16th May 2018




17th April 2018


A long standing member of the League, Gareth Davies, who formerly played for Aberkenfig Conservative Club and later the Llynfi Arms,

has sadly passed away.

His funeral is to be held at Coychurch Crematorium at 11.30 am on Monday April 23rd.




On the 16th April 2018 the Cup and Plate Finals and AGM were held at Penybont AFC clubhouse Bryntirion.


In the Cup competition, Laleston Inn A had a very difficult start but rallied and overhauled their opponents Tondu Railway Club,

with tension rising it could have gone either way, losing on the very last question by the slimmest of margins 62-60.


The Plate was another closely fought local derby match with the Five Bells A overcoming Cabo Roche by 53-46.


Cup winners 2018 Tondu Railway Club

Hywel Matthews - Philip Eynon - Andrea Kingscott - Robert Penny


Plate winners 2018 Five Bells 'A'

Alun Tingle - Roger Carey - David Parsons - David Bate


Photos courtesy of Julian Rodgers


At the AGM it was decided that there will be no increase in next season's subscription, with the Treasurer's report accepted.

All committee were re-elected with Kevin Whykes taking on the role of 2nd Division representative.

A new format was mooted for next season, but this dependent on the number of teams registering in September.

The Muriel Williams quiz and Registration evening will most likely be held at Tondu Railway Club on Monday September 3rd.




28th March 2018

new "nd Division representative

Does your family have what it takes to beat The Chaser?

The Family Chase

We are looking for families to take part in The Family Chase. Teams should be made up of four people (plus a standby), aged 16+,

with a cross-section of ages and a combination of all relations, including but not limited to: son, daughter, aunt, uncle, cousin, mum,

dad, grandparent.

If you think your family has what it takes to outrun The Chaser, CLICK HERE to complete an application form and you could be in

with a chance of winning a cash prize!

Last Date for Applications: 23:59 on Friday 6th July 2018 (This date may be extended without notice at the Producer's discretion)
Audition/Casting Period: March to July 2018
Age Restrictions: Applicants must be 18 years of age or over, however family team members can be aged 16+.

Terms and Conditions: The Family Chase Terms and Conditions and Full Participation Terms and Conditions apply.




11th March 2018


On the 16th April 2018 the Cup and Plate Finals and AGM will be held at Penybont AFC clubhouse Bryntirion at 8.00pm.


Laleston Inn A v Tondu Railway Club

Cabo Roche v Five Bells A



7th March 2018


4th January 2018


Cup 5 Feb 2018

Tondu Railway Club v Pheasant Gamekeepers

Pheasant Poachers v Laleston Inn A


Plate 5 Feb 2018

Cabo Roche v TyRisha Royals

Chatterton Shunters v Five Bells A



7th October 2017


TV’s biggest new game show is looking for new couples!


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

away with a cash prize!


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

for you both to 5GR@itv.com. Please quote Be on TV: 5 Gold Rings Application in the email subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The 5 Gold Rings Team





23rd September 2017


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.


5th September 2017

After extensive advertising in the Gazette, Gem and on Bridge FM, with flyer deliveries throughout the Borough, registration took place

at Tondu Railway Club.

We are delighted to welcome a new team from Pencoed that will play at the Chatterton Arms, and some individual quizzers who have

returned to the League.


The Muriel Williams quiz was held with the winners being the very strong Penybont Nomads.


Photograph courtesy of Julian Rogers


Once the fixture list has been finalised it will be delivered to all venues and all matches will be listed on the website.

Teams that have registered for 2017/18 are:-


Cabo Roche Bridgend

Chatterton Arms Pencoed

Crown Maesteg

Five Bells A Bridgend

Five Bells B Bridgend

Laleston Inn A

Laleston Inn B

Mackworth Arms Laleston

Oddfellows Arms Bettws

Penybont Nomads Bridgend

Pheasant Gamekeepers Penyfai

Pheasant Poachers Penyfai

Prince of Wales Rebels Coychurch

Tondu Railway Club

TyRisha Royals Pen-Y-Cae





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 stevekingscott@yahoo.co.uk


22 August 2017




Hello everyone,


As avid quizzers I wanted to make you aware of our one day fun Quizzing event on 29th July 2017 at Beaulieu National Motor Museum

in the New Forest


We have an amateur quiz hosted by Christopher Biggins and a Professional Quiz hosted by Nicholas Parsons, with quest celebrities

asking the questions in specialised rounds.


The prize money for each quiz is:

1st Prize - £1000
2nd Prize - £500

3rd Prize - £250

We have many of the Eggheads and Chasers attending - who can't win the prize money - but you can.


We hope you and your teams can join us. 


For more details please see www.quizfest.co.uk or https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/quizfest-uk/.


Our celebrities include
  • Christopher Biggins
  • Nicholas Parsons
  • John Challis
  • David Hamilton
  • Helen Lederer
  • Murray Walker
  • Paul Sinha, Sean Wallace and Mark 'The Beast' Labbett as seen on The Chase
  • Barry Simmons, David Rainford, Chris Hughes, Kevin Ashman, Pat Gibson, Steve Cooke and Beth Webster from The Eggheads.






Hi there,

I hope this email finds you well.

I’m currently working on BBC One’s hugely successful daytime quiz show !mpossible, hosted by Rick Edwards, which is returning for a 3rd series.

