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Intramural Trivia Tournament !!

May 2005

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Tournament standings and statistics for prelims can be found here.

The playoff bracket can be found here.

The Stanford Quiz Bowl Club will host its 2005 Spring Intramural Tournament on weeknights in May. We will work with your team to schedule your preliminary matches on a single weeknight. The top teams will advance to the playoffs, to be held on Thursday, May 26th from 7pm to 9pm.

The questions will cover all academic subjects (history, science, literatue, fine arts, geography, social sciences, etc.), plus current events, pop culture and sports. Questions will probably be provided by National Academic Quiz Tournaments; here's a sample packet.

The tournament is FREE and is open to all Stanford students except current or former members of the Stanford Quiz Bowl Club, who cannot play without permission of the tournament director. We will not be letting experienced club members play.

A typical team has four players. Your team can have more than four players, but only four can play at a time. We encourage dorms, majors, and extracurricular groups to field teams, but you're welcome to just grab a few friends. We prefer not to have very many one-person or two-person teams, so email us if you're having trouble finding teammates. We can match you up with someone. Successful teams often have members with different areas of expertise (a science person, a literature person, etc.). No player can play for more than one team over the course of the tournament.

Prizes will be awarded to the winning team and to the top individual scorers.

To register, email a team name, plus the names and email addresses of your team members to Tell us all of the following nights you could play from 7pm-9pm:
Monday, May 9
Thursday, May 12
Monday, May 16
Thursday, May 19
If you can't make any of those times, tell us all of the following alternate nights you can make: May 10, 11, 17, or 18. Teams who can't make the playoffs on May 26th are still allowed to play in prelims.

Also, please tell us if you or your team members don't want to be added to a low-traffic email list (this is *not* the main Quiz Bowl Club list) for announcements of intramural quiz bowl events.

The deadline to register is 11:59PM on Monday, May 9, 2005. But please try to sign-up before then, since we hope to have some teams playing that day. After you register, club vice president Colleen Smith will email you back telling you when are where your matches will take place. Teams failing to arrive for their scheduled matches will forfeit them.

We will be playing a format similar to the standard college quiz bowl format; here are the rules. Questions about the rules can be answered by email or before the game begins.

Please, please don't cancel after the registration deadline or fail to show up for your games event.

To get a jump on the competition, we encourage you to come play trivia with us any Monday or Thursday night, any time between 7pm-10pm, in Room 60-62C. These practices are very informal; drop by when you can.

The Stanford Quiz Bowl Club runs and competes in many tournaments throughout the year, including special events for new players. Stay informed by joining our email lists:

To get the latest news on practices, special events, and tournaments we attend and host, join the club email list:
      Send an email to
      Include in the BODY of the message: subscribe quizbowl-club
      You should receive a welcome email if you do this right.

People interested only in occasional intramural play should join our low-traffic IM list instead:
      Send an email to
      Include in the BODY of the message: subscribe quizbowl-im
      You should receive a welcome email if you do this right.