Dear Knowledge Bowlers,
After a month of practice we’re finally headed off to our first competition this Wednesday at Washougal High School. You will be early released from 6th period at 1:30 on that day. As soon as possible after release, report to the flag pole bus loading area for attendance and bus loading. Guest coach Mr. Morgan will be accompanying you on this trip, so look for him. By the way, I’ll need some helpers to go to room 710 after release and help get the equipment box and other materials we’ll need for the meet. If you’re assigned/volunteer for this, please be sure to follow through with your assignment.
Once we arrive at Washougal High School at about 2:00 PM, we’ll be on the following schedule:
- 2:00 ——- Arrive, and gather in Washougal High School Commons.
- 2:15——– Welcome and Instructions (Commons)
- 2:30 ——- Written Round (All teams in Commons)
- 3:15 ——- Oral Round #1
- *Between the Oral Rounds – Return to the Commons for Snacks*
- 4:30 ——- Oral Round #2 (TBA, this will be announced in the Commons)
- 5:30 ——- Return to the Commons for Final Results
We typically end our meets between 5:30 and 6:00, once all teams are finished and results are reported/tabulated. Please keep in mind that even one slow room and/or tech problem can delay the end time. I’m forecasting a return to CHS between 6:00 and 6:30. If you are being picked up by parents at WHS, be sure to check out with guest coach Mr. Morgan so he has the proper head count for the return trip.
Due to our incredible participation in Knowledge Bowl this year, we will have to rotate out of competition 1 JV team at each of our round robin tournaments since we’re limited to taking only 6 of our 7 junior varsity teams to each meet. The only way I can make this fair is to make the selection of those JV teams that will rotate out be random. So, the plan in practice tomorrow is to put all the JV team names in a hat. We’ll draw out one team name at a time, and the first team name drawn will be the team that’s rotated out for the first meet. The next team name drawn will be the one rotated out for the December meet, and so on and so forth. I wish there were a way for all of us to compete every time, but this year there isn’t. My apologies for this hardship, but thank you in advance for your understanding, too.
If you have questions, please contact me. Otherwise, let’s have some fun and continue our tradition of excellence in this activity.