I’m looking for amazing contestants to take part and be in with a chance to potentially win a jackpot of £10,000!

The show is open to absolutely everyone as long as you are over 18 and a UK resident.

The premise of the show is an exciting yet simple one: while most quizzes only have right and wrong answers, in this quiz, there is a

third dimension…the !mpossible answer!

I was wondering if you would be kind enough with helping to get the word out about the show by circulating the attached flyer to friends,

family members or colleagues who you think may like to advantage of this brilliant opportunity.

It would be amazing if you could post it on your company intranet/website/Twitter or pop some copies in your staff room or notice board.

For an application form please email:


Any help would be greatly appreciated though if you have any questions at all, please do give us a call.

Many thanks for your time and best wishes,

Sacha & The !mpossible Casting Team





20th April 2017


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.







11th April 2017


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.

The League Cup competition was won by the Five Bells A (pictured below) after a very well fought quiz with the TyRisha Arms by

57 points to 37.


Photograph by Julian Rogers


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.



Photograph by Julian Rogers


Our 45th season starts in September, with quizzes played on Monday nights at home and away venues throughout

the Bridgend Borough, with breaks for the Christmas and the New Year festivities.

Any team who are interested in joining the League can get further information on our website bridgendquiz.com

or by email or phone to stevekingscott@yahoo.co.uk 01656 722754




22nd February 2017


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.





3rd February 2017




19th December 2016


Dave Rees notified me that he believes Brian`s funeral is on Wednesday at 11.00am at Margam crematorium


13th December 2016


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).


John,Julian,Steve H, Steve W,Don



Sixteen teams have joined the league for the 2016/17 season, with a very welcome return of the Oddfellows Arms Bettws,

these being:-


Cabo Roche Bridgend

Crown Maesteg

Laleston Inn A Laleston

Laleston Inn B Laleston

Mackworth Inn Laleston

Oddfellows Arms Bettws

Oldcastle A Bridgend

Oldcastle B Bridgend

Penybont FC Explorers (Kymco Stadium Bryntirion Bridgend)

Penybont FC Nomads (Kymco Stadium Bryntirion Bridgend)

Pheasant Gamekeepers Penyfai

Pheasant Poachers Penyfai

Prince of Wales Feathers Coychurch

Prince of Wales Rebels Coychurch

Tondu Railway Club Tondu

TyRisha Arms Pen-y-Cae


The quiz season will start on Monday October 3rd 2016. The fixture list is being compiled and will be delivered soon.


Due to the temporary closure of the Oldcastle, the teams may initially have to play matches at the away venue. More information will follow.


Due to the situation regarding Alan Rudge, for the moment, would teams notify their results by either:-


Phone to 01656 722754

Phone or text to 07971885998

email to stevekingscott@yahoo.co.uk


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.




5th April 2016





11th March 2016


Alan is now receiving treatment at Bryn Y Cae Nursing home in Brackla and is likely to be there for 6 weeks.


25th February 2016


Alan Rudge is doing very well in Ward 18 POW.





22nd February 2016



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 stevekingscott@yahoo.co.uk or by phone to 01656722754





18th February 2016


9th February 2016


This season's League competition has now ended and the remaining matches, apart from the Cup and Plate, will be friendlies.






4th February 2016


The draw for the Cup and Plate has taken place with matches to be played on the 22nd February 2016.




TyRisha Arms v Oldcastle A

Penybont Explorers v Mackworth Arms




Oldcastle B v Cabo Roche

POW Rebels v POW Feathers


The League Finals and AGM are to be held at Tondu Railway Club on the 18th April 2016.


Please could at least one member of your team make an effort to attend as, due to diminishing team numbers, the format of next season's league needs to be discussed urgently.






28th January 2016

Hi there,


I hope this email finds you well.


We are currently on the lookout for amazing contestants for ITV’s brand new quiz show 500 QUESTIONS! 


We are very keen to recruit a diverse range of contestants from different backgrounds, so we would be very grateful if you could send an email to your quiz league/society or club members and ask all your venues that hold quizzes weekly to hand out flyers. We would also be very grateful if you could post a message on your social media platforms.


500 Questions is an intense game of strategy and stamina, the aim of the game is to hold your own and bank cash as you go. There is just one rule. Three wrong in a row and you’re out! With a challenger to take your place and tens of thousands of pounds waiting to be won, can you handle the pressure?


If you, your friends, colleagues or anyone else you know are up for a laugh, have great general knowledge and want the chance to win thousands of pounds then please head to www.itv.com/beontv/shows/500questions


The closing date for applications is the 12th February 2016. Do  let me know if you need any more information.


Thanks again,


The ‘500 Questions’ team 


Tweet us @500questionsuk



12th January 2016





As you can see from the fixture list, it is the intention of the quiz league to have a third round of matches, finishing on April 11th 2016.


If you have any concerns, please contact Steve Kingscott on 01656 722754 by Tuesday January 26th.







