Knowledge Bowl started in 1983 as a creation of ESD 101 and the Washington Association of High School Principals. It is an interdisciplinary academic contest is which teams of six students compete on the basis of their ability to quickly recall information related to practically any and all areas of learning typical to high school students. Teams are composed of six individuals, four members and two alternates. Competition rounds can be either oral or written. Each round consists of 50 questions. Oral rounds are much like the game show Jeopardy! where the first team to buzz in and give the correct answer is awarded the point. Written rounds are always multiple-choice. Practices are held on Wednesdays, after school from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Knowledge Bowl practice sessions start in early October and go on every week until early March, the month of the regional competition. The regional competition is where teams from all over eastern Washington meet to compete head-to-head for a chance to go on to state. There are five preliminary rounds; four oral and one written. Advancing to the regional championships and state berths are determined on the total score after the five preliminary rounds. Competition is intense, but friendly. If you love trivia, have a brain and like to show it off, then Knowledge Bowl is for you!