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WEEK BY WEEK ARCHIVE
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This page provides a week-by-week summary of the 2015/16 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.
A new season starts with sad news
Stockport retain the WIST Cup with a convincing victory- QotW about Mel Blanc's 1951 feline number 9
WithQuiz's 38th season starts with a thrilling tie between Ethel and the Dunkers; accompanied by wins for the Bards, the Opsimaths, Mantis Shrimp and Albert - QotW wants to know the origin of the Abyssinian wire-haired tripe hound
The form book rules as Ethel, DD, Bards, Albert and the Pigs notch up victories - QotW about something set up in Rome in 1479 which now appears in over 120 cities worldwide
Wins for the Opsis, DD, Ethel, the Prodigals and the Charas - QotW goes down under with a bishop and a Yorkshireman - Father Megson goes all poetic as he's 'Summoned by Bells' - an Irish correspondent gives us the lowdown on the English Rugby team's practice regime
Wins for form teams Albert and Ethel; The Bards hammer The Opsimaths; The History Men score their first league points of the season; The Pigs win to keep in touch with the top teams - QotW all about football and dedicated to Eveline - News of the shortlist of WoManchester candidates
Ethel win to stay top; Albert beat the Bards to stay a close second; The Opsimaths win at the Griffin and the Prodigals win at the Club; but best of all The Men chalk up their first victory of the season at the Fletcher Moss! - QotW about a singer who's named after German and Spanish private parts
It gets even closer at the top with Albert and Ethel losing and the Bards, Pigs, Dunkers and Opsis winning - Hive Minds comes calling - QotW tells us about an Ambrose Bierce comment directed at the great Dr Johnson
A pretty good night for the WithQuiz teams with semi final slots for the The Opsimaths, The Bards and Dunkin' Donitz in the WIST Cup (The Alex keep the Stockport flag flying here); whilst The Prodigals, Albert, The History Men and The Charas make it a clean sweep for our teams in the A-Trophy - QotW concerns a lengthy rail trip from Winnipeg - Fr M is bathing the cat
Good wins for The Opsimaths, The Bards and The Pigs; The Men and The Charas fight to a standstill in the season's second tied result; The History Men get the better of Dunkin' Dönitz - The Beatles and the streets oF Hamburg feature in QotW
Wins for Dunkin' D, the Opsimaths, the Pigs, the Prodigals and Albert keeping the tussle at the top as tight as ever - QotW about the significance of the Portsmouth/Arsenal match in 2009
A setback for the high-flying Pigs but otherwise victories for all the top teams - whilst in team news Fr Megson reports below on his efforts, at last, to sort out the Charabancs' problems - In his occasional homily Fr M takes us back to the Buckfast Years - QotW delves into Alice in Wonderland looking for stammers
Results go with the form book as The Bards, Dunkin' Dönitz, The Pigs, The Opsimaths and Ethel Rodin all win on a high-scoring Prodigals paper - QotW about a Tumnus and a Mr Fawn
Wins for Dunkin' Dönitz, The Bards, The Opsimaths, Albert and CMS in the final round of the first half of the league season - QotW links ladies clothing and Brig o'Doon
Wins for the Bards, the Opsimaths, Albert, the Shrimps and the Pigs - Undaunted by tonight's defeat the History Men meet their date with destiny as they are declared the second best WithQuizzers of all time (behind you know who) - in QotW Fr M calls on the help of former City players for an excommunication
Wins for the Bards, Dunkin' D, Albert, Ethel and the History Men in an evening that tested the scorers' ability to keep pace with the points being notched up - Fr M mulls over a big boot and a custard cream - QotW demands to know what Julius Caesar's last 6 words were - A grumpy old man moans about Didsbury road signs
The Bards win the top of the table clash against The Opsimaths and leapfrog them to go top; elsewhere wins for Ethel, the Dunkers, Albert and (at last) the Charas - QotW rings a bell; it's about the 1972 concert at the Locarno in Coventry
Wins for The Bards, Albert, Ethel, Compulsory Mantis Shrimp and The Charas - The art of smoking dried banana skins crops up in QotW which wants to know about a 1966 hit record - And what's all this quizzing about anyway? Well one of this week's questions declares we're all "None the Bloody Wiser"