We are looking for contestants for the next series of
HIVE MINDS the brand new quiz series on BBC4. Do you
have what it takes to solve the hive?
Do you and your friends love brainteasers, cross-word puzzles
and tough TV quizzes? Can you answer questions on Only
Connect and University Challenge for fun?
Then this is the quiz for you.
We are looking for smart and interesting contestants for the
next series of new BBC 4 quiz show that tests your general
knowledge and mental agility skills.
We are looking for individual players as well as teams of up to
three players who have what it takes to take on the fiendish
puzzles in this challenging word game.
Age limit: Applicants must be 18 years of age and over.
To request an application form please email:
casting@saltbeeftv.com or write to:
Hive Minds Applications, Care of Saltbeef TV,
1st Floor, 25 Newman St, London, W1T 1PN
All applicants must be a resident in the UK. Employees of Saltbeef
TV, Green Inc, the BBC or close relations are ineligible to apply. Deadline for
applications is December the 20th 2015





The draw for the next round of the Cup and Plate as follows, match date TBA



Penybont FC Explorers v Penybont FC Nomads

Laleston Inn A v Oldcastle A

Pheasant Poachers v Mackworth Arms

TyRisha Arms v Crown A Maesteg


Prince of Wales Feathers v Pheasant Gamekeepers

Oldcastle B v Laleston Inn B

Cabo Roche v Tondu Railway Club

Prince of Wales Rebels v Bye










The draw for the 1st round of the Cup is as follows:-


Penybont FC Nomads v Pheasant Gamekeepers

Prince of Wales Feathers v Laleston Inn A

Laleston Inn B v Penybont FC Explorers

Tondu Railway Club v TyRisha Arms

Crown Maesteg v Prince of Wales Rebels

Cabo Roche v Mackworth Arms

Oldcastle B v Oldcastle A

Pheasant Poachers v Bye




Fifteen teams have registered for the new season, starting tonight. These being:-


Cabo Roche Bridgend

Crown Maesteg

Laleston Inn A Laleston

Laleston Inn B Laleston

Mackworth Inn Laleston

Oldcastle A Bridgend

Oldcastle B Bridgend

Penybont FC Explorers (Kymco Stadium Bryntirion Bridgend)

Penybont FC Nomads (Kymco Stadium Bryntirion Bridgend)

Pheasant Gamekeepers Penyfai

Pheasant Poachers Penyfai

Prince of Wales Feathers Coychurch

Prince of Wales Rebels Coychurch

Tondu Railway Club Tondu


Would a representative from all teams please advise us of up-to-date contact details ASAP?

email- stevekingscott@yahoo.co.uk

text- 07971885998

phone- 01656722754














Richard's funeral will take place on Friday June 5th at 2.15pm in Coychurch Crematorium.

This date is provisional subject to the post mortem.





Have been informed by text that the League's former Treasurer Richard Fattorini has sadly passed away.

I have no further information at the moment other than the text received.

If anyone has any update as to funeral etc. would they please let me know on 01656 722754.

Steve Kingscott




Have been informed by Peter Jones (01656 725581) that Llynfi stalwart Graham Rees has sadly passed away aged 73.
No details of funeral arrangements are known as yet, but Peter is happy to be contacted.





30th March 2015


The registration for the new season and Muriel Williams event will take place on Monday September 14th 2015 at Penybont Football Club in Bryntirion Bridgend at 8.30 pm.

There will be a free quiz on the night with a free buffet included.

The quiz is open to ANYONE that would like to take part.




25th March 2015


To Bridgend Quiz League,

Hope you are well and don’t mind me getting in touch with you.  


My name is Jack Kisby and I am currently casting on a new quiz show involving brain teasers, word-searches and puzzles. It for BBC 4 and we are after teams of 3. Can be relatives, friends, or work colleagues – you can choose how to select the teams. If you can’t get hold of a team, we are also casting individuals and we can create teams later on down the line.


Would it be something you could flag up and circulate to your members?


To apply or register your interest, please email casting@saltbeeftv.com

Or call me on 0207 619 3425 and I would love to chat it through with anyone who might fancy applying.  


We will be holding auditions across the country in April (London, Manchester, Cardiff & Belfast) and filming in due to take place in May 2015.


Looking forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,



Jack Kisby-Carroll | Assistant Producer

Saltbeef TV | Unit 5, Lysander Mews, Lysander Grove, N19 3QP

Tel: 020 7619 3423 Email: jack.kisby-carroll@saltbeeftv.com



24th March 2015


The Geartrodes (Port Talbot) Cup and Plate Finals took place last night at Tondu Railway Club.

Congratulations to the Penybont Explorers in the Cup and to Crown A in the Plate.


The AGM followed with all committee being re-elected.


The Chairman offered thanks to our sponsors for 2014/15 Allspares (Kenfig Hill) and Geartrodes (Port Talbot), and to Tondu Railway Club for the use of their premises.


The Treasurer delivered a healthy financial report.

The entry fees and remunerations for question setting and delivery remain the same for next season.


The annual Muriel Williams presentation and registration evening will take place on the first or second Monday in September and will most likely be held at Penybont FC in Bryntirion.


It is hoped that all team members will spread the word regarding the new season to encourage new teams to join our League.












17th March 2015




I don’t suppose you can help me, I work for a new BBC FOUR quiz show and we're looking for smart and interesting contestants for brand new quiz that tests general knowledge and mental agility skills to the limit.


We are looking for individual players as well as teams of up to three players who share a common passion, hobby or profession, who have what it takes to take on the fiendish puzzles in this challenging word game.


It would be fantastic if you could pass on the contestant call poster attached to anyone who attends the quiz league that may be interested, ideally via notice boards, internal emails and newsletters. If anyone is keen to apply then they can send an email tocasting@saltbeeftv.com to request an application form. Our deadline for new applicants is March 31st so submission would need to be before then the sooner the better.







