To local visitors to this site who do not yet play in the DPQL, …
We Need a Team!
The DPQL is not only one of the country’s longest established leagues, but with 29 teams, it’s also one of its largest. To minimise the number of weeks that any team must be without a match, we need to restore that 29 to the 30 enjoyed in the season just gone. The DPQL would welcome enquiries from any group of keen quizzers in Derbyshire, East Staffordshire or the immediate surrounds who would relish spending their Wednesday evenings locked in friendly competition in a pub or club. Prospective teams from the northern half of the League area, that is, points north of Derby, say, would mesh in particularly well.
Regular visitors to this site will know that DPQL quizzes are an unusual blend of team and individual questions. Matches provide a full evening’s entertainment, with a duration which approaches that of a football match. The League is organised as four divisions, an upper and lower in the north half of the region and the same in the south, with a view to ensuring matches are competitive while limiting travel demands. Examples of the League’s question sets can be accessed on this website via the “Sample the World of Quizzing” link.
Our 2014-15 season will start in early October and continue until late April, the first and last league matches being scheduled for the 8th October 2014 and the 15th April 2015 respectively.
League Chairman David Edwards would very much like to hear from any prospective new teams, or anyone seeking further information or comforting words on the subject. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. And, three new teams would be an even more welcome prospect than one!
Teams interested but not wishing to dip their toes to quite that extent might be drawn towards the DPQL’s “cup” competition, the “Open Trophy”, which as the name suggests, is also open to teams who do not play in the League. There could be room for anything up to four or five “guest” teams in next season’s tournament.