Online Quiz League UK - Newsletter - 2022-11

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The league season for OQL Season 8 is at an end and we would like to offer our warmest congratulations to the following teams for their success in this season.


We would also like to congratulate Michael McPartland for winning the fourth season of our Pop Culture Challenge.


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

Preliminary Round will be played on Wednesday 16th November. 112 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 23rd November. The 56 winners from the preliminary round play each other, the winners move to R2 the losers are eliminated. The 8 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 30th November. 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 7th December. 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 on14th December. 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 draw and handicaps are all available on this google sheet


Registration is now available for Season 9. This can be done on the website at the link You can also confirm your return by sending us an email at or by sending a message direct to Jon or simply by making payment for the season, payment details are below.

You are able to register for multiple seasons to receive a price break. It's £70 a season but if you sign up for two seasons you'll pay £135, three seasons is £195 and four seasons is £250. These are the dates for the upcoming seasons.

These are the dates of the upcoming seasons.

  • Season 9 – January 11th - 26th April 2023
  • Season 10 – May 10th – July 19th 2023 (There is NO JJ cup after this season but BOOQL will run)
  • Season 11 - 30th August - 13th December 2023
  • Season 12 – January 10th - 25th April 2024

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 via bank transfer to to Tide Bank Account, Online Quiz League, Sort Code 04-06-05 Account number 15269534. If your team are not based in the UK then please go to to complete the payment.

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.


Lots of our other competitions are running at the moment or have just finished. Lots more will soon be available to register for and a further newsletter will be sent out in a few weeks with details of how to participate in our other events.

We will also include a full report of our second annual buzzer quiz which takes place on Saturday 19th November.


The Magnusson-Trebek Trophy is a season competition between the UK and IRE teams and the US teams. This was not run after series 7 but we will be running a bigger event in January.

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.

Here's to an exciting Jon Jacob Cup competition.

Best wishes