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 2020

RankChange NameEvents playedTop 6 averageOverall average
1-Mark Henry15103.0794.66
2-Dave McBryan2094.8785.23
3+2Patrick Carthy1986.8178.07
4-Kevin Jones1485.2878.08
5+1Dan O'Malley2184.6674.14
6+1John Hayes2280.3871.34
7+1Tom Mead1080.1274.49
8+3Paul Curtayne1777.1467.23
9-John Nolan1077.0671.43
10-Gary Stephens1377.0270.99
11+2Mark Armstrong874.1566.97
12-9David Lea573.1187.73
13+2David Smith671.4771.47
14-Daniel Watts1571.0467.13
15-3Richard Ronaldson769.6968.27
16+17Lorcan Duff469.26103.89
17-1Greg Redmond1868.2662.17
18-1Brian Shaw868.1165.09
19-1Aidan Moss1167.8560.12
20+15Tim Hall566.5479.85


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: