Quizbowl Packet Archive: A database containing most non-NAQT quizbowl question sets since the start of modern quizbowl. These packets are great for scrimmages or self-study!
QB Reader: A question reader and searchable question database that pulls from the archive. In its default mode, QB Reader will reveal tossups to you one word at a time from a chosen question set. It also has a bonus mode, a multiplayer mode, and a database mode, which contains powerful search tools. You can use the database mode to generate custom question batches with category and difficulty constraints, or search for questions with a specific answerline.
NAQT Podcasts: Recordings of matches from the NAQT national championships. These recordings are a great way to experience what the top leve of competition is actually like.
Protobowl: A real-time quizbowl web app for playing quizbowl with your friends. Warning: Can be extremely addictive.
The OPTUDB: The OP Tossup Database. Contains most tossups (sorted by category) written up to 2016. I honestly have no idea where this came from (possibly Stevenson High School?), but it's a pretty good resource.
Qwiz5: A good place to start for new players. It provides an intro to common topics in many quizbowl subjects.
Bonus Entry Sheets: This spreadsheet allows you to input your scores on bonuses and calculates averages for you (automatically split by category). Leave a note describing bonus parts that you missed, so you can come back to them later.
Quizbowl Megadocument: This is a living document containing all resources recommended to improve by quizbowl players at the University of Washington. Resources are tagged by type and quizbowl subject. Feel free to comment suggestions so we can keep this document up to date!
World Lit Hub: This document provides links to literature guides covering several different regions of the world. These guides are less about listing clues that will get you good buzzes and more about telling you what to study. Each guide comes with a "companion packet" featuring tossup + bonus questions related to the material, so you can ask a friend to test your knowledge after completion.
Famous Operas: A list of the operas that come up most frequently in quizbowl with some basic information about each. Like the literature guides, this guide is more about telling you what to study and will not function super well as a standalone guide.
Canonical American + British Authors: A list of American and British authors that come up frequently in quizbowl, as well as a couple of the most notable works. This guide is primarily targeted towards the high school game (more authors show up in college), but it should be somewhat applicable to the college game as well.
Canonical Philosophers: A list of philosophers that come up frequently in quizbowl. This guide is primarily targeted towards the high school game (more philosophers show up in college), but it should be somewhat applicable to the college game as well.
World History Hub: Links to a few resources I made in high school about world history, mostly military history. These guides are more detail-oriented and probably contain enough information for you to get a good buzz or two. I'm not as proud of these ones, but they still contain a lot of interesting information. These guides also come with companion packets for practice.
The Quizbowl Commmunity
Quizbowl Lingo: Neg? RMP? Stock? This page should cover most of your questions about weird quizbowl words. An abbreviated glossary can be found here.
ACF Quizbowl: Website for ACF, the premier college quizbowl question writing organization. They host what is typically the most popular quizbowl tournament of the year, ACF Fall, as well as the national tournament ACF Nationals.
hsquizbowl Forums: Forums for discussion of quizbowl at the high school and collegiate level.
NAQT: Website for NAQT, the largest quizbowl organization in the United States. They primarily focus on high school competition, but they do college competition as well, most notably ICT.
Quizbowl Discord: Enter at your peril. In all seriousness, the quizbowl Discord has pretty bad discourse most of the time, so you might want to think twice before joining.
QB Wiki: Articles about the community and every aspect of the game.
Greater Pennsylvania Quizbowl: Technically a blog for PA quizbowl only, but it has a lot of great resources under the "Quizbowl Essentials" sidebar. They also have a quizbowl podcast.
ACF: Every year, ACF hosts four tournaments that edit packets submitted by the participants rather than trying to create questions from scratch. With the exception of ACF Fall, all tournament attendees are required to submit half a packet's worth of questions. Plus, early packet submissions come with a nice discount. If UW is playing a given ACF tournament, you can volunteer to write part of UW's half packet. Just send a message to one of the officers! For ACF Fall, the rolling deadline for submissions runs roughly as follows:
ACF Fall: August - September
ACF Winter: September - October
ACF Regionals: November - December
ACF Nationals: January - February
This is most likely the way that you will be introduced to question writing, as UW will be in need of new writers every year to provide these questions. Once you gain experience, you can also apply for an editor position. Editor applications are accepted from May to early June.
PACE Mentorship Program: PACE is a quizbowl organization that writes a national championship for high schoolers. Every year, they take on new writers for this prestigious question set as part of a mentorship program that is staffed by very experienced question writers. This is probably the most accessible way to get into question writing, and the people you meet will be able to connect you with future opportunities. PACE generally takes submissions in early September.
NAQT: NAQT is generally the most "prestigious" of the quizbowl writing gigs; it pays up to $12.41 per tossup, which is well above the normal rates. However, applications are quite competitive. NAQT accepts applications between June 1 and July 31 of every year.
NHBB: NHBB stands for National History Bee and Bowl. NHBB hosts tournaments for middle schoolers and high schoolers that cover history and history-adjacent subjects. Even though the company does not host standard quizbowl tournaments, it uses pretty similar questions. However, most of the content is history-focused, so this opportunity works best for history writers. NHBB is always hiring!
hsquizbowl: There are calls for writers and editors cropping up on the forums all the time! If you get lucky, you might find a lucrative opportunity!
Misconduct Reporting Form: This is a website to answer questions about and/or report misconduct in the quizbowl community. A link to the actual form can be found here.
College Quizbowl Calendar: A detailed schedule of upcoming college tournaments, including difficulty and the number of known mirrors.
College Quizbowl Map: A detailed schedule of upcoming college tournaments, including difficulty and the number of known mirrors.
Tournament Hosting Instructions: Instructions for Ophir's personal scorekeeping and TD assistance service, which handles most of the logistics related to hosting a quizbowl tournament. If you would prefer to do it yourself, you can use TJ sheets (linked above).
Club Constitution: Official club constitution for the quizbowl RSO. The document is pretty outdated and will be updated at some point.