 – 15.45        Pairs Quiz
15.45 – 16:45        National Teams: Ireland v Scotland
16.45 – 17.00        Break
17.00 – 18.00        National Teams: Wales v Scotland
18.00 – 19.30        Fun Team Quiz
19.30 – 20:00        Break
20.00 – 22.00        Dinner
The Plaza (Chinese) Main Street, Swords
Indie Spice Grill (Indian) Forster Way, Swords
See Celtic Nations page on Facebook for details
Food also available in the hotel
22.00 onwards      Last Quizzer Standing / Buzzer Quiz

Sunday 24th April:
10.00 – 11.00        National Teams: Ireland v Scotland
11.00 – 12.00        National Teams: Ireland v Wales
12.00 – 13.00        National Teams: Wales v Scotland
13.00 – 14.00        Prizegiving / Farewell

IRISH TEAM SELECTION

As it was for the last Celtic Nations (a long time ago now!), the Irish teams for the national team matches will be selected by a 3-person selection panel. The panel will use the Irish quiz rankings (available on quizireland.ie) as a key indicator of who should compete on each team, but it will also have the freedom to include quizzers not on the rankings (or who haven’t completed enough events to reach an appropriate ranking), rotate players among teams, match up quizzers based on strengths and weaknesses, and so on.

Within reason, the panel will endeavour to give most (if not all) Irish quizzers who travel to the event a place on a team at some stage, but it must balance this with the need to field strong competitive Irish teams, so it’s not guaranteed that all Irish quizzers will get onto a team. However of course, the Celtic Nations features a number of individual, pairs, and fun quiz events in which everyone can take part.