Ilkeston man Les Hurst won the title Brain of Derbyshire 2015 in the annual competition organised by the Derbyshire Pub Quiz League.
The challenge was open to anyone in the county and among the 40-plus competitors were past winners of national shows such as Mastermind and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
Les is a member of the quiz team at the Dewdrop Inn at Ilkeston Junction and his team-mate, Chris Willis, was a semi-finalist as well. The Dewdrop as a team had almost as much reason to celebrate as Les himself. At the League presentation the Dewdrop received the plaque for runners-up in their division, having failed to take the top position by a final point in their last match of the season.
Les receives the Brain of Derbyshire Cup to keep for a year, but will have little time to celebrate. He has to devise 150 questions to be used at next year’s event.