Two medals for Ireland at European Quizzing Championships

Pictured from left to right: Joseph O’Donoghue, Mark Henry, Kevin Jones, Patrick Carthy, Dave McBryan, Lorcan Duff
Not pictured: David Lea, Stephen Dodding

Thanks to Team Ireland for doing us proud at the European Quizzing Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria!

In the Nations Cup, Ireland made it to the last four. In the semi-final, Ireland were matching opponents England for the first three quarters of the match, but ended up losing 66-54.

In the bronze medal playoff, Ireland had another fairly narrow defeat, 58-49 to Norway (despite Ireland having a 12 point lead with 3 subjects to go). England went on to win the event, defeating Belgium in the final.

Other notable Irish performances include Lorcan Duff winning a bronze medal for 3rd in the specialist individual quiz on Television, and finishing 9th in the individual quiz.

Ireland’s second medal was a gold – it came in the Club Team event, where the multinational squad of Sage Supersilia, consisting of Mark Henry (Ireland), Sebastian Klussman (Germany), Mark Ryder (USA) and Igor Habal (Estonia) defended the title they won last year by a comfortable margin.

Along with his partner Mark Grant of Wales, Mark Henry was also the top Irish finisher in the Pairs competition, finishing in a 3-way tie for 3rd place, ultimately being placed in 5th on the countback system.

Dave McBryan’s full report from Sofia

Full results from the EQC Website

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