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Liverpool Mimir Heats

I would like to thank everyone who participated in the first round and semi-finals of the LQL Mimir competition at Aigburth People's Hall on Wednesday.

As usual, the event was held in the true spirit of the Quiz League, competitive but friendly, and our sincere thanks go to Paul Davitt and his team for once again organising such a successful and enjoyable event.

We now wish good luck to all of the LQL players who go forward to the Merseyside Quiz League Mimir competition starting next Wednesday.

Best wishes, Danny.

Frank McFarlane - Funeral Details

Frank's funeral will be at 1pm on Thursday 24 March at St Peter's Church, Church Rd, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF.

The burial is at 2.30pm in the Woodlands Section of Allerton Cemetery, Liverpool L19 5NF.

Frank's widow Julia and her family would like to invite all attending to a gathering afterwards at the Crown Inn, Leyfield Rd, Liverpool L12 7HX.

Website Problems - An Apology

I would like to apologise for the website being down for such a long time.  The hosting provider was upgrading their systems and it did not go as planned!  I have since migrated it to a new provider and hopefully things will get back to normal.

Thanks for your patience

Chris Quinn
Website Administrator

Top Shelf - Change of Venue

Please note that Top Shelf are now playing at a new venue.

The Cock and Bottle 
93 High Street 
L15 8HF

Frank McFarlane

It is with great sadness that we must inform you that MQL Chairman, Frank McFarlane, passed away on Saturday 12 February at the Royal Hospital in Liverpool.  As you may have known, he was taken seriously ill just before Christmas and in spite of fighting hard, was unable to overcome the complications that arose from the emergency surgery.

Frank played for the Centre Club, Old Swan Conservatives and Leyfield Crown and never let his blindness prevent him from taking a full active part in team quizzing.  He was a Divisional Secretary in the LQL for over 20 years and organised the President's Shield competition for many of those.  At nearly 16 years Frank was the longest serving Chairman of the MQL and we will miss his calm and wise leadership.

We offer our sincere condolences to his wife Julia and the rest of the family and also to Karen and the team at Leyfield Crown.


Philip Gray

It is with much sadness that we report the passing of Philip Gray, one of LQL's most longstanding players.

Philip was recruited into the Roby team in the early 1970's and soon made his mark. He played for many years for the CADWA team with Arthur and Vida Evans. In recent years he was a fixture in the Rainhill Victoria and Cricketers teams, where he continued to make valuable contributions to their success.

Philip was a real gentleman and a loyal friend to all those he played with over the years. In his quiet unassuming way he made a strong impression. His team mates would like to thank all those who expressed their concern.

Philip's funeral will be held at 10am on Monday 13th December at St Helens crematorium, Rainford Rd WA10 6DF and later at Grange Park Golf Club, Prescot Road WA10 3AD

Change of Venue

Please note that Aigburth Swans will be playing all of their future home matches at Aigburt Cricket Club.  Please see their team page for full details.

We Are Back!

Welcome to the 2021-2022 Liverpool Quiz Season.

We have now heard from all Liverpool Quiz League teams regarding their return to quizzing face to face and the availability of venues. I am sad to have to announce that four teams will not be taking part, Earles, Bootle YMCA, Outside Edge, Residents as they had hoped.

The League

  • We have 27 teams taking part in the 2021 2022 season.
  • MQL has fixed a season from October 2021 to March 2022, as a return to quizzing, so to fit in with this season we have decided to create three divisions of nine teams.

Pre-season friendlies

  • We have arranged three pre-season friendlies commencing Monday 13th September 2021, through to 27th September 2021. This will give teams time to get used to returning to face to face competition, check out venues and iron out any problems or procedures, with each team having at least one home and one away game.
  • Fixtures are attached to this email.
  • LQL will not be sending out questions sets for the friendlies, you can use a set that you have, or you can obtain sets by downloading one from any of the following links for MQL, Orrell Quiz League and Quiz League of London
  • http://www.sfquiz.org.uk/quizpage.html
  • http://www.odquiz.org.uk/quizzes.aspx
  • https://quizleagueoflondon.co.uk/quizzes/default.aspx

Playing Season

  • The season will start on 4th October 2021 and run to 13th December 2021, re-commence on 10th January 2022 and run to 21st February 2022.
  • Sets will be sent out by second class post as usual.


Handbooks and fixtures

  • In view of the short lead-in to the season printed handbooks will not be available.
  • Handbook information will be sent in an electronic pdf document, this will contain the usual team information and fixtures, Team Secretaries should circulate this to all of the team members. These will be sent out this weekend.
  • The rules are available on Liverpool Quiz League Website, follow this link. http://www.quizliverpool.org.uk/rules-1.aspx
  • The fixtures will also be available on Liverpool Quiz League Website, a link will be included in the handbook.

Postponement of games

  • If a team cannot fulfil a fixture due to Covid restrictions, they should consult the other team and advise the General Secretary.
  • They should agree a way forward, the most preferable way is to re-arrange the game as soon as possible.
  • Or play the game on-line.
  • Failing that if it’s in the first half of the season a double header may be arranged.
  • Or agree to share the points.
  • Whatever you decide to do you must use the questions you have for that fixture. Additional sets are not available.


Some players would like to have reassurance regarding venues and we are asking teams to consider their venues and check with the management with the following in mind:

  • Are the games played in a small room?
  • Can players sit socially distanced if they wish from their own team members and from the opposition?
  • Is the room well ventilated?
  • What are the arrangements for buying drinks, bar service or waiter service?
  • We suggest that we suspend refreshments for this season, unless this is part of a team’s deal with the management of the venue.
  • If you play in a shared venue, we suggest that you discuss arrangements with the other team(s) if possible.
  • Out of consideration for others it would helpful to wear a mask, but it is not mandatory. We trust that players with any Covid symptoms will not attend the quiz out of consideration for their fellow quizzers.
  • And of course, we will suspend hand shaking.

Should you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best Wishes


Paul Davitt

General Secretary Liverpool Quiz League

Contestants Wanted - Lightning


Calling all Quizzers...Lightning is back! BBC2's fast-paced quiz hosted by Zoë Lyons is on the look-out NOW for outgoing, fast-thinking contestants packed with personality and general knowledge.

Click on the link below to apply:


Terms and conditions apply, must be 18+

New Quiz Show - the Tournament

QITV are working on a brand new BBC1 quiz show and are looking for great contestants. They'd love to hear from some quiz enthusiasts so if you, or any of your fellow quizzers would be interested in the chance to win a cash prize then you can apply via the link below:

Apply for The Tournament

Unfortunately there is currently no way of coming in and out of the application once you've started it so, if you do want to apply, please do answer as many questions as you can until you get to the end. If you have any issues with the application then drop them a line.

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