May 27, 2009

Chicago and the USA take on the World in Trivia in the 2009 World Quizzing Championships

When: Saturday, June 6th, from 12pm to 2:30pm CT
Where: Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
What: The Chicago locale of the 2009 World Quizzing Championships

On Saturday, June 6th 2009, game show contestants, trivia players, and other know-it-alls will gather in Chicago and at locations in 10 states to test their wits against others across the globe during the World Quizzing Championships. The two-hour written test taken by individuals will cover popular and academic trivia in the areas of culture, entertainment, history, lifestyle, media, sport, science, and world topics. Questions included in the quiz have been written by representatives in Belgium, Estonia, India, USA and the UK, with help from Australia, Finland, the Netherlands, and Norway. Additional countries that will be participating in the quiz include Bangladesh, Canada, Croatia, Hungary, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Switzerland with more being added.

The Chicago locale will be hosted by Paul Bailey, the US lead represenative of the World Quizzing Championships who will be coming to Chicago.

What sort of questions will the competitors face, or more to the point, what won't be asked? This is the antithesis of a pub quiz, it is instead a global quiz for a global audience. Don't expect questions about local TV soap operas, local politics or any other local interest stories. Do expect questions about mythology, the Olympic Games, Disney films, the Solar System, wildlife, and Nobel Laureates; in short, expect questions for which participants from Buenos Aries, Monrovia, or Sydney might possibly know the answers. Sample questions can be found at

The World Quizzing Championships will consist of 200 questions divided into eight broad subjects. There is no cost to participate though participants are strongly encouraged to RSVP in advance. To RSVP, email or call 1-303-520-0200.

For more information or additional background, please visit and/or


International Quiz Association - USA Chapter Paul Bailey
c/o Game Show Congress PO Box 3037
Boulder, Colorado 80307-3037 USA
+1 303 520 0200 mobile tel
+1 303 957 5487 fax


International Quiz Association - Headquarters
United Kingdom
Jane Allen
Quizzing Ltd
+44 7789 073757 mobile tel