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Schedule (2022)

Activity Time
7:00 am-8:00 am
Welcome 8:00 am-8:30 am
Match One 8:45 am-10:30 am
Match Two 10:45 am-12:30 pm
Lunch/Team Pictures 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Match Three 1:45 pm-3:30 pm
Closing and Awards 3:45 pm-4:15 pm
-Award Winner Pictures

2022 Regional Ethics Bowl Cases

Cases for the 2022 regional Ethics Bowl are available on the APPE website. Teams competing in the Central States region will need to prepare only nine of the 15 cases released by the IEB regional case-writing committee. Tentatively, the 9 cases that will be in play for the CSREB are included below. We may revise this list when 2 new cases are released by APPE the week of September 12. We will inform you of any changes as soon as possible after receiving these new cases.


Selection of cases for the Central States region

The nine cases to be used at the Central States competition were selected by the regional representative, the bowl organizer and a third party who is neither a coach nor a sponsor of an Ethics Bowl team. This three-person panel convenes to select the nine cases on the morning that IEB releases the fifteen regional cases, so that they can inform Central States coaches and team members of the nine selected cases as soon as possible on the day that the cases are released.

The panel selects cases for the Central States regional competition according to the following criteria:

  • Clarity of writing
  • Variety of fields covered (e.g., medical ethics, environmental ethics, law/policy, etc.)
  • Topical dissimilarity to recent regional and national Ethics Bowl cases
  • Range of difficulty levels

Official Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl rules

The Central States Regional Ethics Bowl is conducted according to the rules for regional competitions set by the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl national board, along with the rules and guidelines set and published by the Central States regional competition organizer and regional representative:

The following documents describe the judging, scoring and moderating of matches at the Central States bowl:

For teams advancing to the IEB national championship, that competition's rules are set by the IEB board:

Seeding and room assignments

The organizers of the Central States Regional Ethics Bowl have an ongoing and longstanding commitment to ensuring that our competitions are as fair and equitable as possible.

Matches at Central States are drawn according to seeded groups that ensure that each team faces roughly the same level of competition over the course of the competition. Schools are seeded (i.e., ranked for competitive strength) on the basis of those schools' placement in recent three years' Central States competitions (with the most recent two years receiving additional weighting), and then grouped so that the average strength of teams in each group is roughly equivalent to those of all other groups.

Central States is fortunate to have a corps of experienced judges, many of whom have been with us for several years. In grouping judges together into three-person panels, we aim to ensure that each room's panel is varied in terms of profession, gender and other demographic considerations. We aim to distribute newer judges so that each has the benefit of being placed on a panel with more experienced ones. Although historically judges have overwhelmingly agreed on the outcome of matches, inevitable some judges tend to award somewhat higher scores than others. Therefore we evaluate judges' scoring in previous competitions to ensure that judges are placed on panels such that the effects of these individual tendencies are canceled out as much as possible.

Once teams have been seeded, we ensure that no team competes in front of the same panel of judges’ more than once.


CSREB will host a maximum of 24 teams in 2022. Registration for the Central States Regional Ethics Bowl is open via the APPE website - . Priority registration for CSREB will be through September 30, 2022. Priority will be given to the first team from each college/university registering. If after Early Registration closes there are spots remaining, we will allow a second team from already registered schools. If there are more second teams than spots available, we will do a random draw to fill the remaining spots. ALL schools and teams must be fully registered (completed registration form, payment, and list of team member and coach names) no later than October 14, 2022.

  • All schools must pay a $125 APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl program participation fee to APPE to participate in the regional competitions. In addition, the Central States Region has an additional $50 per team "host fee" to cover their local costs which is paid directly to the regional host.
  • Teams/Schools in a regional or national APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competition NO LONGER NEED TO BE MEMBERS OF APPE to compete. 
  • Your team will not be considered "registered" for any competition until all required forms and fees have been submitted.

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