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This page provides a week-by-week summary of the 2022/23 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.

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2023/2024 Fixture list

   
21/09/23

The week when we sadly announce the death of our friend Mike Hansford, a member of both the Bards and the History Men teams over the past few years

In the week's quiz....Stockport triumph with an emphatic 27-point victory to retain the WIST Challenge trophy - QotW focuses on a cock built in Germany

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27/09/23

KFD win to go top with a superior score difference; Ethel, the Opsis and the Prods also win their opening games - QotW deals head on with something for which "the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous and the price absurd".

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04/10/23 Clean sweep for away teams as the two Albert Club teams top the table - WIST Quarter final fixtures announced - fond farewell to QM Mike Hansford - QotW about a Silly Derby that takes place every week QuizBiz

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11/10/23

Prods keep their 100% record by winning the Club derby; Ethel win in style to go equal second with KFD and the Opsis - QotW all about someone equally as short-lived as Liz Truss

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18/10/23

The Prods slip up at home so now we have 6 teams who've only lost once but no team with a 100% record - QotW explores the strange death of 5-year old Raymond Leitch in 1975

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01/11/23

Clean sweep for the away teams this week leaving 6 of our 9 contenders on 6 points at the top of the table - and with Ethel Rodin just ahead on score difference - QotW gives an alternative meaning for the song Danny Boy - Father Megson is announced as the setter for the November WIST matches

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08/11/23 Ethel and the Opsis top the pile, each with just one defeat, while the History Men wait for their first victory - and for QotW can you bear leaving London for the West Country in the afternoon? QuizBiz

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15/11/23 Ethel & The Opsis continue on their winning ways to go clear at the top - QotW recalls former WithQuiz QM and Albert Inn regular, Bernard Brannen, who made many appearances on the much missed Mrs Merton Show - Father Megson is celebrated as he submits a much enjoyed pair of Listener's Questions to the latest edition of Radio 4's Brain of Britain QuizBiz

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22/11/23

Clean sweep for all 8 WithQuiz teams - QotW concerns an American actress who appeared in all 3 Godfather films but not always playing the same gender

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29/11/23

Ethel open up a two-point gap at the top after thumping the Opsis; the Prods rise to second; the History Men open their account - QotW is chosen by Jimmy and concerns the largest city in Europe never to have staged a Champions league match - the debate about the format of the WIST competition continues

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06/12/23

Ethel go into the Christmas break as clear leaders in a season that's proving anybody can beat anybody else on the night - QotW is embellished with a cartoon and documents the strange love affair between a Tory minister and a northern town - Next week the much delayed Bards v Pigs fixture will be fulfilled then its a rest from WithQuizzing until January 10th - Happy Christmas and see you all in 2024!

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13/12/23

.... and in the delayed October 4th match played this week the Bards beat the Pigs to leapfrog 3 places up the table

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10/01/24

Ethel cement their place at the top whilst the History Men score a notable victory over last season's champions - QotW poses an unlikely bit of geography

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17/01/24

Clean sweep for the home teams as Ethel open up a significant gap at the top of the table; Albert, The Prods and The Opsis battle it out for second spot, and those History Men just keep on winning - QotW asks which city lies on a direct route from Wellington, NZ

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24/01/24

Ethel squeak another win to increase their lead to 6 points; Albert leapfrog the Prods to go second after the Prods lose at the Griffin - QotW connects some weirdly named monarchs with an American rock band

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07/02/24

KFD and the Prodigals win through to the Champions final; Albert and the Opsimaths get to contest the Lowly Grail final - QotW about a pupil of Man Ray and a picture in a bath - details of how to apply for the next series of Mastermind

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14/02/24

A low-scoring evening sees Ethel keep up their run with a narrow win - whilst the Prods leapfrog Albert back into second place - QotW about an Edinburgh councillor who went a-thieving by night 

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21/02/24

Prodigals and Albert lose ground on Ethel at the top of the table whilst KFD and the Opsimaths prosper; battle for second hots up with 4 teams now on 15 or 14 points - QotW chosen by the History Men highlights a royal link between 3 Game of Thrones actors

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28/02/24

A bonanza of a quiz sets the scene for the underdogs to put the 'overcats' to the sword in every match; Ethel remain firmly at the top but they're still not quite (mathematically) home and dry - QotW features a delightful new variation on the run-on format whereby a classical composer allows his tail to be nibbled up by a pop diva

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13/03/24

Coronation on hold; Ethel lose and the Opsimaths win to go clear in second place; but only miraculous scorelines over the next two weeks can prevent Ethel from winning the league - QotW harks back to the last day of the old Football League Division One - Next week the draw for the Val Draper Cup Competition

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20/03/24

Well done Ethel, the new League Champions! - Ethel squeaked home this week against the Charas to make themselves unassailable at the top of the table - also this week the Opsimaths' win confirmed them as the season's runners up - The Val Draper Cup draw has been made - QotW asks about the most influential TV show of the past 50 years

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27/03/24

Both the Champions and the Runners up lose; Albert slip down to 6th losing to KFD; The Charas get a winning boost but not sufficient to escape the wooden spoon - QotW is all about a conversation between a national icon and a singer/songwriter - Some celebratory words for all the WithQuizzers, past and present, who keep our broadcast quizzes lively and interesting

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10/04/24

History Men sail on to Round 2 leaving Albert to set for next week; KFD win a nailbiter at the Club against the Prods - QotW asks about a distinctly non-foreign foreign drink from around these parts - An appeal is launched to non-WithQuiz quizzers, who nevertheless read our site, to set us some question pairs for our end-of-season evening - Michael Taylor's new book Impossible Monsters gets a plug

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17/04/24

Pigs, Charas and Ethel join KFD in the Val Draper semis; Albert, History Men and Opsimaths join Prods in Plate semis - QotW recalls an conic Ridley Scott advert using 1984 imagery

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24/04/24

A thriller in Ladybarn resulted in Ethel getting the better of KFD on the tiebreak to earn a Val Draper final place against the Pigs who beat the Charas; meanwhile the Plate final will be between the Prods who edged it against Albert and the History Men who knocked the Opsis for six all over the Parrswood winning by 34 points - QotW brings back memories of a 'Colchonero' who came to Manchester

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01/05/24

The Prodigals win the WIST Champions Cup earning the right to call themselves the best quiz team either side of the Mersey; Albert win the Lowly Grail to become the 'best of the rest' - QotW chosen by Jimmy and the Prods to remind them of boring days at the office learning the regulations

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08/05/24

Ethel do the double, lifting the Val Draper trophy after a close match at the Parrs Wood; at the Club the History Men beat the Prods to take the Plate; the Opsimaths win the 'Best Round' award with their 'Crash, Bang, Wallop' Round 8 - QotW is supremely unimpressive

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22/05/24   QuizBiz Question Paper