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"Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2023" State Championships

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Get your brains and buzzers ready! Brilliant high school students from across the state will test their mental mettle in the annual Arkansas Governor’s Academic Competition “Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2023” at Arkansas PBS on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

Since 1985, we’ve celebrated and recognized scholarship with “Arkansas Quiz Bowl” and, this year, a total of 14 teams across seven classifications will take on the challenge for state titles and scholarship awards. Our 2023 broadcasts will air in two parts — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. — and you’ll be able to watch with us on broadcast or livestreaming at

The first round of pairings beginning at 9 a.m. will include, in order of appearance:

  • 7A — Fayetteville vs. Conway

  • 4A — Bauxite vs. Arkadelphia

  • 5A Valley View vs. Batesville

  • 3A — Mountain View vs. Haas Hall Academy (Fayetteville)

Matches will resume at 1:30 p.m. and feature, in order of appearance:

  • 6A — Russellville vs. Benton

  • 1A — Sacred Heart vs. Norfork

  • 2A — Haas Hall Academy (Bentonville) vs. Life Way Christian

“Arkansas Quiz Bowl” matches feature a series of questions that requires players to display their knowledge in literature, math, science, history, art music and economics. Each match lasts approximately an hour and will also be streaming on YouTube at

These broadcasts, held in coordination with the Arkansas Governor’s Quiz Bowl, have been an Arkansas PBS tradition celebrating and recognizing scholarship in The Natural State for more than 30 years.

In preparation for the state championship matches, the Arkansas Governor’s Quiz Bowl Association holds regional tournaments around the state during March. Teams are assigned to a site, and a random drawing places the teams on the pairing schedule. A percentage of teams in the state tournament advance to the state tournament. The top two teams from each classification advance to the state conference finals. Winners have the chance to represent The Natural State in national tournaments. Learn more about the competition and AGQBA at

Photos are available at

Major funding for “Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2023” is provided by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.


Saturday, April 22, 2023

“Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2023,” 9 a.m.