Scholars' Bowl

Students gain knowledge through trivia, compete in regional & state tournaments.
Faculty Advisors: William Blackerby '05 & Cal Woodruff

Scholars’ Bowl is a competition in which two teams go head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of academics and knowledge, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, popular culture, sports, and more. There are also tournaments for individual players rather than teams.

The defining feature is the use of a “buzzer system” that lets players interrupt the reading of a question when they know the answer. That element adds a dimension of confidence, anticipation, and rapid recall to a game about knowing facts. Those “tossup” questions are answered individually, but doing so earns one’s team a chance at a three-part “bonus” question. Bonus questions are worth more points and allow collaboration, but are generally more difficult.

Indian Springs Scholars’ Bowl teams competes in Alabama Scholastic Competition Association (ASCA) tournaments, following rules, regulations, and questions provided by the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT). Teams have competed in regional, state, and national tournaments at the JV and High School levels, having a successful history and presence in regional and state competitions. 

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Click the links below for scholars’ bowl news: 
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Phone: 205.988.3350
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