Karl Whelan

Congratulations must go out to Karl Whelan, who has scored a full house in four consecutive matches for Hoylake LTC in Division 1 so far this season.

Norman Dugdale - Sad News

From John Wahlers:

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I don't know if any of your current quizzers will know or remember Norman Dugdale, who most recently quizzed for the New Brighton Cricket Club Extras, but I want to let the League know that he passed away peacefully after a short illness on Monday 2nd of January this New Year.  Norman has been actively and enthusiastically quizzing since the 1970's, when he was part of the MANWEB team as far as I can tell from his extensive notes, but his involvement may go back even further. I am sure some of your more senior members would be able to correct me if I am wrong.  Any history or anecdotes that people may wish to share will be very happily received.  His partner Evelyn Peachey who passed away in 2003 was also an active Quizzer.

Norman finally gave up serious quizzing in the Leagues about two years ago after heart problems but I know from recent conversations that he missed the social interaction and the excitement and challenge of the events right up to the end.

His funeral and cremation will be at Landican Cemetery on Wednesday the 25th of January 2017 at 11:30 in the morning and anyone who wishes to attend will be very welcome.

Thank you.

John Wahlers (Norman's Cousin)

Player looking for a Team

Alex McCarron of Liscard is looking to join a team.  He describes his strengths and weaknesses as follows:

Mathematical Physics graduate. Trainee Teacher. 21 Years Old. Taste in Older Music (70s, 80s, 90s, Punk, Metal, Rock and Roll, etc.), Extensive Football Knowledge, as well as American Football Knowledge. Moderate to Good Knowledge of History. Good Knowledge of Science. Weak to Moderate Knowledge of Pop Culture

If you think you could offer him a place in your squad, please contact him by email at alexmccarron@hotmail.co.uk or by phone on 07460341800

How Quizzing Got Cool

The BBC showed a fascinating programme about quizzing on 30th November, and it is available on iPlayer for the next month if you did not see it.  Click on the image below to go to the BBC iPlayer site.

 

Contestants Wanted - Eggheads

12 Yard productions are looking for teams of 5 (plus a reserve) to take part in Series 19 of Eggheads on BBC2.  If you would like an application form, you can get it from the 12 Yards website here:

 

Presentation Evening and Pairs Competition 2016

The Wirral Presentation Evening and Pairs Competition took place on Sunday 25th September at Thingwall Recreation Club.

The pairs competition, set by last years winners Angela Doyle and Jon Stitcher, was won by Norman Lovely(Still Notforthcoming) and Mike McDonough (Nelson's 5th Column)

The Trophies
Karl Whelan - Wirral MIMIR Champion Not Forthcoming - Division 1 Champions Oxton Conservatives - Division 1 Runners up Hoylake LTC - Division 2 Champions

 

Merseyside Challenge Cup

The draw has been made for the Challenge cup, with the following groups having been drawn.

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
RAINHILL VICTORIA UNISON COLLEYWOBBLERS WINGS
WSC WOODWORMS OXTON CONS JUDGES WOODLANDS*
AIGBURTH PEOPLE EXILES WANDERING STAR BISHOP ETON
WALLASEYANS E STREET BAND YARBOROUGHS ABBEY SINNERS*

Group matches take place on 12th October, 9th November and 14th December, with the later rounds on 8th Feb, 8th March and 10th May 2017. Full fixture details can be found in the fixture calendar for the relevant dates.

Player appearing on the TV

Jon Stitcher of The Plasterers' Arms will be appearing on The Chase on 20th September (ITV at 5.00pm).

Jon will also be writing the questions for this year's pairs competition, which will be held at Thingwall Recreation Centre on Sunday 25th September at 8.30pm.  There will be a 50 question qualifying quiz, with the top scoring pairs going forward into a "15-1" style knockout competition.

Player Looking For a Team

Matthew Owens, a Neston based quizzer, is looking to join a team in the Wirral league.  If you think you can offer him a place, please contact him directly on matthewowens18@gmail.com or by phone at 07495 816988

His strong topics include Sport, Geography and History.  Please let me know if you can offer him a place.

New Season 2016/17

Welcome to the new 2016/2017 term of the Wirral Quiz League.  Fixtures for the first seven weeks have been added to the calendar, and the league handbooks will be distributed at the presentation evening on 25 September.

There have been no changes in league composition, and there will therefore still be be a free week for both divisions which will make it easier to accommodate any new team should they be recruited. If you are aware of any interested parties or if your squad could form a second team please let me know as soon as possible

Most details are as in the last season’s handbook except for the following major changes:-

NOT FORTHCOMING have changed their name to STILL NOT FORTHCOMING-Secretary’s phone number is 0151 648 9713

ROUNDHEADS have a new Secretary Martin Roberts 0151 201 0340

PLASTERERS have a new Secretary Jon Sticher 07929830219

There are some minor changes to email addresses etc which will be incorporated into the new handbook which will contain full fixtures and be distributed on the Presentation Night.

PRESENTATION NIGHT will take place again this year at Thingwall Recreation Centre on Sunday 25th September 2016 at 8.30pm

In addition to the prize giving-the evening will include a meeting of the Wirral Quiz League a free buffet and the 5th Wirral Pairs Quiz Competition with prizes for the winners. All trophy winners should be present but all teams are encouraged to support the event

The league AGM took place in June and a vote of thanks was passed to Steve Lomas(Aardvarks)for compiling fixtures, to Margaret Howe(Bebington Hockey) for typing the quiz sets, to our Results Secretaries Brian Braid and Dave Lawson, to Paul Davitt of the Liverpool Quiz League for organising the Riley Cup again, to Chris Quinn for maintaining and updating the website and to Thingwall Recreation Club and New Brighton CC for hosting our meetings, and Mimir competition

Congratulations were extended to Karl Whelan who was runner up in the Mimir Finals-to Hoylake LTC for winning the Rendon Cup and to Oxton Cons as runners up in the Riley Cup

Jon Sticher of Plasterers has agreed to organise a Wirral Division 2 team to play in the President’s Shield competition. The team will play at Thingwall Recreation Centre on Wednesdays throughout the season. Any Division 2 player who would be interested in playing in this competition should contact Jon (contact number above) at jonstitcher@hotmail.com

Cliff Houghton is standing down as General Secretary of the MQL and his role is being taken by Brian Thompson of the Liverpool Quiz League 0151 522 9144 briathom59@gmail.com

JIM ECCLESON - SECRETARY, WIRRAL QUIZ LEAGUE

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