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 31st May 2022

RankChange NameEvents playedTop 6 averageOverall average
1-Mark Henry1710096.81
2+1Patrick Carthy2096.3688.81
3-1Paul Culloty1296.193.01
4-Dave McBryan1193.0889.09
5-Tim Hall1188.4583.73
6-Brian Craythorne2088.1582.04
7-John Hayes2082.9570.88
8-Dan O'Malley1081.8177.02
9+2Daniel O'Sullivan1481.0776.71
10-1Tom Mead1880.7875.15
11+1Eva Barrett2080.0168.81
12-2Colin Foster979.8573.36
13-Gary Stephens1978.7170.76
14+1John Nolan978.1875.9
15+2Paul Curtayne677.5677.56
16+2Joseph O'Donoghue2077.470.27
17-3Aaron McCann1477.272.41
18-2David Smith775.5771.28
19-James Sherry1275.1170.43
20-Aidan Moss1773.0266.21


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: