The Merseyside Quiz Leagues, the home of team quizzing here on Merseyside, were founded in 1959 and are the largest independent quiz leagues in the world. In 2019 we therefore celebrated our our Diamond Jubilee!
The 2020-21 season was cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic but in the 2019-20 season there were over 100 teams competing in one of five Leagues. Teams usually take part in their own local league, 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.
If you are interested in finding out a little more about team quizzing on Merseyside, why not drop into a venue and watch a game taking place. During the September to March season most games are played on Monday or Tuesday nights starting at 8.45pm. The tab 'Leagues' will allow you to select your local area from where you can find a team playing near you. You will be guaranteed a warm welcome and if you wish, a chance to take part in a friendly game after the main match. If you need any advice please contact us.
During the pandemic, MQL operated 3 online Leagues each of which came to an end in April 2021. A short summer season ran until the end of July. Face to face quizzing recommenced in October 2021 with 92 teams now taking part. In response to the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, fixtures in January 2022 were suspended for 3 weeks.