Monday, July 18, 2011

About The Carleton Program

The Carleton quizbowl team is one of the oldest continuously-running clubs in the country, having been active since the late 1980s. In recent years, we have sent teams to many regional tournaments in Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois as well as national championship tournaments in Chicago, Dallas, Maryland, and Pittsburgh. Highlights of the program's history include undergraduate national championships in 1999 and 2007 and a Division II national championship in 2008, while in the last two years the team has finished 3rd among undergraduate teams twice and placed 7th overall at the 2011 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament.

We invite all Carleton students to join the team, regardless of background or skill level. Playing in high school is not a requirement--indeed, two of our best players the past two years didn't play until arriving at Carleton. We practice twice a week (Monday and Wednesday nights, generally) and practices are open to all. In addition, we frequently send multiple teams to tournaments, so just about anyone who wants to can attend most tournaments.

If you have more questions about the team or getting involved, please contact Frank Firke (the president) at firkef AT carleton dot edu or Carsten Gehring (the treasurer) at gehrinca AT carleton dot edu.

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