London Regionals

Western University 2024 Regional Event

Western Univeristy was thrilled to host their first regional ethics bowl event on Saturday, February 3. Some teams travlled over two hours specifically to attend the Western U Bowl. Clearly Western is a popular ethics bowl destination. Professor of Philosophy, Chris Vigor, served as the event’s faculty co-ordinator

Socrates Smarties and Assumption Raiders, both of Assumption Catholic Secondary School, stole the show with both teams securing the two and only regional qualifying spots. Team (or teams?) Assumption will travel to the University of Toronto, Mississauga on March 2-3 to compete with schools from around the province in the Ontario Championship.

Congratulations to all the teams and a heartfelt “thank you!” to all the volunteers, without whom events of this nature would not be possible.

Western University looks forward to welcoming everyone (and more!) back next year.

Tecumseh Vista Secondary School, Windsor

Assumption Sweeps Western

Coach Jeremy Bracken’s Assumption qualify two teams for the Ontario Championship. 

Socrates Smarties, Assumption Catholic Secondary School, Windsor Ontario 

Assumption Raiders + Socrates Smarties

Tournament Details

Let’s face it, every ethics bowler’s dream is to qualify for the national competition. In Ontario, the path to nationals is a winding journey. Every registered team automatically qualifies for a regional event. Regional qualifiers take place at OEB partner universities: Western, Guelph, McMaster, University of Toronto, Toronto Metropolitan, Queens, and Carleton. A virtual qualifier is available to teams who cannot attend an in-person event. 

The top 16 teams from the qualifiers will attend the Ontario Championship (OC), from which the top team will advance to the national finals. 

Team Size

3-7 Students


Grades 9-12


1-2 Hours/Week

The ethics bowl gives 100% when it comes to teacher and team support. At any point in during the season teachers/teams may schedule a one-on-one training session with an ethics bowl advisor who will answer their questions and help the group feel prepared for competition day. Teams may submit their arguments in advance of the competition to an ethics bowl professional to receive feedback and guidance. Lastly, and this is a doozy, teams may schedule practice matches with other schools to get the full ethics bowl experience before the actual competition. The ethics bowl will provide a moderator and tech support for practice every match.

All of the above is included in the price of registration.



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Argument Building
Team Spirit


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Exhibition Matches
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Exhibition Matches


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Regional Qualifiers



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Ontario Championships



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National Championships


The winning team qualifies for the Ontario Championship!

Deciding The Winners

The top team (maybe more) from the London regional automatically qualifies for the  Ontario Championship, the premier ethics bowl competition in Ontario hosted this year at the University of Toronto, Mississauga.


Key Contact:

Jeffrey Senese

General Manager

University of Toronto, Mississauga



 The ethics bowl isn’t simply about helping students think abstractly about moral dilemmas, though that’s important. At its best, the bowl is really about enacting moments of personal and social transformation in the lives of actual, young people. 

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Jeffrey Senese



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