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2011 Annual MACA Conference

The annual conference of the Missouri Academic Coaches Association—also known as “The First-Ever Second Annual Brainstorm at the Lake”—took place on Sept. 25-26, 2011, at Osage Beach, Missouri. The free exchange of ideas, information and opinions scored a success with attendees from across the state (except for that one grouchy guy—you know the one I mean.)

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MACA Convention Info

The MACA lame-duck president has been nudged by an attentive member to put more comprehensive convention news here at the website, so here's some. The special MACA rate for the Inn at Grand Glaize should still be $65; call the Inn for reservations. The Inn at Grand Glaize, 5142 Highway 54, Osage Beach, MO 65065-3279, (573) 348-4731.

Convention fees will stay at last year's rate of $25. MACA membership fees also remain consistent at $25, with a bargain rate of $15 for additional coaches or members from the same school.

MACA Officer Positions Open

Word spreads that the current president will not run for re-election at the MACA convention in September at the Inn at Grand Glaize. In addition, the vice-president, "The" Bob Brown, announced in the spring his intention to retire from coaching after a remarkable career at Richland. The MACA treasurer position has remained unfilled for almost a year, with Bob and president Al Nicolai swapping acting treasurer responsibilities. The election of new officers, then, will reign as a priority for the business meeting.

First MOQBA Convention Offering

The enthusiastic gang at the Missouri Quiz Bowl Association have volunteered, in the person of Charlie Dees, to direct a session at the September 26 MACA Convention entitled "Pyramidal and NAQT Questions in Missouri Explained." As envisioned, the presentation would be "intended to be an explanation of pyramidal quizbowl and the new pyramidal circuit that has emerged locally over the last few years, and how it relates to the new NAQT-written MSHSAA tournament which uses a large (number) of pyramidal questions." This should be a hot-button topic, with talk of shifting the format of the jv stat

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