Louisiana community college team

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Louisiana community college team

Postby kanspa » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:33 pm

Hi everyone,

I recently became the coach of the quiz bowl team at Delgado Community College in New Orleans. We've traditionally only played in an Honors tournament that we set up every spring during our state Honors conference, but my team members have expressed interest in fielding an "official" team from the entire student body and competing more than just once a year.

I'm completely new at this (I never played in college), so would you folks suggest that we enter tournaments open to all colleges in our area, or should we only stick to community college tournaments? Also, I wasn't able to find a list of schools in our area that have teams - does a list like that exist so I can see what other Gulf South teams we'd be up against?

Thanks for your help,
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Re: Louisiana community college team

Postby Important Bird Area » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:46 pm

Welcome to the forums!

Consider NAQT's community college program for spring 2014; there should be a Mississippi sectional site that would be convenient for your team.

The Tulane team should be along shortly to fill you in on college tournaments in your area; one that might be a good option for this spring is the University of Alabama's mirror of the Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament.
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Re: Louisiana community college team

Postby mhayes » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:28 pm

Hi Kendra. You guys are fortunate in that the most active college club in the state (Tulane) is just a few miles away. You may want to contact Ryan McLaren (jrynmac -at- gmail.com) to see about holding joint practices.

ULL also has a team, though they are less active. La Tech is also in the process of forming a team, though of course they are much further away.
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Re: Louisiana community college team

Postby Victor Prieto » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:53 pm

Houston is also very far away, but Rice often hosts tournaments, and we're always welcome to have teams from Louisiana.
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