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Second Annual Bergen Winter Classic Quiz Bowl Tournament

Second Annual Bergen Winter Classic Quiz Bowl Tournament

9 am - 4 pm

River Dell Middle School

230 Woodland Avenue

River Edge, NJ 07661

(201) 599-7250 ext. 2110

 

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, River Dell Middle School and Teaneck Charter School are co-hosting the second annual Bergen Winter Classic NAQT Quiz Bowl Invitational Tournament from 9 am - 4 pm.

There will be 36 teams from NY, NJ and Connecticut competing to be one of the top 5 teams in order to qualify for the NAQT MSNCT National Tournament to be held in Dallas, TX May 12-14, 2017.  Teams competing are from Briarcliff Middle School, Mountain Lakes NJ; Ben Franklin Middle School, Ridgewood, NJ; Tenafly Middle School, Tenafly, NJ; Teaneck Charter School, Teaneck, NJ; River Dell Middle School, River Edge, NJ; Community and Grover Middle Schools, West Windsor-Plainsboro, NJ; Upper Saddle River Middle School, Upper Saddle River, NJ; Tuxedo Park School, Tuxedo, NY; Middlesex Middle School, Darien, CT; Western Middle School from Greenwich, CT, Middlebrook Middle School, Wilton, CT, Hunter College High School, NY, and  Cedar Drive Middle School, Colts Neck, Long Island.

According to the NAQT website, https://www.naqt.com/ms/middle-school-quiz-bowl.html

"At the middle school level, quiz bowl is a competitive, academic, interscholastic activity for which players attend periodic practices and then represent their school at tournaments.  Those tournaments may be based on the school's athletic conference, school district, county or state; they may also be open to all corners.

Quiz bowl questions range over the entire spectrum of the middle school curriculum and also include a certain number of current events, sports, and popular culture.  The matches feature a blend of individual competition and team collaboration, since no individual player is likely to be an expert in all subject areas.  Quiz bowl can reinforce classroom lessons and also encourage players to go beyond their assignments to master other areas as well.

The two major aspects to a school's quiz bowl program are practicing and competing at tournaments."

For those of you who don't know - Quiz Bowl - is Jeopardy on academic steroids!

For  further information, contact:

Sue Keitel or Mike Giorgio

susan.keitel@riverdell.org    201-657-9426    Michael.giorgio@riverdell.org