Canadian Academic Quiz League - Equipment

Buzzer systems

Slapping the table might be good enough for informal club practices, but for serious quiz bowl tournaments you need an electronic buzzer system. Unfortunately these cost a lot of money, typically at least $300.

Quiz bowl uses a two-team, 8-player buzzer system, just like Schoolreach. A local Schoolreach team might let you borrow theirs, if you promise not to break it.

CAQL does not endorse or recommend any particular brand or maker of buzzer systems. The Canadian suppliers that we know of are:

The Quiz Bowl Equipment page at Case Western Reserve University has more listings of companies that sell buzzer systems.


If you're running a tournament, it is helpful to have pre-formatted scoresheets. See the Scoresheet page for a sample for download.

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