Ormskirk Quiz League

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Highlights Week 20

Division 1:- 15 points each from Brian Farrimond and John Wilson helped Greyhound overcome Unison for whom Alan Gibbs scored 16 and Darren Martin 15. Despite 16 points from Alf Westwell, Helenians lost to Colly Wobblers; Pat Gibson (20) and Steve Feller (15) led the scoring for the winners. Ormskirk Tennis Club won the day over Robin Hood; Paul Prior scored 20 for the winners while Tom Evans replied with 19 for the Robin. 17 points from Barry Marshall wasn’t enough for Squigglers to secure victory over Rugby Hounds for whom Colin McDonald scored 15.

Division 2 :- In the Abbey derby the Saints won by the narrowest of margins, thanks to 16 points from Barbara Flaherty; Francis Williams replied with 16 for the Sinners. 12 points each form Ann Frank and Rob Jones  helped Gang of Four to victory over Ormskirk Theatre Company.  An impressive 22 points from Jim Dawber saw Parbold Exiles home against newcomers Douglas Valley Lions. Despite 19 points from Rob Green Benchwarmers lost to Aughton Institute for whom Brian Davies scored 13.

President’s Shield

In the final set of matches Ormskirk followed the same pattern as in the previous four - one win and one loss. Southport & Formby were beaten 40-35, but the other match saw a loss to Liverpool 2B by 34-43 despite 17 points from Francis Williams. In their first season Ormskirk finished fourth in the table and qualify for the Challenge which will be played on March 7th.

Highlights Week 19

Division 1:- Despite 15 points from Jim Maloney, Newburgh Lions lost to Greyhound. 22 points from Pat Gibson was the significant difference between Colly Wobblers and Unison. Ormskirk Tennis Club thanks to 19 from Paul Prior overcame Whippet. In the other game Robin Hood beat a three man Rugby Hounds. 

Division 2 :- 15 from Barbara Flaherty wasn’t quite enough for Abbey Saints to beat Gang of Four for whom Ann Frank scored 13. Ormskirk Theatre Company overcame Ormskirk Farmers; Alan Thompson scored 16 for the winners while Dave Berrington replied with 16 for the Farmers. In  low scoring games, played on a tough quiz,  Parbold Exiles beat Aughton Institute and Benchwarmers narrowly beat  Legion Lions.

Merseyside Challenge Cup

Three Ormskirk teams played in the quarter finals and all were successful. Unison beat WSC Woodworms (Warrington) 49-47 thanks largely to Darren Martin who scored 23 points including a full house of his own questions. In the semi finals they will entertain Greyhound who beat BIshop Eton (Liverpool) 51-34 with John Wilson contributing 17 points. Colly Wobblers beat Rainhill Victoria (Liverpool) 49-47 with 20 from Pat Gibson. They will play Yarboroughs (Warrington) in the semi final.

In the MQL Plate Abbey Sinners lost to Wings (Southport & Formby) 25-51.

MIMIR Trophy

Sixteen players took part in the Ormskirk heat at the Greyhound. There were some very close heats, including two play-offs, that provided four finalists. Pat Gibson (Colly Wobblers) scored 16 to retain the title and win his seventh Ormskirk title. Close behind were Darren Martin (Unison) and Bill Gerrard (Abbey Sinners) on 12 with Mike Unsworth (Colly Wobblers) on 11. Many people contributed to a successful evening particularly Mike Unsworth who assisted by Paul Prior organised the event plus all those who asked questions and acted as scorers and bonus checkers.  Details of the heats and semi-finals can be found here.

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