We practice in room 416, Wednesdays during Activities and 5th and Tuesdays and Fridays 3:00-5:00 PM (you can pop in and leave whenever you need to). Please feel free to drop by and join us!
What is Quiz Bowl?
Quiz Bowl (also spelled "quizbowl") is an academic competition played in high school and college (although middle school students at Hunter are welcome to join). It is similar to the popular TV game show Jeopardy! in that questions are read to competitors, who then buzz in to answer, but it differs in that quiz bowl questions are much more difficult and better-written than Jeopardy! clues, and cover mostly academic subjects, with very little trivia.
Hunter's quiz bowl team is one of the top teams in the nation. We attend many regional and national tournaments throughout the year, both in the vicinity of New York (Long Island, New Jersey, Columbia University, Princeton, etc.) and all across the nation (Chicago, Washington, DC, Harvard, Yale, etc.), usually bringing 3-4 teams, so new players can get plenty of experience. In addition, we host an annual house-written tournament in the spring, with questions written and edited by the team, and an annual novice tournament in the fall.
We make use of technology in innovative ways, including IRC to hold online practices, Smartboards to keep score, and laptops to read questions and look up information during regular practices, and collaborating with quiz bowl players at other schools to write and edit tournament questions via Google Docs.
Photo cred to Colin McNamara
Congrats to our A team for winning the 2012 PACE National Scholastics Championship and to Lily Chen, the recipient of the 2012 Ben Cooper Young Ambassador Award!