The Virginia High School League Scholastic Bowl state championship on Feb. 24, will be held at the College of William and Mary with Jamestown High School representing Williamsburg-James City County Schools.
Scholastic Bowl, also known as Quiz Bowl, is a quiz format competition that covers subjects from history to science to pop culture. Two teams of five players compete against each other answering questions.
There are two kinds of rounds during each game. The first has students answer questions using a buzzer, much like a game show, the first person to press the buzzer gets to answer. In the second teams are given a question to answer, and only if they get it wrong is it given to the other team to solve.
Jamestown is representing W-JCC at this competition. The school’s team won first place in its super regionals tournament, advancing it to the state championship.
Other teams competing in the state championship are First Colonial, McLean, Riverbend, James Robinson, Albemarle, Douglas Freeman, Thomas Jefferson S&T, Princess Anne, Jefferson Forest, Loudoun Valley, Monacan, Cave Spring, New Kent, Tabb, Western Albemarle, Central-Wise, R.E. Lee-Staunton, Radford, Maggie Walker, Galileo Magnet, Honaker, Riverheads and George Wythe.
The 2018 High School National Championship Tournament, sponsored by LetterOne, will be held May 25-27 in Atlanta. This championship is unaffiliated with VHLS, but winning a state championship would qualify a team for nationals.
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The tournament will start at 10 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Sadler Center, 200 Stadium Drive, and in James Blair Hall on 250 James Blair Drive.
Jamestown’s team will compete all day in the Sadler Center, Blair 223. Its first round will be from 10:25 a.m.-11:05 a.m., second round from 11:15-11:55 and third round from 1:20-2 p.m.
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