2018 SWWRT Recap and Results

Camas High School traveled this past Monday to Lower Columbia College and competed in the SW Washington Regional Knowledge Bowl Tournament. It was an auspicious day for CHS Knowledge Bowl.  We won the varsity tournament, placing first overall, thus qualifying one of our teams to go to state. And the JV teams also did very well, placing first overall and third place out of nine total!  In short, the kids did us proud once again.

Varsity Tourney — At the SW WA Regional Varsity Tournament held this past Monday, Camas had 5 teams compete in the 4A division tourney of 9 total teams. Congratulations to Camas Varsity #1 who took home top honors in the tourney, earning first place and a trip to the state tournament, which will be held on Sat. March 17th at Arlington HS. Varsity #1 is made up of Noah Thompson, Jesse Lester, Daniel Fan, Monica Chang, Abigail Jiang, and Rahul Ram.  Let’s wish Camas #1 the best of luck as they head off to State where they will have a chance to compete for some more hardware for the trophy case, continuing an 8 year streak whereby CHS k-bowl teams have done so (finishing 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 6th, 3rd, and 4th at the state meet over the last eight years). Good luck at State, Knowledge Bowlers! Varsity Scores (.pdf)

JV Tourney — In the course of the regular knowledge bowl season, some 41 JV teams compete from about 27 schools all across ESD 112 region. After the final regular season match, the nine highest scoring JV teams over the course of the four regular season meets are invited to compete in the JV Invitational Tourney, which was also held this past Monday in Longview.  This year, Camas HS k-bowl qualified all 5 of our JV teams, claiming 5 of the team spots in this 9-team JV tourney. Wow!  And they did very well. Two of our Camas teams brought home trophies, earning a 1st and a 3rd place!  That makes them the first and third best JV teams out of all 41 in ESD 112.  Again …. wow!  The 1st place trophy went home with freshmen phenoms JV#3, after they edged out the competition in an exciting tie breaker. They are Ali Burris, Alex Gee, Tyler Gee, Akash Prasad, Ben Saunders, and George Walker.   JV# 4, the team that took home the 3rd place trophy, is comprised of Rose Leveen, Walter Scheldorf,  Yozen Fang, Ethan Hansen, Alex Duquette, and Yun Ma.  A fine showing by all, indeed. Bravo! JV Scores (.pdf)

Great season, Camas Knowledge Bowl.  I’m very proud of all of you and the hard work you put into attending practice, learning how to work more effectively with a team, and on the impressive sportsmanship you displayed and honed this season.  No matter the outcome for you and your team this week, I hope you can take some solace in being a part of the well-oiled machine that is Camas Knowledge Bowl!

Thanks for your support this year!

P.S. CHS Staff vs. Varsity #1 practice oral round match is set for 03/13/18 from 2:30-3:15 in room 710 at CHS. The awards dessert banquet is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 28th, in the North Commons, from 5:30-7:00. Details forthcoming.

Gorge League Varsity Scores 2017-18 & Gorge League JV Scores 2017-18

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2018 SW Washington Regional Tournament

On Monday, February 26th, Camas High School Knowledge Bowl will travel with its qualifying teams (all varsity teams; and all JV teams who, once again, were in the top 9 out of about 40 in our League and thus qualified to attend this invitational meet …) to the Southwest Washington Varsity/JV Regional Tournament in Longview. Students will be released after 1st period. 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 Longview CC and Mark Morris High School. 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 and 8:00 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 JV, this tournament will conclude the regular and post season, 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 03/17/18 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 be looking for that same level of commitment from you in your sport.

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


  • 8:40 – Released after 1st 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.
  • 12:10 – Written Round Begins – LCC Gym (Varsity), and Mark Morris classrooms (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 morning of 02/26: Vernie’s Pizza Order Form
  • 6:15 – Depart for CHS
  • 7:30 – 8:00 – Arrive at CHS

Competition Locations – Both the Varsity and the JV competitions will take place on the campus of LCC. (This is a change for the JV Tourney, which has previously been held at Mark Morris HS).  The location for the Written Round is the gym for all teams.

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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Skyridge Teams and Meet Rotations

Greetings, Knowledge Bowlers!

