I’m in the process of putting together the first-ever (as far as I can tell) database of quiz bowl leagues. Note: a league by this definition is not just a single tournament, nor is it a TV show where if you lose one match you're out (though if certain matches of the league are televised, that's fine). If you are familiar with a league of any sort, no matter where it runs, what question provider it uses, no matter how horrific any of its regulations, please post the following information in this thread:
-Name of League
-Area or School the league is based in
-Geographic Restrictions? (i.e. is the league limited to teams from a certain state, county, etc.?)
-Competition Season (include dates if known, or just say something like “Monday afternoons, November – March”)
-League Website (if one exists)
-Contact Person (ideally, this should be the person who coordinates the league)
-Contact Person email (or phone # or position if email unavailable)
-Deadline for Registration for 2011-2012 season
N.B.: Please highlight the name of the league in bold at the top of your post so that others can easily recognize if information on a particular league has been posted or not!
I have posted information on a league below as an example.
I have come to realize over the past year that there are probably over 100 leagues around the country, but often these leagues are isolated in terms of their interaction with the wider quiz bowl community. We need to reach out to them in order to encourage the spread of not only good quiz bowl, but also things like the existence of ACE Camps, National Championships, the full spectrum of question providers, and tournaments outside their league structure. Also, this way prospective teams can learn about leagues they might be able to join. The information posted below will be combined with my own research in a database that will be online by the end of July at a site to be revealed when ready.
One last minor point, if you know the email address of the contact person, please include it, but do it in the form: firstpartofemail at secondpartofemail so as to avoid spam. If you don’t think the contact person would want their email posted, then don’t post it, but then do post their position (e.g. Basque Language teacher at Walla Walla High School, Walla Walla, WA) so I can reach out to them. Thanks!
Ridgewood (NJ) '99, Princeton '03
Founder and Director: International History Bee and Bowl, National History Bee and Bowl, United States Geography Olympiad, Jersey Shore Open, National Sports History Bee, National Entertainment History Bee
Associate Quiz Bowl Coach, Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, NJ; NY State Masterminds Reader; Lecturer in Geography and Ancient and European Military History, ACE Quiz Bowl Camps. Team USA coach & adviser for International Geography Olympiad