of you who walked off with trophies please remember to get them engraved
to record your victory before next year's End of Season presentations.
Manchester Trophy Market at 287 Palatine Road in Northenden
(0161-946-9209) will get it done for you at very reasonable rates
and will ensure the engraving is consistent with the inscriptions
already on the trophies.
little tailpiece which will be much appreciated by those WithQuizzers
with longer memories (like say Kieran, Brian or Roddy).....
I had an email this week
from John Holden, lately a Chunky Stockport League player - but earlier
one of the Amboβ team in the Withington League. This is what he
Your archives are
Amboβ won the Withington quiz league in (I think)
1994/5. The fact of winning it isn’t the sort of thing I’d
ever forget, bearing in mind the amount of work that went into it.
Amboβ were runners up in the previous season (the
one with the near pub brawl) to Kieran’s team, by one point, and I
don’t remember the Swan Vestals being in either equation.
our title year was 1994/5, as I was given a pressing reason to
invite myself onto a Stockport team, and I can date my 'arrival' in
Stockport, via the Stockport archives to Autumn 1995. In
November 1996 I started working every evening except Thursday, and
had to stop Withquizzing, so it wasn’t 1996/7 or later.
We had to beat the other Griffin team, the one with
two ladies on it, in our last game, to win the league by one point
at the Griffin.
my great regret that Tom had not shared in the win, despite the
lurid circumstances of his departure. Barrie Atkinson took
over from Tom, and played a full part in our title win."
were a Fletcher Moss-based team in the early 1990s and were named after
(I think) a brand of lager marketed by Hydes. The 'eszett' at the
end of their name was a deliberate affectation. If I remember
rightly Rebekah Ottaway was team captain. The famous 'near pub
brawl' incident involved a visiting Griffin team (headed of course by
Kieran) and a somewhat 'tired and listless' Tom Stephenson.
Following the incident the Withington Quiz League Disciplinary Committee
was hastily convened (for the first and last time) to arbitrate on
affairs. I think an apology was forthcoming and things carried on
their merry way thereafter. Interestingly though John very much
regrets that as a result of this incident Tom retired from the quizzing
fray and was unable to share in Amboβ's glory the following season.
Make Me An Egghead
If you remember a few years ago Dave Rainford became an
Egghead through taking part in the Make Me An Egghead programme.
Well not surprisingly (as one of the premier quiz leagues in the land)
our members have been invited to apply for a new series. A
successful candidate would be guaranteed expenses-paid trips to Glasgow,
untold wealth and more, much more than that, a chance to become a media
superstar. Here's the email I received from the Eggheads
promised, please find below some additional information regarding
the BBC quiz show Make Me An Egghead.
Hosted by Jeremy Vine, Make Me An Egghead is a
nationwide search to find two contestants (one male and one female)
who are good enough to join the Eggheads, considered the UK’s most
fearsome quiz team.
The winner of each show will move into the next
heat. The series concludes in a Grand Final and the winner will
become an Egghead on the next series.
We are currently looking for intelligent and
competitive personalities to take part in the programme and will be
holding nationwide auditions over the next few weeks.
I have attached a flyer in the hope that you can post
it on social media or noticeboard and circulate it amongst
colleagues, friends and family who may be interested in appearing on
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any
more information or if indeed you would like an application form
And here's the obligatory flyer....