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Batesville Academic Invitational Results
1st place - Russellville A
2nd place - Russellville B
3rd place - Little Rock Central A
4th place - ASMSA
GOVERNOR’S ACADEMIC COMPETITION ARKANSAS QUIZ BOWL RULES OF COMPETITION
Friends of Quiz Bowl Coaches Poll
High School Quiz Bowl Teams Ranked
In Preseason Coaches Poll
LITTLE ROCK — Ft. Smith Southside, Russellville, Batesville, Subiaco Academy, Haas Hall-Fayetteville, Haas Hall-Bentonville and Norfork top their respective divisions, from 7A to 1A, respectively, in a preseason poll of participating Arkansas Governor’s Quiz Bowl Association (AGQBA) coaches.
The poll was administered by Arkansas Friends of Quiz Bowl, a nonprofit made up of alumni, coaches and others who support quiz bowl in Arkansas by, among other things, funding annual scholarships for quiz bowl players.
“Much like athletic teams, schools who participate in quiz bowl have reputations and expectations that rise and fall with graduating players and underclass players moving up,” said Paul Gray, president of the Friend of Quiz Bowl board of directors. “Coaches cast their votes based on what they have seen so far this year, as well as expectations down the road.”
Quiz Bowl coaches voted in an October poll and ranked their divisional opponents, as determined by their classification in the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA). Weighted points were assigned to higher rankings and a composite score was generated to determine the highest ranking teams in each division.
Quiz bowl is an academic competition governed by the AGQBA governed by the AAA. Players answer questions on a variety of academic topics such as literature, art, music, history, science and math to earn points. Games are structured such that teams must work collaboratively to answer some questions and must rely on the individual knowledge of each player for others. Teams will play in scrimmages and invitationals through February. In March and April, teams will play in region and state tournaments to attempt to qualify for the state finals. State championships will be broadcast and streamed live in April on Arkansas PBS.
Complete rankings include, first place votes in parenthesis:
1. FS Southside (5)
2. Fayetteville (3)
3. LR Central (3)
4. Conway (1)
5. Bryant (1)
1. Russellville (9)
2. Benton (1)
4. LR Catholic (1)
5. Pulaski Academy
1. Batesville (3)
2. Valley View (2)
3. De Queen (1)
5. Morrilton (1)
1. Subiaco Academy (2)
2. Arkadelphia (3)
3. Trumann (2)
4. Highland (1)
5. Berryville (1)
1. Haas Hall Fayetteville (3)
2. Mountain View (4)
3. Centerpoint (1)
4. Episcopal Collegiate
5. Genoa Central
1. Haas Hall Bentonville (8)
2. Life Way Christian
3. Conway Christian (1)
4. Haas Hall Springdale (1)
5. Haas Hall Rogers
1. Norfork (3)
2. Sacred Heart (4)
3. Crowley's Ridge Academy (1)
4. Guy Perkins
5. Rural Special
The Arkansas Governor's Quiz Bowl Association is an organization working for a competition that works under the umbrella of the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA). This means that academic competitions are regulated in much the same way as athletic events. This includes: school classification, eligibility, sanctioning of events and certification. Information about AAA can be found in the AAA Official Handbook. If you don't have one ask your principal, athletic director or contact AAA.
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