Parkland Challenge

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Parkland Challenge is an local high school quiz bowl tournament hosted at Parkland College in Champaign, IL. It consist of 17 high schools in Champaign County, IL and its surrounding areas. The schools are separated into 4 brackets. Mike Coulter, the instructional technology specialist at Parkland College moderates the games. Single-elim on mostly one-clue tossups are used and there are no bonuses. There's conferring on tossups for a team when the other team guesses wrong. At certain points of the match, each team is given a video question answer. There is a lighting round in the middle of the match. When a question is answered incorrectly, the team that answered incorrectly loses 10 points and the toss-up becomes dead. Questions packets used are questionable as a result of its quality and choice of topics. The tournament is considered a example of bad quizbowl as a result, which resulted in University Lab boycotting and prominent players from Centennial to decline to attend.

Past Results


Year 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place Top Individual Scorer
2014 Bloomington Mahomet-Seymour Centennial Blue Ridge David Fischer
2015 Bloomington St. Joseph Ogden Monticello Judah Christian Alston Boyd
2016 Mahomet-Seymour Prairie Central Centennial St. Thomas More Nathan Somers
Prairie Central
2017 Mahomet-Seymour Danville Prairie Central Blue Ridge Iain Carpenter
2018 Mahomet-Seymour Blue Ridge Centennial Prairie Central Parker Otto
Blue Ridge
2019 Villa Grove Centennial Rantoul Central Jackson Wiessing
Villa Grove
2020 Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled
2021 Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled
2022 Villa Grove St. Thomas More Fisher Oakwood Caleb Wiessing
Villa Grove

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