There tends to be a prize draw held at the Wakefield Show, but this year (Saturday, 21st May – being held in Bradford) marks something of a milestone; it will be the 25th physical Wakefield Show, and the first physical one since the pandemic. The usual prize draw has therefore been given a little boost – which may or may not have involved gamma rays or a radioactive spider – and it’s now a SUPER one.
There are no less than seven different prizes for this year’s draw, donated by various exhibitors – and with tickets costing just £1.00 each (with a two ticket per person limit) the cost of entry isn’t excessive, and the chances are quite reasonable for winning a prize.
To buy a ticket (or two), simply pop along to the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) stand – the first one you’ll encounter as you walk into the main show room. The draw itself will be held at 2:00pm.
The top three prizes are:
- The top prize is a brand new computer from RISCOSbits – the PiRO Noir 2128.
- The second prize is a Raspberry Pi 400, kindly provided by RISC OS Open Ltd.
- Third prize is a voucher for £50 – this being donated by WROCC themselves as a way of saying thanks to all the visitors and exhibitors. The voucher can be used to buy something from any exhibitor that has something to sell on the day, but will remain valid for another whole month, until 20th June – so if you want to delay that purchase for some reason, you can.
The remaining prizes, in no particular order, are:
- A year’s subscription to Archive Magazine. If the winner of this prize is already a customer, this will become a one year extension to their subscription.
- An AMCOG Games ‘Puzzle Collection’ USB flash drive.
- The Advanced BASIC Editor and Toolkit package (ABE) for the BBC Micro, BBC Master 128, or Acorn Electron.
- A voucher for £50 that can be used towards a purchase from Adrian Lees’ Sendiri online shop after the show.
WROCC, the organisers of the show, offers their gratitude to those companies that have donated prizes to the draw. They are:
- RISC OS Open Ltd
- Archive Magazine
- AMCOG Games
- Dave Hitchins (Retro Hardware – Baildon Electronics)
- Adrian Lees/Sendiri