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TringCon is a one-day meeting of board gamers that takes place in Tring, which is about 30 miles north west of London in the UK. The event was run from 1993 to 2006 by Alan Parr with assistance from his wife Jill - and very well run, too. 2006 was going to be the last event as Alan had hung up his Hopscotch pen and ink, and thought that it was time TringCon retired as well. I spoke to Alan and offered to keep the event alive, and he was happy to let me take over. My wife Valerie has taken Jill's place as caterer.
TringCon XXXII and XXXIII - April 2016 and October 2016
TringCon comes in two bites each year. Our next events will be on the first Saturdays in April and October 2016. The hall has been booked for these dates, so all you need to do is to put them in your diary and be there - but please note that TringCon is an advance booking event. We have reached the capacity of the hall, and furthermore the catering is matched to the attendance, so casual drop-ins can create problems with space and food. You are advised to bring anything you'd like to play. I suggest you put a slip of paper with your name in each game you bring.
TringCon is changing
After a fair bit of thought and discussion, TringCon's format has changed. The lunch that was always included will no longer be served. Afternoon tea remains, as this requires less co-ordination as there is no hot/warm food involved. To reflect this reduced service, the price has dropped back to the £10 a head it used to be a few years ago. The under-sixteen price remains at £5 to keep things simple.
|Your entry fee gets you a buffet-style tea. The picture on the right
shows you what you are likely to get - but it isn't the whole spread, as the tables
continue round to the left at the top of the pictures.
We would like to be able to cater for special dietary needs, but once it gets beyond vegetarian we are not likely to know as much about what you need as you do, so if you have a need in this area, you are advised to bring it with you. This was always more relevant to the lunch menu than the afternoon tea, but may still be relevant to you.
Tea and coffee are freely on tap, with some soft drinks also available, as well as the infamous supply of biscuits.
There is no specific format to the day about what gets played when and what, indeed, gets played. That is entirely up to you.
that you must book in advance for TringCon
If you promote the event, please make sure you tell people this
|Dates||Saturday April 2nd 2016
Saturday October 1st 2016
|Where||Marsworth Village Hall|
|Times||9am to 9pm|
|Cost||£10 for each day
£5 for under sixteens
You are welcome to book as early as you like. Actually, the earlier the better, as the popularity is starting to push the limits of the available space. When you book I will add your name to the list of attendees.
|The capacity for each event is around 76, which is determined by the size of the hall|
April 2nd 2016 (63)
October 1st 2016 (26)
you are unable to attend, please let me know as soon as possible
We often have waiting lists, so your place may be in demand!
There are various ways to pay. You can send me a cheque made out to Keith Thomasson, you can pay via PayPal if you specify the payment as a gift to avoid losing money, or you can pay on the day, which is what most people do. To be honest, cash on the day is the easiest way to handle it, and nothing is lost in processing fees. Your booking options are:
|By post||14 Stepnells, Marsworth, Near Tring, Herts, HP23 4NQ|
|By using the form on the right|
|© Keith Thomasson November 25th 2015|