Resources

Resources for New Players/Teams

PQB Donation Request – New team? Apply for a buzzer system/other resource grant.
Matt’s Buzzers – Another site that provides buzzers to teams in need.

Quiz Bowl Questions

QuizBowlPackets.com – An immense archive of questions at all difficulty levels, including past PACE NSC tournaments.
NAQT Sample Questions – Questions at all difficulties from National Academic Quiz Tournaments.

Practicing Quiz Bowl

Protobowl – A website for playing quiz bowl in a chat room-like setting.
Quinterest – Search engine for questions on a particular topic or category.
QuizBug – A program within Quinterest, which automates the reading of tossups. Allows for filtering by difficulty and subject.
Mnemosyne – Excellent and free online tool for creating and using flash cards for study purposes.

Question Writing

“Question Writing”¬†Power Point – A presentation made by Play Quiz Bowl that introduces the basics of writing tossups (and a bit on bonuses)
“How to Write Questions” – An excellent article on writing, by Jerry Vinokurov

General Quiz Bowl Resources

NAQT – Official website of National Academic Quiz Tournaments.
PACE-NSC.org – Official website of the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence.
Quiz Bowl Forums – By far the best place for active discussions on numerous quiz bowl topics.
HSquizbowl.org – Database of past tournament results, largely for non-NAQT events.
QBWiki – A wiki that discusses the game’s rules, theories on good quiz bowl, as well as some of the game’s history and players.
Quiz Bowl Discord¬†– Information on quiz bowl’s Discord channel, where many players chat about the game and play questions.