Dublin Quiz League

Newsflash November 2023: Registration is now open for the 2023-24 season of DQL, which will kick off on December 11th. See full launch announcement

See also: Brain of Dublin, our new individual tournament launched in 2019 which runs in parallel with the Dublin Quiz League.

Founded in 2015, the Dublin Quiz League (DQL) is a monthly competition where teams of 4 compete against each other in a series of quiz “matches” – basically an easier and more fun version of University Challenge (without the buzzers). At the end of the 7-month season, the top teams win cash prizes!

Matches are held in a Dublin city centre pub on one Monday evening every month, usually between September and April.

The entry fee (to cover the full quiz season) is €60 per team of 4, or €15 per person.

We usually have a total prize fund of around €1,000 per season with generally the top two teams in each division winning cash prizes. (The exact value of the cash prizes are determined by the number of teams & are announced sometime after the season starts.)

For more details, see the How it Works page.

Current league season

Following the removal of COVID-19 restrictions are no longer in place, we were delighted to be back in pubs for the seventh season of DQL, which began in November 2022 and ran until April 2023. We hope to be back for the next season in Autumn 2023 – watch this space in August/September for announcements, or email us at league (at) quizireland (dot) ie to be added to the mailing list.

Previous seasons

You can find full details on all previous seasons of the league in our past season archive, or via the below links.

We also have a page of statistics which summarises key stats from all seasons of the League to date.

Past results

Current league tables:

Division 1PlayedWonDrawnLostForAgainstDifferenceBonusPoints
Division 1PWDLFADiffBPts
1The Artist Formerly Known As Jules9810465370+95337
2My Mates in the Corner9603412380+32327
3Aldo Bream Sleeps With The Fishes9504420416+4626
4The Underdogs9504403414-11222
6Obi Won This Round9414410415-5220
7Team Irish Life9405401418-17420
8The Floaters9405409421-12319
9E = MC Hammer9207394432-38513
10The Quizgeralds9207382425-43210
Division 2PlayedWonDrawnLostForAgainstDifferenceBonusPoints
Division 2PWDLFADiffBPts
1Simple Minds8800410295+115133
2Motley Q8701387273+114230
3The Hitsquad Oracles8602320281+39226
4Risky Quizness8503367284+83424
5Cost of Quizzing Crisis8404308327-19218
6The Tommy Quizeaus8206230309-79210
7Early Doors8206251349-9819
8Joey Triviani8107269349-8037
9The Inquizitives8107251326-7526