Quiz Bowl

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About Quiz Bowl

The National Convention Quiz Bowl is a spirited competition among students at university and college forestry programs. For nearly 30 years, this annual event has brought together forestry programs from across the country as they battle head-to-head over forestry and natural resources questions for the almighty Quiz Bowl trophy. Sign up early as team slots fill up fast. 

Who Can Play?

Each school may field one team with a maximum of four student members currently enrolled at the school. Teams consisting of fewer than four members are welcome. Only one graduate student is allowed for each team of four. For schools with graduate programs only, teams may consist of up to two graduate students. Team members do not have to be determined in advance of the competition.

How Do You Play?

Tree’via Round
All school teams will compete simultaneously for one round of Tree’via. The round will consist of a set number of questions. After each question, the designated recorder will write their team’s answer on the provided answer sheet. After all questions are read, the captain will return answer sheet to judges for scoring. Teams must wait for results. See scoring for point allocations.

The top eight teams with the most points will advance to the second round of Quiz Bowl bracket play.

Bracket Rounds
The second part of the competition will be single elimination bracket play with the top eight teams. This part will consist of three elimination rounds. Brackets will be arranged at the conclusion of the Tree’via round by random selection. Each bracket round will consist of a set number of questions. At the end of each round, the team with the most points will be the winner and will move on to the next round.

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Are You Ready to Compete? Register Today! 

Registrations will be on a first-come basis and the maximum number of teams competing will be 32. Registration will close two weeks before the competition.

Teams that register after the 32-team limit is reached will be waitlisted. The waitlist will be ordered by time of registration. During rollcall before the start of the competition, teams that fail to appear will be dropped, and a waitlisted team will be advanced into the competition.

Alumni & Audience Participation

Alumni and audience members are encouraged and welcome to play as spectators during the second Tree’via round. Separate spectator sheets will be available to audience members in the room.

Spectators and alumni will not be able to play during the bracket play rounds but are encouraged to watch. During bracket play we ask that spectators be respectful and courteous to teams, moderators, and judges, refraining from talking and announcing answers and/or challenges.