Dunkers and Bards go through to an all WithQuiz WIST final; History Men and Prodigals will contest the A-trophy final for the second year running - QotW focuses on what men know about women - News of the departure for Vienna of long-term WithQuiz stalwarts Mark & Cheryl Bassett
Wins for the Dunkers, the Bards, Ethel, Albert and the Charas - QotW reveals how President Charles de Gaulle made his wife very happy
Wins for The Bards, The Opsimaths, Ethel Rodin, Albert and The Pigs - In QotW there's a request to identify some pop band described by themselves as "purveyors of simian soul and primate punk"
Clean sweep for the away teams tonight as The Bards, Dunkin' Dönitz, Albert, The Opsimaths and The History Men all win; The Bards need to start losing pretty soon if they're to miss out on the league title - QotW is one of those 'run-on' questions combining the author of The Good Soldier and the artist who decorated the Manchester Town Hall's main chamber
Albert keep up the
title chase with a confident home win whilst elsewhere the
Shrimps, the Opsimaths, the Prodigals and Ethel all gain
Albert keep up the title chase with a confident home win whilst elsewhere the Shrimps, the Opsimaths, the Prodigals and Ethel all gain victories- QotW in search of Old Harrovian PMs
The Bards slip in
the home straight against CMS making next week's Albert v
Bards contest a likely title decider; elsewhere wins for The
Prodigals, The Pigs, Ethel and The History Men
The Bards slip in the home straight against CMS making next week's Albert v Bards contest a likely title decider; elsewhere wins for The Prodigals, The Pigs, Ethel and The History Men- What did Barbie's Ken lack? QotW wants to know
tied result means the destination of the League trophy will
not be decided until the final round of matches on April
6th; elsewhere another tied result in the Ethel/Pigs match
and wins for the Opsimaths, CMS and the Dunkers
An Albert/Bards tied result means the destination of the League trophy will not be decided until the final round of matches on April 6th; elsewhere another tied result in the Ethel/Pigs match and wins for the Opsimaths, CMS and the Dunkers- QotW wants to know the play which suited Bianca
The Bards cap a magnificent season with a close victory in a high-scoring game at the Griffin; many congratulations to (as Mike O'Brien gracefully put it a fortnight ago) our very worthy League Champions! - Elsewhere victories for The Opsimaths to nick second place, for the Shrimps who qualify for 'Europe' for the first time, for The Prodigals, and for The History Men who nevertheless miss out on 'European' qualification - QotW about a foxy Thai
The Bards overcame a 14 point handicap disadvantage to beat The Men; with equal handicap starting scores The Dunkers beat Albert; The Shrimps turned their 2 point handicap advantage into a 7 point victory over The History Men - QotW wants to know what 'she gave birth in the open' has to do with Christmas - A composite WithQuiz table 'of all time' published
Wins for The Prodigals, The Dunkers, The Shrimps and The Bards to take them through to the Val Draper semis in a fortnight; The Pigs are highest scoring losers so earn the last place in the Plate semis - 33 buttons on a catholic cassock; but why asks QotW?
The Bards lift the WIST Champions Cup whilst The Prodigals nick the A-Trophy in an all-WithQuiz pair of finals - QotW about the scientist in residence at the Old Vicarage, Grantchester
The Bards march on towards the treble to face The Prodigals in the Val Draper Final; The Albert overcome their 12 point handicap disadvantage to meet The History Men in the Plate Final - QotW wants to know where you would find 'Strong Winds', 'The White Mountain', 'The Iron' and 'The Big Dog'
The Prodigals lift the Val Draper trophy to deny the Bards their treble; Albert nick the Plate from under the History Men's noses in a tense finish at the Red - William III, Edmond Halley, René Descartes, John Milton and Rembrandt all lived in the same decade, but which was it asks QotW?
Compulsory Mantis Shrimp won the vote for Question of the Season; 'Dr O'Neil Reunited' (a mash up of Ethel Rodin and The History Men) squeaked home in the evening's quiz - Notes from a Team Captain's consultation - Note from John Holden 'once of this parish'