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Matt Shore RIP

As announced previously it was hoped that there would be opportunity to raise a glass in Matt's memory. His daughter Isobel has been in touch to say there is to be a gathering in the Three Piggies (Old Bangers' home venue) on Friday 8 March at 2pm.   Matt's team-mates are sure that she would be very pleased to see as many of his quiz friends there as possible.

Arthur Evans Shield - Liverpool MIMIR competition 2019

The final of this year's Liverpool MIMIR heats took place on Wednesday 6th February 2019 at Aigburth People's Hall.  16 players took part, with the top two players from each four person match progressing through the competition.

The players in the final were Mark Kerr (Victorian Cricketers), Brian Thompson (Aigburth People), Stuart Scholes (Kluggers) and Danny Grimes (Aigburth Swans).

At the end of the regulation five rounds, the scores were Mark 12, Brian 12, Stuart 10 and Danny 11.  This meant that the competition would have to be decided on a tie break, in which the tied competitors were asked the same three questions in turn, with the highest scorer winning.

At the end of the round, both Mark and Brian scored two points, meaning that a second tie break round had to be played.  In this round, Brian scored two out of three correct, but Mark answered all three questions correctly to take the title and the Arthur Evans Shield for the sixth time.

The finalists and the top three scorers from the losing semi finalists will be invited to take part in the MQL MIMIR Championship, which will take place on Wednesday 20th March 2019, with the final being contested at the MQL Presentation night on 15th May 2019 at a Wirral Venue.

Liverpool MIMIR Final

Charity Quiz

Many thanks to all who came along and took part in this year's Charity Quiz at Christ the King Club. 

Congratulations to the Aigburth Swans/Oxton Cons team who won the trophy.

Particular thanks as ever to Brian Thompson for setting a challenging and enjoyable quiz, and to Keith Clare, Dave Cotson and Jim Martin who ensured the evening went smoothly.

It was a thoroughly pleasant evening, and more than £400 was raised for Diabetes UK.


We have been informed that at Matt’s own request there is to be no formal funeral service.  It is hoped that there will be an opportunity to get together in his memory at some point in the near future.

Sad News - Matt Shore of The Old Bangers

We are sad to have to report the sudden death of Matt Shore of the Old Bangers.  Matt died at home on Tuesday 8th January, having played the previous evening in an away victory over the Bishop Eton team.

Matt was a long term and much respected player, having played for many years in his team's previous incarnations as Baltic Fleet and Eleanors.

Details of the funeral arrangements will be posted as soon as we have them.

Annual Charity Quiz

The annual Charity Quiz will take place at Christ the King Parsh Club on Friday, February 1st 2019, starting at 7.30pm. Teams of four; £7.50 per person, which includes supper. Please let Dave Cotson know if you intend to be there, and also if you would rather have sandwiches than the scouse supper (davecotson@hotmail.com).

This is always a thoroughly enjoyable evening with an excellent quiz, and we hope as many people as possible attend.

The Great British Pub Quiz with Al Murray

Contestant Call

Do you and your mated fancy winning some cash?  How about applying for the Great British Pub Quiz?

Great Britis Pub Quiz

Victoria Hotel

The Victoria Hotel in Rainhill closes at 10.30pm on Monday evenings; would all teams travelling to play Judges please bear this in mind and arrive in time to start matches promptly at 8.45pm.  Thank you.

Wirral Quiz League Pairs Competition

The Wirral Quiz League’s 2018 Pairs Competition will take place at 8pm on Sunday 30th September at Thingwall Recreation Centre, Sparks Lane, Wirral CH61 7XE.  As usual a cordial invitation to take part is extended to any Liverpool Quiz League players.

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