WAYNE – Tune your radio to 104.9 FM or online at waynedailynews.com Wednesday mid-morning to hear the championship 2018 KTCH Quiz Bowl match.
The first match was held on January 8 and nearly two months later 63 teams have been narrowed down to just two for the championship match and two for the consolation match.
The Championship match will be held on Wednesday, March 7 in the best of seven-round questions and if tied, will go to single question sudden death overtime.
**The Consolation match has tentatively been rescheduled to Thursday, March 8 at 10:30 a.m.
The 2017 KTCH Quiz Bowl Championship match found Lutheran High Northeast defeat Laurel-Concord-Coleridge, 9-7l; both were eliminated early. LCC won their first round match over Orchard (6-5) and round two match over Aquinas (2-1), but were lost in the third round to Arlington (3-2). After earning a first round bye, LHNE suffered a 3-0 loss to Guardian Angels Central Catholic in round two.
For third place this year, West Point-Beemer will face St. Mary’s of O’Neill at 10:30 a.m. Thursday Last year, St. Mary’s finished third while West Point-Beemer went 1-1.
West Point-Beemer had wins over Clearwater (3-2), Scribner-Snyder (2-1), Lyons-Decatur (5-4) and Arlington (9-8) The Cadets lost to Howells-Dodge 4-3 in the semi-final match.
St. Mary’s of O’Neill recorded wins over Allen (3-2), Homer (1-0), Norfolk High (3-2) and Neligh-Oakdale (3-2) before falling to Stanton (7-6) in the semi-final round.
The KTCH Quiz Bowl Championship match is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday between Stanton and Howells-Dodge. Last year, Howells-Dodge finished fourth as Stanton went 1-1 after earning a first round bye.
Stanton had wins over David City (3-1), West Holt (2-0), Winnebago (3-2) and Crofton (3-2). The Mustangs defeated St. Mary’s of O’Neill (7-6) to get to the championship match.
Howells-Dodge picked up wins over Schuyler (5-4), Fullerton (3-2), Wisner-Pilger (9-8) and Osceola (2-1) while also defeating West Point-Beemer (4-3) to earn a finals berth.