Southport and Formby Quiz League : Quiz Notes
By Tom Farley

Week ending 4th October 2014

Division One
This week saw the first really big upset in the league with an under - strength Zetland going down 37 - 35 at E Street Band with Alan Wright 14 leading for the home side and Dave Sinclair 17 and Derek Ainsworth 10 for Zetland. Casablaanca pushed Wings all the way but the visitors eventually prevailed 49 - 42 led by Dag Griffiths 18, Tom Farley 13 and Maurice Wright 10, with Bill Thomas 15, Chris Sumner and Dave Dutton, both 11 scoring well for the home side. Devonshire Club continue to prosper with their latest victory 38 - 25 over Vikings with a good team performance led by Brian Cummins 15, Ian Jackson 13 and John Richards 10, with Alan Martin 15 and Chris Swallow 10 replying for the visitors.

Division Two
Southport FC went down to their first defeat, 33 - 26 at home to Exams who were led by Dermot Williams 11 and Brian Waggett 10, with Geoff Wilde 15 leading for the football club. Ainsdale Sands’ fortunes were boosted by the return of Jack Gardner whose fine 22, supported by Neil Cunningham 12, led them to a 46 - 26 victory over Sacred Heart, with Gerry Horton 11 leading for the visitors. Good scoring from Nick Aindow 15 and Leon Metford 12 led Formby Pavilion to a 39 - 29 victory at St Jeromes with Sue Ford 12 and John Hoyle 11 leading the reply. A fine team performance led by Richard Farbon 14, Steve McGinty 13 and Tony Duffey 12 brought Quads a 46 - 29 victory at ExPats with Phil Ward scoring a fine 18 for the home side.

Week ending 27th September 2014

Division One
This week’s Monday questions were tough and the Tuesday questions even more so, with each set producing an upset. On Monday, good scoring from John Richards 12 and Ian Jackson 10 of Devonshire Club proved too strong for Casablanca in winning 39 - 31, Chris Sumner 11 leading for the visitors. Fishermen’s Rest handled the Tuesday questions marginally better than Formby Sports to come out on top 25 - 24 led by Phil Lally 11. E Street Band managed only two 2 pointers at Wings in going down 42 - 19 with Tom Farley 16 and Dag Griffiths 15 leading for the home side.

Division Two
Fine scoring from Frank Gracie 14, Nick Aindow 13 and Margaret Copplestone 10 led Formby Pabvilion to a comfortable 40 - 26 victory over Exams with Nick Philpott 11 leading for the visitors. Led by Geoff Wilde 16 and John Hill 13, Southport FC continued their promotion form with a solid 40 - 27 victory at MPs. A fine 18 from John Hoyle led St Jeromes to a 35 - 25 victory over Ex - Pats with Kath Jackson 10 leading for the visitors. Ainsdale Sands didn’t like the Tuesday questions at all going down 32 - 13 at Quads, probably making their lowest - ever score. Tony Duffey 11 and Adrian Cannell 10 led for Quads.

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