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Sunday 14 April:
Cup Final and Presentations
(9 April)

Cup Final Result
News & Views

Friday 12 April:
Cup Final (9 April)


Saturday 30 March:

2018–19 Final Info A League
2018–19 Final Info B League
2018–19 Final Info C League

Thursday 28 March:
Week 18 (26 March)

Individual Top Tens
News & Views
A League News
B League News
C League News
Cars & Vans 4U Trophy

Wednesday 27 March:
Week 18 (26 March)


Tuesday 26 March:
Week 17 (19 March)

News & Views

Welcome to maccql.com

This website replaced the Macclesfield Quiz League blog in 2017. The blog had been operational since 2007.

Macclesfield is a market town in the English county of Cheshire, and its Quiz League has run without a break in the town's public houses on Tuesday nights through the winter since (at least) 1981. The League has been very kindly sponsored for many years by AstraZeneca under their excellent Community Relations programme.

Without the League's serene influence, several hundred people might have no idea which was the longest river wholly in England, how many bones there were in the human body, or who shot Gandhi. Some of us have been taking part for decades, and still don't know ...

On this website you can find the League fixtures, the latest results and tables, questions that have been asked since part–way through the 2016–17 season, and a partial historical archive of results and tables.

More information on the League is available on Nick's Quiz site, which has been a favourite with MQL participants (and indeed many non–participants) for many years. Nick's blog concentrates on the fortunes of one particular team, but also provides a forum for anyone who feels inclined to comment on matters related to MQL. It also holds the questions from several seasons up to and including 2016–17.

Macclesfield Quiz League is always keen to welcome new teams, and there are always teams on the lookout for new members. If you would like to take part, or if you have any other queries about the League, please contact markw@maccql.com.

If you have any comments on the contents of this website, not least regarding any errors that you may spot, please email haydn@maccql.com.

Latest News

The 2018–19 Cup Final and Presentations Evening was held on Tuesday 9 April. The Cup Final resulted in a win for the Ox–fford 'C', by 109 points to the Weaver's 82. Full details (including photos!) are available from the Latest Updates menu on the left–hand side of this page.

The usual end–of–season Information Packs (including the tables, details of the champions and runners–up in each league, and full individual tables) are also available from the Latest Updates menu. Printable versions of these pages are available.

To summarise the honours board for this season:

Winners Runners–Up Individual Champion
A League Ox–fford Ox–fford 'C' Mark Watson
B League British Flag Rushton Diamonds Dave Partington
C League Robin Hood Chester Road Tavern Jim Kennelly
Cup Ox–fford 'C' Weaver N/A

Cars & Vans 4U Question Setters' Trophy Winners: Ox–fford

Full details are of course available in all the usual places.

Congratulations to all of the above ... and also to the Harrington Academicals and Waters Green Lemmings, who will contest the Plate Final. This will be followed by the 2019 Annual General Meeting.

Watch this space for the Plate Final and AGM date, which will most likely be held in late September (when we really should be back at school) ... and for archive updates! In the meantime, we wish all our readers an enjoyable summer.


The latest updates to the archive were made on Thursday 14 June 2018.

All the information I have for the 2004–5 season and earlier is now on the website. The League's hard–copy archive should hold a complete record from at least the year 1998; what I don't have for these years I will get and upload in due course (but probably not until next summer).

Final tables (League and Individual) are online for every season since 1994–5. Results (and News & Views) for the seasons 2005–6 to 2015–16 are waiting to go online.

For details of what we have and what we don't have, please refer to the Archive Summary page. If anyone has anything from before 2003 that isn't on the website, please let me know!

Thanks to Andy Johnson, Robin Morrell and Tim Findlow who have provided information so far.

Haydn Thompson

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