26th October 2020
It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of our league stalwart Alan Rudge aged 94,
pictured below in happier times with Andy.
This heartfelt obituary from Andy regarding Alan's remarkable life. Alan's funeral on Thursday 29th at Coychurch Crematorium is by invitation only,
due to Covid restrictions.
It is with great sadness that I have to announce to you the passing of my Dad, Alan Rudge.
He joined the league in its second year and had not missed a season until illness prevented it.
He served on the committee for many years as Secretary and Results Secretary.
His passion for the league never ebbed and the only thing that stopped him playing in the end was the onset of Alzheimer's Disease.
Dad was born in London and his education was cut short because of the war. He served in the Middlesex Regiment (The Kingsmen)
and in the Manchester Regiment in Malta and Palestine. After the war he had several jobs including groundsman at a sports club.
He met my mother Helen in Jersey and they were married on 16th March 1955 in Wandsworth. I was born in 1962 and was the only child.
It was obvious from a very early age that dad had an amazing memory. He knew every station on the London Underground and would tell you
how to get from A to B and the best places to change trains.
He loved football and followed many teams, notably Fulham, but would go to many games including Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs.
Again he knew all the teams' stats and he could tell you every team that competed in the FA cup, every member of those teams, what the
final score was and who scored.
He particularly enjoyed Speedway. He would go to Wimbledon regularly to watch and would also travel to away meets. This passion for Speedway
never left him and he would attend the British Grand Prix at the Millennium stadium. His last visit was 2017.
Dad started work at the Royal Mint when it was at Tower Hill in 1951. He used to cycle into work daily from Peckham to Tower Hill and back.
In 1967 it was decided there would be a new Royal Mint in South Wales to handle decimalisation. Many of the London boys were given the
opportunity to uproot and make a new life in Wales. Those interested made a trip to South Wales in 1967. They visited the proposed site of
the new Mint in Llantrisant as well as 5 possible housing locations to choose from. They were Tonyrefail, Penrhys, Gilcach Goch, Blackmill and Bridgend.
Dad picked Bridgend as did many of the other lads including Nobby Clark, Ken Turner, George Sully and Ray Butler to name but a few.
A group photo was taken at the proposed site of the Mint. This photo can be seen to this day in the Royal Mint Museum.
We moved to Bridgend in the summer of 1968. Work on decimalisation started in Bridgend trading estate, then moved to Llantrisant in late 1968.
This mammoth task of producing a new currency for the nation was completed on time.
The new estate in Wildmill was half finished when we moved. Glanffornwg and Tairfelin were complete but what would eventually become
Maes y Felin and Tremgarth were still prefabs. Our little community was full of Mint families and were warmly welcomed by the locals.
A strong sense of community grew instantly. My mother was a real character and our house was always full of neighbours.
A group of residents formed a committee to establish a Wildmill Community Group. Dad was picked as treasurer and fundraising events started.
The Wildmill Community centre was opened in the early 1970s.
Dad joined the Bridgend Quiz league in its second season in 1974 playing for the King's Head. His knowledge was vast and varied and the league
became a passion for Dad and many other people. He took part in many quizzes on radio and TV the last one being Tom O'Connor's That's News To Me.
Members of the Quiz League took part and appointed Dad as the spokesman on the show.
The Bridgend Majorettes Jazz Band was formed by Lem and Gill Williams in 1973 providing a great activity for the local children of Litchard and Wildmill
to enjoy. Both my parents were asked to be involved with raising funds and Dad took over the roles of both Secretary and Treasurer.
Lem and Gill did not stay and were replaced by Dennis Lockyer of Pendre. After 2 seasons it was decided that Wildmill should have a band of its own.
The Wildmill Community Jazz Band was formed by Dad and Terry Wright. The response from the community was terrific and the fundraising went ahead.
Quickly uniforms were made and the band started taking part in competitions all over South Wales. The Band changed its name to the Wildmill Kestrels.
Many people from Wildmill worked tirelessly to support the band. Ivy and Graham Pilliner were two such people.
The friendship between our two families remains firm to this day.
Dad and Graham loved good ale, and they decided to brew their own. The bitter they brewed was like rocket fuel and they made it by the crateful.
The whole process was clinical and exact. It culminated with bottling. Friday nights after band practice both men would come to our house and open
a few of their brews. There were many wonderful nights of chatting and putting the world to rights over some homebrewed BB.
My Grandmother Anna was killed in the blitz leaving my mother Helen as the matriarch of the family. The result of this trauma was to cause her to
have severe health problems starting with a nervous breakdown. Cancer plagued her through the 1970s and Dad nursed her with the commitment
only true love can have. Sadly Mum passed away on August 12th 1981 at the all too young age of 54.
Dad carried on in the Mint and took early retirement, which he called his 'Silver Handshake' in 1984. In 1986 we celebrated his 60th birthday with
a surprise party in the Queens Club in Bridgend. Angela and I arranged for family and friends, some who had travelled from the USA and London
to meet at the Queens club at 7pm. Graham would bring Dad down at 7.15pm on the premise of having a meal out. All went fine and Dad had the
shock of his life. By the time he had said hello to everyone most of the buffet had gone so we had to send out for Chinese food as he was hungry.
Dad took a final job in Smith Kendon as a security guard until he decided enough was enough.
In 1987 Dad took a test Mensa test for fun to see what his IQ was. He sent his results to Mensa, who wrote to him and suggested he take the official
test which he did in Cardiff. His IQ was recorded at 154. He remained a member of Mensa for over 30 years.
After retiring, when most people would want to slow down, Dad started to travel. He visited all over the USA including New York, New Jersey,
California, Nevada, Louisiana, Hawaii and many more. Angela and I took our Dads to our house in Florida, they were very good friends and enjoyed
each other's company. He travelled to Hong Kong and Thailand and he took part in Regimental trips overseas to Canada and laid a wreath for the
fallen at Ypres.
Angela and I were married in 1995 in Las Vegas and Dad went on a 2 week holiday preceding the wedding around Texas before joining us on our
plane from Houston to Las Vegas.
My job working on ships has allowed me to take a guest onboard and Dad did over 20 cruises with me making numerous new friends. He travelled
with me to the Caribbean, South America as well as all over Europe. When Dad was 80 we did yet another surprise party for him in London.
Many family and friends turned up and we celebrated royally. Dad was joining me on a cruise in the Med 2 days after the London party. Little did he know that 20 of the family and friends had booked on the cruise to make it a week long celebration. It was a terrific cruise culminating in a private white glove party given in his honour by the Captain on the bridge.
His last cruise was the 70th Anniversary of D-Day cruise. We visited all of the Normandy beaches and met comrades old and new.
A guest speaker on the cruise was Captain Tony Harris who served for 10 years in the Royal Regiment of Fusilliers before having both legs amputated
after being struck by an explosive device. Dad was having trouble walking and walked with a cane. Tony was sat down and saw my Dad enter the
room in his military blazer and tie. He immediately stood up to give his seat to Dad. Dad of course tried to get Tony to sit back down but he would
have none of it and sat Dad down. This amazing show of respect was something I will never forget.
Dad lived independently until he was 89. He was still enjoying quizzing and was still secretary. He looked forward to Sunday nights when he was
a regular at the United Services club which he called the War Office. He broke his hip and femur after a fall and was in hospital and convalescence.
The shock to the system made his dementia worsen and he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. He went into Picton Court Care Home and felt
very much at home. He would take part in all the events from quizzes to singalongs especially old war songs. On one occasion they were singing
Bless 'Em All when my dad started to sing the old army version at the top of his voice.
