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Welcome to maccql.com

This website replaces the Macclesfield Quiz League blog, which has 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.

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 seventeenth round of league matches for the 2017–18 season were played on Tuesday 13 March. The questions are available from the Latest Updates menu on the left hand side of this page; the results, tables (League and individual) and the News & Views will be uploaded as soon as they are available.

The questions, results, tables and News & Views from Week 16 are also available from the Latest Updates menu.

The final round of League matches for the 2017–18 season will be played on Tuesday 27 March.


I am currently trying to get as much historical detail online as possible, although I have limited time available for this during the season when the latest results and questions need to be kept up to date.

The full archive of last season (2016–17) is now online.

Tables (League and individual) are available for all seasons from 2006–7 onwards. I have full details for these years waiting to go online, and also lots of stuff (hopefully including all of the final tables) for the previous ten years. Before 1996 there are more gaps than pieces, but ...

... thanks to Andy Johnson for sending me the end–of–season details from the 1986–7 and 1987–8 seasons. (These were circulated by Mark a few years ago, but I don't seem to have kept a copy.)

Thanks also to Robin Morrell, who has furnished me with the final results and tables from 1985–6, and also the News & Views from the final week of the 1991–2 season (including the individual Top Tens from all five Leagues). The 1985–6 details (sponsored by Brocklehursts Auction) take us yet one more year further back into the dim and dark formative years of MQL!

The 1986–7 details are now online. I will get the others up as soon as possible – but this is unlikely to be before the end of the current season.

Other than this, all the information I have for the 1995–6 season and earlier is now online. If anyone has anything from this time that isn't on the website, please let me know!

Haydn Thompson

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