The Withington Pub Quiz League


26th March 2003


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Braggarts back at the top of the table

Results & Match Reports

At the top of the table the Braggarts won away at the Royal Oak beating the Pigs by 7 points in what was a close game right up to the final round.  The Braggarts go back to the top easing past St Caths by a single point.   

In third place The Historymen reasserted their title challenge with a 4 point victory away at St Catherine's club against fourth placed Snoopy's.  Snoopy's could still hold the key to the season with their home game against the Braggarts on the final Wednesday of the league season.

Meanwhile at the other club, the Albert Club, both the local teams were playing at home (as indeed were England on the telly).  Unlike Beckham's lot the home teams managed convincing defeats - the Opsimaths to an in form Albert, and the Albert Park to the Brains.  In the league table the Brains and the Albert are now level on 21 points just 3 points adrift of the leading pack of 4.  Probably too late for either of them to challenge for the title but nevertheless a good season out of what were disastrous starts for both of them.

Down at the Red, Dr O'Neil recovered a little of their form, edging past SWMCC by just 2 points.

In the other result of the week  Albert Park won a close match against TUFKAC at the Albert Club.

Quiz Paper Verdict

The paper this week was set by the Albert.  General reaction was an interesting but pretty difficult first half with much easier questions in the second half.  Overall the aggregate scores were around the 70 mark which is a good indicator of a reasonable paper.  Most comment seemed to surround the pair of questions about George Dubya's coalition (Round 3 Questions 5 & 6).  Much mirth at the Griffin as we pondered whether enrolling governments had a box to tick on their Coalition application forms stating whether they wanted to avoid publicity in the event of a victory - or, indeed, whether they had to indicate if they wished to be circulated about similar campaigns which they may wish to consider as and when they became available.  Dave at St Caths commented "If 15 of the members of George Dubya's coalition are anonymous, how do we know they are in it?".

The Question of the Week

My question of the week - for those of you who can remember Muffin the Mule - is Round 8 Question 4:

Who had a daily help called Mrs Scrubbit?

For the answer and full details of all the week's questions click here.


And finally some cheering news....

Picking up the paper at the Red who should I bump into but Gerry Hennessy back in circulation and able to down a pint of Guinness.  He was in good spirits and sends his regards.  Let's hope we see him at the end of season do at the Albert Club (if not earlier).