When he was 90, we arranged a private tour of the new Royal Mint Museum where Dad was guest of honour. The curator of the Mint had collected
dad's service record and in 34 years' service he had less than 14 days non holiday leave 7 of which were when Mum died. His memory that day was
triggered and he was giving the tour as much as the guide.
His remaining days at Picton Court were marred by a fracture of his Tibia and Fibular for which he was hospitalised for 8 weeks and wore a cast
for 14 weeks.
Thankfully, in all the time he had Alzheimer's his personality did not change, he had a delightful sense of humour which never left him.
He died on October 19th peacefully in his sleep of complications as a result of Alzheimer's.
He was a decent, modest, kind man who was a gentleman in every sense of the word and I was proud to call him Dad.
Applications invited for any Welsh speakers who may be interested.
20th September 2020
Sweden’s Ove Fundin was 5 times World champion in which motorised track sport between 1956 and 1967?
Who is the lead singer of UK group Jamiroquai?
The organisation SANZAAR run what type of international sports competitions?
Which Beatles song title is taken from the language of the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria?
Where does the American flag fly 24 hours a day, but is never raised, lowered or saluted?
The aptly named song ‘C-30, C-60, C-90-Go’ was the first to be released on what medium?
Where in France was the first Formula One Grand Prix held in 1906?
Which black US actress and Oscar winner was once a make-up artist in a funeral parlour?
The African country the Gambia has featured which British footballer and overpaid pundit on its postage stamps?
Which aviation pioneer was the pilot of the first ever fatal plane crash in 1908?
Speedway;Jay Kay;Rugby Union;Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da;The Moon;Cassette tape; Le Mans;Whoopi Goldberg;Gary Lineker;Orville Wright.
17th September 2020
Just to make everyone aware we now have a Facebook page wich can be accessed as Bridgend Quiz League.
9th September 2020
Unfortunately, until the Welsh government lift their rules regarding indoor gatherings, our League will remain in suspension.
We have had a lot of queries re the re-start, but our hands are tied.
We have a lot of older quizzers in the vulnerable group who are wisely not prepared to put themselves at risk.
Personally, I don't think Covid will be going away anytime soon, so I encourage all to take care.
As soon as we know more, updates will appear here. SteveK
7th September 2020
LLANGEWYDD ARMS, BROADLANDS, BRIDGEND
The regular Thursday night quiz is restarting @ 8pm
£1 per person to enter
1st prize is the total entry amount
2nd prize is a £15 voucher
3rd prize is a bottle of house wine
ALL COVID REQUIREMENTS WILL BE APPLICABLE
26th August 2020
DUE TO GOVERNMENT ADVICE WE HAVE DECIDED TO CURTAIL THE LEAGUE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
ATTEMPTS WERE MADE TO CONTACT ALL TEAMS, SO NOW MORE THAN EVER, ACCURATE UP-TO-DATE CONTACT DETAILS
FOR ALL TEAMS ARE NEEDED.
PLEASE UPDATE ME ASAP BY NORMAL ROUTES.
■ 1. St Martin’s, St Agnes and St Helen’s are lesser known islands of what UK island group?
■ 2. In the early 1970s an unnamed student was paid $35 to design which famous sports logo?
■ 3. Eaten by the Romans as a delicacy, the glis glis is an edible type of which rodent?
■ 4. David Bowie had number one hits in the UK with which three acts?
■ 5. Which two stations are nearest each other on the London Underground?
■ 6. What famous US motor race was initially known as The International Sweepstakes?
■ 7. Phagophobia is what irrational fear?
■ 8. Which colourful named singer was born Alecia Moore in Pennsylvania in 1979?
■ 9. What is the world’s most densely populated principality?
■ 10. Which entertainment organisation’s motto is, ‘Not apt to disclose secrets’?
■ 11. Which part of the body was transplanted for the first time in 1905?
■ 12. Which English football team was the first to have an all-seater stadium?
■ 13. What brewery in Wales were the first outside the USA to sell beer in cans?
■ 14. Which famous battle took place in the Crimea on 25th October 1854?
■ 15. Of what unusual substance was the US warship SS Selma constructed?
■ 16. How deep is a fathom of water?
■ 17. Jones the Steam drove which cartoon train?
■ 18. Ailsa Craig, Setton and Snowball are which type of vegetable?
■ 19. Where did the last French invasion of Britain take place in 1797?
■ 20. The late Dave Rainford was a regular contestant on which BBC TV quiz show?
■ 21. What Oscar winning film was made in 1937 and re-done in 1954, 1976 and 2018?
■ 22. What is the Italian foodstuff ‘Pecorino’?
■ 23. The Alboran Sea is a part of which larger sea?
■ 24. The footballer Wayne Rooney earned his first cap as a substitute against which country in 2003?
■ 25. What wine grape gets its name from the French word for blackbird?
■ 26. In 2005, which knighted actor played Mel Hutchwright in Coronation Street?
■ 27. Which springflowering plant derives its name from the Latin for first?
■ 28. With what musical instrument is Scotland’s Nicola Benedetti associated?
■ 29. What gemstone is traditionally associated with a 20th wedding anniversary?
■ 30. In 1975 Junko Tabei from Japan became the first woman to conquer what?
1. Scilly Isles 2. The Nike emblem 3. Dormouse 4. Queen, Mick Jagger and Band Aid 5. Leicester Square and Covent Garden
6. The Indianapolis 500 7. Being eaten alive 8. Pink 9. Monaco 10. The Magic Circle 11. The Cornea 12. Coventry City 13. Felinfoel Brewery
14. Charge of the Light Brigade 15. Concrete 16. Six feet (1.82m) 17. Ivor the Engine 18. Onion 19. Fishguard 20. Eggheads 21. A Star Is Born
22. Cheese 23. The Mediterranean Sea 24. Australia 25. Merlot 26. Sir Ian McKellen 27. Primrose 28. Violin 29. Emerald 30. Mount Everest
