The Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College at Eastern Illinois University will host its 32nd annual Scholastic Bowl Tournament Saturday, Feb. 4, in Coleman Hall.
The tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m., with opening remarks and greetings presented in the Coleman Hall Auditorium (Room 1255). Competition will begin at 9.
The round-robin tournament will involve nearly 200 high school students representing 22 teams from the surrounding area. All teams are guaranteed at least three matches. Winners from each bracket advance to the championship rounds scheduled to start at 1 p.m.
At approximately 4:30 p.m., an awards ceremony will begin in the auditorium. Trophies will be given to the top teams, while medallions will be awarded to individuals named to the All-Tournament Team. (That team will consist of the five players who score the most points in the first three rounds of the tournament.)
The following area high schools plan to participate: Arthur, Casey-Westfield, Central, Charleston, Cumberland, Edwards County, Effingham, Fairfield, Marshall, Mattoon, Neoga, Newton, Oakland (Tri-county), Oblong, Paris Cooperative, Robinson, Salem, South Central, Springfield, St. Anthony, Sullivan and Windsor.
Everyone is welcome to attend.