Welcome back after our longer than usual Christmas break. Below are all the results from the last round of games in 2007 which were all played on the 11th of December.
The Principals head the A League going into 2008 courtesy of their win in a very high scoring game against the Ox-fford. Alan Levitt top scored for the Principals with 48 and heads the Individual rankings. Mark Watson missed out on a maximum 60 score (a feat rarer than Portsmouth scoring at home) by one question, failing to come up with the name of one of the many Rock Hudson / Doris Day films, namely "Pillow Talk". (He couldn't get past thoughts of "The Pyjama Game" for some reason...)
The Dolphin beat the Ox-fford 'C' by just 8 points, Peter McBride scoring a season's best 48 in doing so. Haydn Thompson maintained his usual incredible consistency with 42 for the 'C'. The Dolphin Dragons beat the New Castle in the only other game, with the match seeing the welcome return (as far as the Dragons were concerned anyway) of Gary Stubbs for the Dragons. Gary now lives elsewhere but makes occasional forays back to his old stamping grounds and did so very effectively this time with 42.
The B League saw the closest game of the week in which the Cock Inn beat the Waters Green Wonderers by just 3 points. Jackie Hulme (33) and Bob Langstaff (30) top scored for both teams. The numbers in brackets are their scores, not their ages of course...
The British Flag top the table after beating the ever dangerous Harrington Academicals whilst the Baths Hotel beat the Three Crowns, for whom Billy Stubbs scored a seasons best 30. The Lamb Inn denied the George & Dragon their first win of the season, Marshall Barnard producing an excellent 33 for the Lamb. Despite 27 from Mike Bennett and 24 from Pat Jeater, the Lamb won by 14 points.
The Knot Inn continue to head up the C League with another raft of excellent performances from Brian and Andrew Bogie (30 and 27 respectively) along with 30 from Mike Hancock. The Prince of Wales did well to run the Sutton Church House close but the availability of only three players (unless there is a Mr T. Lard now playing) meant that the SCH won by 16 points - Betty Dobson top scoring with 24.
Geoff Parkin top scored with 36 for the Harrington 'B' who beat the Puss Artists whilst Mark Griffiths had his best night of the season with 39 for the Park Tavern, who beat the Waters Green Rams.
The questions scored a middling number for entertainment value and divided opinion amongst those involved. Some teams were very happy with them and marked accordingly, others thought some of the questions were a bit too much "straight from a book" and there were occasions where the same person was getting lots of questions on the same subjects. You can see all the questions via Nick's website here http://nicksquiz.blogspot.com/ and make up your own mind...