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2024 Season - Handicaps

The handicaps for the upcoming season have been calculate based on the pointsd difference fro teams at the end of last season, and can be seen below:

Cricketers 148 8.2 0
Delphic Horses            81 4.5 4
Masons 80 4.4 4
Star Inn 30 1.7 7
Millstone -70 -3.9 12
Merrymen -77 -4.3 13
Bryn Labour -192 -10.7 19

2024 Season - Fixtures Released

All of the teams registered last year have decided to compete in the new season.  Fixtures are available both on the Fixtures Calendar and on each team's homepage.  Handicaps for the seaon will be released soon.

2024 Registration Meeting - Thursday 7th March 2024

Delph Tavern - 8pm

All delegates and Committee Members are required to attend if possible. Should anyone not be able to make that date, then please confirm in writing ahead of the meeting your intention to enter a team for 2024.

Further to submitting an entry it would be helpful if all teams competing in 2024 were also to make an initial, nominal payment of £50 at some point between the Registration Meeting and the first round of games. (This will preclude the need for an early April ‘paying in meeting’)

 The provisional date for the first round of League matches will be Tuesday 2nd April immediately after the Easter Weekend ….this will be confirmed or amended, if necessary in due course.

(We cannot be certain of all dates and full season costings etc until we know for sure how many teams will be competing.)

2023 Annual General Meeting

Delegates and players are reminded that the League AGM will take place at The Delph Tavern at 8:00 pm on Sunday 10th December. To the extent any team would like to make any new proposal or counter proposal to the redrafted Constitution and rules as distributed last week, please do so by Sunday 3rd Dec

Similarly any nominations for office should be submitted via e-mail by the same date.

Presentation/Pairs Evening

26 players (13 pairs) representing 7 teams took part in last night’s Pairs Competition at Bryn Labour Club. After the 40 questions 6 pairs emerged as the top scorers namely Dag Griffiths (Masons) & Graham Barker (Cricketers), Paul McAteer (Delphic Horses) & Chris Quinn (Cricketers), Sue Perks (Delphic Horses) & Bill Gerrard (Star), Debbie Davidson (Bryn Labour) & Andy Firth (Cricketers), Peter Duffy (Star) & David Fitzgerald (Millstone),Tony Spark (Star) & Mike Preston (Merrymen). The competition then entered a 15 to 1 style knockout phase and only after 70 questions were the six pairs reduced to three namely Dag & Graham, Sue & Bill and Paul & Chris. The standard of quizzing was very impressive. In the final again it took well over 50 questions before Dag & Graham emerged the winners so congratulations to them.

A raffle of donated prizes raised £73 and hence more than covered the cost of the room. I would like to thank everyone who attended especially those who gave prizes and hope you all had an enjoyable evening’s quizzing.

Star Inn - Plate Runners-up

Delphic Horses - Knockout Cup Runners-up

Bryn Labour Club - Knockout Cup Winners

Delphic Horses - Handicap League Runners-up

Cricketers - Handicap League Winners

Delphic Horses - League Runners-up

Cricketers - League Winners

Millstone - Knockout Plate Winners



Presentation Night and Pairs Competition 2023

The 2023 Presentation Night will be held at Bryn Labour Club on Friday 10th November commencing at 8pm.

A Pairs competition will be held on the night, with entrants drawn together randomly.  There will be a 40 question qualifying quiz, with the highest scoring six pairs progressing to the knockout final.  This will be a 15-to-1 style quiz, with each pair having three lives, one of which will be lost each time they get an answer wrong, until just one pair remains.

Paul Prior RIP

It is with great sadness that we have to inform evrybody of the death of Paul Prior, late of the UCC Blues team, and also well known in the Ormskirk Quiz League.

His funeral will be at Southport Crematorium at 10am on October 5th.  This will be followed by a reception at The Aviary on Blindman's Lane, Ormskirk.  Please contact Paul's family if you are likely to attend, so she can cater for sufficient numbers.  If you do not have contact details, please let me know and I can pass messages on via Facebook.  Only family flowers are requested and a Just giving site has been set up. More details will be on the order of service. Please wear colourful clothing as Paul was not a big fan of black

Chris Quinn 07904 923091

Knockout Cup Competition 2023

The knockout Cup was held at the Delph Tavern on 29th August 2023 with four teams competing.  The results were as follows:

Semi Final 1 - Star Inn (4) v Bryn Labour Club (18) Semi Final 2 - Delphic Horses (0) v Millstone (8)
Home F A Away
Star Inn
Bill Gerard 20
Peter Duffy 17
53 55 Bryn Labour Club
Debbie Davidson 17
Star Inn    
Home F A Away
Delphic Horses
Mike Unsworth 15
Gary Grant 20
Paul McAteer 14
58 48 Millstone
Mike Simpson 15
Geoff Penney 11 
Plate Final - Millstone (8) v Star Inn (4) Cup Final - Delphic Horses (0) v Bryn Labour Club (18)
Home F A Away
Ian Barlow 18
Mike Leech 16
Mike Simpson 10
58 36 Star Inn
Tony Spark 12
Home F A Away
Delphic Horses
Gary Grant 17
36 63 Bryn Labour Club
Debbie Davidson 17
Tony Robinson 11
Keith Eyre 10

Many congratulations to Bryn Labour Club and Millstone on their convincing wins. Also many thanks to Ian, Chris and Bill for setting the quizzes and all those who helped officiate the games.

2023 Champions

After a title-deciding match that the Delphic Horses needed to win to take the title, The Cricketers won to take their first title since 2017 (when they were still UCC Blues).  They also won the Handicap League, again beating Delphic Horses into second place.

Delegate Meeting

Just a reminder that the second installment of team subscriptions is due at the delegate meeting to be held at the Delph Tavern at 8pm on Sunday 4th June.  The payment will be £45 per team.

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