Scholars Bowl
Speech & Drama

August 26, 2022

This is your scholars bowl communication hub. News and announcements are posted here throughout the season, and many helpful links are located here as well.

Having accurate contact information within the KSHSAA database is crucial. It’s time to “BUZZ IN” with your activity director (school administration) to make sure your name and email address is listed correctly. The KSHSAA (Scholars Bowl = Rod Garman and Jennifer Pokorny) often emails notices/info directly to coaches throughout the school year. Don’t miss out! Also, your AD will have your login credentials to the KSHSAA site. You will need to login under the “Schools” tab for various reasons including accessing online publications, question submission, postseason entry forms, and coaches can access other schools’ coach contact info under “Directories”. This is helpful when sending out tournament invites.

The 2022-23 KSHSAA Scholars Bowl Manual was mailed to schools in late July. This is a vital resource all coaches and administrators will want to become familiar with. It can also be accessed online once logged into the KSHSAA site. Simply click on the “Publications” link and under “Manuals” select “Scholars Bowl”. The manual covers topics such as rules of play, hosting guidelines, and postseason information.

Alert! All coaches (head and assistant) are required to be CPR/AED trained every two years. Are you? Follow up with your activity director (school administration) about this KSHSAA coach education requirement.

High School Head Coaches are required to complete an annual online rules meeting. This meeting will be available for completion between September 13 and October 17. The rules meeting will be taken online using coach/sponsor login information provided to school activities directors.

A KSHSAA requirement for participating schools is the online submission of 35 questions for postseason competition. The deadline for online question submission is October 21. The question submission link is active; it may be accessed when logged-in on the KSHSAA site under "Activities – Scholars Bowl". For more information regarding this process, refer to pages 15-17 of the KSHSAA Scholars Bowl Manual. Schools not submitting the required questions to the KSHSAA will not be given a regional assignment unless a double entry fee is paid.

Aug. 16 = Practice May Begin
Sept. 14 – Oct. 19 = Online Rules Meeting is accessible.
Oct. 4 = Submit Regional Scholars Bowl Entry Fee (Form ADM-WINTER) –
            *This is done by school administration.
Oct. 17 = Earliest Possible Competition
Oct. 21 = Submit Online to KSHSAA: 35 Required Questions
Nov. 11-12 = Question Validation Committee @ KSHSAA
Jan. 27 = Submit Regional Entry Form to Regional Tourney Mgr. (SB-1)
Feb. 2 = Regional Competition
Feb. 6 = Submit State Entry Form to State Tourney Mgr. (SB-2)
Feb. 11 = State Competition

Please notify Rod Garman at the KSHSAA by October 4 if your school is willing and able to host a Regional and/or State Scholars Bowl Competition for the 2022-23 School Year.




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Current Champions
Overland Park-Blue Valley North
Andover Central
St. George-Rock Creek
Salina-Sacred Heart
Jetmore-Hodgeman County
Tipton Catholic

[Previous State Champions]


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