Quiz Bowl Alliances

Anything that's on topic but doesn't fit elsewhere, including related events that might be of interest to quizbowl players (KMO, Science Bowl, etc).
Post Reply
alexdz
Rikku
Posts: 354
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:29 pm
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Quiz Bowl Alliances

Post by alexdz » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:51 am

There seem to be a growing number of quiz bowl alliances popping up these days. I thought maybe it would be useful to collect some info on these alliances in one centralized location. As each of our alliances develops resources, it would be worthwhile to share them with one another to maximize the efficiency of everyone's operations.

EDIT: I should clarify what I mean by alliances. While it's also true that state activities associations and coaches groups can provide much needed assistance to quiz bowl, I was thinking more about those groups of college students, alumni, and other supporters who have grown as a grassroots effort to support high quality quiz bowl in their respective regions. National organizations like PACE also do similar work but I think it's sufficiently at a different scale that it is less relevant to my original intent.

Missouri Quizbowl Alliance - Jeffrey Hill, President
Northern California Quizbowl Alliance - Jeff Hoppes, President
Oklahoma Quiz Bowl Alliance - contact?
Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance - Chris Romero, Director
Minnesota Quiz Bowl Alliance - R. Hentzel, Director
Gulf Coast Quiz Bowl Association - Ryan McLaren, President
Ontario Quiz Bowl Association - Ben Smith, President

Let me know if I missed anyone and I'll add to this list.
Last edited by alexdz on Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Alex Dzurick
====
Owner/Editor, SAGES Quizbowl Questions
====
University of Illinois ('15-'17)
MOQBA Secretary ('08-'15) ::: MACA Vice President ('13-'15)
South Callaway MS/6th Grade Coach ('12-'13) ::: University of Missouri ('08-'12)
ACUI Region 11 Coordinator ('10-'11) ::: South Callaway HS ('04-'08)

User avatar
Rococo A Go Go
Auron
Posts: 2236
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:08 am
Location: Louisville, KY

Re: Quiz Bowl Alliances

Post by Rococo A Go Go » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:58 am

http://kyquizbowl.org/ is obviously not built yet, but eventually we'll have a website that you can add to the list.
Nick Conder
Louisville, KY

"Your Honor, years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free."--Eugene V. Debs

User avatar
Geriatric trauma
Auron
Posts: 1123
Joined: Thu May 05, 2011 5:48 pm
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Re: Quiz Bowl Alliances

Post by Geriatric trauma » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:07 am

NCATA's website is pretty out of date, and we don't have the fancy "alliance" title, but it's a pretty active group of college players and coaches in North Carolina.
Ryan Rosenberg
North Carolina '16 | Ardsley '12
PACE | ACF

Housecarl Shield Wall
Kimahri
Posts: 6
Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:44 pm

Re: Quiz Bowl Alliances

Post by Housecarl Shield Wall » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:01 pm

The IHSSBCA is not actually called a "quizbowl alliance", but is the closest thing Illinois has that I know of. You might also want to include PACE as a national quizbowl alliance, but I suppose it's high-profile enough.
Spencer Tracy
Bloomington High School (Illinois), Class of 2015

User avatar
pajaro bobo
Wakka
Posts: 227
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:12 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: Quiz Bowl Alliances

Post by pajaro bobo » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:33 pm

There's not much going on with the GATA website but it exists and plenty of Georgia HS coaches are a part of it.
Alex Liu
Georgia Tech '1X
Chattahoochee '13

User avatar
Deviant Insider
Auron
Posts: 4397
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2004 6:08 am
Location: Chicagoland

Re: Quiz Bowl Alliances

Post by Deviant Insider » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:39 pm

You might want to specify what you mean by an alliance. NAQT keeps a list here. I don't know how often it is updated, and it includes some groups that you probably have little to no interest in working with.
David Reinstein
Head Writer and Editor for Scobol Solo and Masonics (Illinois), TD for New Trier Scobol Solo and New Trier Varsity, Writer for NAQT (2011-2017), IHSSBCA Board Member, IHSSBCA Chair (2004-2014), PACE Member, PACE President (2016-2018), New Trier Coach (1994-2011)

alexdz
Rikku
Posts: 354
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:29 pm
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Re: Quiz Bowl Alliances

Post by alexdz » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:00 pm

I've clarified a bit what my original intent was in the original post.

While it's great that there are a number of organizations doing quizbowl-building work, I was sort of purposefully excluding coaches associations, state governing bodies and activities associations and focusing on the sort of grassroots developmental work being done by other groups. Not that I think anyone should be excluded, by any means, but I hope you can see my thinking.
Alex Dzurick
====
Owner/Editor, SAGES Quizbowl Questions
====
University of Illinois ('15-'17)
MOQBA Secretary ('08-'15) ::: MACA Vice President ('13-'15)
South Callaway MS/6th Grade Coach ('12-'13) ::: University of Missouri ('08-'12)
ACUI Region 11 Coordinator ('10-'11) ::: South Callaway HS ('04-'08)

User avatar
Corry
Rikku
Posts: 328
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:54 pm

Re: Quiz Bowl Alliances

Post by Corry » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:12 pm

Corry Wang
Arcadia High School 2013
Amherst College 2017
NAQT Writer and Subject Editor

User avatar
Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Wakka
Posts: 139
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:18 pm

Re: Quiz Bowl Alliances

Post by Schmidt Sting Pain Index » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:21 pm

Some of my teammates and I are currently working on this kind of thing in order to expand the circuit in Delaware for the tournaments we host. We will try to probably do some high school outreach, but we are gonna mostly focus on middle school. I will post the link once we polish the site a bit more.

Edit: https://deqba.wordpress.com is the link. We have not added much, but we are going to add more in the future.
TWO-TIME HSNCT PARTICIPANT
TWO-TIME NSC PARTICIPANT
THREE-TIME NHBB PARTICIPANT
Varun Wadhwa
Charter School of Wilmington '15
University of Delaware (2013-)
Newark, DE

User avatar
CSQuizJags
Tidus
Posts: 656
Joined: Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:47 pm
Location: Cedar Shoals HS- Athens, Georgia

Re: Quiz Bowl Alliances

Post by CSQuizJags » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:35 am

AlexLiu wrote:There's not much going on with the GATA website but it exists and plenty of Georgia HS coaches are a part of it.
The GATA Website is getting a complete overhaul as we switch to a better webmaster, FYI.
Cedar Shoals HS Academic Team:
2011, 2012, and 2013 Classic City Academic Team Champions
2014 Region 8-AAAAA Varsity and JV Champions
2013 GATA Class AAAAA JV State Champions
2014 WSB-TV HighQ Tournament Champions
Arthur Banks, Advisor

Mnemosyne
Wakka
Posts: 164
Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 12:11 am

Re: Quiz Bowl Alliances

Post by Mnemosyne » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:18 am

Nick Collins
C. E. Byrd '12 (Shreveport, LA)
Louisiana Tech '16, '17
University of Virginia

Post Reply