left is David Dutton (Casablanca) with his wife Denise, a Sefton
Councillor, at a garden party held at Buckingham Palace in June
Southport and Formby
Quiz League : Quiz Notes
By Tom Farley
ending 24th May 2014
Cup Semi-finals and Final
Conceding 6, Wings managed to overcome their perennial rivals Zetland
54 - 45 led by good scoring from Dag Griffiths 20, Tom Farley 16 and
Bob Parry 10 with Dave Sinclair 16 and John Clarke 12 scoring well
for their opponents. Despite conceding 7 to Formby Pavilion, cup holders
E Street Band had little difficulty in achieving a comfortable 43
- 33 victory with good scoring from Dave Nickeas 16, and Ann Page
and Alan Wright, both 12, with Leon Metford 10 leading for the Formby
side. In the final, Wings became the first team to win the cup off
scratch. Conceding 13, they overcame the handicap in 2 rounds but
thereafter were made to fight to win by only 5 points at 48 - 43.
All of Wings quartet of Tom Farley, Bob Parry, Maurice Wright
and Dag Griffiths made good contributions, rounding off the most successful
season in the teams history.
Keith Mulhearn became the 4th Wings player to win the trophy, partnered
with Dan Evans of MPs, who joined his mother Ann and uncle Bill Thomas
as winners of the competition. Tom Farley (Wings) and Ged Gallagher
(Formby Pavilion) were runners-up.
ending 17th May 2014
closest match was E Street Bands 50 - 47 defeat of Quads despite
conceding 5. All of the home sides players were in double figures,
Dave Nickeas 16, Geoff Hedley 13, Simon Jaggard 11 and David Twigge
10 with Richard Farbon 12, Adrian Cannell 11 and Tony Duffey 10 scoring
well for Quads. Conceding 2 and led by Dave Sinclair 21, John Clarke
15 and Harry Owen 14, Zetland proved too strong for Casablanca in
winning 59 - 38 with Dave Dutton 14, Chris Sumner 12 and Arthur Jones
10 replying for the Formby side. Despite receiving 32, newcomers Southport
Old Links season came to a sad end with a heavy 71 - 50 defeat
at Wings. Dag Griffiths 27, Tom Farley 19 and Maurice Wright 17 all
scored well for the home side. Conceding 1 and led by Ged Gallagher
15 and Nick Aindow 12, Formby Pavilion achieved a fine 43 - 36 victory
at Exams, Brian Waggett 13 leading for the first division side.
Merseyside Challenge Cup
Congratulations to Wings on finally winning the top competition for
Merseyside teams after 3 defeats in the final over the years. All
of their quartet of Tom Farley, Keith Mulhearn, Maurice Wright and
Dag Griffiths played well in their 38 - 22 defeat of the top Wirral
League side Oxton Conservatives.
Mimir Trophy - Merseyside Individual Competition
Commiserations to Dag Griffiths (Wings) on narrowly failing to win
the competition for the second time, finishing 2 points behind Pat
Gibson, the world quiz champion and of the Ormskirk League, with 2
other players of the Ormskirk League being in 3rd and 4th positions.