Help KSU Quiz Bowl by Eating Wings!

The Kansas State quiz bowl club is partnering with Buffalo Wild Wings in Aggieville for an “Eat Wings, Raise Funds” fundraiser.  If you present the event ticket to your server at any time on Wednesday, December 5, Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10% of your food sales to the Kansas State Quiz Bowl Club.  Print the ticket or show it on your phone, and come to Buffalo Wild Wings to eat good food for a good cause!

View and print ticket here!

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ACF Fall 2012 at Minnesota

On the first weekend of this month we traveled to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis for ACF Fall 2012.  This is the first time we have taken two full teams of four players each to a tournament since the 2007-08 season, and we also brought a volunteer staffer for a total of nine members attending.  This is also the farthest we have travelled for a tournament in several years, even farther than Illinois, where we went for ACF Regionals last year.  The tournament was well-run, and we enjoyed playing against a new group of teams, all of which were good competitors.  The A team went 5-4, which was good for 5th place, while the B team went 1-8, ending up tied for 8th.  (See the next post below for detailed results and info on other tournaments we’ve attended this season.)  While we would have liked to have increased the numbers in the win column a bit, overall we were happy with the way we played, and we definitely had a great time at the tournament.  All this is well and good, but the real reason this tournament gets its own post is that we got some good pictures of the team together.

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The first group of pictures are from the final round of the day featuring K-State B (the four on the left) vs. K-State A (the four on the right).  The members competing are, from left to right:  Sam Martin, Zach Arnberger, Brian Hampel, Katie Gentry, Trevor Steiner, Ben Detrixhe, Jason Beets, and Kenny Uphoff.  Mike Uphoff is in the audience.

In the two group pictures with us standing, the order from left to right is: Sam Martin, Trevor Steiner, Brian Hampel, Zach Arnberger, Mike Uphoff, Kenny Uphoff, Jason Beets, Ben Detrixhe, Katie Gentry.

The final picture shows Kenny, Ben, Mike, Jason, Trevor and some of the Minnesota players and tournament volunteers competing in an informal scrimmage after the tournament.

2012-2013 Tournament Attendance and Results

The 2012-2013 season is well under way with a great group of newcomers and veterans!  Below you can find basic information about the tournaments we have attended, with links to more detailed results, as well as info about upcoming tournaments.

Attended:

QUARKSept. 29 — Truman State University — Kirksville, MO —  K-State A – 3rd out of 9 teams – 1 player among top ten individual scorers — K-State B — 9th out of 9 teams — Detailed Results

ACF Fall 2012 – Nov. 3 – University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN – K-State A – 5th out of 10 teams – 1 player among top ten individual scorers – K-State B – tied 8th out of 10 teams – Detailed Results

Future:

NAQT Sectionals 2013 early February –  TBD

ACF Regionals 2013late February — TBD

Possibly more to be added…

Prospective members:  We hope you will join us for future quiz bowl meets!  Joining the team is easy–just start showing up to practice as often as your schedule allows.  See below for more info on our team or contact us at ksuquizbowl@gmail.com.

2011-2012 Tournament Attendance and Results

The 2011-2012 season was our best in several years!  Below you can find basic information about the tournaments we attended, with links to more detailed results.

Attended:

Missiles of October — Oct. 1 — Rock Bridge High School — Columbia, MO — 5th out of 14 teams, one player 2nd among individual scorers — Detailed Results

ACF Fall 2011 – Nov. 5 – Truman State University – Kirksville, MO – 2 teams from K-State competing for the first time since 2008!  We were happy to have enough new members to do this! — K-State A — 3rd out of 8 teams — 2 players among top ten individual scorers — K-State B — 6th out of 8 teams — 1 player among top ten individual scorers — Bagel Prize — Detailed Results

NAQT Sectionals 2012 – Feb. 4 –  Oklahoma State University – Stillwater, OK  – 4th out of 12 teams, one player 1st among individual scorers – Detailed Results

ACF Regionals 2012Feb. 18 — University of IllinoisUrbana/Champaign, IL – K-State A — 9th out of 14 teams — 1 player among top ten individual scorers — K-State B — 14th out of 14 teams — Detailed Results

Prospective members:  We hope you will join us for future quiz bowl meets!  Joining the team is easy–just start showing up to practice as often as your schedule allows.  Next year our practices will be in room 206 of the Student Union at our usual time of 6:30 to 8:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  See below for more info on our team or contact us at ksuquizbowl@gmail.com.