It’s hard to believe it, but we’re a mere week away from the start of the regular season.  This message is an important review of our teams and the meet rotation process that I’ve shared with the kids over the last couple of days in practice.

As mentioned in a previous email, due to our excellent participation in this program, we can only offer three regular season meets AND the district tournament for each student this year.  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 6 teams with roughly 8 on each squad, totaling about 48 knowledge bowlers in our program this year. You can see our “dilemma”.

To help make sense of this, 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.  Please note that we use Greek alphabet letters (alpha, beta, gamma, etc.) for our team names for the purpose of organizing ourselves internally, but that in competition we are always named as either Skyridge 1, 2, or 3.  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 with 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 (and the remainder of the season).  Here’s the link: https://goo.gl/Wnxe7r

Next week on 2/21, we will host Frontier and Liberty at Skyridge for our first meet of the season.  Half of our six teams will compete that day. By the way, each meet consists of a written round and two oral rounds.  We try to start the written portion of the meet by about 3:30. The two oral rounds will usually be concluded shortly after/around 5:00-5:15 PM.  So students should be ready for pick up by about 5:15-5:30 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 3:45-4:00 are pretty fun to watch.

If you have any questions about the info in this message, please feel free to email me.  As always, thank you for your support.


P.S. Don’t forget to check out the recently updated practice calendar found here: https://goo.gl/BuXLcV

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RR#4 Meet Info

Dear Knowledge Bowlers,

This is a quick update on the plan for the Knowledge Bowl meet that’s scheduled to take place at Stevenson High School this Wednesday, 02/07/18.

Here are the details for the meet:

  • Stevenson High School has requested a start time of about 2:15,  so we’ll do an early release from class or lunch at 12:45.  Keep in mind that this is a late start day, so that 12:45 release time coincides with either the midway point of B lunch OR the last bit of 3rd period.  You will miss all of 5th period. Students:  Please make arrangements with your 3rd and/or 5th  period teachers for work missed on Wednesday.
  • Report to the flagpole bus loading area as soon as possible after release. We will depart CHS at 1:00 PM sharp. By the way, if you know that you won’t be able to attend this meet, for whatever reason, please email me and let me know ASAP, as well as your team. 
  • We should arrive at SHS by about 2:00 PM then start the meet right around 2:15. If the meet goes well, we plan to be wrapping up by about 5:30 PM.
  • We will have dinner en route home. We’ll be stopping at Andrew’s Pizza in Stevenson. Students will need to bring money for dinner and/or a dinner of their own.
  • I’m asking that students form small groups for ordering and that they make a plan ahead of time for a pre-order by having one person from each group submit a pre-order on this form:  Andrew’s Pizza Pre-Order
  • Please have your order submitted by the end of the day on Tuesday.
  • If all goes as planned, we should be arriving back at CHS between 7:30-8:30 PM, but, as you know, one slow room and/or technical difficulties can delay the entire meet. I’ll send out updates via Remind on our status.

Once again, 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.

Let’s finish the regular season strong, Camas!


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RR#3 Results

Camas Knowledge Bowl journeyed to Columbia Adventist Academy last night, 1/10/18, to compete in our 3rd competition of the year.  As per past performances this season, the kids did very well.

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

  • Varsity – 1st , 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th out of 15.
    • Camas Varsity #1 had another impressive night that earned them first place overall.  They pulled off yet another 100+ point performance, scoring 110 points total. By the way, they were the only team in our League to break the 100 point mark at this meet.
    • How impressive are Camas Varsity #1? The average total points for other 4A schools in our region through the first three meets is 203.4  Camas #1 has accumulated 339 points through the first three meets.  Nobody else in 4A is even remotely close to this team.
    • Congrats, Camas Varsity #1!  This team is made up of Monica C., Daniel F., Abbi J., Jesse L., Rahul R., and Noah T.
  • JV – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 8th out of 15. Camas JV continues to hold the first 5 places in the region out of 39 total JV teams.
    • For JV this meet, we had a new group rise to the top, unseating JV#3 from its hold on 1st.  The first place winners were JV#4, a mixed team of sophomores and juniors.  Congrats to Yozen F., Walter S., Rose L., Yun M., Ethan H. (absent), and Alex D. (absent).
    • Previous finishes for JV#4 were 3rd and 4th. Nice work in coming together for victory in this competition.
    • Camas JV#3 and #4 are in a very close battle for first place in the region, with #3 at 262 total points and #4 with 254 total points through the first three meets. There’s one meet left. Hmmm.

