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This page provides a week-by-week summary of the 2017/18 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

Reporter articles

1999/2000

final table

2000/01

Reporter articles

2000/01

final table

2000/01

results grid

2000/01

photos

 

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

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2007/08

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

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.

 

2017/2018 Fixture list

 

20/09/17

Down to 10 teams with the Men They Couldn't Hang resigning following the loss of Dave Barras last season - preparations to celebrate the 40th seaspn get underway

 

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28/09/17

Stockport win decisively to hoist the WIST Pre-season Friendly trophy - QotW: 'Around 40% of the residents of Alaska live in its largest city, Anchorage.  Which is the only US state in which a higher proportion of the state’s inhabitants (approximately 43%) live in its most populous city?'

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04/10/17

The 2017/18 season kicks off with high scores all round and defeat for last season's league champions - average aggregate score across all matches was a record 92.8 - QotW celebrates the achievements of our very own Bard Eric and his time at Porton Down

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11/10/17

Wins for the Dunkers, the Shrimps, the History Men and the Opsimaths on another high-scoring evening - QotW: 'Which town stands today on the site of the place referred to in the writings of the Venerable Bede as "the place where the stags come to drink"?' - Dunker Barry uncharacteristically notches another blurt

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18/10/17

Wins for Albert, the Dunkers, the Charas and the Shrimps but more importantly our prayers and best wishes go to Dave Rainford who is ill in a Glasgow hospital; get well soon, Dave, we are all thinking of you - meanwhile Mike O'B introduces the new Albert corporate logo

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25/10/17

A clean sweep for this week's away teams as the Dunkers, Ethel, the Bards and the Opsimaths come out on top - another glorious 'run-on' question wins the QotW nomination: '1998 romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz and involving some unusual hair gel; instigator of the last private prosecution in the UK for blasphemous libel (the crime was abolished, long afterwards, in 2008)?'

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01/11/17

The Shrimps strengthen their hold at the top whilst Albert, the Opsimaths and the Bards slip up - an Ethel paper with a novelty: two answers to a question where one is a spoonerism of the other set by 'Speg the Griller'

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08/11/17

WIST Quarter finals week - two from each league win through to the semis in both the Champions Cup and the Lowly Grail - QotW concerns Freedom of the church, remarriage of widows, fish weirs, and the application of justice - and a question about Enoch Powell and Nigel Farage

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15/11/17

Kieran recalls the Rabbi Lionel question from way back 'What do you call a bloke with a shovel on his head?' with the answer given as 'Doug' which has to be the most ill-advised WithQuiz question of all time - QotW this week: 'What is the only number that is worth itself as a Scrabble score?'

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22/11/17

Prodigals paper a bit tougher than the season's average - QotW: 'What connects Keith Peacock in 1965 with The Who in 1966?' - Discussion as to how Man U was connected to the death of Rod Hull and Emu

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29/11/17

Graham Wiggins (late of TMTCH) joins the Charas for his debut - the Shrimps make a horrifying debut on David Attenborough's Blue Planet 2 as the zebra mantis shrimp - QotW: It came into being on April 10th 1998 and has been extremely successful for nearly twenty years but it is now under serious threat.  What is it?

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06/12/17

Old steam trains feature in the paper this week with Night Mail and Brief Encounter sneaking in - QotW: 'Who was Merton Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford from 1945 to 1959?'

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13/12/17

Very sadly WithQuiz has lost two good friends this week: Gerry Hennessy and Andrew Simpson.  Gerry was one of the founders of the quiz league back in 1977 and was much loved and respected by all who knew him.  Andrew was also in at the start of the quiz league back in 1978.  He played for the Albert Inn team.

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10/01/18

QotW recalls Old Big Head and a record transfer - Damian ponders the standard of the toilets in our various venues both present and past (memories of the bravery it took to take a  pee in the White Swan)

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17/01/18

News of Gerry Hennessy's funeral and the gathering afterwards at the Red Lion - QotW about football clubs Hitchin Town, Marlow FC, Maidenhead United, the Civil Service FC, and the Scottish team Queen’s Park -

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24/01/18

Both the Dunkers and the Shrimps keep their title hopes very much alive with victories - QotW concerns the Blessed Dora - the venue for the 40th celebration evening is sorted - Fr Megson donates his precious bottle of Sour Aul Cleric to be presented to the league wooden-spoonists at the end of season  prize-giving

