Southport and Formby Quiz League : Quiz Notes
By Tom Farley


Week ending 30th April 2016

Don Standing Cup Final
Wings completed the cup and league double but only after a tough struggle against Casablanca. The lead changed hands several times and , with 2 questions remaining, the scores were level. Wings answered both to finish 45 - 42 ahead with good contributions from all 4 players, Dag Griffiths 17, Keith Mulhearn 14, Tom Farley 10 and Maurice Wright with the Formby side's quartet of Dave Dutton 13, Arthur Jones 12, Bill Thomas 11 and Chris Sumner 8 almost matching them. The well - received quiz was set by Geoff Hedley of E. Street Band.

Maurice Jefferies Plate Final
Quads led by 11 after 5 rounds but Exams rallied to win all of the last 3 rounds to narrow the gap and finish only 46 - 41 down. All of the players scored well with Adrian Cannell 14, Tony Duffey and Richard Farbon, both 13 and Pat Duffey 6 for Quads and Nick Philpott 13, Dermot Williams 11, Jim Quigley 10 and Steve James 7 replying for Exams.

Week ending 23rd April 2016

Don Standing Cup Semi-Finals
Holders Wings reached the final, getting the better of Formby Sports after a tough match. The Formby side led after 2 rounds but Wings took the 3rd 7 - 1 and won most of the other rounds narrowly to finish 48 - 41 ahead. All of the Wings players were in double figures with Tom Farley 16, Keith Mulhearn 12 and Dag Griffiths and Maurice Wright, both 10, all making useful contributions with Keith Gowans 12 and Gary Buxton 11 for the home side. They will play Casablanca who proved too strong for Southport FC to win 52 - 43 on the Monday questions. Dave Dutton 22 and Bill Thomas 15 scored well for the Formby side and Mick Hopkins and Geoff Wilde, both 12, for the football club.

Maurice Jefferies Plate Semi-Finals
Both matches were very close with Exams and Quads achieving narrow wins and will meet in the final. Led by Adrian Cannell 15 and Richard Farbon 10, Quads defeated Formby Pavilion 36 - 34 with Leon Metford 10 leading for the Formby side. Exams were level with St Jeromes with 2 questions left but answered both to finish 38 - 35 ahead. Nick Philpott 15 led for Exams and a fine 17 from Mike Beckingham and Terry Wafer 10 for the visitors.

Week ending 16th April 2016

Don Standing Cup Quarter-Finals
Closest game this week was Southport FC's 35 - 34 defeat of Quads with John Hill 14 and Tony Adams 10 leading for the home side and Richard Farbon 18 and Steve McGinty 10 for Quads. Led by Gary Buxton 15 and Keith Gowans 12, Formby Sports proved too strong for Devonshire Club in winning 45 - 33 with John Richards 10 leading for the visitors. Casablanca beat E Street Band by a similar score, 47 - 33 led by good scoring from Dave Dutton 16 and Bill Thomas 15 with Geoff Hedley 11 leading the reply. All of Wings' players were in double figures in their comfortable 57 - 35 defeat of Fishermen's Rest with Dag Griffiths 19, Maurice Wright and Keith Mulhearn, both 13, and Tom Farley 12 all contributing and Dave Williams and Steve Murphy, both 10, leading for the home side.

Maurice Jefferies Plate Quarter-Finals
Formby Pavilion continued their recent good form with a 39 - 31 victory over Ainsdale Sands led by good scoring from Nick Aindow 18 and Margaret Copplestone 10 with Keith Wilkinson and Jack Gardner, both 11, leading the reply. Steve James 15, Dermot Williams 11 and Jim Quigley 10 all contributed well to Exams' 40 - 31 victory over MPs, with Ann Evans 11 leading for the visitors. St Jeromes had a bye.

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