Well done, Camas Knowledge Bowl.  I’ve pasted the complete meet scores in below for your reference if you wanted to see the specifics.  I’m very proud of you all, and not just for your stellar performances, but for the way you carry yourselves as ambassadors of our program, school, and community.  Bravo!


Coach Greene

P.S. Our next meet is on 2/7/18 at Stevenson High School.  You will miss at least 5th period on that late start day, and probably a little bit of the end of 3rd period or B lunch. It’ll be a little bit of a later return that night, FYI, which will also include a stop for pizza in Stevenson.  Details forthcoming.


School Written Room Oral #1 Room Oral #2 TOTAL Place
Camas #1 52 101 25 101 33 110 1
Camas #4 51 106 17 105 23 91 2
Camas #5 44 SR 23 106 24 91 3
Union #1 50 101 19 102 21 90 4
Camas #2 43 102 18 SR 20 81 5
Camas #3 39 105 15 102 16 70 6
White Salmon #1 43 101 9 SR 16 68 7
Stevenson #1 36 106 18 105 13 67 8
Washougal #1 43 106 13 101 6 62 9
Columbia Adv. 38 105 15 106 9 62 10
Stevenson #2 38 SR 9 101 7 54 11
Union #2 33 102 14 102 4 51 12
Washougal #2 27 SR 12 106 10 49 13
White Salmon #2 36 102 8 105 3 47 14
White Salmon #3 30 105 8 SR 8 46 15


School Written Room Oral #1 Room Oral #2 TOTAL Place
Camas #4 40 ART 33 ART 23 96 1
Camas #2 38 104 20 104 25 83 2
Camas #1 42 103 20 103 19 81 3
Camas #3 41 KB 23 KB 17 81 4
White Salmon #2 41 104 11 ART 9 61 5
Union 37 104 11 KB 8 56 6
Columbia Adv. #2 38 ART 7 103 7 52 7
Camas #5 25 LIB 14 KB 8 47 8
Columbia Adv. #1 34 KB 5 104 5 44 9
Stevenson #1 29 LIB 10 ART 5 44 10
White Salmon #3 31 KB 3 103 6 40 11
Stevenson #2 29 103 5 104 1 35 12
White Salmon #1 21 103 6 LIB 8 35 13
Washougal #2 25 LIB 3 LIB 5 33 14
Washougal #1 22 ART 0 LIB 5 27 15

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Pre RR#3 Important Info

On Wednesday of this week we will travel to Columbia Adventist Academy to compete in our third round robin tournament of the season.  Here’s the scoop:

  • After 5th period, collect your stuff and head to flag pole bus loading area.  We plan to leave by 1:20 PM.  You snooze, you lose.
  • We should arrive at CAA by about 1:50. The meet will start shortly thereafter.
  • If all goes well, we should wrap up by 5:30-5:45. Our hope is to be back to CHS by about 6:30.  As you know, though, if one room is slow and/or there are problems with technology, our return could be delayed.
  • If for some reason you can’t make the meet, be sure to email me and notify your team immediately!

Here’s the full schedule:

2:00-2:15 . . Arrive and gather in the cafeteria.
2:20 . . . . . . Welcome and Final Instructions (cafeteria).
2:30 . . . . . . Written Round (cafeteria).
3:15 . . . . . . Oral Round #1 (see below for locations).
            * Between the Oral Rounds – Return to the cafeteria for Snacks. *
4:30 . . . . . . Oral Round #2 (locations to be announced – will be posted in the cafeteria).
5:30 . . . . . . Please return to the cafeteria for Final Results.


