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 in 111 venues across 39 countries! The contest is open to all. Just find your nearest venue to register. No qualification required.

The full scores from 2016 are available here

If you want to get in some last minute international quizzing practice, all Hot 100 quizzes are available in our online shop with a 20% discount for this weekend only! Just type WQC2017 at the checkout. The Hot 100 is a 100-question quiz played every month by quizzers all over the world. Full details can be found at

Your June World Quizzing Championship score is converted into your Hot 100 score this month.

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.