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Riley Cup 2024

Results of Round One and Draw for Round Two
Game Home Team hcap score   score hcap Away Team
1st Round           Date 08 April 2024
1 Wallaseyans 14 56 v 46 18 JC and the Jets
2 St Francis of Assisi 11 42 v 44 7 Palmy Army
3 Aigburth People 10 49 v 46 11 Aadvarks
4 Wandering Star 18 53 v 50 9 Plasterers Arms
5 Aigburth Cricket Club 22 61 v 46 27 Lever Club
6 Tramway 16 55 v 41 17 Duncan's Doughnuts
7 Leyfield Crown 19 45 v 49 8 Aigburth Swans
8 The Old Bangers 12 56 v 51 17 CTK Cavaliers
9 Bookworms 11 51 v 44 17 St Patrick's
10 CTK Wanderers 15 47 v 51 4 Oxton Conservatives
11 Soapsuds 6 51 v 46 15 Taxes
12 McKies Magpies 22 48 v 49 11 Judges
13 Bishop Eton 7 49 v 47 0 The Cricketers
14 Kluggers 3 53 v 44 26 Standard Bearers
15 Exiles 12 50 v 45 14 Nelson's 5th Column
Game Home Team hcap score   score hcap Away Team
Second Round           Date 22 April 2024
16 Bishop Eton 7   v   6 Soapsuds
17 Judges 11   v   3 Kluggers
18 Aigburth Cricket Club 22   v   12 Exiles
19 The Old Bangers 12   v   8 Aigburth Swans
20 Aigburth People 10   v   4 Oxton Conservatives
21 Wallaseyans 14   v   15 Monstrous Regiment
22 Bookworms 11   v   7 Palmy Army
23 Tramway 16   v   18 Wandering Star

Riley Cup 2024

Competition Details

Ted Riley Quiz Cup Competition 2024

Thirty-one teams will be competing for The Ted Riley Quiz Cup this year.  Clicking on a team's name below will take you to the relevant page on the Wirral or Liverpool website, with contact details and location. 

All correspondence will be by email.

The full draw is available at the competition page - click on the trophy ->

Competing Teams with Handicap

Clicking on the team name will take you to their page, sowing contact and location details.

  Team Handicap
1 The Cricketers 0
2 Kluggers 3
3 Oxton Conservatives 4
4 Soapsuds 6
5 Bishop Eton 7
6 Palmy Army 7
7 Aigburth Swans 8
8 Plasterers Arms 9
9 Aadvarks 11
10 Aigburth People 10
11 Exiles 12
12 Bookworms 11
13 Judges 11
14 St Francis of Assisi 11
15 The Old Bangers 12
16 Taxes 15
17 Tramway 16
18 Nelson's 5th Column 14
19 Wallaseyans 14
20 CTK Wanderers 15
21 Monstrous Regiment 15
22 CTK Cavaliers 17
23 Duncan's Doughnuts 17
24 St Patrick's 17
25 JC and the Jets 18
26 Wandering Star 18
27 Leyfield Crown 19
28 Aigburth Cricket Club 22
29 McKies Magpies 22
30 Standard Bearers 26
31 Lever Club 27

Electronic Questions Distribution

Twenty of the thirty-one teams have agreed to this method of questions distribution.

When they are at home they will receive the questions by email and the away team will be sent the second part of the password by email, please ensure that you take it to the game.

The remaining teams will be sent the questions by post.


Match Times

All games in round one, round two and quarter finals will start at 8.30pm.

Semi-finals and Final. The draw will take place at 7.50pm so that we can get a prompt 8pm start.

Scoring and timing

We will adopt the following rule for scoring and timing;

Each individual player shall be allowed to attempt to answer their own question for two points.

If they answer incorrectly, it can be attempted for one point by another member of their own team.

If this attempt is wrong, it then passes over to the opposition for one point.

Timing; 10 seconds for your own question, 5 seconds for the other team members to answer and five seconds for the opposition to answer.


The winning team should send the results to me by WhatsApp or email, immediately after the game, so that I have them by 10pm on the night of the game.  Each round's results ill be emailed to each team every week and posted on www.quizliverpool.org.uk and www.wirralql.org.uk


Team captains should advise me on the Monday night, then confer on the Tuesday and advise me by 8pm of the result of their consultation, by phone or email. If the team captains fail to agree; Paul Davitt, Jim Eccleson, Keith Clare and Angela Doyle will adjudicate by noon on the Wednesday.

Spare Questions

if electronic distribution is adopted this will not be necessary.

If a Question Set fails to arrive, you may obtain a spare set from me, or one of the following;

Angela Doyle 0151 722 1054 Jim Eccleson 0151 653 8649 Paul Davitt 0151 427 7617


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

Paul Davitt

General Secretary Liverpool Quiz League


Email pauldavitt@virginmedia.com


President's Shield

Many congratulations to the Liverpool 2a team of Frank McHugh (Tramway), Joan Peacock (St Francis), Rob Cruise and John Coventry (Bookworms) and Paul Savage (CTK Cavaliers) who won the President’s Shield in a tense final set of matches.  They finished ahead of Wirral by one bonus point (gained in their defeat to Warrington in January!).  Here is the final table and full results are here.











