Peter Burbidge - Sad News

Former Wirral Quiz League player Peter Burbidge died on the 5th April and his funeral is at Landican Cemetary onTuesday 23.4.2019 at 3.30pm

He was a founder member of the team Oxton Dynamo in the late eighties - along with Jim Robinson and his brother Bob. The team achieved promotions from Division 3 through Division 2 into Division 1 by 2000 and was then wound up - he later played for Oxton Conservatives. In the last couple of years he had retired from competitive quizzing but continued to enjoy quiz nights.

Riley Cup Round 2

  Second Round hcap score   score hcap 8th April 2019
8 Aigburth CC 25 52 v 55 18 St Patricks
9 Bebington Hockey 20 47 v 59 20 Soapsuds
10 Monstrous Regiment 19 58 v 50 18 Taxes
11 Bookworms 14 49 v 56 22 St Francis of Assisi
12 Outside Edge 23 45 v 55 14 Wallaseyans
13 Shipwrecked 24 59 v 55 15 Old Bangers
14 Wandering Star 23 59 v 63 25 Duncans Doughnuts
15 Magpies 24 0 v w/o 16 Plasterers Arms
16 Standard Bearers 31 51 v 60 19 Residents
17 Earles 10 59 v 51 21 Exiles
18 J.C.and the Jets 24 53 v 57 20 Aardvarks
19 Black Horse 22 57 v 60 14 Judges
20 Aigburth Swans 12 48 v 55 13 Bishop Eton
21 Top Shelf 17 52 v 58 20 Tramway
22 CTK Wanderers 19 0 v w/o 0 Victorian Cricketers
23 Aigburth People 16 59 v 43 18 CTK Cavaliers

 

  Third Round Draw hcap   hcap 15th April 2019
24 Victorian Cricketers 0 v 13 Bishop Eton
25 St Francis of Assisi 22 v 14 Judges
26 Duncan's Doughnuts 25 v 19 Monstrous Regiment
27 Earles 10 v 16 Plasterers Arms
28 Aardvarks 20 v 20 Soapsuds
29 Wallaseyans 14 v 24 Shipwrecked
30 Residents 19 v 20 Tramway
31 Aigburth People 16 v 18 St Patricks

Riley Cup 2019

1st Round 1st April 2019
Game Home Team hcap score   score hcap Away Team
1 Lever Club 28  63 v 67 18 CTK Cavaliers
2 Duncans Doughnuts 25  73 v 54 8 Kluggers
3 Gladly Stoned 7  0 v w/o 20 Tramway
4 Aigburth People 16 w/o v 0 20 Nelson's Fifth Column
5 Earles 10  66 v 55 15 Palmy Army
6 Victorian Cricketers 0  57 v 53 19 Leyfield Crown
7 Oxton Conservatives 7  54 v 57 13 Bishop Eton

 

Second Round 8th April 2019
Game Home Team hcap score   score hcap Away Team
8 Aigburth CC 25   v   18 St Patricks
9 Bebington Hockey 20   v   20 Soapsuds
10 Monstrous Regiment 19   v   18 Taxes
11 Bookworms 14   v   22 St Francis of Assisi
12 Outside Edge 23   v   14 Wallaseyans
13 Shipwrecked 24   v   15 Old Bangers
14 Wandering Star 23   v   25 Duncans Doughnuts
15 Magpies 24   v   16 Plasterers Arms
16 Standard Bearers 31   v   19 Residents
17 Earles 10   v   21 Exiles
18 J.C.and the Jets 24   v   20 Aardvarks
19 Black Horse 22   v   14 Judges
20 Aigburth Swans 12   v   13 Bishop Eton
21 Top Shelf 17   v   20 Tramway
22 CTK Wanderers 19   v   0 Victorian Cricketers
23 Aigburth People 16   v   18 CTK Cavaliers

 

Mimir finals

Seven Wirral players attended the Merseyside wide finals night for the Mimir, 5 of us fell at the first stage but Karl Whelan and Jim Eccleson went all the way and have qualified for the Mimir final which will take place at 8pm on the 15th May at Hoylake Social Club. This event will also host the MCC final and the MCC plate final, the latter of which will see Wirral team Oxton Conservatives playing.

