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2022 IESA Scholastic Bowl State Finals to be Held at Peoria Civic Center on Friday, May 6; Championship Matches to be Webcast

For the ninth consecutive year the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) Scholastic Bowl State Finals will be held in Peoria at the Civic Center this Friday (May 6). The IESA state series in Scholastic Bowl began in 1988 although a state final was not held the first year. There was one-class competition from 1988-1996, and in 1997 the state series was divided into Class A and Class AA based on school size. This is the 32nd year of state series competition in Scholastic Bowl and the 24th year for Class A and Class AA competition.

A total of 16 teams will play in Peoria--eight teams in Class A and eight teams in Class AA. All teams participating will play three rounds. Each class is divided into two pools of four teams. The winners of each pool will then meet for the championship of their respective class while the runners-up in each pool will play for 3rd place honors. Assignment to each pool was done by a blind draw. Competition gets underway at 1:00 p.m. in both classes. Subsequent matches are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. After an hour break for dinner, the third place and championship matches will be played at 5:00 p.m. The awards assembly will begin immediately after the conclusion of the final round.

The Peoria Civic Center is hosting the IESA state finals for the ninth time. The Civic Center provides a beautiful venue for the finals and all matches will be conducted in the 4th floor ballroom.

The price of admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for seniors (62 and over) and students (K-8) and is good for the entire tournament. Children younger than kindergarten are admitted free. Fans attending the matches will receive a wristband that is to be worn all day and will be used for entry into the facility throughout the day.

This year, 380 member schools entered the state series in Scholastic Bowl. Questions used throughout the state series are provided by Avery Enterprises, while the lockout systems are provided by Quiz Bowl Systems.

Complete pairings for each state final, the results after the competition on Friday, plus the FanZone, can be found at Click on the Scholastic Bowl line in the orange box at the top of the IESA Web Site Home Page.

Here is a look at each of the two 2022 State Final Tournaments:

POOL A TEAMS: Palatine Quest, Springfield Christian, Peoria St. Vincent de Paul, Ottawa Wallace
POOL B TEAMS: Normal Epiphany, Effingham Sacred Heart, Champaign Next Generation, Quincy St. Peter
Pool A
1:00 p.m.   Palatine Quest vs Springfield Christian
1:00 p.m.   Peoria St. Vincent de Paul vs Ottawa Wallace
2:00 p.m.   Palatine Quest vs Peoria St. Vincent de Paul
2:00 p.m.   Springfield Christian vs Ottawa Wallace
3:00 p.m.   Palatine Quest vs Ottawa Wallace
3:00 p.m.   Springfield Christian vs Peoria St. Vincent de Paul
Pool B
1:00 p.m.   Normal Epiphany vs Effingham Sacred Heart
1:00 p.m.   Champaign Next Generation vs Quincy St. Peter
2:00 p.m.   Normal Epiphany vs Champaign Next Generation
2:00 p.m.   Effingham Sacred Heart vs Quincy St. Peter
3:00 p.m.   Normal Epiphany vs Quincy St. Peter
3:00 p.m.   Effingham Sacred Heart vs Champaign Next Generation
5:00 p.m.   Pool A runner-up vs. Pool B runner-up (third place)
5:00 p.m.   Pool A winner vs. Pool B winner (championship)
POOL A TEAMS: Washington MS, Frankfort Summit Hill, Greenville, Champaign Edison
POOL B TEAMS: Lincolnshire Daniel Wright, Bloomington JHS, Barrington Prairie, Springfield Franklin
Pool A
1:00 p.m.   Washington MS vs Frankfort Summit Hill
1:00 p.m.   Greenville vs Champaign Edison
2:00 p.m.   Washington MS vs. Greenville
2:00 p.m.   Frankfort Summit Hill vs. Champaign Edison
3:00 p.m.   Washington MS vs. Champaign Edison
3:00 p.m.   Frankfort Summit Hill vs. Greenville
Pool B
1:00 p.m.   Lincolnshire Daniel Wright vs. Bloomington JHS
1:00 p.m.   Barrington Prairie vs. Springfield Franklin
2:00 p.m.   Lincolnshire Daniel Wright vs. Barrington Prairie
2:00 p.m.   Bloomington JHS vs. Springfield Franklin
3:00 p.m.   Lincolnshire Daniel Wright vs. Springfield Franklin
3:00 p.m.   Bloomington JHS vs. Barrington Prairie
5:00 p.m.   Pool A runner-up vs. Pool B runner-up (third place)
5:00 p.m.   Pool A winner vs. Pool B winner (championship)

For the ninth straight year, the lock-out systems that will be used at the IESA state finals will be provided by Quiz Bowl Systems. Quiz Bowl Pro automatically keeps score, manages time, controls the ring-in process, and produces detailed statistic spreadsheets for every match.

In addition, the IESA and Quiz Bowl Systems will be broadcasting the Class A and AA Championship matches online. Fans can click on one of the links posted to the IESA website.

Note: Only the championship match of each class will be broadcast.

For more information, please contact IESA Assistant Executive Director and Scholastic Bowl Administrator Chris Frasco at

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