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Fixtures and Results
2017–8: Cup

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Round 1
Round 2

Results: 2017–18 Season – Cup

Round 1: 24 October 2017

Question Setters: Ox–fford 'C', Park Timers.

Sutton Mutton 77 89 Royal Oak
Prince of Wales 78 80 Weaver
Harrington 'B' 73 74 Park Taverners
Robin Hood 78 90 Dolphin Dragons
Wharfies 91 83 Plough Horntails
Dolphin 98 71 Pack Horse Bowling Club
Waters Green Rams 70 73 Cock Inn
Church House Bollington 86 70 Sutton Club

The following teams received byes:

British Flag Chester Road Tavern Harrington Academicals Nags Head
Ox–fford Ox–fford 'C' Park Timers Waters Green Lemmings

Round 2: 21 November 2017

Question Setters: Plough Horntails, Harrington 'B'.

Waters Green Lemmings 78 112 Ox–fford 'C'
Chester Road Tavern 69 63 Cock Inn
British Flag 78 85 Park Timers
Park Taverners 65 103 Church House Bollington
Nags Head 83 100 Dolphin
Ox–fford 102 68 Harrington Academicals
Weaver 85 103 Royal Oak
Dolphin Dragons 84 83 Wharfies

The question setters (Plough Horntails and Harrington 'B') were asked to provide two question masters each.

The Prince of Wales, Waters Green Rams, Sutton Mutton and Sutton Club were asked to provide one question master each.

Quarter–Finals: 23 January 2018

Question Setters: Harrington Academicals, Park Taverners.

Ox–fford 113 84 Church House Bollington
Park Timers 78 104 Dolphin
Chester Road Tavern 51 114 Royal Oak
Dolphin Dragons 91 109 Ox–fford 'C'

The question setters (Harrington Academicals and Park Taverners) were asked to provide three question masters each. The Weaver and the Waters Green Lemmings were asked to provide one question master each. This meant (hopefully) that eight question masters were available for the eight Cup and Plate quarter–finals.

Semi–Finals: 20 February 2018

Question setters: Chester Road Tavern, Church House Bollington.

Ox–fford 'C' 102 96 Royal Oak
Dolphin 105 99 Ox–fford

The question setters (Chester Road Tavern and Church House Bollington) were asked to provide two question masters each for the four Cup and Plate semi–finals.

Final: 17 April 2018

The Cup Final was held at the Weaver, Thornton Square, on Tuesday 17 April. The questions were co–ordinated by the Ox–fford from those provided by all teams.

Thanks to Mark Watson and John Knight for acting as Question Master and Scorer respectively.

Ox–fford 'C' 105 115 Dolphin

The Ox–fford 'C' won the toss and elected to answer first. Unfortunately for those hoping for a close game, in the first eight questions the Dolphin opened up a five–point lead (9–4), and at the end of the first round they led by 22 points to 14. By half–time they'd stretched their lead to 15 points: 63–48. The fourth round was tied (19–19), and the Ox–fford 'C' won the fifth by 19 points to 14, cutting the Dolphin's lead to ten points. The final round was another tie (also 19–19), so the Dolphin won by ten points.

Only five questions were not answered by either team: they were numbers 7, 60, 81, 92 and 94. Three of these went to the Dolphin and two to the Ox–fford 'C'. The Dolphin scored seven on pass–overs, and the Ox–fford 'C' three; so all in all it was a thoroughly deserved victory for the Dolphin.

The Cup Final was followed by the presentation of all the season's prizes.

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