Online Quiz League UK - Newsletter - 2021-07

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As OQL Season 4 comes to an end, there's lots to report on, and it felt sensible to draw this up in a newsletter rather than text in an email.


Congratulations to the following teams for their divisional performances.

Division 1 – Winners – Geoff Maltby Fan Club– Runners-up – Quiz Machine Kills Fascists

Division 2 – Winners –  Banana Splits– Runners-up –  Scatterbrains

Division 3 – Winners –  Underdogs – Runners-up –  Lockdown Latecomers

Division 4- Winners – The Outsiders – Runners-up – The Tyrell Corporation

Division 5- Winners – McCarthy's Muppets – Runners-up – Psychedelic Felines

Division 6-1 – Winners – Third Degree Vern – Runners-up – Social Quizstancing

Division 6-2 – Winners – Nemesis– Runners-up – Jolly Mixtures

Rookie D1 – Winners – The Old Gits – Runners-up – 24 Minutes from Tulse Hill

Rookie D1 – Winners – Thrown Together – Runners-up – TOWIE

Rookie D1 – Winners – Blind Dates – Runners-up – Doomscrolling Stones


The handicap competition named after Jon Jacob commences on Wednesday. Here's  how it works.

Preliminary Round will be played on Wednesday 28th July. 92 teams will play this week, the winners progress to he Cup 1st round, the losers move to the Plate Preliminary Round

Cup R1 will be played on Wednesday 4th August. The 46 winners from the preliminary round play each other, the winners move to R2 the losers are eliminated. The 18 teams who received a bye in week 1 will play each other, the winners move to Cup R2, the losers move to Plate R1

Cup R2 and Plate R1 will be played on Wednesday 11th August. At this stage both competitions will have 32 teams. The winners progress and the losers are eliminated.

Cup R3 and QF and Plate R2 and QF will both be played on 18th August. Teams will be in groups of 4, one team will host the Zoom meeting and arrange for one game to be played in a breakout room. The two winners from the 1st game will meet in the quarter finals. Any team who loses either game this week are eliminated.

The Semis and Finals of both competitions will be played on 25th August. OQL will arrange the Zoom room and hosts for all matches so you just turn up and play

There are trophies for winners of the Cup and the Plate and runners-up in the Cup.

The handicaps are all available on the website at


Registration is now available for Season 5. This can be done on the website at the link Once you've registered you will receive an email with payment instructions and once payment is received your place in season 5 is confirmed.

You are able to register for multiple seasons to receive a price break. It's £55 a season but if you sign up for two seasons you'll pay £105, three seasons is £150 and four seasons is £190. These are the dates for the upcoming seasons. Please note there will no longer be a friendly week before each season.

You may have seen that the schedule has been change slightly to allow for longer breaks between seasons and a full summer break, these are the dates of the upcoming seasons.

Season 5 – September 29th – December 8th 2021 (These is NO JJ cup after this season)

Season 6 – January 5th – April 22nd 2022

Season 7 – May 4th – July 13th 2022 (There is NO JJ cup after this season but BOOQL will run)

Season 8 – August 31st - 14th December 2022

You can register here

Any new teams to the league will start in a rookie division. They will then be moved into the main league after their first season, occasionally an extra strong rookie team may need to go quite high in the main league which could result in some extra relegations. We will only do this if necessary.

You can also refer a new team to the league. For every team who joins the league and quotes your team name in their registration form your team will receive £20 credit. So, sign a few teams up and you'll get a free season with OQL.


The second season of our excellent competition Pop Culture Challenge (Formerly Low Brow Mimir) will commence on August 23rd. The competition will use the Mimir format. If you are unfamiliar with the format you can read full details on the website.

This competition will focus purely on pop culture subjects such as sport, TV, Film, Music, Lifestyle etc. All players will play 6 matches to determine your division for the knock out tournament. You will then be placed into a group of 16 in a straight knock out to find each divisional champion.

Entry for this competition is just £25 for 9 matches and if you read matches for other people you can accumulate uncapped OQL credit so read for enough matches and you could be playing OQL for free indefinitely!

Full details of the competition and how to sign up are available at the website

This is a UK-Centric competition but we are welcoming competitors from all around the world and with over 300 players signed up already it is shaping up to be the biggest ever online individual Mimir competition.


The Magnusson-Trebek Trophy is a season competition between the UK and IRE teams and the US teams. The top two teams in each division will play their US counterparts in a one-off match all played in early May. There will also be an all-star game for the top scoring individual players, an all-star novice game, for the best newcomers and a match between the setters. The USA currently hold the trophy after an 9 ½ – 7 ½  victory in May so we're hoping to see the UK and IRE seek revenge this time around.

All teams and players who have qualified for this competition will be notified shortly, but if you would like to spectate and cheer your countryfolk on then just let us know.


We now run a competition based on the hit BBC show, Only Connect. The first season of this was incredibly popular and season two will commence on August 9th. If you are interested in taking part please see our website

Do not delay, registration closes on August 4th and we are expecting around 100 teams to sign up for this competition.


OQL are excited to announce that in November we will be commencing our first ever Buzzer Quiz. This will take place at Bishop Challoner Catholic College in King's Heath Birmingham. Full details can be found in both the Facebook Group and on the website and all teams will receive full details about how to register in a separate email.


OQL have a lot of plans for the future but none of this would be possible without the loyalty of all our wonderful players. I can never thank you all enough for participating in OQL and I really hope you stay with us for a long time. If there is anything I can do to help improve your enjoyment of the league then please let me know. I will always listen to my players and we are always striving to improve the league.

Best wishes