The very best quizzers from around the world are being invited to the 2013 European Quizzing Championships in Liverpool to battle it out head-to-head in the ultimate quiz challenge. The event itself will feature 24 quizzers in a series of knock-out events with a final that will be recorded and broadcast on the internet.
The following is the selection criteria for this first event. If you don’t think you’ll qualify and you’re coming to the EQC, fear not, you’ll be given ballots and will be entered into a draw for one of the three wild card places in 2013.
More details will follow.
To learn more about the format of the Masters: click here.
To see which quiz players have been selected to participate in the 2013 Masters: click here
|A. Most Recent Masters Tournament winner||0|
|B. Winners of IQA endorsed national championships in those countries whose collective results placed them among the top 10 ranked countries at the 2012 WQC.
These will be winners of the next editions of these championships held on/after 2012 WQC. Where the winner is unable or unwilling to travel, the place will be offered first to the runner-up, and if they also demure, the third-placed contestant. Where a country listed below does not yet hold a championship event, the place will instead be offered to the highest scoring player of that nationality at the 2013 WQC. For people travelling outside Europe who cannot make it to the EQC, their place is offered to the next high scoring player of their championships (or the 2013 WQC), or the third highest scorer etc.
UK (i.e. British Quizzing Championship)
USA (no competition, ref to WQC instead)
Canada (no competition)
India (no competition)
France (no competition)Note: Just as non-Europeans cannot win titles at the EQC, only players ‘local’ to each of the relevant National Championships can be regarded by the iQa as being its winner. So, for example, the top scoring Estonian player will be deemed to be the winner of the Estonian championship, even if a non-Estonian guest registers the highest score.
|C. Local winners of latest ‘Majors’:EQC individual 2012
Nordic 2012 (not scheduled for 2013)
TCONA (subs available from 2012)
MahaQuiz (subs available from 2012)
ASEAN 2012 (2013 will be after EQC)Note: Just as non-Europeans cannot win titles at the EQC, only players ‘local’ to each ‘Major’ can be regarded by the iQa as being its winner. So, for example, the top scoring Indian player will be deemed to be the winner of the MahaQuizzer, even when a non Indian registers the highest score. Likewise a ‘guest’ outperforming the locals at the Nordics, TCONA, or ASEAN championships will not qualify for the Masters via those routes.
|D. i. Current and last year’s WQC champions, if not already qualified, otherwise we invite the next highest scoring person not yet invited.
ii. Highest scoring person at WQC2013 of different gender to the winner. If already qualified, we take the next highest scoring WQC participant of different gender to the winner.
iii. Trawl the 2013 WQC result, in descending order, for three individuals using the following steps, i.e. until we reach 21 competitors…
1. From the Top 30, the top scoring player from each country (UK now split) if not already qualified. If a country’s top scoring player has already qualified, the invite DOES NOT transfer to another player of the same ‘nationality’.
2. Extra place per country from Top 30.
3. From people placed 31st to 50th, 1 per country per head iii.1 above.
4. Extra place per country from Top 50.
|E. EQC Wildcards – Number could increase if not all places filled above.||3|