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Andy Francis

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Andy Francis of Greyhound and the Ormskirk Quiz League.  A long time member of the MQL who played regularly in Mimir and President's Trophy competitions, Andy died suddenly last weekend after a short illness.  We ask his family and friends to accept our deepest condolences.  An obituary can be read here.

Malcolm Charles

It was with great sadness that we heard of the sudden death of Malcolm Charles of the Wirral QL.  Malcolm had played in the WQL for over 30 years and was known by players throughout the MQL.  His team mates have written some fine words here.  We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

mqlonline champions

Many congratulations to Ringers who are the winners of the first MQLOnline League.  The competition came down to the final set of matches in which the two teams in contention for the title, Ringers of the Warrington QL and Gladly Stoned of the Wirral QL, played each other.  In a tense and closely fought game (action photo below!), Ringers won 49-48!  Commiserations and well done to Gladly Stoned who finished as runners-up.

Full results and final table here.

Thanks to all the teams who took part, we look forward to renewed competition when Season 2 begins on 18th January.

2019-20 Merseyside Mimir Heats

After a delay of only 39 weeks the Merseyside Heats of the 2019-20 Mimir Competition were played online on Wed 16 December!  Almost all 32 players who qualified in February were able to take part.  In spite of being online the heats were no less competitive than usual and after three rounds of closely fought matches Pat Gibson (Ormskirk), Mark Kerr (Liverpool), Karl Whelan (Wirral) and John Wilson (Ormskirk) reached the final.  Thanks to everyone who took part and especially to the Question Persons and Scorers.

The final will hopefully be played at the postponed 2019-20 Presentation Evening scheduled for  Wed 26 May 2021. 

All results are here.

2020-2021 Season

It is with regret that MQL announce the cancellation of the 2020-21 Leagues season.  This was a unanimous decision made at last week’s meeting of the MQL Council.  It means that there will be no face to face quizzing in the Liverpool, Ormskirk, Southport & Formby, Warrington or Wirral Leagues.   Any question sets and membership fees that may have been submitted will be carried over to the 2021-22 season, which we hope will begin as normal next Autumn.   As you are aware, three online league competitions are currently being operated by Southport & Formby, Ormskirk and by MQL.  If any teams or individuals would like to get involved with these, please contact your league secretary.

The President’s Trophy competition is being played online and it is hoped that the Merseyside Challenge Cup and possibly the Mimir Individual competitions may run in some form of online version in the Spring.  The President’s Shield, Feeny Cup and Rendon Cup competitions will not take place.

We plan to hold a Finals and Presentation Evening in May to conclude all 2019-20 and any 2020-21events.

The decision to cancel was made very reluctantly after months of uncertainty.  However we had reached the stage that even if circumstances may have allowed venues to open and host, there would be insufficient time to complete a league programme.  We hope that all players and their families stay safe and look forward to meeting up again in September.

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