Guardian article on quizzing

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Guardian article on quizzing

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Haven't had a chance to read it yet, but here's a long article from The Guardian on quizzing that at least has some quizbowl mentions: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/j ... -obsessive
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In the US, the more academic style of Quiz Bowl was supplemented in the late 1990s by Trash tournaments
Makes sense to me.
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Cheynem wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:57 pm
In the US, the more academic style of Quiz Bowl was supplemented in the late 1990s by Trash tournaments
Makes sense to me.
I could imagine that it's more like the broader/British quizzing community diverged from academic quizbowl at that time due to the development of more modern/pyramidal question styles but maintained stronger connections with TRASH and similar things, which since this author was a part of that community looked like a supplementation of the former by the latter since that's what he paid attention to.
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Finally got a chance to read this over the weekend. I thought this was one of the better essays on why people enjoy quizzing and how it shapes their lives.
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