Middle Grades Knowledge Bowl

Metro Middle Grades Knowledge Bowl (MGKB) is a season of academic competitions (after-school meets that take place at middle schools around the Twin Cities), where students answer questions about history, literature, mathematics, science, current events, and everything in between.

During a meet, teams of 6 begin with the written round, where they work cooperatively to complete a multiple-choice test. Based on their team’s written round score, they’re placed into rooms where teams of 5 face off against 2 other teams to answer questions read by a KB coach or volunteer.

The MGKB Season includes an optional Kick-Off Meet, two Regular Season Meets, one Regional Meet, and an optional Statewide Meet.


Registration fees are based on Metro ECSU membership status. To find out if your school/district is a member, please see the updated membership list.

Kick-Off Meet (optional): $40/team + BOGO (two teams for the price of one)
Regular Season: Metro ECSU Member: $120 per team / Non-Member: $210 per team
Statewide Meet (optional): $40/team


2022-2023 Middle Grades Knowledge Bowl Schedule


The following score sheets will be posted in rank order after each meet is over.


Thank you to our 2022-2023 sponsors, Beckman Coulter Foundation, Coon Rapids VFW Post 9625, and the Northeast Minneapolis Lions Club!

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If you would like to learn more about sponsoring a meet for the 2022-2023 MGKB season, please contact Katie Wenzel at 612-638-1554.

All Things MGKB (Handbook, Rules, Metro Directory, Hosting, Equipment Order Form, etc.)

Middle Grades KB Practice Questions


Contact Katie Wenzel at 612-638-1554 about Knowledge Bowl for grades 6-8.

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