Quiz League of London
We have two team resident teams, The ITONIANS and The BARBS, who are currently in the 1st Division and we also host many of the leagues committee meetings here too.
These quiz evenings are of the highest standard and attract some of the biggest personalities in quizzing, some who have been outright winners Brain of Britain and Mastermind including Kevin Ashman the UK's most successful quizzer of all time, who is currently appearing in BBC's Eggheads series, all of whom come to visit at some point during the season.
THE TEAM FORMAT
Two teams, one HOME, one AWAY play each other, responding, perhaps alternatively, often orally to a Question Master. Positions for a typical league quiz is played in the QLL, SK Scorekeeper, QM Question master TK timekeeper.
Many varying formats exist, one of the most widely played having been devised as a game used by soldiers when relaxing is usually known as the QLL format. It consists of 64 questions in 8 rounds of 8 questions each asked to individuals on the teams alternately. Correctly answering your own question scores 2 points though it can be passed within the team (if the player chooses not to answer) or over to the other team (if the player or team answer wrongly) for one point.
In the QLL format, there is no conferring as such. Where a player decides not to answer their question, the team captain will normally decide which other member of the team is to answer by assessing the hand signals made by the players on the team and his/her own judgement. The opposition will also use hand signals to decide who is to answer the question in the event of it being passed over. After 4 rounds, the order of answering changes so the team who began round 1 going first begin round 5 going second. This is done by switching each team's questions from A to B or from B to A depending on which questions they started with.
Other formats exist that involve more conferring within teams, list rounds and "pick a category" rounds. The QLL format is played by the main leagues in London and in Merseyside.