David Edwards writes:
On Wednesday 20th May, the League was pleased to welcome its President, Geoff Mumford of Burton Bridge Brewery to present the trophies and certificates for our 2014-2015 season. The trophies, as well as the evening’s buffet, were kindly sponsored by the Brewery.
The winners and runners-up of the DPQL competitions for 2014-15 were:
Also, a Chairman’s special “Low Maintenance” certificate was awarded to the Black Cow, Dalbury Lees, who, in spite of never figuring among the strongest teams, support and participate in all League events, always afford their visiting teams a warm welcome, and as individuals make invaluable behind-the-scenes contributions to the successful continuance of the League.
Brain of Derbyshire
The League is grateful to Steve Cooke of the Blue Stoops for setting, as is customary for the previous year’s winner, all the evening’s questions. Almost forty, an unprecedented turnout, participated in the preliminary competition.
The leading eight, who advanced to the buzzer semi-finals were:
and the scores in the semi-finals and final were:
- Semi-Final A
Les Hurst 12
Ashton Davies 10
Dave Edwards 9
Roger Springthorpe 6
- Semi-Final B
Chris Jones 16
Gordon Taylor 7*
Colin Ferguson 7*
Chris Willis 3
- Final (see photograph below)
Les Hurst 25
Chris Jones 15
Ashton Davies 8
Gordon Taylor 6
So, Les Hurst of Ilkeston becomes the 2015 “Brain of Derbyshire” with the reward of a cup and the dubious privilege of setting next year’s questions.
Steve had questions for everyone, and those not reaching the semi-finals entered a Fifteen-to-One style quiz, which was won by Liz Banks of the JCB Lakeside Club, Rocester.
DPQL Presentation Evening & BofD report 2015 (Full Report)