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This page provides a week-by-week summary of the 2007/08 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.  Season 2020/21 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

1999/2000

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1999/2000

final table

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final table

2000/01

results grid

2000/01

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2007/2008 Fixture list

 

25/08/07

Rules for the new WIST competitions are laid down including: a pre-season 6-a-side friendly and a knockout competition during the season between the 4 top teams from the two leagues' previous season's end of season league table

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12/09/07

Stockport win the inaugural WIST Cup match at Heaton Moor RUFC

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Question paper

03/10/07

New season's WithQuiz fixtures introduced - 11 teams with 2 FCEKs becoming The Charabancs of Fire and new team The Men They Couldn't Hang joining

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Question paper

10/10/07

Another season underway with scores and results very much echoing last season's final league positions - QotW about palindromic pop groups recording palindromic hits

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Question paper

17/10/07

The Girls win again - The Men get their first victory of the season - Fr M's on about a Tahini Sunset and Gretchen, his recently de-nazified housekeeper

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Question paper

24/10/07

The Girls march on but both of their closest rivals from last season (the History Men and the Charabancs of Fire) lose - QotW is a load of old bollocks!

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Question paper

31/10/07

Tricks and Treats galore with tonight's paper - Albert Park continue their unbeaten surge whilst the Girls glide on - Fr M talks about The Blessing Of The Unmarked Graves - Diana Ross and Roberto Baggio are linked in QotW

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Question paper

07/11/07

Tricks and Treats galore with tonight's paper - Albert Park continue their unbeaten surge whilst the Girls glide on - QotW celebrates the wealth of Spanish good weather

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Question paper

14/11/07

With the Girls setting, the History Men manage to draw level at the top - QotW poses an 1865 number mystery

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21/11/07

The Girls march on in a high-scoring evening as every away team wins - 2 stalwarts (Mike O'Brien and Ivor Cartmill) notch up 'perfect' 8 2s - QotW concerns something invented in China in AD391

QuizBiz

Question paper

28/11/07

The Girls open up a 4 point lead at the top of the table whilst nearest rivals the History Men set - 3rd and 4th placed teams (Charabancs and Opsimaths) slug it out at the Albert Club - More details of the forthcoming WIST Champions Cup competition - QotW queries the inhabitants of West Wallaby Street, Wigan

QuizBiz

Question paper

05/12/07

The familiar pattern emerges as the Girls beat the Charabancs and go 4 points clear with Christmas still a few weeks away - By common consent the Men TCH make an auspicious start at the setting stakes (albeit with a few blind spots) - TMTCH's first ever paper - QotW about Eriskay

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Question paper

12/12/07

The Girls go into the Christmas break 4 points clear of the History Men after a tricky and fairly low-scoring quiz - More about the WIST competition starting next week - The Pigs move their home venue to the Albert Club - QotW about the dropping of brown ones in 1988

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Question paper

19/12/07

In the inaugural round of the WIST Champions Cup the Girls and the Charabancs carry the WithQuiz banner forward whilst the History Men and the Opsimaths get eliminated - QotW about a gloriously misty picture of Manchester in day's gone by painted by 'The Manchester Impressionist'

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Question paper

02/01/08

The new year kicks off with no change at the top, as the Girls march on hotly pursued by History Men, Charabancs and Opsimaths (in that order) - QotW links Bucket, Yahoo and Waterland

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Question paper

09/01/08

Shock - Horror!!  The Girls are held to a tie at Fortress Griffin.  Congratulations to Albert for being first this season to upset the applecart - A big defeat in the chasing pack for the History Men at the trotters of the Pigs - QotW about silly lyrics - Fr M has been thumbing through his Compendium of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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16/01/08

The Girls are defeated (at last) by Ethel, with neither team scoring as highly as the bottom 2 teams (Snoopy's and TMTCH) who battled out a 40-40 tie at the Parrs Wood - History Man Peter's caught napping and is captured on a cellphone - QotW about Margaret Thatcher's Desert Island Discs

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23/01/08

TMTCH are off and running with a  victory over the Pigs at the Club - elsewhere business as usual with the Opsimaths completing the double over the History Men - QotW about a phrase that comes from Chinese meaning 'working together' - Details of the new site search facility

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Question paper

30/01/08

With the Charabancs setting, and the History Men fading, the Opsimaths have sneaked up to second spot - Fr M's been seeing the Bishop about his finger

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Question paper

06/02/08

Second-placed Opsimaths slip to the Girls - Snoopy's tie a thriller with the Charabancs - QotW links Karl Marx, Oliver Hardy and H G Wells - Fr M celebrates the Opsimaths reaching number two in the charts

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13/02/08

With the Girls on setting duty, the History Men and the Opsimaths take the opportunity to make up a bit of ground on the leaders - QotW glories in one of London's biggest brick buildings

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Question paper

20/02/08

Shock!  Horror!  The Girls lose at home to second-placed History Men - Some strange results from the site search facility - QotW about the origin of water melons

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Question paper

27/02/08

The Girls march on - the Charabancs creep above the Opsimaths - QotW goes all cryptic about Shakespeare

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Question paper

05/03/08

The Girls win a thriller at the Griffin against the Charabancs and thus secure their tenth League title in a row - Meanwhile the race is on for second place with the Charabancs, the History Men, the Opsimaths and Ethel nip and tuck - QotW about the former MP for Walsall North

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Question paper

12/03/08

Ethel and the Charabancs advance their claims for WIST Champions Cup places next season - QotW about a 1964 Cy Endfield film

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Question paper

19/03/08

Everything went according to the form book with WithQuiz's Girls and Stockport's Chunky winning through to the final on April 30th - Fr M gets all philosophical about defeat in Stockport declaring it 'A Viaduct too far' - QotW about Daffyd Thomas

QuizBiz

Question paper

26/03/08

Congratulations to the History Men for being League runners up - and to the Charabancs of Fire and the Opsimaths for qualifying for next season's WIST Champions Cup as, respectively, 3rd and 4th placed teams - QotW about JFK and sex - Fr M intercepts a letter from Lemsip Parsnip to Lord Bath

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02/04/08

The mighty have devoured each other with the Pigs, Girls and Opsimaths getting the slightly bigger meals - delightfully this means that History Men, Charabancs and Ethel have setting duties for the rest of the Cup and Plate competitions - QotW about the Chairman of the International Quizzing Association and voiceover star

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Question paper

09/04/08

The Pigs, the Girls, Snoopy's and the Park move into the Cup semis - whilst the Opsimaths, Albert, The Men and X-Pats go to the Plate - Portsmouth gets a going-over in QotW

QuizBiz

Question paper

16/04/08

The Pigs topple the Girls at Fortress Griffin.......so next week it's Pigs v Park for the Val Draper trophy whilst the Opsimaths battle it out with the Albert for the privilege of holding the Plate - Great QotW about the link between Pendle Hill and the Sahara

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23/04/08

Electric Pigs maintain their fantastic Cup form of recent years by winning the Val Draper trophy (they were Runners Up last year and Winners the year before) - Opsimaths break their run of 29 years without a trophy by beating the Albert in the Plate Final - QotW about bits of Gloucestershire being worth next to nowt

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Question paper

30/04/08

Chunky beat the Girls to take the inaugural WIST Champions crown - QotW about some bum chemical compound

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Question paper

07/05/08

End of Season: Presentation to Gerry Hennessy by Dave Rainford to celebrate his 60th as well as his contribution to quizzing in South Manchester over many decades - Getaways and Napier Girls share the honours for the evening's quiz - Ethel's Pendle Hill question wins the 'Question of the Season' award

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Question paper