Post by Mike (Webmaster) on Mar 7, 2020 19:46:30 GMT
Many of you will have heard the very sad news today that our colleague and friend Dave Rainford died last night
I gather he was found by those who went in to help him this morning.
Dave was a good friend to all of us and has been a constant inspiration to our quiz league for many, many years - from Ebony and Ivory at the Red, to the Prodigals (last season's league champions) at the Albert Club (and that's not to mention a stint on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire and The Eggheads in between). We will miss him greatly - it just won't be the same without you, Dave.
I will post a special QuizBiz page on the website later this evening or tomorrow morning and include some of the tributes you have already started to send me.
Please let me know how you think we might best mark his passing both in the next few days and then at the end of Season evening coming up in May.
Finally all our love and best wishes to Tina and Ella in this difficult hour. Thanks for lending him to us. He was very much loved by all.
Post by John Holden, Chunky. on Mar 13, 2020 19:24:47 GMT
Just logged in to the site and I'm desperately sorry to hear about Dave. We first played against each other maybe thirty years ago, in his Ebony and Ivory days. Rebekah always felt it necessary to warn us "gee we're playing Dave's team tonight". We were both quiz machine players, and each of knew full well, and grimaced, when the other was going to get two points. I saw him at several WIST type games, and we always had a chat, he was great company and a superb competitor. This is a very sad day.
Post by Mike (Webmaster) on Mar 15, 2020 11:43:57 GMT
P.S. Tina, Dave's wife, has asked that details of his funeral are not posted on social media - so when details are available they will be passed to team captains to cascade rather than posted on this site or the message-board.
Post by Mike (Webmaster) on Mar 16, 2020 19:18:13 GMT
P.P.S. If you go to the WithQuiz website home page you'll find a link to a 'Dave Rainford tribute picture round' which was to have been used at the month-end Albert Club quiz on March 30th (this quiz night like everything else has been cancelled).