Southport and Formby Quiz League : Quiz Notes
By Tom Farley

Week ending 19th April 2014

Don Standing Cup Semi-Finals
Zetland will play Casablanca in this year’s final. Led by Dave Sinclair 16 and Harry Owen and Derek Ainsworth, both 11, Zetland proved much too strong for Devonshire in winning 46 - 24 with Ian Jackson 10 leading for the home side. Casablanca, were made to struggle by their second division opponents Fishermen’s Rest, making up 4 points in the last round to achieve a tie, then winning the extra round to win 41 - 37. Arthur Jones 13 and Dave Dutton 10 led for the Formby side and Steve Murphy 13 and John Ashcroft 12 for the visitors.

Maurice Jefferies Plate Semi-Finals
Wings will meet Quads in this year’s final. Led by Tom Farley 19, Keith Mulhearn 14 and Dag Griffiths 12, Wings were always comfortable against Ainsdale Sands and ran out 51 - 24 winners, Jack Gardner 15 leading for Sands. Quads came out on top against Formby Pavilion in the other semi - final led by good scoring from Richard Farbon 12 and Tony Duffey 10. Both finals will be played at Ainsdale Sands on Tuesday 29th April.

Merseyside Quiz Leagues Feeny and Rendon Cups
Congratulations to both Wings and Fishermen’s Rest in reaching their respective finals after each achieving 2 wins against first and lower division teams respectively from across Merseyside. Each will play round-robin finals against 2 other opponents at the Gild Hall, Formby on Wed 30th April.


Week ending 12th April 2014

Don Standing Cup Quarter-Finals
Despite their fine win over Wings, Formby Sports weren’t quite able to repeat the feat over Zetland. Led by a fine 24 from Dave Sinclair, supported by Harry Owen 13, the visitors just edged it 47 - 45 with Sheila Tickle and Molly West, both 13, and Keith Gowans 12 leading for the Formby side. Led by Brian Cummins 16 and Ian Jackson 12, Devonshire Club proved too strong for E Street Band in winning 43 - 37 with Alan Wright 12 and Ann Page 11 leading for the visitors. Promoted Fishermen’s Rest won the battle of the second division teams in beating MPs 38 - 35 with good contributions from Dave Tarr 13, Steve Murphy 12 and John Ashcroft 11, Ann Evans 18 leading for the visitors. In the semi - final, they will play Casablanca who defeated Southport FC 46 - 38, Bill Thomas 14, Dave Dutton 13 and John Cochrane 10 leading for the home side and John Hill 14 and Geoff Wilde 13 for the football club.

Maurice Jefferies Plate Quarter-Finals
Led by good scoring from Richard Farbon 17 and Pat Duffey 10, Quads defeated ExPats 40 - 35, Phil Ward 15 leading for the visitors. Second division Formby Pavilion achieved a fine 41 - 37 victory over Exams, Nick Philpott and Brian Wagstaff, both 10, leading for the visitors. Led by Jack Gardner 15 and Derek Roberts 11, Ainsdale Sands comfortably defeated St Jeromes 42 - 29, Sue Ford 12 leading for the Formby side. In the semi - final, Sands will play Wings who had a bye.

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