The 2015 Annual function was held in Durham on the 11th -13th April at
The Raddison Blu Hotel
Magnum Winner David Cowen
Mugnum Winner Kevin Ashman
Ann Hegarty presents the Magnum Trophy to David Cowan
Kevin Ashman adds to his collection of mugs !
In contrast to last years hotel, 67 members and guests spent the week-end at the ultra modern Raddison Blu Hotel in the beautiful and historic city of Durham. Situated on the banks of the River Wear, with stunning views of the Castle and Cathedral,it was an ideal location.for the week-end.
At the Friday buffet dinner, Mel Kinsey handed back the original Magnam trophy to the President Alan Blackman. The trophy had been presented to Magnus on his retirement from Mastermind and Mel had managed to buy it in an auction of Magnus's memorabillia.
Mel Kinsey presents the original Magnum Trophy to club President Alan Blackburn
After his years sabbatical, Gavin was back to organise the events, these included a tour of the Castle, brilliantly conducted by one of the university students. With the cathedral adjacent, it made for a very pleasant way to spend a morning.Some members even climbing the steps to the tower of the cathedral to admire the magnificent views.
The Magnum competition was hotly contested, with the final being between two Davids, Cowan and Taylor. In the end David Cowan was the winner by a single point, winning the trophy for the third time.
The Mugnam was won by Kevin Ashman for the 9th time.
A most enjoyable week-end
Members waiting to visit Durham Castle--Josh the very expert guide
The Question team prior to the Magnum Final
Ken Emond presents DaveTaylor with his runner up award
"The Sisterhood" winners of The Mugnum team prize
L-R Wendy Forrester, Mary Andrews & Susan Leng
Philida Grantham & Stewart Cross
Marga Johnson-Munniksma and Sarah Scott