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 2022-23 season saw a return to full competition following the pandemic and there are 84 teams taking part in the current season. 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 between 8 and 9pm.  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.

Wed 15 May

MQL Finals and Presentation Evening at Winmarleigh House, Warrington.  Start at 7.45pm. (see below)





mql finals and presentation evening

The MQL Finals and Presentation Evening will bring the 2023-24 Quiz season to a close on Wednesday, 15 May.  The event is being held at Winmarleigh House, 15 Winmarleigh St, Warrington WA1 1NB and we will start at 7.45pm (slightly earlier than previously announced).  The evening will consist of

The MQL Plate Final between Fisherman's Rest and Aigburth People

The Mimir Final between Angela Doyle, Colin Foster, Dag Griffiths and John Wilson

The Challenge Cup Final between Oxton and Ringers

followed by the presentations to the winners and runners up of the above and of the Rendon and Feeny Cups and to the winners of the President's Shield and President's Trophy.  All members of the MQL are welcome to attend.

feeny and rendon cup finals

Congratulations to Ringers who won this year's Feeny Cup with two emphatic wins over Kluggers in the semi final and Cricketers in the Final.  Sarah Trevarthen and John Hall both achieved a full house in the final.  Full results here.

Although only five teams entered the Rendon Cup all games were extremely close.  Turks Head Saints won the competition after a very close Final against Exiles that went to a ninth round.  Full results here.

Mimir Merseyside Heats

The Merseyside Heats of this year's Mimir Individual Competition were held on 20 March at Winmarleigh House in Warrington.  The 32 players who qualified from the five Leagues played three rounds of very close matches.  Many congratulations to Angela Doyle (Liv), Colin Foster (War), Dag Griffiths (S&F) and John Wilson (Orm) who will contest the Final at the MQL Finals and Presentation Evening on 15 May back at Winmarleigh House.  Results can be viewed here.


It is with sadness that we report the death of Brian Bates.  Brian was a loyal member of the MQL.  Although he rarely played, he was a regular QP and assisted with administration in both Warrington QL and MQL.  He was a regular attender of Council meetings and continued to support the Leagues as he had his late wife Elaine in her quizzing and during her Presidency of the MQL.  Brian was a serving Vice-President of the MQL.  Our sincere condolences go his son Robert and all the family.  The funeral will be at Howe Bridge Crematorium near Leigh, M46 0PZ on Tuesday 2nd April at 3pm.


Many congratulations to the Liverpool 2a team of Frank McHugh (Tramway), Joan Peacock (St Francis), Rob Cruise and John Coventry (Bookworms) and Paul Savage (CTK Cavaliers) who won the President’s Shield in a tense final set of matches.  They finished ahead of the holders Wirral by just one bonus point  The final table and full results are here.

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