These two competitions are for teams made up of players representing the Division or League in which they play.
This is a competition between teams representing the top division in each of the 5 constituent Leagues. It traditionally attracts some of the stronger players in the MQL and this is sometimes reflected in the standard of the questions! However it leads to keenly contested and enjoyable matches. 2 matches are played on each of 5 Wednesday evenings from October to February hosted by each of the areas in turn. Questions are set by the teams themselves.
President's Shield and Presidential Challenge
This is a competition between teams representing the remaining divisions in each of the 5 constituent Leagues. It is a friendly and enjoyable competition that runs on 7 Wednesday evenings between September and March with each team plus the MQL taking turns to host. 2 matches are played on each occasion with questions set either by the teams or by MQL. In 2019-20 6 teams are taking part. The top 4 teams also qualify for a one off knockout competition on an evening in March known as the Presidential Challenge.
If you are interested in taking part in any of these competitions then contact your Divisional or League Secretary.