WQC 2012

The 2012 World Quizzing Championship takes place on Saturday, June 2nd, at almost 100 venues across the globe.  For the first time, we here in Ireland will have our own heat which will take place in Buccaneers Rugby Club, Athlone.

Quiz format:

This is a solo quizzing event and is run along the lines of a day during the Junior or Leaving Certificates. The quiz is spread across two papers, each of which contains four sections. These are:

  • Culture
  • Entertainment
  • History
  • Lifestyle
  • Media
  • Sciences
  • World
  • Sport & games

Each section has 30 questions so each paper contains 120 questions in total.  At the end of the day, each competitor’s lowest scoring section is discounted so totals are thus out of a max of 210 points.  For more information on the categories, check out www.worldquizzing.com/wqc/wqc-format/

For more information on the rules, read www.worldquizzing.com/wqc/rules/

Timetable for the day:

  • 11am: Paper 1
  • 12 noon: Correction of paper 1
  • 12.30pm: Lunch
  • 1.30pm: Paper 2
  • 2.30pm: Correction of paper 2
  • 3pm: Results and presentation of local awards
  • 3.30pm: Innaugural meeting of the Irish Quiz Organisation

Cost of entry: €5

Local awards?

We intend presenting an award to the highest scoring competitor in the Irish heat. Let’s call this the unofficial Irish title (shhh).  We will also present some other awards such as the highest scores achieved by competitors under 18 20-and-under, 30-and-under, over 60 and over 70.


As you can see in the timetable above, we plan to hold a meeting to officially establish the Irish Quiz Organisation immediately after the scores have been totted.  All are welcome to attend.


The Bounty,
Buccaneers Rugby Club,
Co. Westmeath.

Getting there:

Travelling to Athlone by bus or train will see you arrive at the Athlone Train and Bus Station, which is just over 1km from the quiz venue.

For further information, check www.buseireann.ie or www.irishrail.ie.

Update: By car, unfortunately Exit 4 off the N6 is closed for works on the weekend of the quiz. Quizzers arriving from the western side need to take Exit 3, Athlone Centre, whilst those arriving from the east should take Exit 5, Garrycastle.

Want to take part?

The event is open to all quizzers.  If you are interested in taking part, please email wqc@tablequiz.net to register.  This will enable us to ensure that a set of question papers with your name on them will be waiting for you on the day.

Entrants so far:

  • John Nolan
  • Micheál Coyne
  • Michelle Walsh
  • Ger Slattery
  • Mark Henry
  • Senan Murphy
  • Gerry Mullarkey
  • David Fay
  • John Hayes
  • Dermot Downes
  • Padraic Fanning
  • Derek Cray
  • John O’Sullivan
  • Colm O’Sullivan
  • John Groarke
  • Ciarán Mac Lochlainn
  • Carol Cronin
  • Paddy Duffy
  • Lorcan Duff
  • Pat Ryan
  • Gary Stephens
  • Derek Gilligan
  • Imelda Sweeney
  • Andy Carolan
  • Anthony Carolan

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