The Eastern Illinois University Honors College will hold its 23rd annual Scholastic Bowl Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 2, on the second floor of Coleman Hall.
The tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. with opening remarks and greetings from Bonnie Irwin, dean of the Honors College.
The round-robin tournament consists of 24 high school teams from the surrounding area that compete in head-to-head competition. All teams are guaranteed at least three matches. The winners from each bracket advance to the five championship rounds, scheduled to start at 12:15 p.m.
An awards ceremony will begin in Lumpkin Auditorium at approximately 4 p.m. Trophies will be given to the top seven teams, and medallions will be awarded for an All-Tournament Team. This team will consist of the five most valuable players who scored the most points in the first three rounds of the tournament.
The following high schools will participate: Arthur, Casey-Westfield, Charleston, Cumberland, East Richland, Edwards County, Effingham, Fairfield, Georgetown-Ridgefarm, Glenwood Chatham, Hutsonville, Mattoon, Mt. Carmel, Neoga, Newton, Oakland, Oblong, Paris, Robinson, Salem, St. Anthony (Effingham), St. Thomas More, Teutopolis and Windsor.
Spectators are welcome to attend all events.