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 30th September 2023

RankChange NameEvents playedTop 6 averageOverall average
1+8Mark Henry6102.19102.19
2-1Patrick Carthy24101.4794.76
3+1Brian Craythorne16100.8593.12
4-2Paul Culloty1198.5695.69
5-2Dave McBryan797.1195.46
6-1Tim Hall1294.7292.21
7-1Dan O'Malley2186.779.15
8-1Tom Mead2285.8479.54
9+1John Hayes2584.0774.12
10-2Eva Barrett2383.8877.39
11-Aaron McCann681.6781.67
12+1Joseph O'Donoghue2381.6373.4
13-1Gary Stephens1381.4775.2
14+1Tom Lenihan1278.6172.9
15-1Paul Hughes1178.1874.52
16-Andrew Tracey1176.9971.73
17-Aidan Moss2175.3165.17
18+1John Nolan775.1774.22
19-1Gerry Barrett974.3570.42
20-Peter Lowney1974.0666.02

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: