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Latest Updates (Archive)

Wednesday 22 May:

2008–9: Complete

Saturday 18 May:

2007–8: Complete

Wednesday 15 May:

2006–7: Results, N & V

Thursday 9 May:

1991–2 (Various)

Monday 6 May:

1989–90 (Week 3)

Saturday 4 May:

Fixtures 1989–90 (A League)
Rules 1989–90
Setter Guidance 1989
QM Guidance 1989

Thursday 2 May:

Fixtures: 1986–7
Rules: 1987–8
Setter Guidance 1987
Results: 1987–8 (Week 18)
News & Views (ditto)
N & V: 1988–9 Week 6

Wednesday 1 May:

Fixtures: 1982–3
Fixtures: 1983–4 (Group 'B')
Fixtures: 1984–5
Rules: 1982
Rules: 1984–5
Rules: 1985–6
Setter Guidance 1985

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 2018–19 menu at the top of of this page (and every other page on the website).

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 2018–19 menu. Printable versions of these pages are available.

To summarise the honours board for the 2018–19 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 Wednesday 22 May 2019.

All the information I have for the 2008–9 season and earlier is now on the website. The League's existing archive should hold a complete record from at least the year 1999; some of this material for the years 1999 to 2008 is not yet online. For the years 2009 to 2016, the final tables (League, individual and Question Setters' Trophy) are online but no results.

Final tables (League and Individual) are online for every season since 19945.

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, Tim Findlow and Alan Gilday, who have provided information so far.

Haydn Thompson

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