Ormskirk Quiz League

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President’s Trophy

Ormskirk have retained the President’s Trophy, their ninth success in the last thirteen seasons, by an impressive margin of 12 points over second placed Southport & Formby. The team won seven of their eight matches, the only loss being by just one point.

In the latest matches Liverpool were beaten 45-38, John Wilson scoring 20. In the final match Southport & Formby were beaten 61-41 led by Gary Grant with 21 including a full house and Pat Gibson with 16.

The squad was John Wilson (Greyhound), Pat Gibson, Mike Unsworth and Gary Grant (all Colly Wobblers), Charles Johnson and Madeline Evans (both Unison).

Highlights Catchup Week

Division 1 :- 20 points and a full house from John Wilson saw Greyhound home against Ormskirk Tennis Club, for whom Paul Prior scored 19.

Division 2 :- Despite 15 points from Adrian Disley and 14 from Steve Garrett, Legion Lions lost to Whippet; Brian Yates (13), Peter Duffy (13) and Gordon Richards (12) led the scoring for the winners.   15 points from Rob Jones ensured Gang of Four’s victory over Aughton Institute, for whom John Hesketh scored 13.   Benchwarmers, thanks to 20 from Rob Green and 13 from Mike Wall lifted themselves off the foot of the table by beating Bispham Farmers Arms for whom Jim Dawber scored 12.

Individual averages can be found here.

President’s Shield

Ormskirk win!!

The final evening began with Ormskirk needing to win both matches. Liverpool 2A were beaten 54-39, Bill Gerrard scoring 24 including a full house of all his own questions.

Wirral also won their match so the two teams faced off. Ormskirk won 55-43 with 18 from Bill Gerrard and 16 from Debbie Davidson. The margin of victory denied Wirral a losing bonus point, so Ormskirk are the champions by one point.

The top four teams will play in the Presidential Challenge next month.

The squad was Bill Gerrard and Francis Williams (Turks Head Sinners), Alf Westwell (Helenians), Alan Thompson (Ormskirk Theatre Company) and Debbie Davidson (Whippet).

Highlights Week 18

Division 1 :- Congratulations to Unison who retained the Division 1 title with a 100% record (a feat last achieved ten years ago by Old Dog). They won their final game against Greyhound thanks to 15 points from Darren Martin; Mal Collier also scored 15 for Greyhound.   Colly Wobblers finish second after their win over Rugby Hounds for whom David Hodgson scored16; Pat Gibson registered an impressive 21 points for the winners.  18 points from Sue Perks helped Robin Hood to a victory over Helenians, who only fielded two players. Despite 16 points each from Colin Shaw and Dave Sinclair, a three man Newburgh Lions lost to Turks Head Sinners who finish a creditable fourth after their promotion to the first division; Bill Gerrard scored 20 for the winning team. 19 points from Kevin Walton saw Turks Head Saints home against Ormskirk Tennis Club, for whom Paul Prior scored 15.

Division 2 :- Congratulations to Whippet who have won the Division 2 title only dropping one point along the way, though they still have one match to play. They defeated Ormskirk Farmers, for whom Dave Berrington scored 14; also scoring 14 were Gordon Richards and Peter Duffy for the winning team. An impressive 23 points and full house from Janet Crompton and 14 from Eric Ray saw Squigglers home against Bispham Farmers Arms with Jim Dawber scoring 13 for the losers. 15 points each from Matt Cochrane and Andrew Sackville assured Gang of Four’s win over Ormskirk Theatre Company who only fielded three players, one of whom, Alan Thompson, scored 14. In a low scoring game, Benchwarmers beat Aughton Institute.

Charlie McAuley

Charlie passed away last weekend after a long illness. He was born in 1946 and attended the same London secondary school as Tony Grieco. He moved north with his work for the Home Office until 1994. He first played quiz for a team at the Royal Oak in the mid eighties, playing briefly for Ropers Arms and West Lancs Social Democrats before joining Whippet for whom he played until last season. A true character. 

The funeral will be at St Anne’s Church in Ormskirk on Friday February 28 at 12 30 pm followed by a cremation at 2 pm.

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