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11/06/2017 - PLEASE NOTE - THERE IS A NEW CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS FOR THE LEAGUE SECRETARY - simonc.ftql@virginmedia.com - REPLACES THE BTINTERNET ONE

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Dudes have a quiz superstar guest player!

Last night 13.11.17, our very own Golden Lion Dudes had a superstar guest player, in the form of none other than resident chaser from ITV's quiz show the Chase, Mark 'the Beast' Labbett!

Mark took his place on the Dudes' side of the table courtesy of his acquaintance with the Dudes' regular player Dave Bill, who is a director of well-known nationwide quiz-setting company Redtooth Quiz and his presence clearly didn't do the Dudes any harm, as they ran out 88-61 winners against their closest rivals Railwaymen.  Mark sat at individual place number 3 in the team, getting both correct and apparently only got one (team) question wrong in the whole Dudes' side of the quiz.  Mark Labbett pictured here with Dude and wife Liz. 

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The funeral of Harry Beevers, co-founder of the Five Towns Quiz League in 1991, took place today Thursday 11 February 2016, at the Trinity Methodist Church in Castleford and Pontefract Crematorium. 
 
The service was led by the minister at Trinity, Andrew Checkly and he paid tribute to Harry with several anecdotes from his time knowing Harry and his family.  This was followed by an address from Harry's younger brother Cliff and his wife, who although not Harry's twin (a few years younger), still bears remarkable resemblance to Harry Beevers and then Simon Curtis, Secretary of the Five Towns Quiz League since its foundation in 1991 was called up to give a similar tribute to Harry with his memories of Harry and how they came to found the Five Towns Quiz League together in 1991.  The text of Simon's eulogy can be found by clicking the link below.
 
The Committee of the Five Towns Quiz League brought a wreath to the funeral, which can be seen on the photographs herein and it was also nice to see a good turnout of quiz people from both the FTQL and Harry's Wakefield quiz league friends from over the years.

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Click here for the text of FTQL Secretary Simon Curtis' eulogy for Harry Beevers, given to his funeral today 11.2.16.