Regional Tournament Pre-Meet Info

On Monday, February 24th, Camas High School Knowledge Bowl will travel with its qualifying teams (all varsity teams and two of our JV teams) to the Southwest Washington Varsity/JV Regional Tournament in Longview. Students will miss the entire day and are released from 8:45 on. They should quickly gather their stuff and report immediately to the flagpole bus loading area. We will then travel to Longview and compete in the tournament held at Lower Columbia College. This is an all day event for us.

After competition, we will have dinner en route to home at Vernie’s Pizza (see the note about ordering below), then return to CHS between 7:00 to 7:30 PM. Students should plan on either bringing their own lunch, dinner food, and snacks AND/OR money for those meals. For a more detailed listing of the day’s events, please see below.

For our JV teams, this tournament will conclude the regular and postseason, as well as practices for the year. If Varsity qualifies a team for State, we will focus on having Varsity only practices for the next few weeks leading up to the 03/21/20 State Tournament.

As usual, if you can’t make it to this tournament for any reason, please let me AND your team know immediately. Last year this tournament was on the the first day of spring practice, and I think that’s also true this year. If that’s the case, please communicate with your coaches to let them know of your interest and that you’ll be with them the very next day. It’s important that you uphold your commitment to Knowledge Bowl. I’m sure your coaches will understand, since they’ll also be looking for and expecting that same level of commitment from you in their sport/activity.

Finally, IF there is an inclement weather late start on Monday, which we’re not expecting, you would simply report for bus loading at the flagpole loading area at 10:45 (classes would have normally started at 10:45). That will make our arrival time at the meet very tight, but we should still be able to make it. Please note, however, that this scenario would severely limit your ability to go out to lunch prior to the opening ceremony, so bringing your own food in this event would be almost a necessity. If school is canceled, all activities are also canceled, so we would then be unable to attend the meet.

Nice season, CHS Knowledge Bowl. Let’s finish strong!


  • 8:45 – Released from first period through sixth period; report immediately to flag pole for bus loading.
  • 9:00 – Depart for Longview
  • 10:15 – Arrive, deliver equipment and meet materials, pick up packets, eat sack lunch and/or visit grocery store across the street – Lower Columbia College Gym.
  • 11:30 – Opening and Welcome Assembly (All Varsity and JV teams) – LCC Gym.
  • 12:00 – Written Round Begins – LCC Gym (Varsity & JV).
  • 1:00 – Oral Round #1 – Assigned Rooms.
  • 2:00 – Oral Round #2 – Assigned Rooms.
  • 3:00 – “Championship” Oral Round – Assigned Rooms.
  • 4:15 – Final Results, Awards (All Teams) – LCC Student Center.
  • 5:00 – Dinner at Vernie’s Pizza … team or group of choice need to place order by 8:00 AM on the morning of the meet.  Sometimes we are offered a school rate that’s usually something like this = 1 Large 2-Topping Pizza – $9.00 + Tax; 1 Large Specialty Pizza – $18 + Tax; 10 slices/pie; similar discounts are usually applied to smaller/larger pizzas: Vernie’s Pizza Order Form
  • 6:00 – Depart for CHS
  • 7:00 – 7:30 – Arrive at CHS

Competition Locations – Both the Varsity and the JV competitions will take place on the campus of LCC.

Substitutions – Substitutions in both the varsity and JV meets will be allowed only once during an oral round, after question #25, since each oral round will consist of 50 questions.

“Championship” Round – The 3rd Oral Round will be conducted as a Championship Round. Scores obtained previously during the day will be used to determine how teams are grouped for this round. Only the scores obtained during the 3rd Oral Round will determine final team places. All ties will be broken as needed.

Breaking Ties – Ties between rounds will be broken by comparing previous scores. For example, if a tie exists after Oral #1, the written round score will be used, while if a tie exists after Oral #2, the scores after Oral #1 will be used, and so on. If these are also tied, a coin toss will be used. The only exceptions are when state qualifying places are involved at the end of Oral Round #2 or the Championship Round (Oral Round #3). In such a case, a 10-question playoff will be held for the two teams involved (or 15 questions for three teams). If still tied, questions will be read in sets of 5 until the tie is broken.

Qualifying for State – The top two finishing 4A schools, the top four 3A schools, the top three 2A schools, the top three 1A schools, and the top two B schools will each qualify a team for the State Tournament. (Keep in mind the state rule that each school may send only one team to state.)

State Meet T-Shirts – Please note that on the state website you will find information about ordering this year’s commemorative State Meet T-Shirt. This is our fundraiser for the year, so please consider buying a shirt, whether you’re going to State or not.

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