Martin Roberts - Sad News

We are sorry to have tell you about the death of Martin Roberts, secretary of Roundheads.  A full obituary will be publishes as soon as we receive it from his team.  Our condolences go out to his family, friends and team mates.

Venue Change - Joey's Nomads

Please note that the above team are no longer nomads! As from November 15th their home games will be played at St Josephs Parish Centre Greenbank Road, Birkenhead CH42 7JY.

The venue's phone number is 0151 652 8487 and their home night is unchanged

Full House - 31st October

Congratulations to Wayne Shaw of Gladly Stoned who scored his second full house of the season on 31st October.

Sad News - Peter Maddocks

Peter Maddocks passed away on 25th October 2022. Peter was an ever present in the Bebington Hockey team since 2012 and in recent seasons played occasionally for Thingwall

His funeral will take place at 1.30pm on Thursday 17th November at Landican.

The League offers its condolences to Peter's friends and family.

Performances of the Week - Week 6

Week six of the season saw three full houses in Division I with Wayne Shaw and Clive Cooper of Gladly Stoned scoring 18[8] and 16[8] respectively. Neil Wright scored 21[8] for Soapsuds.

There were near misses in Division 2 for Peter Ferrett of Clarence Rovers with 20(7) and Mike McDonough of Nelson's Fifth Column with 30(7).

Well done all.

Presentation Night Pictures

The Presentation Night for the 2021/22 season and Pairs competition were held at Oxton Conservative Club on 25th September 2022.

Division One Winners – Gladly Stoned

Division One Runners-up – Oxton Conservatives

Division Two Winners – Gasworks Gang

Division Two Runners-up – Plasterers Arms

The Martin Prendergast Trophy for the best individual score in Division I went to Jim Eccleson
The Andrea Jones Trophy for the best individual score in Division 2 went to Steve Lomas who couldn’t attend on the night but received his trophy the next day

The Wirral MIMIR trophy was won by Jim Eccleson

The Pairs Competition was hotly contested, with Jim Eccleson (Oxton Conservatives) and Fiona McDougall (Shipwrecked) seeing off their opponents


Presentation Night - 25th September 2022 at 8pm

Wirral Quiz League’s Presentation Night will take place this year at Oxton Conservative Club on Sunday 25th September 2022 at 8pm.

In addition to the prize giving the evening will involve a meeting of the Wirral Quiz League and the Wirral Pairs Competition. Our friends from the Liverpool Quiz League are welcome to join us.

Queen's Funeral - 19th September

It was decided at the MQL Council Meeting this evening that out of respect for Her Majesty the Queen all MQL matches planned to take place on 19th September 2022, the day of her State Funeral, should be postponed.

For Wirral teams, the questions that have been sent out to you should be kept safe and used for the re-scheduled game, this game should be played on the return fixture on 5th/6th December 2022..

Fixtures Posted

The fixtures for September have been added to the fixtures page.  The full fixtures will be loaded after the Presentation Night where league handbooks will be distributed.

The meeting will be held at Oxton Conservative Club on Sunday 25th September 2022 at 8pm. The Wirral Pairs competition will also be held that night and a cordial invitation is extended to all Liverpool Quiz League members who are eligible to compete. Pairs will be selected randomly on the night.

Obituary - Bernie McGuigan

We are sorry to tell you of the death of Bernie McGuigan, who most recently played for Aardvarks. This obituary was prepared by Steve Lomas, secretary of the Aardvarks team:

The Wirral Quiz League is saddened by the news of the passing of quiz stalwart Bernie McGuigan. In his Christmas email to the Aardvarks team he summed up himself his quizzing career of 48 years. He started playing with the Thatch, then the Columba club. When they moved venue, the team became St. Anne's (and he would be pleased to see the venue being used again now for quizzes). Finally he joined the Aardvarks team for whom he played for 8 happy years. His knowledge was extensive, particularly History and the Bible, for which his team-mates were very grateful! He appeared on TV on the old Fifteen-to-One programme and he was an extra in the crowd scenes for the filming of 'Chariots of Fire' at Bebington Oval. He loved to travel and before his illness was planning a trip to India. After a family wedding in Australia, by chance we were both on St. Kilda beach Melbourne on Christmas Day, but it was so crowded we missed each other! His last wish was to see his granddaughter get married in April, which he achieved comfortably. He was a great family man and also loved his socialising and reminiscing at quizzes - he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His last words to us were 'Thanks for your friendship. Keep on Quizzing, guys, Good luck 👍'

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