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 June tournament information and registration is now available below. This tournament is a round robin and shotgun tournament.

June Bible Bowl Tournament

This competition will be held on the campus of Kentucky Christian University, June 6-8, 2019. Forty teams can compete in round robin play on Thursday and Friday. All forty teams will compete in a double elimination tournament on Saturday. There will also be an individual exam given on Thursday.

We are now taking registrations for this tournament. The time schedule will follow as in the past, with registration beginning on Thursday at 1:30 PM and running until 3:30 PM. The written exam and coaches meeting will start promptly at 3:30 PM. The final round and award ceremony will be mid-afternoon on Saturday.

Tournament Details

The text for the June tournament will be the books of James, Hebrews, Romans, Joseph (Genesis 37-41), David (1 Samuel 16-18), Elijah (1 Kings 17-2 Kings 2:11), Elisha (2 Kings 2:12 – 13), Daniel (Daniel 1-6) and Esther (Esther 1-8). The first teams to submit their team registration form and $85 team registration fee (non-refundable) will be registered for the June tournament.


Tentative Schedule and Subject to Change

Thursday, June 6:

  • 2:00-3:30 pm Registration (Smith Building)
  • 3:30-4:45 pm Coaches Meeting (Smith 129)
    Written Exam (Smith 220)
  • 4:45-5:15 pm Combined Meeting (Smith 220)
  • 5:15-6:30 pm Dinner (Lusby)
  • 6:30-8:00 pm Round Robin Competition (Rounds 1-4) (Smith)
  • 8:00-10:00 pm Game Night (Young Library) – Free Time
  • 11:00 pm Curfew/Lights Out

Friday, June 7:

  • 7:45-8:45 am Breakfast (Lusby)
  • 8:45-9:00 am Devotions (Smith 220)
  • 9:00-9:30 am Quote Bee Tie-Breaker (Smith 220)
  • 9:45-11:45 pm Round Robin Competition (Rounds 5-10)
  • 12:00-1:15 pm Lunch (Lusby)
  • 1:30-3:15 pm Round Robin Competition (Rounds 11-15)
  • 3:15-4:30 pm Quote Bee (Smith 220)
  • 4:45-6:00 pm Dinner (Lusby)
  • 6:30 pm Depart for Greenbo Lake State Park
  • 7:00-9:00 pm Pool and Games
  • 11:00 pm Curfew/Lights Out

Saturday, June 8:

  • 7:45-8:30 am Breakfast (Lusby)
  • 8:30 – 8:45 am General Meeting (Smith 220)
  • 8:45-9:30 am Turn in Dorm Keys (Smith 1st Floor)
  • 8:45-11:30 am Double Elimination Competition
    8:45 Round 1          9:15 Round 2          9:45 Round 3
    10:15 Round 4        10:45 Round 5       11:15 Round 6
  • 11:30-12:45 pm Lunch
  • 12:45-3:15 pm Double Elimination Competition
    Round 7 and Final Round/Award Ceremony (Chapel)


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

Group Registration

There are two options to register your team:
You can print off the PDF file of the Team Registration Form June and mail it in with your check or you can register your team online. (There will be a $5.00 convenience fee for credit card processing).  Note: This form includes the KCU’s Code of Conduct.

Student Registration and Permission Form

This form can be downloaded and copied for each participant in your group. Student Registration and Permissions Form June. (These forms are for players only). This form includes the Parent/Guardian permission to participate in all activities of the KCU Bible Bowl tournament as well as emergency authorization. This form must be signed by a parent or guardian before arriving to KCU.

Sponsor/Adult Release Form and Background Verification Form

This form is to be filled out by any sponsor, adult or parent that is in attendance at the KCU Tournament. This form includes an emergency medical authorization.

Sponsor/Adult Release Form and Background Verification Form

KCU is also committed to providing a safe environment for all students who participate in our summer programs. We require each church or organization to obtain a background check for every adult sponsor/parent who attends the KCU Bible Bowl tournament.

Please check and sign the background section of this form. Frequently asked questions about the background check.

Registering after April 1st

We’re happy to make accommodations for your team if you need to register after the April 1st 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 be housed on the KCU campus.

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 June tournament.

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“The Christ-centered vision of KCU both connected me with people whose influence has shaped me to thisday and gave me a foundation in ministry-effectiveness for which I am extremely thankful.”

Kyle Davies, Class of 2013 & 2015

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