Quiz Bowl Activity - top 100 MSAs
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35620New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA19,015,900ActiveMany established tournaments on Long Island, in NYC and in NJ. More good teams year after year.(NAQT/Prison Bowl)Active (Suburbs still have a fair amount of QU and a bad local format, but that's changing, albeit slowly)
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31100Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA12,944,801ActiveGrowing circuit.Active (Established circuit, no competing bad qb)
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16980Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI9,504,753MixedSome teams choose bad quizbowl, but there are few remaining such tournaments, and every weekend with one has a good tournament also.Mixed (some bad quizbowl teams and local formats, but a number of teams that regularly play good qb tournaments)
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19100Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX6,526,548ActiveGiven the size of the area, probably could use more teams/tournamentsDeficient (some good qb and no bad qb, but not nearly enough good qb)
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26420Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX6,086,538aBad QB (only bad qb stuff--rarely, if ever a good qb tournament)
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37980Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD5,992,414ActivePromote more quizbowl in Philadelphia proper (not just Wilmington Charter and UPenn)No QB (no quizbowl activities of any kind)
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47900Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV5,703,948Active
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33100Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL5,670,125MixedRansom Everglades hosts a couple tournaments. Chaminade-Madonna, and a couple Fort Lauderdale private schools have teams.
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12060Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA5,359,205Active
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14460Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH4,591,112ActiveColleges (MIT, Harvard, NU) host things as well as Lexington and AMSA, the two dominant teams in the region. Close to CT tournamentsDefinitely a circuit of teams playing a full schedule on good questions
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41860San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA4,391,037ActiveSF/SJ/Fremont very active; Oakland is a work in progress.
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40140Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA4,304,997No QB1 semi-defunct team; 1 "bad quizbowl" league
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19820Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI4,285,832MixedDCC/DCD/Michigan/MSU
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38060Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ4,263,236MixedASU, NAQT-format Cactus League
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42660Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA3,500,026MixedWashington Knowledge Bowl competing with UW
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33460Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI3,318,486ActiveR. has this one taken care of.. or does he? problems with KB
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41740San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA3,140,069ActiveUCSD, Academic League TV show has prevalent bad qb presence
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45300Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL2,824,724DeficientSome occasional NAQT tournaments=> Hopefully this will become more active in Fall 2014Very active History Bowl circuit
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41180St. Louis, MO-IL2,817,355ActiveMOQBA (NAQT/HSAPQ)
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12580Baltimore-Towson, MD2,729,110MixedIt's AC. Hartford and Anne Arundal county have a speed circuit. Howard County teams regularly go to good tournaments. Plenty of teams from the region go to tournaments held at Centennial (pyramidal house write) and Hammond (usually awful It's ac style questions, this year had Bryce Avery questions, which were even worse)
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19740Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO2,599,504Bad QBKMO/"Knowledge Bowl"
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38300Pittsburgh, PA2,359,746DeficientPitt and CMU each hold two NAQT events per year
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38900Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA2,262,605ActiveSpring 2014 saw the first good tournament run in Portland
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41700San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX2,194,927DeficientChris Romero is working on this
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40900Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA2,176,235Active
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36740Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL2,171,360Bad QBCommissioner's Academic Challenge (Panasonic format) still existsHopefully good QB tournament will be run in Fall 2014.
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17140Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN2,138,038Bad QBExcept Walnut Hills and Sycamore OAC is the only format teams play
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17460Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH2,068,283Active
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28140Kansas City, MO-KS2,052,676Active
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29820Las Vegas-Paradise, NV1,969,975Bad QBClark County Varsity Quiz; sends champion to HSNCT on occcasionJeff/NAQT will be working on this for 2014-2015
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41940San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA1,865,450Active
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18140Columbus, OH1,858,464Mixed
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Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC1,795,472DeficientMostly only attend district/state tournaments, with the exception of maybe one or two teams. Fort Mill High near Rock Hill attends several tournaments a year.
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12420Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX1,783,519Active
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26900Indianapolis-Carmel, IN1,778,568Bad QBChip
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47260Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC1,679,894DeficientLots of VHSL - some restrictions on outside participation
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34980Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN1,617,142ActiveNAQT-QuizBusters TV shows, Vandy will now host at least 2 high school /year in order to play both nats, and Ezell, Central Magnet now annual, Webb nearby, NHBB usually nearby, Germantown nearby, USN and Portland annual, teams free to come to Vandy practices (and/or maybe ACF Fall next year)
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39300Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA1,600,224No QBWhatever came of the Brown QB giant snail mail project? No teams"Open Diocesan CYO Quiz Bowl" apparently a thing for schools in the Archdiocese
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33340Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI1,562,216DeficientRufus King?, St. Mary's Visitation, and ?
