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Fixtures and Results
2018–19: Plate

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Quarter–Finals: 22 Jan 2019
Semi–Finals: 19 Feb 2019
Final: date TBA

Fixtures and Results: 2018–19 Season – Plate

Quarter–Finals: 22 January 2019

Question Setters: Ox–fford, Waters Green Rams.  These two teams were asked to provide three question masters each, to cover the Cup and the Plate; the Cock Inn and the Sutton Mutton were asked to provide one question master each.

Brewers Arms 83 94 Harrington 'B'
Waters Green Lemmings 98 88 Park Taverners
Park Timers 86 110 Harrington Academicals
Chester Road Tavern 78 118 Robin Hood

Semi–Finals: 19 February 2019

Question Setters: Park Timers, Rushton Diamonds. These two teams were asked to provide two question masters each, to cover the Cup and the Plate.

Harrington Academicals 111 93 Robin Hood
Waters Green Lemmings 114 93 Harrington 'B'

Final: 10 September 2019

The questions were compiled by the Robin Hood and the Harrington 'B', from those supplied by all non–participating teams.

Harrington Academicals 95 73 Waters Green Lemmings

The first two rounds were closely contested, and after 40 questions the score was 29–28 to the Academicals. From the Lemmings' point of view the damage was done in Rounds 3 and 4, both of which the Harrington won by some margin. The Lemmings pulled seven points back in Round 5, but were unable to narrow the gap any further in the final round; the result was a convincing victory for the Harrington Academicals.

Plate Winners: Harrington AcademicalsCongratulations to the Harrington Academicals on their fourth victory in this competition, following their hat–trick of wins from 2010 to 2012.

An entertaining set of questions had been collated by the Robin Hood and the Harrington 'B'. They were read by Paul Morrissey, with Mark Watson scoring.

It's perhaps worth noting that from the start of Round 3 the Lemmings were asked no fewer than seven consecutive Sport questions (odd numbers, 41 to 53). In principle this is not necessarily a bad thing, but seven in a row is perhaps a little excessive. The Lemmings freely admit that sport is not their best subject; they did manage to get two of the seven right, but the Academicals picked up fourteen points over the same run of questions (five of their own six questions answered correctly, plus four passed over). The question that the Accies got wrong was the only one in this sequence that wasn't about sport: the one about the more common name for the plant Lunaria (answer: honesty).

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