International Quiz Bowl Tournaments, LLC will be hosting a qualifying event for the IQBT Undergraduate Championship on Thursday through Sunday, November 2-5, 2023.
This event will consist of 70 bonuses played by each team, much like the 2022 Undergraduate Championship Qualifier. The difficulty of this set will be two dots per the College Quiz Bowl Calendar Difficulty Scale. This is a step down in difficulty from last year’s Qualifier.
The entry fee will be $55 per team. Teams can be made up of up to four players, all of whom must be undergraduate students as defined below. Schools can register multiple teams.
Staffers will be paid $15 per qualification session read.
Editors will be announced in the near future.
Information about eligibility
Teams may only be made up of teams that qualify as undergraduate students, per the following information.
A competition year is defined as beginning August 1 of a year and concludes on the subsequent July 31.
A postsecondary degree is an associate’s, bachelor’s, doctorate, or master’s degree.
An accredited school is one that offers classes towards earning a postsecondary degree.
A class is a course taken for credit at an accredited school. Classes include practical experiences such as internships or work placement programs. Classes may be taken online.
An undergraduate student is defined as:
• Having graduated from high school or have completed a GED.
• Having not graduated with a postsecondary degree (excluding associate’s degrees taking fewer than four years to earn) before the competition year.
• Having completed no more than ten semesters of post-high school education.
• Taking two classes over the competition year
To compete in the fall semester, an undergraduate student must be taking two “normal” classes worth of credit at the time, where, for a traditional, two semester per academic year college, each class would be worth 3.0 credit hours.
To compete in the spring semester, an undergraduate student must be taking or have taken a total of two “normal” classes worth of credit over the academic year, where, for a traditional, two semester per academic year college, each class would be worth 3.0 credit hours. Students who fulfill this requirement and graduated after the fall semester are eligible in the spring semester.
Students enrolled in a co-op or other experiential course but are under the necessary number of credit hours to be eligible and that meet all the other eligibility requirements may request an exemption to be granted eligibility by email Fred Morlan at email@example.com.
The question distribution of subjects is as follows:
This event has a soft registration deadline of October 26, 2023. Teams that have registered by this date will be presented with a list of time slots that are available to play in, from which each team will select their five preferred slots in order. Teams will then be randomly drawn and given a time slot per their preferred selections and what are available. If a team’s preferred time slots are not available, they will not be assigned a time slot but will be able notified via email of the remaining time slots and what their options are. These selections are on a first come, first serve basis.
Teams can register after October 26, 2023, but they will not have priority in selecting their time slot for registration. They will be able to pick from the remaining time slots as they are available.
To register for this event, please fill out the registration form here.
Teams that have additional questions may contact Fred Morlan at firstname.lastname@example.org.