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2017 Pairs Table Quiz:

Date: - Monday, 18 December 2017.

Venue: - Railway Club, Lancaster.

Time: - 8.30 pm until (around) 10.15 pm.

Format: - 3 Rounds of 25 questions.

Prizes: - Two medals/trophies for the highest scoring pair in Divs 1, 2 and 3 respectively.

The Alan Peel Trophy:- Awarded to the highest scoring of the 3 divisional winners.

Composition of Pairs: - Pairs may comprise members of the same LCQL team or of different teams. In the latter case, if the LCQL teams are in different divisions the pair will play for the prize in the higher division. Where an individual arrives with no partner, he/she may (if possible) form a pair with another player in the same position. Equally, if desired, a LCQL player may partner a person who does not play in the LCQL.

Buying in Quizzes:

There has been much discussion in recent months about the overall quality of quizzes being set. Several league members have suggested that it might be a good idea to buy in questions rather than rely on league teams to set them.

The Committee has looked into the possibility of using the services of a 3rd party quiz supplier. Whilst the quizzes available on this basis would appear to be fair, balanced and of suitable quality, there would inevitably be a cost implication if we were going to go down this path.

Based on current league membership it is estimated that the use of the service would mean an increase in league fees of £40 per annum (ie Total Fees £85 per annum).

It would be good to ascertain if teams are prepared to countenance such an increase. If you have any comments for or against please contact or email the Secretary (see the Contacts Page on the website for contact details).

Cup Competitions:

The format for this season's Cup Competitions is as follows:-

Each competition will comprise 18 teams.

Dennis Wigham:
The 11 teams from Division 1 and the 7 top teams in Division 2 after the Week 13 fixtures have been played.

Tony Clare:
The lower 5 teams in Division 2 after the Week 13 fixtures have been played and the 13 teams from Division 3.

Each competition will have 3 pools of 4 teams and 2 pools of 3 teams. As last season, the top 2 in the 4-team pools and only the winners of the 3-team pools will contest the quarter-finals.

The 3 Pool Weeks will commence on 8th January 2018 and finish on 22nd January 2018.

Question Setting:
Please be aware that any team not shown on the 2017-18 League Question Setting Roster will be considered as question setters for the Pool Weeks.

End of Season Presentation and Social Night

Attendance at this annual end of season event has been falling in recent years and the turnout was particularly low on 9 June this year.

Organising this event comes at a cost, both in financial and effort terms, so it is disappointing when it is not well supported by the league membership.

The Committee are concerned that attendance may be affected by the timing of the evening, coming as it does some weeks after the end of the season and at a time when members may be engaged in non-quiz activities, holidays and the like.

If you have any suggestions regarding a more convenient time for the evening, or any other comments about its format etc please contact or email the Secretary (see the Contacts Page for contact details).