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Thursday, 1 May 2014

And finally for 2013/14...


Many thanks as always to all who attended the Finals Night on Tuesday. There was an excellent turn-out and photos are posted below, all things being equal.

The result of the Cup Final saw the Waters Green Rams beat the Dolphin Dragons by 112 – 97. Congratulations to all concerned.

This was indeed a mighty effort by the Waters Green Rams who have enjoyed their most successful season ever. They are also the first team other than one from the Dolphin or Ox-fford to win the Cup since at least 1998. Well done indeed to them.

I’ve had a bit of time on my hands lately as you know – and if you didn’t, you could probably guess from the above piece of information!  I am trying to fill in just a few “blanks” in Macc Quiz League history as to who won what when etc. I don’t have a proper record of who won the Cup in 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996 or 1997. If you can assist, please do!

Thanks must go to Rick Davis and Neil Drummond for asking the questions and scoring respectively. Thanks also to Brian Bogie of the Knot Arf and Graham Bailey from the Weaver for question preparation. An excellent effort by all concerned.   

The final trophy of this year will be settled at the start of next season as usual. The Plate Final will be:-

Robin Hood v Cock Inn

This game will be played at the AGM before the start of next season, date and place to be confirmed. The Knot Know-Alls and the Park Taverners will assemble questions for this game from those not used for the Cup Final.

An excellent season saw the Nags Head win the C League with the Bate Taverners also promoted in finishing second. These two teams were relegated last season and bounce back to the B League at the first time of asking. Best wishes also go to Andy Johnson from the Nags Head, currently recuperating at home after some surgery. Andy must surely have clocked up more miles than anyone in travelling to play in the League over the years and I wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to his return next year.

Phil Davies from the Bate Taverners won the C League Individual title for the first time.

In the B League the Waters Green Rams emerged triumphant at the top of the tree and after Tuesday they have done the Cup and League Double – a fantastic achievement. The Harrington Academicals finished second and both teams will play in the A League next time around.

Keith Pointon bagged the B League Individual title for the third year running (having won the C League equivalent the year before that).

The Weaver were crowned A League Champions and rightly so after losing the fewest games of any team in the A League and they are very hard to beat at any time, covering most subject areas between all the members of the team. This is their second win in four years and no one should rule out a few more yet.

As for the A League Individual winner, even Betfred have stopped taking bets that anyone will ever catch his record number of such titles – this is the 12th since his first in 1994/95. Step forward Alan Hodgson. Well done sir and no more than you deserve.

The Ox-fford won the Cars and Vans 4U Ltd Question Setters Trophy for their General Knowledge questions from way back in Week 1, giving them their third win in a row of this trophy. Thanks as ever to Allan Sherratt for his support.

It occurs to me there is just one more issue to be settled along with the Plate Final – how about a few more nominations for the Nine-Banded Armadillo Trophy for the season’s daftest question? You know where to send them…

Finally, my thanks once again to Rick Davis who stood in to provide News & Views updates in my absence at the end of the season. I continue to improve with every week that passes and my thanks to all of you for all your kind messages in recent months, it is much appreciated.

If I don’t see you before, have a great summer and see you in the autumn when the ball will roll once more…



1 comment:

Unknown said...


I'd be delighted if you could publicise the fact to the members of your Quiz League that there will be a Quiz Event at Rochdale Town Hall on Saturday 9th August starting at 11:30.

There will be a short individual written quiz in the morning, and in the afternoon there will be a variety of team quizzes and buzzer quizzes.

Because we have made a very good deal with the Town Hall, there will only be a nominal fee of £5, with any surplus going to charity. The Town Hall canteen should be open for hot and cold drinks and hot and cold food.

If you have any questions or suggestions for the afternoon's quizzing, please do not hesitate to get in touch. However, there are some details on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1492678450950829/?ref=ts&fref=ts

This s designed to be complementary with the existing Grand Prix circuit run by Quizzing Interactive Limited. Most of their events take place in the Midlands and South of England, so I see this as a chance for those of us in the North to have a chance to get together. I would still recommend the Grands Prix to anyone. Events are always held on the first Saturday of the month.

My quiz pedigree is of 30+ years playing in the Merseyside Quiz League and several broadcast quizzes. I am now one of the setters for specialist rounds for Mastermind.


John Wilson

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