New York, NY, April 28, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- On Saturday, June 2nd, game show contestants, trivia players, and other know-it-alls will gather at the New York Athletic Club to test their wits against others across the globe during the World Quizzing Championships. The event will be part of the Game Show Boot Camp, a training session for people interested in honing their skills towards participation on television and radio shows, internet contests, and local events such as pub quizzes.
The two-hour written test taken by individuals will cover popular and academic trivia in the areas of culture, entertainment, history, lifestyle, media, sport, science, and world topics. Questions included in the quiz have been submitted by Belgium, Estonia, India, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, and USA and voted upon by representatives from those countries plus Finland, the Netherlands, and Norway, Sri Lanka. Additional countries that will be participating in the quiz include Australia, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Liberia, Lithuania, and New Zealand, with more being added over the coming weeks.
The USA is new to the World Quiz competition, but recently participated in a warm up event. In the inaugural Transatlantic Quiz Challenge on April 14th, trivia buffs on both sides of the Atlantic tested their grey matter to the limit. The top score was by Donna Jackson of Florida. Seven Brits and three Americans featured in the top 10, including Jeopardy legend Ken Jennings and World Quizzing Champion Kevin Ashman.
The USA event requires pre-registration at www(dot)gameshowcongress(dot)com for a fee of $30 and there is a limit of 100 participants at the Olympic Rooms of the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019.
For more information please contact
International Quiz Association – USA Chapter
c/o Game Show Congress
PO Box 3037
Boulder, Colorado 80307-3037 USA
+1 303 520 0200 mobile tel
+1 630 566 3774 fax
International Quiz Association – Headquarters
+44 7789 073757 mobile tel