The lengthening days and shadows herald the dawn of spring but also the twilight of winter – and the season for the Macclesfield Pub Quiz League. Just two more games - tonight’s against old friends the Park Taverners.
Wendy was playing again and as Bob had family responsibilities Sunil stepped in as reserve; the questions did not match with the Lemmings’ strengths and in fact it was a very slow scoring game, the first round for instance (both teams) scored only 1 conferred, 2 pass-overs with just one 3 – Tomo as usual on form struggling to keep the Lemmings’ head above water.
At the end of the Specialist the visitors had built up a substantial lead with 58 to the Lemmings’ 36 – not a good start but at least consistent as the General Knowledge again saw the the visitors increase their lead with 87 to 71 - a sound thrashing with 145 to 107. No complaints, the questions were fair, balanced and the visitors worthy winners – well done. Not planned but if our defeat allows the Park Taverners to remain in the B League next season we will be very happy.
Individual scores were Sunil 0/12. Wendy 9/12, Nick 3/9 and Tomo 18/18; conferred 4/11, pass-overs 2/9 and the visitors collected 8/6 passovers.
Brian provided an excellent cheeseboard to round off the evening – many thanks also to the question master and to the visitors for a most enjoyable evening.
As a bonus for the question harvesters I will shortly publish the questions from the East Cheshire Hospice quiz last Friday – it was very well attended (except by one team who fielded only three of the eight allowed, two of whom came late!!! But still came 9th – again thanks to Tomo’s sterling efforts all alone), excellent fun and over £1600 raised – next quiz July 14th