WHAT IS KNOWLEDGE BOWL?

Knowledge Bowl is kind of like a team Jeopardy competition. A school’s Knowledge Bowl team is made up of smaller teams, each consisting of generally 4 – 6 team members. Our school’s teams compete against other teams from neighboring schools to see who can answer the most questions in math, science, history, English, social studies, etc.

During each competition, teams compete in a written round (45 multiple-choice questions in middle school, 60 for high school) and two oral rounds (45 questions each round, except for 60 each in high school). The winning team is based on the total number of questions answered correctly in all three rounds.

The high school regular season runs from October through February.  The middle school season runs from January through February.

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2020 State Tournament Fundraiser

The 2020 Knowledge Bowl State Tournament is just over a month away. As per past tradition, Camas has taken on the opportunity of designing and selling a commemorative shirt for this event as a fundraiser for our program to help cover and offset transportation and other fees associated with this awesome activity. Our friends at BrainlessTees have once again partnered with us to make this happen. Check out the test run of this year’s design. And, better yet, buy one here if you’d like to support the program: https://www.brainlesstees.com/knowledgebowl

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RR#4 Results for 2/5/20 @ WHS

Greetings, Knowledge Bowlers!

Camas Knowledge Bowl rolled to victory in style last Wednesday night (2/5/20) and concluded the 2019-20 regular season with an exclamation point.

Here’s a recap of the night’s competition:

  • Varsity – 1st , 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 8th out of 15
    • Camas Varsity #1 had another impressive night that earned them first place overall at the meet as they pulled off a 4th straight victory scoring at least 100 or more points … WOW! As you might suspect, this final performance for them cements their place as the high scoring team in the Gorge League, as well as tying them for first overall in the SW WA Region. Nice!
    • Congrats, Camas Varsity #1! This team is made up of Michael B, Edward B., Jordan C., Jaden K., Junha L., and Steven S.
    • Camas #2 also had a very strong night, reaching the coveted 100 point total that only a few teams ever get close to cracking. Bravo, Camas #2: Alex G., Tyler G., Andrew K., Akash P., Ben S., and George W.
    • And here are the final Regional standings: Varsity SW Washington FINAL Regional Standings
  • JV – 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 8th out of 15
    • For JV, the first place winners were, once again, JV#1: Jackson C., Khoi D., Minjae D., Ashton D., Jeremy M., and Sunny W.  With this victory they sealed the deal on their goal to be first in League and first overall in Region.  Bravo!
    • Here are the final Regional standings for JV: JV SW Washington FINAL Regional Standings.
    • Remember: The top nine JV teams in the Region are invited to the JV Regional Tourney at the end of the season, but only two teams per school are allowed to attend.
    • This year we will be represented by JV#1 and JV#5. JV#5 took 2nd overall in League and 3rd overall in Region. JV#5 is Finn L., Jacob L., Nicholas L., Ishan M., Adrian S., and Aiden S. Congratulations!

Knowledge Bowlers, this concludes the regular season, but we still have the Regional Tournament to look forward to and hopefully State beyond that. Practices for all Regional teams and anyone who is interested will continue through February 21st. The Southwest Washington Regional Tournament is slated for Monday, 2/24/20. This will be an all day event for all Varsity teams and the 2 JV teams that we qualified, so please plan accordingly. I’ll publish more info on this in the upcoming weeks.

Cheers!

Coach Greene and Coach Bohac.

