Qblitz HS Tournaments 2019-20

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Qblitz HS Tournaments 2019-20

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Qblitz is excited to announce its second season of online quizbowl competition! Qblitzers can compete against players across the country from their home computers.

This year, we are offering more events and more variety.
  • Novice, a FREE one-day tournament for anyone new to high school quizbowl. (November 17, 2019)
  • Winter, a five-day regular-difficulty tournament. (January 6-10, 2020)
  • History, a one-day history championship, great for anyone preparing for NHBB competition. (February 16, 2020)
  • Individual Championship, a one-day all-subject event. (March 29, 2020)
  • Nationals Warm-up, a one-day higher-difficulty event to prepare players for the late spring national championships. (May 17, 2020)
You can register for any of these events from this page.

Qblitz is also proud to offer the David Reinstein Improver Scholarship. The Reinstein scholar will win a season pass to all Qblitz events that he/she is eligible for in the 2019-20 season. To apply, please visit our scholarship page.
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Normal Community High School (2002)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2004, 2007, 2008)

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy - Scholastic Bowl coach (2009-2014), assistant coach (2014-2015), well wisher (2015-2016)
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On the "Create Account" page, the Google Maps widget isn't loading, making it impossible to create an account. Is there any way to fix this? Thanks!
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Thanks for pointing that out, Dylan. That page is up and working again.
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Qblitz Winter 2 happened this last week. After 5 rounds of competition, our winner was Y T of Barrington, IL.

Image Y T (Barrington, IL)
Image N S (somewhere in MA)
Image Raymond Wang (Ithaca High School)

Our top middle school finishers were

Image C Y (Barrington, IL)
Image Rohan K (Barrington Middle School Station Campus)
Image S Gollamudi (Hoffman Estates, IL)

The exciting championship game can be viewed on the Qblitz Watch page. If you already have a Qblitz account, make sure you're logged in before you watch it. If you don't have an account yet, now is a great time to make one.

We hope to see you at Qblitz's Middle School Showdown and History tournaments next month!
Dr. Noah Prince

Normal Community High School (2002)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2004, 2007, 2008)

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy - Scholastic Bowl coach (2009-2014), assistant coach (2014-2015), well wisher (2015-2016)
guy in San Diego (2016-present)
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It's almost February, which means it's almost time for the Qblitz History 1 tournament! This event helps students prepare for competitions like National History Bee and Bowl, and they don't even have to leave home to do it!

Qblitz History 1 will take place on Sunday, February 16. To register, sign in to your Qblitz account and visit the Events page.

We hope you'll join us (and other players from across the country) on the 16th!
Dr. Noah Prince

Normal Community High School (2002)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2004, 2007, 2008)

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy - Scholastic Bowl coach (2009-2014), assistant coach (2014-2015), well wisher (2015-2016)
guy in San Diego (2016-present)
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Re: Qblitz HS Tournaments 2019-20

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In light of the recent spate of tournament cancellations, Qblitz wants to remind everyone that its tournaments are still happening. Qblitz events are played from your home computer, so we are not affected by travel restrictions or social distancing.

Two tournaments we're planning for later this spring are:
  • Individual Championship, a fast-paced one-day tournament. (March 29, 2020)
  • Nationals Warm-up, a higher-difficulty one-day event to prepare players for championships like PACE NSC. (May 17, 2020)
We hope our platform can help you get your spring quizbowl fix. To sign up, login to your Qblitz account and visit the Events page. (Or, if you're a coach, please simply email us at [email protected] and we'll help you sign up your team.)
Dr. Noah Prince

Normal Community High School (2002)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2004, 2007, 2008)

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy - Scholastic Bowl coach (2009-2014), assistant coach (2014-2015), well wisher (2015-2016)
guy in San Diego (2016-present)
President of Qblitz (2018-present)

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