The runes have been cast by Roddy and
myself (with a little help from Mike Wagstaffe from over the water)
and we have created the 2023/24 fixtures list.
The same 9 teams with the same 9
teams with the same venues and contact details have signed up
for 2023/24 - no changes (Please note: Since first posting
this page Albert have decided to switch their home venue from
The Didsbury to the Sun in September on Burnage Lane)
Hostilities commence on Thursday
(note THURSDAY) September 21st with the traditional 6-a-side
season opener against the Stockport League - being played this
year at The Ladybarn Social Club rather than the Albert Club (the
Club was booked up). Kieran will captain the WithQuiz
team. Do please come along. Everyone will get a game
(if desired) via half-time substitutions.
League matches start the
following Wednesday (September 27th) with Albert responsible for
setting the first paper
This season WithQuiz has the task
of setting the papers for each of the WIST Cup rounds - so I'll
be begging help from you (please note Charas as you're the only
WithQuiz team not involved in this competition).
There are 4 'Free' Wednesdays
embedded in the Fixtures list which can stay as weeks off, or
(if somebody is happy to arrange it) could become occasions for
experimenting with new formats. Indeed they may be used as
an opportunity to attract new players and/or new teams to our
Miraculously all City and United
Champion League Group home matches are on Tuesdays this year so
there will be no football clashes - at least before Christmas.
The Charas are ready!
The 'Free' weeks
These are October 25th, December
13th, January 31st and March 6th.
When I canvassed teams a week or so
ago there were various thoughts...
An individual competition running
across the 4 Wednesdays to find the champion WithQuizzer of
One-off matches between two teams
representing different aspects of the league - say 'WithQuiz
Didsbury' v 'WithQuiz Withington' with one player from each of
the teams whose home base is in the respective area.
A WithQuiz style quiz at (say)
The Fletcher Moss for the general public to try out which might
encourage more teams to get to know the riches of the WithQuiz
style and then join us next season (Andrew has offered to host
Any further ideas? Unless we
attract more teams we'll be stuck with a shorter season or a number
of 'Free' weeks in coming years.
I'd rather have a continuous flow of
matches - however Roddy says he quite likes the idea of a free
Wednesday now and then so that he can go the theatre or a concert!
been told by my family that AI is where it's at I consulted ChatGPT
to see who was likely to win the League this season. Back came
"I'm sorry, but I can't predict the outcome of future events
like the winner of a quiz competition. It depends on various
factors and is subject to change."
Disappointed I probed a little further to see if ChatGPT could
predict how KFD will do...
don't have the ability to predict specific outcomes of events,
including the winner of a quiz competition like WithQuiz. The
outcome of such competitions depends on various factors and is
subject to change. You'll need to follow the competition and see
how KFD performs during the season to find out."
of time! None the bloody wiser!
luck one and all!
A somewhat younger Kieran (right) and Barry
plan the 'Not the Rest of the World' 1987 WithQuiz campaign