Academic Bowl Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What grades are eligible to participate in the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades?
A: Grades 6-8 may participate in the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades.

Q: How many students may participate on a team?
A: Teams must not exceed ten students, five regulars and five alternates.

Q: How many teams may my school send?
A: Only one team per school.

Q: How many teams may participate from one system?
A: Up to six teams from any school district may participate, with the max of one team per school. Districts that have more than six interested schools must hold a local play-off to determine which six schools will represent the system at the Regional Competition. Some districts already have a local play-off in place. If more than six teams from your district register for PAGE Regionals and a play-off is not organized, six teams will be chosen at random from the registrations received by the registration deadline.

Q: Does my system have a local play-off?
A: Currently, the only districts with local play-offs are Bibb, Chatham, Cherokee, Columbia, DeKalb, Dougherty, Gwinnett, Fulton, Houston and Muscogee. This may change from year to year, so please contact your central office to determine if your system has a play-off competition.

Q: What region is my school in?
A: Teams will be assigned to the most convenient region on a first come – first served basis after the registration deadline. The state coordinator reserves the right to reassign teams to a different region if necessary. Regions can and do change from year to year based on registrations and host locations.

Q: What topics are covered by the questions?
A: Academic Bowl participants will be asked questions from the following curriculum areas: English/Literature, Math, Science, Social Studies/History (including Georgia)/Geography, Current Events, Art/Music, Physical Education/Health. Additional questions will come from the area of computer science.

Q: Where can I get more practice questions?
A: You may order additional PAGE questions and see a list of outside vendors by visiting the Question Store and Vendors page.

Q: What about private schools?
A: Private schools are allowed to register one team each.

Q: Can I get a list of other schools in my geographic area that participate in Academic Bowl so that we can have scrimmages prior to Regionals?
A: Yes. Please email us at

Q: Are there any other tournaments in which my team can participate?
A: Yes.  Please visit the Georgia Academic Team Association website at or for more information about opportunities for your team to compete.

Q: Does each school need to have its own buzzer system?
A: No.  While it will improve your team’s chances of performing well at competition you do not have to have your own set of buzzers.  We request that every team bring their buzzer system to competition to ensure we have enough working systems to play.

Q: My school is interested in hosting a competition.  Can you give me some advice?
A: Sure.  Here are some of the basics: 1)aquire and copy the questions – you can purchase questions or put a writing team together and write your own.  2)solicit volunteers to act as readers, timers, etc.  Many times other teachers in your school will help or you can ask the other teams to bring at least one extra person to serve as a volunteer.  3)mail or email information to the schools you are inviting.  Make the rules you are going to use available to them – you could download and use the PAGE Academic Bowl rules or any variation of them.  You can also find the NAQT rules at  4)hold a training session for the volunteers.

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