Irish quiz rankings

Since 2013, the Irish Quiz Organisation have maintained the official Irish quiz rankings, namely the league table of the best quizzers in all of Ireland (north and south). The updated rankings are published on this page monthly.

To get on the Irish quiz rankings, you just need to take part in the monthly Hot 100, Squizzed, and/or the annual Irish Open and World Quizzing Championships. See below for the current Top 20 rankings:

Top 20 Irish quiz rankings as of 30th September 2022

RankChange NameEvents playedTop 6 averageOverall average
1-Mark Henry20102.7197.85
2-Patrick Carthy25102.491.18
3-Paul Culloty1195.7394.13
4-Dave McBryan1395.2289.86
5-Tim Hall1290.1886.16
6-Brian Craythorne2488.5382.23
7+2Eva Barrett2583.0570.66
8-1Tom Mead2282.1775.85
9-1Daniel O'Sullivan1180.6476.81
10+4John Hayes2579.7768.34
11+2Gary Stephens2478.2569.95
12-2John Nolan978.1874.72
13-1Paul Curtayne777.5675.29
14+1Joseph O'Donoghue2577.3570.15
15-4Dan O'Malley776.2974.54
16-Aaron McCann1575.9972.81
17-James Sherry1173.6369.76
18+1Andrew Tracey1372.7867.03
19-1Aidan Moss2072.6265.13
20+1David Smith771.0668.87


This section of the website also contains the following pages:

  • About the Irish quiz rankings – for more details on how the rankings are calculated
  • Rankings archive – monthly quiz rankings stretching back to December 2013, when the current rankings system was introduced
  • Event results – scores from each of the IQO’s ranking quiz events, back to the founding of the IQO in 2012
  • Player results – scores and stats for every Irish player who’s ever taken part in an IQO ranking quiz event

The quizzer ranked at No.1 at 31st December of each year is deemed to be the Official Irish Number 1 ranked quizzer for that year. They receive the IQO’s David Fay Memorial Trophy in recognition of their achievement. The past winners of this award have been as follows: