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Presentation Evening and Pairs Competition

This annual end of season event will take place at Orrell Red Triangle Cricket Club,Winstanley Road, Orrell, WN5 7XF, on Friday 3rd November starting at 8.30pm.

Anyone who participated in the games this season, is eligible to enter. Please come along to what should be an enjoyable evening.

Quizzing Grand Prix - Hoylake

On 6th May 2017, the Quizzing Grand Prix circuit event will be held at The Hoylake Social Club.

If you have not taken part in one of these events before, they consist on a 90 minute written quiz, split into six different genera, such as Sport, entertainment etc.  Overall results are calculated on your best 5 scores out of the six, and there are also awards for the top scorers in each of the genera.

Your results contribute to a set of national quiz rankings, enabling you o compaer your performance against hundreds of quizzers around the country and indeed the world.

After the written quiz, there will be a team quiz, and the Hot 100, an international quiz taken by players around the world.

The event opens at 11.00am, for an 11.30amd start, and costs £12.50 per player (first timers and registered students get a 50% discount for their first event).

To allow for printing etc, you should register on the Quizzing Website (www.quizzing,co.uk) or via the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1637010162987174/?ti=cl

Mastermind - Contestants Wanted

The producers of Mastermind are looking for contestants to appear in the 2017/18 series which will be filming later this year.  If you would like to have a go, please fill in the online application form at https://ssl.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mk1s/contact

Fixtures for the New Season

The fixtures for this season are now available on the website. Your own team's fixtures can be found using the teams tab and all the fixtures are available under the fixtures tab.

The new season begins on Tuesday April 4th.

Player Looking For A Team

Mark Davies, who plays for Woodlands in The Warrington Quiz League, is looking to join a team in the Orrell League.  If you could offer him a place, please email him at mark.brian.davies@gmail.com or give him a call at 07702 808266

Due to fixture clashes at the beginning and end of the season, there may be a couple of matches that he is unable to play in

Handicaps for the new season

We plan to run a Handicap table alongside the traditional table as we did last year. The handicaps are based on last year's league results and are the same as were used in the Cup and plate competitions. The Handicaps are as follows:-

TEAM HANDICAP
MILLSTONE 0
UCC BLUES 1
ROBIN HOOD 2
RH COLTS 6
MASONS 7
BRYN LABOUR CLUB 8
MERRYMEN 9
DELPH 10
BRITANNIA 2014 10
BRYN PLC 12

 

Important Dates for the New Season

The Registration meeting for teams wishing to participate in the 2017 season will take place at 8pm on Sunday 12th February at Upholland Conservative Club

 If we have sufficient teams, we aim to start the new season on Tuesday 4th April. 

How Quizzing Got Cool

The BBC showed a fascinating programme about quizzing on 30th November, and it is available on iPlayer for the next month if you did not see it.  Click on the image below to go to the BBC iPlayer site.

 

Pairs Competition

Congratulations to Paul McAteer and Dave Phythian (both from Britannia 2014) who won the pairs competition. The runners up were Roy Atherton (Robin Hood) & Paul Coffey (RH Colts) and Sue Perks (Robin Hood) & Robin Fane (Britannia 2014).

Contestants Wanted - The Code

The Code is returning to BBC1 and they are looking for either SOLO quizzers, or teams of TWO or THREE to take part.

If you think you have got what it takes to win a rolling jackpot that could be worth THOUSANDS OF POUNDS, download The Code Series 2 Contestant Application Form by going to the website at http://primalmedia.co.uk/contestants-wanted-for-series-2-of-the-code-on-bbc-1/

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