August 3rd - It is with sadness that we announce the death of Graham Swinyard (Formby Pavilion)
His funeral will take place at 11 am on Tuesday 11th August at St Luke's Church, Formby and afterwards at Thornton Crematorium

Last month John Massam, a former player with Devonshire Club passed away



Southport and Formby Quiz League : Quiz Notes
By Tom Farley


Week ending 16th May 2015


Handicap Cup Semi-Finals and Final
An excellent 22 from Ian Jackson led Devonshire Club to a comfortable 42 - 32 victory over Fishermen's Rest with Phil Lally and John Ashcroft, both 10, leading the reply. In the other semi-final, Exams, receiving 1, led for seven and a half rounds but were caught and passed by Southport FC who came out 37 - 36 winners. Geoff Wilde 19 led for the football club and Jim Quigley 15 for Exams. In the final, it was Southport FC, receiving 4, who had the ascendancy until the last round when Devonshire just squeezed home 43 - 42. All of the Devonshire team of John Richards, Steve Wilson. Brian Cummins and Ian Jackson made useful contributions and Geoff Wilde 17 again led for the football club.

Pairs Competition
Adrian Cannell (Quads) and Tom Farley (Wings) won this year, just edging out Nick Philpott (Exams) and Keith Gowans (Formby Sports).

Merseyside Challenge Cup Plate Final
At MQL's Presentation Evening a solid performance by Zetland gave them victory over Bishop Eton of the Liverpool League.


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.



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