The World Quizzing Championships event was first held in just one location in 2003 with Steven De Ceuster and Siva Krishnapillai from Belgium and Malaysia respectively flying over to England to take part.

Since then, the World Quizzing Championships has seen more contestants and more countries joining every year. We hope that more than 2,000 people will take part this year.

 Year  First place  Second place  Third place
 2012  Jesse Honey (ENG)  Pat Gibson (ENG)  Steve Perry (USA)
 2011  Pat Gibson (ENG)  Kevin Ashman (ENG)  Tero Kalliolevo (FIN)
 2010  Pat Gibson (ENG)  Kevin Ashman (ENG)  Ronny Swiggers (BEL)
 2009  Kevin Ashman (ENG)  Ronny Swiggers (BEL)  Mark Bytheway (ENG)
 2008  Mark Bytheway (ENG)  Ronny Swiggers (BEL)  Tero Kalliolevo (FIN)
 2007  Pat Gibson (ENG)  Kevin Ashman (ENG)  Mark Bytheway (ENG)
 2006  Kevin Ashman (ENG)  Pat Gibson (ENG)  Nico Pattyn (BEL)
 2005  Kevin Ashman (ENG)  Pat Gibson (ENG)  Nico Pattyn (BEL)
 2004  Kevin Ashman (ENG)  Pat Gisbon (ENG)  Ashish (IND)
 2003  Olav Bjortomt (ENG)  Pat Gibson (ENG)  Alan Gibbs (ENG)
The first ever World Quizzing Championships event was held on Saturday 5 July at Villa Park, Birmingham, England. There were just 44 competitors, including Steven De Ceuster from Belgium and Siva Krishnapillai from Malaysia.
Following the foundation of the International Quizzing Association (IQA), the event was held simultaneously in 5 countries for the first time. Over 300 quizzers in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Estonia, India and Malaysia took part. Kevin Ashman took the crown.
The event was sponsored by MSN Search and for the first time, competitors sat quiz papers in the current format = eight papers of 30 questions each. This was the last time that the event was held in July, moving to the first weekend of June from 2006.  England's Kevin Ashman was victorious with 6th placed Dorjana Širola from Croatia as the highest scoring female player.
Kevin Ashman (ENG) retained the World Quizzing Championships title for the third year running on 3 June, with people at 15 locations around the world taking part.
2 June 2007 saw quiz players at venues in the USA, Netherlands and Hungary taking part for the first time. Pat Gibson (ENG) took his first crown and newcomer, Jesse Honey, placed fifth.
2 June 2007 saw quiz players at venues in the USA, Netherlands and Hungary taking part for the first time. Pat Gibson (ENG) took his first crown and newcomer, Jesse Honey, placed fifth.
Quizzers in 44 locations took part on 6 June and saw Kevin Ashman pipping Belgium's Ronny Swiggers to the post and taking his 4th World Quizzing Championships title. American 'Jeopardy' legend, Jerome Vered put in a great showing with 8th place and Croatia's Dorjana Širola was the highest placed female contestant.
Over 1,200 people in 66 locations took part in the event on 5 June 2010. The overall winner was Pat Gibson (ENG) with eight nations represented in the top 20. The highest scoring female contestant was 17th placed Dorjana Širola of Croatia.
Over 1,400 people in 79 locations took part in the event on 4 June 2011. The overall winner was Pat Gibson (ENG) who took the title for the third time. Ten nations were represented in the top 30. The highest scoring female contestant was Dorjana Širola of Croatia.
Nearly 2,000 people took part in the World Quizzing Championships in 2012. Quizzers from 36 countries all locked horns in a battle of the brains with 10 countries represented in the Top 20. The overall winner was England's Jesse Honey. England's Pat Gibson came in second and a mighty performance from the USA's Steve Perry, saw him snatch third place. The highest scoring lady was Scotland's Anne Hegerty. For the first time ever, someone scored full marks in one genre. Congratulations to Ishaan Chugh on scoring 30/30 on Media.