The Lemmings have had a rather leisurely start to this season, having no game in week 2 and a bye in the Cup/Plate competition. However the questions and updates can be found here. Back into action next week!!
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The start of a new season for the Macclesfield Pub Quiz League with the Lemmings facing the Royal Oak at home in the first game. The Oak are a very friendly team and always a delight to play - despite their having to cross county boundaries to get to Macclesfield they are always in good spirits.
The questions were very good indeed (means players get a good score and struggle to beat it for the rest of the season!), well balanced and covering a wide range of topics and the lead went from one team to the other several times but at the end of the Specialist questions the Royal Oak had a nose in front with 62 to 60.
Much the same pattern followed with the General Knowledge but this time the home team managed to scrape through with 86 to the visitors’ 83 securing a one-point victory of 146 to 145.
Credit must go to Dave McGuinness the question master who controlled the game with a light hand and particularly to the timekeeper (also from the Plough Horntails) - it always improves the game when no-one is allowed to abuse the timescales.
But the crown for the evening must go to Bob of the Lemmings who, although he didn’t mention it, has had his outstanding work for the Rainow community recognised with a Civic Award – congratulations Bob.
Individual scores were Bob 15/21, Sunil 6/12, Nick 9/12 and Tomo 18/15 with 25 conferred points and 13 pass-overs. The visitors collected 17 pass-overs.
An excellent evening rounded of with a much-varied selection of sandwiches and pickles – many thanks to Brian, to the officials from the Plough Horntails and a special thank you to the Royal Oak.
As advised in my previous post there will be some changes in communication as the questions now will appear on http://maccql.com/ along with the information formerly distributed as News and Views. This will offer several improvements.
Sunday, October 01, 2017
The first games of the new season will be on 10th October and the new season will see some changes.
The League will have its own website that will have important improvements I have been unable to implement in the blog, in particular the answers will not be visible until the user selects to see them.
The questions from the final can be seen from the link at right – an excellent game that the Waters Green Rams won won with 110 to the British Flag’s 69 – a very interesting and entertaining game.
If anyone has any suggestions for other improvements please let us know.
This blog will continue with the emphasis on the travails/joys of the Waters Green Lemmings.