Dew Drop captain, Chris Willis writes: ‘We have been saddened to hear that Dick Savage has passed away. Dick was a founder member of the Durham Ox team in our first season, 1986-’87, and played with us for many years until work took him away to Lincolnshire.

‘With Dick in the team, we travelled to venues we see no more, such as Stainsby Cricket Club (our very first match!), at least one pub in Duffield, another in Milford, more than one pub in Holbrook, and quiet locals in the back streets of Derby. Dick was part of the Durham Ox team when we reached the final of the Radio Derby Inn Quiz early in our career, and for years continued his quizzing during the DPQL off-season when we played successfully in the summer Ilkeston Quiz League. He helped us hold our own, too, when we played against other Ward’s Brewery pubs in that company’s annual competitions.

‘Changes in the licensed trade mean that our team has a new home. We only wish that Dick might have joined us here at the Dew Drop.’

Football quiz: which player’s name is missing from the pop song lyrics? (Guardian)

How well do you know these 80s remakes? (Guardian)

And now, up!

Quotation marks – where do these literary titles come from? (Guardian)



Mike McKenna has forwarded the questions used on February 11th, the Cup First Round. Find them on our Sample Quiz page.

Visit our Sample Questions page and see the questions used on February 4th. Thanks to Mike McKenna.

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The results are in for Week 16, and one team’s reversal of fortunes has left the county stunned. Visit the Results page and find out why.

Meanwhile …

Can you name the inventor from the invention? (Guardian)

You don’t know Oscar: can you beat the ultimate 2015 nominees quiz? (Guardian)

Could you pass the 11-plus? (Telegraph)

How much of a grammar pedant are you? (Telegraph)

Five ways to improve your brainpower (Guardian/Observer)

if way to the Better there be, it exacts a full look at the Worst” (Thomas Hardy)

“The Eggheads is a TV institution. The smug quiz experts are rarely beaten but when they are, it is a cause for celebration.” (Telegraph)


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