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27 February: Week 12


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Friday 23 February:
Cup QFs (20 February)


Thursday 22 February:
Plate QFs (20 February)


Wednesday 21 February:
Cup & Plate (20 February)

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Wednesday 14 February:
League Week 11 (13 February)

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Tuesday 13 February:
Week 10 (6 February)

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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

This week (Tuesday 20 February) we played the Quarter Finals of the Cup and Plate competitions. Seven of the eight results are in, and are available from the Latest Updates menu on the left hand side of this page. The questions are also available from the Latest Updates menu.

Full details of League Week 11 will hopefully be posted on or before Monday 26 February. In the meantime, the details from Week 10 are still available from the Latest Updates menu.

Next week (Tuesday 27 February) we return to League action with Week 12. The questions are being set by the Chester Road Tavern, and the Queens of the Castle are asking them in the A League.

Allan Sherratt RIP

We were sorry this week to hear of the death of Allan Sheratt. Allan played regularly for the Church House Bollington from 2005 to 2014 and was often seen in something of a double act with Rick Davis from the same team, who of course also died some years ago now. Allan also sponsored the Question Setters' Trophy in the name of his then company, Cars & Vans 4U Ltd.

More to follow, in due course, along with this week's News & Views.

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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

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It was a very high–scoring week in the knockout Quarter–Finals. Our regular starter is away in sunnier climes (that wouldn't rule out many places, as I type); anyone else care to start the ball rolling?


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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