Online Quiz League UK - Newsletter - 2021-12

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As OQL Season 5 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 –  Disparate Origins– Runners-up –  Lovecraft in the Time of Cholera

Division 3 – Winners –  The Outsiders – Runners-up –  The Alan Partridge Project

Division 4- Winners – Lions of the Isles – Runners-up –  Persephone

Division 5- Winners – It Be Dim Jewels – Runners-up – Higgs' Bozos

Division 6- Winners –  Not So Trivially Hirsute – Runners-up –  Kentish Men

Division 7- Winners – Alors on Dunks– Runners-up – Jolly Mixtures

Rookie Division winners – MK Jeds– Runners-up - Miners 5


There was no Jon Jacob Cup this season but it will return in Season 6


OQL ran our first ever in person event when we ran the inaugural buzzer quiz at Bishop Challoner Catholic College in King's Heath, Birmingham. 30 teams turned up for the event which was won by Quizbowl Cabal who defeated Geoff Maltby Fan Club in the final.

The Plate was won by Bob's Online and the Bowl by Thrown Together.

It was an absolutely fantastic event and we plan on running this again in 2022 and will provide details once they are available.


Registration is now available for Season 6. 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 3 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.

Season 6 – January 5th – April 20th 2022

Season 7 – May 4th – July 13th 2022 (Note there is no Jon Jacob cup this competition)

Season 8 – August 31st to December 14th 2022

Season 9 – January 4th – April 19th 2023

You can register here or you can email [[1]] to confirm you will be returning. Payments should be made at

Provided we have enough teams we will continue to run a rookie division to establish the abilities of new teams before placing them in their divisions. If we do not have enough new teams for that we will place the new teams at a level which OQL believes appropriate.

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 third season of our excellent competition Pop Culture Challenge will commence on January 31st . 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 competitiors from all around the world and with over 300 players participating in Season 2 we expect this to be the world's biggest online Mimir tournament.


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 3 consecutive victories 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.


One of the biggest hits in the world of quizzing in 2021 has been the introduction of the Connections Online Quiz League. A competition based on the hit BBC show, Only Connect. Season 3 will commence in February 2022 and will be opening shortly for registration. If you are interested in taking part please see our website


OQL have a lot of plans for the future, including more in person events, 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