Todmorden Quiz League: Week 10 Results and News

                   

Todmorden Quiz League

News Sheet 18th Jan 2012

Team

P W D

L

Pts

Tot

Av

H/c
  1 Woodpecker

10

8

0

2

16

686

68.60

1

2

Bridge End WM Club

10

8

0

2

16

673

67.30

3

3

Polished Knob

10

7

0

3

14

699

69.90

0

4

Hare & Hounds B

10

6

0

4

12

681

68.10

2

5

Jacks House   10

6

0

4

12

  667

66.70

3

5

Tod Cricket Club

10

6

0

4

12

667

66.70

3

7

Queen

10

5

0

5

10

629

62.90

7

8

Hare & Hounds A

10

4

1

5

9

575

57.50

12

9

Shannon

10

3

1

6

7

588

58.80

11

10

Cornholme Waggon

10

3

0

7

6

580

58.00

12

11

Royal George

10

3

0

7

6

572

57.20

13

12

Weavers Arms

10

0

0

10

0

511

51.10

19

Total points scored

7528

Possible points

11280

Percentage

66.74%

 

 

 Results from 11th January

Weavers 50  v Bridge End WMC 64

Polished Knob 57 v Todmorden Cricket Club 73

Shannon 61  v  Hare & Hounds A 61

Jack’s House 64  v  Queen 79

Hare & Hounds B 78  v  Royal George 60

Woodpecker 77  v  Cornholme Waggon 57

Fixtures for 25th Jan 2012

Weavers v Polished Knob                       Queen v Cornholme Waggon

Tod C.C. v Hare & Hounds “B”              Hare & Hounds “A” v Jacks

Royal George v Woodpecker                  Bridge End Club v Shannon


Commiserations to Jacks House, as one of their members Roy Beardsmore sadly passed away last Sunday, Roy who had been a long term member of Jacks had been unwell for quite some time and will be sadly missed by his team mates and remembered with affection by all those who played in quiz matches with him.                                                                             

Darrell

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Christmas Picture Link Quiz Answers

1

Carole King

11

Vanilla Ice

2

Carol Vorderman

12

Lesley Joseph

3

Seven of Nine

13

Carol Smillie

4

David Frost

14

Blancmange

5

The Roly Polys

15

Little Plum

6

William Rees Mogg

16

Joseph Wiseman

7

Mary Nightingale

17

David Shepherd

8

Carol Anne Duffy

18

Jack Black

9

Jon Snow

19

Carol Thatcher

10

Anneka Rice

20

Queen Noor
 

MEMBERS

REASON

Group A

1

3

18

20

Cards

Group B

7

12

16

17

From the Nativity Scene

Group C

5

10

14

15

Puddings

Group D

2

8

13

19

Carols

Group E

4

6

9

11

Winter Weather

 

 

 

 

Answers to Picture Link Quiz 2

1.                     Eric  Morecambe2.                     Sol   Campbell3.                     Hannah   Gordon

4.                     James   Hunt

5.                     Ruby   Murray

6.                     Justin  Rose

7.                     Clive   Thomas

8.                     Harold   Wilson

9.                     Tony   Benn

10.                   Penny   Lancaster

11.                 Craig   Bellamy12.                 Emily   Maitliss13.                 Rock   Hudson

14.                 Dave   Lee Travis

15.                 Bob   Holness

16.                 Fred   Trueman

17.                 Percy   Thrower

18.                 Mark   Lawrenson

19.                 Jeff   Bridges

20.                 Anna   Neagle

MEMBERS

REASON

Group A

3, 4,  7, 12,   17

Characters in Thomas The

Tank Engine

Group B

2,  10, 15,   18,  20

Names are Coins

Group C

5,  6, 11,   13,  19

Names  used in Upstairs Downstairs

Group D

1,  8,  9, 14,    16

Pipe  Smokers of the Year

Answers to Picture Link Quiz 1

1.            Nigella   Lawson

2.            Liberace

3.            Jane   Russell

4.            Roy   Walker

5.            Cesar   Romero

6.            Austin   Healey

7.            Honeysuckle   Weeks

8.            Aristotle   Onassis

9.            Fern   Britton

10.          Richard   Bacon

11.         Iris   Murdoch

12.         Frank   Gorshin

13.         Ted   Rodgers

14.         Groucho   Marx

15.         Eartha   Kitt

16.         Max   Bygraves

17.         Burgess   Meredith

18.         Violet   Carson

19.         Angus   Deayton

20.         Sir   Clement Freud

 

Groups

 

MEMBERS

REASON

Group A

1,7, 9, 11, 18

Plants/Flowers in Name

Group B

3, 8, 10, 14, 20

All have surnames of philosophers

Group C

2, 5, 12, 15, 17

All played villains in Batman TV series.

