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2020/21 Season - MQL Statement

Following regular monthly meetings of the MQL Council it has been agreed that conditions permitting, the Leagues will recommence in January 2021. It is anticipated that this will be a shortened season and, as usual, individual Leagues will make their own arrangements and aim to finish in March / April. The President's Shield and the Merseyside Challenge Cup will also take place in this period but the latter may revert to a straight KO tournament for this season.

If the January start date is viable, then during the late autumn teams may be encouraged to play a friendly or two with each other in order to test out the arrangements in their venues. The MQL would aim to play its two outstanding 19-20 Finals and perhaps the 2020 Mimir at that time too. The teams involved in the President's Trophy have agreed to play online and so this competition will begin in September as usual.

The MQL Council will continue to meet regularly to review the situation and is confident that if and when it becomes possible to play, fixtures and distribution could be finalised and with the cooperation of teams, the Leagues' season could be underway within a month.

In the meantime after consulting with their teams about attitudes to the current situation, each Area has made the following provisions for quizzing this autumn.

Ormskirk and S&F will each run their own online league starting in early September (S&F is already running theirs).

Liverpool and Warrington will meet to agree on a possible joint online league which could also be open to Wirral teams.

Plans for Wirral teams will be announced following their AGM on 20 August.

All of these plans are of course subject to change as the situation regarding the pandemic evolves. The MQL repeats that the health and well-being of its players (and their families) is paramount in any decisions that are made.

 

Other dates

Wed 3 February / Thu 4 February                Area heats of 2021 Mimir

Sat 13 February                MQL 3rd Buzzer Tournament

Dates for President's Shield, President's Challenge and Presentation Evening are to be confirmed.

Coronavirus

In response to the increasing effects of the Coronavirus outbreak the MQL make the following statement;

From 16 March 2020

1. Any remaining individual matches in the Leagues may be completed by the mutual agreement of the teams involved taking into consideration the teams, the venue, the proximity of seating, etc.

2. No team is under any obligation to play a match. Should a team wish to withdraw they may do so without reproach. They should inform their League Secretary, their opposition and if necessary, their venue. If a trophy, title, promotion or relegation depends upon the outcome of the match then it may be postponed until after the current situation is resolved, otherwise the match may be declared a draw. Teams will all be asked to keep the question sets secure.

3. Feeny / Rendon Cups to be postponed.

4. A decision about the Liverpool/Wirral Riley Cup (due to start on Monday 30 March) to be made by Sunday 22 March (Advisory).

5. The Merseyside Mimir heats (Wednesday 18 March) to be postponed.

6. The MQL Finals and Presentation Evening (Wednesday 13 May) to be postponed as should any League Presentations and end of season events.

7. The holding of the MQL AGM (Sunday 5 April) to be suspended until a time when a conventional face to face meeting may be held. In the meantime the President, Chairman, General Secretary, Assistant General Secretary and Treasurer will consult in order to make such plans that are necessary for setting up the 2020-21 Season.

These decisions have been made bearing in mind that at all times the health of players (and their families) is paramount.

 

Venue looking For a Team

The landlord of the Cross Keys pub in central Liverpool (Earle Street, just off Old Hall Street) has said that he would love to host a quiz team in his establishment, so if your venue is causing you problems, why not give them a call?  Details can be found at https://www.crosskeysliverpool.co.uk/index

MQL Buzzer Tournament

Two teams from Liverpool enjoyed success in the second MQL Buzzer Tournament held at the Bradbury Centre in Liverpool on Saturday 12 October.  The Tournament which has a format similar to TV's University Challenge, attracted teams from the MQL as well as 13 strong teams from all over the country including London, Teesside, Lincolnshire, West Midlands and Yorkshire.  The Liverpool A side of Angela Doyle (Bishop Eton), Danny Grimes (Aigburth Swans), Clive Leech (Exiles), James MacGregor (Palmy Army) and Chris Quinn (Cricketers) were unable to defend the title that they won last year but performed very well.  The Tournament was won by Ormskirk who beat Lancaster in the Final.  Pictured below are the Liverpool B side of Stuart Scholes (Kluggers), Brian Thompson (Aigburth People), Rob Cruise (Bookworms), Gill Willet (Kluggers) and Peter Harris (Aigburth Swans) who were the winners of the Plate Competition.

You can watch the final below:

2019/20 Fixtures Published

The fixtures for the coming season are now available in the Fixture Calendar.  Please note that the weeks of 28th October and 18th November are both double headers, with two matches to be played on the same night.  These are shown in yellow on the fixture lists in each team's page. It is suggested for fairness that the Home team provide the refreshments as normal, but that the Away team should buy the drinks.