RR#4 VARSITY
School Written Oral #1 Room Oral #2 TOTAL Place
Camas #1 50 32 134 29 111 1
Camas #2 48 26 135 26 100 2
Camas #3 45 22 137 23 90 3
Washougal 49 19 136 20 88 4
Union #1 46 13 138 25 84 5
Camas #5 43 11 134 8 62 6
Columbia Adv. 37 9 137 15 61 7
Camas #4 36 11 136 14 61 8
White Salmon #1 40 13 135 7 60 9
White Salmon #2 38 5 138 8 51 10
Stevenson #1 32 10 134 6 48 11
Union #2 36 5 135 5 46 12
White Salmon #3 33 4 136 6 43 13
Stevenson #2 32 5 137 2 39 14
PCIA 22 5 138 2 29 15

 

RR#4 JUNIOR VARSITY
School Written Oral #1 Room Oral #2 TOTAL Place
Camas #1 37 23 139 28 88 1
Camas #5 43 19 174 21 83 2
Union #1 41 13 151 28 82 3
Camas #4 45 16 133 19 80 4
Camas #3 37 8 174 13 58 5
White Salmon #3 30 9 133 8 47 6
Union #2 27 10 151 7 44 7
Camas #2 28 8 174 6 42 8
White Salmon #1 32 6 139 3 41 9
Columbia Adv. #1 24 4 127 11 39 10
PCIA 28 4 133 4 36 11
Washougal 21 6 127 8 35 12
Columbia Adv. #2 26 5 139 2 33 13
Stevenson 25 5 151 2 32 14
White Salmon #2 23 4 127 4 31 15

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Skyridge Teams and Meet/Practice Rotation

Greetings, Skyridge Knowledge Bowlers!

It’s hard to believe it, but we’re a mere few days away from the start of the regular season for middle school Knowledge Bowl.  This message is an important review of our teams and the meet and practice rotation process that I’ll share with kids in practice today.

As mentioned in our introductory welcome letter, we can only offer five regular season meets AND the district tournament for each student this year in a rotating schedule of meets and practices due to our excellent participation in this program. We are somewhat unusual in this respect.  Whereas each school at each meet brings three teams of 6-8 players and very often has trouble filling those slots, we have a whopping 5 teams with roughly 6 on each squad, totaling about 31 knowledge bowlers in our program this year. You can see our “dilemma”.

To help make sense of this rotation schedule, I’ve pasted in below a link to a document that includes the students’ teams, as well as the meets they’ll be competing in this year.  As you review this document, keep the following in mind:

  • I always try to balance teams with a random combination of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to ensure the best possible chance for success for all teams and good learning and mentoring opportunities for the kids.
  • We use Greek alphabet letters (alpha, beta, gamma, etc.) for our team names for the purpose of organizing ourselves internally, but in competition we are always named as either Skyridge 1, 2, or 3.
  • Alpha isn’t greater than beta; beta isn’t greater than gamma, etc. Placement on any team is random.
  • If you’re trying to find which room your student is in at competition, you’ll need to know both their team name and Skyridge team number.
  • I can help translate any or all of this if you’re unsure, but the link below should help you and the students figure out when they’re competing, where they’re competing, and what their team designation (Skyridge 1, 2, or 3) will be for that meet.
  • Here’s the link: https://goo.gl/Wnxe7r

Next week on 1/21, we will host Pacific and Jemtegaard at Skyridge for our first meet of the season.  Three of our five teams will compete that day. If you’ve never experienced knowledge bowl before, note that each meet consists of a written round and two oral rounds.  We try to start the written portion of the meet by about 3:50-4:00. The two oral rounds will usually be concluded shortly after/around 6:00-6:15 PM.  So students should be ready for pick up by about 6:15-6:30 on meet days (later on away meets), provided all schools show up on time and the meet goes smoothly.  If you’ve never witnessed knowledge bowl before, I’d encourage you to check it out.  Be assured that parents are always welcome at the meets.  The written round isn’t very good for spectators, but the oral rounds that usually start about 4:15ish are pretty fun to watch.

I’ll go over all of this with students in practice today. If you have any questions about the info in this message, please feel free to email me.  As always, thank you for your support.

Cheers!

P.S. Don’t forget to check out the recently updated Google practice/meet calendar, too. This year students will attend practices with their teams on a rotating basis, starting next week, with three of our five teams at each practice. Here’s the calendar link: https://goo.gl/BuXLcV

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SW WA Regional Standings Updated

The other schools in our Region just squeezed in their meets last night before the weather affected their ability to have the high school RR#3. Here are the updated standings for our Region:

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RR# 3 Results

Greetings, Knowledge Bowlers!

Camas Knowledge Bowl rolled to victory last Wednesday night (1/8/20), besting the Titans of Union and others from the League in our 3rd regular season Round Robin tournament of the year.

Here’s a recap of the night’s competition:

  • Varsity – 1st , 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 8th out of 15.
    • Camas Varsity #1 had another impressive night that earned them first place overall as they pulled off another +100 point victory, beating the next closest team by a convincing margin.
    • Congrats, Camas Varsity #1! This team is made up of Michael B, Edward B., Jordan C., Jaden K., Junha L., and Steven S.
    • As has largely been the case this season, that next closest team was the ever present and persistent Camas Varsity #3 who trailed behind them by only 13 points. They are Owen B., Daniel D., Lucas M., Julian M., Mark R., and Sonnet S.  Congrats, Camas Varsity #3!
    • The other schools in the region haven’t yet had meet #3 (scheduled for 1/15/20), so nothing new to report on the regional standing. Here’s where it stood as of last meet: Varsity SW Washington Regional Standings
  • JV – 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 11th out of 15.
    • For JV, the first place winners, with a convincingly sound score of 90, were the following JV#1 sophomore phenoms: Jackson C., Khoi D., Minjae D., Ashton D., Jeremy M., and Sunny W.
    • And here are the league/regional standings for JV … but they haven’t been updated yet:  JV SW Washington Regional Standings.
    • Remember: The top nine JV teams in the regions get invited to the JV Regional Tourney at the end of the season, but only three teams per school are allowed to attend. We are in the hunt to send three teams. Let’s finish strong and make that a fact!

Our final Round Robin meet of the year is set for February 5th, at Washougal High School. I’ll publish info about this in the near future.

Cheers!

RR#3 VARSITY
School Written Oral #1 Room Oral #2 TOTAL Place
Camas #1 46 35 401 23 104 1
Camas #3 47 23 402 21 91 2
Camas #4 46 16 405 25 87 3
Camas #2 43 20 404 20 83 4
Washougal 44 20 403 15 79 5
Union #1 40 18 401 14 72 6
Columbia Adv. 39 10 402 13 62 7
Camas #5 35 13 403 14 62 8
Union #2 33 15 404 9 57 9
White Salmon #1 35 8 405 11 54 10
Stevenson #1 32 9 403 13 54 11
White Salmon #2 36 4 404 8 48 12
PCIA 32 10 401 5 47 13
White Salmon #3 35 6 402 4 45 14
Stevenson #2 26 1 405 8 35 15

 

RR#3 JUNIOR VARSITY
School Written Oral #1 Room Oral #2 TOTAL Place
Camas #1 38 25 303 27 90 1
Union #1 35 28 304 17 80 2
Camas #3 41 23 301 12 76 3
Camas #5 33 23 305 15 71 4
Camas #4 32 12 301 11 55 5
Union #2 30 9 303 5 44 6
Washougal 29 6 301 9 44 7
Columbia Adv. #2 32 6 304 4 42 8
PCIA 28 8 305 6 42 9
White Salmon #3 26 5 308 9 40 10
Camas #2 23 9 305 8 40 11
White Salmon #1 26 6 304 6 38 12
Columbia Adv. #1 30 3 303 3 36 13
Stevenson 26 4 308 1 31 14
White Salmon #2 23 2 308 3 28 15

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Round Robin #2 Results 12/04/19

Camas Knowledge Bowl had a great showing last night here at Camas High School, knowledge bowling its way to top ten finishes against others from the League in our 2nd Round Robin tournament of the year. There were over 150 students and 7 schools involved in this, not to mention the 30+ adults who volunteered their time/resources to make this possible (see below for a full listing of them …).

