2017-2018 Dublin Quiz League season

Running from September 2017 to May 2018, the fourth season of the Dublin Quiz League saw the number of teams expand from 14 to 16 – and unusually, two of the new entrants ended up taking the crown in both divisions.

In Division 1, new team The Randomers burst onto the scene and left all challengers in the dust, winning 12 out of their 14 matches and accordingly winning the title by 9 points. Perhaps unsurprising since they included in their members top Irish quizzer Mark Henry and IQO stalwart Colm O’Sullivan! Luckily for the other teams, The Randomers went their separate ways after this season, making them the ultimate DQL one-season-wonder (for now at least).

As for Division 2, The Unusual Suspects came out on top in a hard-fought title chase against The Duodenojejunal Flexures to become Div 2 champions in their very first season.

This season saw another change to our regular venues – half of our matches were still held in The Long Stone, Townsend Street (though this time it hosted Division 1 teams) – but our new Division 2 venue was the newly-reopened Ruin Bar (formerly MacTurcaill’s), three doors away on the corner of Tara Street.

Winning teams

  • Division 1 champions: The Randomers (€300 prize)
  • Division 1 runners-up: Team Irish Life (€150)
  • Division 1 third place: Team Jules (€60)
  • Division 2 champions: The Unusual Suspects (€200)
  • Division 2 runners-up: The Duodenojejunal Flexures (€100)

Winners’ gallery

Final league tables

Division 1PlayedWonDrawnLostForAgainstDifferenceBonusPoints
Division 1PWDLFADiffBPts
1The Randomers141202720605+115452
2Team Irish Life141004672582+90343
3Team Jules14716644637+7434
4My Mates in the Corner14707639632+7533
5Obi Won This Round14518643644-1830
6The Rollin' Estonians14608592644-52428
7E = MC Hammer14608577630-53125
8The Floaters142012560673-113513
Division 2PlayedWonDrawnLostForAgainstDifferenceBonusPoints
Division 2PWDLFADiffBPts
1The Unusual Suspects141202611469+142149
2The Duodenojejunal Flexures141103529458+71145
3The Magnificent Seven141004568471+97444
4The Fast and the Spurious14518475538-63325
5The Hitsquad Oracles14329498515-17622
6The Aulfellas14518426515-89022
7The Lawless Murphys144010484540-56521
8Compu Global Hyper Meganets144010416501-85521
  • Points are awarded as follows: 4 points awarded for a win, 2 for a draw, 0 for a loss.
  • Bonus points are awarded as follows:
    • Losing bonus: 1 league point awarded to any team who loses a close match (by 7 points or less)
    • Individual bonus: 1 league point awarded to any team who has a “perfect” individual round during a match (4 out of 4 correct with no conferring)
  • If two or more teams are level on points, then the team with the most points “For” are ranked ahead. If that’s also equal, then we use the Points Difference (points For minus points Against).
  • Teams in the prize money and/or promotion slots are shown in green. Teams in the relegation zone are shown in red.

Past results