Season 2012/13

The fixtures for the 2012/13 season have now been published.  They can be found on each team's page, or on the event calendar.

There has been a minor rule change for season 2012/13.  A bonus point will now be awarded to a team losing by four points or fewer (it was previously three points).

Also, for season 2012/13 it will be permitted for home teams to submit score-sheets electronically by scanning them and emailing copies to Stuart Miller (smiller@19a-edgars.freeserve.co.uk), Derek Moody, (derek.moody@yahoo.co.uk), Cliff Houghton (cliff.angela9@gmail.com) and the opposing team secretary (or other email contact of opposing team if the secretary is not on email.  Hard copies of score-sheets must be retained and all submitted to Nick Corless by the following dates:

  1. For weeks 1-7 inclusive – by 31 October 2012
  2. For weeks 8-14 inclusive and Knock-out Round 1 – by 31 December 2012
  3. For weeks 15-21 inclusive and Knock-out Round 2 and Supporters’ Plate Round 1 – by 28 February 2013
  4. For weeks 22-28 inclusive – by 30 April 2013

Fines will be levied as usual for score-sheets not sent electronically before the end of the week in which the match took place and for hard copies not submitted by the due date.

Finals Night Pictures

Pictures from this year's finals night are now available on the new Gallery page.

Mastermind

Gary Grant

Former Warrington League player Gary Grant has become the latest Mastermind champion, beating five other contenders in the final shown on 11th May.,

Gary, who played for The Ex-Men for a couple of seasons recently, answered specialist questions on Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, scoring 19  then adding to that with the general knowledge round to score a cracking total of 35 points, a five point lead over his nearest rival.

You can watch the final on the BBC iPlayer here

Wayne is Champion

Wayne Kelly

Congratulations to Wayne Kelly, a regular player for Alford Academicals, on his success in clinching the National Scrabble Championship title and picking up a £2,000 prize.  Wayne was crowned after a tense best-of-five showdown recently in London.  The victory was all the sweeter for Wayne who has had a string of near-misses including finishing as runner-up on TV’s Countdown series 28, being one game away from qualifying for the 2011 World Scrabble Championships, and coming third in the 2011 Association of British Scrabble Players Masters title.

Details of his win can be found on the BBC News website

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