Ormskirk Quiz League

A member of the Merseyside Quiz Leagues

Mastermind

Matt Cochrane, pictured here, who plays for Hayfield recently appeared on Mastermind in Episode 21 which is available on BBC iPlayer for a few months. He finished 3 points behind the winner. If he had been in the following heat he would have won!

Merseyside Challenge Cup

Two Ormskirk teams won their second round matches and move onto the semi final round. Colly Wobblers beat Bishop Eton (Liverpool) 53-48. Pat Gibson scored 19 including a full house of his own questions. Mike Unsworth was close behind with 18. Unison beat Aigburth People (Liverpool) 52-45. Charles Johnson top scored with 18, supported by Darren Martin and Alan Gibbs with 15 each. Greyhound, despite 17 from John Wilson, lost to The Cricketers (Liverpool) 49-59.

Highlights Week 14

Division 1:- Unison remain top after a win over Whippet;  Alan Gibbs (16) and Madeline Evans (15) scored well for the winners.  15 points each from Gareth Flynn and Jim Maloney earned Newburgh Lions a well needed win over Turks Head Saints, for whom Barbara Flaherty scored 16.  An impressive 23 points from John Wilson helped Greyhound to a victory over Robin Hood. Colly Wobblers stay second after winning what was after five rounds, a close game against Rugby Hounds; Mike Unsworth scored 18 for the winners.

Division 2:- Squigglers march on undefeated with a comfortable win over Ormskirk Theatre Company; Janet Crompton (22) and Barry Marshall (17) top scored for the winners while Alan Thompson replied with 13 for the Theatre Company. 15 points from Rob Jones and 12 from Matt Cochrane earned Hayfield a win over Aughton Institute.  Bispham Farmers Arms lost to Ormskirk Tennis Club, for whom Paul Prior celebrated his birthday with 16 points  aided by Dave Gordon’s 12 points.

President's Trophy

In the fourth evening of matches Ormskirk won one and drew one. Wirral were beaten 44-39 with Pat Gibson scoring 20 points. The second match against Southport & Formby was a 51-51 draw. Pat Gibson again scored 20 and John Wilson scored 17.

The final matches will be played on March 16th. Ormskirk are one point behind Warrington. They meet in the final match.

Highlights Week 13

Division 1:- Despite 15 points from Bill Gerrard, Turks Head Sinners succumbed to Colly Wobblers.   21 points from Jim Maloney wasn’t enough for Newburgh Lions who lost to Whippet.   Eric Lupton’s 15 points helped Rugby Hounds secure a win over Robin Hood, for whom Paul McAteer scored 16. Greyhound, thanks to 19 from John Wilson overcame Turks Head Saints; Kevin Walton scored 15 for the Saints.

Division 2:- Squigglers remain top and unbeaten after a convincing win over Benchwarmers; Janet Crompton (20), Eric Ray (12) and Barry Marshall (14) led the scoring for the winners.   14 points from Bob Foster earned Helenians a draw with Ormskirk Theatre Company, for whom Alan Thompson scored 12 and Kevin Braithwaite 13. An impressive 20 points from Paul Prior and 12 from Sarah Lawton enabled Ormskirk Tennis Club’s victory over Hayfield, for whom Rob Jones scored 15. 

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