2011 Fall Freshman Quiz League
Hey, freshmen!* Interested in academic trivia? Want dorm bragging rights? Come participate in the 2011 Fall Freshmen League, hosted by the Stanford Quiz Bowl Club.
The questions will cover all academic subjects (history, science, literature, fine arts, geography, social sciences, etc.), plus current events, pop culture and sports. Questions will be provided by National Academic Quiz Tournaments; here's a sample packet. 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 each game begins.
Tentatively, we plan on playing games twice a week. Games will take place in Building 160, Wallenberg Hall, on Monday and Thursday evenings. Games usually last about a half-hour. Two time slots are available: one at 21:00 and one at 21:30. Spaces will be allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be capped, so reserve your spot quickly!
The tournament is FREE and open to all Stanford freshmen. A typical team will have four players, all from the same dorm. Successful teams often have members with different areas of expertise (a science person, a literature person, etc.). Your team can have more than four players, but only four can play at a time. Consequently, if your dorm has more than four interested players, we recommend that you form multiple teams. Each team's composition can vary from week-to-week, so any freshman in your dorm can play on a given team. However, once a player plays for a team, he or she may not compete on another team, even if both teams are from the same dorm. In other words, a player may not play for more than one team.
Please be sure that your team will be able to play at the time slot you have selected. Teams failing to show up or arriving late by more than fifteen minutes will forfeit their match.
Competition will begin on Monday, October 24, 2011. Preliminary play will continue for a few weeks (depending on the number of teams that register), culminating in a elimination tournament in November. More details will be posted shortly.
Schedules, standings, statistics, and results will be available on this web site, as well as announcements and playoff teams.
In addition to dorm pride, there will be a number of awards at stake. A trophy will be awarded to the first-place dorm; also, high-scoring individual players will win all-star awards (to be announced later). In the past, such awards have included gift certificates to The Stanford Store, iTunes gift cards, Sixth Man memberships, and gift cards to local restaurants.
All teams must register via the form below. To register, designate a team captain for your dorm and complete the form below. Cleverness is appreciated for team names! Please indicate to us if you or your team members don't want to be added to a low-traffic email list for announcements of future intramural quiz bowl events. The deadline to register is 20:00 on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. The final schedule will be posted shortly after registration closes.
*Not a freshman? Check out the 2011 Fall Intramural Tournament!