Presentation Evening and Pairs Competition 2016

The Wirral Presentation Evening and Pairs Competition took place on Sunday 25th September at Thingwall Recreation Club.

The pairs competition, set by last years winners Angela Doyle and Jon Stitcher, was won by Norman Lovely(Still Notforthcoming) and Mike McDonough (Nelson's 5th Column)

The Trophies
Karl Whelan - Wirral MIMIR Champion Not Forthcoming - Division 1 Champions Oxton Conservatives - Division 1 Runners up Hoylake LTC - Division 2 Champions


Merseyside Challenge Cup

The draw has been made for the Challenge cup, with the following groups having been drawn.

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4

Group matches take place on 12th October, 9th November and 14th December, with the later rounds on 8th Feb, 8th March and 10th May 2017. Full fixture details can be found in the fixture calendar for the relevant dates.

Player appearing on the TV

Jon Stitcher of The Plasterers' Arms will be appearing on The Chase on 20th September (ITV at 5.00pm).

Jon will also be writing the questions for this year's pairs competition, which will be held at Thingwall Recreation Centre on Sunday 25th September at 8.30pm.  There will be a 50 question qualifying quiz, with the top scoring pairs going forward into a "15-1" style knockout competition.

Player Looking For a Team

Matthew Owens, a Neston based quizzer, is looking to join a team in the Wirral league.  If you think you can offer him a place, please contact him directly on or by phone at 07495 816988

His strong topics include Sport, Geography and History.  Please let me know if you can offer him a place.

New Season 2016/17

Welcome to the new 2016/2017 term of the Wirral Quiz League.  Fixtures for the first seven weeks have been added to the calendar, and the league handbooks will be distributed at the presentation evening on 25 September.

There have been no changes in league composition, and there will therefore still be be a free week for both divisions which will make it easier to accommodate any new team should they be recruited. If you are aware of any interested parties or if your squad could form a second team please let me know as soon as possible

Most details are as in the last season’s handbook except for the following major changes:-

NOT FORTHCOMING have changed their name to STILL NOT FORTHCOMING-Secretary’s phone number is 0151 648 9713

ROUNDHEADS have a new Secretary Martin Roberts 0151 201 0340

PLASTERERS have a new Secretary Jon Sticher 07929830219

There are some minor changes to email addresses etc which will be incorporated into the new handbook which will contain full fixtures and be distributed on the Presentation Night.

PRESENTATION NIGHT will take place again this year at Thingwall Recreation Centre on Sunday 25th September 2016 at 8.30pm

In addition to the prize giving-the evening will include a meeting of the Wirral Quiz League a free buffet and the 5th Wirral Pairs Quiz Competition with prizes for the winners. All trophy winners should be present but all teams are encouraged to support the event

The league AGM took place in June and a vote of thanks was passed to Steve Lomas(Aardvarks)for compiling fixtures, to Margaret Howe(Bebington Hockey) for typing the quiz sets, to our Results Secretaries Brian Braid and Dave Lawson, to Paul Davitt of the Liverpool Quiz League for organising the Riley Cup again, to Chris Quinn for maintaining and updating the website and to Thingwall Recreation Club and New Brighton CC for hosting our meetings, and Mimir competition

Congratulations were extended to Karl Whelan who was runner up in the Mimir Finals-to Hoylake LTC for winning the Rendon Cup and to Oxton Cons as runners up in the Riley Cup

Jon Sticher of Plasterers has agreed to organise a Wirral Division 2 team to play in the President’s Shield competition. The team will play at Thingwall Recreation Centre on Wednesdays throughout the season. Any Division 2 player who would be interested in playing in this competition should contact Jon (contact number above) at

Cliff Houghton is standing down as General Secretary of the MQL and his role is being taken by Brian Thompson of the Liverpool Quiz League 0151 522 9144


Sad News - John Davis (Plasterer's Arms)

Sadly we have to report the death of John Davis of The Plasterers quiz team-John was an ever present member of the team until recently

John acted as captain and secretary of Plasterers shortly after the team's formation in the early 1980's

He will be missed by the Wirral Quiz League community and our sympathies are extended to his friends and family

His funeral will take place at Landican Cemetery at 1pm on Monday 25th July 2016-there will be a wake afterwards at the Kings Gap Holiday Inn in Hoylake. Could those wishing to attend the wake contact fellow team member Jon Sticher on 07929 830219 so that the caterers can be informed"

MCC Final 2016

The final of the Merseyside Challenge Cup took place at the Sands Hotel, Ainsdale on Wednesday 11th May 2016.  The finalist were Unison of Ormskirk and Rainhill Victoria of Liverpool.

You can watch the whole match below:


MIMIR Final 2016

The final of the 2016 MIMIR individual competition took place at the Sands Hotel, Ainsdale on 11th May 2016.  The contestants were Rod Moore of Liverpool, Karl Whelan of Wirral, Dag Griffiths of Southport & Formby and Neil MacAskill of Warrington.

The match proved to be probably the closest fought one ever, and the whole event can be watched below:


MCC Plate Final 2016

The final of the MCC Plate took place at the Sands Hotel, Ainsdale on Wednesday 11th May 2016.  The match was between WSC Woodworms of the Warrington League and Exiles of the Liverpool League.

You can watch the whole match below.  (Apologies to the players whose faces are not visible - the layout of the room made it impossible to fit everybody in.


Riley Cup 2016

After some very close quarter and semi-final matches, the final of 2016's Ted Riley cup was played between Oxton Cons of Wirral Division 1 and CTK Wanderers of Liverpool Division 2.  Oxton Cons carried a handicap of 4 points, while CTK were slightly better off with a handicap of 18.

By the end of round 6 the scores were very close and it looked like Oxton were on course to overhaul the deficit, but CTK won the final two rounds to take the trophy, winning 46-36.

You can watch the whole of the match in the video below:

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