Optimist Brain Bowl

Optimist Brain Bowl

The Optimist Club of Erie is proud to support the Erie Middle School’s Brain Bowl group. Good luck this year during the Brain Bowl competition.

About the Optimist Brain Bowl

The Colorado-Wyoming Optimist Brain Bowl is a quizbowl type competition. It is presented by the Colorado-Wyoming Optimist Clubs.  The Brain Bowl quizzes middle school children (6th, 7th, and 8th grades) on a variety of academic topics.

Competition Structure

There are three regional competitions: the North, Central, and South Region Tournaments. They all have the same competition structure, described below. The top 6 teams from each grade level in each regional competition qualify for the Championship Tournament. The Championship Tournament has the same structure as the regional competitions.

Teams of 6 students (maximum, though only 5 can compete in any given round) compete. The competition has 4 oral rounds of 30 questions each and a written round in the morning of the competition day. The written round has 50 questions. The top 8 scoring teams of each grade level move into the elimination rounds in the afternoon. The quarter-final and semi-final rounds are oral rounds, and they are head-to-head single elimination rounds. Eventually, two teams are escorted onto a stage for the championship round. The winner of this part of the two-team competition wins the contest for that grade level.

(Description provided by Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optimist_Brain_Bowl)

You can learn more about the Optimist Brain Bowl at https://www.optimistbrainbowl.org