Science Bowl is the bastard child of quizbowl and government-bureaucratized science. It is run by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Unique features of Science Bowl
The strict adherence to rules of any kind. A example of the following was that 10 to the -1 was not accepted for .1 or 1/10 in a short answer question.
There are two types of questions, Short Answer questions and Multiple Choice questions (consisting of W,X,Y,Z), which has to be answered exactly word for word or with the letter.
Tossups and bonuses are interchangeable, but are worth 4 and 10 points respectively.
There needs to be at least 5 people to run one game, a reader, a scorekeeper, a timekeeper, a scientific judge, and a rules judge. Sometimes rooms will have two scientific judges, or two or three rules judges.
When answering incorrectly in the middle of the tossups, 4 points are awarded to the other team, rather than losing 4 points for your team. Perhaps even scientific people can't handle the concept of negative numbers.
Blurts, or saying the answer before being recognized, result in 4 points for the other team, and they get to answer the question.
It consists of only science questions, the greatest thing about it.
The national tournament also features a number of non-quizbowl competitions like an electric car race and design competition.
Academic Competition Results
|2014||Mira Loma||Westview (Portland,OR)||Regis||Baton Rouge Magnet|
|2013||Mira Loma||NCSSM||Lexington||University (Irvine, CA)|
|2012||Lexington||North Hollywood||Mira Loma||Morgantown|
|2011||Mira Loma||Montgomery Blair||Sunset||Hunter|
|2010||NCSSM||Mira Loma||North Hollywood||Arcadia|
|2009||Mira Loma||Lexington||Oak Ridge||Santa Monica|
|2008||Santa Monica||Mira Loma||Thomas Jefferson (VA)||Fairview|
|2007||Poudre||State College||East Chapel Hill||Miami Palmetto|
|2006||State College||North Hollywood||Santa Monica||Albany|
|2005||Thomas Jefferson||Mission San Jose||Walton||Wootton|
|2004||Thomas Jefferson||A&M Consolidated||Baton Rouge||Montgomery Blair|
|2003||Thomas Jefferson||Centerville||A&M Consolidated||Allderdice (Pittsburgh)|
|2002||Thomas Jefferson (VA)||Boulder||Mission San Jose||Sycamore|
|1993||Albany (Albany, CA)|
|2014||Greater Boston Math & Science||JDroids Science Club||Takoma Park||Science Infinity|
|2013||Creekside (Carmel, IN)||Takoma Park (Montgomery Co., MD)||Hopkins (Fremont, CA)||Treasure Valley|
|2012||Hopkins (Fremont, CA)||Longfellow||Seattle Science Infinity Club (not a school)||Treasure Valley|
|2011||Gale Ranch (San Ramon Co., CA)||Shahala (Clark Co., WA)||Hopkins (Fremont, CA)||Van Antwerp|
|2002||Samford (Auburn, AL)|