1. In Country music, who are Emily Erwin, Natalie Maines and Martie Erwin?
2. For which team was Ruud Gullit playing when he won European Footballer of the Year in 1987?
3. What are the names of the four ‘houses’ at Hogwarts School?
4. The spacecraft Discovery appeared in which Stanley Kubrick science-fiction film?
5. A pizza (with a slice missing) inspired the idea for which early computer game?
6. Which South American country’s name literally means ‘the land of many waters’?
7. Gary Holton played the part of joiner Wayne in which TV comedy series?
8. Between 1947 and 1959, 42 nuclear devices were detonated on which island group?
9. What Russian satellite launched in 1957 was only 23 inches in diameter?
10. Which BBC travel presenter, after joining the mile-high club, stated “my safari suit got quite crumpled”?
11. The Monumental Axis is the widest road in which South American country’s capital city?
12. What was both the first and the millionth music video to air on MTV?
13. Which AustrianAmerican film star has the middle name Alois?
14. TV presenter Jonathan Dimbleby was 1964’s south of England champion in which sport?
15. In which country is the 508 metre tall building Taipei 101?
16. In which sport did Beryl Burton of Great Britain achieve worldwide fame?
17. What song title is also the name for the second full moon that occurs in the same month?
18. Who played the role of Tom Hanks’ gay lover in the film Philadelphia?
19. Featured in TV adverts, what was the name of ex-policeman John Stalker’s dog?
20. Golfer Arnaud Massy of France was the first non UK winner of which annual event?
21. What is the only venomous mammal in the world?
22. Astrologically speaking, what are the three fire signs?
23. Which weather phenomenon translates from the Spanish for ‘little boy’?
24. What novel written by Lew Wallace was later turned into a multi-Oscar winning film?
25. In which North Wales town is Britain’s smallest house?
26. What was designer Coco Chanel’s real first name?
27. Ba! Ba! Black Sheep was the working title of which Margaret Mitchell classic 1936 novel?
28. What is the name of the apple brandy traditionally made in Normandy, France?
29. Who was the first female trainer of a Grand National winner?
30. What Ukrainian city gives its name to a chicken dish?
1. The (Dixie) Chicks 2. AC Milan 3. Slytherin, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw 4. 2001: A Space Odyssey 5. Pac Man 6. Guyana 7. Auf Wiedersehen Pet
8. The Marshall Islands 9. Sputnik-1 10. Alan Whicker 11. Brazil 12. Video Killed the Radio Star 13. Arnold Schwarzenegger 14. Showjumping 15. Taiwan
16. Cycling 17. Blue Moon 18. Antonio Banderas 19. Drummer 20. British Open 21. The duck billed platypus 22. Leo, Aries and Sagittarius 23. El Nino 24. Ben Hur
25. Conwy 26. Gabrielle 27. Gone With The Wind 28. Calvados 29. Jenny Pitman 30. Kiev
1. In which Beatles song were the grandchildren called Vera,Chuck & Dave?
2. Catriona was the sequel to which famous Robert Louis Stevenson novel?
3. Fynbo, Maribo and Molbo are cheeses from which Scandinavian country?
4. Which fruit is also known as an Alligator Pear?
5. ‘Satchmo’ is the nickname of which famous late New Orleans jazz musician?
6. Aberama Gold is a character in which family based TV series?
7. What is the largest single nerve in the human body?
8. ‘Jenny and me was like peas and carrots’ is a line from which film?
9. What name is shared by a dwarf planet and the mythological ruler of the underworld?
10. Born Arthur Jefferson in 1890, by what name was this comedian better known?
11. What Vietnam war film won 4 Oscars in 1987?
12. How many players are there in a handball team?
13. By what name is Queen Elizabeth II known in the satirical magazine Private Eye?
14. Who played Kate Winslet’s fiancé in the film ‘Titanic’?
15. What kind of animal is a Plymouth Rock?
16. What is the more common term for the ailment herpes zoster?
17. What is the official language of Andorra?
18. Which Carry On actress and soap star was born in 1937 as Barbara Ann Deeks?
19. By what name is the Ossining Correctional Facility in New York State better known?
20. Which team was the first from outside England to win the FA Cup?
21. Which famous radio family live in Borsetshire?
22. How many phases of the moon are there in a lunar month?
23. What was the former name of the army base Camp Shorabak in Afghanistan?
24. In athletics, what is the last event of the Decathlon?
25. Which world famous inventor and engineer born in 1874, died in 1937?
26. Monstro is the name of the whale in what Disney cartoon film?
27. What is the largest landlocked country in the world?
28. In what sport is a Derny regularly used?
29. In what opera do Yum Yum, Nanki Poo and Pish-Tush all appear?
30. How is Cardiff’s Caroline Street better known?
1. When I’m 64; 2. Kidnapped; 3. Denmark; 4. Avocado; 5. Louis Armstrong; 6. Peaky Blinders; 7. Sciatic nerve; 8. Forrest Gump;
9. Pluto; 10. Stan Laurel; 11. Platoon; 12. Seven; 13. Brenda; 14. Billy Zane; 15. A chicken; 16. Shingles; 17. Catalan; 18. Barbara Windsor;
19. Sing Sing prison; 20. Cardiff City; 21. The Archers; 22. Four; 23. Camp Bastion; 24. 1500 metres; 25. Guglielmo Marconi; 26. Pinocchio;
27. Kazakhstan; 28. Cycling; 29. The Mikado; 30. Chippy Alley or Chippy Lane
1. What British patriotic anthem was sung for the first time in 1740?
2. Which film ‘Bandit’ was originally cast as Han Solo in Star Wars?
3. What was Frenchman Marcel Bich (pronounced bitch) involved with developing?
4. The letters B,C,M,P have an individual tile value of what in Scrabble?
5. What iconic TV comedy show vehicle did British boxer Ricky Hatton buy from the BBC?
6. Famed for its many bends, in which American city would you find Lombard Street?
7. How was US sharpshooter born as Phoebe Anne Moses better known?
8. Benjamin ‘who’ was the first Lord Mayor of Dublin?
9. There are 1792 steps in which Parisian landmark?
10. The Strathcona Cup is contested in which icy winter sport?
11. In 1985, what famous, tragic shipwreck did Robert Ballard discover?
12. W G Grace captained England at which two ball sports?
13. The Italian football club Parma was founded in memory of which operatic composer?
14. In China what large structure is known as Chang Cheng?
15. Workers at the Colt factory in Surbiton, Surrey coined which patriotic phrase in 1968?
16. Before becoming a highwayman, what was Dick Turpin’s consumer profession?
17. What is the more common name of the uniquely shaped fruit the ‘Carambola’?
18. What would you lack if you suffered from anosmia?
19. It is estimated that the combinations for which number puzzle will run out in the 3,607,744th century?
20. Which male US tennis player’s father boxed for Iran in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics?
21. Film director Steven Spielberg directed the first ever episode of which TV detective series?
22. What is unique about Nils Olav, a Regimental Sgt Major in the Norwegian Army?
23. Which British comedienne and poet once worked for MI5?
24. Whose prison serial number was 46664?
25. The prototype for what puppet was made using a lady’s coat and two halves of a table tennis ball?
26. What were ILOVEYOU in 2000, MyDoom in 2004, Santy in 2004 and Nyxem in 2006?
27. What was the colourful “toy of the year” in 1980 that was named after its inventor?
28. What was the first country in the world to allow women to vote?
29. Eve Graham and Lyn Paul were the two female singers in which ’70s group?
30. The shipping forecast area Finisterre was renamed what in 2002?
1. God Save the KING; 2. Burt Reynolds; 3. The Bic biro;
4. Three; 5. Del-boy’s Reliant van; 6. San Francisco; 7. Annie Oakley; 8. Guinness; 9. Eiffel Tower; 10. Curling; 11. The Titanic;
12. Cricket and Bowls; 13. Giuseppe Verdi; 14. The Great Wall; 15. I’m Backing Britain; 16. Butcher; 17. Star Fruit;
18. The sense of smell; 19. Sudoku; 20; Andre Agassi; 21. Columbo; 22. He is a King Penguin; 23. Pam Ayres;
24. Nelson Mandela; 25. Kermit the Frog; 26. Computer viruses; 27. The Rubik Cube; 28. New Zealand; 29. The New Seekers;
1. Which TV cowboy family of the 50s and 60s had the motto “He who plays and runs away lives to play another day.”?
2. In the 1960s the Independent MP Kate Hoey was Northern Ireland’s champion in which athletics event?
3. “The way of the sword” is the translation of which Japanese martial art?
