Announcing ACRONYM 11

Play Quiz Bowl is thrilled to announce the production of ACRONYM 11, the latest in our annual easy pop culture set. More details are available on the quiz bowl forums.

ACRONYM 11 is the first of three tournaments that PQB is producing this year. Details on the others will be made available in the coming weeks!

PQB is Coming to the Minnesota State Fair!

Play Quiz Bowl is immensely excited to announce that it will be taking part in STEM Day at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday, August 24th! Visitors from all over the state will have a unique opportunity to learn about quiz bowl, play a few sample questions, and get all the info they need to get a team started at their school. On last year’s STEM Day, the fair was visited by over 110,000 people, and we are thrilled at the chance to talk about this game with so many students, parents, and teachers! Further details are forthcoming as the date approaches.

The STEM-related events will be held in Dan Patch Park and run from 8am to 5pm. STEM Day is organized by the Minnesota STEM Network, which is itself a part of SciMath MN. We hope to see many of you there!

1st Birthday Tomorrow, and Info on PQB’s Upcoming Sets

Play Quiz Bowl is turning one year old tomorrow! To celebrate, we’ll be announcing some major news that should be of interest to any existing or aspiring Minnesota quiz bowl players! Additionally, here’s an update on what we’ve been up to. We have two questions sets still due before the end of the year:

Super ACRONYM will be available for mirrors starting in August, 2017. Like ACRONYM, this is an all-pop culture set. Unlike ACRONYM, its questions are not intended for high schoolers in terms of difficulty (or in terms of content). It is being written by Erik Nelson, Daniel Vopava, and Travis Vitello. For information on mirroring Super ACRONYM, contact Erik Nelson.

TOEJAMANDEARL will be ready for mirrors in late October or Early November 2017. It will consist of 8, 20-tossup packets with all content related to video games (especially classic ones).

Play Quiz Bowl, NAQT Announce HSNCT ACRONYM X Mirror

Play Quiz Bowl is excited to announce it has partnered with National Academic Quiz Tournaments for a mirror of ACRONYM X at the 2017 High School National Championship Tournament, which is being held over Memorial Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. Like HSNCT, the tournament will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Similar to last year, the event will be held on Sunday evening (May 28) following the conclusion of the main tournament. There will be separate divisions for high school and open teams, with a field cap of 24 teams per division.

Teams can register for this event here.

News: Play Quiz Bowl to Host the 2017 NAQT North SCT

Play Quiz Bowl is excited to announce that it will be hosting the 2017 NAQT North Sectional Championship Tournament at the University of Minnesota on Saturday, February 4th.

Teams who wish to register may do so here. Information on fees and discounts is available here.

Any inquiries about this tournament should be directed to tournament director, Erik Nelson. We hope to see many of you there!

Announcing the PQB Interview Series

In the coming months, Play Quiz Bowl will be releasing periodic interviews with current and former quiz bowl players. These interviews will touch on the impact that the game has had on players’ lives, how it has helped them in their current endeavors, and significant moments in the game’s history.

If you’re a quiz bowl player and would like to share your story, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact Erik Nelson at about setting up an interview.


Hello! If you’re reading this, you’ve found the home of Play Quiz Bowl LLC, a source for tournament information, event reports, and resources for new and existing quiz bowl teams in Minnesota. We are also the producers of the ACRONYM tournament, the nation’s premier pop culture tournament for high school players.

If you’re an existing team wanting to know what tournaments are coming up in your area, take a look at the events calendar for event and registration information.

If you’re a prospective student or coach from a local high school or college, check out our “What is quiz bowl?” and FAQ pages for more information about the game and how you can get started!