Here’s how it played out:

  • Varsity – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th out of 15.
    • Camas Varsity #1 had an impressive night that earned them first place overall with 104 points total! They were closely trailed by Camas #2 (90 points) and Camas #4 (87 points). By the way, Camas Varsity #1 is currently in first place overall in our region out of 9 schools classified as 4A.
    • Congrats, Camas Varsity #1!  This team is made up of Michael B, Edward B., Jordan C., Jaden K., Junha L., and Steven S.
    • If you’d like to see how this shakes out in the region, have a look here: Varsity Regional Standings
  • JV – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th out of 15.
    • For JV, the first place winners, with a convincingly sound score of 95, were the following JV#1 sophomore phenoms: Jackson C., Khoi D., Minjae D., Ashton D., Jeremy M., and Sunny W.
    • And here are the regional standings for all Junior Varsity teams:  JV Regional Standings.
    • Looking ahead to February, keep in mind that the top 9 JV teams in the region (and all Varsity teams …) get invited to the Southwest Washington Regional Tourney at the end of the season, but each school is allowed only 2 JV entrants, despite the fact that we routinely qualify all of our teams for this tournament since we typically place in the top 9. We call this “The Camas Rule” :^)

    Congratulations, Camas Knowledge Bowl.  I’ve pasted the complete meet scores in below for your reference if you wanted to see the specifics.  Coach Bohac and I are very proud of you all. Our next meet is January 8th, 2020, at Union High School.

    Thanks for your continued support,

    Coach Greene & Bohac

    P.S.  A special thanks to the Camas community and staff at CHS who helped make this meet possible by reading, timing, allowing us to use their rooms, etc.  These sorts of activities simply aren’t possible without that support, so a special thanks to them for giving back and helping to provide students with a quality, competitive, team-based activity.  The volunteers are, in no particular order … Liza Sejkora, Dale Croswell,  Alex Neal, Tom and Barb Crozier, Erik Wiitanen, Kevin and Amy Leetham, Linda Kimball, Lori Lackland, Ryan VanDuzor, Mark Breakey, Shou Chiu, Denice Valent, Sarah Segall, Bruce Anderson, Bob Harper, Michael Newton, Wade Owens, Geoff Thompson, Omar Sankari, Sarah Warta, Phil Wendell, CHS Custodial, Heather Siewert, Joe Farland, Stacey Nilles, Jeanne Jarvis, Rebecca Shaw, Julie Cook, Cory Marshall, Ryan Josephson, and Dawn Gilbertson.

RR#2 VARSITY
School Written Room Oral #1 Room Oral #2 TOTAL Place
Camas #1 49 705 26 705 29 104 1
Camas #2 46 706 21 709 23 90 2
Camas #4 45 710 26 706 16 87 3
Camas #3 42 709 24 710 18 84 4
Camas #5 41 711 19 711 22 82 5
Union #1 40 705 13 706 21 74 6
Columbia Adv. 39 706 13 710 20 72 7
White Salmon #1 42 706 13 705 12 67 8
Washougal 41 705 11 709 15 67 9
Union #2 36 711 16 711 10 62 10
White Salmon #2 34 709 11 706 9 54 11
Stevenson #1 35 710 11 705 6 52 12
White Salmon #3 36 710 5 709 4 45 13
PCIA 33 709 8 710 3 44 14
Stevenson #2 26 711 4 711 1 31 15

 