4. The name of which southern European country literally means the land of rabbits?
5. How many minutes does it take for light to get from the Sun to Earth?
6. Which Italian football team based in Rome won the last ever Cup Winners Cup in 1999?
7. Jeremy Beadle, Henry Kelly, Matthew Kelly and Sarah Kennedy all presented which TV show?
8. Beelzebub is Hebrew for what phrase, also used as the title of a famous novel by William Golding?
9. In the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, how many gifts in total were given?
10. Sao Miguel is the largest island in which Atlantic island group?
11. What UK organisation is known as NICE?
12. Which wartime PM’s dentures have been described as “the false teeth that saved the free world”?
13. Where in the USA would you find the most famous work of sculptor Gutzon Borglum?
14. Which Irish singer once said: “When I walk on stage now, the chair gets more applause than I do”?
15. Which Welshman scored the last international try at the old National Stadium in Cardiff?
16. In which Scandinavian country are the World Air Guitar Championships held annually?
17. Which late Australian TV presenter and zoo owner had a morbid fear of parrots?
18. The quality standard for what Italian foodstuff was set by the Pope in the 13th century?
19. What is an oniomaniac addicted to?
20. In Ancient Greek what derogatory word meant a private citizen or individual?
21. What Peter Benchley novel, later a film, was originally going to be titled A Silence in The Water?
22. What sportswear company was founded by Adolf Dassler?
23. Which famous cowboy and lawman died in his sleep in 1926, aged 80?
24. In which Asian country is the world’s highest airport?
25. What crumbly cheese, with red, white and blue types is the oldest made in Britain?
26. Which knighted Welsh actor reached number 75 in the UK charts in 1986 with Distant Star?
27. What name is given to the notorious whirlpool off the Lofoten islands east of Norway?
28. On or in what part of the human body is the Tragus?
29. Where in London was Josef Jakobs, a German spy, executed in August 1941?
30. In which Mississippi town was Elvis Presley born?
1. Maverick; 2. High Jump; 3. Kendo; 4. Spain; 5. 8.5; 6. Lazio; 7. Game For A Laugh; 8. Lord Of The Flies; 9. 364; 10. The Azores; 11. National Institute of Health and Care Excellence; 12. Winston Churchill’s; 13. Mount Rushmore; 14. Val Doonican; 15. Rob Howley; 16. Finland; 17. Steve Irwin; 18. Pasta; 19. Shopping; 20. Idiot; 21. Jaws; 22. Adidas; 23. Marshall Wyatt Earp; 24. Tibet; 25. Cheshire; 26. Sir Anthony Hopkins; 27. Maelstrom; 28. The Ear; 29. The Tower of London; 30. Tupelo Michael Ochs Archi
1. Which famous actor’s last words were reputedly: “I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.”?
2. Which English darts player achieved the first televised nine-dart finish at the MFI Championship in Reading in 1986?
3. In China, what colour is traditionally used for wedding dresses?
4. The killing of a ladybird is unlucky because it is said to represent which biblical figure?
5. What was the first video by a black artist to appear on MTV?
6. The Ferrari Testarossa is a supercar, but what does testarossa mean in English?
7. If you were a ‘ myrmecologist’, what would you study?
8. Which UK TV chef from the mid 1950s to 1975, was born Phyllis Nan Sortain Primrose- Pechey?
9. What was the 1st RWC match played at the Millennium Stadium on 1 October 1999?
10. What piece of sporting equipment contains 16 feathers?
11. Which cartoon character has the middle name of Fauntleroy?
12. Tia Maria, vodka and coke are the three main ingredients of which cocktail?
13. Which continent can be credited with the invention of hot chocolate?
14. In the year 2000 what could you get with a Barbie doll for the first time?
15. In 1925, which landmark did Austro/Hungarian con artist Victor Lustig, twice sell for scrap?
16. At 6.86 miles, name the deepest part of the world’s oceans?
17. Which knighted Olympian won the first of his five gold medals in Los Angeles 1984?
18. Which Welsh actress broke into showbiz as a Shirley Bassey impersonator?
19. Who was voted Time Magazine’s man of the year in 1938?
20. What controversial tax was discontinued in England in 1851?
21. On which album cover would you see Michael Parkinson, Kenny Lynch, James Coburn, Clement Freud and John Conteh?
22. Borg is the most popular surname in which Mediterranean island country?
23. Who played ‘Sir’ in the 1967 film ‘To Sir with Love’?
24. The written words of which Pacific island language all end in vowels?
25. What type of creatures are Roundnose Grenadier, Orange Roughy and Greater Forkbeard?
26. Which TV presenter’s mother designed Paddington Bear?
27. Ernesto and Vittorio Brambilla, of Italy, were once competitors in which championship?
28. Longman, Lechman, Littleman and Thuma are the old names for what?
29. During WWII, what became known as Moaning Minnie?
30. Monique Delacroix, the mother of which fictitious character, died along with her husband Andrew, in a climbing accident?
1. Humphrey Bogart 2. John Lowe 3. Red 4. The Virgin Mary 5. Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean 6. Redhead 7. Ants 8. Fanny Cradock 9. Wales v Argentina
10. Badminton shuttlecock 11. Donald Duck 12. Black Russian 13. South America 14. A belly button 15.The Eiffel Tower 16. Challenger Deep
17. Sir Steve Redgrave 18. Catherine Zeta-Jones 19. Adolf Hitler 20. Window Tax 21. Wings’ Band On The Run 22. Malta 23. Sidney Poitier 24. Hawaii
25. Fish 26. Jeremy Clarkson 27. Formula One 28. Fingers and thumbs 29. The Air Raid Siren 30. James Bond
1. Mount Logan is the highest mountain in which Commonwealth country?
2. Liverpool FC’s anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone is taken from which musical?
3. What spring flower is also known as the Lent lily?
4. Approximately 800,000 people worldwide were killed by what in 2018?
5. The Dong is the unit of currency in which country?
6. What is the actor Michael Caine’s real name?
7. In 1671, what did Colonel Thomas Blood attempt to steal?
8. In the USA, what is the well-known name of the Will Rogers Highway?
9. On TV, by what name is comedian/presenter Leigh Francis better known?
10. Where would a Corfiot live?
11. By what English name is the mountain Yr Wyddfa known?
12. What creature is believed to be the largest to have ever lived?
13. Which city hosted the Commonwealth Games in 1958?
14. To which organisation did Rod Stewart donate all royalties from Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?
15. In the Bible, what was the name of the hill that Solomon built his temple on?
16. Manzanilla dry sherry originated in which country?
17. Which actor played the characters Selwyn Froggitt and Claude Greengrass on TV?
18. In rugby union, which international team name was first used in 1924?
19. In which year was Queen Victoria born?
20. What is both a French wine region and a luxury American automobile?
21. Calne is a town in which UK county?
22. What food dish consists of fried potatoes and cabbage?
23. How many do you get if you add a baker’s dozen to a score?
24. Which UK government department is responsible for the countryside?
25. Pop Looks Bach is the theme tune to which BBC winter sports programme?
26. The discount supermarket chain Kwik Save was founded in which North Wales town?
27. Which very successful US golfer was known as the Golden Bear?
28. Chepstow Castle stands on which Welsh river?
29. Max Bialystock is a character in which irreverent Mel Brooks musical?
30. Up Helly Aa is the name of a fire festival held in January on which Scottish island?
1. Canada; 2. Carousel; 3. Daffodil; 4. Mosquitoes; 5. Vietnam; 6. Maurice Micklewhite; 7. The crown jewels; 8. Route 66; 9. Keith Lemon; 10. Corfu;
11. Snowdon; 12. Blue whale; 13. Cardiff; 14. Unicef; 15. Zion; 16. Spain; 17. Bill Maynard; 18. British Lions; 19. 1819; 20. Cadillac; 21. Wiltshire;
22. Bubble and squeak; 23. 33; 24. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra); 25. Ski Sunday; 26. Prestatyn; 27. Jack Nicklaus;
28. The Wye; 29. The Producers; 30. Shetland
1. Which political figure has been married to Gráinne Hayes and Kirsten Mehr?
2. US magazine editor Sarah Hale wrote which nursery rhyme in 1830?
3. The International Hall of Fame for which sport is in Newport, Rhode Island?
4. The Rhythm of the Saints was the follow-up to which 1986 Paul Simon album?
5. Which Welsh born TV presenter who died in 2000 published a book of photos taken by her, called Rock Stars In Their Underpants?
