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Latest updates: 18th June 2018


Committe Meeting and AGM

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, 27th June at 7.30 and the Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, 12th July-registration 7.30 and AGM at 7.45. Both will be at the RAFA club.

Lawrence Cook on "The Chase".

I have been informed that Lawrence Cook will be on "The Chase", ITV1 at 5 pm, Friday 4th May. Make sure you watch!

UPDATE - Congratulations to Lawrence on an impresive performance and winning a pleasant amount of cash!


ITV Quiz Show "Tenable" Wants Contestants

Tenable challenges a team of five players to step up and take on "top ten" list questions, with the chance to take home a cash prize of up to £125,000!

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Results of 20 Questions Quiz.

Alan Bentley won this year's quiz with Dennis Brown second and Andy Alcock third. Full results as an XL spreadsheet.

Ian Welham on Eggheads.

Just been informed by Ian Welham that a team in which he is a guest will be on Eggheads on BBC Two at Six pm Tuesday 16th January.

UPDATE - If you missed it live it is worth a look on iPlayer to see Ian in action. Do you know what type of product was the first ever to have its bar code scanned? Ian knew, watch the program to find the answer.

European Quizzing Championships

The event has just finished and full results can be found on the web site For watchers of Eggheads, The Chase and Mastermind there are many familiar names in the top 10 from the individual event. Egghead Pat Gibson was the winner. Ian Welham finished 121st out of the 199 entry, an excellent result considering the quality of the field. Playing with Gareth Aubrey, Ian finished 19th in the pairs event out of 99 pairs. This event was also won by the Eggheads in the shape of Pat Gibson and Kevin Ashman. Looking at some of the sample questions from previous championships makes you realise that this is a different level of quizzing. Well done Ian!

Harry's Notes

Finals Night

This took place on 23rd May at Birdseye Club before a disappointing turnout . First up was the Team Knockout Handicap and the holders Nemesis were pitted against a very game Minders receiving  an opening advantage of 20 points. This was only fairly slowly eroded by the mighty Nemesis quartet and they took until well into the later rounds before overhauling Minders with the final tally 86-80 to Pete Gardner's men who thus completed the double. Time Out provided a pretty fair question set.

There followed the Final of the Open Individual competition and the two Andrews, Hunter of Surplus Rowdies and Alcock of RAFA Dipsos locked horns in a titanic struggle. The tally stood at 11 all after the first 20 questions but the surplus rowdy man took the prize 4-3 on the five extras. Lawrence Cook offered a stiffish but fair set of posers.

The Final of the Individual Shield was next after the buffet with permanent Question-master Harry Buck officiating in the clash between Ian Welham of Division 1 Rasen against past multiple winner Graham Jackson of Time Out of Division 2 who was receiving 2 start. In the event, Graham needed a few more as Ian took the crown with 12 to Graham's 8 plus 2.

The ultimate prize was for the Pairs trophy and Vice-Chair Andrew Hunter asked a set of questions by the much-missed Chairman Malcolm Towle, who was sadly absent due to illness. The dapper duo of Ian Townsend and Mick Cavanagh of Surplus Rowdies had 7 points to spare after taking out the ubiquitous pairing of Lawrence Cook and Bob Black of Dad's Army by 28-21.

Other winners

Division 1 Champions Nemesis. Runners-up.Rasen

Division 2 Champions Swats.  Runners-up Bux Kwiz

Wooden spoonists. Midori Desu

Most sporting team. Rasen

Bent Cup. Chris Chapman  of Minders

The trophies were presented by a good friend of the League, Dave Shearsmith.

One of the most tricky questions asked in the Team KO was:-

Can you name 4 of the 5 teams of the 92 League clubs which have k in their name.

ANSWER.     Blackburn Rovers/Blackpool/MK Dons/Queens Park Rangers/Stoke City.

Rather difficult to think of in 20 seconds but a novel question all the same.

Individual Shield K.O.Competition

Preliminary Round
Peter Daniel v Alan Bentley (no winner, both absent)

First Round
Malcolm Towle absent conceded to Ian Welham.
Graham Jackson 15 beat Bob Black 8
Alan Pilcher 11 lost to Pete Sinclair 12
Lawrence Cook won by default

Ian Welham 14 beat Lawrence Cook 10
Graham Jackson 13 beat Pete Sinclair 11 

Ian Welham 12 beat Graham Jackson 10

Individual Open

Round 1.

Malcolm Towle beat Ian Welham (Ian did not play - on his way to the European Quiz Championships in Zagreb)

Andy Alcock beat Pete Daniel 9-6

Alan Pilcher beat Pete Sinclair 13-8

Ian Townsend beat Graham Jackson 8-7


Round 2

Malcolm Towle beat Bob Black 6-4

Andy Alcock beat Lawrence Cook 11-10

Andrew Hunter beat Alan Pilcher 8-3

Ian Townsend beat Alan Bentley (Alan did not play)

Malcome Towle (absent) conceded to Andrew Hunter
Ian Townsend 8, lost to Andy Alcock 10

Andrew Hunter 11/4 beat Andy Alcock 11/3

 Pairs Handicap Knock-Out Competion

Preliminary Rounds Monday 29th January 2018 - Results

League A

P. Sinclair & A. Alcock 18            I. Townsend & M. Cavanagh 27

A. Hunter & A. Bentley 23            L. Cook & B. Black 31

P. Sinclair & A. Alcock 34            A. Hunter & A. Bentley 29

I. Townsend & M. Cavanagh 30    L. Cook & B. Black 18

P. Sinclair & A. Alcock 23            L. Cook & B. Black 25

I. Townsend & M. Cavanagh 24    A. Hunter & A. Bentley 29


Table A                                 p w d l diff pts

I. Townsend & M. Cavanagh 3 2 0 1 16  4

L. Cook & B. Black              3 2 0 1 -2  4

P. Sinclair & A. Alcock         3 1 0 2 -6  2

A. Hunter & A. Bentley         3 1 0 2 -8  2


League B

M. Towle & D. Marshall 19   G. Jackson & A. Pilcher 34

I. Welham & D. Shaw 29      D. Brown & P. Gardner 26

M. Towle & D. Marshall 15  I. Welham & D. Shaw 44

G. Jackson & A. Pilcher 32   D. Brown & P. Gardner 28

M. Towle & D. Marshall 35  D. Brown & P. Gardner 26

G. Jackson & A. Pilcher 26   I. Welham & D. Shaw 33

Table B                             p w d l diff pts

I. Welham & D. Shaw       3 3 0 0 39  6

G. Jackson & A. Pilcher    3 2 0 1 12  4

M. Towle & D. Marshall   3 1 0 2 -35 2

D. Brown & P. Gardner    3 0 0 3 -16 0

Pairs Semi-finals

Lawrence Cook & Bob Black (26) beat Ian Welham and Dave Shaw (25)

Alan Pilcher & Graham Jackson (21) lost to Ian Townsend and Mick Cavanagh (24)



Team Handicap Knock-Out Competion

RAFA Club Thursday, 4th January 2018

Belligerent Fools. (24) 61. Dad's Army (14) 65
Apostles  (12) 104. Woodentops. (23 ) 84

Last 16

Two Witless  88. Quizlings. 95. 
Minders. 87. Magic Robots. 63. 
Serendipity. 102. Swats. 106.    
Time Out. 85. Somnambulists. 112. 
Dad's Army. 78. RAFA Dipsos. 69. 
Midori Desu. 90. Apostles  109.  
Bux Kwiz. 90. Nemesis. 103.  
Surplus Rowdies. 90. Rasen. 99.  

Monday, 14th May

Swats. 75. Quizlings. 48

Rasen. 98. Apostles. 84

Somnambulists. 90. Minders. 98

Nemesis. 92. Dad's Army. 85 x

X Pete Gardner of Nemesis rang to say that 2 of their team originally went to the wrong venue and arrived 20 minutes late but Dad's Army very sportingly agreed to play the match and lost!

Semi Finals. Thursday, 17th May

Minders. 97. Swats. 96

Nemesis. 95. Rasen. 77



Please note that the fixture lists on this site are for use in conjunction with your fixture list booklets. If you ever find a discrepancy, precedence should be given to the booklet.

While I check, double check and triple check everything before I post it, it is still possible that I may have got my fingers and/or eyes crossed, and I don't want to send anyone to the wrong venue at the wrong time or on the wrong day. Finally, if you do spot a clanger, PLEASE let me know so I can fix it. Thanx! Ed.



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