Scholar Bowl

It’s time to put your skills to the test and show us how smart you really are. Apply to compete in our Convention Competitions Scholar Bowl!


  • Open only to active Phi Theta Kappa members registered for PTK Catalyst 2018
  • Space is limited to 40 people
  • Members may participate in one online competition and one on site competition.
  • Registration Deadline:  March 28, 2018, CT or until all spaces are filled.


  • Winning Team Members (5):  $100 Scholarship each and recognition pin
  • Competing Team Members (5):  $50 Scholarship each and recognition pin

Tournament Structure

  • Eight teams will compete in a single-elimination style tournament
  • Contestants will be selected and formed into five-person teams by lottery, unless contestants want to register as a five-person team
  • Teams will be aligned by division. If there are not enough contestants representing a particular division, contestants from other divisions may be substituted

Competition Schedule
The quarterfinal and semifinal rounds (6 matches) will be conducted in the Convention Marketplace.
The final round will be conducted in a General Session.

Download Official Rules

Download Tournament Bracket

Sponsored by Marvin and Meira Langsam

NOTE: You must register for Catalyst 2018 prior to registering for this competition.

Video Competition

Friday, April 20, 2018

8:30 am Scholar Bowl - Match 1 Marketplace
9:00 am Scholar Bowl - Match 2 Marketplace
12:00 pm Scholar Bowl - Match 3 Marketplace
12:30 pm Scholar Bowl - Match 4 Marketplace
4:30 pm Scholar Bowl - East Semifinal Match Marketplace
5:00 pm Scholar Bowl - West Semifinal Match Marketplace

Saturday, April 21, 2018

10:30 am Scholar Bowl Championship Match (During General Session 5) Bartel Exhibit Hall D