Southport and Formby Quiz League : Quiz Notes
By Tom Farley


Week ending 9th May 2015

Handicap Cup Quarter-finals
Southport FC achieved a fine surprise victory over the holders Wings despite losing their 17 point start after only 4 rounds. They managed the rather tricky second - half questions a little better than their hosts to come out 46 - 45 winners. John Hill 10 and Geoff Wilde 9 led for the football club and Keith Mulhearn 15, Tom Farley 13 and Dag Griffiths 10 for Wings. Devonshire Club proved too strong for Sacred Heart and prevailed 41 - 36 despite their 12 point concession. John Richards 18 and Brian Cummins 10 led for Devonshire and Harry Cooper and Ray Mitcham, both 10, for the visitors. Led by Jim Quigley 10, Exams made light of their 5 point concession to MPs to win 36 - 31. Fishermen’s Rest made the most of their 5 point start on Formby Sports to win 36 - 34 led by John Ashcroft 13 with Molly West 13 and Sheila Tickle 10 leading the reply.


Week ending 2nd May 2015


Handicap Cup First Round
Probably the top result of the week was Exams’ 33 - 28 victory at Quads, exceeding their three point start, with Dermot Williams 12 leading for the visitors. Receiving 17, Sacred Heart proved too strong for Casablanca in winning 38 - 32 with Dave Dutton 10 leading for the latter. Conceding one and led by Geoff Wilde 10, Southport FC scored a fine 30 - 28 victory over Ainsdale Sands despite a fine 16 from Jack Gardner. Good scoring from Ian Jackson 11 and John Richards 10 led Devonshire Club to a fairly comfortable 38 - 29 victory over E Street Band despite conceding two, Geoff Hedley 12 leading for the visitors. Led by Molly Wright 15, Formby Sports made light off their 17 point concession to St Jeromes to come out 39 - 35 winners. Conceding 18 and led by Dag Griffiths 21 and Keith Mulhearn and Tom Farley, both 11, Wings finished strongly to beat Formby Pavilion 51 - 41.

MQL Feeny Cup
Our league’s only representatives Wings reached the final with fine victories over Collywobblers of the Ormskirk League and Kluggers of the Liverpool League before going down to the redoubtable Old Dog team of the Ormskirk League, an all star team which contains the many times world quiz champion and 'Egghead' Pat Gibson.

 

Week ending 25th April 2015

Don Standing Cup Final
Longstanding rivals Wings and Zetland contested the final with Wings winning fairly comfortably 42 - 28. All of the Wings’ players; Tom Farley, Keith Mulhearn, Maurice Wright and Dag Griffiths made good contributions. Wings’ win gave them another cup and league double and they will look forward to renewing the rivalry next season. The questions were set by Geoff Hedley (E Street Band)

Maurice Jefferies Plate Final
A fine team performance from Formby Sports gave them a comfortable 54 - 31 victory over Second Division champions Quads. Sheila Tickle 22, Molly West 12, Gary Buxton 11 and Keith Gowans 9 all scored well with Tony Duffey and Richard Farbon, both 11, leading the reply. The questions were set by Tom Farley.



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