RR#2 JUNIOR VARSITY
School Written Room Oral #1 Room Oral #2 TOTAL Place
Camas #1 42 702 27 702 26 95 1
Camas #4 41 707 27 703 21 89 2
Camas #5 41 712 22 704 19 82 3
Camas #3 40 704 18 707 21 79 4
Washougal 32 702 9 704 12 53 5
Camas #2 34 703 15 702 2 51 6
Columbia Adv. #2 33 704 7 707 9 49 7
Union #1 32 702 8 702 8 48 8
Columbia Adv. #1 30 703 12 703 4 46 9
Union #2 29 712 11 703 6 46 10
White Salmon #2 22 704 8 712 13 43 11
PCIA 24 707 8 704 7 39 12
White Salmon #3 25 707 5 707 3 33 13
White Salmon #1 19 703 9 712 4 32 14
Stevenson 16 712 5 712 8 29 15

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RR# 1 Meet Results

CHS Knowledge Bowl traversed the Gorge last night to compete in the 1st meet of the season at White Salmon.  We did very well. @PapermakersArmy, @timdotfox, @lizasejkora, @Camasonian_

On the Varsity side of things, we had a great night, with Camas taking  1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 7th out of 15. Camas #1 was locked in a close battle with Camas #4 for top varsity honors at the meet. In the end, Camas #1 edged out #4, but it was very close. Notably, these two teams each broke the 100 total point mark scoring 108 and 104 respectively.  FYI, any time a team breaks 100, you can be assured that they are performing at the top levels in knowledge bowl.  Congrats to both of the teams for an outstanding performance. Camas #1 is made up of Michael Bargenda, Edward Bogachuk, Jordan Chase, Jaden Kim, Junha Lee, and Steven Sturges. Camas #4 is another group of seniors composed of Ben Glassmire, Thomas Hull, Bailey Segall, Walter Scheldorf, Mackenzie Snell, and Odessa Thompson.

Junior Varsity also had a very strong showing taking 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th out of 15. Top honors went to JV #1, a team of sophomores who scored a very solid 90 points to convincingly claim 1st place.  They are Jackson Chase, Khoi Dam, Minjae Dang., Ashton Doane, Jeremy Mohn, and Sunny Wang. Bravo!

If you’d like to see how things are shaking out in the League/Region, check out the standings: Varsity Regional Standings & JV Regional Standings.  If you didn’t already recall this, our region ranges from about Longview in the north, to Ilwaco in the west, to White Salmon in the east.  What a great start to the season for Camas. Well done!

Our next meet is Wednesday, December 4th, at Camas High School.

RR#1 VARSITY
School Written Oral #1 Room Oral #2 TOTAL Place
Camas #1 48 27 1A 33 108 1
Camas #4 51 32 P2 21 104 2
Camas #2 52 23 7A 24 99 3
Camas #3 39 26 8A 25 90 4
Union #1 42 17 P3 18 77 5
Columbia Adv. 44 14 P2 15 73 6
Camas #5 37 16 7A 13 66 7
White Salmon #1 36 8 P3 16 60 8
White Salmon #3 38 10 1A 9 57 9
Washougal 37 9 8A 9 55 10
Stevenson #1 38 4 P2 7 49 11
White Salmon #2 34 7 1A 4 45 12
PCIA 30 5 8A 8 43 13
Union #2 37 4 7A 1 42 14
Stevenson #2 28 1 P3 3 32 15

 

RR#1 JUNIOR VARSITY
School Written Oral #1 Room Oral #2 TOTAL Place
Camas #1 41 24 3A 25 90 1
Camas #5 40 24 P1 21 85 2
Camas #3 41 18 5A 16 75 3
Camas #4 36 16 9A 18 70 4
Washougal 31 11 P1 18 60 5
Camas #2 36 15 3A 7 58 6
Union #1 32 8 5A 16 56 7
Union #2 34 5 9A 7 46 8
Columbia Adv. #2 24 11 9A 9 44 9
Columbia Adv. #1 32 3 3A 5 40 10
White Salmon #2 24 11 5A 5 40 11
White Salmon #1 24 8 4A 7 39 12
White Salmon #3 31 4 P1 3 38 13
Stevenson 21 5 4A 11 37 14
PCIA 12 4 4A 2 18 15

 

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Round Robin Meet #1 Info

Greetings, Knowledge Bowlers!

