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Monday, 22 March 2010

Tempus fugit...

Apologies again for the late updating and tardy blog-keeping, pressures of that dreary work business have been allowed to hold sway lately.

Tuesday the 23rd of March sees the last League games of this season – the postponed Week 10 games – with much still up for grabs. As the dust starts to think about settling on another season, some of the issues are starting to be decided. Tonight will see the final calculations fall into place.

The last remaining entertainment for the season will then be the Finals Night at the Weaver, Thornton Square, Macclesfield, Tuesday 13th April 2010, 7.30pm onwards for prompt 8pm start.

The evening will consist of the Cup Final initially and then the presentation of all this season's prizes.

The Cup Final will be (for the second year running) between the Dolphin and the Ox-fford ‘C’.

If you haven’t done so already, please submit your 20 questions for the Cup and Plate Finals in a sealed envelope to Waters Green Tavern by close of play tomorrow. Thank you to all those who have sent in questions already.

Also available on the Finals Night will be the season's last News & Views, which will give all the tables and statistics for the entire season.

Please support the last “Do” of the season and come and collect your final News & Views - you may even find you have won something!

See you all then if not before.

News & Views - Week 18 (16/03/2010)

News & Views - Week 17 (09/03/2010)

Monday, 8 March 2010


Haydn’s full Cars and Vans 4U Ltd spreadsheet has been circulated and a summary appears in the post below. The latest calculation involves the last two week’s worth of questions.

We have had a run of unfortunate news recently in terms of dear departed friends, but here is a positive story for a change. Liz Horrocks from the Dolphin Dragons has just had a novel published, which is (and will remain) at least one more than me!

The book is entitled The Edge of Doom from Vanguard Press / Pegasus Publishers and is available from all the usual sources these days – Waterstones and Amazon both have it on line as well. The summary describes the story as “…set in a variety of times, but focussed in the Cheshire countryside, The Edge of Doom is rooted in ancient stories, and leads eventually to the sandstone hill of Alderley Edge, a place of mystery, where legend and history meet.”

Amazon say that people who bought the book have also bought The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Time Traveler’s Wife. Illustrious company indeed!

Well done indeed to Liz and I have posted the official ‘Press Release’ too so you can find it and get buying!

I think Liz is the second Dragon (no slight intended) to enter print. Fellow quizzer Chris Wearne had a book on economics published back in 2008 examining Britain’s increasingly shaky love affair with money. A team of many talents, to be sure…

The Edge of Doom...

Cars and Vans 4U Ltd Question Setters Trophy

News & Views - Week 16 (02/02/2010)

Monday, 1 March 2010

Betty Dobson

More sad news reaches me this week that Betty Dobson, a player for many teams going back much further than I can remember in the Quiz League, has passed away after being ill for the last year of so. Betty has most recently featured for the Sutton Church House and last played in the League in 2008. Many people will have met Betty over the years – she was playing for the Franklin, I think, when I started – and she will be very much missed. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends. I will pass on any more details as I get them.

News & Views - Week 15 (23/02/2010)