We are about to kick off the 42nd WithQuiz season with opening league fixtures scheduled for Wednesday October 2nd using a paper set by the Bards. The new season's fixtures are now up on the Fixtures page.
The same 10 teams with the same 10 names playing their home matches at the same venues; the best I can come up with in terms of change is that Rachael would henceforth like to be known as Rachael Neiman-Wiseman (her married name). Who knows maybe the addition of a 'Wiseman' to the Shrimp line up may be just enough to get them the league crown after two frustrating 'Runners Up' seasons.
As usual the curtain-raiser for the season will be the annual friendly match against the Stockport League at the Albert Club. It will take place on Wednesday September 25th starting at 8.30pm. There will be 6 players on each side so plenty of scope for WithQuizzers to get a match and warm up for the coming league competition. Indeed if you can get along you are guaranteed at least half a match since we are able to make as many substitutions as we like at half time.
Mike Wagstaffe and myself have set the paper jointly (he the WithQuiz style rounds and me the Stockport rounds). Last year WithQuiz won the trophy ('The WIST Cup') so the challenge is to retain it. I'm pleased to say that the actual trophy turned up during the summer 'somewhere in Stockport' and is now sitting in my office at home; so this time round the winners should be able to actually get their hands on it.
Hope to see you at the Club in just over a week's time - and, if not, whenever you're down to play the Opsimaths. Let's hope we have another great season's quizzing!