14th January 2015

Only Connect 2015


The producers are looking for new contestants for the latest series of the popular BBC Two Quiz Show

'Only Connect' presented by Victoria Coren Mitchell.


Teams are made up of three players who share a common passion, ability or profession, and who wish

to pool their combined wits and knowledge to tackle our fiendish conundrums and vexing puzzles.


For further information about the quiz and to play our online game, please see our BBC website http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lskhg


If you have any questions please get in touch by sending an email to: onlyconnect@parasolmedia.co.uk


Hannah-Jane Davies | Assistant Producer | Only Connect

Parasol Media Ltd | 46 Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2DT

+44 (0) 2920 575729 





13th October 2014




12 Yard Productions are pleased to announce that the BBC2 quiz show ‘Eggheads’ is back for a 16th series.

We’re looking for fantastic teams to challenge our resident quiz show Goliaths!

What’s it all about?

Everyday a new team of challengers take on our general knowledge masters – The Eggheads – in 5 rounds of heavy hitting quizzing, hosted by Jeremy Vine, for a chance to win a cash prize.

How does it work?

In every show there are 4 individual question rounds, in which a player is asked up to 3 multiple choice questions on subjects such as Sport, Music, Food and Drink, Arts and Books, Politics, History, Geography, Science and Film & TV.

The winner of each round secures themselves an extra brain to play for their team in the final general knowledge round! The more category rounds a team wins the more players are left to confer in the final round.

In each show, the challengers have the chance to win a minimum of £1,000. If the Eggheads win, this money rolls over to the next show. Previous challengers have won tens of thousands of pounds.

Who can apply as a team?

We are looking for teams of 6 (5 players and a stand-by) with a good level of general knowledge and a real passion for quizzing who would like to give it a go.

You don’t even need to be an existing quiz team, why not create a team of friends, family or workmates? The only rule is that you know one another.

All applicants must be aged 18 years or over and be legally resident and currently living in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.

What happens next?

We will be speaking to teams who apply over the next few weeks, and starting auditions shortly after that. Selected teams will be invited to an audition where we will play the game and explain the casting process.

For an application form email: eggheads@12yard.com

Or write to: Eggheads Applications, 12 Yard Productions, G7, The Hub, 70 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1DZ

All applicants must be aged 18 years or over and be legally resident and currently living in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.

The closing date for returning application forms is by midnight on 14th November 2014.

Applications received after this date may not be considered. We reserve the right to extend the closing date at our sole discretion. Terms and conditions apply.




8th October 2014


The draw for the Geartrodes Cup 1st Round (3rd November) has taken place as follows :-


Laleston Inn A  Bye

Pheasant Poachers v Tondu Railway Club

Cabo Roche v Penybont AFC Explorers

Elderbush Nantyffyllon v Pheasant Gamekeepers

TyRisha v Oldcastle B

Pyle RFC v Crown B Maesteg 

White Horse Coychurch v Laleston Inn B

Crown A Maesteg v Oldcastle A

Mackworth Arms v Llangeinor AFC

Penybont AFC Nomads v The Star Market St. Bridgend 






9th September 2014


After a successful registration and quiz night the committee are pleased to announce that the extensive Borough wide publicity campaign via leaflet drops, newspaper articles and Bridge FM announcements has resulted in two extra teams participating in the upcoming season, bringing the total to 19. 


The much missed Llangeinor AFC are again sporting a team and a completely new team to the League, the Star Public House in Bridgend town centre, is welcomed.


The new season will start on either the last Monday in September OR the first Monday in October.


Llangewydd Arms and Swan Nomads are moving venues and will both be playing at Bryntirion Football Club.


Sponsorship has been secured for the new season from Allspares and Geartrodes, for which the committee extend their thanks.





15th July 2014


I am contacting you from a TV production company called RDF Television. We are currently looking for contestants for ITV game show Tipping Point. I was wondering if you or anyone within the organisation would be interested in applying? I’ve also attached our flyer to this email if you would like to circulate the information or if it could be included on the staff intranet?



Do you want the chance to win thousands of pounds?



Have you got what it takes to beat The Machine?



We are searching for fun, confident, outgoing people who want the chance to win thousands of pounds using a combination of skill, judgement and chance.



To apply for the show, please e-mail




for an application form, please fill it in and send it straight back to us.



Applicants must be 18 years of age or over





24th March 2014


The Intertruck (Bridgend) Cup and Pages DIY (Port Talbot) Plate finals took place with wins by Llangewydd Arms and Laleston Inn A.


At the AGM all committee members were re-elected.


The financial accounts were ratified and, as they showed a healthy balance, there will be no increase to next year's team subscription or question delivery.


The Muriel Williams Quiz and team registration evening will be held at Tondu Railway Club on Monday September 8th 2014.


Sponsorship for the next season has been obtained from Allspares and Geartrodes.



11th March 2014


Dear Bridgend Quiz League,

Thames Scotland are currently producing the Saturday night quiz show, Break the Safe, for BBC One and are looking for pairs of contestants to take part. Presented by Nick Knowles, Break the Safe sees three pairs of contestants play against each other for a potential £100,000. 

