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This page provides a week-by-week summary of the 2018/19 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

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

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2007/08

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2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

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2015/16

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2018/2019 Fixture list

 
14/09/18

New season preparations - Same 10 teams sign up, no leavers or joiners - Turnpike closed - Shrimps move to The Woodstock and the Charas move to The Victoria

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26/09/18

WithQuiz beat Stockport to regain the WIST Challenge trophy (which Stockport seem to have lost in both senses) - Round 6 celebrates the Trump/Kim love affair

QuizBiz

Question paper

03/10/18

League season underway - Dave Rainford back playing for the Prodigals - victories for the usual suspects - Round 3 celebrates Premiership managers born in the 1940s

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Question paper

10/10/18

Points (and old age) friendly paper from Albert gets an average aggregate of 86.5 - Dunkers win comfortably against the Shrimps following their nail-biting tied match at the end of last season - Round 2 reminds us all of possibly the worst soap opera of all time

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Question paper

17/10/18

DD beaten at home by the Prods whilst the Opsis remain undefeated - Charas start their tenure at the Victoria - Danny opts for the NZ basketball team as his QotW - Lady Amelia Windsor is revealed as the fairest Royal of all

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Question paper

24/10/18

Applecarts get scattered all over South Manchester as the Opsimaths, Dunkers and Ethel lose - the History Men remain unbeaten and the Prods go top - Charas find The Victoria too noisy and retreat to The Albert - QotW celebrates a University Challenge boy what done good

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Question paper

31/10/18

Major surprises tonight - as last season's top two teams, the Shrimps and the Dunkers, both lose by 5 points - Joseph Heller and Two Fat Ladies come face to face in the QotW - the Pigs beat the Dunkers for 'the first time in a decade'

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Question paper

07/11/18

Prodigals stay on top after beating the Shrimps - the History Men's 100% record falls - QotW prompts thoughts of polygamy - and another question reminds us of lengthy Dutchmen and short Brazilians

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Question paper

14/11/18

A good night for the WithQuiz teams with 3 through in the Lowly Grail and all 4 teams through in the Champions Cup - questions about the Pankhurst statue and Jeremy Deller's Peterloo memorial which will be unveiled next year on Peterloo's 200th anniversary

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21/11/18

The Shrimps and the Dunkers come storming back after difficult starts to the season - but the Prods stay on top - speculation as to whether Elia Kazan made On the Waterfront 2 in 1995 - plenty of info. about geeps and shoats

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Question paper

28/11/18

The Dunkers and the Shrimps back in the groove - the History Men win a thriller at the Moss - QotW marries a poet and a Last of the Summer Wine star as 'Sisters in Rhyme' - Michael reaches 30

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Question paper

05/12/18

Wins for the Dunkers, Ethel, Albert and The Bards to give an 'anyone could win it' look to the table - QotW is a snigger from Argentinian football - Kieran gets all wistful for the lost Withington of his youth - we discover the Dunker dog

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12/12/18

Anyone's title?  After everyone's played 8 matches the Prods are still top on 12pts, but 3 teams are on 10pts and 3 more on 8pts - QotW all about theoretical physicists - plenty of points on a Bards paper full of variety

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19/12/18

First half of the season complete with Prodigals on top but 5 other teams within 4 points, all to play for! - QotW concerns a mountain pass in Scotland's Arrochar Alps - Some reflections on the role played by WithQuizzers in the 'Emmeline Pankhurst statue' project

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Question paper

09/01/19

Into the New Year with 2 tied matches and a one point victory - Top marks to the Pigs for setting a high-scoring, perfectly balanced paper - The 'rat of reproach' and Ann's birthday amongst the highlights of the evening's quizzing (not to mention City beating Burton 9-0)

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16/01/19

Those Shrimps are creeping up on everybody but the Prodigals still reign supreme - The Opsimaths have their first taste of the Charas new home venue, The Albert in Withington village - QotW is a nostalgic peek into 1970s sitcoms courtesy of Terry and Bob and their mate Flint

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23/01/19

The Prods power on, but watch out for those high-scoring Shrimps - the Albert Club ('Orkney Dark') derby ends in a victory for the Prodigals - QotW homes in on London gangsters and sociopathic criminals, Doug and Dinsdale Piranha

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30/01/19

While the top two are away the chasers have their day - QotW celebrates all female quizzers - a cracking paper from the Shrimps including a whole round on the 70s and 80s!