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RR# 2 Results

Camas Knowledge Bowl had a great showing last night, knowledge bowling its way to victory against others from the League in our 2nd Round Robin tournament of the year that was hosted by us here at Camas High School. There were over 150 students and 6 schools involved in this, not including 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 , 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th out of 15.
    • Camas Varsity #1 had an impressive night that earned them first place overall as well as a bunch of other historical firsts. They amassed a whopping 121 points, which since we’ve been keeping records over the last couple of decades appears to be highest total EVER that we can recall!  The next closest varsity score was 28 points behind them, and that was from the impressive Union team that they tied with last month.
    • Last month I also noted that this same team had recorded the highest total score in an oral round that I’ve ever seen, scoring 37 points! Unheard of … we thought. But they even bested that last night, scoring 42 out of 60 points possible in a room with two other teams. Wow!
    • Congrats, Camas Varsity #1!  This team is made up of Monica C., Daniel F., Abbi J., Jesse L., and Noah T.
  • JV – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th out of 15. They continue to hold the first 5 places in the region out of 39 total JV teams.
    • For JV, the first place winners were, once again, freshmen phenoms JV#3: Ali B., Alex G., Tyler G., Akash P., Ben S., and George W.
    • Had they been competing in Varsity against juniors and seniors mostly, their score from this meet would have earned them a 3rd place finish. Yes, they’re just freshmen.

Congratulations, Camas Knowledge Bowl.  I’ve pasted the complete meet scores in below for your reference if you wanted to see the specifics.  I’m very proud of all them.

Thanks for your continued support,

Coach Greene

P.S.  A special thanks to the Camas community and the 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 to the community and helping to provide students with a quality, competitive, team-based activity.  The volunteers are, in no particular order … Liza Sejkora, Tim Fox, Kim Newman, Mike Nerland, Dale Croswell, Sarah Shafer, Bamini Pathmanathan, Shannon Lambert, Hyun Robinson, Bruce Anderson, Linda Kimball, Ron Bright, Bob Harper, Michael Newton, Geoff Thompson, Val McOmie, Omar Sankari, Meredith Studdard, Sarah Warta, Phil Wendell, Diane Anvick, Viv Juras, Terry Juan, Elisa Wells-Moran, Katherine Cochran, Beth Filion, CHS Custodial, Heather Siewert, Joe Farland, Bridget Ellis, Tyler Morgan, Barb Loewen, Jenelee Herz, Julie Cook, Cory Marshall, Ryan Josephson, Dawn Gilbertson, and Sarah Widdop.

School Written Room Oral #1 Room Oral #2 TOTAL Place
Camas #1 48 705 42 705 31 121 1
Union #1 47 711 20 706 26 93 2
Camas #4 42 710 25 709 16 83 3
White Salmon #1 45 706 13 710 20 78 4
Camas #3 39 709 22 711 15 76 5
Camas #2 44 706 19 705 10 73 6
Camas #5 39 711 13 709 16 68 7
Washougal #1 44 711 12 706 10 66 8
White Salmon #2 31 709 8 711 10 49 9
White Salmon #3 34 710 8 710 6 48 10
Stevenson #1 29 709 9 706 6 44 11
Stevenson #2 29 710 4 709 8 41 12
Columbia Adv. 26 706 12 705 3 41 13
Union #2 30 705 2 710 7 39 14
Washougal #2 23 705 2 711 7 32 15
School Written Room Oral #1 Room Oral #2 TOTAL Place
Camas #3 44 704 25 702 17 86 1
Camas #1 33 702 16 708 30 79 2
Camas #2 34 703 28 703 12 74 3
Camas #4 34 707 21 704 18 73 4
Camas #5 35 708 19 707 18 72 5
Union 34 702 13 702 10 57 6
Columbia Adv. #2 28 704 9 704 8 45 7
Washougal #2 28 702 11 703 6 45 7
White Salmon #2 27 704 3 703 14 44 9
White Salmon #3 26 707 7 702 7 40 10
Columbia Adv. #1 29 703 6 707 4 39 11
Washougal #1 26 708 8 708 4 38 12
Stevenson #2 25 708 3 707 5 33 13
Stevenson #1 26 707 4 704 2 32 14
White Salmon #1 22 703 1 708 2 25 15


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RR#1 Results

Camas High School Knowledge Bowl braved the elements last night and made the long trek through the mean streets of Camas all the way over to Washougal High School for our first meet of the season. In attendance were the normal cast of characters/schools:  Columbia Adventist Academy, Washougal, White Salmon, Union, and Stevenson. In sum, things went very well and the kids did us proud once again.