If you think you and somebody you know have the nerve, skill and general knowledge to break the safe, we want to hear from you. Your partner needs to be somebody you know really well and can be a family member, a colleague, a friend; just somebody you can put your trust in when it really counts!

We are happy to hear from anyone who is interested in applying so please spread the word to colleagues, family and friends - all help is greatly appreciated!

If you would like any more details about the show please do not hesitate to contact us on 0141 427 8160 or email breakthesafe@thames.tv






12th November 2013


The next 2 rounds of the Cup and Plate competitions have been drawn:-


Pages DIY Port Talbot Cup and Plate   9th December 2013


Pyle RFC  v  Laleston Inn B   (One Match Only)


Pages DIY Port Talbot Cup and Plate   27th January 2014



Tondu Railway Club  v  Pyle RFC or Laleston Inn B

Swan Nomads  v  Mackworth Arms

Oldcastle A  v  Crown B

Pheasant Gamekeepers  v  Llangewydd Arms



Elderbush Nantyffyllon  v  Pheasant Poachers  

Crown A  v   Laleston Inn A

Cabo Roche  v  Oldcastle B

White Horse Coychurch  v  TyRisha Royals 





12th October 2013


Pages DIY (Port Talbot) Cup


The draw has taken place with matches being played on Monday 4th November


Elderbush Nantyffyllon v Crown B

Pheasant Gamekeepers v Oldcastle B

TyRisha Royals v Mackworth Arms

Oldcastle A v Pheasant Poachers

Swan Nomads v Cabo Roche

Llangewydd Arms v Laleston Inn A

Laleston Inn B v White Horse Coychurch

Tondu Railway Club v Crown A

              Bye Pyle RFC




30th September 2013


A last minute phone call from the Elderbush Nantyffyllon calling off tonight's match v Pyle RFC again highlights the need for ALL teams to register a phone number of a team member who could then inform others in their team. 

Pyle RFC have been informed of tonight's issue and are grateful to have avoided a wasted journey.

PLEASE send info tostevekingscott@yahoo.co.uk




23 September 2013











A successful Muriel Williams Quiz and registration evening was held on Monday Sept 9th.


The committee wish to thank all that attended, with special thanks to staff at Tondu Railway Club.


Unfortunately, we have lost two teams this season, both the Six Bells Coity and the Greenmeadow Llangeinor, have not registered.


But the good news is that we have managed to attract a brand new team to the league, this being the Elderbush in Nantyffyllon.


The fixtures list is currently being compiled and will be distributed to all venues shortly, with the first matches likely to take place on September 30th.







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 event will be held at Tondu Railway Club, Station Approach, Tondu, Bridgend. Anyone interested can take part in a free general knowledge quiz on the night, with a buffet provided.

Teams of 4 players, from pubs and clubs in Bridgend Borough, are invited to join the league at a cost of £40 per team per season. 
Questions are delivered to venues with matches played on Monday evenings, on a home and away basis, from October to early April.

Anyone interested in forming a quiz team and joining the league can obtain further information from Steve Kingscott on 01656 722754.


The committee are pleased to announce the attainment of sponsorship for the upcoming season.


Thanks to the efforts of David Rees, both Intertruck (Bridgend) and Pages DIY (Port Talbot) have promised £300 each.


It is suggested that the league competition will be named the Intertruck Bridgend Quiz League and the knockout cup will be the  Pages DIY Cup. 






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.









The following request has been received, anyone interested, please contact the landlord directly.
I'm looking for a quizmaster to hold a quiz at my pub, probably on a Sunday night. Just wondering if you'd know anyone who'd be interested in doing this ?

Paul Jones
The Mountain Hare Inn
Brynna Road
Mid Glamorgan
CF35 6PG

Tel:    (01656) 860453
Email: info@mountainhare.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mountainharepub
Web: www.mountainhare.co.uk 
Due to refurbishment of the White Horse Coychurch, the matches arranged for the 8th October and 15th October will be at THE PRINCE OF WALES COYCHURCH
The 2012/2013 season will start on Monday October 1st. We are delivering the fixture list at the moment to all 18 teams that have entered, these being;- 


Cabo Roche   Coychurch Wanderers  Crown A  Crown B

Greenmeadow,Llangeinor   Laleston Inn A   Laleston Inn B

Llangewydd Arms   Mackworth Arms  Oldcastle A  

Oldcastle B    Pheasant Gamekeepers   Pheasant Poachers

Pyle RFC    Six Bells,Coity   Tondu Railway Club

TyRisha Nomads  Tyrisha Royals

Despite a concerted effort by the committee, an extensive flyer drop to most, if not all pubs and clubs in the Borough again failed to attract new teams. 


Would ALL teams please send their contact details to:-

stevekingscott@yahoo.co.uk  if they have not already.    






Monday September 3rd saw a very successful Muriel Williams quiz/registration evening.

Those that attended were treated to an appearance by our invited guest Mark “The Beast” Labbett and his team. Mark very graciously posed for photographs with one and all, presented the trophies and delivered a very entertaining talk on his quizzing history.

Mark also provided an autographed photo of all ITV's “Chasers” alongside the host Bradley Walsh; this rather unique photo is believed to be the first ever taken with the full cast of The Chase gathered together. A popular raffle was held for this photo with a sum of £57 being raised.