There is also the presentation of trophies so the Wirral President's Shield team, captained by Steve Lomas will be collecting the President's shield AND the Presidential Challenge. 

The evening will be catered and it would be great to see lots of Wirral players in attendance to cheer on Karl and Jim and to celebrate the great performance of the President's Shield team.

Mastermind - Contestants Wanted

Mastermind

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Another Wirral player goes for a million!

Helen Belcham

For the second time this year, a Wirral player has made it into contestants' row on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire!.  Following up Jon Stitcher's appearance earlier in the year, Helen Belcham of Soapsuds will be appearing on Thursday March 7th.

Does she have a fast finger?  Will she ask the audience?  Has her friend paid his phone bill?  Tune in on Thursday to find out.

I'm sure you'll join us in wishing her the best of luck. 

Wirral Quiz League Facebook page

To accompany our Twitter account there is now also a WQL FB page which can be found at 
https://www.facebook.com/WirralQuizLeague/
Results and news will be posted there as well as on this website but it is hoped that it may help us reach a new audience and increase numbers.

Mal Leeming

We are saddened to announce the passing of Mal Leeming the long term secretary of Legionnaires team. He was much loved due to his unique personality, sense of humour and quick wit. He had a fascinating view on life and was interested in all the people he came into contact with. He will be sadly missed.

Mimir results

A great night at the Wirral Mimir occurred on Thursday 7th February. An incredibly close final saw Jim Eccleson (Oxton Cons) answer his final three questions correctly to pip Karl Whelan (Hoylake LTC) by 1 just 1 point. Sam Roberts (Plasterer's Arms) and Kevin Mather (Extras) weren't far behind.

Full results from every match played now follow

 

Preliminary round
Name Team Score
Karl Whelan Hoylake LTC 19
Jim Eccleson Oxton Cons 15
Ian Jack Plasterer's Arms 8
Margaret Howe Bebington Hockey 6

 

Round 1

Name

Team Score

Karl Whelan

Hoylake LTC 26
Ian McKie Magpies 11
Mike Greatbatch Bebington Hockey 6
Neil Karisa Magpies 5

 

 

Jim Eccleson Oxton Cons 18
Rodney Watkins Extras 11
Pam Baker Soapsuds 7
Peter Ferrett Clarence 5

 

Kevin Mather Extras 18
Chris Weston Hoylake LTC 8*
Peter Maddocks Bebington Hockey 8*
Tony Bibby Magpies 7

Chris Weston won the  tiebreaker 1-0 to qualify

 

Sam Roberts Plasterer's Arms 14
Steve Lomas Aardvarks 13
Jon Stitcher Plasterer's Arms 8
Helen Belcham Soapsuds 8

 

Semi Finals
Karl Whelan Hoylake LTC 15
Jim Eccleson Oxton Cons 11
Chris Weston Hoylake LTC 9
Steve Lomas Aardvarks 7

 

Kevin Mather Extras 1st
Sam Roberts Plasterer's Arms 2nd
Rodney Watkins Extras 3rd
Ian McKie Magpies 4th

* Scoresheet is missing for this match

 

FINAL
Jim Eccleson Oxton Cons 14
Karl Whelan Hoylake LTC 13
Sam Roberts Plasterer's Arms 11
Kevin Mather Extras 9

 

As Rodney Watkins is unable to attend the finals night the seven qualifiers from Wirral are the other 7 semi finalists. Peter Maddocks and Jon Stitcher are first reserves

Mimir

This year's Mimir competition will take place on Thursday February 7th at New Brighton Cricket Club.

The event is open to all players in both divisions of the Wirral Quiz League and the top 7 players will qualify for the Merseyside finals.

The event will start at 8pm promptly, please let us know if you intend to attend as we are anticipating the need for a preliminary round this year.

Also, if anyone would like to assist with officiating then please come along.

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