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Archive for April, 2014

 

We have a number of posts today, asking for your feedback on the league, letting you know about future events, with some suggestions for quizzes you might enjoy as well.  Please take the time to read all of them.

Has your team returned its questionnaire on the league? Please don’t delay.

Have you updated your diary? Please don’t delay.

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London Underground Quiz

How much do you know about the London Underground? Test yourself (Daily Telegraph)

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Fifteen-to-One:

A Cambrian Writes …

The DPQL is very strongly represented in the current series of Fifteen-to-One with two players currently occupying the top two positions on the leader board (modesty forbids me from naming them!); they are now both certain of places in Thursday’s Grand Final (Ch. 4, 4:30 pm)

 

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David Edwards writes:-

 

Sally is summoning her usual meeting for teams in the Dove and Trent Divisions on the above date. This always proves a very useful and vigorous forum to thrash out issues affecting the Southern divisions with regard to how the season has gone and what improvements might be suggested to the committee for the next. The norm has been that any number of people from a given team are welcome but that each team is limited to two VOTING representatives. I’m sure too that anyone from a Barmote or Scarsdale team who would like to be present would be very welcome. Perhaps Sally could confirm that in due course.

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David Edwards writes:-

 

Everyone who attends, unless they choose to opt out, will have an exposure-free 50 question table top qualifying quiz to enjoy. With the top eight competing on the buzzer in two semifinals and a subsequent final. For the non-qualifiers there will be an informal 15to1 style competition. Again a sumptuous buffet, this time bearing comparison with Balshazar’s feast. I assume that winners and runners-up in all four divisions and in the Open Trophy and Plate will be represented to bathe in glory as they are awarded their trophies or certificates. Could any team in that position, but (for some unfathomable reason) unlikely to be represented, please let me know. There will be lots going on, so again a prompt start is essential – this time at 8 o’clock.

 

Are you a potential Brain of Derbyshire? The contest is open to all residents of Derbyshire and environs (ie where the league has teams), not just DPQL players.

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David Edwards writes:-

 

With a choice of two matches to watch and to engender a warm feeling of superiority and a sumptuous buffet beyond the expectations of the Queen of Sheba, it would be good to see this event as well spectated as it has been in the past. The Bowling Green, Ashbourne take on Darley Abbey Club in the Open Trophy final and The Brunswick, Derby play Son of Lakeside, Rocester in the Plate. A prompt start is desirable, and competing teams in particular should ensure they’re at the Strutt Club a good 10 or 15 minutes before the matches are scheduled to start.

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David Edwards writes:-

 

Please let me know if there is anyone who would like to be considered for the team we’ve been invited to enter for this event. It’s been resolved to subsidise each of the team’s entry fee to the tune of about a tenner, by the way.

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David Edwards writes:-

 

Although it’s not a rigid deadline, it would be helpful to have your replies to the questionnaire I sent out by the end of the week. It’s particularly important to have your responses to the first two enquiries – with respect to participation in next season’s League, and in the Open Trophy. By all means ignore the rest if you’re content to go with the flow, but I would guess that most teams would like their views to be taken on board. I’ve attached the questionnaire again just in case the original mailing has been lost in the aether.

[You can find a copy of questionnaire below, posted on 1st April 2014]

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TV’s ‘Mastermind’ Wants You!

 

The 2013/2014 series of Mastermind has ended and the BBC is looking for its next contestants. Why don’t you give it go?

 

You can apply here.

 

Although the prize seems to consist only of a fruit bowl, this year’s finalists were taken to places relevant to their questions, including the Italian Alps and Salem in New England. Oh, and Hull.

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How is your history knowledge?

 

Here are ten questions with detailed answers from the Daily Telegraph.

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