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2023-24 Season

The format for the 2023-24 season was decided by the Committee at its 19th July 2023 meeting.

Divisional Fixtures

There will be 3 divisions comprising 10 teams each. To populate the divisions equally and allow for the integration of the 2 additional teams into Division 3, the normal “2up/2down” formula cannot be applied. This season we shall be promoting 2 teams, as usual, but only the bottom team will be going into the Division below.

The Divisional fixtures will begin on the 25th September 2023 (this follows the start dates of the previous 2 seasons) and run through until 11th December 2023. Following breaks for The Pairs Quiz, Christmas, New Year and the Pool Competitions, Divisional games will restart on 12th February 2024 and continue until 22nd April 2024.

Divisional Question Setters can be seen by clicking HERE.

Fixture Lists

For Division 1 click HERE
For Division 2 click HERE
For Division 3 click HERE

Early Setters

Week 1 - Merchants
Week 2 - Halton Social CLub
Week 3 - Jailor's Barrel A
Week 4 - Boot & Shoe B
Week 5 - Commodore Club

Cup Competitions

The Pool Weeks will be played over 5 weeks starting on Monday, 8th January 2024 and ending on Monday, 5th February 2024.

15 Teams each will contest the Dennis Wigham and Tony Clare competitions.

All Division 1 and the top 5 teams in Division 2 will contest the Dennis Wigham: all Division 3 and the remaining 5 teams in Division 2, the Tony Clare. The Division 2 table split will be determined following the update after Week 11 results have been considered.

There will be 3 x 5-team pools per competition. Teams will be allotted their Pools using 2 lists (one for each Competition) of computer generated random numbers. These lists have already been selected by the Committee from a group of 10 such lists (5 for each Competition).

The top 2 teams in each pool and the 2 x 3rd placed teams with the best records within their competition will progress to the Quarter Finals. The draws for the Quarter Finals and beyond have been made by the grand daughters of the Administrator.

Quarter Finals - 29 April 2024; Semi-Finals – 13 May 2024; Finals – 20 May 2024.

Question setters will be selected from the 8 teams that were not selected for the Divisional fixtures. The Committee reserve the right to make some alterations, if absolutely necessary, in the compilation of the Pool Week fixtures to ensure that at least one team will be available to set on each of the 5 Pool Weeks and to avoid fixture clashes.

For the 2023-24 Cup Framework click HERE. Please note that a typing error has been amended for the TC quarter finals' D match - the away team is "Winner Pool 3" and not "Winner Pool 2" as initially advised.

This information is provided in accordance with League Rules - Section C – Competition Rules: Para. 6.

The Pairs Quiz

The Pairs Quiz will take place on Monday, 18th December 2023.

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 League.

There will be two medals/trophies for the highest scoring pair in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 respectively. Additionally, the Alan Peel Trophy will be awarded to the highest scoring of the 3 divisional winners.

The quiz shall be set by last season's winners of the Alan Peel Trophy. It shall consist of 75 questions in 3 sessions.

This information is provided in accordance with League Rules - Section C – Competition Rules: Para. 11.

Bank Holiday Breaks During Season

Christmas Day – 25 December 2023; New Year Day– 1 January 2024; Easter Monday– 1 April 2024; Early Spring – 6 May 2024.