In a typical League meet this year, 15 varsity and 15 JV teams compete.  That’s 30 teams competing in 10 rooms. Because of our incredibly high participation in this activity (58 on the roster), we’ve been allotted 5 varsity and 5 JV teams, 10 out of the 30 teams in the League.  Wow!  Here’s how they finished:

  • Varsity – 2nd , 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th out of 15.
    • The 2nd place Varsity #1 team actually tied for 1st with Union on total points, but were 2nd according to the tie breaker based on written round score. This team is made up of Monica C., Daniel F., Abbi J., Jesse L., and Noah T.  They amassed an impressive 108 points!  The next closest varsity was 15 points behind them.
    • By the way, Varsity 1 had, from what I know and can recall, the highest total score in an oral round that I’ve ever seen, scoring 37 points! Unheard of.
  • JV – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th out of 15. They currently hold the first 5 places in the region out of 39 total JV teams in our region.
    • For JV, the winners were, very notably, a team made up entirely of freshmen. JV#3 is Ali B., Alex G., Tyler G., Akash P., Ben S., and George W. They showed great grit and determination to best the rest of the field.

A very good start, indeed, Camas!  Congratulations.  I’ve pasted the meet scores in below for your reference if you wanted to see the specifics.  I’m very proud of all them.  Thanks for your continued support.

We will be hosting the next meet on December 6, 2017, at Camas High School. Please visit this link for a complete listing of this year’s competition dates, including the postseason: Gorge League Schedule

School Written Room Oral #1 Room Oral #2 TOTAL Place
Camas #3 46 139 24 126 25 95 1
Camas #2 44 127 19 133 24 87 2
Camas #4 42 133 23 127 20 85 3
Camas #1 44 153 16 139 20 80 4
Camas #5 34 126 18 153 20 72 5
White Salmon #2 35 133 8 126 10 53 6
Columbia Adv. #2 32 127 5 153 9 46 7
Union 31 126 8 127 7 46 8
Washougal #1 29 153 9 139 7 45 9
Columbia Adv. #1 34 153 4 133 2 40 10
Stevenson #2 27 133 6 127 6 39 11
Stevenson #1 29 139 6 126 2 37 12
White Salmon #1 25 139 3 139 7 35 13
White Salmon #3 26 126 2 133 6 34 14
Washougal #2 22 127 3 153 4 29 15


School Written Room Oral #1 Room Oral #2 TOTAL Place
Union #1 53 137 23 135 32 108 1
Camas #1 48 134 37 134 23 108 2
Camas #4 49 137 18 137 26 93 3
White Salmon #1 50 136 21 136 18 89 4
Camas #2 47 135 20 138 20 87 5
Camas #5 42 138 23 134 14 79 6
Camas #3 46 136 14 135 7 67 7
Washougal #1 42 134 9 136 12 63 8
Stevenson #1 39 135 12 138 12 63 9
White Salmon #3 41 138 10 137 7 58 10
Union #2 38 138 6 135 9 53 11
Washougal #2 37 135 10 134 6 53 12
Stevenson #2 30 136 12 136 11 53 13
Columbia Adv. 35 134 3 137 11 49 14
White Salmon #2 30 137 7 138 6 43 15

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Meet #1 @ WHS, Notes, etc.

Good Afternoon, Knowledge Bowlers!

At long last we are almost to our first competition. This is a quick update on the plan for the Knowledge Bowl meet that’s scheduled to take place at  Washougal High School this Wednesday, 11/8/17, including a reminder about possible weather related scenarios in our League. Yes, there’s the threat of inclement weather in the Gorge this week which could interfere with our meet.  

Here are the details for the meet:

  • Washougal High School has requested a little earlier start time for the meet than we’re accustomed to (2:00 PM),  so we’ll do an early release from 6th period at 1:30.  Students, your teachers have been notified, but please make arrangements with your 6th period teachers for work missed on Wednesday.
  • Report to the flag pole bus loading area as soon as possible after release. We will depart CHS by 1:40.  You snooze, you lose …
  • We should arrive at WHS by about 2:00 PM then start the meet shortly after that. If the meet goes well, we plan to be wrapping up by about 5:30-6:00 PM.
  • If the meets end on time as predicted, we should be arriving back at CHS between 6:00-6:30PM, but, as you know, one slow room and/or technical difficulties along the way can delay the entire meet. I’ll send out updates via Remind on our status.

