Is there a word for a person who is interested in / regularly participate in quiz competitions (e.g. pub trivia nights)?

A sample sentence: My skills: Web development, UX design, (quiz wiz?), ...

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    The participant is called a contestant. – deadrat Sep 28 '16 at 5:40
  • @deadrat, thank you I know about contestant. Can you think of some other word that reflects the persons skill or keen interest in participating and winning quizzes? – Tony Vincent Sep 28 '16 at 5:49
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    Sorry, but perhaps someone knows a suitable BrE word for a fan of pub quiz nights. Don't all the participants want to win? – deadrat Sep 28 '16 at 5:53
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    @deadrat If you want a British word, I'd use punter: "chiefly British : customer, patron". This refers mite specifically to the regular patrons of a pub: those most likely to join in with such games. – BladorthinTheGrey Sep 28 '16 at 6:21
  • Hi Tony, welcome to English Language & Usage. You might not be aware that there are strict rules for single-word-requests: "To ensure your question is not closed as off-topic, please be specific about the intended use of the word. You must include a sample sentence demonstrating how the word would be used." [My emphasis]. You can add these details by clicking on the edit link. :-) – Chappo Hasn't Forgotten Monica Sep 28 '16 at 8:09

You probably can't get closer than quizzer.

Curiously there is no definition in any dictionary and most only state it being a derivation from quiz, but ODO has several example sentences. From these sentences it seems quite fitting to your needs.

‘The quizmaster went back a happy man despite the turnout, as this was ‘a focused bunch of quizzers, who answered most queries’.’

‘Needless to say, young quizzers are encouraged.’

‘Nobody likes a clever-clogs, however, especially not on television and so many of the quizzers play strategically dumb during the audition process in order to increase the sense of dramatic tension.’

‘She sits back in her garden chair, turning away from the quizzer.’ - ODO

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A contestant would fit. It connotes a more formal quiz competition.

A person who is involved in an activity or event : a person who participates in an activity or event

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How about Competitive? It means a person who has keen interest in joining and winning any competitions in general though, not only quizzes.

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    Or a Whiz, alternatively wiz. According to the freedictionary it's an informal term for someone who is particularly skilled at a specific field. For example a math whiz, or a computer wiz/whiz. So I hope it's also safe to say, 'quiz wiz'. – chesca Sep 28 '16 at 7:55

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