The Eastern Illinois University Honors College will hold its 21st annual Scholastic Bowl Tournament on Saturday on the second floor of Coleman Hall.
The public is invited to attend. There is no admission charge.
The tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. with opening remarks and greetings from Margaret Messer, director of Honors Student Affairs.
The round-robin tournament involves 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 at approximately 4 p.m. in Lumpkin Auditorium (room 2030). Trophies will be given to the top seven teams, while medallions will be awarded for an All-Tournament Team, consisting of the five players who scored the most points in the first three rounds of the tournament.
The following area high schools will participate:
Arthur, Casey-Westfield, Charleston, Cumberland, East Richland, Edwards County, Effingham, Fairfield, Georgetown-Ridgefarm, Hutsonville, Mattoon, Mt. Carmel, Neoga, Newton, Oakland, Oblong, Paris, Robinson, Salem, St. Anthony, St. Theresa, Sullivan, Taylorville and Teutopolis.