Cheers for the kids! 2015 CO-WY Optimist District

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Championship Tournament

Reschedule Date: Saturday, March 21 at Hamilton Middle School.

We understand that this is the beginning of Spring Break for some teams and that there are other competitions scheduled that impact other teams. As we took these situations into account and then looked at facility and volunteer availability, this was the best possible date.

The Optimist Brain Bowl is an academic competition quiz open to Colorado Wyoming middle school students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Students form teams and demonstrate their knowledge of a variety of subjects in a format modeled after the GE College Bowl television program that ran from 1959-1970.

All Colorado/Wyoming public, private and home-schooled 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to form teams and participate.

Registration per school is limited to 3 teams per grade level, nine teams total. Should the tournaments fill before the December 1, 2014 deadline teams will be accepted in the order in which paid registrations are received.

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Three regional tournaments are held to accommodate all the teams that wish to compete. Teams must compete in the region in which they are assigned. Check the Optimist Brain Bowl School District Assignments to find which tournament your team will be assigned to compete.


North Region Tournament -Saturday, January 10, 2015
Tournament is at capacity and registration is closed.

Central Region Tournament - Saturday, January 31, 2015

South Region Tournament - Saturday, February 7, 2015

Championship Tournament - Saturday, February 21, 2015

The top six teams in each grade level from each regional tournament (54 teams total) will be invited to compete in the 2015 Optimist Brain Bowl Championship Tournament.

Coaches should print a copy of the rules and become familiar with the qualifications for teams moving on to the Championship Tournament. The rules have information on how teams are selected if there are ties.