Archive for May, 2019


This meeting is the successor to former Southern Area meetings. It is not the Annual General Meeting.

Come to the meeting detailed below to ‘air your views’ on the past season together with hopes, wishes and ideas for the next.

  • Wednesday 5 June 2019
  • at the Red Lion, Hollington DE6 3AG
  • at 8.00 pm


DPQL Minutes Annual Meeting 13 June 2018 

DPQL Agenda Annual Meeting 5 June 2019





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Guess the British city


Can you guess the British city from the vintage travel poster? (Guardian)



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And a bit more …


Visit our Sample Quiz page to see the questions used for the Brain of Derbyshire 2019 second semi-final. How would you have fared? Remember, contestants did not always wait to hear the end of the question: how far would you have to listen?




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A Bit More Brain


If you’d been one of the highest scorers in the first round of the 2019 Brain of Derbyshire, how would you have fared with the questions in the first semi-final? You can find them, thanks to question setter David Edwards, on our Sample Quiz page.




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Could You Have Been A Brain?


In the coming week we will be featuring the questions from this year’s Brain of Derbyshire competition: there was a written elimination round, two semi-finals and a final.

Today, thanks to question setter David Edwards we feature the written round on our Sample Quiz page.




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A new Brain of Derbyshire


The Brain of Derbyshire 2019 is Chris Jones, who quizzes for the (Burton) Bridge U.

Left to right: Diana Whitmill, Iwan Thomas, Chris Jones and Mike Crowe


After close results in the initial knock-out round, and the two semi-finals, Chris Jones powered ahead in the final.

Those going into the semi-finals (with their score: potentially 50) were:-

1              Iwan Thomas                     Royal Oak                            34

2              Les Hurst                            Dewdrop A                         31

3              Chris Jones                         Bridge U                              27

4              Stuart Field                         Unattached                        26

5              Chris Willis                          Dewdrop A                         26

6              Gordon Taylor                   Royal Oak                            25

7              Mike Crowe                       Dewdrop A                         25

8              Diana Whitmill                   Bradley House                   24

The questions were set by the 2018 Brain of Derbyshire, David Edwards, and the half-time game of Last Man Standing was won by Chris Grandison.

Our venue was the Royal Oak, Ockbrook, whom we thank for their hospitality and catering.

And we were pleased to welcome our patron, Geoff Mumford of the Burton Bridge Brewery, who presented the end of season awards.




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Final Quiz Questions 2018-2019


Visit our Sample Quiz page to see the quiz questions used for the final night of the Knock Out Cup and Kendall Consolation Plate competitions.

Are you ready for Wednesday’s Brain of Derbyshire? Double check with the questions from the 1st of May, Finals Night.




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