The excellent quiz itself (many thanks to David Rees) was a close run thing with Maesteg the worthy winners; the top six were:-

Maesteg 81

TyRisha Nomads 76

Mark Labbett and Co76

Tondu Railway Club 74

Llangewydd Arms 73

Lemurs 72





As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, Mark "The Beast" Labbett, star of ITV's "The Chase" is our guest at the annual

Muriel Williams Cup competition at Tondu Railway Club on Monday September 3rd at 8pm. There will be a FREE buffet and it is hoped that as many teams as possible will attend.

To all quiz enthusiasts, if you have three or four like-minded friends in the Bridgend County Borough area and, of course, a venue, then why not join our quiz league? It runs on Mondays from late September through to April and costs just £40 per team per season - app. 40p per person per quiz- and works on a home and away format. Sealed questions are distributed to each venue beforehand.

You can join on the night of September 3rd, or in advance by cheque made payable to Bridgend Quiz League to treasurer Mr P.Ley at 7, Swn Yr Adar, Penyfai, Bridgend CF31 4GE together with contact details and/or email address. Sorry, no late entries.

For further info, please contact Steve on 01656 722754



Dear Bridgend QL,  

I hope you don't mind me contacting you .
work for a company called 12 Yard Productions and we make the BBC quiz show Perfection hosted by Nick Knowles. We will be holding auditions for new contestants very soon and I was wondering if you or any of your fellow quizzers would be interested in applying? I have put together some additional information. 

Hosted by Nick Knowles, Perfection is an exciting true or false quiz show where contestants must achieve 100% accuracy to win a cash prize. Sort the fact from the fiction and the contestant will win. If they slip up they may have to rely on their co-players for help – but help comes at a cost. Are the co-players double bluffing to get their hands on some of the money? The contestant must decide who to trust. 

We are on the look out for intelligent, competitive and charismatic personalities who would like to take part in the programme. We will be holding nationwide auditions over the next few weeks. Any help you can provide us in spreading the word about our search for potential contestants would be very much appreciated.    
If anyone is interested please email perfection@12yard.com for an application form asap. 

Thank you for all your help. 

Kind regards, 

Jane Sharp 

The Perfection Production Team
Jane Sharp | Researcher | Perfection | 12 Yard Productions | ITV plc
G7 The Hub, 40 Pacific Quay  |  G51 1EA  |  Tel: 0141 427 2746  |  Jane.sharp@12yard.com 
Monday 26th March saw the finals of the Cup and Plate competitions for this season, with the spoils going to the Llangewydd Arms and Oldcastle 'A' teams respectively.
The AGM followed the quizzes, with very special thanks being offered to the outgoing Treasurer of the League, Mr.Richard Fattorini, who has served the
League excellently for many years,  and to the committee and staff of Tondu Railway Club for the use of their facilities once again.
Members of the Committee were elected, these being:-
Alun Tingle - Chairman
Andrea Kingscott - Vice Chairman
Phil Ley - Treasurer
Alan Rudge - Publicity
Steve Kingscott - Secretary
Mark Hampson - 2nd Division Representative
David Rees - Quiz compiler
Finances were discussed and it was agreed that next season's subscription fees would rise to £40 per team.
And also, due to lack of sponsorship and to save costs, it was decided that individual trophies to winners would no longer be awarded.
As you may be aware, next season we celebrate the League's 40th anniversary and the booking of Mark Labbett was confirmed for the registration evening on September 3rd, once again at Tondu Railway Club.
To those who watch ITV's 'The Chase' Mark Labbett (aka 'The Beast') will be a familiar figure.

Mark will attend on the evening and will bring a team to play in the Muriel Williams Quiz and will also present the trophies and give a talk on his
various quizzing experiences.
The committee are hopeful that a TV personality's appearance will bolster interest in our Quiz League and will encourage further teams to join.
Publicity is key to a successful evening and it is therefore a necessity to spread the word to those who may be interested.
Finally, if anyone has any ideas regarding potential sponsors, could you please contact me on 01656 722754 or alternatively leave a message on the website.
Steve Kingscott (for BDQL)
Stop Press
Please be informed of the forthcoming events.
1.      Cup and Plate Finals
These will be held on Monday 26th March at Tondu Railway Club,
the contesting teams being:-
Llangewydd Arms v Six Bells
Oldcastle 'A' v Coychurch Wanderers
2.       Annual General Meeting
This will take place after the above finals.
The committee urges every team to send a representative to the AGM as there are several important items for discussion, particularly
(a)  Elections for the committee, including vacancies for the posts of          Secretary and Treasurer.
(b)  Ideas for improving the finances of the League, which have been declining recently in the absence of sponsorship.
(c)  Plans for celebrating the League's Fortieth Anniversary in September 2012, which include an evening where television personality Mark Labbett (The Beast from ITV's The Chase) has been invited to the Annual Presentation Evening.
3.  Any motions for discussion should be forwarded to either Alan Rudge (secretary@bridgendquiz.com or Steve Kingscott (stevekingscott@yahoo.co.uk) at least seven days before the AGM.
The draw has taken place for the semi-finals of the Cup and Plate competition to be played on 27th February 2012.
Llangewydd Arms v Tyrisha Nomads
Six Bells v Laleston Inn 'A'
Oldcastle 'A' v Tyrisha Royals
Pheasant Poachers v Coychurch Wanderers



The Bridgend Quiz League celebrates its 40th anniversary in September of this year. The committee would welcome any suggestions regarding how we might celebrate this important milestone in the league's history.

