Quiz Bowl is a competition held on a strictly academic level; participants excel in absorbing facts and random information. Quiz Bowl is a game in which two teams, consisting of six members (plus two alternates), compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, math, sports, and popular culture. The game is played with a lockout buzzer system between the two teams. Players are read questions and they try to score points for their team by buzzing in first and responding with the correct answer. Quiz Bowl is played in a tossup/bonus format, which consists of two distinct types of questions.
Callaway Quiz Bowl is sponsored by Cathy Leibhart, consisting of a Jr. High team and a High School team. Jr. High competes in three meets: Custer County Quiz Bowl in Broken Bow, ESU 10 Quiz Bowl in Kearney, and one in Anselmo-Merna. High School competes in four meets: MNAC in Halsey, Custer County Quiz Bowl in Broken Bow, ESU 10 in Kearney, and the Callaway Quiz Bowl. They are all held second semester, with the exception of the MNAC in November. To be a Quiz Bowl participant, tryouts are held prior to each meet. The top eight scorers go on to compete in the following meet. Practices are held periodically and anyone is welcome, and encouraged, to participate in the practices. Why do you like Quiz Bowl:
- “The feeling of WOW when you get one right!”
- “It gives a kid not out for sports an opportunity to shine in competition.”
- “It’s a chance to show my knowledge of random facts that I don’t always get to apply in my regular classes.”
Sponsor: Cathy Leibhart