The Irish Quiz Organisation are delighted to announce the second edition of the Irish Quizzing Championships quiz weekend.
Venue: St Mary’s College, 73-79 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin D06 HP38
Dates: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September 2023
The Championships consist of two of our biggest annual events run on consecutive days: The Irish Open individual quiz and the Interprovincials team quiz. Plus, for the first time, the weekend will incorporate the latest edition of the OQL Individual Championships.
IMPORTANT: Quizzers planning to attend must RSVP using this form: https://forms.gle/MzyctV7we7xcHvBu8
FULL EVENT DETAILS:
During the weekend, on Saturday we’ll be holding our Irish Interprovincials quiz tournament, an annual team competition first held in 2019. This day-long tournament pits Ulster vs Connacht vs Munster vs Leinster in a 4-way quiz showdown!
Entrants can compete for the province of their birth, the province where they live, or any province that they have a connection to.
Also on Saturday, we will be hosting the Irish heats of the third OQL Individual Championships – a popular individual quiz set by the UK-based Online Quiz League. (Despite the name, this is being held in person though!)
Then on Sunday we’ll be hosting the 9th annual Irish Open, an individual quiz event that over the course of 240 questions seeks to find the best quizzer in Ireland!
We will then round off the weekend on Sunday afternoon with a fun team quiz and an individual buzzer quiz, both supplied by OQL.
All the events are open to everyone, whether newcomers or quiz veterans, and players are welcome to attend 1 day or both as they wish.
The entry fee will be as follows:
- One day only: €15 per person
- Both days: €25 per person
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP using the following form: https://forms.gle/MzyctV7we7xcHvBu8
10.30-12.00: OQL Individual Championships
12.00-12.30: OQL marking
12.30-13.30: Lunch break
13.30-14.30: Interprovincials match 1 (Connacht v Leinster, Ulster v Munster)
14.30-15.30: Interprovincials match 2 (Connacht v Ulster, Leinster v Munster)
15.30-16.00: Coffee break
16.00-17.00: Interprovincials match 3 (Connacht v Munster, Ulster v Leinster)
17.00-18.00: Interprovincials final
18.30 onwards: dinner, socialising etc.
11.00-12.00 Irish Open paper 1
12.00-12.15 Paper 1 marking
12.15-12.30 Coffee break
12.30-13.30 Irish Open paper 2
13.30-13.45 Paper 2 marking
13.45-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-16.00 Fun team quizzing (supplied by OQL)
16.00-17.00 Buzzer quiz (supplied by OQL)
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION:
The venue is fairly close to Dublin city centre, located approx. 20 minutes walk from St. Stephen’s Green.
Rathmines is very well serviced by public transport.
Bus routes 14, 15, 15A, 15B, 18, 65, 83, 140 and 142 all travel from the city centre to Rathmines.
You may also take the Luas: the nearest stop is Ranelagh on the Green Line, which is 12 minutes walk away.
For those driving, there is ample free parking available within the school grounds.
Since we’re hosting the event in Dublin, there is no shortage of accommodation. Try searching on booking.com or airbnb.ie
We would be delighted if any quizzers from around the world would like to run a local satellite venue for the Irish Open on Sunday 24th – please let us know at https://forms.gle/TMuYe7mHgFY8mrfG6
The questions will be international in scope and NOT Irish-specific.
Note, only scores at our Irish venue in Dublin will count towards the official results, but we will post all international scores here on quizireland.ie