Bible Bowl

Each February and June, Kentucky Christian University sponsors a weekend Bible Bowl Tournament. Teams from across the United States join in this exciting and intense competition. This tournament is a round robin and a shotgun-style double elimination tournament. The February tournament information and registration is now available below. This tournament is a round robin and shotgun tournament.

February Bible Bowl Tournament

This competition will be held on the campus of Kentucky Christian University, February 7-9, 2020. Forty teams can compete in round robin play on Friday and Saturday. All forty teams will compete in a shotgun tournament on Sunday. There will also be an individual exam given on Friday.

We are now taking registrations for this tournament. The time schedule will follow as in the past, with registration beginning on Friday at 3:30 PM and running until 5:00 PM. The written exam and coaches meeting will start promptly at 6:00 PM. The final round and award ceremony will be mid-afternoon on Sunday.

Tournament Details

The text for the February tournament will be the books of Acts 1-14. The first teams to submit their team registration form and $85 team registration fee (non-refundable) will be registered for the February tournament. You can register online at the National Bible Bowl website.


Tentative Schedule and Subject to Change

Friday, February 7:

  • 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Registration
  • 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Dinner
  • 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm Written Exam or Sponsors Meeting
  • 7:15 pm to 7:30 pm Combined Meeting
  • 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Round Robin Competition
  • 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm Free Time

Saturday, February 8:

  • 7:45 am to 8:45 am Breakfast
  • 8:45 am to 9:00 am Devotions
  • 9:00 am to 9:15 am Quote Bee Tie Breaker
  • 9:20 am to 12:00 am Round Robin Competition
  • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Round Robin Competition
  • 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm Quote Bee
  • 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm Dinner
  • 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Game Night

Sunday, February 9:

  • 7:45 am to 8:30 am Breakfast
  • 8:30 am to 8:45 am General Meeting
  • 8:45 am to 10:45 am Shotgun Tournament
  • 10:45 am to 11:45 am Worship Service
  • 11:45 am to 12:45 pm Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Shotgun Tournament/Finals/Awards


The Group registration fee is $85.00 per team.
The Individual registration fee is $70.00 per participant.

Group Registration

Registration for teams will be on the National Bible Bowl website.

Student Registration and Permission Form

This form can be downloaded and copied for each participant in your group. Student Registration and Permissions Form February. (These forms are for players only). This form must be completed before arriving to KCU.

Registering after December 27th

We’re happy to make accommodations for your team if you need to register after the December 27th deadline. However, there are some important things to note regarding your late registration as per the National Bible Bowl office:

Each team who registers late must provide a round of 17 toss-ups and 15 bonus questions to use for the round robin portion of the tournament. There will be an additional $50 fee for late registrants payable to National Bible Bowl. These questions must be written according to the guidelines as found on the Bible Bowl website under ABOUT/RULES/QUESTION WRITING RULES using the official question writing program. The phrase “THESE QUESTIONS WERE NOT PROVIDED BY NATIONAL BIBLE BOWL” must also appear on the front cover sheet of these rounds.

Further inquiries about question writing can be directed to


All participants will need to be housed at local hotels. Below is a list of hotels for your overnight accommodations. Ask for the KCU Event Discount when registering with the hotel.

Econo Lodge – (606) 474-7854
Quality Inn & Suites – (606) 474-0000
Super 8 Motel – (606) 474-8811

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – (606) 929-1720

Please contact Becky Stamper with any questions you may have about registration or the tournament at or 606-474-3252.

We look forward to working with you at our February tournament.

Prepared for the World

“KCU was more than a University, it was also a home for me. Professors didn’t just worry about my grades, but
they knew about my life, provided counsel, encouraged me, and pushed me to grow. I felt that my education for
ministry was amazing and really helped prepare me for ministry. A lot of my spiritual mentors have come out of
KCU and also some lifelong friendships with fellow students. KCU might not be the biggest school, but it has one
of the biggest hearts.”

Cady Wurtz, Class of 2017 Graduate School

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