Online Quiz League UK - Newsletter - 2022-03

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As OQL Season 6 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 - Quiz Machine Kills Fascists - Runners-up - Banana Splits

Division 2 - Winners - Pericardium - Runners-up - Dartologists

Division 3 - Winners - Victoria Phoenix - Runners-up - The Tyrell Corporation

Division 4- Winners - Bletchingdon Nomads - Runners-up - SQF

Division 5- Winners - Kentish Men - Runners-up - Not So Trivially Hirsute

Division 6 - Winners - Rando Calquizzians - Runners-up - Quizish Empire

Division 7 - Winners - Worldwide Wonderers - And the Winner is...


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

Preliminary Round will be played on Wednesday 23rd March. 96 teams will play this week, the winners progress to the Cup 1st round, the losers move to the Plate Preliminary Round Cup R1 will be played on Wednesday 30th March. The 48 winners from the preliminary round play each other, the winners move to R2 the losers are eliminated. The 16 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 6th April. 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 13th April. 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 20th April. 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 7. 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.

These are the dates of the upcoming seasons.

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

Season 9 - January 4th - 19th April 2023

Season 10 - May 3rd - July 12th 2023 (There is NO JJ cup after this season but BOOQL will run)

You can register here or you can email to confirm you will be returning or just simply make payment for the upcoming season. Payments should be made at or you can email us for the bank details for a transfer.

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 International Culture Challenge will commence on May 16th. 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 the more serious side of quiz, Classical Music, Art, History, Sciences, Geography 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 worldwide competition and with over 300 players in previous seasons it truly is one of the most prestigious individual quiz competitions in the world.


The Magnusson-Trebek Trophy is a season competition between the UK and IRE teams and the US teams.

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.


The Brain of Online Quiz League competition is an annual individual event using the MIMIR format and covers a full range of subjects. This will run during this season and full details on how to participate will be announced shortly

Best wishes

Jon and the rest of the OQL team.