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The Temple Fortune FC Inter-Club Football Quiz was introduced for Club Members by Nigel Kyte as "a bit of light-hearted fun" at the start of the 2002/03 season. It was one of the features of "e-tffc", the Club's new e-mailed newsletter which later took on the more familar title of The Fortune News at the beginning of the next season. At first labelled as just a "fun" event, the competition was given a sense of achievement by the fact that a trophy was awarded to the first winner.

The inaugural competition was run as a knock-out event, with every member on the Club's e-mail directory being automatically entered. Names were drawn into pairs and in each knock-out round, a number of questions were e-mailed to the participants who had until midnight to respond. Bonus points were awarded to the quickest of each pair to respond. The person with the most points gained from correct answers and bonuses proceded into the next round. If there was a draw, the time element decided the outcome. Anyone not bothering to enter scored zero points and was eliminated. If both members didn't enter, both were eliminated which meant a bye for the opponent in the next round! The competition ran round by round over a number of weeks and was successfully completed when David Goldberg defeated Jeremy Fess in the first TFFC Inter-Club Football Quiz Final.

The format changed in the second competition, when it was held more as a league table format involving a series of weekly rounds. The competition attracted less participants and only nine were left to compete in the eliminator round over five 10-question weeks. Scores were totalled and the two highest scoring participants qualified for the Final. David Goldberg retained his title by seeing off Steve Feiger in a play-off following an exciting draw in the original tie.

The third event returned to the knock-out format involving over 40 members in a series of rounds, culminating with the Final held in February 2005. Bonus points and the time tie-break were dropped and the number of questions increased from 10 to 15 per round, with the exception of the Final which had 25 questions. Steven Feiger reached his second successive Final where he went one better than the previous year by beating Phil Friend. Competition number four was staged in the same format, with two new finalists getting through the various rounds. Dean Ingram, defeated semi-finalist the previous year, beat Nick Waitsman in the 2006 Final.

For the fifth quiz held during the 2006/07 season, the league format adopted for the second competition was reintroduced. Held over five rounds of 15 questions per round, ten competitors contested the event with David Goldberg and Phil Friend finishing in the top two places to qualify for the Final. David Goldberg then won the 25-question play-off to capture the prize for the third time in 5 years. The same format was adopted for the 2007/08 competition, which saw Steve Feiger and Dean Ingram win through the qualifying rounds and the semi-final to contest the Final. Former winners both of them, it was Feiger who won his second Quiz title after getting no fewer than 19 questions correct out of 25.

The seventh competition held during season 2008/09 returned to the knock-out format and for the first time was run via email and this website, which featured the draw, results and round-by-round progression. Steve Feiger won the Quiz for the third time by defeating Jonathan Cohen in the Final, equalling David Goldberg's treble. Competition number eight adopted a qualifying golf-type 'cut' system with a semi-final and final round at the end. It was third time lucky for Phil Friend who defeated three-times winner David Goldberg in the Final held in May 2010.

The ninth competition retained the knock-out format, much like the 2008/09 one. In the biggest competition held yet, 64 names were entered into the hat! Jonathan Cohen, beaten finalist two seasons previously, surprisingly defeated the holder Phil Friend by 17-13 in the Final to capture the prize for the first time.

Moving on to the 2011/12 Quiz – the tenth to be held since it all began in 2002/03 – the format remained the same with 64 individuals being drawn in the opening round. With the number of questions being increased to 25 per round (whereas previously the opening three rounds were only 15 questions), plus a quarter-final over 50 points, former Quiz champion DEAN INGRAM won his second title by defeating TONY HIRSCHSTEIN in the Final by 20-15.

After a qualifying round, the 2012/13 competition was played over a number of so-called 'Quizday' rounds with totals being added and the top four making the semi-final. Former TF player STEVE FEIGER defeated the Old Boys manager DAVID GOLDBERG in the Final by 11-6 to capture his fourth Quiz title. Both stood on three wins apiece prior to the Final which consisted of 20 difficult questions. Congratulations to Steve for being the Club's Football Quiz mastermind for season 2012/13! Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter during the season.

Competition number 12 saw a return to the knock-out format once again. The two finalists were a repeat of the previous season's pairing and the stats for the competition show that both STEVE FEIGER and DAVID GOLDBERG faced a total of 155 questions over the course of the six elimination rounds, the most ever. The 30 questions in the Final took on a new format of '3-in-1', where three answers were required for each question! Probably the hardest quiz since the competition began, Steve did exceptionally well to score 17 right to David's 6. This enabled Feigs to win a record high fifth Quiz title.

