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British Quizzing Championship

About the quiz event

The British Quizzing Championships are held annually on the first weekend of September.  The Individual Quiz Championship has:

  • 240 questions across six genres
  • Two papers each with three of the genres
  • 50 minutes per paper
  • 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.

How Can I Take Part?

Come and join us for the British Quizzing Championships! There are no qualifiers to take part. Just register at your nearest venue and come along.

1. Create Your Free Player Account

You can register for a free account here. It’s quick, easy, and free to do. Don’t forget to click ‘yes’ to sign up for our newsletters – we don’t spam anyone and we don’t pass on your details, we just keep you up-to-date with quiz goings-on.

2. Register For The Event

  1. Make sure you are signed into your account
  2. Go to our schedule page here
  3. Select the event
  4. Choose the venue where you would like to participate
  5. Check the details (the times are displayed in your local time zone, and the venue addresses are listed.)
  6. Enter the quiz
  7. A pop-up confirms your registration and you can find and amend your quiz entry here too.
  8. That’s it. You’re all set! See you there!
  1. Grab a pen (even better, bring two or three!), and head to the venue.
  2. This written quiz is in two halves, each of 50 minutes. Each paper has three of our genres, and only your top five genre scores will count towards your final score. Your dropped score comes into play if there is a tie to be broken.
  3. The rules are on the front page, along with a space to put your name and scores.
  4. Every genre has 40 questions that are each worth one point.
  5. If a question asks for a name, unless otherwise specified, the last name only is sufficient.
  6. The quiz is NOT a test of your spelling, it’s a test of your knowledge. As long as your answer is phonetically correct, then you may have the point.
  7. You swap your paper with another player to mark them once the time is up.
  8. We don’t take queries during this time to keep things running quickly, but you will find a challenge slip on the reverse of the front page. If you want to challenge any answers, you should write your challenge here and hand it to your host, who will raise it with the organisers.
  9. You then hand in the score slip on the front of your paper, and your host will enter your scores.
  10. Repeat for paper two after a comfort break.
  11. Later in the day, you will be emailed a copy of the answers.
  12. Upheld challenges are emailed to all players, so you can then update your scores if you are owed any additional points. Instructions for this are in the email.
  13. Results and Quiz Rankings can be found on our results page.

The questions from the British Quizzing Championships will be available from the Monday after the event in our store here.

  1. What does it cost to take part? This varies from venue to venue, so please check when you register. Venues all have a common fee and a local fee that covers the cost of the venue hire.
  2. How do I pay? Ideally, please pay before the event via PayPal (payments@quizzing.co.uk). You can also pay in cash on the day – please make sure you have the correct money.
  3. Can I leave my paper during the quiz? We would rather you didn’t, and will give you a comfort break between the papers. If you really have to leave your paper, please place it face down, and understand that you will not be able to return to play any more of it.


The organisers want everyone to enjoy playing in fair competitions and so all players are expected to abide by any specific competition rules, the General Rules, the Code of Conduct too, and to play within the spirit of the competition.

Art & Culture

Art & Culture Genre Subject List

  • Architecture
  • Classical Music
  • Dance
  • Fine Art
  • Literature
  • Monuments
  • Museums and Galleries
  • Mythology
  • Opera
  • Philosophy
  • Religions
  • Theatre – High Brow/Drama

Civilisation & History

Civilisation & History Genre Subject List

  • Anthropology
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Exploration of the World
  • Finance, Money and Currencies
  • Historic Civilisations
  • History
  • Human Geography
  • Inventions and Discoveries
  • Language
  • Law
  • Military
  • Politics
  • Technology
  • Trade
  • Transport


Entertainment Genre Subject List

  • Actors/Actresses
  • Awards
  • Cinema (Hollywood)
  • Cinema (World)
  • Comics/Graphic Novels
  • Directors
  • Internet TV/Movies
  • Jazz
  • People behind-the-scenes
  • Pop Music
  • Radio
  • Stage Musicals
  • Stand-Up Comedy
  • Television

Sport & Games

Lifestyle Genre Subject List

  • Advertising
  • Businesses
  • Celebrity Gossip
  • Costume and fashion
  • Drink
  • Food and Restaurants
  • Gender, Race and Youth Issues
  • Health, Fitness, Nutrition
  • Hobbies and Pastimes
  • Home and Decoration
  • Human Body
  • Human Psychology
  • Medicine – Scientific and Holistic
  • Miscellany
  • New Age Beliefs
  • Newspapers, Magazines, Periodicals
  • Products (Brands and Design)
  • Retail and Retailers
  • Social Media

Physical World

Physical World Genre Subject List

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Climate
  • Ecology
  • Environment
  • Fauna
  • Flora
  • Geology and Minerology
  • Mathematics
  • Meteorology
  • Physical Geography
  • Physics
  • Scientists
  • Scientific Technology
  • Space

Sport & Games

Sport & Games Genre Subject List

  • Angling, Coarse and Sea
  • American Sports
  • Boardgames
  • Boxing
  • Canoeing and Sailing etc.
  • Cricket
  • Cue Sports
  • Cycle Racing
  • E-Sports
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Horseracing and Equestrian
  • Motor Sports
  • Olympics
  • Paralympics and Parasports
  • Racquet and Bat Sports
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Aquatics
  • Target Sports 
  • Team Sports
  • Track and Field
  • Video, Online Games
  • Winter Sport and Winterx
  • Wrestling, MMA etc.
  • X-sports
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