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Meetings for the 2009-2010 school year will be on Thursdays from 7:00 - 10:00 PM. Meetings will be in the Pake room unless an e-mail is sent out indicating otherwise.

Please check the bboard for any updates to the practice schedule; if you'd like to receive postings to this bboard by e-mail, please contact our secretary or cbowl@ and ask to be added to our d-list.

Please note that participation in any event is entirely subject to club interest and that the club may need to qualify for some events prior to participation.

Latest News

(7 November 2009) After Shady Side went 8-0 and Keystone Oaks A went 7-1 in a full round-robin prelim, Shady Side won the first game of an advantaged final to win CMU's Fall High School tournament. Results are available.

(22 October 2009) The Website needs your help! Suggest links, get listed on the members list, and add to the lexicon and schedule.

(21 October 2009) The website begins it's epic rehashing!

(25 October) After both teams went 9-1 in the prelims and rebracket, Stow A defeated North Allegheny in a one-game final to win CMU's Fall High School tournament. Full results are available now.

(26 April) Results from NAQT PA States are available. Note that since rebracketing was used, the ranking displayed there is not correct. The correct rankings are:

  1. State College A
  2. (T-2) Shady Side
  3. (T-2) North Allegheny
  4. State College B
  5. Southern Fulton
  6. (T-6) Keystone Oaks A
  7. (T-6) Mercersburg
  8. Keystone Oaks B
  9. Keystone Oaks C

Individual stats were tabulated based on prelims only; the final prelim standings are also available.

(21 April) At the end of the term, the slate of officers for the 2008-09 school year was elected.

Congratulations to those elected. We're looking forward to a great year!

(23 February) Results from the NAQT Spring HS Tournament are available.

(14 January) Special elections were held to determine the president / vice president for the second semester.

(10 November) Results from the fall tournament are now available.

(23 April) At the end of the term, the slate of officers for the 2007-08 school year was elected.

Congratulations to those elected. We're looking forward to a great year!

About College Bowl

Think of it like a team version of Jeopardy®: four people on each of two teams, answering a series of questions for points. First, tossups are answered by single members of the team - no collaboration - after which the team that correctly answered the tossup question can answer a bonus question. Bonus questions are generally multi-part questions about related material from another academic field. Unlike Jeopardy®, though, the focus is on purely academic subjects: this is the stuff you should be learning in college. Though Carnegie Mellon no longer participates in "official" events - those sponsored by College Bowl Incorporated - the team does frequent the more challenging events on two competing circuits run by the Academic Competition Federation and National Academic Quiz Tournaments, LLC.

An occasional diversion from the academic format is TRASH, something best described as "Pop Culture Quiz Bowl". Rather than answering questions about literature, history, and sciences, the team instead has to answer questions about music, movies, sports, and television. In the 2002-2003 year, Carnegie Mellon hosted the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament for TRASH. In April 2005, CMU joint-hosted TRASHionals with the University of Pittsburgh.

If you are interested in joining College Bowl, send us e-mail at Please also subscribe to the bboard to stay informed of what's happening. College Bowl is a recognized student organization at Carnegie Mellon University and is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Other members of the community are welcome to attend practices and some tournaments, although they cannot vote in elections and may not be able to participate in some tournaments. We invite you to our weekly practices, where you can sign up for the various tournaments that we hold and attend.

We conduct all of our business under a set of bylaws adopted by a quorum of members on April 29, 2002.

Carnegie Mellon College Bowl is a recognized and funded student activity of Carnegie Mellon University. It is comprised entirely of current students and is not affiliated with the admissions department or the admistration of the University. As such, it does not provide official contact between the University and outside organizations. If you have reached this page in error, you might consider the University Homepage or the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

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