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College Bowl FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about the academic trivia game College Bowl.

This FAQ about the academic trivia game College Bowl was compiled and written by George Atendido aten0001@tc.umn.edu with numerous contributions by others.

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-0) What is College Bowl, and do I have to bring my own ball?
CB is a game in which two teams face off, earning points by ...
-1) How do I get information about tournaments (school or ACUI)? (College Bowl)
Campus tournaments at your school are generally held by your school'...
-2) What is the difference between CB and ACF? (College Bowl)
CB is an academic quiz game created by Don Reid which pits two teams of ...
-2a) What other quiz bowl formats are available? (College Bowl)
[adapted after Lillian Parker]...
-2b) What are the rules of the various formats? (College Bowl)
The official College Bowl rules appear in the College Bowl Information ...
-2c) What is "blitzing"? (College Bowl)
In CB, players are exhorted to be as precise as possible in their answers. ...
-3) Do you have to be an undergrad to play, or are grad students / staff / unaffiliated people OK? (College Bowl)
That depends. Many schools do not restrict graduate student ...
-4) What kind of questions are asked? (College Bowl)
Questions span the entire range of human knowledge. A typical round ...
-4a) What is "trash"? (College Bowl)
Trash subjects are generally considered to be current events, sports, ...
-5) What is the difference between CB and Jeopardy!? (College Bowl)
First, the obvious: Jeopardy! is a game show that appears on TV, and CB ...
-5a) How does one become a Jeopardy! contestant? (College Bowl)
This question really isn't related to CB per se, but it gets asked a lot,...
-6) Is there a contact list of CB club presidents? (College Bowl)
Actually, there is a list maintained for contacts for CB and ACF ...
-6a) Are there any "special interest" CB/ACF mailing lists? (College Bowl)
Gaius Stern publishes the West Coast Newsletter. It's geared primarily ...
-7) How did CB start? (College Bowl)
College Bowl was created by Don Reid. Started on Radio in 1953, ended ...
-8) What makes a question "good"? (See also Question 11a.) (College Bowl)
A good question is one that is both fair and moves from obscurity to clarity....
-9) What is a good way to recruit people or get a club started? (College Bowl)
If you are interested in starting up a new CB club at your school, ...
-9a) How do I run the campus tournament? (College Bowl)
(Most of this section from Pat Matthews)...
-10) What equipment do I need to play CB? (College Bowl)
To properly play a CB match, you will need a room that is relatively ...
-10a) Whom can I buy equipment from? (College Bowl)
(After John Palmatier)...
-11) Aside from buying questions from CBI, how can I get more questions to use in practice? (College Bowl)
The first answer is: write them on your own (see question 11a). Getting ...
-11a) How do I write questions? (College Bowl)
Like anything else, the art of question writing is acquired only ...
-12) Who gets to go to the regionals? (College Bowl)
(Pat Matthews)...
-12a) What are the regions for College Bowl competition? (College Bowl)
Region 1: ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, Canadian ...
-12b) Who are the defending CBI regional champions? (College Bowl)
(after David Tuttle)...
-13) What schools have won the National Championship? (College Bowl)
For CB, since the beginning of the campus program....
-13a) How does a school get to Nationals? (College Bowl)
For CB, it's simple. The 15 region winners go. In addition, one ...
-14) What schools normally host invitationals, and when are they? (College Bowl)
There are many schools that host invitationals, in addition to CBI and ...
-14a) How does my school go about running its own invitational? (College Bowl)
That's a subject worthy of its own FAQ! Running an invitational ...
-14b) What's all this flap about registering tournaments and license fees? (College Bowl)
CBI holds copyrights and/or trademarks on many items, such as the name ...
-15) Are there any books available on College Bowl/ACF?
There are countless question-and-answer books out there, but they don't ...
-15a) Is there a College Bowl historian/history available on the net?
CBI has kept records dating from the game show days, but their ...
-16) How are players ranked? (College Bowl)
(Pat Matthews)...
-16a) How are statistics kept? (College Bowl)
It depends on the host. Every tournament uses scoresheets to track ...
-16b) What are "VVB's"? (College Bowl)
(after Matt Colvin)...
-16c) What are "CUR's"? (College Bowl)
(after Matt Colvin)...
-17) What are the policies for FAQ submission? (College Bowl)
(Pat Matthews, revised by George Atendido)...









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