Ormskirk Quiz League

A member of the Merseyside Quiz Leagues

The Ormskirk Quiz League celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019-20.

The 2020-21 League season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Some teams played in an online league.

The 2021-22 began on Monday October 4th.

Highlights Week 8

Division 1:- Unison had a comfortable win over Colly Wobblers and remain top; Darren Martin scored 18 for the winners and Mike Unsworth scored 16 for the losers. Rugby Hounds, for whom Eric Lupton scored 20, had a thumping win over Newburgh Lions.  Despite 19 points from Barbara Flaherty, Turks Head Saints lost to Whippet, for whom Gordon Richards scored 17 and Peter Duffy 15. In the other game Greyhound drew with Turks Head Sinners. 

Division 2:- In the top of the table clash Squigglers emerged victorious over Helenians; Janet Crompton scoring 18 for the winners and Mike Flaherty 18 for the losers. Despite 17 points from Rob Green, Benchwarmers lost to Ormskirk Tennis Club, for whom Dave Gordon contributed 13 points. In a low scoring game Ormskirk Theatre Company beat Aughton Institute by the narrowest of margins. 

President's Trophy

Ormskirk won one and lost one on the first evening of matches. In the first match Liverpool were beaten 51-36 with John Wilson scoring 19 and Pat Gibson 16. In the second match Southport & Formby won 50-48 with the very rare event of all eight players achieving double figure scores.

Highlights Week 7

Division 1:- Unison remain top on points difference after their comfortable win over Robin Hood; top scorers were Alan Gibbs (21) and Darren Martin (18) for the winners. Colly Wobblers, all of whose players registered double figure scores, led by Mike Unsworth (17) also had a comfortable win this time over Newburgh Lions.   Likewise Greyhound with all their players in double figures of whom John Wilson top scored with 18 points, easily overcame Rugby Hounds.  Whippet pulled off a remarkable recovery, winning the last round 7-0 to achieve a draw with Turks Head Sinners; Gordon Richards top scored with 16 points for Whippet. In the postponed game Rugby Hounds, for whom Eric Lupton scored 20 points beat the still winless Turks Head Saints; Barbara Flaherty scoring 15 for the Saints.

Division 2:- Helenians remain top and unbeaten after their win over Ormskirk Tennis Club who suffered their first defeat; Dave Boyd top scored for the winners with 20 points, while Keith Mountain scored 14 for the Tennis Club.   Benchwarmers registered their first win by beating Aughton Institute thanks to an impressive 22 points from Mike Wall.  Squigglers, thanks to 15 points from Janet Crompton, overcame Bispham Farmers Arms. Ormskirk Theatre Company beat Hayfield by the narrowest of margins thanks to 20 points from Alan Thompson.

MQL Buzzer Quiz

The Ormskirk team of Alan Gibbs, Pat Gibson, Alan Thompson and Madeline Evans fell just short of retaining the title, losing in the semi-final to the eventual winners Teesside. Pat Gibson retained the award for Best Individual Performance. Full results are here.

Highlights Week 6

Division 1:- Unison assume top spot after their win over Turks Head Saints thanks to an outstanding 25 points and full house from Darren Martin and 17 from Charles Johnson. Greyhound go second after beating Colly Wobblers; top scorers were John Wilson (18) and Brian Farrimond (16) for the winners. Robin Hood maintained fourth position after beating a three man Newburgh Lions, for whom Dave Sinclair scored 18 and Jim Maloney 16.   Bill Gerrard’s impressive 23 points earned Turks Head Sinners a win over Rugby Hounds.

Division 2:- Helenians maintained their 100% record and return to first in the table after beating Bispham Farmers Arms; Dave Boyd scored 14 for the winners. 13 points from Keith Mountain helped Ormskirk Tennis Club narrowly overcome Aughton Institute. In the other game Hayfield beat Benchwarmers.

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