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)


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.


Pairs Competition & Presentation Evening

In the new and smaller venue of Orrell Cricket Club, 26 players and hence 13 pairs competed for this annual competition. After over 100 questions David Fitzgerald (Britannia) & Pat Gibson (Millstone) emerged worthy winners; Tony Robinson and Debbie Davidson (both Bryn Labour Club) finished a close second while Graham Barker (UCC Blues) & Paul Swindlehurst (Bryn PLC) were third.

Trophies were awarded to the League winners and runners up - UCC Blues and Millstone. Cup winners and runners up - Bryn PLC and UCC Blues and Plate winners and runners up - Millstone and Robin Hood

Thanks to everyone for attending and making the evening a friendly (if competitive) and enjoyable one.

Pairs Competition and Presentation Evening

Another reminder that 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 sharp. The venue is a new one and might not be familiar to everyone, so here are some directions for those without satnav. The Cricket Club can be found by turning up the track at the side of the YMCA at the bottom of Winstanley Road opposite Hewitt Business Park.

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

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