Handicap Competitions

Division 1
Team Handicap
Bebington Hockey 14
Brewer's Arms Neston 14
Clarence 13
Extras 4
Gladly Stoned 0
Hoylake LTC 12
Legionnaires 9
Oxton Conservatives 1
Plasterers Arms 10
Scumbag College 7
The Gasworks Gang 11
Thingwall 11
Toulouse Le Plot 3
Wallaseyans 10


Division 2
Team Handicap
Aardvarks 5
Browns 13
Cheshire Cheese 6
Early Doors 12
Irby Nomads 3
Lever Club 13
Magpies 8
Nelson's Fifth Column 4
Our Lady's 7
Roundheads 2
Shipwrecked 8
Soapsuds 0
Taxes 1


September Fixtures Now Available

The early season fixtures have been uploaded to the Fixture Calendar - the season's complete fixtures will be available in the handbooks, to be passed out at Presentation Night on 29th September.

Merseyside Jubilee Pairs Competition

All players are invited to take part in a Pairs Competition to help celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the MQL. This will take place on Wednesday 11 September 2019 at Hoylake Social Club, 11 Trinity Road, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 2BR starting at 8pm.

Players who wish to take part will be ranked and then pairs will be created on the night by drawing a player from the top half of the rankings with one from the other half. The first stage of the competition is usually a 40 or 50 question quiz in which each pair write their answers to spoken questions.

The top 6 pairs progress to a “15 to 1” style Semi-Final in which each pair starts with 3 “lives” and questions are asked to each pair in turn. When three pairs have been eliminated then the remainder go through to the Final played on the same lines.

If time permits, we also hope to have a Plate Competition so that as many as possible remain involved as the evening progresses.

There is no entry fee and light refreshments will be served. If you would like to take part then please register with Brian Thompson (briathom59@gmail.com) by midday on Wednesday 4 September (1 week before the competition).

Andrea Jones

As you will remember, Andrea Jones sadly passed away last summer. Shortly before her death she recorded episodes of Fifteen to One which will begin airing on Channel 4 on Friday 14th June. You get up to 3 chances to make the final three and so she could be appearing on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th as well.

Andrea was a huge character in Wirral division 2 and I'm sure seeing her on TV will bring back some happy memories for us all.

Liverpool Pairs Finals 2019

The annual Liverpool pairs competition took place at APH on Presentation Night - 13th May 2019. Both Pam Baker (Soapsuds) and Jon Stitcher (Plasterer's Arms) made and appearance in the final stages.

Last year's winners, Mark Kerr and Jim Toal, set both the written qualifying quiz and the knockout final rounds.  

Wirral successes at finals evening

Congratulations go to Oxton Cons who won the MCC Plate competition with a comfortable win in the final against Judges of Liverpool thanks to a superb all round team performance.


Wirral's Karl Whelan and Jim Eccleson were both appearing in the Mimir final against Pat Gibson (of Eggheads fame) and John Wilson, both of Ormskirk. It was a great competition and Karl was leading going into the final 3 questions but Pat knew all 3 and pipped Karl by 1 point.


There was also moderate success for Wirral players at the Liverpool Pairs evening. Pam Baker (Soapsuds), who was paired with Stuart Scholes of Kluggers finished 4th and Jon Stitcher (Plasterer's Arms) who was paired with Peter Harris of Aigburth Swans came 3rd.

Liverpool Pairs Competition and Presentation Night

Liverpool Quiz League Presentation Evening 2019
Pairs Competition

As is traditional, Wirral players are invited to attend the Liverpool Quiz League presentation evening and take part in the annual Pairs competition.  Players are randomly paired on the evening and there will be a qualifying written quiz to select the six highest scoring pairs.  These will then go forward into a 15-to-1 style knockout quiz to decide the champions.

The event takes place on Monday 13th May 2019, starting at 8pm at Aigburth People’s Hall, Aigburth Vale, Liverpool, L17 0DG

Refreshments will be provided.

Ted Riley Cup Final 2019

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
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