For the first time the Quiz moved to a new hosting website (yola.com) for the 13th competition being run during season 2014/15. Fifteen multiple-choice questions were listed online, requiring a simple click of a button to choose the selection, with a straight-forward entry form and a submission button. So no more hitting 'Reply', typing in answers and submitting an email! The 'Quizday' format returned with four rounds being played before the semi-final. The Yola website hosted full details of the 2014/15 competition, including the standings, rules and previous finalists. Also for the first time, the Final was conducted via phone calls by the organiser Nigel Kyte, with both finalists answering 15 questions which were not multiple-choice. DEAN INGRAM pipped STEVE FEIGER by a very narrow 7-6 to win his third Quiz Final. He also prevented Steve from completing a hat-trick of consecutive successes.

All change for the 2015/16 competition! The TFN Football Quiz was no longer open to all and sundry on the Club's email directory – members, 'Fortune friends' and guests alike. For the first time the Quiz was being confined to TFFC registered players only – ie. those who have been registered to play league football for the Club. Said organiser Nigel Kyte: "I have had a few members saying that there is little point entering because so and so always wins it. One suggested having the Quiz for the Club's players only. Well, for the 2015/16 season I took these comments onboard and confined the competition to soley players. Hopefully this made 2015/16 Quiz more interesting." The knock-out format was retained and DAVID GOLDBERG won his fourth Quiz title, beating former winner JONATHAN COHEN in the Final by 12–10.

THE 14TH TFN FOOTBALL QUIZ, SEASON 2015/16: Click here


TEMPLE FORTUNE FOOTBALL CLUB
INTER-CLUB FOOTBALL QUIZ COMPETITION

in conjunction with The Fortune News

From 2008/09 onwards, records are available of each competition. Click on the seasons in the first column below for more details.
Season
Winners
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Runners-up
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2002/03
DAVID
GOLDBERG
JEREMY
FESS
2003/04
DAVID
GOLDBERG
STEVEN
FEIGER
2004/05
STEVEN
FEIGER
PHILIP
FRIEND
2005/06
DEAN
INGRAM
NICK
WAITSMAN
2006/07
DAVID
GOLDBERG
PHILIP
FRIEND
2007/08
STEVEN
FEIGER
DEAN
INGRAM
STEVEN
FEIGER
JONATHAN
COHEN
PHILIP
FRIEND
DAVID
GOLDBERG
JONATHAN
COHEN
PHILIP
FRIEND
DEAN
INGRAM
TONY
HIRSCHSTEIN
STEVEN
FEIGER
DAVID
GOLDBERG
STEVEN
FEIGER
DAVID
GOLDBERG
DEAN
INGRAM
STEVEN
FEIGER
DAVID
GOLDBERG
JONATHAN
COHEN

CAN YOU BEAT THE CHAMPION?
Below are the 15 questions which the 2014/15 Finalists had to answer. Being both Tottenham supporters, there were several Spurs-related questions just for Dean and Steve! See if you can fare better than Dean (the Quiz champion) who got 7 correct compared to Steve's 6! The answers are on a separate page, simply click in the yellow panel under the questions.

TFFC INTER-CLUB FOOTBALL QUIZ FINAL 2014/15 – QUESTIONS:

Q1. When Tottenham last won the League title in 1961, which team finished runners-up?

Q2. What was the score after 90 minutes of England's first meeting with West Germany at Wembley Stadium in 1966?

Q3. Which ex-Tottenham defender played over 200 matches for Arsenal for whom he appears last in their all-time A to Z of first team players?

Q4. How many current Premier teams have won the Johnstone's Paint Trophy (and its numerous disguises) since the competition began in 1984?

Q5. How many English top-flight championship titles have Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham won collectively?

Q6. Which player holds the record for the mpst International appearances for Wales?

Q7. Counting only Premier, FA Cup and League Cup trophies, how many did Ryan Giggs win collectively during his Manchester United career?

Q8. When Tottenham lost a penalty shoot-out to Basel in the Europa League, it extended a sequence of losing shoot-outs to how many matches?

Q9. Six clubs have reached the FA Cup Final and been relegated. Prior to Wigan in 2013 and Portsmouth in 2011, who were the last team to accomplish this?

Q10. How many times have Second Division teams won the FA Cup?

Q11. Who were the first Dutch team to win the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup/European Fairs Cup/UEFA Cup?

Q12. When Thierry Henry won the Football Writers' Association's Footballer of the Year award three times in four seasons, which player broke the sequence in 2005?

Q13. Which team won the old Division 2 play-off at Wembley in 1990 but did not win a place in the English top-flight division until 1993?

Q14. Which London venues were used during the 1966 World Cup held in England?

Q15. During the 1966 Euro Championships in England, the English national team were involved in two penalty shoot-outs. How many penalties did they score collectively in these shoot-outs?

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