SEG/DGS Middle East Challenge Bowl

The 11th SEG/DGS Annual Middle East Challenge Bowl invites ten teams of two students each from the same university or college in the region to go head-to-head in this exciting competition! Contestants should be student members of SEG and may be at the graduate or undergraduate level. This is an excellent opportunity for geosciences students to display their geophysical and geological knowledge in this fun, rapid fire, push-the-buzzer, who-can-answer-first contest.

Winners will represent the Middle East and get an expenses-paid trip sponsored by Dhahran Geoscience Society to Houston for the SEG International Exposition and 87th Annual Meeting in September 2017.

How does the contest work?

The contest will consist of 3 legs of 3 rounds each—9 rounds in total. All teams participate in the first leg, after which the 4 teams with the lowest cumulative score on the first 3 rounds retire leaving the 4 top teams to continue playing.

After the second leg of 3 rounds, the 2 teams with the lowest cumulative score on the second leg only (not including the first leg scoring) retire leaving the top 2 teams to compete in the final 3 rounds. Scoring is reset for each leg rather than being carried over between legs.

3rd SEG/DGS Middle East Geoscience Young Professionals and Student Event group photo with the 9th Annual Middle East Challenge Bowl winners from Sultan Qaboos University (26-28 April 2015)

3rd SEG/DGS Middle East Geoscience Young Professionals and Student Event group photo with the 9th Annual Middle East Challenge Bowl winners from Sultan Qaboos University (26-28 April 2015)

2016 Middle East Challenge Bowl winners from Petroleum Institute Abu Dhabi

And the winners are:

1st Place:
Ahmed Al Nabhany, Sultan Qaboos University
Israa Al Hinai, Sultan Qaboos University

2nd Place:
Hasan Abdulqader Alhashmi, The Petroleum Institute
Mohamed Abdulhameed Alwahedi, The Petroleum Institute