6. Where was cyclist Bradley Wiggins born?
7. Which creatures produce the largest offspring relative to the size of their bodies?
8. Granadilla is another name for which fruit?
9. Who played Jack Ryan in the film The Hunt for Red October?
10. The Man vs Horse marathon takes place annually in which Welsh town?
11. Which planet has a day lasting 9 hours and 55 minutes?
12. What liqueur bearing the letters DOM on the bottle label was developed at Fecamp, France, in the 16th century?
13. The Sam Maguire Trophy is the major championship in which sport?
14. Which animal has a Spanish name which when translated into English means “little armoured one”
15. Who wrote the book Of Mice and Men?
16. What Scottish city has a nickname of the Silver City with the Golden Sands?
17. In Roman mythology, who was the god of the sun?
18. What UK dependency are Barren Island, Beaver Island and Lively Island a part of?
19. Which organisation has a panda as its emblem?
20. What is the national mapping agency for Great Britain?
21. Which Liverpool group were the first to reach number one in the US charts?
22. Betz cells are found in which part of the body?
23. Which US actress was born Betty Jean Perske?
24. How many counters are on a backgammon board at start of play?
25. Muriel is the middle name of which Friends character?
26. When on a visit to the Gambia what was once given to the Queen as a present for then baby Prince Andrew?
27. Whose ghost appears in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar?
28. Omphalitis is an infection of which part of the body?
29. What world famous tourist attraction is located next to India’s Yamuna river?
30. What allegedly, do the Welsh words “popty ping” mean in English?
1. Nigel Farage; 2. Mary Had A Little Lamb; 3. Tennis; 4. Graceland;
5. Paula Yates; 6. Ghent, Belgium; 7. Bats; 8. Passion fruit; 9. Alec Baldwin; 10. Llanwyrtyd Wells; 11. Jupiter; 12. Benedictine;
13: Gaelic football; 14: Armadillo; 15. John Steinbeck; 16. Aberdeen; 17. Apollo; 18. Falkland Islands; 19. World Wildlife Fund;
20. Ordnance Survey; 21. Gerry & the Pacemakers; 22. Brain; 23. Lauren Bacall; 24. 30; 25. Chandler Bing; 26. Baby crocodile;
27. Caesar’s ghost; 28. The belly button; 29. Taj Mahal; 30. Microwave oven
■ Marco Polo airport serves which Italian city?
■ Podagra affects which part of the human body?
■ Camelopard is an early name for which animal?
■ Developed in 1893, what beverage was originally called Brad’s Drink?
■ Who is the patron saint of accountants?
■ Which two countries does the Simplon Pass connect?
■ In which sport is the Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy contested?
■ A turophile dislikes which foodstuff?
■ Mazawattee is what brand of drink?
■ In 1923, the first ever Welsh “what” was opened in Bridgend?
■ What flower appears on the flag of Quebec province in Canada?
■ Ruth Jones and Philip Smith were characters in which 1970s ITV sitcom?
■ How were Scott Engel, John Maus and Gary Leeds better known?
■ Which English cricket county play their matches at New Road?
■ In Indian cookery what is saag?
■ What is the main ingredient of guacamole?
■ Which 1986 Miss World winner also later won an Oscar?
■ Tunstall and Burslem are areas in which UK city?
■ Menieres disease affects which part of the human body?
■ Who wrote The Three Musketeers?
■ How many counters are on a backgammon board at start of play?
■ Lord Cardigan’s horse, Ronald, survived which famous battle of 1854?
■ Southern Cross is a form of which card game?
■ In 1963 who played his first game for Manchester United against West Bromwich Albion?
■ Which fantasy TV series was adapted from the novel A Song of Ice and Fire?
■ What is the official language of Andorra?
■ Which supermarket’s first store was opened in Burnt Oak, Middlesex in 1929?
■ Which artist was shot the day before Robert F Kennedy was assassinated?
■ In 1986 the Voyager 2 space probe made its first encounter with what planet?
■ Strangely, as he wrote most of his hits, what 1976 chart hit did Barry Manilow sing, but not write?
Venice; Big toe; Giraffe; Pepsi-Cola; St Matthew; Italy and Switzerland; Rugby Six Nations (France v Italy); Cheese; Tea; Bus station;
Fleur-de-Lys; Rising Damp; The Walker Brothers; Worcestershire; Spinach; Avocado; Halle Berry; Stoke-on-Trent; Inner ear;
Alexandre Dumas; 30; The Charge of the Light Brigade; Poker; George Best; Game of Thrones; Catalan;
Tesco; Andy Warhol; Uranus; I Write the Songs
■ 1. What football team were British baseball champions in 1906 & 1908?
■ 2. Which British runner was known as the ‘Jarrow Arrow’?
■ 3. What company makes the most tyres in the world?
■ 4. Lincoln is the capital of which US state?
■ 5. In The Wizard of Oz, what is Dorothy’s surname?
■ 6. Which Scottish football team play at Fir Park?
■ 7. What are the young of alpacas and llamas called?
■ 8. In which sport did Shirley Muldowney become the first female champion in 1977?
■ 9. Who sang ‘One Step Out Of Time’ for the UK in the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest?
■ 10. What type of creature is a ‘tanager’?
■ 11. By what name is singer Christopher Hamill better known?
■ 12. How old was QEII when she ascended the throne?
■ 13. How many stepsisters did Cinderella have?
■ 14. Approximately how long in miles is the Great Wall of China?
■ 15. What is the surname of Martin Clunes’ Doc Martin?
■ 16. What is the Spanish word for the number five?
■ 17. What bird is also known as a halcyon?
■ 18. Aldergrove was the old name of which city’s airport?
■ 19. Which country is the smallest in area to win the FIFA World Cup?
■ 20. At which cricket ground is the Old Father Time weathervane?
■ 21. How many furlongs are there in a mile?
■ 22. By what name is rock singer Paul Hewson better known?
■ 23. 62 of the 97 passengers and crew survived what disaster in 1937?
■ 24. ‘Sidesaddle’ and ‘Roulette’ were No.1 hits in 1959 by whom?
■ 25. In which modern country is the ancient site of Carthage?
■ 26. What is the stage name of Janet and Ian Tough?
■ 27. In the human body, what do Lacrymal Glands produce?
■ 28. In adverts, which drink could be taken ‘Anytime, any place, anywhere’?
■ 29. Which Apollo 11 astronaut did not set foot on the moon?
■ 30. Michaela Tabb was once a professional referee in what sports?
1. Tottenham Hotspur; 2. Steve Cram; 3. Lego; 4. Nebraska; 5. Gale; 6. Motherwell; 7. Cria; 8. Drag Racing; 9. Michael Ball; 10. Bird; 11. Limahl; 12. 25; 13. Two; 14. 4,000; 15. Ellingham; 16. Cinco; 17. Kingfisher; 18. Belfast; 19. Uruguay; 20. Lord’s; 21. Eight; 22. Bono; 23. The Hindenburg disaster; 24. Russ Conway; 25. Tunisia; 26. The Krankies; 27. Tears; 28. Martini; 29. Michael Collins; 30. Snooker and Pool
■ 1. Which heart-throb actor played Heinrich Harrer in the movie Seven Years in Tibet?
