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.

Sad News - Ronnie Woods 

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death on 6 February 2017 of Ronnie Woods, Vice President of the Merseyside QL and former Chairman and Officer of the Northern QL.  Ronnie had been a member of the MQL for many years and will be sadly missed. 

Ronnie's funeral will be on Thursday 23rd February, 12 midday at Anfield Crematorium.

Then afterwards at The Cabbage Hall Hotel, Townsend Lane Anfield.

Posted by Admin 07/02/17 Categories: News

Historic Document Unearthed 

Peter Deakin, currently of the Warrington League, has recently found his copy of the original 1959 agenda for the meeting, called at The Mount Hotel in 1959, which led to the setting up of the MQL.

The original, a blue-ink Banda sheet, had been found by Bill Hawkins - his father had been at the meeting.

The document and a transcription have been placed on the History Page

Posted by Admin 19/01/17 Categories: News

Norman Dugdale 

It is with sadness that we have to report the death of Norman Dugdale on Monday 2nd January 2017.  Norman played in the MQL from the 1970s, enjoying success with a number of teams including Post House in the Liverpool League.  He “retired” from quizzing just two years ago having played most recently for New Brighton Cricket Club Extras.  Some may remember his style of play as having led to his being affectionately nicknamed “Nine Second Norman”.

Details of the funeral arrangements can be found on the Wirral Quiz website at

Posted by Admin 14/01/17 Categories: News

MCC Final 2016 

The final of the Merseyside Challenge Cup took place at the Sands Hotel, Ainsdale on Wednesday 11th May 2016.  The finalist were Unison of Ormskirk and Rainhill Victoria of Liverpool.

You can watch the whole match below:


Posted by Admin 12/05/16 Categories: News

MIMIR Final 2016 

The final of the 2016 MIMIR individual competition took place at the Sands Hotel, Ainsdale on 11th May 2016.  The contestants were Rod Moore of Liverpool, Karl Whelan of Wirral, Dag Griffiths of Southport & Formby and Neil MacAskill of Warrington.

The match proved to be probably the closest fought one ever, and the whole event can be watched below:


Posted by Admin 12/05/16 Categories: News
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