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Well done too, to the Liverpool 2b team of Clive Leech (Exiles), Catherine Rouse (Duncan's Doughnuts), Jan Forshaw (Monstrous Regiment),  Paul O'Callaghan (Old Bangers) and Peter Martin (St Francis), who were in contention and finished in a very comfortable third place.  Thanks very much to everyone from both teams who have taken part,.  The Shield will be presented to Liverpool 2a at the MQL Finals and Presentation Evening being held in Warrington this year on Wed 15 May.


Many congratulations to our team of Angela Doyle (Bishop Eton), Chris Quinn (Cricketers), Rod Moore (Kluggers), Fay Howard and Danny Grimes (Aigburth Swans) and Brian Thompson (Aigburth People) who have won the 2023-24 President's Trophy.  This is Liverpool's first win since 2018 and brings an end to Ormskirk's five year winning run.  The team won six of their eight matches against representative sides from the other four MQL areas.  Final League table is shown below and all results can be viewed here.

  P W D L * Pts
Liverpool 8 6 0 2 1 25
Ormskirk  8 5 1 2 1 23
Warrington 8 5 0 3 2 22
Southport & Formby 8 2 1 5 5 15
Wirral 8 1 0 7 3 7

* 4 points for a win, 2 points for a draw, 1 point for a defeat by 4 or less

Liverpool MIMIR Heats 2024

The heats of the Liverpool Mimir, the Individual competition, took place on Wednesday 21 Feb at Aigburth Peoples Hall.  13 players took part and the full results can be seen here.  Rob Cruise (Bookworms), Mark Kerr (C), Chris Quinn (Cricketers) and Brian Thompson (Aigburth People) will contest the Final at the Presentation Night in June.  These four plus Angela Doyle (Bishop Eton), Rod Moore (Kluggers) and Graham Barker (Cricketers) qualify for the MQL Heats next month.

MQL Buzzer Tournament 2024

Liverpool entered two teams in this annual MQL tournament.  The A team of Angela Doyle, Chris Quinn, Morgan Bush, James MacGregor and Nathan Pace, qualified for the Cup competition and finished tenth on the day.  The B team of Gill Willett, Joan Peacock, John Coventry and Rob Cruise qualified for the Bowl.

Some team photos from the 2024 buzzer tournament have been placed in the gallery on the MQL website at Gallery - Merseyside Quiz Leagues

Just click on the Buzzers 2024 folder to browse through them.

The final is now available to watch.  Misfits took on Yorkshire at the end of a fine day's quizzing.

Jeff Dunn of Judges

Obituary in The Guardian 1stFebruary 2024

Players may recall that Jeff Dunn sadly passed away in the Autumn of last year.  Jeff was a very long standing member of the Leagues. 

This obituary appeared in The Guardian on Thursday 01 February. (pres ctrl and left click on the word obituary to follow the link, it will open in a new tab)

Sad News - Keith Spencer

It is with great sadness that we have to inform everyone of the sudden death Keith Spencer of Standard Bearers quiz team. Keith played the game on Monday and was alright on Tuesday, but went to bed on Wednesday night and died in his sleep.

We will post funeral arrangements when they are available.

Sad News - Jeff Dunn

Jeff Dunn of Judges

It is my sad duty to advise you of the death of Jeff Dunn of Judges quiz team.

Judges have been playing in the Liverpool Quiz League since 1983 (forty years!) without a name change. Jeff joined in their second season meaning he played for at least 38 years.

He has become well known to neighbouring quiz teams through playing on Thursday nights at St Austin’s friendly quizzes and latterly online. He has been a regular for Brian Thompson and Angela Doyle’s Wednesday night team in the OQL (Online Quiz League)

Last year Jeff was awarded the Citizen of Honour award by Liverpool City Council for the work that he did with young people and political awareness. The ceremony at the Town Hall was moving for the number of young people who cited him as an influence in their successful careers.

He will be sadly missed, may he rest in peace.

MQL Pairs Competition 2023

The 2023 Pairs Competition was Held at Prescot Cables FC on Wednesday 13th September 2023.

The three pairs in the final were Jim Eccleson (Wi) & Jack Gardner (S&F), Neil Wright (Wi) and Ben Vincent (Wa) and Sam Roberts (Wi) & Danny Grimes (LI)

The winners were Neil and Ben - Neil retaining the title, having won last year as well.

Pairs Winners 2023

The Plate final was contested by Cliff Houghton (Wa) & David Hodgson(Or), Sue Perks (Or) & Chris Quinn (Li) and Mark Kerr (Li) and Bill Gerard (Or), with Mark and Bill winning the contest.

Pairs Plate 2023


You can watch the final below:

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