Owens Community College hosts Fourth Annual Quiz Bowl Invitational, April 2
Colleges and universities throughout the Midwest will converge in Perrysburg Township to test their mental capacity and intellectual skills as Owens Community College serves as host to the fourth annual academic Quiz Bowl Invitational on Saturday, April 2, 2011.
Presented by the College’s Office of Student Activities and the Owens Trivia Club, the competition will occur from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Founders Hall. The Owens Toledo-area Campus is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. Competing quiz bowl programs will include Owens, Bowling Green State University, Miami University, Case Western Reserve University, McMaster University, University of Toronto, University of Louisville and the University of Pittsburgh. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Teams, comprising three to six students, will compete against each other in a round-robin format invitational. At the conclusion of round-robin matches, each group will compete in two additional quiz bowl playoff matches to determine the Owens Quiz Bowl Invitational champion.
As part of the competition, each team will have the opportunity to correctly answer as many questions as possible in the 25-minute timed matches. Correct answers will result in 10 or 15 points being earned per team followed by a bonus question worth a maximum of 30 points.
All questions, which will be verbally communicated to teams via moderator, will focus on academic areas consistent with curriculum taught at the collegiate level. Among the categories are science, fine arts, geography, literature and history, as well as a few select questions related to popular culture and sports. In order to answer a question, participants must attempt to buzz in prior to their competition.
Owens Quiz Bowl Invitational questions are sanctioned by National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) LLC, which organizes high school and collegiate national quiz bowl championships throughout North America. Over 60 colleges and universities are affiliated with the national organization.