Sam Postlethwaite has written to us:-



We are looking for teams to take on the Eggheads in our new series of the show and it would be great if you could pass this info onto anyone who you think might be interested.

I’ve attached a flyer and an application form that people can return to myself should they wish to put forward a team. If anyone has any queries my telephone number is 0141 427 2725.

Eggheads is a game in which 5 members of the public face general knowledge goliaths and try to beat them for a cash prize. When the Eggheads win, the money rolls over to the next show. Often a huge amount of money can be at stake.

Each team will consist of 5 team members and 1 standby, so we need teams of at least 6 people. We are holding nationwide auditions over the coming weeks and months. We are keen to find teams from all over the UK.

All the best,




Eggheads Flyer - Series 16


Good luck, everyone. Several DPQL members, I believe, have been in the running to be an Egghead, so there is no reason why you shouldn’t beat them [says the Webmaster].

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After a successful Charity Night on October 1st (full details to follow), the first matches of the new season will be played on Wednesday 8th October. Fixtures are on the fixtures page, and David Edwards has sent individual timetables to each team contact.

Good luck for the new season!

Mike McKenna explains:

At the recent AGM it was decided to send every team that did not have a scheduled game, a set of questions for that week so they could play a “friendly” of their own arrangement. It will be sent to your pub as usual with the date of the game on the outside of the envelope as usual. You can do as you wish with the questions except don’t get them confused with any other set. Always check the date on the envelope.
This of course does not include dates after you may be knocked out in the Trophy or Plate. If that happens and you want questions for your arranged “friendlies”, let me know (venue) at least a week ahead and I can supply them for you. [Questions cannot be supplied for weeks when no team is playing a game].

The season will open on Wednesday 1st October – Charity Quiz. Venues –

  • Plough, Two Dales (North)

  • JCB Lakeside Club, Rocester (South)

Stat time: 8:00 PM to allow maximum quizzing

Darley Abbey Club are preparing the questions for both venues.

Donations for prizes will be appreciated. A good raffle with more prizes results in better donations by the League.

Read about previous Charity Quiz Nights and the good causes who have benefited on our Charity Night Page.

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