Merseyside Quiz Leagues

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It is with the greatest sadness that we have to report the death of Merseyside Quiz Leagues Chairman, Frank McFarlane.  Frank passed away in the early hours of Saturday 12 February having been seriously ill since mid-December.  He was the longest serving Chairman of the MQL and had been in post since 2006.  His calm, wise leadership will be sorely missed.  We send our condolences and sympathy to Frank’s wife, Julia and all his friends and family.

Frank's funeral will be at 1pm on Thursday 24 March at St Peter's Church, Church Rd, Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF.  The burial is at 2.30pm in the Woodlands Section of Allerton Cemetery, Liverpool  L19 5NF.  Frank's widow Julia and her family would like to invite all attending to a gathering afterwards at the Crown Inn, Leyfield Rd, Liverpool L12 7HX.

season resumes

At a meeting of the MQL Council it was agreed that face to face quizzing will resume as planned in the week commencing 31 January.  In light of ongoing postal problems in some areas, teams will be advised to contact their League Secretary if question sets have not arrived a few days before the match.

The Merseyside Challenge Cup returns and will be played as a KO tournament starting on Wed 9 February, details here.  The Mimir Competition will also resume with local area heats being held in w/c 4 April, details here.

BBC mastermind

Mastermind is looking for contenders for its new series.  Applicants must be 18 or over and a UK resident.  Recording takes place in Belfast and the closing date is 9th May 2022 (although earlier applications are advised).  Download their flyer here.  Request a form from

Friendly match

To help stave off any quiz withdrawal, there is an online Friendly quiz available for Mon 17 Jan at 8pm!  You should have heard about it from your League Secretaries.  Please let Brian Thompson know by 5pm on Sunday if you'd like take part.

season break

At a Council Meeting held on Sunday 2 January, as a result of the surge in COVID numbers, it was agreed to insert a 3 week break into the fixture schedule of all Leagues.  Therefore all matches will be moved back by 3 weeks ie those due to be played on Mon 10 and 11 January will now take place on 31 January and 1 February.    You will receive more details from your Area Secretary in due course.

A further meeting will be held on 23 January to review the situation.

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