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Introduction to Quizbowl

Quizbowl
How Quizbowl Works

Tossup
Tossup-Bonus Format
Good quizbowl
How to Get Good at This Game
Hsquizbowl.org
How to Write Questions
NAQT
Trivia
Buzzers

How Collegiate Quizbowl Works

The circuit
ACF

Quizbowl basics

The Quizbowl Resource Center (hsquizbowl.org) is the most popular web site for quizbowl announcement and discussion on the Internet. It includes a message board, a blog-style front page, extensive packet archives, and a tournament schedule/results database. The site is owned by Matt Weiner and operated in conjunction with PACE, which has sponsored the site's web hosting costs since 2006.

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Forums

The forums are, by far, the most used portion of the site. It includes forums for the discussion and comparison of both high school and collegiate teams; praise and criticism for tournaments on the high school, college and trash circuits; and advertisement of upcoming tournaments. It also includes an area to discuss non-quizbowl topics and sports. The forums are operated under a formal charter designed to promote good quizbowl in general over the interests of any particular organization or person. The 2013-14 chief administrator of the forums is Andrew Hart.

Database

In the summer of 2011, Jeffrey Hill's Scobo services were migrated to hsquizbowl.org and updated to produce the Quizbowl Resource Database. The database allows tournament directors to create a calendar entry from their tournaments, upload stats files from their tournaments for permanent storage, and post their sets online.

Quizbowlpackets

In spring 2012, the resources of quizbowlpackets.com were migrated to the hsquizbowl web space.

Front page features

The front page features season previews and polls endorsed by the site. Currently, Mike Cheyne conducts the collegiate poll and Daniel Hothem conducts the high school poll with the assistance of George Berry.

History

The site was founded in summer 2000 on Geocities and moved to its own domain name in summer 2001. The forums were added in April 2003.

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