In search of New Zealand's smartest pub quiz team

Every year a pub's quiz night culminates in a nationwide search for New Zealand's smartest pub quiz team, the best of which gather in a three hour extravaganza which is often only decided by a point or two!


New Zealand Pub Quiz Championships

Registrations for the 23rd annual New Zealand Pub Quiz Championship are officially open!

New Zealand’s premiere trivia event is back for its 23rd year. On Saturday 11 November, the best quiz-goers will gather all around the country to compete for the glory of being crowned New Zealand’s best quiz team. If you think you and your teammates have what it takes, fill in the form linked below, and send it to, alongside your entry fee.

This year’s venue is once again The Grand Hall at Auckland’s Eden Park. Reprising his role from last year is our host, BION’s own Matt Ansley.

The quiz itself is a normal (slightly elevated) BION quiz which you all know and love, with a few additions for the Championship event.

As usual, the top three teams will receive prizes (prizes TBC closer to the event), alongside the usual spot prizes and Best Dressed Team award.

The entry fee is $320 per team. Each team may have a maximum of eight people. Entries close at 5 pm on Monday 6th November. The event is strictly limited by the size of the venues, and spots will be given to teams who have registered and paid on a first-come-first-served basis, so get in quick!

SKY TV Pub Quiz Championships Table 2022–2000

Year Team Location
2022 The Disaster Artists The Rose and Thistle, Papanui, Christchurch
2021 No event
2020 Tough Crowd The Blacksmith, Takanini, AKL
2019 URAMIT The Sail and Anchor, Timaru
2018 The Brofessors The Lumsden Freehouse, Newmarket, AKL
2017 The Brofessors The Elephant Wrestler, Takapuna, AKL
2016 Fifty Shades of Freeman Freeman & Gray, Ponsonby, AKL
2015 Irrelephant The Dark Horse, Mairangi Bay, AKL
2014 Fifty Shades of Freeman Freeman & Grey, Ponsonby, AKL
2013 Eureka The Elephant Wrestler, Takapuna, AKL
2012 Once & Future Kings The Kingslander, Kingsland, AKL
2011 Space Monkeys McCarthy's, Parnell, AKL
2010 Steve McDonald's Bagpipes De Post, Mt. Eden, AKL
2009 Eddie M'Bubu Cambridge Hotel, Te Aro, WLG
2008 Ultimate Deathray The Drake, Freemans Bay, AKL
2007 The Men Who Would Be Kings Kingslander, Kingsland, AKL
2006 Eddie M'Bubu Exchange Hotel, Lower Hutt
2005 Eddie M'Bubu Murphy's Law, Petone, WLG
2004 NFI Bob Guada Mexican Bar, Manukau, AKL
2003 R & C Social Gables Tavern, Herne Bay, AKL
2002 Britomart Six Empire Tavern, CBD, AKL
2001 Champignons Horse & Trap, Mt. Eden, AKL
2000 Die, Di, Die Horse & Trap, Mt. Eden, AKL

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