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 March 2021

RankChange NameEvents playedTop 6 averageOverall average
1-Mark Henry13100.3996.58
2-Lorcan Duff1096.8392.18
3-Dave McBryan1592.9588.78
4-Paul Culloty1591.6286.2
5-Tim Hall1489.6981.66
6-Patrick Carthy1988.7283.83
7-Dan O'Malley2085.0775.42
8-Darragh Ennis1584.1777.63
9-Colin Foster1682.0273.22
10-John Hayes1981.6872.82
11-Tom Mead1880.8473.12
12-Gary Stephens1978.570.09
13+1Paul Curtayne977.5772.97
14-1David Smith876.5475
15+1Aaron McCann1975.9170.8
16-1Mark Armstrong675.7175.71
17-James Sherry1375.3468.53
18-Paul Hughes1374.4368.86
19-Eva Barrett1974.3764.61
20-Kevin McDermott1873.5662.08


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: