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Welcome to the UCLA College Bowl Club!

Practice for Fall 2014

TBD

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

What We Do

Quiz bowl 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.

Quiz bowl 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 quiz bowl generally cover 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 to places like Berkeley, Chicago, New York, St. Louis, and Ann Arbor, and raise money for our trips by hosting tournaments.

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

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Any Other Questions?

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