The World Quizzing Championships 2017

This year's World Quizzing Championships will take place all over the world on Saturday 3 June. We will be putting calls out for venues from April, so keep popping back to see where your local venue will be.

The full scores from 2016 are available here

World Quizzing Champion 2016 – Kevin Ashman


England’s Kevin Ashman 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.

The World Quizzing Championships last 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 this year - Saturday 3 June!

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