16th World Quizzing Championships to be hosted at Curtin University

Quiz master Aaran Mohann. Picture: Will Russell d482535
Quiz master Aaran Mohann. Picture: Will Russell d482535

WHETHER it is history, sport, popular culture or science, West Australians can put their general knowledge to the test when the 16th World Quizzing Championships comes to Perth next month.

Held in Perth for the first time, the international event will run simultaneously with more than 100 other events in 45 countries.

Event organiser Aaran Mohann said the championship had a few differences to the quiz nights most were familiar with, as the questions were a bit harder and participants worked individually rather than as a team.

However, he said it would be a great challenge for trivia-loving locals to sink their teeth into.

“First up there is an hour-long ‘test paper’ covering four topics from the eight categories: culture, entertainment, history, lifestyle, media, sciences, sport and games, and world,” he said.

“There will be 30 questions from each topic, so 120 questions to cover in this time, then we will swap papers and mark them, before a break for lunch and then sit another hour-long paper covering the remaining four topics.

“If you’re interested in quizzing and think you are good at it, this is a great chance to have fun while seeing if you are good enough.

“For many people who attend pub quizzes or quiz nights and enjoy the feeling of answering questions and learning some fascinating facts about the world, this is really the place you want to be.”

The winner will be dubbed Australian Quiz Champion and earn selection to the 2018 Asian Quizzing Championship in Kuala Lumpur later this year.

The 16th World Quizzing Championship is at Curtin University on June 2.

For more information or to register visit www.quizzingaustralia.org.

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