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 back to their previous venue at The Queens Arms, Liscard
  5. SHIP INN - a new team playing at The Ship Inn, 80 Market Street, Hoylake CH47 3BB. Their Secretary is the landlord, David Jones on 0151 632 4319

 

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.

Mimir

The Wirral Quiz League would like to offer huge congratulations to Karl Whelan (Hoylake LTC) who has retained his Mimir trophy for the best individual player across the entire Merseyside Quiz league. To win it once is hard enough but Karl now has four triumphs putting him third on the all time list. It should also be noted that Jim Eccleson (Oxton Cons) came second for a Wirral 1-2. Many congratulations to both players

Riley Cup Final 2018

In the 2018 Riley Cup Final, JC and the Jets of the Liverpool League took on Nelson's Fifth Column (Wirral) after the teams worked their way through the Quarter and Semi Finals.  At the end of the final, JC and the Jets, who had a handicap of 25 point, beat Nelson's Fift Column, who had a handicap of 19 points, by 58 points to 55.

You can watch the final below:

Feeny and Rendon cup finals

Finals night for both the Feeny and Rendon cups will take place on Wednesday 25th April at Thingwall Recreation centre, starting at 8pm

Oxton Conservatives are the only Wirral team who will be competing but if anyone wishes to come along and watch you would be most welcome. The Feeny cup is contested between the best teams across the whole of Merseyside so it should be an exciting standard to watch.

Also, if you would be interested in assisting with officiating the night then please let Wirral Chairman, Jon Stitcher, know.

Ted Riley Cup Results

1st Round Date 9th April 2018

Game Home Team hcap score   score hcap Away Team
1 Earles 8 w/o v   28 Browns
2 CTK Wanderers 18 54 v 62 20 Outside Edge
3 Tramway 19 60 v 59 22 Wandering Star
4 Rainhill Victoria 0 60 v 55 20 Mersey Bowmen
5 Aardvarks 22 56 v 63 25 J.C.and the Jets
6 Wallaseyans 15 59 v 57 14 Palmy Army
7 Nelson's Fifth Column 19 60 v 55 22 St Francis of Assisi
8 Monstrous Regiment 17 52 v 62 16 Top Shelf

Congratulation to Frank McHugh of Tramway for a Full House


2nd Round Date 23rd April 2018

Game Home Team hcap   hcap Away Team
9 Bishop Eton 11 v 15 Wallaseyans
10 Duncans Doughnuts 17 v 17 St Patricks
11 Aigburth People 14 v 25 J.C.and the Jets
12 Groundhogs 19 v 18 Exiles
13 Oxton Conservatives 6 v 18 Soapsuds
14 Outside Edge 20 v 17 Bebington Hockey
15 Judges 10 v 29 Lever Club
16 Kluggers 6 v 11 Aigburth Swans
17 Top Shelf 16 v 24 Aigburth CC
18 Old Bangers 13 v 4 New Broom
19 CTK Cavaliers 16 v 8 Earles
20 Magpies 24 v 19 Tramway
21 Taxes 19 v 0 Rainhill Victoria
22 Black Horse 21 v 16 Bookworms
23 Plasterers Arms 16 v 18 Leyfield Crown
24 Nelson's Fifth Column 19 v 19 Residents

Feeny and Rendon cups

Congratulations to Oxton Conservatives who came through a very tough group including New Broom to qualify for the finals night of the Feeny cup.

Unfortunately it was not good news in the Rendon cup as Soapsuds missed out on points difference and Bebington Hockey came 3rd in a very tough group. This means that the cup, which has been won by Wirral teams for the last two years, will not be returning.

Well done to all four teams for qualifying and for representing Wirral.

NEW TEAMS AND PLAYERS WANTED

The Wirral Quiz League is always looking to recruit new players or teams and here's how you can get involved.

 

If you're an individual just send us an email, we will circulate your details and find you a team.

 

If you're looking to enter a new team, you'll need a licensed venue to host your matches and a squad of 5 or 6 players plus someone to ask the questions every week. Most pubs would be delighted to have 10 thirsty quizzers come in on a Monday or Tuesday evening so just ask your local venue if they can host you. And again, get in touch via email with questions.

 

If you run a licensed premises and are looking for new ways to create revenue then why not look at entering a team from your establishment into the quiz league. You'll be bringing 5 new people every other week to your venue who would not normally go there and a guaranteed income on home nights. Quizzing is a thirsty business and most players enjoy a few drinks when they play.

 

Any questions then please get in touch with either the secretary or the chairman whose details can be located under contacts.

 

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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