■ 2. The Hoover Dam is built on the border of which two states in America?
■ 3. What food is a deepfried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both?
■ 4. The Welsh group Goldie Lookin’ Chain are from where?
■ 5. In boxing, who was known as the “Ghost with the hammer in his hand”?
■ 6. Howard Hughes built the Spruce Goose aircraft almost entirely out of which wood?
■ 7. Who was the artistic director of Isles of Wonder at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games?
■ 8. Saint Bibiana is the patron saint of which selfimposed condition?
■ 9. Garlic and chives belong to which plant family?
■ 10. To which country do the Cocos Islands belong?
■ 11. Which car company fitted the first three-point seat belt as standard in 1959?
■ 12. The name for which portable device stems from the Latin word for “vaulted room”?
■ 13. In the 19th century, what was the most lucrative export, quite literally an end product, for many west coast South American countries?
■ 14. What breakfast foodstuff was invented by Henry Perky in 1892?
■ 15. What does HB stand for in pencil grading?
■ 16. Which company first introduced the tea bag into Britain in 1953?
■ 17. In what James Bond film did the small helicopter Little Nellie appear?
■ 18. In the 2016 version of Cluedo, who did Dr Orchid replace?
■ 19. In which Welsh town is there a bronze statue of Tommy Cooper?
■ 20. Jueves is Spanish for which day of the week?
■ 21. Please Don’t Tease was which singer’s first number one of the 1960s?
■ 22. On which small UK island would you find the Marisco Tavern?
■ 23. What is the name of the largest living type of frog?
■ 24. What sport do the Leander Club compete in?
■ 25. In the human body, where are the caruncles?
■ 26. In which city is the HQ of San Miguel beer?
■ 27. What name did the public vote to give to a research ship that was launched in September 2019?
■ 28. In mythology, what do the goddesses Eos, Aurora and Ushas represent?
■ 29. By what gruesome sounding name has the shrike been known?
■ 30. The Wanda Metropolitano stadium is the home of which Spanish football club?
1. Brad Pitt; 2. Nevada and Arizona; 3. Falafel; 4. Newport; 5. Jimmy Wilde; 6. Birch; 7. Danny Boyle; 8. ANSWERS: Hangovers; 9. Lily; 10. Australia; 11. Volvo; 12. Camera; 13. Guano (bird droppings); 14. Shredded Wheat; 15. Hard Black; 16. Tetley; 17. You Only Live Twice; 18. Mrs White; 19. Caerphilly; 20. Thursday; 21. Cliff Richard (with The Shadows); 22. Lundy; 23. Goliath; 24. Rowing; 25. The eye; 26. Manila; 27. Boaty McBoatFace; 28. Dawn; 29. The butcher bird; 30.Athletico Madrid
■ 1. Which 6ft 5ins Scottish DJ once worked in a fish factory and Safeway and was an Armani model?
■ 2. Where is the Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow (EPCOT) located?
■ 3. Which famous knighted Caribbean cricketer was born with six fingers on each hand?
■ 4. Which common garden creature has more than 20,000 teeth?
■ 5. Who was actress Patsy Kensit’s infamous godfather?
■ 6. What is Venustraphobia the fear of?
■ 7. Which N. African seaport’s name is Spanish for white house?
■ 8. The silvery grey fungus known as noble rot is used in which process?
■ 9. The meat of which pet rodent is used in the national dish of Ecuador?
■ 10. What was the tallest structure in the world before the Eiffel Tower was built?
■ 11. What did Attila the Hun die from on his wedding night?
■ 12. ‘Eye Level’ by the Simon Park Orchestra is the original theme tune to which TV detective series?
■ 13. Which ageing heartthrob US actor has the middle name Tiffany?
■ 14. What human facial feature can be described as “zygomatic”?
■ 15. Which UK charity organises the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning?
■ 16. Which light hardwood takes its name from the Spanish for raft?
■ 17. What type of fish is Nemo in the film Finding Nemo?
■ 18. Which Welsh snooker player was once buried underground in a mining accident?
■ 19. What was the name of the carpenter in TV’s Trumpton?
■ 20. What trading company started out as The Echo Bay Technology Group?
■ 21. Which Birmingham born comedian’s real name is Robert Davies?
■ 22. Goat Island lies in the centre of which North American tourist attraction?
■ 23. Which British city has an underground railway system nicknamed “The Clockwork Orange”?
■ 24. What is Paul McCartney’s middle name?
■ 25. What is the only Shakespeare play that has a dog in it?
■ 26. The founder of which supermarket coined the phrase ‘Pile It High, Sell It Cheap’?
■ 27. GEN 11 is the number plate of which famous flying car?
■ 28. In 2006, 7,000 of what exotic birds set up a colony in Surrey?
■ 29. Elaine Paige played Caroline Winthrop in what teatime TV soap of the late 60s?
■ 30. Which comedic duo live at 62, West Wallaby Street?
1. Calvin Harris; 2. The Great Pyramid in Cairo; 3. Sir Garfield Sobers; 4. The Snail; 5. Reggie Kray; 6. Beautiful women; 7. Casablanca;
8. Wine making; 9. Guinea Pig; 10. Great Pyramid, Cairo; 11. A nosebleed; 12. Van Der Valk; 13. Richard Gere; 14. A natural smile; 15. Macmillan Cancer Care
16. Balsa; 17. Clown fish 18. Ray Reardon; 19. Chippy Minton; 20. Ebay; 21. Jasper Carrot; 22. Niagara Falls; 23. Glasgow; 24. Paul (his first name is James);
25. The Two Gentlemen of Verona; 26. Tesco 27. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; 28. Parakeets; 29. Crossroads; 30. Wallace and Gromit
10th December 2019
Members will be sad to learn of the recent passing of Godfrey Hurley, a long standing supporter of the Bridgend Quiz League.
Godfrey captained the Railway Tavern in the early years of the league, later moving the Oldcastle, where he was captain for many seasons.
His funeral will be held in Nolton Church on Wednesday, 18th December, at 10.30 a.m., followed by a private cremation.
Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
5th December 2019
Dear Alun and all at Bridgend Quiz League
My name is Emma Foster, I am a MSc student at the University of Buckingham. I am contacting you with reference to my online survey which is
aimed at people who quiz,
at any level. We've had a great response so far, and I would like to share/advertise my survey with your quiz followers,
who participate in quizzes regularly.
Would this be possible, at all?
I have popped a link below to see the survey for yourself. It takes roughly 20-25 minutes.
It is looking to characterise the cognitive skills, motivations and development of expertise in quizzers. The survey is due to close on 2nd January 2020.
If you have any questions regarding the survey at all, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you and very best wishes.
EMMA FOSTER <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The University of Buckingham respects your rights with regards to data privacy and data protection. Please review our privacy notice,
which informs you how we collect, store, use, share, process and protect your personal information.
It also tells you how you can access and update your personal information and make certain choices about how your personal information is used.
By communicating with the University, using its websites, making applications or by otherwise giving us your personal information you are accepting
the practices described in this Privacy Notice. If you do not agree to this Privacy Notice, please do not give us any of your personal information.
5th November 2019
The match between the Pheasant Pluckers and Laleston Inn B for Nov 11th will be held at Penybont FC.
