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Charity Sports Quiz Book

“The Really Tricky Sports Quiz Book” has been compiled by David Jenkins and Ian Starkie, based on questions that were devised for the Stone (Staffordshire) Cricket Club Sports Quiz between 2011 and 2014.  The book has 70 rounds of 10 questions with each round being worth between 10 and 38 marks.  In addition, there are 20 tables of sporting facts to be completed throughout the book.  There are 13 different sports covered, although football and cricket have the lion’s share, and several thematic rounds, including decades, managers, geography, captains and birthdays!

Where possible, questions have been devised to stand the test of time but we have used 31st March 2015 as the up-to-date point.  The questions have been designed for groups to have a go at so we suggest that you share them with friends and family.

All profits from the sale of the book will go to two charities:-

  • Katharine House Hospice, based in mid Staffordshire
  • Stroke Association

“The Really Tricky Sports Quiz Book” costs £6.99 or £8.50 including p&p (UK) and is available from The Willows Publishing Co Ltd, 17 The Willows, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 0DE.  Payment can be by cheque or directly into the bank.  For further details contact:-

David Jenkins - jenkins.willows@ntlworld.com Tel 01785 814700

Ian Starkie - ianstarkie@aol.com Tel 01889 271046

They have initially printed 1500 books and we need to sell 400 to cover the printing costs.  To tempt you to buy a copy (or preferably copies!) of “The Really Tricky Sports Quiz Book” here are some sample questions:-

  • Which footballer, whose clubs include Chelsea and Stoke City, came on as a substitute to replace his father in an international against Estonia in 1996?
  • Three Indians have scored more than 2000 test runs and taken over 200 Test wickets.  Who are they?
  • Five golfers have represented Team USA 8 or more times in the Ryder Cup. Two of them made their first appearance in the 60s, one in the 70s and two in the 90s. Name them.
  • Since the Second World War, which three Great Britain athletes have won Olympic medals in the Men’s triple jump?
  • Who is the only woman to have won 8 grand slam singles titles as a teenager?
  • Which circuit has hosted the most Formula 1 grand prix – 64 – missing only one year between 1950 and 2014?

Quiz in the North

Over 70 people,  including players from the Liverpool,  Ormskirk,  Wirral,  Warrington and Southport &  Formby leagues took part in a full day's quizzing at The Lady of Man pub in Liverpool. 

As well as the MQL's own Pat Gibson,  TV quizzers Kevin Ashman,  Anne Hegarty,  Barry Simmons, Paul Sinha and Dave Rainford all took part. They can be seen below with Liverpool League vice chair James MacGregor.

Another Player Looking For A Team

We have another player looking for a team - his name is Rob Cruise and he lives in Hale Village. He describes himself as a good all-rounder but especially strong in literature and sport. He has been a winner on 2 Tribes on TV, and was a semi-finalist Brain of Britain in 2013.

If you could offer him a berth, please contact him by email at rcruise63@aol.com and please let me know if you take him on.

Player Looking For a Team

A lady called Rachel is looking to join a team in the Liverpool League.  If you think you could offer her a place, please contact her by email at rachel_lk_gu@yahoo.co.uk

If you do sign her up, please let me know so that I can remove this item from the website.

Documents available to download

You can now download electronic copies of the League handbook and latest minutes of the LQL council from the Documents page

Summer League Charitable Donation

A donation of £100 was made from the Summer Quiz League coffers to Mary's Meals, a charity offering nutritious food to African schoolchildren.  Further details can be found on the Summer League website here:

MQL Players on TV

In the coming weeks, several players from the MQL will be appearing on TV.

On 20th July Liverpool University beat St Peter's, Oxford on University Challenge.  The Liverpool team includes Jack Bennett, who played several matches for Rainhill Victoria last season, and reached the last 6 in the Liverpool pairs competition.

In coming weeks Neil Macaskill , David Knapp, David Smith (all Warrington) and Jon Stitcher (Wirral) will be appearing on Only Connect on BBC2.  Neil will be appearing as a member of the Spaghetti Westerners on 27th July, David Smith as a member of The Railwaymen on 3rd Augusts, David Knapp as a member of The Bookworms team on 17th August, and Jon as a member of the Athenians team on 24th August.

John Haynes of Irby Nomads (Wirral) appeared on Channel 4's '15 to 1' on Tuesday 4th August.

Liverpool Uni

If you know of any other people appearing on the TV, please let me know.

Summer League Starts 8th June

New players welcome

Mersey Summer Quiz League starts next Monday 8th June, 8.00 pm at Aigburth People's Hall. You are most welcome to come along and join in.

You can find the Summer League website here:

Pairs Final 2015

The 2015 Liverpool quiz League Pairs competition was held on Monday 1st June 2015 at Aigburth People's Hall.  You can watch it in the video below.

Liverpool Quiz League Pairs Competition

At a very well attended pairs competition and presentation evening, 27 randomly drawn pairs took part in the annual pairs competition.  As is usual, the questions were set by last year's winners, John Watson of Bishop Eaton and Chris Quinn of Rainhill Victoria.

After a close competition, Rod Moore (Kluggers) and Joe Raven (Earles) finished in third position, with Clive Leach (Exiles) and James McGregor (Palmy Army) in second place.  The winners were Mark Kerr (Rainhill Victoria) and Peter Dixon (Earles)

The questions for both the qualifying competition and the finals can be found on the Quizzes page and some photos are now on the Gallery page.

Pairs Winners 2015

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