Our 1st meet of the season is scheduled for next Wednesday, 11/06/19, at White Salmon Columbia High School. Please note that this is a shift from what was originally scheduled to be a meet at Columbia Adventist Academy; we had to shift locations due to transportation issues.  Here are the details:

  • Students will be released at 12:10, directly after A lunch or somewhere near the middle or just after the beginning of your 4th period class.
    • Your teachers will have been notified, but please make individual arrangements with your 4th through 6th period teachers for work missed that Wednesday.
  • Upon release, report immediately to the flagpole bus loading area in front of CHS. We will depart by 12:15.
    • Bring homework and anything you’d like to work on with you on this trip.
    • A lunch students will have had a chance to get lunch, but B lunch students will need to bring a sack lunch to eat on the bus. 
    • A Lunch crew, please swing by 710 after release to help collect equipment for trip, etc.
    • B Lunch crew, please collect our practice equipment and have that ready to take with us on the bus.
  • We should arrive at White Salmon Columbia High School by about 2:00 PM. If the meet goes well, we plan to be wrapping up competition by about 5:30-6:00 PM.
  • We will have dinner en route home. At this point, it looks like we’ll be stopping at Pietro’s Pizza in Hood River.  Students will need to bring money for dinner and/or a dinner of their own.
    • Think about a group of people you could share an order with.  Ordering in groups will save us a lot of time. I’ll have groups start calling in orders after you complete your 2nd oral round and while we’re waiting for the final scores to be tallied:  541-386-1606.  Menu here: Pietro’s Pizza Menu
  • If all goes as planned, we should be arriving back at CHS between 8:30-9:00 PM.
    • Please have a ride ready by calling/texting ahead as our return time gets more and more clear.

If for some reason you’re unable to make it to the meet and you haven’t yet informed me and your team, you need to let us know immediately.  Please email if you have questions.

Cheers!

Mr. Greene and Mr. Bohac

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Team Selection and Pizza Practice

Greetings, Knowledge Bowlers!

It’s time for us to form teams and get ready for competition. Here’s some info for that process.

We always want to do well in Knowledge Bowl, but we also want to have fun. Part of having fun and doing well is being with people that share your interests and desires. To that end, I’m asking for your input on the people that you’d like to work with this year.

Whenever possible, I’ll try to honor your wishes and desires as I work to put together the magnificent puzzle that will be our 5 Varsity and 5 JV teams. Inevitably, though, there will be some issues to work through with this, so please help me help you and let me know if you have concerns or comments. Thanks in advance for your patience with this process.

Couple of reminders about the team selection process:

  • If you have a prepackaged team where 6 of you have agreed to form a team, please just have one person (maybe the captain or designated form filler outer?) submit the form so that there’s less stuff to sift through on my end.
  • Teams can and will cut across lunches and grade levels.
  • We are limited to 6 on a team and will need to have 6 on each team due to our awesome turn out. If you have less than 6, remaining spots will be filled.
  • If you’re not sure who to choose or you don’t really care, maybe just select one or two or three others that you’d be comfortable working with potentially. I’ll do my best, but the more legwork you do on your end, the better the results usually are for you.
  • You must login to the team form with your CSD#117 Google logon to begin the process of selecting your teams.

Use this link to give your input for the teams this year: https://forms.gle/WLUPZf3SBQrYdMkF7 

Please complete this by 10/23/19 (Wed.) to have your input considered.

The first draft of teams will be revealed at our annual Pizza Party Practice on 10/28/19, from 6-8 PM in room 710-711. Besides the team reveal, we will also, of course, eat some pizza and do a couple of quick practice written rounds. Please plan on being there so we can take care of our teams and get the practice needed for our first meet.

Questions? Email me or come see me in 710 during practice.

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2019-20 Meet Dates and Post Season Published

We are only about 2.5 weeks away from our first meet. Here are some dates for your calendar.

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