Individual Championships - FAQs

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So what is it and how does it work?

This is an individual competition taken by players around the country in specially proctored venues. Each player will face the same quiz which contains 30 questions on each of the OQL Categories. Whoever gets the most right will be the OQL individual Autumn Champion 2023 but we'll also be offering prizes for all of our category winners.

Sounds great, how do I get involved?

Registration is now OPEN!, simply head over to our registration page and fill in your details. If you have any questions prior to entering then please email us at

Where are the local venues?

We currently have 16 venues all around the UK and you can see the full list of venues at Individual Championships - Venues. We could still potentially host further venues if you think your area of the country is unrepresented. If you would be interested in hosting a local venue please email us at

What are the categories involved

It's mostly the 8 categories involved in a standard OQL match but with a few tweaks to make it an exact 50/50 split of high-brow and low brow. The 8 categories will be as follows.

Art and Literature

TV and Film






Pop Culture.

Can you give us a breakdown of what will appear in each category?

This will appear on the question sheets, the main difference between these categories and the standard OQL ones is that music has been removed. Classical music will now appear in Art and Literature. Pop music will now appear in the "Pop Culture" category alongside all other forms of entertainment which aren't TV and Film. This will include things like anime, computer games, podcasts, hobbies and games etc. This does also mean that sport will be purely sport. A full breakdown of each category appears on the home page for this event.

How long will the event last?

Players will have around 105 minutes for the main quiz and then there will be marking at each venues. We will also provide a fun team quiz for the afternoon which is completely voluntary but will be very enjoyable.

What happens if there's an overall tie or a tie in a category, how do you decide who wins?

There will be a nearest the bull type tie-breaker in every category so any ties will be sorted by that and we will give prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd in every category and the overall top 3.

What do I do if I have any other questions

Anything at all just email us at and we'll be glad to help.