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.