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This page provides a week-by-week summary of the 2003/04 season with links to each week's QuizBiz article and Question paper.

It also provides access to the season's Fixtures list from which you can link to the final League table, final Inter-team results grid and Photos from the end of season presentation evening.


Follow the season-by-season links below to access similar archive material for other seasons.

For the 1999/2000 and 2000/2001 seasons neither QuizBiz articles nor Question papers have been retained - but you can access what archive material remains directly from the links below.

1999/2000

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1999/2000

final table

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2000/01

final table

2000/01

results grid

2000/01

photos

2001/02

2002/03

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2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

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2018/19

           

Over the coming months each past Question paper and QuizBiz article will be converted to the presentation style first adopted in September 2018.  As this is done the panel that links to the past papers and QuizBiz articles will be changed to blue.

In the meantime the links take you to the Question paper and QuizBiz article as first entered onto the website.

 

2003/2004 Fixture list

 

19/09/03

Getting ready for the new season - Fr Megson heralds the coming competition in his usual style masquerading bizarrely as Charlie George

QuizBiz

 

15/10/03

New team names include X-Pats (was TUFKAC) and Ethel Rodin (was Dr O'Neil) - Ethel Rodin set - QotW is that hoary old quizzing favourite about how Aeschylus is supposed to have died

QuizBiz

Question paper

22/10/03

X-Pats set - Roz enters the fray with her comments which attempt to distinguish an opera from a musical - tales of a comedy night out at the Frog & Bucket to celebrate Mark's birthday

QuizBiz

Question paper

29/10/03

Pigs set an excellent paper - QotW one of those 'which 3 consecutive words in the dictionary mean' questions - some wry speculation from the webmaster on the dreadful form of the Opsimaths which includes a definition of the 'Five Ages of a Quizzer'

QuizBiz

Question paper

05/11/03

"Who succeeded Moses as leader of the Conservative party?" was the question from one tongue-tied QMN - QotW all about rabbity stuff

QuizBiz

Question paper

12/11/03

Fifth Finger and St Caths flying high in the league table - QotW about Michael Howard - memories of John Tyrell's Mild & Bitter column in the Withington Reporter - Father M writes of troubled times for the Opsimaths team

QuizBiz

Question paper

19/11/03

Opsimaths win for the first time this season - QotW about lines of succession - Themed rounds starting to become the norm in the weekly paper - Father M inundated with letters from parishioners

QuizBiz

Question paper

26/11/03

Fifth Finger set a cracking paper - QotW about the longest month of the year - Father M given over to passing on a message from the Reeks Benefits Agency Audit Team

QuizBiz

Question paper

03/12/03

A really tough paper from Snoopy's Friends - QotW about Golden Numbers - Discussion on quiz etiquette; particularly the behaviour of those not being questioned indicating whether they know the answer - a letter from Immanuel Kant

QuizBiz

Question paper

10/12/03

Excellent paper from Albert Park; reckoned the best of the season to date - QotW about Calf's Head soup

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Question paper

17/12/03

Tough old paper from St Caths - Fr M sends and Easter letter - QotW concerns Khaki Campbell

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Question paper

07/01/04

Star result was Albert Park beating St Caths away - quirky quiz from Stumped including a crossword round which got the QotW award - a webmaster question about footballers who have scored at least one goal for at least 5 different Premiership clubs

QuizBiz

Question paper

14/01/04

Fifth Finger beat St Caths in the match of the week - Tony Blair, Lord Salisbury and William Pitt the Younger crop up in QotW - Fr M is on about Bog-Snorkellers - More discussion over what makes for the perfect quiz

QuizBiz

Question paper

21/01/04

Halfway point of the season and Fifth Finger are top of the table with Snoopy's Friends in second place - QotW about the opening lines from a very famous book

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Question paper

28/01/04

"St Paul's went down to the sea and pupped" is a quote that came up in this week's QotW - Fr Megson talks about 'Seven Sins that Shook the World'

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04/02/04

First King of England to speak English? (QotW) - Father M has a piece entitled 'Not the Only Fruitcake' - Snoopy's paper with fairly low aggregate scores

