Merseyside Quiz Leagues

The World's Largest Independent Quiz Leagues

These two competitions are for teams made up of players representing the Division or League in which they play.

President's Trophy

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.

President's Trophy

  1. The President's Trophy competition is open to representative teams drawn from all first division (or sole division) clubs of constituent leagues of the MQL.
  2. A team shall draw its players only from teams currently making up that division. No player may appear in both President's Trophy and President's Shield competitions in the same season.
  3. Each team must nominate a Team Secretary, who will take responsibility for all administrative matters relating to the team.
  4. Matches will be played on a league basis, with each team playing every other team twice during the season.
  5. Matches will be played in accordance with the match rules of the MQL on the dates specified for that season. Any variation to these dates will only be possible with the consent of both team secretaries and the ratification of the competition secretary, although the MQL Council reserves the right to amend the fixture list.
  6. All MQL matches are to be played using the 2 attempt format.
  7. Match scoresheets MUST be forwarded to the competition secretary in accordance with Rule 31 of the MQL. Failure to do so will incur a fine as specified in Rule 31.
  8. Question sets will be provided and distributed by competing teams in accordance with the rota included in the annual fixture list.
  9. Teams failing to conform with the above rules will be liable to such penalty as the MQL Council deems necessary

 

President's Shield

  1. The President's Shield competition is open to representative teams from all divisions of the constituent leagues of the MQL EXCEPT first (or sole) division.
  2. A team shall draw its players only from teams currently making up that division, except that, at its discretion, the MQL Council may permit a team to represent (and draw its players from) more than one division.
  3. Each team must nominate a Team Secretary, who will take responsibility for all administrative matters relating to the team.
  4. Matches will be played on a league basis, with each team playing every other team twice during the season.
  5. Matches will be played in accordance with the match rules of the MQL, and on the dates specified for that season. Any variation to these dates will only be possible with the consent of both team secretaries and the ratification of the competition secretary, although the MQL Council reserves the right to amend the fixture list.
  6. All MQL matches are to be played using the 2 attempt format.
  7. Match scoresheets MUST be forwarded to the competition secretary in accordance with Rule 31 of the MQL. Failure to do so will incur a fine as specified in Rule 31.
  8. Question sets will be provided and distributed by competing teams in accordance with the rota included in the annual fixture list.
  9. Teams failing to conform with the above rules will be liable to such penalty as the MQL Council deems necessary.