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 29th February 2024

RankChange NameEvents playedTop 6 averageOverall average
1+1Patrick Carthy24102.6196.35
2-1Mark Henry8102.55100.88
3-Brian Craythorne13101.395.91
4-Paul Culloty1097.5895.97
5-Tim Hall1092.2890.68
6-Eva Barrett2485.4679.53
7+1Tom Mead2284.379.59
8-1Dan O'Malley1383.6278.92
9-Joseph O'Donoghue2282.9674.93
10-John Hayes2581.9173.31
11-David Lea780.2179.42
12+1Tom Lenihan1778.5471.95
13+2Kevin Jones677.6377.63
14-2Gary Stephens877.3574.09
15+1Paul Hughes1076.2271.96
16+2John Nolan875.5373.97
17-Aidan Moss2174.9962.93
18+1Gerry Barrett1073.7868.45
19+2Peter Lowney2173.4967.6
20-Andrew Tracey670.9770.97

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: