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2019-2020 is the 50th season of the Ormskirk Quiz League.

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President’s Shield

In the second evening of matches Ormskirk returned to the familiar pattern from previous seasons - lost one and won one. In the first match they were narrowly beaten 39-42 by Liverpool 2B. Ormskirk then beat Southport & Formby 40-29 with a contribution of 18 from Bill Gerrard.

Highlights Week 4

Division 1 :- Unison remain top after a comfortable win over Helenians; Darren Martin and Charles Johnson both scored 16 for the winners.  Despite 17 points from Sue Perks, Robin Hood lost by the narrowest of margins to Rugby Hounds for whom David Hodgson contributed 16 points. 18 points from David Sinclair wasn’t enough to secure Newburgh Lions a win over Colly Wobblers; Mike Unsworth (16) and Pat Gibson (15) led the scoring for the winners. An impressive 21 points from Phil McConnell saw Ormskirk Tennis Club home against Turks Head Sinners, for whom Bill Gerrard scored 18. 18 points from Mal Collier was the difference in Greyhound’s win over Turks Head Saints; Barbara Flaherty scored 15 for the Saints. 

Division 2 :- 17 points from Andrew Sackville and 12 from Rob Jones greatly helped Gang of Four to overcome Ormskirk Farmers.  19 points from Steve Garrett was a major factor in Legion Lions first win of the season over Benchwarmers. Whippet maintained their 100% record with a win over Bispham Farmers Arms; Debbie Davidson scored 16 for the winners and Jim Dawber 15 for Bispham. An impressive 19 points from Janet Crompton saw Squigglers home against Aughton Institute.

MQL Buzzer Quiz

An Ormskirk team comprising Madeline Evans and Alan Gibbs (both Unison), Pat Gibson (Colly Wobblers) and Alan Thompson (Ormskirk Theatre Company) took part in the second MQL Buzzer Quiz in Liverpool on Saturday. The 20 teams from all over the country were divided into four pools of 5 for the morning matches. Ormskirk, together with two other teams, won 3 of their 4 matches and qualified as pool winner, in 4th place overall. The afternoon results were almost identical so Ormskirk qualified for the semi finals where Bolton were defeated 450 to 320. The final against Lancaster was much closer with Ormskirk winning the Cup 470 to 435.

Pat Gibson won the Best Individual Trophy, based on average individual scores, per starter question faced.

The final and the trophy presentation can be viewed here.

Merseyside Challenge Cup

Three of the four Ormskirk teams won their first match of the season. In Group 1 Wings (S&F) were much too strong for Turks Head Sinners, winning 48-29. In Group 2 Unison won comfortably against Aigburth People (Liverpool) 47-27, Darren Martin with 18 and Charles Johnson with 16 leading the way. In Group 3 Greyhound scraped through against Soapsuds (Wirral) 35-34 despite playing one short. In Group 4 Colly Wobblers won comfortably against Bookworms (Liverpool) 53-28, Pat Gibson scoring 23 and Mike Unsworth 16.

Highlights Week 3

Division 1 :- Unison remain top after a comfortable win over Turks Head Sinners; Darren Martin (17) and Charles Johnson (15) led the scoring for Unison. Turks Head Saints, thanks to 15 from Kevin Walton, registered their first win, with a victory over Helenians, for whom Alf Westwell also scored 15.  20 points from Jim Maloney helped Newburgh Lions overcome Rugby Hounds. Robin Hood got their season up and running with their first win over Ormskirk Tennis Club; Sue Perks (19) and Tom Evans (15) top scored for Robin Hood while Paul Prior replied with 19 for the Tennis Club. An impressive 24 points from Pat Gibson was the difference in Colly Wobblers win over Greyhound.

Division 2 :- 18 points from John Hesketh greatly helped Aughton Institute’s cause in their narrow victory over Legion Lions, for whom Steve Garrett scored 13. 17 points from Janet Crompton and 14 from Barry Marshall ensured Squigglers’ victory against Ormskirk Theatre Company. In a low scoring game, Rob Jones’ 15 points was the stand out performance enabling Gang of Four’s win over Bispham Farmers Arms.

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