Ormskirk Quiz League

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Highlights Week 3

An impressive 22 points from Darren Martin and 15 from Jim Maloney enabled Newburgh Lions’ narrow win over Rugby Hounds, for whom Eric Lupton scored 17 and David Hodgson 14; Newburgh Lions also won on handicap.   An equally impressive 21 points from Charles Johnson ensured Turks Head Saints’ win over Ormskirk Theatre Company, for whom Alan Thompson scored 16 and Gordon Richards 12; however the Theatre Company won on handicap.   The Delph Tavern, all of whose players scored in double figures with Paul McAteer (14), Mike Preston (13) and Tom Evans (12) leading, overcame Hayfield Gang comfortably.   Scarecrows, thanks to 17 from Janet Crompton and 13 from Magnus Brass, beat Helenians. Greyhound remain top on points difference from Newburgh Lions, after their win over Turks Head Sinners, thanks to an exceptional 22 points from John Wilson; Mal Collier (14) and Ritchie Venner (12) also scored well for the winners. The Sinners won on handicap however with Peter Duffy (18) and Bill Gerrard (17) scoring well for them.

Highlights Week 2

Scarecrows began their season with a convincing win over Hayfield Gang; Barry Marshall (22) and Janet Crompton (19) scored well for the winners, while Ann Frank’s 13 points was Hayfield’s top score.    Despite 17 points from Peter Duffy and 16 from Bill Gerrard, Turks Head Sinners lost to Newburgh Lions, for whom Darren Martin scored an impressive 21 points. Both Newburgh and Scarecrows won on handicap.    Rugby Hounds, all of whose players scored in double figures, with David Hodgson (16), Eric Lupton (13) and Bruce Covey (12) leading the way, overcame Turks Head Saints, for whom Charles Johnson scored 15 and Kevin Walton 13; Rugby Hounds also won on handicap.    Helenians, thanks to 16 points from Dave Boyd, beat Ormskirk Theatre Company, for whom Gordon Richards scored 15 and Alan Thompson 13; Helenians also won on handicap. Greyhound  had a comfortable win over Colly Wobblers and as a result assume top place; Ritchie Venner (17), John Wilson and Mal Collier 14 each and Lynn Ashcroft (13) scored well for the winners and Mike Unsworth 15 for the losers.

MQL Pairs

The 2023 edition of the MQL Pairs was held at Prescot Cables FC hosted by the Ormskirk League. Eleven of the 32 players were from Ormskirk.

Unfortunately none of these players were in the six pairs that qualified for the semi finals.

However all three pairs in the Plate Final contained an Ormskirk player, David Hodgson (Rugby Hounds) with Cliff Houghton (Warrington), Sue Perks (Delph Tavern) with Chris Quinn (Liverpool) and Bill Gerrard (Turks Head Sinners) with Mark Kerr (Liverpool). Well done to Bill and Mark who were the winners.

MQL Pairs Competition 2023 - Merseyside Quiz Leagues

Highlights Week 1

The new season kicked off with champions Greyhound continuing their winning ways with a victory over Delph Tavern (formerly Robin Hood). All of Greyhound’s players registered double figure scores with Mal Collier leading with 15 points, then 13 points each from John Wilson and Lynne Ashcroft, while Sue Perks emulated Mal’s score for the Delph and Tom Evans (13) and Paul McAteer (12) also contributed well, though  The Delph won on handicap.   16 points from Ian Barlow and 15 from Mike Unsworth helped Colly Wobblers to a win over Turks Head Sinners for whom Steve Pilkington scored 12.    Rugby Hounds, thanks to 16 points from David Hodgson, won the day over Helenians for whom Mike Flaherty and Alf Westwell both scored 14, though Helenians won on handicap.    Rob Jones’ impressive 20 points greatly helped Hayfield Gang defeat Ormskirk Theatre Company, with Alan Thompson adding 13 to the losers’ score.  Newburgh Lions, thanks to Jim Maloney (14), Darren Martin (13) and Gareth Flynn (12) overcame Turks Head Saints, for whom Charles Johnson scored 13. Newburgh Lions also won on handicap


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