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Archive Summary

This page gives details of what archive material we currently have, and how much is missing.

Alan Gilday and Graham Bailey recently unearthed a wealth of material dating from the years 1988 to 1995. This goes right back to the earliest times for which we have anything like a complete archive, and has filled a number of significant gaps. I now only have some results from the 1994–5 season to add, and I hope to get this done before the start of the new season, in October 2019.

If you have anything from before 1999 that isn't mentioned here, or is listed as missing, please let me know!

Please note that for the years prior to 2017, the website archive includes only the final League and Individual tables from each season, and not the weekly tables.

Thanks to Andy Johnson, Robin Morrell, Tim Findlow, Alan Gilday and Graham Bailey, who have provided information so far – and of course Mark Watson, the custodian of the official League archive.

How to Use the Archive

There is an Archive section in the main menu at the top of every page in the site. As well as sections for Fixtures & Results, Tables, etc., this includes an Archive Menu. From the menu you can access a further menu for each year, as well as direct links to the latest updates and a summary of the history of the League (detailing changes made year by year).

Fixtures and Results

All the results (and fixtures) that we have are now online – with the exception of the aforementioned results from the 1994–5 season.

League

The League records are complete from the 1999–2000 season onwards. The years from 1991 to 1995 are virtually complete, but for the late 1990s there are quite a few gaps - see below for details. Before 1991 we have only a few results.

If you can fill in any of the gaps, please let us know!

1998–9 Weeks 4, 8, 9, 12 and 13 (total five weeks) are missing
1997–8 Weeks 9, 12, 13 and 16 (total four weeks) are missing
1996–7 Weeks 2, 3, 4, 11, 12, 15 and 17 (total seven weeks) are missing
1995–6 Weeks 1, 2, 3, 6, 11 and 17 (total five weeks) are missing
1994–5 Weeks 1, 2, 3, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 (total eight weeks) are currently online; weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 (total nine weeks) are waiting to go online; week 8 can be derived
1993–4 Complete (Week 12 derived from other figures; no individual scores available)
1992–3 Complete (Weeks 2, 5 and 7 derived from other figures)
1991–2 All weeks except Week 18 are online
1990–1 Week 18 results are online; the rest are missing
1989–90 Week 18 results are online; the rest are missing
1988–9 Weeks 1, 5, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17 and 18 (total nine weeks) are missing
1987–8 Week 18 results are online; the rest are missing
1986–7 Week 18 results (and one late result from Week 17!) are online; we have full fixture lists but no other results
1985–6 Week 18 results are online; the rest are missing
1984–5 We have full fixture lists, and League rules, but no results
1983–4 We have fixture lists for Group B (there were either two or three groups), but no results
1982–3 We have full fixture lists, but no results

Knockout Competitions

The Cup and Plate results are not as complete as those for the League. In particular the results of the finals are often lost as they have never been reported in the normal way (coming after the end of the League season). In due course I will determine what we are missing and publish the etails.

The Early Years

We have no fixtures or results from before the 1982–3 season. We have rules for a season that began in January 1982, but no fixtures or results. We have no record at all of the League being in existence before January 1982, although a knockout tournament was first held in 1981. We have a record of the winners of the latter (they're on the Cup!), but no other details prior to 1987.

News & Views

These normally come with the results, so where we have the results we should have any News & Views that were provided at the time. Everything we have is now online, with the exception of the aforementioned weeks from the 1994–5 season. (For seasons from around 1999 onwards, some information and comments have been added in the course of compiling the archive.)

Tables

Final League tables are now online for 1986–7 and all later seasons, except 1988–9 and 1991–2. For these last two seasons we have the tables as they stood after Week 16 (i.e. with two rounds of matches to go).

Individual

Full final individual tables are now online for 1992–3 and all later seasons.

Final individual top tens are online for seasons 1985–6, 1986–7, 1988–9 and 1991–2. For the last two of those seasons, the full half–way scores are also online, but not the final tables.

Question Setters' Trophy

Final tables are now online for every season from 1992–3 onwards.

The only details we have prior to the 1992–3 season are the winner for 1985–6, the final table from 1986–7, and the half–way table for 1988–9 (all of which are online).

(The winner from 1985–6 was announced with the results of the final matches from that season, and is also in the Honours Board.)

Rules

Among the material unearthed by Alan and Graham were some League rules going back as far as 1982, which I have put online. This would appear to be the earliest documentation we have relating to the League. The rules for seasons 1982, 1984–5, 1985–6 and 1987–8 are now online, with changes from the previous set (of those we have) highlighted.

Haydn Thompson

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