Ted Riley Cup Final 2019

Riley Cup 2019

Results of Round Three
Third Round 15th April 2019
Game Home Team hcap score   score hcap Away Team
24 Victorian Cricketers 0 54 v 58 13 Bishop Eton
25 St Francis of Assisi 22 63 v 53 14 Judges
26 Duncans Doughnuts 25 60 v 65 19 Monstrous Regiment
27 Earles 10 57 v 55 16 Plasterers Arms
28 Aardvarks 20 65 v 57 20 Soapsuds
29 Wallaseyans 14 65 v 52 24 Shipwrecked
30 Residents 19 46 v 68 20 Tramway
31 Aigburth People 16 62 v 53 18 St Patricks

 

Quarter Finals will be drawn at 7.55pm before the games on Monday 29th April 2019

Riley Cup 2019

Results after Round Two and Round Three Draw
  Second Round hcap score   score hcap date 8th April 2019
8 Aigburth CC 25 52 v 55 18 St Patricks
9 Bebington Hockey 20 47 v 59 20 Soapsuds
10 Monstrous Regiment 19 58 v 50 18 Taxes
11 Bookworms 14 49 v 56 22 St Francis of Assisi
12 Outside Edge 23 45 v 55 14 Wallaseyans
13 Shipwrecked 24 59 v 55 15 Old Bangers
14 Wandering Star 23 59 v 63 25 Duncans Doughnuts
15 Magpies 24 0 v w/o 16 Plasterers Arms
16 Standard Bearers 31 51 v 60 19 Residents
17 Earles 10 59 v 51 21 Exiles
18 J.C.and the Jets 24 53 v 57 20 Aardvarks
19 Black Horse 22 57 v 60 14 Judges
20 Aigburth Swans 12 48 v 55 13 Bishop Eton
21 Top Shelf 17 52 v 58 20 Tramway
22 CTK Wanderers 19 0 v w/o 0 Victorian Cricketers
23 Aigburth People 16 59 v 43 18 CTK Cavaliers

 

  Third Round Draw         15th April 2019
24 Victorian Cricketers 0   v   13 Bishop Eton
25 St Francis of Assisi 22   v   14 Judges
26 Duncan's Doughnuts 25   v   19 Monstrous Regiment
27 Earles 10   v   16 Plasterers Arms
28 Aardvarks 20   v   20 Soapsuds
29 Wallaseyans 14   v   24 Shipwrecked
30 Residents 19   v   20 Tramway
31 Aigburth People 16   v   18 St Patricks

Riley Cup 2019

Round One Results and Round Two Draw
1st Round 1st April 2019
Game Home Team hcap score   score hcap Away Team
1 Lever Club 28  63 v 67 18 CTK Cavaliers
2 Duncans Doughnuts 25  73 v 54 8 Kluggers
3 Gladly Stoned 7  0 v w/o 20 Tramway
4 Aigburth People 16 w/o v 0 20 Nelson's Fifth Column
5 Earles 10  66 v 55 15 Palmy Army
6 Victorian Cricketers 0  57 v 53 19 Leyfield Crown
7 Oxton Conservatives 7  54 v 57 13 Bishop Eton

 

Second Round       8th April 2019
Game Home Team hcap score   score hcap Away Team
8 Aigburth CC 25   v   18 St Patricks
9 Bebington Hockey 20   v   20 Soapsuds
10 Monstrous Regiment 19   v   18 Taxes
11 Bookworms 14   v   22 St Francis of Assisi
12 Outside Edge 23   v   14 Wallaseyans
13 Shipwrecked 24   v   15 Old Bangers
14 Wandering Star 23   v   25 Duncans Doughnuts
15 Magpies 24   v   16 Plasterers Arms
16 Standard Bearers 31   v   19 Residents
17 Earles 10   v   21 Exiles
18 J.C.and the Jets 24   v   20 Aardvarks
19 Black Horse 22   v   14 Judges
20 Aigburth Swans 12   v   13 Bishop Eton
21 Top Shelf 17   v   20 Tramway
22 CTK Wanderers 19   v   0 Victorian Cricketers
23 Aigburth People 16   v   18 CTK Cavaliers

 

Arthur Evans Shield - Liverpool MIMIR competition 2019

The final of this year's Liverpool MIMIR heats took place on Wednesday 6th February 2019 at Aigburth People's Hall.  16 players took part, with the top two players from each four person match progressing through the competition.

The players in the final were Mark Kerr (Victorian Cricketers), Brian Thompson (Aigburth People), Stuart Scholes (Kluggers) and Danny Grimes (Aigburth Swans).

At the end of the regulation five rounds, the scores were Mark 12, Brian 12, Stuart 10 and Danny 11.  This meant that the competition would have to be decided on a tie break, in which the tied competitors were asked the same three questions in turn, with the highest scorer winning.

At the end of the round, both Mark and Brian scored two points, meaning that a second tie break round had to be played.  In this round, Brian scored two out of three correct, but Mark answered all three questions correctly to take the title and the Arthur Evans Shield for the sixth time.

The finalists and the top three scorers from the losing semi finalists will be invited to take part in the MQL MIMIR Championship, which will take place on Wednesday 20th March 2019, with the final being contested at the MQL Presentation night on 15th May 2019 at a Wirral Venue.

Liverpool MIMIR Final

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