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Cup & Plate – 19 February

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Tuesday 19 February:
Week 12 (5 February)

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Sunday 17 February:
Week 11 (29 January)

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Wednesday 13 February:
Week 13 (12 February)


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. 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 thirteenth round of League matches in the 2018–19 season were played on Tuesday 12 February. The questions are available here; the results, News and Views etc. will be published as soon as they are available.

Next week (19 February) it's the semi–finals of the Cup and Plate. For the fixtures, please refer to the menu section on the left hand side of this page.

Weeks 11 and 12

All details for Weeks 11 and 12 are now available from the Latest Updates menu on the left hand side of this page.


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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