REIGNING champions Polished Knob retained top of Todmorden Quiz League status but only by sneaking home on the last two questions against Royal George in the pre-Christmas round of matches.
Cornholme Waggon posted the night’s highest score in beating Hare and Hounds B in a very high scoring match.
Tod’s Cricketers were again a man short due to football loyalties but won despite a superb sport round from Weavers.
Bridge End maintained their challenge for top honours with a convincing victory over Hare and Hounds A.
Shannon were a couple of points ahead throughout until a disastrous final round, losing 9-2, giving victory to Queen.
At Jack’s House the lead see-sawed until the last round where the home team were two points ahead but Woodpecker snatched victory at the last hurdle.
Results: Weavers 61, Todmorden CC 68; Bridge End 75, Hare and Hounds A 61; Polished Knob 75, Royal George 72; Shannon 65, Queen 71; Hare and Hounds B 73, Cornholme Waggon 79; Jack’s House 67, Woodpecker 69.
Fixtures for January 4: Woodpecker v Weavers; Cornholme Waggon v Jack’s House; Queen Hotel v Hare and Hounds B; Royal George v Shannon; Hare and Hounds A v Polished Knob; Todmorden Cricket Club v Bridge End.