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University of Washington Quizbowl

UPDATE: Fall quarter 2014 practice: Mondays and Thursdays in Savery Hall 155 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, starting Thursday, September 25th.

Practices are open to everyone; you do not have to attend every practice to be on the team, nor do you have to stay for the entire time-slot.

Coming up soon: Elections for 2014-2015 officer positions (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and webmaster).

What is Quizbowl?

Quizbowl is a team activity where students from different universities compete against each other on questions spanning a wide range of academic and pop culture disciplines. Questions are broken up into two general types: tossups and bonuses. On tossups, teams attempt to buzz in before the other team with the correct answer, demonstrating that they have superior knowledge of a subject because the clues go from hard to easy. When a team correctly answers a tossup, they are given a bonus where they can work together to answer questions on a related subject. The winner of the round is the team with the most points after 20 tossups.

Quizbowl is somewhat similar to Knowledge Bowl and History Bee/Bowl. We'll go over the differences at practice.

It's a great way to reward your intellectual curiosity, learn new things, or to just have fun hanging out with interesting people.

If you would like more information or have questions that have not been answered here, or if you would like to be added to the email list for updates on upcoming tournaments, please contact: uwquizbowl@gmail.com

Resources:

High School Quizbowl Resource Center – forums for discussion of quizbowl at the high school and collegiate level
Quiz Bowl Wiki – articles about every aspect of the game
Past Results