Winner of the 2016 BBC 2 ‘Make Me An Egghead’ is Steve Cooke, who plays for the Blue Stoops. Congratulations, Steve.

Steve has won the Brain of Derbyshire title twice, and the Brain of Mensa at least once.

David Clark, Brain of Mensa 2016, who maintains the ‘Life After Mastermind’ blog, comments here, and Steve replies.

Steve’s first appearance as an Egghead has been Wednesday 28th.


The world’s most gruesome history quiz (Telegraph)


Basing his report solely on the match he attended, the Webmaster reports that the friendly match played on Wednesday using new technology and password protected electronic file went well.

The PDF file opened in page mode, which caused the question reader some difficulties in scrolling. PDF readers such as Adobe Acrobat, though, can swap between page mode and continuous scrolling – it would be well worth showing question readers how to chose their preferred mode.

If you have any comments on Wednesday night or after next Wednesday’s friendly match please let a committee member or your area representative know as soon as possible. For example, the webmaster did hear concerns about the length of the password and its constitution of random characters as the file was being opened.

Remember that printed questions will no longer arrive to let your pub landlord know that you have a home match, so you must let your host have a copy of your match schedule in order forĀ  them to prepare the post-match repast on home nights.

Otherwise, Excelsior!


Thanks to Sally’s efforts we have a new table of pubs and contact details available for the new season. Visit our Pubs of the League page.

Team contacts each have copy of this document. The public document is redacted, in that personal telephone numbers and email addreses are not shown while pub details remain in full.

Minutes of DPQL AGM Sept 14th 2016. Thanks to Mike McKenna.


Rules changes mentioned in the minutes will be reflected on the Rules page as soon as possible.

The Brain Pack quiz (BBC)


To get you charged before the first friendly of the season on Wednesday 21st, see if you can identify these quotations.

Famous First Lines in Novels Quiz (How Stuff Works website)