30th October 2019
The match between Oldcastle B and the Pheasant Gamekeepers for Nov 4th will be held at the Cabo Roche.
21st October 2019
The Tondu Locos quiz team based at Tondu Railway Club are seeking one or two players to join their
newly formed team. If interested please contact Jon on 07817 447267
17th October 2019
Mr. Barry Banner of Bettws and a stalwart of the Oddfellows Arms quiz team has sadly passed away.
The funeral service will be held at Coychurch Crematorium on Friday October 25th at 10am.
The quiz league would like to offer sincere condolences to all family and friends.
8th October 2019
A TV production company are making a brand new quiz show called Very Hard Questions and are looking for
teams of 3 with strong general knowledge skills who would be interested in taking part in one of the toughest quiz shows seen on TV.
Anyone interested can apply at this link – http://bit.ly/veryhardquestions
23rd September 2019
Have opened a Facebook page. Check out Bridgend & District Quiz League.
8th September 2019
The new season will start on Monday September 30th. There will be two divisions as usual with eight teams in each,
with the Chatterton Shunters being promoted from Div. 2.
As per last season there will be three sections with all results counting.
The first Cup round for all teams will be held on 28th October.
The last match before Christmas will be on 2nd December, with hostilities beginning again on 6th January 2020.
With the temporary closure (we hope) of the Five Bells it is probable that the Oldcastle will again be a venue, but not yet confirmed.
6th September 2019
A callout to ALL teams registered for the 2019/20 season to PLEASE send current contact details (email, phone, mobile etc.)
to me ASAP. email@example.com or 07971885998
3rd September 2019
After extensive advertising in the Gazette, Gem and on Bridge FM, registration took place at Tondu Railway Club.
The entertaining Muriel Williams quiz was held with the following results.
Penybont Nomads 83
We are delighted to welcome a brand new team that will play at Tondu Railway Club and known as the Tondu Locos,
and a new team from the Pheasant Penyfai, who will be known as the Pheasant Pluckers.
It is anticipated that the first matches will be played on September 30th.
Teams that have registered so far for 2019/20 are:-
Cabo Roche Bridgend
Chatterton Arms Pencoed
Five Bells A Bridgend
Five Bells B Bridgend
Laleston Inn A
Laleston Inn B
Mackworth Arms Laleston
Penybont Nomads Bridgend
Pheasant Gamekeepers Penyfai
Pheasant Pluckers Penyfai
Prince of Wales Rebels Coychurch
Six Bells Clangers Coity
Tondu Railway Club
TyRisha Royals Pen-Y-Cae
Muriel Williams winners 2019 the Penybont AFC Nomads. Picture courtesy of Julian Rogers.
29 July 2019
2nd September 2019 / 8:00 PM / TONDU RAILWAY CLUB (STATION APPROACH TONDU CF32 9DY-01656 720005)
Are you a quiz enthusiast with 3 or 4 like minded friends and able to form a team with a venue at a pub or club in Bridgend County Borough
and available on Monday nights between late September and April?
If you can answer ‘Yes’ to the above then why not join our League in it’s 48th year, being one of the LONGEST RUNNING in the UK.
Entry costs £40 a team for the season, approx 40p per person per quiz.
Cheques should be received by 2nd September and made payable to BRIDGEND QUIZ LEAGUE and sent to:-
The Treasurer at 7, Swn Yr Adar, Penyfai, Bridgend CF31 4GE OR payable on registration night.
Please provide team details, a contact name, phone number and email address.
Why not attend at Tondu Railway Club on Sept 2nd, see what we are all about, and take part in our fun, free, general knowledge quiz,
with NO obligation to join the League.
FREE QUIZ and FREE BUFFET
For further information contact Steve on 01656 722754.
5th June 2019
This summer ALAN CARR is hosting a series of BIG SCALE, SUPERSIZED SPECIALS of some classic game shows for ITV1!
If you’re FUN, OUTGOING, CONFIDENT and UP FOR A LAUGH then we want to hear from you!
We are looking for a wide range of contestants including:
- LIVELY SOLO PLAYERS to face off against the TAKE YOUR PICK gong
- GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE rowdy work colleagues, sports teams or friends to come on down for a game of THE PRICE IS RIGHT
- AMATEUR DARTS PLAYERS and their quiz master friends to hit the BULLSEYE
- LOVED UP AND BICKERING COUPLES who could win big if they PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT
- FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CO-WORKERS who can STRIKE IT LUCKY
If you think you’ve got what it takes to be selected, and want the chance of winning some incredible PRIZES and maybe
even some BIG MONEY too, then apply now at:
Epic Gameshow Team
Alice Weleminsky-Smith | Casting Researcher | Comedy Entertainment
A: 1 Stephen St, London, W1T 1AL
T: 020 7691 6916
The Cup and Plate Finals for 2018/19 were played at Tondu Railway Club.
The AGM followed with all committee re-selected.
There will be NO increase in subscriptions for next season.
It is hoped we will have enough teams next season to maintain two divisions.
Thanks were given to the Railway Club for use of their facilities.
To be held at Tondu Railway Club starting at 8.30pm.
Followed by the AGM.
Motions to change the Constitution or Rules, and topics for discussion at the AGM must be with the Secretary in writing
by email or letter at least four weeks before the AGM.
Martyn's funeral is on the 25th March at 1.15 p.m. Coychurch Crematorium. Family flowers only.
Happier days. Martyn proudly holding the 2018 Muriel Williams Trophy.
Some sad news received this morning. Martyn Oram of the Chatterton Shunters, Pencoed has sadly passed away.
Will update when more is known regarding funeral details.
The Oddfellows Bettws have withdrawn for the rest of the season as they are struggling to get a full team.
The Red Dragon team from sometime in the 90s, looks like the Muriel Williams Cup.
Front L-R Ivor Hillman (Red Dragon landlord), Lady unknown (please let me know), Jeff North (our League founder), David Gavin.
Any photos of bygone teams would be nice to have and to publish to our website. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A message for all quiz enthusiasts: there is a regular Tuesday night quiz starting at 8pm in the Railway Inn pub at the
bottom of Station Hill in Bridgend. This quiz has moved from the Kings Head and the more support it gets will ensure a
prize for the winner.
On Wednesday's at around 9pm at the Red Dragon pub in Litchard there is a team quiz with a meal for two or a
bottle of wine for the winners.
On Sunday's at around 830pm at the Pheasant pub in Penyfai there is a GK and music quiz with wine for the winners.
Fifteen teams have registered for the upcoming season which is scheduled to begin on Monday October 1st.
The Pheasant Poachers have moved venue to the Six Bells in Coity and will be known as the Six Bells Clangers.
The annual Muriel Williams Cup competition was a very close run affair. Chatterton Shunters took the Cup with
a score of 78, the runners-up were the Laleston Dipsos, a mere one point behind on 77 with Penybont AFC Nomads
in third place on 76.
The 2018/2019 season will start on Monday 3rd September 2018 with the Muriel Williams fun general knowledge quiz
and team registration event to be held at Tondu Railway Club (next to Tondu railway station CF32 9DY) starting at 8pm.
There will be a free to enter, open to all, general knowledge quiz with a free buffet to be enjoyed after the quiz.
Why not come along, have a drink, and see what we are all about, there is NO obligation to join the League.
The League is open to any team of 4, or indeed any individual who would like to join an existing team, within the
Bridgend County Borough. Matches are played on Monday nights on a home and away basis, from September to April with
breaks for Christmas and New Year. Questions are delivered to the home venue.
