New Season Details

The fixtures for the first part of season 2015/16 have now been published on the Fixture calendar.  The season will be organised as follows:

  • The first part of the season comprising weeks 1-15 (up to Christmas) will comprise of an “Autumn Competition” of 1 division of 14 teams who will play each other once only. Included in the 15 week cycle will be Round 1 of the Knock-Out competition (week 8 -20th October) and the Knock-Out and Supporters Plate Reducing Round (week 15 – 8th December). Points to be awarded as per last season, however, no scores or points accrued will be carried forward into the second half of the season.
  • The second part of the season will commence on 5th January, 2016, with the 14 teams being split into 2 divisions of 7. Teams will play each other once (during weeks 16-22 inclusive) with points being awarded as per last season.
  • The Warrington MIMIR Heats will take place on 17th February, 2016
  • The Handicap Competition will begin in week 23 (23rd February, 2016) and will be run on the same format as last year, viz with a Group phase and based on league position after the first part of the season.

Scanned and e-mailed copies of the score sheet will be acceptable in place of postal returns, with cc to the opposing team as well, to Stuart Miller (stuart011047@gmail.com) or to results@warringtonql.org.uk

Team Secretaries to check if they have the questions for the following week and to inform the General Secretary 48 hours in advance of the match for any non-arrival of question sets. The General Secretary will generally have a spare set available for use as necessary. In event of complete non-arrival of all questions a complete spare set will be provided by the General Secretary.

A copy of the handbook for the new season can be downloaded here:

15 to 1 auditions in Liverpool

Remedy Productions are holding auditions for Fifteen to One in Liverpool on the 28th of August. If anyone is looking for more information please email them at SeanMaguire@remedyproductions.tv or give them a call on 0141 428 3417.

Pre-season Quiz Night

A room has been booked at St Oswald's for Tuesday 18th, for a pre-season quiz as happened last season. The idea is to try out question sets for vetting and to have a fun night. All are welcome, and a small charge will be made for refreshments.  The evening will start at 8.30pm.

If you are going to attend, please let Derek Moody know to give him an idea of how many to cater for.

MQL Quizzers on the TV

In the coming weeks, several players from the MQL will be appearing on TV.

On 20th July Liverpool University beat St Peter's, Oxford on University Challenge.  The Liverpool team includes Jack Bennett, who played several matches for Rainhill Victoria last season, and reached the last 6 in the Liverpool pairs competition.

In the coming weeks Neil Macaskill , David Knapp, David Smith (all Warrington) and Jon Stitcher (Wirral) will be appearing on Only Connect on BBC2.  Neil will be appearing as a member of the Spaghetti Westerners on 27th July, David Smith as a member of The Railwaymen on 3rd August, David Knapp as a member of The Bookworms team on 17th August, and Jon as a member of the Athenians team on 24th August.

John Haynes of Irby Nomads (Wirral) appeared on Channel 4's '15 to 1' on Tuesday 4th August.

Liverpool Uni
 

If you know of any other people appearing on the TV, please let me know.

MQL Finals Night 2015

The MQL Finals Night was held at Aigburth People's Hall in Liverpool on Wednesday 14th May 2015.  The results of the competitions were as follows:

MQL Plate

Zetland of Southport and Formby League beat Bishop Eton of the Liverpool League 46-41 after a close fought match

MQL Challenge Cup

Rainhill Victoria of the Liverpool League beat Oxton Conservatives of the Wirral League 51-38.

MIMIR Final

In a hard fought contest, Pat Gibson of the Ormskirk League beat Ray Oakes, also of the Ormskirk League and Rod Moore and Brian Thompson of the Liverpool League.  The final scores were Pat Gibson 17, Ray Oakes 14, Rod Moore 11 and Brian Thompson 11.

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