Following the success of the inaugural Table Tennis Championships back in the blustery conditions of October it was widely received that it was time to ready the sinews, dust off our bats (especially those who bring in their own) and do the whole thing again.
Whereas the last tournament was a competition of sheer pride, bragging rights and general kudos, we agreed with this version of the tournament it would be a fine idea to mix the will to win with charitable giving and couple an entry fee for each player going to a charity of the winner’s choice.
Aside from the event raising some money for charity this would also bring another benefit in mellowing the swagger of the eventual winner with everyone knowing the proceeds were going to a good cause!
So with the seeds drawn, the groups set and the fixture list in place, battle commenced and in true EngageTech spirit everybody got involved from our Director (one of those with his own bat), through to our fresh faced interns, especially eager to put some of the elder statesmen of the Company in their place.
At present the group stages have been completed with some classic games worthy of going down alongside the greatest sporting moments at 185 Part Street, London in 2015, whilst we are well on our way through the knock out stages with the last of the Quarter finals to be played on Friday. So far we have seen everything from sublime backhands, spins and flicks through to the downright ridiculous with certain Messrs managing to defy all logic and cause table tennis balls to rain from the office windows!
So look out for an update on our social media channels for which fine specimen manages to be the last person standing and crowned Champion until the next instalment of this history creating event.
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The quarterly event … the chance for EngageTech to down tools after a busy three months of generating leads, building pipeline, servicing accounts and do something more sociable with one another; whether this brings thoughts of horror and despair to those of you who couldn’t think of anything worse of socialising with your colleagues, we at EngageTech typically seem to get stuck in!
How it all began…
After one of the hottest summers on record and during a strikingly balmy early October, the social powers that be at EngageTech decided Q3 was going to end with a battle of knowledge and wit set at an exclusive venue in the City of London. As you might have guessed (title of this blog gives it away I suppose) the exclusive venue was a pub and the battle of knowledge was a quiz, hence resulting in the rather aptly named EngageTech Pub Quiz 2014.
Now EngageTech are a sophisticated and well-read bunch, I mean some of us are known to go home to a fine glass of port and comte vieux whilst listening to Bizet and brushing up on the works of Hobbs and Machiavelli. However….with the average age at the company hovering around the 25 year mark, it was after much deliberation we decided that our quiz topics should have a ‘noughties’ feel to them; based strictly on current affairs, music and all things … current!
So with the questions regarding 19th Century novelists parked to one side, a whole host of diverse questions came to light with rounds on the Harry Potter movies through to London Social Landmarks and (big chance to show off to the directors here) current trends in technology.
We left with our thirst for knowledge quenched and managed to keep the competitive nature of the event at a friendly level. The winners were the toast of the company and although I don’t think any knowledge of TOWIE will massively help us in any way moving forward, it was a great evening and gives the Social committee something to top after we hit our Q4 targets at the end of March. Roll on the next quarter!
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