Martin Prendergast

We have just learned that Martin Prendergast of Gladly Stoned passed away earlier this week. Martin's funeral will take place on Friday 9th November at 2:30pm at Landican. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this sad time. 

What follows is a brief obituary that Martin's teammates at Gladly Stoned have sent.

Mart joined us at the start of the 1990-91 season, when the Windsor Castle team moved to become the Royal; he had a relatively quiet first couple of seasons, then improved with amazing speed to become an outstanding quiz player in Challenge Cup, Riley Cup and Feeny Cup matches as well as in the league. He usually scored in the high teens – sometimes higher – and very rarely had a bad game. It was his arrival that ultimately transformed a fairly good quiz team into a title-winning one: his participation has been absolutely crucial to the success which the Royal/Gladly Stoned/New Broom quiz team have enjoyed over the last 20 years. His best season was 2011-12, when he played in all 28 league matches, scoring 438 points. In common with all great quiz players he not only possessed extensive knowledge but also had that uncanny knack of dragging up a correct answer seemingly from nowhere, to the delight of his team-mates and, no doubt, the consternation of opponents. He won the Wirral Mimir title on two occasions and played in the President’s Trophy team, as well as taking part in regional quiz competitions. He will be greatly missed by us all, and the MQL will be the poorer for his absence.

Individual statistics

Dear teams,

We have recently added an individual scores page to our site under the results tab. For now these stats are purely for fun, although we do hope to offer trophies in the future for the best performing players in each division.

If any player or team do not want their statistics published please let a committee member know and they will be removed. Also, if any player wants their individual statistics then let us know.

Please can all teams now ensure that full score sheets are sent to chairman Jon Stitcher. The more score sheets we receive, the more accurate the statistics and also the more data we have for assessing balance and difficulty of sets the more reliable our analysis will be.

The Great British Pub Quiz with Al Murray

Do you and your mated fancy winning some cash?  How about applying for the Great British Pub Quiz?

Great Britis Pub Quiz

Presentation Night and Pairs Competition

The Presentation Night and Pairs Competition was held at Thingwall Recreation Club on Sunday 30th September.

Division 2 Runners-up were Soapsuds

Soapsuds

Division 2 Winners were Bebington Hockey Club

Bebington Hockey Club

Division 1 Winners were Oxton Conservative Club.

Oxton Cons

Second place in the Pairs Competition was taken by Angela Doyle (Bishop Eaton, Liverpool) & Margaret Howe (Bebington Hockey).

Angela Doyle & Margaret Howe

Winners of the Pairs Competition were Stave Lomas (Aardvarks) and Stuart Thompson (Bebington Hockey).

Steve Lomas & Stu Thompson

You can watch the Pairs competition here:

 

Full House

Congratulations to  Mike Montgomery of Oxton Conservatives who has obtained the first full house (all of his own questions correct) of the 2018/19 season.

Team Changes - Ship Inn

Please note that Ship Inn of Division 2 have changed both their name and home venue.  They will now be known as Shipwrecked and will be playing their home matches at the Hoylake Social Club on Trinity Road, Hoylake.  Full address details are on the team page.

Early Season Fixtures Published

The League fixtures for September have now been published in the Fixtures Calendar.  The League Handbook, containing the full fixtures, will be distributes at the League Presentation night, to be held at Thingwall Recreation Centre on Sunday 30 September 2018 at 8.00pm.

In addition to the prize giving the evening will include a meeting of the Wirral Quiz League, a free buffet and the 7th Wirral Pairs Quiz Competition, with prizes for the winners. As in previous seasons we have extended an invitation for our friends in the Liverpool Quiz League to attend. 

All trophy winners should be present but all teams are encouraged to support the event.

There are various changes to Team names and venues - the major changes are:

  1. WE’RE FOURTH ART THOU DAVID have changed their name to FOUR STORKERS
  2. LITTLE HOUSE have changed their name to BRIGHT’S BOFFINS and will play at Wirral Liberal Club on Tuesdays
  3. NEW BROOM have reverted to their previous name of GLADLY STONED and will play at Wirral Liberal Club on Mondays
  4. MAGPIES have moved to the Saddle Inn, 30 Withens Lane, Wallasey, CH44 1DE
  5. SHIPWRECKED A new team playing from Hoylake Social Club, team secretary is Caterina Gianota. N.B This team was due to play at The Ship Inn but have moved to Hoylake Social Club.

 

Andrea Jones - Sad News

Andrea Jones, who died suddenly on Saturday 28th July, was a founder member of the Ovalteenies quiz team. Andrea played for Ovalteenies for many years, eventually becoming team captain, a role she did not relish, but fulfilled extremely well. She even survived a recent team name change to “Cheshire Cheese”.

Known as ‘our welsh correspondent’ she was not only proud to answer questions about the principality, but had a habit of correcting the pronunciation when others ventured answers to ‘Welsh’ questions. She was the cohesive force of her team, ever optimistic, and who will forget the slight groan followed by “come on, team” if things were not going to plan. She was a popular player who will be missed by all.

Wirral Quiz League mentioned in Liverpool Echo

The recent Quiz in the North event raised over £300 for Clatterbridge Cancer Charity and was well attended by Wirral based quizzers.

The Liverpool Echo have done an article on the event which can be found here.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/in-your-area/jon-gets-right-answer-raise-14884842

 

Many thanks to everyone who attended and if anyone has any future fund raising ideas then let us know and Wirral Quiz League will do all we can to help facilitate.

QUIZ IN THE NORTH COMES TO WIRRAL

The Quiz in the North is a highly successful series of non-profit quiz events designed for quizzers of all levels and standards and are always a fantastic day out.

On Saturday 23rd June there will be an event held at Hoylake Social Club with all the questions set by Wirral chairman, Jon Stitcher.

There will be an individual quiz and two team quizzes. Plus an optional evening event. All of this costs just £5 with all profits going to the Clatterbridge Cancer charity.

This is your chance to go head to head, or even be teamed up with, stars of the TV quiz shows Eggheads and The Chase.

Anyone interested can register their interest at

 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/quiz-in-the-north-hoylake-wirral-tickets-43153361867

Or join the Facebook event at

https://www.facebook.com/events/1826435224324558/

There will be a special award for the highest placing Wirral player. Feel free to invite friends and family along too, we want to see as many people there as possible.

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