Welcome Back!

It’s time for another year of quiz bowl at K-State!  Come see us sometime and join the team!

We’re practicing half an hour later this year, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., still Tuesdays and Thursdays, still in room 206 of the Student Union.

The Wildcat 91.9 Visits K-State Quiz Bowl

K-State’s student radio station, the Wildcat 91.9, visited us last spring to learn more about what we do, and their TV department put together this video (we have connections!). The video, which shows us having actual fun, should give you some basic info and an idea of what our practices are like. For even more on our club, see our other posts below.

Members featured in this video:  Ben Detrixhe, Mike Uphoff, Kenny Uphoff, Scott Roberts, Jeff Wilson.  Also featuring members of the Wildcat 91.9 TV department.

The Kansas State Quiz Bowl Club wishes you a great year!

2010-2011 Tournament Attendance and Results

K-State competed in 4 tournaments in the 2010-2011 season.  Below you can find basic information about the tournaments with links to more detailed results.

Attended:

ACF Fall 2010Nov. 6 — Truman State University — Kirksville, MO — Result:  4th out of 9 teams, 3 players among top 10 individual scorers — Detailed Results

NAQT Sectionals 2011 Feb. 5 — Missouri State University — Springfield, MO — Result:  tied 6th out of 11 teams in Division II (undergraduate) — Detailed Results

ACF Regionals 2011Feb. 26 – Washington University — St. Louis, MO — Result:  12th out of 18 teams — Detailed Results

Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament MirrorApril 30 – Rock Bridge High School — Columbia, MO — Result:  9th out of 12 teams, 1 player among top 10 individual scorers — Detailed Results

Prospective members:  We hope you will join us for future quiz bowl meets!  Joining the team is easy–just start showing up to practice as often as your schedule allows.  See below for more info on our team or contact us at ksuquizbowl@gmail.com.

Welcome to the K-State Quiz Bowl Club

Hello and welcome to the Kansas State Quiz Bowl Club website!  This first post will answer a few basic questions about our club.

Why is K-State Quiz Bowl awesome?

Quiz bowl makes you think about an immense variety of interesting things which may not even cross your mind otherwise.  And college quiz bowl is especially cool because we students run everything, so we can develop leadership skills during our serious moments, and have fun and joke when we want. 

When do we practice?

We meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in room 206 in the K-State Student Union.  If you cannot make it to every practice, that is fine—just drop by when you have time! 

Where do we compete?

We travel to compete at other colleges several times a year as our schedules and budget allow.  Generally we travel to nearby states, with Missouri and Oklahoma being most common.

How are college quiz bowl questions different from what I saw in high school?

Of course, college questions are more difficult, but there are a few more simple differences.  If you competed in Kansas Scholars Bowl in high school, you had 16 questions per round on a range of subjects.  In college, these questions would be called tossups.  If a player answers a tossup correctly, his or her team has a chance to answer a bonus question. Here is a bit more information on these two types of questions.

Tossups:

  • 10 pts each
  • 20 per round
  • Wordier than in high school
  • No math computation or language translation
  • Teammates may not confer

Bonuses:

  • Given to team for correctly answering a tossup
  • Usually in 3 parts worth 10 pts. each
  • Team may confer
  • Captain gives answer

If you read this far, you are probably pretty serious about quiz bowl at K-State.  Please drop by for practice sometime, or join our facebook group!