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Sunday 19 May:

Team Names Index

Thursday 16 May:
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Friday 10 May:
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(Tuesday 30 April)

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Welcome to maccql.com

Macclesfield Quiz League is an annual General Knowledge competition that's been held throughout the winter months in and around the market town of Macclesfield, in the English county of Cheshire, since at least 1982. On this website you can find all the latest results and League tables, a historical archive of past results and tables, and all the questions that we've set to challenge each other in the past few years (with answers, obviously).

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

Latest News

The 2023–4 season ended on Tuesday 30 April with the Cup Final and Presentations night at the Pack Horse Bowling Club. Full details are available from the Latest Updates menu on the left hand side of this page.

For other details of the 2023–4 season, please refer to the 2023–4 menu at the top of this page (or any other page on the website).

We are now in the process of updating the website's archives. The latest update is to the Team Names Index, which attempts to trace the different names used by each team (past and present) over the years. Watch this space over the next few weeks for further updates to the Archive pages.

The next event will be the Plate Final, along with the AGM, in the autumn (date to be advised). Until then, we hope you have a great summer.

Contact Us

If you have any comments on the content of this website, please contact haydn@maccql.com.

If you have any questions, or anything to say, about Macclesfield Quiz League – particularly if you'd like to take part! – please contact markw@maccql.com

MQL Forum

The 2023–4 season is over now, probably including even the shouting – or most of it anyway. But the Forum never closes, so if anything even vaguely relating to Macclesfield Quiz League does happen to occur to you, please feel free to share it!


The Archive section of the website is now as complete as it's ever likely to be, in that all the historical material we have is there. If you can fill in any gaps, please get in touch!

Essentially, we have a complete record from 1999 onwards (thanks to the diligent record–keeping of Mark Watson). We have a good coverage of fixtures and results from the early 90s, but there are some gaps in the latter years of that decade. We have tables (League and Individual) as far back as the mid–80s, and Question Setters' Trophy details from 1992–3.

We have very little material concerning the first four or five years of the League's history, and sadly it now seems unlikely that any more will come to light from that era – unless you know different!

For details of what we have and what we don't have, please refer to the Archive Summary.

Haydn Thompson

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