The World Quizzing Championships 2017
Saturday 3 June
This year's World Quizzing Championships will take place all over the world on Saturday 3 June. We have put calls out for venues, so keep popping back to see where your local venue will be.
The full scores from 2016 are available here.
If you're going to play in the World Quizzing Championships, the best training for it is the monthly Hot 100 quiz - a 100-question international quiz that is now in it's sixth year and has 400 players every month. Your best eight scores in the year count towards your final score. Seasons run from March - February so there's still time to join the current season.
Your June World Quizzing Championship score is converted into your Hot 100 score that month too.
How does it work?
- Just complete this Google Docs form here with your details and we will send you the quiz
- Play the quiz (you have 45 minutes)
- Send your score to email@example.com
- PayPal £3.50/$5.00 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and play in this month's event! The closing date is Sunday 14 May.
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.