Wirral MIMIR Competition

The Wirral heat of the Mimir Trophy will take place again this year at New Brighton Cricket Club at 8pm on Thursday 2nd February 2017. This is the individual competition and is open to all players in both divisions of the Wirral QL.

The later MQL heats of the Mimir are also taking place at New Brighton Cricket Club this year, at 8pm on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, so Wirral qualifiers from the local heat will not have far to travel.

Karl Whelan

Congratulations must go out to Karl Whelan, who has scored a full house in four consecutive matches for Hoylake LTC in Division 1 so far this season.

Norman Dugdale - Sad News

From John Wahlers:

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I don't know if any of your current quizzers will know or remember Norman Dugdale, who most recently quizzed for the New Brighton Cricket Club Extras, but I want to let the League know that he passed away peacefully after a short illness on Monday 2nd of January this New Year.  Norman has been actively and enthusiastically quizzing since the 1970's, when he was part of the MANWEB team as far as I can tell from his extensive notes, but his involvement may go back even further. I am sure some of your more senior members would be able to correct me if I am wrong.  Any history or anecdotes that people may wish to share will be very happily received.  His partner Evelyn Peachey who passed away in 2003 was also an active Quizzer.

Norman finally gave up serious quizzing in the Leagues about two years ago after heart problems but I know from recent conversations that he missed the social interaction and the excitement and challenge of the events right up to the end.

His funeral and cremation will be at Landican Cemetery on Wednesday the 25th of January 2017 at 11:30 in the morning and anyone who wishes to attend will be very welcome.

Thank you.

John Wahlers (Norman's Cousin)

Player looking for a Team

Alex McCarron of Liscard is looking to join a team.  He describes his strengths and weaknesses as follows:

Mathematical Physics graduate. Trainee Teacher. 21 Years Old. Taste in Older Music (70s, 80s, 90s, Punk, Metal, Rock and Roll, etc.), Extensive Football Knowledge, as well as American Football Knowledge. Moderate to Good Knowledge of History. Good Knowledge of Science. Weak to Moderate Knowledge of Pop Culture

If you think you could offer him a place in your squad, please contact him by email at alexmccarron@hotmail.co.uk or by phone on 07460341800

How Quizzing Got Cool

The BBC showed a fascinating programme about quizzing on 30th November, and it is available on iPlayer for the next month if you did not see it.  Click on the image below to go to the BBC iPlayer site.


Contestants Wanted - Eggheads

12 Yard productions are looking for teams of 5 (plus a reserve) to take part in Series 19 of Eggheads on BBC2.  If you would like an application form, you can get it from the 12 Yards website here:


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 matthewowens18@gmail.com 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.

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