About the US Academic Bowl

The US Academic Bowl is a buzzer-based all-subject quiz competition for teams of students throughout the USA. More information about the US Academic Bowl, including participation in the 2020-2021 academic year, can be found at usacademicbowl.com.

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All times listed are Eastern Standard Time

Saturday 12/19 11:00am – 4:00pm Rounds 1-5
Sunday 12/20 12:00pm – 3:00pm Rounds 6-8
Sunday 12/20 5:30pm – 8:30 pm Playoffs

2020 Final Results

Middle School Champion –

Elementary School Champion – Centennial Lane ES A, Ellicott City, MD


Download the PDF below for a complete set of the rules for the Elementary and Middle School US Academic Bowl.

Rules (PDF Format)

Playoff Qualification

All teams will play in five rounds of round-robin matches (in 6-team pools), after which teams will be re-seeded into 4-team pools for three additional rounds.

Playoffs will consist of up to three rounds of single-elimination matches for the top teams. Playoff structure is subject to change depending on field size and will be finalized following the close of registration.

Past Champions

  • 2019 Middle School Champion:
  • 2019 Elementary School Champion: 

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