What is the Rock Bowl Challenge 2023
It is an event designed for young engineers & next generation leaders in the field of rock mechanics, in which teams of maximum three compete in an international Q&A competition. A maximum of 16 teams will qualify to participate in the main tournament which is going to form an integral part of the 15th International ISRM Congress 2023 taking place from October, 9-14th 2023 in Salzburg/Austria.
Who can participate
Team members cannot be more than 35 years old (criterion: born 1988 and younger).
How to participate & qualify
The registration form is available online in the Rock Bowl Challenge 2023 section of the www.isrm2023.com webpage. If more than 15 teams register, a qualification round will be organized as online Q&A quiz, embedded in a virtual meeting where each team will have to answer 15 multiple choice questions using a joint device (smartphone or laptop). For this purpose, we will use the Audience Response System “Slido” whereas not only the correctness of the answers but also speed of the response will be taken into account. The 15 best ranked teams qualify for the final round, and join the South African winning team from the previous Rockbowl Challenge 2019.
Although the final round will be an in-person event, the Audience Response System “Slido” will be used also for this final round.
English is the only language for communication and Q&A Sessions.
After the registration period, the organizing committee of the Rock Bowl Challenge 2023 will contact participating teams by e-mail.
There is no cost to participate in the Rock Bowl Challenge 2023 qualification round.
The qualified teams of the Rock Bowl Challenge 2023 are exclusively sponsored by Geobrugg, covering registration fees for the 15th International ISRM Congress 2023 and accommodation during the congress. The participants are responsible for costs associated with travel to and from the venue.
1. General Rules and Regulations
2. Changes in the rules
3. Registration Guidelines
5. Important Dates
6. Rules of Competition
1. Game format and general rules for the competition
6.3. Ethics and conduct