2018 High School Brain Bowl Saturday, February 24
2018 High School Brain Bowl 2018 High School Brain Bowl
Division A Champions Division B Champions
Ashland High School Cascade Christian High School
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Varsity Bowl is the premier competition at the high school level. Teams generally include juniors and seniors who have competed on previous teams. The top four teams from the regional competition will compete for division championship title on SOPTV.
Junior Varsity Brain Bowl competition is a preparatory competition for high school students to compete on a junior varsity team. These teams play in their own brackets competing against other JV teams. Junior Varsity Brain Bowl was held in SOU Taylor Hall.
2018 High School Brain Bowl Results
This year’s 41st annual Southern Oregon Brain Bowl Competition had a total of 22 teams teams representing seven school districts, private schools, eleven high schools and over 120 students participating in this year’s tournament held Saturday, February 24, 2018 on the Southern Oregon University campus.
Junior Varsity Division 2018
Junior Varsity Brain Bowl competition for high school Freshmen through Juniors was held in Taylor Hall at SOU. There were 10 teams from ten high schools representing both Jackson and Josephine counties. Ashland, North Medford, South Medford, Grants Pass, and St. Mary’s were in Division A. Phoenix, Eagle Point, Cascade Christian, North Valley, and New Hope were in Division B. These new divisions allowed the top two teams from each to advance from round robin competitions to finals.
Division A round robin matches took both Grants Pass (3-1) 140 points and St. Mary’s (4-0) 189 points. FINALS had St. Mary's with a win over Grants Pass.
Division B round robin had both Cascade Christian (4-0) and New Hope (3-1) win-loss and 133 and 82 points respectively.
Finals ended with Cascade Christian beating New Hope.
Congratulations to all teams who participated!
Varsity Division 2018
Varsity consisted of 12 teams from ten high schools with students participating in five rounds of matches in the Stevenson Union Building at SOU. Ashland, North Medford (Red and Black), South Medford, Grants Pass, Phoenix and St. Mary’s were in Division A. Rogue River, Cascade Christian, New Hope, North Valley and Eagle Point (Blue and Gold) High Schools were in Division B. At the conclusion of the Varsity competitions, the top two teams from each division have earned the spots to compete for the Varsity Brain Bowl Division Championship titles on Sunday, April 15th on SOPTV. Division A, St. Mary's with a 5-0 record and 161 points, will go head to head with Ashland's 4-1 record and 191 points. Division B teams Cascade Christian (5-0 and 138 points) take on North Valley (4-1 and 134 points). Their final matches will determine the 2018 Champions beginning at 5:00 PM.
The 2018 Sportsmanship Awards were scored on a ranking scale this year. Moderators selected Phoenix, Cascade Christian, South Medford, and North Medford students for their graciousness, courteousness, consideration of others, fun spirits and overall good sportsmanship behavior. Congratulations to all the teams and thank you for your positive attitudes!
A special thank you goes out to Steve Jensen who have continued to serve as our Brain Bowl Director. Kim Gabriel, Diane Novak, Carryl Breon and Susan Bacon also served as leads in Headquarters for scorekeeping, question sets and division tracking throughout. Thank you to all the community volunteers who joined as moderators, score keepers and time keepers for the event!
Our appreciation extends out to Jackson and Josephine County School Districts, coaches and teachers as well as our sponsors Lithia 4 Kids and Southern Oregon Public Television for their continued donations and support of academic programs for kids.