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 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.

After three disrupted, cancelled and truncated seasons we are looking forward to a near normal 2022-23 season.  We will still be vigilant in putting the health of our players first and will keep abreast of medical advice.


As part of our Diamond Jubilee celebrations we organised a Merseyside Pairs competition. This was held at the Hoylake Social Club in September 2019 and was won by John Hall of Warrington and Kris Jones of Wirral. It was subsequently decided to make this an annual event. Unfortunately, it was then not possible to do this in 2020 or 2021, but I am pleased to say that the second Diamond Jubilee Pairs competition will be held on Wednesday 14th September starting at 8 pm at Prescot Cables FC club, courtesy of the Ormskirk QL.  Details can be found here.


mimir champion

The 2022 Mimir Individual Competition was held online on Wednesday 27 April and 4 May.  Many congratulations to the four finalists Angela Doyle, Jim Eccleson, Dag Griffiths and Alan Gibbs.  In a closely fought match that went to a three way tie-breaker, Jim Eccleson of Oxton Cons won the title for the fourth time.  This marks a record interval between wins as Jim's last success was in 1994!   The full results can be found here.  

New MQL chairman

Congratulations to Danny Grimes of Aigburth Swans who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the MQL.  Danny spotted this article on the BBC website:  Following Alice Walker’s win on Mastermind last week, the BBC talk to Gareth Kingston about team quizzing.

2022 agm

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Merseyside Quiz Leagues was held online at 7.30pm on Sunday 10th April.  Agenda and Minutes can be found here.


Many apologies for the website having being down for such a long time.  The hosting provider was upgrading their systems and it did not go as planned!  Huge thanks to Chris Quinn, our Website Administrator, who has worked long and hard to sort out the problem and finally had to migrate the whole website to a new provider. Hopefully things will now get back to normal.

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