Quiz Liverpool

Home of the Liverpool Quiz League

Welcome to the website of the Liverpool Quiz League, part of the Merseyside Quiz Leagues, the world's longest running independent quiz league organisation.

The Merseyside Quiz Leagues, founded in 1959, are the largest independent quiz leagues in the world.

In the 2018/19 season there will be 31 teams in the LQL and over 100 teams competing in the MQL. Teams take part in their own local leagues, 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 - our equivalents of UEFA club competitions and International matches!

Mimir Competition

On Wed 5 February at Aigburth People’s Hall we held the Liverpool Mimir competition.  This decides the Liverpool Individual Champion for 2020 and also the seven players who will progress to the Merseyside Mimir heats. This year, we were delighted to see a record number of participants taking part, including a number of new competitors.
As ever, the evening's quizzing was played in the true spirit of the Quiz League, in a competitive but friendly manner. 
Many thanks to everyone who participated in the event, whether playing, writing questions, officiating, catering or organising in any way. Special thanks must go to Paul Davitt and his team for running such a successful and enjoyable evening, and congratulations to Mark Kerr, who took the Arthur Evans trophy after a well contested final.

Danny Grimes, Chairman

The results of 2020 Liverpool Mimir can be downloaded here.

Venue looking For a Team

The landlord of the Cross Keys pub in central Liverpool (Earle Street, just off Old Hall Street) has said that he would love to host a quiz team in his establishment, so if your venue is causing you problems, why not give them a call?  Details can be found at https://www.crosskeysliverpool.co.uk/index

Questions Sets for Season 2020 2021

Diary Reminder

As noted in our Handbook

Questions Sets for Season 2020 2021 must be submitted by the 31st January 2020

An email has been sent this evening to all teams from whom I have not yet received a set of questions.

Will each Team Secretary please ensure that they send me their set by tomorrow. (in Excel or Word format)

Many thanks

Paul Davitt

Liverpool Mimir Heats

5th February 2020

A reminder of a date in the Diary of Liverpool Quiz League Handbook.

The Liverpool Quiz League Mimir heats will take place on Wednesday 5th February 2020.

This is a competition open to all members of the Liverpool Quiz League, the Winner will receive the Arthur Evans Trophy and will hold the title for a year. The winner of the Arthur Evans Trophy last year was Mark Kerr of The Cricketers.

The Competition and what happens;

Four players play in each heat. Each heat consists of five rounds of three questions to each player. Usually the winning two go on the next round, ending in a final of four players. The precise make-up of the heats all depends on how many players take part.

The top players are invited to go forward to Merseyside heats on 18th March 2020 at a Wirral venue.

Please tell all of your team members about of this competition. This notice will also be posted on Quiz Liverpool Website.


Registration is not essential, however, if you can give us some indication of names / numbers of contestants or helpers, from your team by email phone or text by 8pm on Sunday 2nd February 2020, it will be a great help planning the catering and organising the heats and set up at the venue.

Asking questions, Scoring and Timekeeping

Help with questions, scoring and bonus recording is always needed. If you don’t want to take part in the competition, but are willing to help, please come along and support the event. Please email or ring me or send a text and let me know if you are willing to help.

Liverpool Mimir Heats Venue: Aigburth People's Hall, Aigburth Vale, Liverpool, L17 0DG.

Registration will take place at 8pm, followed by the draw

Timing for the evening is as follows (all approximate)

Preliminary Rounds 8.15

Refreshments 9.30

Final 10.00

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 5th February.

LQL Charity Quiz February 7th

The annual charity quiz takes place on Friday, 7th February at 7.30pm.  Tickets are £7.50 per head, which includes a supper of scouse (sandwiches are available as an alternative).  Teams of four.  This is always a very enjoyable evening, with an excellent quiz.  Please let Dave Cotson know numbers, and if you'd prefer sandwiches to scouse: davecotson@hotmail.com
We look forward to seeing you there.

Matches on Mon 6 January

Unfortunately there was an error in the distribution of sets for the matches on 6th January.  A new set will be delivered, hopefully over the weekend, in time for the match on Monday evening.

Mastermind - Contestants Wanted

Double Header Monday 28th October 2019

Next Monday will be the first of our double header nights.

If you are the host team you (or the questions delegate) will receive two sets of questions this week, one marked A and a second marked B. A is to be played first and B second, in addition to completing the score sheet in the usual way, please endorse the score sheet with A or B as appropriate. If either set fails to arrive please let Paul Davitt know as soon as possible.

As noted in the handbook we suggest that the home team provides the refreshments and the away team buys the drinks.

If the ‘away’ team is to bring along their own officials for their ‘home’ game (the B game) please let the hosting team know in advance.

LQL Charity Quiz - Date for your diary

This is the first notice that the annual LQL Charity quiz will be held on February 7th 2020 at Christ the King Parish Club.  As in previous years, it is open to teams of four; the entrance fee will be £7.50 per head, which includes a hot supper (sandwiches are available as an alternative on request).

This is always a thoroughly enjoyable evening, with a first class quiz and we hope as many people as possible will attend.

MQL Buzzer Tournament

Two teams from Liverpool enjoyed success in the second MQL Buzzer Tournament held at the Bradbury Centre in Liverpool on Saturday 12 October.  The Tournament which has a format similar to TV's University Challenge, attracted teams from the MQL as well as 13 strong teams from all over the country including London, Teesside, Lincolnshire, West Midlands and Yorkshire.  The Liverpool A side of Angela Doyle (Bishop Eton), Danny Grimes (Aigburth Swans), Clive Leech (Exiles), James MacGregor (Palmy Army) and Chris Quinn (Cricketers) were unable to defend the title that they won last year but performed very well.  The Tournament was won by Ormskirk who beat Lancaster in the Final.  Pictured below are the Liverpool B side of Stuart Scholes (Kluggers), Brian Thompson (Aigburth People), Rob Cruise (Bookworms), Gill Willet (Kluggers) and Peter Harris (Aigburth Swans) who were the winners of the Plate Competition.

You can watch the final below:

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