The Irish Quiz Organisation (IQO) oversees competitive quizzing in Ireland, particularly the organisation of the Irish heat of the World Quizzing Championships and maintaining the Irish quiz rankings which determine the teams for the European Quizzing Championships and Celtic Nations Quizzing Championship.
Five For Friday
Have you tried this week's Five For Friday? Each Friday we will post 5 questions for you to answer, but please, no googling - where's the fun in that?!
European Quizzing Championships 27-Oct-2014
Best of luck to the 5-strong Irish Team heading for Bucharest this weekend for the European Quizzing Championships. In what's sure to be an almighty quizzing battle, may the Larry Factor be well and truly with you!
November Hot 100 & EGM on All-Ireland Quiz 27-Oct-2014
This month's Hot 100 and an EGM for IQO members on a potential All-Ireland Quiz will take place from 8pm this Thursday 30th October in the Addison Lodge, Glasnevin.
British Quiz Championships & September Hot 100 13-Aug-2014
This years BQC and September's Hot 100 will take place in The Addison Lodge in Dublin on Saturday September 6th. It will be our third 'Open' style quiz of the year after the Irish Open in March and the World Quiz Championships in June. The day will consist of the BQC Papers 1 & 2, the Hot 100, and a team quiz with questions set by Kevin Jones. Registration will begin at 10:30am and the quiz will start at 11am sharp. All are welcome and entry for the full days quizzing is €20. More details can be found on our Events page.
World Quizzing Championships scores 17-Jun-2014
On the 7th June, 26 of Ireland's top quizzers turned up in the Addison Lodge to attempt 2014's World Quizzing Championship papers. Here are the Irish results from the day (PDF) and the overall world results.
Celtic Nations results now available 28-Apr-2014
Full results from the very enjoyable Celtic Nations are now available, along with photos and questions from the event. Also, be sure to read our detailed and not-quite-objective report on the weekend's events!
Irish Open 2014 & Charity Quiz report 15-Mar-2014
In recent weeks the IQO ran two very successful events. The first of these was a charity quiz for St. Vincent De Paul, where €1,300 was raised for the Finglas and Glasnevin districts of SVP. A report from our quizmaster John Groarke is available, as well as photos from the night on our Facebook page.
This was followed last week by the inaugural Irish Open in Dublin. Twenty of the best quizzers from every corner of Ireland (and beyond) competed for the title of Irish Open Champion, and it was Lorcan Duff who came out on top with an impressive score of 183 / 240. See the full scores for all Irish participants.
As well as the quiz being run in Dublin, quizzers from Paris, Dubai, Goa and Bombay also took part, and while we want to thank all participants, a special mention goes to Vikram Joshi who was the highest scorer with 169 / 240. See the full scores from our international participants.
Photos from the event, and the questions from the day, can be found on our Past Events page, and a full detailed report from the Irish Open will be available shortly.
New Oscar-themed picture quiz 25-Feb-2014
Just in time for the Academy Awards this Sunday, challenge yourself with our new Oscars picture quiz. Can you identify the Oscar-winning films (not necessarily Best Picture) from the visual clues?
Belfast-based company launches new quiz app for iPhone/iPad 21-Feb-2014
The QuizFortune Trivia app features 100,000 questions with which you can test your own knowledge or play against friends.