Welcome to the College Bowl Club at UCLA!

Practice for Spring 2015

Tuesdays from 6 pm to 8 pm, Rolfe 3115

What's New for 2014-2015 (Including Upcoming Tournaments)

  • UCLA got second place at PADAWAN at UCSD on Saturday, October 11. Results are here.
  • UCLA hosted Introductory Collaborative Collegiate Set on Saturday, October 25. UCLA A tied for 2nd while UCLA B tied for 5th. Results are here.
  • UCLA got first place at ACF Fall at Pomona on Saturday, November 8. Results are here.
  • UCLA hosted TWAIN XIII on Saturday, November 15. Results are here.
  • UCLA hosted DEES on Sunday, January 11. Results are here.
  • UCLA won the Division II championship at ACF Regionals at Stanford on Saturday, January 24. Results are here.
  • UCLA won the Division II championship at NAQT SCT at Pomona on Saturday, February 7. Results are here.
  • UCLA tied for third place at George Oppen at UCSD on Saturday, February 21. Results are here.
  • UCLA tied for 19th place at NAQT ICT Division II at the Hilton Atlanta hotel in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, March 28. Results are here.
  • UCLA tied for fifth place at MUT at UCSD on Sunday, April 5. Results are here.
  • UCLA tied for 34th place at ACF Nationals at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19. Results are here.
  • UCLA got fourth place at STIMPY at Caltech on Saturday, April 25. Results are here.
  • Archive of older news.

What We Do

Quizbowl is an academic competition format pitting one team of up to four players against another team of up to four players. While a question describing a certain event, person, phenomenon, or entity is being read, the players individually compete to see who can buzz in first with the correct answer to the tossup. Teams can then work together to answer bonus questions when a member of their team gets the tossup right.

Quizbowl is similar to formats like academic decathlon, academic olympiad, knowledge master, and the TV show Jeopardy! in that it rewards knowledge to those most prepared to demonstrate it. Many of our past and present team members have utilized this knowledge to win large sums of money in game shows like Jeopardy! and Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Although quizbowl generally covers areas that are academic in nature (such as literature, history, sciences like biology and chemistry and physics, fine arts, religion, mythology, philosophy, geography, social sciences like psychology and economics and linguistics, and current events), we also play on questions geared towards popular culture, such as music, movies, sports, and general knowledge. We travel throughout California to places like San Diego, Claremont, Pasadena, and Stanford, in addition to national tournaments in places like Chicago, New York, Atlanta, and Detroit, and raise money for our trips by hosting tournaments.

See also our info-packed handout for new group members and a summary.

Useful Info

Any Other Questions?

Come to one of our practices, or email us.