The Withington Pub Quiz League
|WQ Archive||Comments||Question papers|
Beware! Whenever looking at a question paper, note the date that it was set. A considerable number of questions have answers that rely on information that was correct at the time of setting but was later superseded (e.g. the names of holders of political offices, or the football club for which a certain player plays).
Since 2001 the weekly question papers set for WithQuiz matches have been saved on this site. Approximately 30 papers are set each season and you can access them (questions and answers) by choosing one of the seasons from the table below.
WithQuiz papers typically include 8 rounds each of 8 questions with a few spare questions sprinkled around in case there is a problem with one of the main questions. Very occasionally pictures are used but by and large the questions consist purely of text.
Since 2007 matches are played four times a season against Stockport League teams and for these matches the format of the papers is a mash up of the WithQuiz format and that used by the Stockport League.
WithQuiz papers are set by one of the WIthQuiz teams (or now and then by a Guest setter). Sets of questions from books or online sources are NEVER used. This leads to an unpredictability which is occasionally mourned, but usually relished, by the players.
Season 2020/21 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since 2006 the Albert Club on Old Lansdowne Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, has hosted monthly quiz nights.
Each quiz consists of 6 rounds of questions, each round being of a different format.
The table below provides access to quiz rounds for each particular format of round. By accessing the format name you will be taken to a page showing how the format works and given a list of quiz rounds of questions and answers compiled to the format concerned.
|One in 4||
Average Aggregate scored to date for WithQuiz-style papers is: 78.1 points & for WIST-style papers: 99.3 points
|Barrie Atkinson & Mike Bath||"A little more challenging maybe than the paper for last season's equivalent match but full of the variety that marks the different question-setting styles of the two leagues."||109.0|
"A good paper with a good aggregate score to start the 45th WithQuiz league season."
"The quiz itself was just what we expect from the Albert - with formats as comforting as a pair of woolly socks."
"Seemed like quite a tough set of questions, but I think generally they were well-balanced, both in get-ability and levels of obscurity."
"Mostly a good quiz"
"...a welcome inclusion for the famous Charabanc Blockbuster round format - but there were some inaccuracies/ambiguities to navigate."
"Excellent paper covering many varied subjects delivered through rounds of questions in many varied formats."
"A fine paper from the History People with no blast of the trumpet against monstrous wokery."
"The Opsis paper
was generally well received, or at least 7/8ths of it were ...
Round 2 was an idea that should probably have stayed on the
"... the delicious 'hidden hidden' theme round at the end of the evening was much liked."
"Another good average aggregate with plenty of variety. There was a welcome reappearance of the 'Funny Punny' format in Round 3 and a delightful Hidden Theme in Round 5."
"On the whole this was a very entertaining quiz with relatively few unanswered questions."
"A belter of a quiz from the Bards"
"That was a very well constructed quiz which made for a high scoring game that was tight throughout. There were very few unanswered questions."
"There were some well-judged themes and the relative difficulty of the questions was well-balanced."
"Another high scoring game, and another well-constructed quiz."
"A decent enough quiz but a couple of pretty basic errors ... [including] messing up the order of the sign language and Morse code questions."
"In the midst of the carnage there were some genuinely interesting questions."
"We found this paper rather tricky."
"A very good paper from Withquiz's prodigal son, Gerry from the Northern Reeks."
"The quiz itself was nicely crafted, well balanced and had something for everyone to get their teeth into."
"There was praise for the quiz from both teams. I do not think Gerry/Father Megson has ever produced a dull or disappointing offering."
"A decent quiz that had something in it for everyone and seemed to rattle along at a good pace."
"A good set of questions tonight."
"I can only remember 2 unanswered questions all night."
|13/12/23||WithQuiz||Mike Bath||Question Paper|
|15/05/24||End of Season|