It has been suggested that the First Minister of the Welsh Assembly, who lives in, and was brought up in Bridgend, be invited to the Muriel Williams registration and quiz evening in September in order to present the prizes. Tentative inquiries suggest that he would be happy to do so and his presence would also bring with it much needed positive publicity. His attendance would be non political but in order to proceed, the committee would welcome individual views on this idea.

Please leave ideas on the forum or, alternatively, email

Steve Kingscott on stevekingscott@yahoo.co.uk

Dear All,
Contestant call for BBC Four's quiz Only Connect - the quiz where general knowledge meets lateral thinking enters its sixth series.


Victoria Coren presents the 6th series of the popular BBC Four quiz show Only Connect where, as in life itself, knowledge will only take you so far: patience and lateral thinking are also vital. It’s all about making connections between things which may appear, at first glance, not to be connected at all.

We’re looking for teams of three players who share a common passion, ability or profession, to pool their combined wits to solve fiendish conundrums and vexing puzzles.


Only Connect is produced for the BBC by Presentable Ltd.



All applicants must be 18 years of age and over on the 31st January 2012.

All applicants must be resident in the UK or Channel Islands.

Past contestants and employees of Presentable, Zodiak Group of companies, the BBC or close relations are ineligible to apply.  



To request an application form please email onlyconnect@presentable.co.uk including a contact telephone number.

The last two matches of the year took place this week:-
In the 2nd round of the KO Cup Tondu Railway Club lost their 'unbeaten this season' tag when Cabo Roche were victors by 59 points to 55.
In the 1st round of the Plate, Oldcastle 'A' had their expected victory against Pheasant Gamekeepers, winning 67-46.
In the matches played on Monday, December 5th, Six Bells did well to score 41 points against Llangewydd Arms. It was a pity really to get a score that would win most games but for the fact their opponents topped it with 51 of their own to maintain their 100% record. Tyrisha Nomads have second place to themselves after their 45-39 win against their Inn-mates, the Royals who, after slipping behind early on, came back a bit in the second half. Oldcastle 'A' kept their average up with 47 versus Crown Inn 'A' who got 32. In the other first division match, Cabo Roche got their first League win of the season away to Laleston Inn 'A' by 34 points to 28.  In Division 2, even a below strength Tondu Railway Club managed a 46-37 victory against Pheasant Poachers to stay on top four points ahead of the Poachers. Then come Coychurch Wanderers, who had a bye this week, and Laleston Inn 'B' who beat Pheasant Gamekeepers 45-38. This means these two remain two points clear of the Gamekeepers. Then come two teams who won this week, Greenmeadow, 47-40  winners at Pyle RFC and Oldcastle 'B' who were beaten 43-41 at Crown Inn by the 'B' team with the losing Pyle team holding up the rest of the table.
Alan Rudge (BDQL)
Friendly matches
As there is a bye in both divisions each week it is possible that the teams concerned may wish to organise a friendly match. Any teams wishing to do so should make the necessary arrangements, then contact David Rees on
07951 279454 who will prepare an extra set of questions for delivery to the venue concerned. This should be done by December 7th to allow time for any such fixtures to commence from January 9th onwards.
Nov 21st.The draw for the next round of Cup and Plate to be played on
30th January 2012:-
KO Cup
Pyle RFC  v  Laleston Inn 'A'
Llangewydd Arms  v  Crown 'B'
Mackworth Arms  v  Tyrisha Nomads
Cabo Roche  v  Six Bells
Greenmeadow  v  Tyrisha Royals
Crown  'A'  v  Oldcastle 'A' 
Oldcastle 'B'  v  Pheasant Poachers
Laleston Inn 'B'  v  Coychurch Wanderers
Here is the revised draw for Round Two of KO Cup & Round One of Plate the matches to be played on Dec 12th 2011:-
Cup-- Tondu Railway Club  v  Cabo Roche
Plate-- Oldcastle 'A'  v  Pheasant Gamekeepers
Back to the normal League fixtures on Monday 14th November. Llangewydd Arms dished out their weekly mauling of opponents by beating Crown Inn 'A'  58-37. Mackworth Arms had a fruitful visit to Laleston Inn 'A', coming away winners by 45 points to 28 and Tyrisha Royals made 46 away to Cabo Roche who managed 38. Oldcastle 'A' hit top form too when they proved just that bit better than Six Bells as the 52-40 scoreline indicates.  In Division 2,  Tondu Railway Club, although riding high did not have an easy task against Oldcastle 'B' but managed to get the better of them by 44 points to 37. Pyle RFC just cannot get a winning run going. This week they scored 36 but Crown Inn 'B' were that much better and got 49. Laleston Inn 'B' did well at Coychurch Wanderers to gain a victory by 47 to 41 and finally a closer result between Pheasant Poachers and Greenmeadow which the former won 42-39.

Alan Rudge (BDQL)


Would teams please note that the preferred way to leave your results is by emailing them to:-  results@bridgendquiz.com or otherwise by phone to 01656 653386.

