Carnegie Mellon Quiz Bowl

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    About Us

    Carnegie Mellon Quiz Bowl is a team of academic competitors who contend against universities across the country. We also host quizbowl tournaments for local high schools.
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    What is quizbowl?

    Quizbowl is an academic competition featuring two teams of four players each, which use buzzers to determine who answers a question first.
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    Upcoming Events

    Mellon Bowl, our fall high school tournament, will be held on our Pittsburgh campus on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Read more for logistics, registration, and other events.
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Recent News

Carnegie Mellon Quiz Bowl staffs HSNCT

May 25-27, 2018
Several members, future members, and alumni of Carnegie Mellon Quiz Bowl recently made the trip to Atlanta, Georgia, to play and staff NAQT’s High School National Championship Tournament.

CMU attends ACF Nationals

April 21-22, 2018
Over Carnival weekend, our A team ventured to Boston to compete in our club’s first ACF Nationals in over ten years.

CMU sends two teams to MUT

April 2, 2016
Two CMU teams traveled to Virginia Commonwealth University for the Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament, placing 7th and 9th out of 14.

CMU takes out the trash at COTTAGE Bowl 2

February 28, 2016
Greg Cortazzo, Aakash Patel, Steven Silverman, and Rajeev Vishwamitra went to Maryland to play the COTTAGE Bowl 2 trash set, placing fifth out of ten teams at the site and becoming rapidly frustrated at how many questions there were about memes.

Allderdice wins 2016 Tartan Invitational

February 20, 2016
The first edition of the Tartan Invitational since 2008 saw Taylor Allderdice take home top honors, winning a one-game final with Pittsburgh Central Catholic. South Side was the top small school. Jordan from Allderdice, Eli from DuBois, and Senia from South Side were the top individuals. Best of luck to all teams at the various national tournaments!

CMU attends NAQT Sectionals

February 6, 2016
Two CMU teams traveled to the NAQT Great Lakes Sectional Championship Tournament at Youngstown State University. CMU A tied for fifth (and third among undergraduate teams) in division I, while CMU B took fourth in division II, narrowly missing qualifying for ICT.

CMU places 10th and 15th at ACF Regionals

January 30, 2016
Two CMU teams traveled to ACF Regionals at the University of Virginia, placing 10th and 15th out of 23 teams. CMU A placed sixth among undergraduate teams.

CMU places 10th and 18th at ACF Fall

November 7, 2015
Two CMU teams traveled to ACF Fall at Penn and placed 10th and 18th out of 24 teams.