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This page provides a week-by-week summary of the 2019/20 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

2000/01

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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

2006/07

2007/08

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

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2019/2020 Fixture list

 
16/09/19 Season's fixtures announced - summary of website changes - celebration of James Haughton's Countdown triumph

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25/09/19

WithQuiz retain the Pre-season WIST Cup, just! - New Discussion forum takes over from the old Message Board 

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02/10/19

League season starts with a resounding win for the Prodigal Champions - QotW asks about a swan, an eagle, a bull, a cloud and a shower of gold - Gareth Edwards is anointed the greatest Rugby player of all time - News of Greg Spiller's convincing victory in Radio 4's Counterpoint

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09/10/19

Great news!  A new team (the Turing Testers) is joining our league - the Charas and the Opsimaths go joint top after beating respectively the 2018 and 2019 league champions - Father M reports from his travels around Poland - QotW links Ray Davies, Elvis Costello, the Wife of Bath and Ronaldo

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16/10/19

Welcome to the Turing Testers who almost - but not quite - upset the Bards' applecart - Elsewhere wins for the Opsis and the Prods whilst the Dunkers break their duck - and Albert and Ethel tie - QotW about onomatopoeic confectionery - webmaster tries to silence critics of the new Discussion forum facility

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23/10/19

The Opsis consolidate at the top whilst there is no clear pattern lower down the table with all five away teams winning - Celebrations as Opsimath Howell nicks £250k off Jeremy Clarkson - QotW remembers how Manchester United inadvertently contributed to a bird's untimely demise

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30/10/19

The Testers get their show on the road with a well-earned victory against the Charas; the Opsis slip up at the hands of the History Men whilst the Prodigals and the Shrimps record home wins to keep up their chase - QotW is one for the Mathematicians

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06/11/19

The Opsis lose again whilst the Prodigals and the Shrimps both win to go level on points with the Opsis at the top - News of Greg Spiller's efforts on Counterpoint - QotW concerns the link between a 1980s supergroup and a 1970s electronic band - An old Opsimath and an old Pig celebrate their fathers' late in life academic successes

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13/11/19

Good night for the WithQuiz teams with just Stockport's Alexandra (in the Lowly Grail trophy) and Smart Alex (in the WIST Cup) making it through to the semis - QotW features a quaint little fact about Limerick in 1919 - The Webmaster declares the major website overhaul complete

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20/11/19

The Prodigals and The Shrimps both win to go joint top; Ethel win and nip into third place just one point behind the leaders - QotW about the 2-headed 5 dollar bill

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27/11/19

Shrimps win to go top whilst the Prodigals slip to second place after a tie with the History Men; high-scoring everywhere - QotW nominated by the Bards goes to one about the amusing message on placards outside Nixon's White House

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04/12/19

Prodigals win and return to the top after the Shrimps lose at home to the Opsis; Ethel win to retain the third slot; the Testers pick up another point in a thrilling tie with the Pigs - QotW about some extraordinary maternal pluck

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11/12/19

The Prods, The Shrimps & Ethel all win to strengthen their positions at one, two and three in the table; the Opsis lose and slip further behind in fourth place - Octochamp James meets his Countdown High Noon - QotW is a naughty liaison between Arthur Ransome and Dale Winton

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18/12/19

A confident debut as setters for the Turing Testers provides a high-scoring victory for the Shrimps; and defeat for the Prods at the hands of third-placed Ethel means the Shrimps just have their red noses ahead in the Christmas Charts - QotW about a Superbowl boob - News of James' progress to the Countdown Octochamp final

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08/01/20

The Prods start 2020 by going top with a bumper win over the Shrimps; Ethel raid the Griffin to leapfrog the Shrimps into second; Turing Testers start the New Year with a second WithQuiz win - QotW about 12 Caesars and a pudding

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15/01/20

The Prods power on at the top; Ethel slip up against fourth-placed Opsis; Charas recall their illustrious past with a whopping 51 points - What on earth can link a former Minister for Transport and a feudal position (at least in the heads of Northerners); QotW knows!

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22/01/20

The Prods and The Shrimps stretch their legs at the top; The Testers threaten to move off the foot of the table with a famous victory at the Club - QotW pays tribute to Terry Jones who died this week with a question from his Ripping Yarns comedy

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29/01/20

Everyone wins away from home as the Shrimps and Ethel move closer to the Prodigals at the top - QotW discusses the 1336 condiments used by Philip VI

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05/02/20

The Prods lose their Club Derby allowing the Shrimps to leapfrog them to the top of the table; Albert and the History Men conjure yet another tied match - QotW examines the thorny question of what VAR is for

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12/02/20

Ethel make it a 3-way thing at the top by beating the Prods, while the Shrimps stay at the very top on points difference despite losing to the Opsis at the Club - QotW about a children's ditty that found its way into Mahler's 1st

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19/02/20

Ethel go top by 2 clear points as both the Shrimps and the Prods lose; Albert jump to fourth and KFD leapfrog to fifth as applecarts get upset all over South Manchester - QotW about a 4-time presidential hopeful whose last campaign was unique

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26/02/20

This season's WIST final will be Smart Alex against Albert, while the Lowly Grail final will see the History Men up against KFD - QotW goes all “Ba deedily deedily deedily dum, boo boo bee doo!” - Three cheers for Ashton, 10th in a national elite speed quizzing event

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04/03/20

Ethel power on at the top hotly pursued by the Prodigals; but the Shrimps lose ground - QotW mashes a poor woodcutter and a Levantine appetiser - Lots of post-match chat about Coronavirus

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07/03/20

Special edition of tributes to Dave Ranford who died overnight Friday/Saturday

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11/03/20

All thoughts this week are on the sad loss of Dave and the enormous gap he leaves - It ain't half hot at the top as Ethel lose to the Shrimps and the Prods beat the Pigs; 2 points separate the top 3 with two to play - QotW about how soft porn and the Co-op came together

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15/03/20

Special announcement to suspend the current programme of matches as a response to the Coronavirus epidemic

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