The British Quizzing Championships are held annually on the first weekend of September. The event stretches over two days and includes the Individual Quiz Championship, the Pairs Quiz Championship, and the Buzzer Quiz Championships. The Individual Quiz Championship earns UK Quiz Rankings Points.
Can’t join us on the day? No problem! You can play along for fun (without the quiz rankings points) from the Monday after the event.
Come and join us for the British Quizzing Championships! There are no qualifiers to take part, and you can play the Individual Quiz and the Pairs Quiz on the first Saturday in September, and/or the Buzzer Quiz on the following day.
These events are all available in Northampton. There are also satellite sites in Scotland and Northern Ireland that will run their own programmes involving some of these events on the Saturday.
Provisional Schedule (Northampton Venue)
11:00 – Doors Open
11:30 – Individual Quiz (Paper 1)
12:20 – Marking
12:50 – Lunch
13:40 – Individual Quiz (Paper 2)
14:30 – Marking and Break
15:15 – Pairs Quiz
17:30 – Break
18:00 – Hot 100
19:00 – Close (some venues may offer post-event fun quizzes)
* Timings may vary from venue-to-venue
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Northampton International Academy
55 Barrack Road
Northampton NN1 1AA
Times are tbc, but the event should run from 10.00am – 18.00pm, with lunch provided
This quiz is for teams of four players plus a reader or scorer provided by each team. Most teams will rotate five players to achieve this.
If you haven’t played in a buzzer quiz before, the best way to describe it is that it is like ‘University Challenge’, where a starter question is read out and the first team to buzz in with a correct answer takes control of the following three bonus questions.
The organisers want everyone to enjoy playing in fair competitions and so all players are expected to abide by the general rules, competition rules, to the Code of Conduct too, and to play within the spirit of the competition.
No. You can play on just the Saturday or the Sunday if you can’t join us for both days in Northampton. Venues in Scotland and Northern Ireland will play some of the events on the Saturday only.
Not a problem! We will match you up on the day.