Group D

4, 6, 13, 16, 19

All quiz/game-show hosts

Suggested scoring:

Score 1 point for each correct answer and then  one point for each correct group of five, plus one point for each correct link.

2012 – The Year of the Updates!

Hi everyone

 

I have been rather neglectful and not keeping this updated, but from January 1st, I promise to do so.  I’ll do a catch up over the next ten days and will post a couple more quizzes and things as well.

Thanks to everyone for supporting me this year.  I am now just under 20 stone which means I have lost 12 stones in a little over a year.

 

 

Coming Soon….

Shamefully I haven’t updated the blog for ages.

Promise I will do over the weekend……

There’s a new picture quiz up in the Picture Quiz section!  Enjoy!

Picture Link Quiz 2

Identify the famous faces and then form four groups, each containing five names that are linked and the reason.

1. 2. 3. 4.

5. 6. 7. 8.

9. 10. 11. 12.

13. 14. 15. 16.

17. 18. 19. 20.

THE LINKS

Group A

Group

B

Group C

Group

D

Birmingham Sloggers and Betters Meet – Saturday 25th June

After a traumatic day on Friday, I went to Birmingham yesterday for a gathering of crossword bloggers and setters, organised by Dean Mayer (Anax of the Independent).  These meets are really worthwhile and provide a way for crossword aficionados to meet their tormentors and heroes, and for setters it is an excellent way to get feedback on their work.

I rather foolishly decided to try travelling down by coach, mainly because of the cost compared to all other methods of getting there.  I had to drive to Rochdale to catch the 05:00 coach with a change in Manchester.  At the moment the centre of Rochdale is a mess while work on the new Manchester Metro extension is put in and trying to find a parking space at 4:30am was not easy.  There were an awful lot of people around at that time as one of the nightclubs was just emptying.  Eventually I found a space in the Mecca Bingo Hall.  They have enterprisingly used a nice line in income generation by doubling it up as a car park during the day.  Not knowing whether my disabled badge would suffice, I bought a ticket and then struggled the 200 yards to the bus station.

When I got on the coach, I went to sit on the front seat for disabled people and was refused by the driver.  He told me the front few seats were reserved and despite my protest that I was only travelling to Manchester, rather than for the full journey, I had to go and sit half way down the coach with the other six (yes SIX) people travelling.  The driver also refused to help me with my bags and I almost fell when my crutch caught a stray seat-belt.  Likewise, there was no help from the driver getting off.  Luckily National Express have an SMS feedback scheme, so I made use of that as the coach sped into Manchester.  Once we got into Manchester, a 90 minute wait and then down to Brum with a decent seat and a much more affable driver.  Once I got into Digbeth coach station, I caught a cab over to the Early Birds venue which was not far away:  a Wetherspoons pub on Bennetts Hill.  There I met up with John Henderson (Nimrod, Elgar, Enigmatist), Jane Teather and Dave Morton (Big Dave).  Dean and Jayne, his girlfriend joined us and after coffee and a natter, we went over to the Old Contemptibles pub for the meet.

As the meet swung into life we were joined by a number of the famous faces from the Crossword World, including Roger Squires (aka Rufus, Dante and the Monday Telegraph puzzle setter), Peter Biddlecombe (Sunday Times Crossword Editor),  Jim Toal (Lato and Tyrus),  Michael Curl (Orlando and Cincinnus), Niall McSweeney (Raich and Gurney), Arachne, Peter Chamberlain (Saturday Telegraph and Cephas) and someone I have wanted to meet for a long while, Eric Westbrook.  Eric is the driving force behind a project which aims to make the world of crosswords accessible to blind and visually handicapped people.  A software genius in Australia called Ian Humphries has devised a program which takes the daily crossword from a national newspaper and turn it into a speech based puzzle.  As I am partially-sighted and can’t see beyond the end of my nose without glasses, I am really interested in this and was allowed to play on the program on Eric’s computer.  I found it really easy to pick up how to use it, and can see its potential in other area, like quizzes.

Dean provided a competition puzzle to solve with some prizes donated by Rufus and another blogger Sil van den Hoek provided one of his Dalibor puzzles to tackle too.  Roger Squires (Rufus) is also a member of the Magic Circle and older readers may remember him from TV appearances in the 1960’s on show such as The Black and White Minstrel Show, a TV programme that almost certainly wouldn’t be made nowadays.  Roger brought the afternoon to a close by performing some clever magic tricks using the assembled audience as props!

After a convivial afternoon I left for home at 6pm and landed in my living room just after 11pm, a little tired but otherwise happy after a grand day out.  A much nice coach driver on the way home also made the journey more bearable.  Eric will be sending me an article on the software in the near future and I’ll add it to the site.