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 2020

RankChange NameEvents playedTop 6 averageOverall average
1-Mark Henry14101.1295.18
2-Dave McBryan2092.5285.06
3-Patrick Carthy2087.3678.34
4-Dan O'Malley2184.0473.68
5-Kevin Jones1081.5976.74
6+2Tim Hall981.0577.88
7-Tom Mead1280.2872.72
8-2John Hayes2279.5270.9
9+13Lorcan Duff578.794.44
10+2Mark Armstrong876.2468.53
11-2Gary Stephens1475.469.72
12-2Paul Curtayne1574.9466.52
13+16Colin Foster673.7473.74
14-James Sherry972.4367.06
15-4John Nolan872.1768.98
16+14David Smith671.9171.91
17-4Daniel Watts1269.6266.54
18-3Richard Ronaldson668.4268.42
19-3Brian Shaw868.1165.09
20-Anthony Strogen1467.7360.55


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: