are very popular here in the UK...
But I didn't realise how popular they are
around the world. Here is some pub quiz news from
Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia
Leagues and competitions
A quiz league is an organisation that runs quizzes, normally in
pubs, though such competitions are distinct from the standard pub
quiz as they will normally involve two teams and often include a
number of individual questions. No prizes are normally awarded at
such a league match, but prizes and kudos may go to the quiz team
winning a league or a knockout competition. The National Trivia
Association runs a nationwide contest involving various pub trivia
games played around the US.
Teams from throughout a region, county, state or country meet
annually for more prestigious competitions, with greater prizes.
Representative teams may either be the best team from each pub, or a
team selected from the best individuals.
Livewire Entertainment in New Zealand have held an annual Champion
of Champions quiz in Auckland since 1999. Initially open to teams
from pubs within the greater Auckland region, it is now open to
teams from throughout New Zealand. In practice, travel costs prevent
most teams from the lower North Island and the South Island
participating, although Christchurch, Nelson and Wellington have all
In the United States National Trivia Association presents "The
Riddle", a finals event open to eligible teams who play the official
NTA "Quizzo!" live trivia game. Approximately a thousand players
attended the 2008 event in Atlantic City, New Jersey.