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27260Jacksonville, FL1,360,251Bad QBsee note on Orlando
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32820Memphis, TN-MS-AR1,325,605Mixed"Knowledge Bowl" w/AUK-style questions on TV. Occasional tournaments on good questions on the fringes of the area, White Station and Bolton hosting, Germantown now hosting regularly.Teams like Collierville/MUS/Houston looking to travel
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31140Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN1,294,849Deficient
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36420Oklahoma City, OK1,278,053Active
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40060Richmond, VA1,269,380ActiveMaggie Walker, VCU (NAQT/Mirrors), VHSL
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25540Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT1,213,255Deficientteams can easily travel to New Haven (Yale) or any where in new England or the tri state area realtively easily
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35380New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA1,191,089MixedA fairly active circuit though many play Chip
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39580Raleigh-Cary, NC1,163,515MixedMixed (Many good qb tournaments in the area, with speed-check TV shows and radio-type competitions thrown in) (NCATA)
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41620Salt Lake City, UT1,145,905No QBAt least two schools attend/host tournaments, as of Fall 2010 and attended national tournaments earlier. (They've traveled to Boise before.) I haven't seen much from them since then, so this area may have died.Seems like this circuit has died (like ABQ)
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15380Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY1,134,039Activelocal league uses NAQT
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13820Birmingham-Hoover, AL1,132,264Mixed
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40380Rochester, NY1,055,278Activelocal league uses NAQT
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46060Tucson, AZ989,569No QBSome sort of Knowledge Bowl league around Pima
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26180Honolulu, HI963,607Bad QBIt's AC; NHBB. Expressed interest in NAQT for 2012-13
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46140Tulsa, OK946,962Mixedsome NAQT, some Chip
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23420Fresno, CA942,904No QBFresno State doesn't host hs tournaments; some sort of extremely bizarre Knowledge Bowl run by Fresno CC?Fresno is still a work in progress and will hopefully happen in 2014-2015
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14860Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT925,899DeficientGreens Farms plays NHBB and some Chip; outreach could definitely attract these schools to Yale and/or NYC
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10740Albuquerque, NM898,642Deficientthere used to be a real NAQT tournament here; one team attending 2012 NSCThe circuit seems to have collapsed around 2009. Madden was working with Sen. Binghaman set up "Senator's Quizbowl", but that seems to have fallen through since Binghaman's retirement
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36540Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA877,110Bad QBThere is some sort of ESU Quiz Bowl here (Source: http://www.northeast.edu/2012/Contest/) and at least one team (Gretna) has gone to JNAC.
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10580Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY871,478Activelocal league uses NAQT
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35300New Haven-Milford, CT861,113ActiveYale
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12540Bakersfield-Delano, CA851,710No QBSee Fresno
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19380Dayton, OH845,388Mixed
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37100Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA831,771Bad QBlocal "Knowledge bowl" league sponsored by the American Association of University Women, despite name does not use Auk questions
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10900Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ824,916Bad QBthese teams play PSAC; Allentown CC will play good qb
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21340El Paso, TX820,790Activemix of chip and good qb
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12940Baton Rouge, LA808,242Bad QBChip
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49340Worcester, MA801,227Bad QBschools are eligible for WGBH's High School Quiz Show, pretty close to CT and eastern MA stuff. Abby Kelley Foster is only known team in area.
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32580McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX797,810No/Bad QBKRGV's Masterminds quiz show
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24340Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI779,604Deficientthe local TV shows use NAQT questions
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17900Columbia, SC777,116Bad QBAnnual USC Challenge is the only regular quizbowl event in the area, but questions are not consistent with "good quizbowl." That tournament is run by honor fraternity at USC. A few semi-active teams in the area, including Irmo. USC Academic Team plans on hosting NAQT/HSAPQ tournaments in 2012-2013.
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24660Greensboro-High Point, NC730,966DeficientOne or two good teams, and then the rest only play once a year. (Guilford sending three teams to HSNCT)
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30780Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR709,901Mixedsome NAQT tournaments, some state format
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35840North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL709,355Bad QBsee note on Orlando
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28940Knoxville, TN704,500DeficientChristian Academy stopped hosting, UTK doesn't do anything, non-NAQT TV, Oliver Springs started hosting recently (hopefully annually), nobody exc. Oak Ridge and Farragut open to travelling out of state for tournaments, some people go to UTC which is still half-yearly
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10420Akron, OH701,456Mixeda decent number of teams that travel, but the wide majority of teams have OAC as their primary focus
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44700Stockton, CA696,214No QBSee Fresno
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44140Springfield, MA693,204no QB"As Schools Match Wits" TV show. Williams hosted a tournament last year. Only 2 teams at HSAPQ Western Regional. Northampton is main team and mostly travels to eastern MA/VT/CT
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16700Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC682,121Mixedsome Chip loyalists here. Major event is QUEST bowl at Trident Technical College (which is kind of a Decathlon-quizbowl hybrid.) The local league apparently uses Patrick's Press questions as of 2008.
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39100Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY672,871No QBwithin travel distance of Albany and NYC tournaments
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45060Syracuse, NY662,553Activelocal league uses NAQT questions
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17820Colorado Springs, CO660,319Bad QBCO Knowledge Bowl
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45780Toledo, OH650,266Deficientthe local TV show uses NAQT questions
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24860Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC647,401ActiveDorman, Spartanburg High, Southside, Southside Christian, Seneca, and several other schools make this a very active circuit.
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15980Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL631,330Bad QBspeed-check TV show
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14260Boise City-Nampa, ID627,664Deficient
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48620Wichita, KS625,526Bad QBKSHSAA Scholars Bowl
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29460Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL609,492Bad QBsee note on Orlando
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19780Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA580,255DeficientKnowledge Bowl, some NAQT tournaments
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31540Madison, WI576,467DeficientNAQT
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42540Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA563,223Bad QBteams from here play the PSAC
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49660Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA562,739ActiveGreg Bossick and Paul Nelson's Mahoning County League (NAQT)
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12260Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC561,858DeficientAiken and South Aiken attend several tournaments throughout SC.
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36260Ogden-Clearfield, UT555,916No QBterrible middle school baskerball/quizbowl bastard of a competition known as National Academic League
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25420Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA552,911Activelocal league uses NAQT questions
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27140Jackson, MS545,394Deficient
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37340Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL543,566Bad QBCAC presence (Brevard cnty x3 win)
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39340Provo-Orem, UT540,834No QBSome sort of QB league + BYU's semi-active team
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16860Chattanooga, TN-GA533,372DeficientUTCx2, teams usually travel to Nashville, Collins Hill, Upperman maybe
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29540Lancaster, PA523,594DeficientLocal league now uses NAQT; Manheim Township has hosted events
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