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Calling proctors for the Americas Quizzing Circuit! I have a lot of people asking where the 10 March quizzes will be played. if you know your venue details, please post them on QUEST so I can direct people to them. Thank you! x


Americas Circuit Ranking Event. *UPDATED*

Combined Americas and Rest of the World scores are in:

We seem have scores from all but one of the participating venues from yesterday’s Americas Circuit pre-launch event. Those we have are all online, and many of you will have been following progress as scores started coming in around 16.00 hours EST yesterday. Anyway, it’s now circa 16 hours since play concluded and if that one venue we’re still waiting for will forgive me, I think it is time now to publish some results (let’s call them provisional).

We’re very grateful to Paul Paquet in Ottawa for a tremendously entertaining set of questions that players greatly enjoyed. We were very confident the set would be well received. It did not disappoint. And competitors returned some great scores also! If you played yesterday and need a copy of the answers, you can get them as a free download from our online store.

We were delighted to see a splendid turnout for this, the first event connected to a brand-new circuit. As well as the 70+ players in North and South America, we had over 60 people around the world playing-along under competition conditions (see later for scores). We’re grateful for their support. But special thanks got to the circa 40 proctors in as many venues who made it all possible, some of whom were getting to grips with the task for the first time.

We were also delighted that a lot of people will have had their first opportunity to play our monthly, internationally-flavoured Hot100 quiz (thanks again to Cristian Pop in Romania for writing that). You can also view the scores for the Hot100 online at This Hot100 is still in-play in some territories, so if you’ve played already and want the answers, please e-mail me at You should be aware also that this monthly Hot100 quiz (issued free to participants at UK and Americas Grands Prix circuits) will form part of the new ‘International Circuit’ also launching next month (i.e. in addition to the Americas Circuit). The quiz is also available at venues outside of the UK/Americas, for example in Croatia, Ireland, and Netherlands (just three of many countries that play each month).

Americas Circuit February 10th, 2018.

We heartily congratulate Andrew Ullsperger of the USA who triumphed in this first Grand Prix aimed specifically at an Americas audience AND written by a resident of those continents (Paul Paquet in Canada). Andrew’s overall score (an aggregate of his best five genre scores) was an impressive 125.7, securing top podium spot above fellow US players Patrick Friel (runner-up with 123.8) and Raj Dhuwalia (third-place with 121.5). Behind them came Yogesh Raut (4th with 120.5), Chris Miller (5th with 118.7) and Shane Whitlock (6th with 117.1). The remaining top 10 places were filled with more big name players, familiar even to us Europeans many thousands of miles away; so a big shout-out to Victoria Groce, Tim Polley, Jerome Vered, and Kaya Chua. We must mention also two colossal genre scores, Patrick Friel and Andrew Ullsperger, each with gold medal winning totals of 29.5! And look also at the medal positions in Civilisation, barring ties it could not have been closer.

Here are the Americas medal positions, by genre.

Gold : 29.5 - Patrick Friel
2nd = : 28.7 - Tim Polley
2nd = : 28.7 - Raj Dhuwalia

Gold : 24.7 - Jerome Vered
Silver : 24.6 - Patrick Friel
Bronze: 24.5 - Shane Whitlock

Gold : 24.5 - Andrew Ullsperger
Silver : 23.7 - Yogesh Raut
Bronze: 22.6 - Drew Scheeler

Gold : 24.3 - Andrew Ullsperger
Silver : 24.2 - Deb Stowell
Bronze: 23.5 - Patrick Friel

Gold : 29.5 - Andrew Ullsperger
Silver : 27.4 - Victoria Groce
Bronze: 26.4 - Yogesh Raut

Gold : 25.4 - Raj Dhuwalia
Silver : 22.1 - Kaya Chua
Bronze: 21.3 - William Blashka

We look forward to as many as possible of you joining us for the inaugural Grand Prix of the circuit on Saturday March 10th. In the meantime, anyone who missed the chance to play who wants to see how they would have got on can purchase the questions from our online store.

Ranking Event - Overseas results

As we said, over 60 players outside of the Americas took part. You can view their scores online. In the coming days we’ll put up an unofficial, information-only putting the two sets of results together.

We say well done to reigning European Quizzing Champion Pat Gibson who finished top with 119.2, ahead of fellow England team mate Kevin Ashman (114.5) and Scottish International Anne Hegerty (113.4). Behind them came Irish International Dave McBryan (111.3), former ‘Brain of Britain’ Barbara Thompson (105.0), and Malaysian-based Indian Movin Miranda (102.0). The remaining top 10 places were filled by Martin Wightman (UK), Ravikant Avva (Singapore), Chris Quinn (UK), and Paddy Duffy (Ireland). Well done to them. I'll also give a shout-out to Mark Preston in England who scored a very creditable 22.2 on Sport & Games – well done!

Here are the Overseas medal positions, by genre.

Gold : 28.9 – Pat Gibson
Silver : 27.5 – Anne Hegerty
Bronze: 27.4 – Barbara Thompson

Gold : 24.5 – Kevin Ashman
Silver : 23.6 – Dave McBryan
Bronze: 23.5 – Pat Gibson

Gold : 21.4 – Colin Daffern
Silver : 19.7 – Pat Gibson
Bronze: 19.5 – Anne Hegerty

Gold : 21.5 – Pat Gibson
Silver : 21.4 – Barbara Thompson
Bronze: 19.4 – Paddy Duffy

Gold : 26.4 – Anne Hegerty
Silver : 25.6 – Pat Gibson
Bronze: 25.4 – Dave McBryan

Gold : 22.2 – Mark Preston
Silver : 21.4 – Kevin Ashman
Bronze: 20.4 –Aaron Linge

We look forward to as many as possible of you joining us for the inaugural Grand Prix of the Americas circuit on Saturday 10th March (not forgetting the UK Grand Prix at Northampton on 3rd March). In the meantime, anyone who missed the chance to play who wants to see how they would have got on can purchase the questions from our online store.

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I think we're just waiting for the scores from two venues, then we will be able to declare the winners. (If you missed out on taking part yesterday, the Americas Quizzing Circuit questions will be available to buy later today.)
Please maintain radio silence around the questions until we have all the scores in. Thank you!

The pre-season Americas Quizzing Circuit is underway and the results will appear here today:

Outside of Americas:


They update when proctors submit their results, so you can see the scores coming in live throughout the day! A leader board combining the scores from all venues will be posted after all the scores are in.

If your score has been entered incorrectly, please let your proctor know. They can correct it.


Jane x

PS. Please remember that the quiz is LIVE until tomorrow, so the questions must NOT be discussed publicly until we give you the all clear.
PPS. The questions will go on sale tomorrow.

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Registration has CLOSED for the pre-season Americas quiz on Saturday. If you haven't registered, please contact your proctor directly. If you don't know your proctor, you can email me and I will put you in touch -

The questions for the new Americas Quiz are going out later today! Registration is open for another five hours via
(UK players - the questions were posted out to proctors yesterday. If you want to join a venue, you need to contact your proctor to see if they have enough papers - we sent spares.)

The questions are ready. Twenty-five venues have confirmed. It's almost time for the pre-season Americas Quizzing Circuit event - 10 February.

Online registrations close at midnight (UK time) on Thursday to give your proctors time to print out the questions. Please register at



Ottawa, ON

Chicago, IL
Cranford, NJ
Greenwood, IN
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Mountain Home, AR
New York, NY
Pittsburgh, PA
San Diego, CA
Steamboat Springs, CO
Tulsa, OK
Vancouver, WA

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Rest of the World




UK (Please note: UK participants need to reg by noon on Wednesday as we are posting the questions to proctors)
Edinburgh (tbc)


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We are delighted to announce that Venice will be the location of the EQC in 2018. The event will take place from 9-11 November, with a pre-event trip on the 8th and a post-event trip that will take in Florence. The website for the event will be unveiled soon!

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We are delighted to announce a brand new monthly quiz circuit for the Americas. It will follow the same format (240-questions across six genres) and rules as the hugely successful UK circuit, BUT the questions for the Americas Quizzing Circuit will be written by Americans – the first (introductory set) is by Paul Paquet.

Anyone playing at a proctored site in the Americas from March will be able to earn rankings points, so Quizzing Grand Masters, Masters etc. will be declared ...

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