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31/01/18

All 143 Father Megson articles gathered together in one place on the website and indexed - ultra low-scoring paper from the Bards with the Charas pointless for 3 whole rounds - Mark Schwarzer's long service for the Premiership recognised in QotW - and NZ's 'chipoacalypse' gets a mention in Round 1

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07/02/18

Dirty Harry wriggles into the QotW - Albert paper with Links and Run Ons ('Hi De Hieronymus Bosch' and (outrageously) 'Debbie Does Dallast of the Summer Wine') - Webmaster wonders if Run Ons have run on too long

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14/02/18

WIST semi-finals with DD beating the Shrimps by a single point - paper from Opsimath Brian is great fun with questions about Spaniards defenestrating goats and US States named after girlfriends - Fr Megson contributes an article

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21/02/18

A valiant attempt to innovate from paper-setters, Ethel Rodin, who introduce a round of questions, each one structured in two parts with the second answer being a Spoonerism of the first part - QotW focuses on a well-known Music Hall star and vegetables

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28/02/18

A cracking paper from the Pigs prompting memories of Gerry's setting prowess - Rod Riesco (the late Val Draper's partner) gets in touch to tell us he'd love to come to the 40th celebration - and a red-rumped rat turns up in Round 7 - QotW recalls a surprising act of Muhammad Ali

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07/03/18

Locked out of the Cricket Club the Bards decamp to the Parrswood to beat league leaders, DD and spring a major surprise - toughish paper from the Prods - QotW about draft titles considered for a much-loved film- memories of a Piano forte in Paris

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14/03/18

Excellent paper from DD - Shrimps win and go back to the top of the table - Bards finally abandon the Cricket Club in favour of the generous expanses of the Parrswood Hotel - QotW film ending quote: "Hey what’s your name?"; Davis: "My name’s McCardle."; "Well so long." "So long.”?

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21/03/18

A celebration of 2CVs, Frank Lampard. a Thai bower and a constituency that has elected a range of rogues, lawyers, babies and peers over the years demonstrates the diversity of a Wednesday night with WithQuiz

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28/03/18

WithQuiz celebrates its 40th birthday - Mark Bassett's address welcomes a host of old friends who give up their Wednesday to join us - Barry Whitehead receives due recognition for starting it all in 1978 - Ethel win the 'Question of the Quadricennium' prize for their 2007/8 tautology question as well as winning the evening's 'Nostalgia' quiz - great to welcome the return of Rod Riesco, the late Val Draper's partner, and back from illness, Dave Rainford

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11/04/18

A new type of question from the Shrimps: clues to colours lead to a flag and so to the name of a country - Dunkers' win sets up a head-to-head with the Shrimps for the title next week - Fr Megson donates his ancient bottle of 'Sour Aul Cleric' as an annual award for the team that finishes bottom of the league

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18/04/18

Dunkers retain league crown with a tie against the Shrimps - great paper set by our Guest setter (Mike Wagstaffe from the Stockport league) - a QotW from a 'Size Matters' round all about what used to be made at Binns Road, Liverpool plus a reminder of a day when there was 'No news'

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25/04/18

Dunkers beat Stockport's Alexandra team to win the WIST Champions Cup whilst The Printers from Stockport beat the Bards to secure the Lowly Grail - Greg Spiller's paper proves an entertaining but stern test - QotW celebrates moles

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02/05/18

Sadly we hear of the death of former History Men player, Peter Morgan - an interesting article lifted from the New Statesman in which gender balance in University Challenge questions is examined (Shrimp Tom being quoted at a number of points in the article)

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09/05/18

History Men set a tribute round to their friend and colleague Peter Morgan with questions all about Morgans - Why the babies of the House of Commons always seem to be women these days comes under the spotlight - a holy fanzine gets a call out in QotW

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16/05/18

Cup and Plate semi-finals - Carol Vorderman's bottom comes under scrutiny - City players who've gone on to become political leaders is mentioned - Edward Thomas's Adlestrop is fondly recalled - QotW is all about multiple Best Supporting Actor Oscar winners

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23/05/18

Prodigals beat Opsimaths in the Val Draper final - Dunkers beat the Pigs to win the Plate - the Charas' Rhyming Couplets round won everybody's vote as their favourite round of the 'Knocked Out United' paper - QotW was all about 1943, Basel, bikes and a certain Albert Hofmann

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30/05/18

End of Season celebrations at the Albert Club - James sets the evening's fun quiz and his wife Manchester Central MP, Lucy Powell, gives out the gongs - Charas's Albert Hofmann 'bicycle trip' question wins the QotSeason award ahead of the History Men and the Shrimps

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