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Coronavirus and the Upcoming Season

In view of the ever increasing numbers of people affected by Coronavirus and Covid 19 in the UK the Committee has been exchanging e-mails on the subject.

We have prepared the following statement.

  • While not recommending no handshaking, the Management Committee respect the right of individuals to choose not to shake hands during the outbreak and ask everyone else to do the same.
  • To reduce the pressure on teams to play we will suspend General Rule 6 governing the number of postponements until such time as the epidemic is seen to have passed.
  • There is no rush to rearrange fixtures and if necessary the cup competitions will be postponed/abandoned, and the time allocated for them used for rearranged fixtures with the league purchasing spare quizzes if necessary. 

We realise that this is a slightly pessimistic view but we thought that it was best to act sooner rather than later. 

Some games in the Merseyside Quiz League have ended without handshakes, following prior agreement between the teams, and this has not caused any animosity.

Best wishes 

Paul

2020 Season

Once again it is almost time for the start of a new season and I know Mike has sent you the Proposed fixture list (also published in the calendar), dependant on the number of teams joining the league this year.

Below is a list of dates proposed for the coming season:-

Management Committee Meetings

26th January,  1st March,   3rd May,   7th June,   2nd August,   6th September,  1st November &   6th December

Registration Meeting

 9th February. You can download a copy of the registration form here: Please bring it with you to the registration meeting on the 9th of February. The fee for registration will be £30 as usual.

 Payment Meetings for Delegates followed by Management Committee Meetings.

 2nd Payment   -   5th April

3rd  Payment   -   5th July

4th  Payment   -   4th October

The season will start on the 17th of March with the free week on the 18th of August.

The Knockout starts on the 25th of August with the finals on the 22nd of September.

The date of the Presentation and Pairs  evening is to be decided.

 

Cup and Plate draw

On Sunday the draw was made for the Cup and Plate competitions to be played from 13th August until the final on 10th September.

The games will be played as a handicap competition. The draw is as follows:-

13th August. Preliminary round
Match 1   Millstone (0)      48 v 55  Delph (13)
Match 2   Robin Hood  (5) 52 v  59 Bryn PLC (28)  

20th August  Round 1
Match 3   Talbot Colts  (6)  50 v 53  Delph (13)
Match 4   Masons  (15)      69 v 52 Bryn PLC (28)
Match 5   Merrymen (19)   54 v 61 Bryn Labour (20)
Match 6   Britannia  (28)    60 v 65 UVC Blues  (6)

27th August Plate Round 1
Match 10  Millstone  (0)     47 v  53 Merrymen (19)
Match 11  Robin Hood (5)  56 62 Britannia (28)

3rd September  Cup and Plate semi- finals
                     Cup                                                                       Plate
Match 7  Delph (13)    58  v 53 Bryn Labour Club (20)     Match 12  Merrymen (19) 59 v 54 Bryn PLC (28)
Match 8  Masons (15)  45  v 51 UVC Blues (6)                 Match 13  Britannia  (28) 57 v 52 Talbot Colts (6)

10th September Cup and Plate Finals
              Cup final                                                  Plate final
Delph (13) 55 v 59 UVC Blues (6)                      Merrymen (19) 63 v 70 Britannia (28)

Updated Constitution and Rules

After amendments agreed at a league meeting on 31 March 2019, an up to date version of the league's constitution and rules is now available at Downloads page

League Fixtures Published

The 2019 fixtures have now been added to the fixtures calendar, with the first match taking place on 2nd April 2019.

Paul Swindlehurst - Funeral Details

Paul's funeral will take place at Howe Bridge Crematorium, Lovers' Lane, Atherton M46 0PZ at 12:15pm on Tuesday 26th February 2019 and afterwards at the Culcheth Arms, 1 Church Lane, Culcheth WA3 5DL.

More Sad News - Paul Swindlehurst

We are sad to have to report the death of Paul Swindlehurst of Bryn PLC.  As many of you will have known, he had been poorly for several months following a serious stroke.

I will post details of the funeral arrangements as soon as I have them.

Sad News - Alan Pugh

We sadly have to report the death of Alan Pugh of Bryn PLC.  Alan died on Monday 22nd October and his funeral will take place at Wigan Crematorium at 3pm on Thursday 1st November.

Finals Night

Congratulations to Bryn Labour Club (20) who overcame Talbot Colts (8) 48-41 in the Handicap Cup Final. In the Plate Final, UCC Blues (1) emerged victorious over Millstone (0)< by 48-41. Thanks to all those who attended, played or officiated and helped to make it an enjoyable evening. 

A reminder that the Presentation Evening and Pairs Competition will take place at Orrell Cricket Club on Friday 9th November, I will post directions to the venue in a few days.

League Standings

Congratulations to Millstone who have won this year's league competition, beating UCC Blues by one point.

UCC Blues did, however, win the handicap competition with a three point margin over Robin Hood and Delph.

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