By the way, if you know that you won’t be able to attend this meet, for whatever reason, please email me and let me know, as well as your team, please. 


Here is a reminder of our standing policy regarding meets and weather:  Basically, if even one school is unable to attend the meet due to inclement weather, the meet will not be held that day.  This usually means postponing the meet, as opposed to cancelling it.  Our first attempt would be to reschedule the meet for the following Wednesday, which in this case would be November 15th.  If for some reason that first make-up date does not work – for example, the host school is not available that date, weather strikes again, semester finals conflicts with the plans – the next move is to use an open Wednesday date later in the year, as agreed upon by all schools as the best choice.  On rare occasion we have had to cancel a meet.

Keep in mind that for most districts, if school is closed on a given day due to weather, all after school activities that day are cancelled, meaning in a case like this that the k-bowl team cannot travel to nor host a meet.  This might also be true if school has a late start, but sometimes a late start won’t result in cancellations.  I’ll email Wednesday morning if I hear of a need to reschedule.

Please email with questions … thanks for your help and support of Camas Knowledge Bowl.


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Welcome to the 2017-18 Knowledge Bowl Season!

Greetings, Knowledge Bowlers!

It’s that time of the year to fire up Knowledge Bowl practice and get ready for our first meet, which, believe it or not, is only about 7 weeks away (11/08). In preparation for the year, we will hold our first informational meetings and practices starting the week of 10/02/17.

There are a couple of big changes to note around practices this year. First, after many years of begging for assistants, the CSD has thankfully finally allowed for this. Thank you CSD! I’d like to welcome Mrs. Kim Newman as the new assistant coach for Knowledge Bowl. We will be splitting practices this year with A lunch practice happening in 710 with Mr. Greene. B lunch practice will be run by Mrs. Newman in room 507. Disregard the earlier message you might have received about practice in 711; that’s no longer necessary. Please show up during your regularly scheduled lunch time to reconnect with your k-bowl compadres, get some info/paperwork for this year’s season, and to do a little practice. As per usual, no practice on Thursdays, but the rest of the days you’re welcome to come and hang for your lunch period in 710 or 507.

The next big change is that we’re sadly going to have to limit the number of Knowledge Bowl participants this year, if necessary, to 60.  The last two years we’ve had 60+ participants, which is great in terms of turnout, but since the League limits the number of teams we can have, it’s led to uneven participation for the JV squads whereby some teams have had to sit out from meets.  On top of that, we can’t get more than about 60 on a bus for our away meets, so it’s really kind of a necessity. I’m open to the idea, potentially, of JV team members overriding me on this, but we’ll have to see what it looks like once practices start next week. As of now, though, the first 60 to have all of their registrations and related paperwork completed and fees paid will be the ones participating this year.  

Speaking of which, your successful registration and enrollment in Knowledge Bowl this year consists of the following:

  1. Online registration
  2. $40 “pay to play” fee paid to the CHS ASB office by check or cash. This helps cover transportation, food, awards, League fees, etc. You also have the option of paying for this online with a credit card (3.5% service fee):  https://wa-camas.intouchreceipting.com/
  3. The enrollment paperwork and permissions form to be completed and handed in to Newman or Greene. Hard copies of this available at practice, but feel free to download from here if you’d rather.
  4. Signing up for and/or modifying your Remind info to receive vital info about k-bowl via text, email, and/or app, if you haven’t already done so: https://www.remind.com/join/4428864  If you received messages last year and you’re happy with your settings, no need to do anything at all. Conversely, if you’d like to cancel your Remind subscription to Knowledge Bowl for any reason, here are the instructions: https://goo.gl/C1AhlJ

Looking forward to a great, fun year hanging out with you all and bowling for knowledge. As always, email with questions and/or stop by and see me in 710. We’ll see you on 10/02 … Cheers!


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