World Quizzing Championships

Age Category Competitions

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World Quizzing Champion 2016 – Kevin Ashman

Kevin TrophyEngland’s Kevin Ashman has regained his crown as World Quizzing Champion! He achieved a huge score of 171 (out of a possible 210), beating his nearest rival, last year’s champion Olav Bjortomt by four clear points.

Kevin is very well-respected in the quiz community and has long been considered one of the finest quizzers on the planet having won this competition on four previous occasions.

He holds the record for the highest score ever achieved on BBC Mastermind (41 with no passes), and has been a BBC Egghead since 2003.

Second and third places were snatched by two other English players, and previous winners, Olav Bjortomt and Kevin’s Eggheads colleague, Pat Gibson.


KevinThe World Quizzing Championships this year took place at 125 venues in 45 countries all over the world. With six venues in six countries in Africa and the Middle East, 25 venues in two countries in North America, a staggering 70 venues across 23 countries in Europe and 24 venues in 10 countries in Asia and Pacific. The questions were available in 14 languages: Bulgarian, Croatian, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Romanian and Russian. In total, over 2,000 people took part.

We hope you can join us next year (Saturday 3 June)!

Our next international quizzing event is the 4-day inaugural IQA Quiz Olympiad in Athens, Greece (3-6 November 2016).

No qualification is required to take part in any of our events.

The full scores will be uploaded to here. We have around 200 new scores to come.