Online Quiz Bowl Scrimmages - IQBL and QuizBowlSystems

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Online Quiz Bowl Scrimmages - IQBL and QuizBowlSystems

Post by CometsCoach »

The Iowa Quiz Bowl League, in conjunction with QuizBowlSystems, hosted a successful online scrimmage of quiz bowl on April 2. We had over 30 students participating from across Iowa (and some from Nebraska).

Participants downloaded the QuizBowlSystems player app (available from the App Store or Google Play) and turned their smart device into a buzzer that was connected to a network. A video feed allowed for students to see who rang in and what the score was using QuizBowlSystems Match Manager Software. Yours truly served as the moderator for this event.

We will be holding occasional sessions while school buildings remain closed in Iowa. Currently we are using questions off the archive as this is just a scrimmage; Victor Kluck and I worked together to bring this to life to help students have some quiz bowl activity in light of the circumstances surrounding the need for social distancing.

If you are interested in participating or observing, our next session will be Thursday, April 14 at 2PM CDT. Please go to our website to sign up:

On behalf of all of us at IQBL, we hope this message finds you healthy and safe. We hope to see everyone back at the buzzers sooner than later.
Jay Winter
Iowa Quiz Bowl League Founder & CEO
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Re: Online Quiz Bowl Scrimmages - IQBL and QuizBowlSystems

Post by bkmcavoybickford »

April 14th is not a Thursday. Do you mean Tuesday?
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Re: Online Quiz Bowl Scrimmages - IQBL and QuizBowlSystems

Post by iamthecaptainnow »

Is this open to all teams, or only those in Iowa or Nebraska? Also, do you all utilize NAQT sets? Thank you for providing this great opportunity amid the circumstances.
Obinna Ekeagwu
Mount Vernon '21
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