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06/02/19

Prodigals cement their position at the top - Dunkers do some serious catching up against close rivals - a paper scoring above average for the season - QotW concerning the utterances of a big Scout

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13/02/19

The Prodigals stumble as the pack closes with wins for the Opsimaths, the Shrimps and Albert - QotW all about France's 69, Switzerland's 26 and poor old India and South Africa who have just 10 each - Ivor multi-blurts in somewhat spectacular fashion at the Red

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Question paper

20/02/19

Topsy turvy rules OK as the Prods and Dunkers lose at home and the Shrimps, the Opsis and Albert all win away; this one's going right to the wire! - some debate as to what makes a good, fair question on an evening with a fairly tough paper

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Question paper

27/02/19

Wandering Star keep Stockport in the Lowly Grail to meet the Prodigals in the April final; in the all-WithQuiz WIST Champions Cup semis the Shrimps and the Dunkers win through to the final stage - QotW about the group that was almost The Anderson Council

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06/03/19

A welcome victory for the Pigs whilst the Dunkers, the Opsis and the Shrimps keep their title hopes alive - QotW chosen by Rachael in honour of her late Dad - United Euro-fever disrupts most of the matches whilst chewing gum loses its flavour on the bedpost overnight

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13/03/19

Prodigals beat DD and Shrimps beat the Opsis leaving next week's Shrimps v Prods clash at the Parrswood as the league season's likely title decider - QotW concerns something shared by King Pedro of Castille, Mike Tyson, Thomas Jefferson and Jonathon Ross

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20/03/19

Prodigals beat CMS to put the title race back in their control - the Cup ties are drawn and for the first time the draw is filmed and the film uploaded to the Home page - QotW all about the USA's first ever consulate - Graham Wiggins get well and truly 'tizered'

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27/03/19 The Prodigals win their first ever WithQuiz league title! - unlucky Shrimps end up Runners up a second year running and by just one point again - Albert and The Opsimaths mop up 3rd and 4th places in the table to get into the WIST Champions cup - QotW gets most of us on the wrong track

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03/04/19 The handicap system does its stuff as the Prodigals and the Opsimaths both gain narrow victories in high-scoring first round Cup matches - QotW all about the differences between Welsh and English Scrabble

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10/04/19

Upset at the Parrswood as the Pigs beat the Shrimps; elsewhere the Bards, Prodigals and History Men go through to join them in the Val Draper semis - QotW concerns the ups and downs of the football season at Glenavon FC

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17/04/19

Pigs fly through to face the History Men in the Val Draper final - Ethel and the Opsis go through to the Plate final - Handicap system works a treat with 3 very close finishes - Miss Fowler-Tutt earns our QotW gong for her views on The Kiss - Didsbury Library and Chorlton eateries get plugs

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24/04/19

WithQuiz picks up both trophies with the Prodigals winning the Lowly Grail in Stockport by beating the Wandering Star, and the Shrimps lifting the WIST Champions Cup at the Parrswood defeating the Dunkin' Dönitz - QotW all about a French lady

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01/05/19 Val Draper Cup goes to the History Men while the Plate is taken by Ethel Rodin in two very close final finishes - QotW is all about how the French grew tall in the early 1900s - 'Best Round of the Knocked Out United paper' goes to Round 1 ('Old School Ties') about celebrities who went to the same school submitted by the Bards

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08/05/19

Season ends with a friendly table quiz (won by the Prodigals) and trophy presentations by former Prodigals skipper, Clive Berry - History Men beat the Charabancs to win the 'Question of the Season award'

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Mike H's QuizBiz summary for the 2018/2019 season