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Cup and Plate draw

 CUP AND PLATE DRAW

On Sunday the draw was made for the Cup and Plate competitions to be played from 14th August until the final on 11th September. The games will be played as a handicap competition. New handicaps will be used based on the 18 matches of the current season. The draw is as follows:-

14th August. Preliminary round

Match 1   Millstone     v    Bryn PLC

Match 2   Merrymen   v    Robin Hood

21st August  Round 1

Match 3   Bryn Labour    v   Winner Match 1

Match 4   Delph              v   Winner Match 2

Match 5   UCC Blues       v   Masons

Match 6   Britannia         v  Talbot Colts

28th August Plate Round 1

Match 10  Loser Match 1  v  Loser Match 5

Match 11  Loser Match 2  v  Loser Match 6

4th September  Cup and Plate semi- finals

                     Cup                            Plate

Match 7  Winner Match 3  v  Winner Match 5    Match 12  Winner  Match 10 v Loser Match 4

Match 8  Winner Match 4  v  Winner Match 6    Match 13  Winner  Match 11 v Loser Match 3

11th September Cup and Plate Finals

              Cup final                                Plate final

Winner Match 7  v Winner Match 8            Winner Match 12 v Winner Match 13

Brain of Britain 2018

Paul Prior of UCC Blues appeared in the fourth semi-final of this year's competition on Monday 11th June.  You can listen to his performance by clicking on the link below:

Brain of Britain Semifinal Four

Second Half Handicaps

Team Handicap
Millstone 0
UCC Blues 1
Robin Hood 2
Talbot Colts 5
Britannia 7
Masons 7
Merrymen 8
Delph 13
Bryn PLC 20
Bryn Labour Club 20

Contestants Wanted - The Family Chase

The Family Chase

Brain of Britain

Paul Prior of UCC Blues appeared in the fifth episode of Brain of Britain, broadcast on Radio 4 on Monday 26th March. 

You can listen to find out how he got on by clicking on the link below

Brain of Britain Heat 5

Team Handicaps - 2018 (first half of season)

TEAM HANDICAP
MILLSTONE 0
UCC BLUES 1
ROBIN HOOD 2
MASONS ARMS 3
MERRYMEN 7
BRITANNIA 2014 9
BRYN LABOUR CLUB 11
DELPH 12
TALBOT COLTS 15
BRYN PLC 17

New Season 2018

All ten teams have signed up for the new season, which will start on Tuesday 3rd April 2018.

Running Horses Colts have changed venues and names - they will now be playing at the Talbot Ale House, Duke St, St Helens and will therefore be changing their name to The Talbot Colts.

The new season's fixtrures can be found in the fixture calendar, and also on each team's individual page.

Registration meeting

All existing teams who would like to compete in this year's league season must attend and express their intention to participate and also pay the first instalment of this season's fees. The meeting will take place at Upholland Conservative Club on Sunday 11th February at 8pm.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM of the Orrell and District Quiz League was held last night with 6 teams represented. The only motion was a rule change to make ALL rounds free guess rounds. The motion was carried by 5 votes to 1. It was agreed to trial the rule change for next season when it will be reviewed.

The registration meeting will take place on February 11th 2018 at 8pm, when existing teams must register for the new season.

Pat Gibson - European Quiz Champion

Pat Gibson of Millstone (and other stuff like Eggheads, Mastermind, Who Wants to be a Millionaire etc) recently won the European Quiz Championship to complete a career Grand Slam, having previously won The British and World titles.

At the competition held in Zagreb, Croatia, Pat beat several hundred other quizzers from all around Europe to take the Individual title, while also winning the pairs title with friend and fellow Egghead Kevin Ashman, and joining Kevin, Olav Bjortomt and Ian Bayley in the England team to win the European Team Championship.

There is an article on te Wigan Today website giving a nice writeup.

 

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