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 July 2021

RankChange NameEvents playedTop 6 averageOverall average
1-Mark Henry13100.9497.78
2-Paul Culloty1794.6787.44
3+1Dave McBryan1593.8289.14
4-1Lorcan Duff692.8592.85
5-Tim Hall1392.5484.83
6-Patrick Carthy1990.8186.07
7-Brian Craythorne1089.1682.28
8-John Hayes1887.6776.26
9+1Colin Foster1686.7275.67
10-1Dan O'Malley1986.2877.28
11-Darragh Ennis1184.0878.03
12-Tom Mead1783.0674.28
13-Gary Stephens1881.372.78
14+1Aaron McCann1880.272.1
15-1David Smith1079.8874.05
16+1Eva Barrett1878.3168.5
17+1Gerry Barrett1476.5667.65
18-2John Nolan1175.8471.3
19-Joseph O'Donoghue1975.5966.35
20+1James Sherry1175.269.74


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: