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Quizzing Circuit - United Kingdom

About The Quiz Event

The UK Quiz Circuit is a monthly event where you will earn UK Quiz Rankings Points – usually played on the first Saturday of the month. The individual quiz, known as a “Grand Prix”, is a written paper with 240 questions split into six genres. Only your five highest-scoring genres will count towards your final score.

Can’t join us on the day? No problem! You can play along for fun (without the quiz rankings points) from the day after the event.

240 questions

240 Questions In Total

The individual quiz is a written paper consisting of six genres. There are 30 x 1-point questions plus 10 x 0.1-point tie-break questions in each genre.

Ranking points

Earn Quiz Rankings Points

Every event attracts quiz rankings points based on your finishing position, the number of players, and the ranks of the players taking part.

90 minutes

90 Minutes Of Fun

You have 90 minutes to play, then you swap papers for marking. Your top five papers form your aggregate score, with your sixth score used in the event of a tie.

Play the latest live quizzing format and become the ultimate quizzing champion!

How Can I Take Part?

There are three ways to play in our circuit quizzes: at a live venue, in a Zoom room, or for fun as an unproctored player. And, you can always buy past question sets from our store whenever you like.

1. Create your free player account if you don’t have one

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. Go to our schedule page here
  2. Enter the event you want to play
  3. Choose the venue where you participate
  4. Sign in to your player account if you are logged out
  5. Check the details (The times are displayed in your local time zone, and the venue addresses are listed.)
  6. Confirm your registration
  7. A pop-up confirms your registration and you can find your quiz entry here too.
  8. That’s it. You’re all set! 

3. On The Day

  1. Grab a pen (even better, bring two or three!), and head to the venue.
  2. You can either pay your host, or you can pay via PayPal – payments@quizzing.co.uk
  3. Your host will read out the answers and you swap with another player to mark your papers.
  4. We don’t take queries during the quiz to keep things running quickly, but you will find a challenges 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.
  5. Later in the day, you will be emailed a copy of the answers.
  6. Upheld challenges are then sent out to all players, so you can then update your scores if you are owed any additional points.
  7. Results and Quiz Rankings can be found on our results page.

4. Playing The Quiz

  1. The quiz is a written paper that will be handed to it. It’s just you against the questions.
  2. The rules are on the front page, along with a space to put your name and scores.
  3. Each genre is on one double-sided page.
  4. There are 30 questions each worth one point, and 10 questions each worth 0.1 points for each genre.
  5. There are three picture questions in each genre that you will find on the back page, so you can remove it and have it on your table separately, so you don’t have to keep flipping back and forth.
  6. If a question asks for a name, unless otherwise specified, the last name only is sufficient.
  7. 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.

1. Create your free player account if you don’t have one

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. Go to our schedule page here
  2. Enter the event you want to play
  3. Choose the Zoom option
  4. Sign in to your player account if you are logged out
  5. Check the details (The times are displayed in your local time zone, and the venue addresses are listed.)
  6. Confirm your registration
  7. A pop-up confirms your registration and you can find your quiz entry here too.
  8. That’s it. You’re all set! 

3. On The Day

  1. About an hour before the event, you will be sent a link to the Zoom room.
  2. You will find instructions on setting up your camera here.
  3. Grab a pen (even better, two or three!), and head to the Zoom room 15-30 minutes before the quiz is due to start.
  4. Once everyone is in the Zoom room, your host will send you a link to the question paper in our store where you pay for and download the questions. No peeking just yet!
  5. You can either print out the questions and write your answers on the paper, or you can have them on screen and write your answers on a plain piece of paper.
  6. Your host has run many of these online quizzes, so don’t panic if you have any problems getting the questions, help is at hand if you just ask.
  7. When your host tells you to start playing, you may begin, and you will be given a 5-minute warning before your time is up.
  8. At the end of the quiz, you will be asked to hold your papers up to the screen so your host can record them. This gives us a record of what people wrote before the answers are given.
  9. Your host will read out the answers and you mark your own paper.
  10. We don’t take queries during the quiz to keep things running quickly, but after the quiz, you will be sent a copy of the answers and links to send your scores in and to raise any challenges. (Challenges are only raised for the first groups playing. After this, we assume all answers are correct and no further challenges can be made.)
  11. Upheld challenges are then sent out to all players, who can then update their scores if they are owed any additional points.
  12. Results and Quiz Rankings can be found on our results page.

4. Playing The Quiz

  1. The quiz is a written paper that will be handed to it. It’s just you against the questions.
  2. The rules are on the front page, along with a space to put your name and scores.
  3. Each genre is on one double-sided page.
  4.  There are 30 questions each worth one point, and 10 questions each worth 0.1 points for each genre.
  5. There are three picture questions in each genre that you will find on the back page, so you can remove it and have it on your table separately, so you don’t have to keep flipping back and forth.
  6.  If a question asks for a name, unless otherwise specified, the last name only is sufficient.
  7.  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.

1. Create your free player account if you don’t have one

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. Go to our schedule page here
  2. Find the ‘Unproctored Quizzes’ you want to play
  3. Choose the quiz you want to play
  4. Sign in to your player account if you are logged out
  5. Check the details (The times are displayed in your local time zone, and the venue addresses are listed.)
  6. Confirm your registration
  7. A pop-up confirms your registration and you can find your quiz entry here too.
  8. That’s it. You’re all set! 

3. On The Day

  1. Navigate to ‘Unproctored Play’ in your player account via this link.
  2. Select ‘Get Paper’ from the quiz you have signed up for. This takes you directly to the paper in our store, so you can pay for and download it.
  3. Follow the instructions on the front page.
  4. When you’ve finished, you add your score on the ‘Unproctored Play’ page, where you clicked ‘Get Paper’ earlier.
  5. Results and Quiz Rankings can be found on our results page.

4. Playing The Quiz

  1. The quiz is a written paper that will be handed out. It’s just you against the questions.
  2. The rules are on the front page, along with a space to put your name and scores.
  3. Each genre is on one double-sided page.
  4. There are 30 questions each worth one point, and 10 questions each worth 0.1 points for each genre.
  5. There are three picture questions in each genre that you will find on the back page, so you can remove it and have it on your table separately, so you don’t have to keep flipping back and forth.
  6. If a question asks for a name, unless otherwise specified, the last name only is sufficient.
  7. 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.

Play the latest live quizzing format and become the ultimate quizzing champion!

Rules

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone can. With the exception of “Quizzing 101”, which is only available to Novice and Sage players (see ranking system), our events are open events with no qualification process. Everyone is welcome!

Not at all. Even the greatest names in quiz started somewhere. You’ll find the quiz community friendly and supportive. Generally, people are concerned only with their scores and those of their ‘deadliest rivals’😉. And, you don’t have to enter your score if you don’t want to.

You can find your quiz entries here after you logged into your player account.

You can find your quiz results here after you logged into your player account.

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

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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