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Question paper

11/02/04

Fifth Finger defeat second placed Snoopy's - QotW about triangular corner flags - Fr M offers an apology

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Question paper

18/02/04

"All the art in the world isn't worth a good potato pie" said our QotW answer - Brains very nearly defeat the mighty Fifth Finger - John Holden (late of Amboss) writes in recollecting the famous 'Scotch Tom' incident

QuizBiz

Question paper

25/02/04

It's Fingerlickin' time at last!!; Fifth Finger are defeated and it's Ethel Rodin that do it - QotW about a retiring type of Tory - Fr M writes of Reeks and Pigs

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Question paper

03/03/04

Snoopy's switch their home venue from St Caths Club to the Greater Manchester police social club at Hough End on Mauldeth Road - QotW about disasters and who survived - Fr M waxes about Marshall Dillon and his smoking gun

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Question paper

10/03/04

Fr M talks of Eine Kleine Weltkrieg - QotW about types of musical instrument - History Men go joint second with St Caths behind Fifth Finger

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17/03/04

Fr M 'Casts A Dark Shadow Across The Cabinet' - St Caths slip up once more; this time to the Brains - QotW about patron saints of African countries

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Question paper

24/03/04

QotW is all about pot luck - St Caths beat History Men to go equal second in the table - Fr M publicises extracts from the South Reeks Reporter postbag

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Question paper

31/03/04

A good paper from Opsimaths - Fr M talks about his voracious reading habits - QotW is all about ancient but much-loved radio comedies

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Question paper

07/04/04

Albert set this week - QotW about what links US presidents Herbert Hoover, Alf Landon, Wendell Wilkie and Thomas E Dewie - Fr M ponders over the Big Match and his souvenir programme

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Question paper

14/04/04

Fifth Finger beat St Caths in the top of the table clash - QotW about SINBADs and LOMBARDs - Fr M listens to his housekeeper as she opens her heart

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Question paper

21/04/04

League season ends with Fifth Finger well on top of the table having lost only one match all season (against Ethel) - Gerry Hennessy masquerading as 'Dummy' sets - QotW about the connection between 2 Trojan war heroes and a town in the West Country

QuizBiz

Question paper

28/04/04

The Cup kicks off with a paper set by Fifth Finger - Major cock up in the answers giving Lincoln when Leicester was indeed the correct answer - QotW asks what is the sum of the first 100 integers (sounds like Maths teach Martin set this one)

QuizBiz

Question paper

05/05/04

Cup Round 2 and Plate Round 1 matches played - Snoopy's set what Ivor dubbed the hardest paper of the season so far - QotW wants to know what The Pioneer did in 1894 - Megson writes of Quiz feedback and Wasps

QuizBiz

Question paper

12/05/04

Megson's piece is entitled 'A Millwall fan writes.............. or should I say scrawls' and reviews the performance of his beloved squad - Cup Semi Finals and Plate Round 2 matches played - Opsimaths set and QotW links Hell, Julius Caesar, Birmingham and Billy

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Question paper

19/05/04

A typical Brains of Oak Bingo paper much enjoyed - QotW about smocks, posts and towers - Megson writes of the unbearable tension building up in the Brains team as they look forward to playing Fifth Finger in the Val Draper Cup Final

QuizBiz

Question paper

26/05/04

Pigs set for the Plate semi finals - Great QotW asking which English county has the shortest coastline

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Question paper

02/06/04

Fifth Finger win the Val Draper Cup with Barry scoring a two on the final question to narrowly beat the Brains of Oak - Ethel Rodin win the Plate beating the History Men - Albert are the setters and in their QotW they link Emile Heskey and Sir Walter Scott

QuizBiz

Question paper

09/06/04

End of Season Quiz & Presentation evening at the Albert Club - Stumped in Question of the Season award for their ‘Pierluigi Collina & Gollum/Sméagol/Andy Serkis’ question - Albert Park wins Best Setters of the Season award for the consistently high quality of their papers - Gerry Hennessy assisted by Andrew Simcock organised the evening's table quiz

QuizBiz

Question paper

09/07/04

Manchester City Life journalist interviews WithQuizzers about our Quiz league

QuizBiz

Question paper