Hounds topple nearest quiz challengers

HOUNDS B’s top of the league progress was reinforced by a win against previous top contenders Bridge End in the Todmorden Quiz League.

At Queen the home team had a reassuring victory against Weavers to compensate poor early season form. Cornholme’s workmen beat Royal George in a low scoring match but it was only on the last question where the home team just nicked it.

At Woodpecker, Hounds A’s three man team were only a point ahead at halfway but pulled well away in the later rounds to end up easy winners.

Jack’s House looked to have victory in hand but had a poor last round which gave Tod’s Cricketers the win by the narrowest of margins - several successful inspired guesses helped Tod CC’s cause.

At Shannon the home team went twelve points behind after the second round and this deficit was to remain till the end of the match against Polished Knob.

Results: Bird@Queen 65, Weavers 50; Cornholme WMC 43, Royal George 39; Woodpecker 56, Hare and Hounds A 67; Jack’s House 68, Todmorden CC 69; Hare and Hounds B 69, Bridge End 61; Shannon 62, Polished Knob 74.

Fixtures for February 16: Royal George v Weavers Arms; Bird@Queen v Hare and Hounds A; Cornholme WMC v Todmorden CC; Woodpecker v Bridge End; Jack’s House v Polished Knob; Hare and Hounds B v Shannon.