Flanagan’s lift KO Cup at 25th presentation night

Joan Beevers presents the Harry Beevers Trophy to Knock-out Cup winners Flanagans Army (l to r) John Seeley, Simon Curtis, Dave Wheatley and Duncan Cooper.
Joan Beevers presents the Harry Beevers Trophy to Knock-out Cup winners Flanagans Army (l to r) John Seeley, Simon Curtis, Dave Wheatley and Duncan Cooper.
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The Five Town Quiz League, founded in 1991, held its 25th finals night and presentation at George V WMC, Glasshoughton.

Flanagan’s Army from Upton won the Knockout Cup, the showpiece event of the evening, defeating Crofton WMC 79-58.

Olde Taverners of Pontefract won the Plate Knockout, beating G-Fivers 78-49.

Trophies were presented to all the major winners including Wanderers, who regained the Division One title, and Last Orders of Featherstone, who won Division Two championship at their first attempt.

Knockout Cup winners Flanagan’s Army received the Harry Beevers Trophy in memory of legendary local quizman Harry Beevers, the league’s co-founder with Simon Curtis.

Harry died earlier this year and the trophy was kindly presented to Flanagan’s by his wife, Joan Beevers.

Individual competition winners Ian Dalziel (Wanderers) and Stuart Topps ( Last Orders) received trophies.

South Elmsall’s Little ‘Un became the first two-time winners of the Spirit of the GameTrophy.

Glass engraved mementoes were presented to Steve Scott of Golden Lion Dudes, Debby Aspland of Leading Ladies, Chris Cobb of RAFA Vulcan Club and David Leigh of Railwaymen.

They are the only four players who have played in every one of the 25 years of the league.

A presentation was also made to Steve Scott as the individual who has made most appearances in the league’s history with 378.

Framed certificates were presented to Keith King and Chris Mitchell, both of Railwaymen, who have in played 24 of the 25 seasons.

League secretary Simon Curtis produced an entertaining finals’ night programme with themed front cover and humourous quiz-based articles.