University of Rochester

Players and Volunteers Sought for College Bowl Competition

October 25, 2004

The search is on for teams of competitors and volunteers to take part in this year’s College Bowl competition on campus.

Popularized by radio and television broadcasts in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, the College Bowl competition centers around academic trivia questions posed to teams of four students. Topics range from science to culture, literature, and current events. Since its inception, students from more then 300 institutions have enjoyed this fun and exciting learning tradition.

Any students, organized in four-person teams, can compete. Students, faculty, and staff who wish to participate in the competition as officials are also needed.

A double-elimination tournament with preliminary rounds will start on Wednesday, Nov. 3, with final rounds continuing on Thursday, Nov. 4. From these competitors, an All-Star team will be formed to go on to regional competition, scheduled Feb. 19, 2005, at SUNY College at Brockport. If they qualify, members of the regional team will then attend the national competition, which is being held from April 22 to 24, 2005, at the University of Washington.

Any interested participants should contact Laura Ballou, assistant director of Student Activities, at x5-2332 or by Wednesday, Oct. 27. The deadline for student teams to submit a completed registration form is Monday, Nov. 1.