Merseyside Quiz Leagues

The World's Largest Independent Quiz Leagues

The Merseyside Quiz Leagues, founded in 1959, are the largest independent quiz leagues in the world.

In the 2011/12 season there were approximately 150 teams competing. Teams compete in their own local leagues, so that travelling distances are kept to a minimum. There are, however, opportunities to enter Merseyside-wide competitions at either team or league representative levels - our equivalents of UEFA club competitions and International matches.

Football Quiz 

The Southport & Formby Sports Quiz League are hosting a Football Quiz on the 12th November at the Ship and Mitre pub (in the upstairs function room), Dale Street, Liverpool.

The event opens at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. There will be some prizes and refreshments with a small entry fee to cover the food. There will be a couple of table rounds and 60 questions. Any teams or individuals are welcome. 

If you would like some further information, please contact Steve Lomas at

Posted by Admin 26/10/15 Categories: News

MQL Quizzers on TV - 15 to 1 Grand Final 

Alan Gibbs of the Ormskirk League will be appearing in the Grand Final of 15 to 1 on Friday 30th October on Channel 4 at 3.00pm.

Given that it's Halloween,  Alan is expected to wear a truly horrifying shirt.

Alan Gibbs

Posted by Admin 25/10/15 Categories: News

Quiz in the North 

Over 70 people,  including players from the Liverpool,  Ormskirk,  Wirral,  Warrington and Southport &  Formby leagues took part in a full day's quizzing at The Lady of Man pub in Liverpool. 

As well as the MQL's own Pat Gibson,  TV quizzers Kevin Ashman,  Anne Hegarty,  Barry Simmons, Paul Sinha and Dave Rainford all took part. They can be seen below with Liverpool League vice chair James MacGregor.

Posted by Admin 11/10/15 Categories: News

MQL Players on TV 

In the coming weeks, several players from the MQL will be appearing on TV.

On 20th July Liverpool University beat St Peter's, Oxford on University Challenge.  The Liverpool team includes Jack Bennett, who played several matches for Rainhill Victoria last season, and reached the last 6 in the Liverpool pairs competition.

In coming weeks Neil Macaskill , David Knapp, David Smith (all Warrington) and Jon Stitcher (Wirral) will be appearing on Only Connect on BBC2.  Neil will be appearing as a member of the Spaghetti Westerners on 27th July, David Smith as a member of The Railwaymen on 3rd Augusts, David Knapp as a member of The Bookworms team on 17th August, and Jon as a member of the Athenians team on 24th August.

John Haynes of Irby Nomads (Wirral) appeared on Channel 4's '15 to 1' on Tuesday 4th August.

Liverpool Uni

If you know of any other people appearing on the TV, please let me know.

Posted by Admin 30/07/15 Categories: News

MQL Finals Night 2015 

The MQL Finals Night was held at Aigburth People's Hall in Liverpool on Wednesday 14th May 2015.  The results of the competitions were as follows:

MQL Plate

Zetland of Southport and Formby League beat Bishop Eton of the Liverpool League 46-41 after a close fought match

Zetland Bishop Eton

MQL Challenge Cup

Rainhill Victoria of the Liverpool League beat Oxton Conservatives of the Wirral League 51-38.

Rainhill Victoria Oxton Conservatives


In a hard fought contest, Pat Gibson of the Ormskirk League beat Ray Oakes, also of the Ormskirk League and Rod Moore and Brian Thompson of the Liverpool League.  The final scores were Pat Gibson 17, Ray Oakes 14, Rod Moore 11 and Brian Thompson 11.

Brian Thompson & Pat Gibson Rod Moore & Ray Oakes

Posted by Admin 14/05/15 Categories: News
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