Merseyside Quiz Leagues

The World's Largest Independent Quiz Leagues

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 are therefore celebrating our Diamond Jubilee!

In the 2019/20 season there will be over 100 teams competing in one of five Leagues. Teams will 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.

Annual General Meeting 2020

Following consultation, the 2020 MQL AGM has been moved from Sunday 19 April and will now be held on Sunday 5 April.

Quizmaster

Many congratulations to Ormskirk’s Pat Gibson for winning the Quizmaster competition screened on itv over the festive season.  In an interesting and varied contest, he fought off strong challenges from winners of major TV quizzes including University Challenge, Mastermind, 15 to 1 and The Chase.  There was a great example of ’no piece of information ever being useless’ when Pat’s knowledge of Friends and Daft Punk, gave him the edge over David Edwards in a closely contested final!

MQL Jubilee Buzzer Tournament

Merseyside success!!  Many congratulations to the team of (r to l) Madeline Evans, Alan Gibbs, Alan Thompson and Pat Gibson who won the second Jubilee MQL Buzzer Tournament held at the Bradbury Centre, Liverpool on Saturday 12 October.  They are pictured receiving their Trophy from MQL President Angela Houghton.  The Tournament, whose format is similar to TV's University Challenge, attracted 13 teams from all around the country, together with 7 local teams. After an intensive but enjoyable competition that involved over 80 matches, Ormskirk won a closely contested Final with the team representing Lancaster.  The Liverpool B team were the winners of the Plate Competition.  Congratulations too go to Jon Stitcher for coordinating the whole event and special mention should be made to the team of Question Persons and Scorers who between them officiated over about 1600 questions!  The winning teams nominated two local charities to whom cheques for £75 and £35 were donated.

Thanks to everyone who took part we hope to see you all again next year.

For Full Results, a more detailed Report on the day and Tournament Statistics go to Buzzer Tournament on the Competitions tab.

You can watch the final below:

MQL Jubilee Pairs Competition

Congratulations to John Hall (Warrington) & Kris Jones (Wirral) who won the Jubilee Pairs Competition held at the Hoylake Social Club on Wednesday 11 September 2019.  Seventeen pairs took part in the evening in which Pam Baker (Wirral) & Mark Kerr (Liverpool) and Tom Farley (Southport & Formby) & Margaret Howe (Wirral) finished as Runners-Up and also saw Jim Eccleson & Caterina Gianota (Wirral) win the Plate.  Full details here.

Welcome to the 2019-20 Season

Included in the questions for your first match is a note and some reminders about start times, score sheets and communication during games.  I hope that you will take a few minutes to read them (a copy can be viewed here).  Good luck to everyone for the new season! 

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