Entry for the season costs £40 per team, and can be paid on the registration night or by cheque beforehand, sent to our
Treasurer at 7, Swn Yr Adar, Pen-y-Fai, Bridgend CF32 4GE and made payable to the Bridgend Quiz League. Please provide
a contact number, an email address and team details.
Once the number of teams for the new season is known a fixture list will be distributed to all venues. Fixtures and results
will also appear on the website.
Our League has been successful for 46 years and is one of the longest running quiz leagues in the whole of the UK.
For further information please contact Steve on 01656 722754 or by email to email@example.com
5 Gold Rings has taken Sunday nights by storm and we're already looking for new couples to come and play the game where
every pixel counts.
It's a game ANYONE can play... But as a couple, you'll need to think fast, move quickly and be accurate, if you want to walk
You could be friends, family, colleagues or a couple. If you're both competitive
characters who love to play games and have fun, get in touch.
All the details are on the flyer below: please do feel free to distribute around your club, team or organisation.
To register your interest, email your name and the name of your playing partner, along with contact numbers
Because of the Wales/Ireland World Cup qualifier on Monday 9th October the committee have decided to hold that week's
match on Tuesday 10th October.
It is thought that most venues will be very busy and noisy and not suitable to play a quiz and also that teams will struggle for
a full team owing to football attendance.
As we do not have contact details for ALL teams would you please advise as many teams as possible.
at Tondu Railway Club.
returned to the League.
The Muriel Williams quiz was held with the winners being the very strong Penybont Nomads.
The 2017/2018 season will commence on Monday 4th September 2017 with the Muriel Williams quiz and team registration event to be held at
Tondu Railway Club starting at 8pm.
There will be a free to enter, open to all, general knowledge quiz with a buffet provided. Why not come along and see what we are all about,
there is NO obligation to join the League.
The League is open to any team within the Bridgend County Borough and matches are played on Monday nights on a home and away basis,
from September to April with breaks for Xmas and the New Year festivities. Questions are delivered to the home venue.
Entry for the season costs £40 per team, and can be paid on the registration night or by cheque beforehand, sent to our Treasurer
at 7, Swn Yr Adar, Pen-y-Fai, Bridgend CF32 4GE and made payable to the Bridgend Quiz League. Please provide a contact number and
an email address.
Once the number of teams for the new season is known a fixture list will be distributed to all venues. Fixtures and results will also
appear on the website.
Our League has been successful for 45 years and is one of the longest running quiz leagues in the whole of the UK.
For further information please contact Steve on 01656 722754 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the Youtube link below from 1995. Our League's success on a TV quiz show.
Sadly, some members of that team are no longer with us.
Bridgend and District Quiz League have completed another very successful season with the 1st Division winners being
the very strong Penybont FC Explorers.
The 2nd Division was won by the Prince of Wales Feathers (Coychurch) who were unbeaten in their 21 matches, which
is believed to be a record.
57 points to 37.
The League Plate competition contested between the Division 1 and Division 2 winners was eventually won by
Penybont FC Explorers (pictured below) who defeated the Prince of Wales Feathers (Coychurch), the result being 62- 43.
the Bridgend Borough, with breaks for the Christmas and the New Year festivities.
This season's Cup and Plate Finals will be held at Tondu Railway Club on Monday 10th April 2017.
The Cup will be contested between the TyRisha Arms and Five Bells A and the Plate between the Prince of Wales Feathers and
Penybont FC Explorers.
Following the finals the Annual General Meeting will be held. Your attention is drawn to rule C2 of our Constitution which states:-
"Motions to change the Constitution or Rules and topics for discussion at the AGM must be with the Secretary in writing at least
four weeks before the AGM".
Any items for discussion should,therefore, be sent to our Secretary, Steve Kingscott, by the 13th March at the latest.
Dave Rees notified me that he believes Brian`s funeral is on Wednesday at 11.00am at Margam crematorium
Sadly, we have just heard that Brian Jones who has been playing for the Explorers for the past 5 years passed away this morning.
Brian passed away in the early hours of Tuesday 13th December, in the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.
Brian played for the Llangewydd/Explorers team since 2011.
He was battling against cancer since being diagnosed a few years ago.
His widow, Gail, has also been a member of the Llangewydd/Explorers team since 2014.
Brian was a retired schoolteacher, who taught for many years in Pontypridd.
A lifelong supporter of Glamorgan County Cricket Club and Aberavon Rugby Club.
Brian was also organiser of the popular Aberavon Rugby Club Thursday night social quiz.
He and Gail have one daughter, Marina.
Have been informed that Laleston Inn A cannot field a team v Penybont FC Explorers on 24/10/16.
The annual Muriel Williams Quiz and Registration evening was held on September 12th at Tondu Railway Club.
After a closely fought contest, in which several teams had the opportunity to win, the victors were the Penybont FC Nomads (pictured).
Sixteen teams have joined the league for the 2016/17 season, with a very welcome return of the Oddfellows Arms Bettws,
The quiz season will start on Monday October 3rd 2016. The fixture list is being compiled and will be delivered soon.
Due to the situation regarding Alan Rudge, for the moment, would teams notify their results by either:-
As soon as possible after matches played.
The Muriel Williams Quiz and Registration evening for the upcoming season will take place at Tondu Railway Club at 830 pm
on Monday September 12th 2016.
To clarify and answer numerous queries regarding the subscription for the upcoming season, the committee have decided not
to increase the subscription to £50.
Although a decision to increase the amount was made at the AGM, it was felt that to encourage team participation the amount
should remain at £40 for the foreseeable future.
Alan with friends and family, celebrating his 90th birthday, very sprightly and as amusing as ever after his recent ordeal. Congratulations!!
The AGM took place on the 18th April 2016.
All committee were re-elected, although there is still a vacancy for the 2nd Division representative.
Outgoings for the question setter and question delivery remain the same as last season.
A decision was passed to raise the subscription to £50 for next season. This to be discussed further by the Committee.
A proposal was brought up on the night to prevent a member of a certain team from playing next season, the manner of this proposal being against the written Rules of the Constitution.
For this to be discussed, the Chairman had no choice but to suspend the Constitution.
A rather heated discussion took place and due to percieved strength of feeling, that team member graciously decided to withdraw his participation, for initially the upcoming season. Whether the rest of his team remain in the League is another matter. It is hoped they remain.
Just to re-iterate, any topic for discussion at future AGMs MUST be recieved, by the League Secretary, in writing at least 3 weeks beforehand.
Alan is now receiving treatment at Bryn Y Cae Nursing home in Brackla and is likely to be there for 6 weeks.
Alan Rudge is doing very well in Ward 18 POW.
Alan Rudge had a very serious fall on Monday, breaking his hip and femur. He obviously is now incapacitated and unable to deal with Monday's Cup and Plate results.
Would teams concerned please re-send the results by email to email@example.com or by phone to 01656722754
Bridgend and District Quiz League hold a team registration evening on Monday September 9th at 8pm, to welcome their 41st season as one of the longest running and popular quiz leagues in the UK.
The Cup and Plate finals took place at Tondu Railway Club with the spoils going to the Llangewydd Arms (Cup) and the Pheasant Poachers (Plate).
The AGM also took place, with all committee being re-elected, the finances of the league presented, with the entry fee for next season remaining the same.
The need for the introduction of new teams for next season was discussed. It is hoped that team members will publicise the league to anyone who may be interested in forming a new team.