Halloween gaming night in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 08:00 29 October 2011

Byte Nite

Byte Nite


A 40 INCH flat screen TV and a PlayStation 3 will be up for grabs at a spooky night of gaming in WGC.

The Electronic Digital Gaming Experience Byte Nite on Halloween (Monday), will see a huge 35ft projector screen set up at the Campus West for a “night of serious console playing”, which will include both a FIFA 12 and Call of Duty competition.

Organised by Herts Police, there is expected to be up to 1,500 youngsters in attendance, as well as Microsoft and Playstation.

PCSO Jean-Pierre Jacquet, who has helped organise the night (in conjunction with WGC’s Game and Gamestation), which runs from 5.30pm until 10pm, said: “It’s is due to be a massive night. We have 16 X box’s set up for a Call of Duty battle, as well loads of all the other consoles around the hall.

“There are loads of giveaways to be had and amazing goody bags. I have been given tonns of stuff from Nintendo, including 2,000 T shirts, so we are going to run an auction and raffle, to funds for Help For Heroes.”

Welwyn Hatfield chief inspector Fiona Gaskell added: “We have worked closely with the Welwyn Hatfield Community Safety Partnership as well other sponsors and local businesses. As a result, we have been able to create an event during Halloween aimed at keeping anti-social behaviour down and keeping young people safe in a fun environment.”

To night is free to enter and is designed for people aged 13-21 with parental consent.

Anyone can come along to the event, however to participate in the Call of Duty tournament, participants will have needed to have completed a flyer and returned it to either Game, Gamestation or the Co-Op in Shoplands by Friday October 28. There are still spaces available on the Call of Duty tournament but not many – the maximum number is 224 players.

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