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News & Views
1994-5 Season

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Week 2: 25 October 1994
Week 7: 13 December 1994
Week 10: 24 January 1995
Week 11: 31 January 1995
Week 12: 14 February 1995
Week 14: 7 March 1995
End of Season

News and Views: 1994–5 Season

Week 2: 25 October 1994

The sharp–eyed among you will notice two players from the Barnfield in the D League personal bests. This is sheer incompetence.

Can I remind you that score sheets are collected from the Millstone on Wednesday evening. Any that arrive after I collect will be counted in following weeks. However, it is the responsibility of the winning team capain to make sure score sheets are put in the sychedelic bag.

Week 7: 13 December 1994

Two points of information:

Alan Levitt of the Nags Head 'A' asked how many teams going second won in the latest round of the Cup. The answer is six, excluding the game involving the Nags Head, which they lost on a tie break. Six out of fifteen is hardly statistically exciting, even though it is galling to lose!

The second point relates to one team, unnamed, who on six evenings this year have provided four players and on one occasion only two. Guess which night they asked questions. To be slightly fair, they did tell me they could only provide three QMs and would the League provide one from its cryogenic store of QMs. The protocol is that if you can't provide four QMs someone from the tham has to deliver a set of questions to the unQMedgame and apologise for failing to fulfil their twice–a–year obligation.

Week 10: 24 January 1995

There are two important notes brought about by events of the last couple [of games] which I want to bring to your attention.

1.It is the responsibility of the question setters to provide 20 copies of the questions to the Millstone by the Monday evening before the quiz. If neither of the two teams have access to a suitable photocopier then the committe can organise copying. Teams should contact Graham Bailey on [number redacted] to arrange this. Notice must be given and this is done only as a last resort. We have an outstanding claim on the league from one team for photocopying costs which will be discussed at a committee meeting on Sunday 12th February at 8:00pm at the Millstone.
2.Once again we are getting a plethora of 'phobia' questions. There are no such words as GENOPHOBIA or HEDONOPHOBIA in either the Oxford Shorter Dictionary or the Chambers Dictionary. Regardless of what quiz books say you cannot just put a Greek prefix onto phobia and make an English word. Please think twice about putting these wretched questions in your question sets and then discard them.

Week 11: 31 January 1995

Well the questions last week could set a whole new genre of questions. After "How far can you hear a tiger roar at night" with the answer "over two kilometres", we could have "How many people in a football team" with the answer "over 9" or "How many MPs are elected to the House of Commons" with the answer "over 600".

Come on chaps, "How many teams does it take to set questions?" "Over 1"! The questions must be vetted and dreadful questions and answers like the tiger one thrown away!

Week 12: 14 February 1995

A committee meeting was held on 12 February 1995 at the Millstone at 8:00 pm. The sole matter of discussion was a request from the George & Dragon (Sunderland Street) for recompense following their expenditure on photocopying for their questions in the League. The committee decided after discussion that the League could not compensate for this expenditure.

Week 14: 7 March 1995

Only those scoresheets at the Millstone by lunchtime on Wednesday are included this week. Other scores, the E League, will be included next week.

Don't forget only the best twelve individual scores count, nine in the E League, the total in the personal tables is the current total of these best scores.

End of Season: Additional Statistics

Best total scores over the season:

Alan Hodgson Bridgewater 54
Graham Bailey Prince Albert 51
Alan Levitt Nags Head 'A' 51
Peter Cole CAP 48
Steve Haslam Bears Head 'B' 48
Haydn Thompson Star Inn 48
Tony Best Nags Head 'A' 48
Robin Morrell Butley Ash 48
Irene Graves Millstone 48
Peter McBride Bridgewater 45
Alice Walker Star Inn 45
Steve Roxborough Waters Green Tavern 45

Best Specialist scores over the season:

Graham Bailey Prince Albert 24
Robin Morrell Butley Ash 24
Dave Pennington Church House Bollington 24
Juliet Wright CAP 24
Peter Cole CAP 24
Haydn Thompson Star Inn 24
Neil Wall New Castle 24
Alan Hodgson Bridgewater 24

Best General Knowledge scores over the season:

Alan Levitt Nags Head 'A' 36
Irene Graves Millstone 33
Haydn Thompson Star Inn 33
Peter McBride Bridgewater 33
Peter Cole CAP 30
Robin Morrell Butley Ash 30
Bob Langstaff Rising Sun 'X' 30
Tony Best Nags Head 'A' 30
Mike Horner Prince Albert 30
Andy Stone Railway View 'B' 30
Alan Hodgson Bridgewater 30

Peter Cole

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