On Monday, November 7th the first round of the KO Cup took place in which all teams took part. There were no "giant killings" and results were pretty much as expected; to current form. The holders, Llangewydd Arms had beaten their opponents, Oldcastle 'A' in the league three weeks previously and did so again by a similar margin. Score this time 66-56. There were at least two 'local derbies', Laleston Inn 'A' beat Laleston Inn 'B' 67-47 and Tyrisha Nomads were just too good for the Royals and won by 73 points to 57. Two other teams hit the sixty mark, Crown Inn 'B' had a 64-57 win at the Pheasant Gamekeepers and Mackworth Arms took the valuable scalp of Crown Inn 'A' by 60 to 54.  The expected close encounter at Tondu Railway Club failed to materialise and the hosts overwhelmed the Pheasant Poachers 85-32 which included a maximum in the Roll-up round. It was pretty close at the Six Bells as the totals 54-50 indicates. In the remaining two matches, both home teams triumphed. Cabo Roche saw off Oldcastle 'B' 56-41 and Pyle RFC had their first win of this season, beating Greenmeadow by 49 points to 38.

Alan Rudge (BDQL)


Would teams please note that the preferred way to leave your results is by emailing them to:-  results@bridgendquiz.com or otherwise by phone to 01656 653386.



On Monday, October 31st. first division matches went very much to form. Llangewydd Arms beat a good Mackworth Arms team by fifty-five points to forty-three,Six Bells were no match for Tyrisha Nomads who won 52-29, Oldcastle'A' had a successful trip to Cabo Roche, winning by 45 points to 36 and Tyrisha Royals had a 43-37 home win against Laleston Inn 'A'.
   In Division 2, Tondu Railway Club continued on their merry way at the Greenmeadow with a 52-41 victory and Laleston Inn 'B' kept Pyle RFC on the bottom by beating them 43-27. The remaining two matches were low-scoring affairs. Oldcastle 'B' beat the Pheasant Gamekeepers 35-30 and Pheasant Poachers edged out Coychurch Wanderers by 32 points to 31.

Alan Rudge (BDQL)


Would teams please note that the preferred way to leave your results is by emailing them to:-  results@bridgendquiz.com or otherwise by phone to 01656 653386



On Monday, October 24th.in Div1, Llangewydd Arms won the third match of the three they've played  and moved to the top of the table, from where it would be a foolish person to bet on them being dislodged at any time this season. This week they disposed of the challenge from hitherto unbeaten Tyrisha Royals by 52 to 39. After these two we have six teams , all on four points. Crown 'A' who lost at the Mackworth Arms  47-34, Oldcastle 'A' who won a close  encounter away to Laleston Inn 'A' by 41 to 40, Tyrisha Nomads, 47-38 winners against Cabo Roche and Six Bells who had a bye. Cabo Roche are joined at the bottom by Laleston Inn 'A'. who are both without a point.

In Div 2 Tondu Railway Club seem eager for an early return to the top tier as they accounted for Coychurch Wanderers who also look strong possibles for a quick return from whence they came. Score was 51-47 to Tondu. Next we have the two Pheasant teams, Gamekeepers who beat Greenmeadow 42-31 and Poachers, winners of a low-scoring  match at Pyle RFC by 36 to 33. Oldcastle'B' who had a bye are level with Greenmeadow and Laleston Inn 'B', who won at Crown 'B' by 42 points to 39. The latter have no points along with Pyle RFC.


Alun Rudge (BDQL)


Would teams please note that the preferred way to leave your results is by emailing them to:-  results@bridgendquiz.com or otherwise by phone to 01656 653386



The draw for the Knockout Cup took place on 17th October. 


Knockout Cup Round 1 (7th November)

Match 1. Pyle RFC v Greenmeadow Llangeinor

Match 2. Oldcastle 'A' v Llangewydd Arms

Match 3. Crown 'A' Maesteg v Mackworth Arms

Match 4. Tyrisha Royals v Tyrisha Nomads

Match 5. Pheasant Gamekeepers v Crown 'B' Maesteg

Match 6. Tondu Railway Club v Pheasant Poachers

Match 7. Laleston Inn 'B' v Laleston Inn 'A'

Match 8. Six Bells Coity v Coychurch Wanderers(White Horse)

Match 9. Cabo Roche v Oldcastle 'B'

Knockout Cup Round 2 (12th December)

Winners of Match 6 v Winners of Match 9

Plate Round 1 (12th December)

Losers of Match 2 v Losers of Match 5


Would teams please note that the preferred way to leave your results is by emailing them to:-  results@bridgendquiz.com




Are you :-
A quiz enthusiast with three or four like minded friends?
Able to form a team at a pub or club in the Bridgend County Borough area?
Available most Monday nights between late September and April?
If your answer is “Yes” to all three, then why not join our quiz league, one of the LONGEST RUNNING in the UK?

Entry costs just £40 per team per season - or app.40p per person per quiz. Cheques should be made payable to  BRIDGEND QUIZ LEAGUE and sent to The Treasurer, 7,Swn yr Adar, Pen y Fai, Bridgend CF31 4GE together with a contact number and/or email address by Sept. 8th 2014.                   Sorry, no late entries!

OR why not JOIN US on our registration evening at Tondu Railway Club on Monday, Sept 8th 2014 at
8pm for our annual, enjoyable, FREE GENERAL KNOWLEDGE quiz.
There is absolutely NO obligation to join the league, come along and test your brain cells!!

It’s a FREE QUIZ and there is a FREE BUFFET!

For further info contact Steve on 01656 722754

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