Long Island Quiz Bowl Alliance

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The Long Island Quiz Bowl Alliance (LIQBA) is a corporation founded by Joe Feldman to run High School tournaments on Long Island. Most notably, they have held the Island Cup since the 2019-2020 season, and ran a large number of online events in Spring 2020. They plan to expand in the 2022-2023 season and run the Island Cup, Garden Cup, Valley Cup, and Charter Cup in each of the four New York Tri-State subregions.

The LIQBA became the American Quizbowl League in July 2020, only to be split off again into an independent firm in May 2021.


The LIQBA was founded in May 2019 in response to the folding of KPAQT. In October of that year the first Island Cup was held, followed by the second event in February to good reviews.

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the LIQBA sponsored and ran six online events: BHSAT Online, SCOP Novice Online, James Blair Bowl Online, the Island Cup May Online, the Scottie online, and the Midsummer Classic.

Due to the success of the online events, in July 2020, the LIQBA was reorganized into the American Quizbowl League. The LIQBA was later spun off once again, hosting the Long Island Season Finale comeback tournament in May 2021 and returning the Island Cup to active play in the 2021-22 season.

The LIQBA branched out into adjacent areas of the New York Tri-State in 2022, hosting the inaugural Garden Cup in May 2022. The LIQBA is planning to host the Valley Cup and the Charter Cup in 2023.


Joe Feldman, formerly of Smithtown West, President (Since May 2019)

Nicole Pruitt of Bates College, formerly of Ridgewood, Outreach Coordinator (Since May 2020)

Aalok Bhattacharya of Staples, Connecticut Coordinator (Since April 2020)

Arjun Panickserry, formerly of W. T. Clarke, Assistant Tournament Director (Since May 2021); Online Tournament Coordinator (March to May 2020)

Aum Mundhe of Rutgers, formerly of Ridgewood, Assistant Tournament Director (Since February 2022)

Robert Wang of Livingston, High School Outreach Coordinator (Since May 2022)

Benny Feldman (No relation to Joe) of Hastings High School, Hudson Valley Coordinator (Since June 2022)

Past Associates

Em Gunter, Online Stats Coordinator (Resigned May 2020)

A robot, who was fired for being useless (Lasted under 30 minutes in April 2020)