The 2016 World Quizzing Championships (WQC)

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I plan to participate in the 2016 WQC.
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I do not plan to participate in the 2016 WQC.
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I have participated in the WQC at least once.
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I have participated in the WQC every year.
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Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Is there a list of venues somewhere?
Go to worldquizzingchampionships.com, click on Venues, and then click on Americas Venues. Unfortunately, it looks like this will be the third year in a row that I can't take it officially. The year it counted, I got 82 but hadn't really done any quizzes the five years before that. The last two years I've gotten the quiz afterwards and just barely broke 100 both times.
Thanks. Not that I'd do well, but the closest one to me is in Little Rock. I'd go to Atlanta to take it just for kicks but it isn't being given there.

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The Boston venue is a go for Saturday. Please Rsvp so that the organizer knows how many people will be there.
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Anyone planning on taking in Dallas? I just RSVPed. It would be cool to have a meetup.
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Any participants want to discuss how it went?

That was really tough, and a good reminder of how much I don't know. I did well in Media, Entertainment, and Lifestyles, but I was lost on the Science, World, and Sports questions. I was shocked by how difficult the sports questions were, as I was counting on that as a strong area. If I do this again I'll have to brush up on my ski jumpers.

And man, my knowledge of geography has gone down precipitously since going 7 for 7 in the Geography Bee in Mrs. Pascarella's 7th grade Social Studies class.

Still, I'm pleased I managed to sneak into the triple digits. I've never been prouder to finish in 311th place.

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I wasn't able to do it since there was no venue near me, but I would love to see the questions and answers. If anyone is able to send me a copy of each then please PM me!

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jev15 wrote:Any participants want to discuss how it went?

That was really tough, and a good reminder of how much I don't know. I did well in Media, Entertainment, and Lifestyles, but I was lost on the Science, World, and Sports questions. I was shocked by how difficult the sports questions were, as I was counting on that as a strong area. If I do this again I'll have to brush up on my ski jumpers.

And man, my knowledge of geography has gone down precipitously since going 7 for 7 in the Geography Bee in Mrs. Pascarella's 7th grade Social Studies class.

Still, I'm pleased I managed to sneak into the triple digits. I've never been prouder to finish in 311th place.
Every year, the sports specialists complain to the writers that they focus too much on obscure sports that aren't that popular pretty much anywhere in the world, and should instead focus on soccer and basketball more. The writers don't seem to care. Also, for those people who haven't seen the results, they are here: http://www.worldquizzingchampionships.com/results/

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I played at the Maryland venue and it was fun; we were about 15 people and I recognized several people who were on tv. Steve Kaltenbaugh kindly organizes it every year for the DC area.

I think Sven won among those that were there. I graded his Part II and was in awe that he figured out this tough question in the science section on the fly (while answering 119 other questions in an hour).

When written in Roman numerals, what number will come last alphabetically?

While I would never call the WQC "easy", it was definitely easier than last years' edition; however, the competition keeps getting tougher each year and you will notice nearly 350 people scored 100 or above.

As one of the previous posters noticed, sports can be deceptively tough. Most of us do not keep track of all the world sports and the individual questions require more than a passing knowledge of a particular sport. I actually thought this years section was less obscure than before even though I got stung.

Just grateful for this yearly chance to play such a well-written set of questions.
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TriviaBug wrote:I played at the Maryland venue and it was fun; we were about 15 people and I recognized several people who were on tv. Steve Kaltenbaugh kindly organizes it every year for the DC area.

I think Sven won among those that were there. I graded his Part II and was in awe that he figured out this tough question in the science section on the fly (while answering 119 other questions in an hour).

When written in Roman numerals, what number will come last alphabetically?

While I would never call the WQC "easy", it was definitely easier than last years' edition; however, the competition keeps getting tougher each year and you will notice nearly 350 people scored 100 or above.

As one of the previous posters noticed, sports can be deceptively tough. Most of us do not keep track of all the world sports and the individual questions require more than a passing knowledge of a particular sport. I actually thought this years section was less obscure than before even though I got stung.

Just grateful for this yearly chance to play such a well-written set of questions.
This one I got instantly, and since I wasn't really thinking about it, I wrote it in Roman numerals
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triviawayne wrote:
TriviaBug wrote:I played at the Maryland venue and it was fun; we were about 15 people and I recognized several people who were on tv. Steve Kaltenbaugh kindly organizes it every year for the DC area.

I think Sven won among those that were there. I graded his Part II and was in awe that he figured out this tough question in the science section on the fly (while answering 119 other questions in an hour).

When written in Roman numerals, what number will come last alphabetically?

While I would never call the WQC "easy", it was definitely easier than last years' edition; however, the competition keeps getting tougher each year and you will notice nearly 350 people scored 100 or above.

As one of the previous posters noticed, sports can be deceptively tough. Most of us do not keep track of all the world sports and the individual questions require more than a passing knowledge of a particular sport. I actually thought this years section was less obscure than before even though I got stung.

Just grateful for this yearly chance to play such a well-written set of questions.
This one I got instantly, and since I wasn't really thinking about it, I wrote it in Roman numerals
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XXXVIII ?

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boson wrote:
triviawayne wrote:
TriviaBug wrote:I played at the Maryland venue and it was fun; we were about 15 people and I recognized several people who were on tv. Steve Kaltenbaugh kindly organizes it every year for the DC area.

I think Sven won among those that were there. I graded his Part II and was in awe that he figured out this tough question in the science section on the fly (while answering 119 other questions in an hour).

When written in Roman numerals, what number will come last alphabetically?

While I would never call the WQC "easy", it was definitely easier than last years' edition; however, the competition keeps getting tougher each year and you will notice nearly 350 people scored 100 or above.

As one of the previous posters noticed, sports can be deceptively tough. Most of us do not keep track of all the world sports and the individual questions require more than a passing knowledge of a particular sport. I actually thought this years section was less obscure than before even though I got stung.

Just grateful for this yearly chance to play such a well-written set of questions.
This one I got instantly, and since I wasn't really thinking about it, I wrote it in Roman numerals
Spoiler
XXXVIII ?
That was my thought. It relies on accepting a standard rule for alphabetization, though.

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Woof,

That was indeed the answer.
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I played in Chicago and they were some outstanding competitors. I didn't distinguish myself, but I feel better since you picked one that I got right as a tough one.

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I played in Chicago and they were some outstanding competitors. I didn't distinguish myself, but I feel better since you picked one that I got right as a tough one.

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Here's a table with results from the U.S. venues only. (U.S.A.! U.S.A.!)
Tabby wrote:I played in Chicago
Yay! That makes at least five boardies that I know of.
Tabby wrote:they were some outstanding competitors.
Seriously. :shock:
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I had to go to a graduation that morning and there was no way I could get to either of the local venues by 1. Maybe next year... which is the last time I'll be able to check the "under 30" box.
What I noticed was that some quizzers (particularly non-Americans) actually do better on the WQC than in LL. OTOH, there were some major disparities.
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