NHSEB Divisional Playoffs
February 13, 2023 - February 18, 2023
Due to the National High School Ethics Bowl’s prodigious growth across the country, the Executive Committee has designed a new Divisional Playoff system to replace NHSEB’s previous Regional Playoffs. Starting in 2022-2023, the country’s existing Regional Competitions will be sorted into four geographic Divisions. Each of these Divisions will be assigned a host institution responsible for conducting Divisional Playoffs in partnership with the Parr Center in order to set the team roster for the 2023 National Championship.
For the first implementation year in 2022-2023, all Divisional Playoff matches will be single-elimination, with the winner of each match advancing to the Championship at UNC-Chapel Hill. Teams will be seated for the 2023 Divisional Playoffs using a bid system which is responsive to the overall size of each respective Division (in terms of numbers of Regional Competitions and participating schools). These bids will total 48, such that the winners comprise the 24-team roster for the 2023 National Championship.
An addendum to the 2022-2023 Rules Manual will be released in October 2022 with more details about Divisional host institutions and the dates for each Division’s respective playoff event for 2022-2023. Bid allotments responsive to the overall number of NHSEB Regional Competitions will also be released at that time.