Recently Announced Tournaments

Registered coaches can receive emails when a new tournament is posted! Click on a tournament name, click "Subscribe", then select "To Tournament content"

Hallsville Fall Academic Tournament VI (10/27/2018)

10/27/2018
Tournament Details
Host: 
Hallsville High School
Field cap: 
24
Fees and discounts: 

base fee (first team from each school): $70
second or subsequent teams: $65
travel discount (100 miles or more one way): -$5 per school
buzzer discount (must work for eight players; limit two per school): -$5

Question Set Details
Question Set or Provider: 
NAQT IS-177
Question Format: 
20/20

Reminder: Question sets are frequently used at multiple tournaments throughout the state. You are responsible for ensuring that your school attends only one tournament using a particular question set!

Contact
Scott Allen

2018 MACA MS State Academic Tournament

03/17/2018
Tournament Details
Host: 
Hallsville
Field cap: 
65255
Fees and discounts: 

Base fee (first team from each school): $75 (teams will receive a $15 discount if they provide a scorekeeper or moderator)
Second or subsequent teams: $55
Buzzer discount (must work for eight players; limit two per school): -$5
Minimum entry fee: $20

Question Set Details
Question Set or Provider: 
NAQT MS #26
Question Format: 
20/20

Reminder: Question sets are frequently used at multiple tournaments throughout the state. You are responsible for ensuring that your school attends only one tournament using a particular question set!

The Missouri Academic Coaches Association (MACA) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the third annual Middle School State Academic Tournament on March 17th at Hallsville High School. This tournament is open to teams of 7th and 8th grade students.

Games will consist of 20 tossups worth ten points each, followed by three-part bonuses worth up to thirty points. Tossups will include powers (extra points for answering a tossup early). The question set for the tournament will be NAQT MS #26.

We anticipate using two full round robins in the morning and afternoon with an advantaged final to decide the champion. We will be limiting each school to two teams (maximum of 6 players per team) and placing any subsequent teams from that school on the waitlist. This will help to ensure that all schools interested in competing have a chance to enter a team. If we do not reach our field cap, then teams from the waitlist will be added to the field in the order that their request was received.

Contact
Scott Allen

Outstate Missouri Academic Rendezvous (OMAR)

04/07/2018
Tournament Details
Host: 
Moberly High School
Field cap: 
24
Fees and discounts: 

  • First team: $70
  • Additional teams: $65
  • Discount for travelling more than 100 miles each way (determined by Google Maps): $10
  • Discount for providing a working buzzer set: $5 (maximum $10)
  • Discount for providing competent staff: $5 per staffer (maximum $10)
  • Discount for attending MYST on January 20th: $10
All discounts are subject to the discretion of tournament officials.

Question Set Details
Question Set or Provider: 
NAQT IS-173A
Question Format: 
20/20, powers, no negs, rebounding bonus, golden tossup in event of overtime

Reminder: Question sets are frequently used at multiple tournaments throughout the state. You are responsible for ensuring that your school attends only one tournament using a particular question set!

Registration form: http://tinyurl.com/RegisterFor2018OMAR/

This tournament will consist of a minimum of eight games for all teams in a modified NAQT/national format:

  • Each game shall consist of two halves of ten tossups each, with each correct tossup followed by a three-part bonus.
  • Correct tossup answers are ten points each, with an additional five-point “power” awarded for a correct answer given before a pre-determined point in the tossup. We will NOT assess a five-point penalty for interrupting the moderator during the tossup with an incorrect answer.
  • The team that receives the bonus will have five seconds to answer each part. The moderator will prompt after four seconds. Each incorrect part will immediately rebound, with the rebounding team expected to provide an answer within three seconds. Unless otherwise specified in a bonus set, each bonus part shall be ten points each.
  • Math computation tossups and bonus shall receive ten seconds instead of 15.
  • In the event a game is tied after regulation, additional tossups shall be read until the next change in score.
  • Each team shall have one 30 second timeout per half. Substitutions, scorechecks, and team conferences may occur at the half, prior to overtime, or during any timeout called by either team. (Note: per a change in MSHSAA rules, teams must use a timeout to request a scorecheck other than at halftime or the end of regulation.)
  • Teams rosters shall be limited to seven players; schools are encouraged to bring junior varsity and “B” teams to compete. Teams may play with fewer than four players. Rosters shall be submitted in advance and finalized at registration the morning of the tournament. Players may not change teams during the tournament.

If we are able to attract 24 teams, we will again have two divisions of play, with teams sorted by their experience and exposure to the 20/20 format dating back to last year’s iteration. Should we fall below 24, we may instead utilize a one-division setup. No roster restrictions will be in place, and therefore we again anticipate being a qualifier for the SSNCT in Chicago, HSNCT in Atlanta, and PACE NSC in Reston, Virginia.

Contact
Kyle Hill and Kathy Brandon

2018 MACA JV State Tournament

03/10/2018
Tournament Details
Host: 
Helias HS
Field cap: 
24
Fees and discounts: 

Base fee (first team from each school): $75 (teams will receive a $15 discount if they provide a scorekeeper or moderator)
Second or subsequent teams: $55
Buzzer discount (must work for eight players; limit two per school): -$5
Minimum entry fee: $20

Question Set Details
Question Set or Provider: 
Olympia Questions
Question Format: 
20/20

Reminder: Question sets are frequently used at multiple tournaments throughout the state. You are responsible for ensuring that your school attends only one tournament using a particular question set!

Games will consist of 20 tossups worth ten points each, followed by three-part rebounding bonuses worth up to thirty points. Tossups will NOT include powers or negs. The questions will be provided by Olympia Academic Competition Questions.
We anticipate using two full round robins in the morning and afternoon with an advantaged final to decide the champion depending on the number of teams registered.
Plaques will be awarded to the top two overall finishers and the top two small schools (under 500 enrollment in grades 10-12, public, nonselective). Large and small schools will play in the same division.

Contact
Scott Allen

Hallsville Invitational VI

02/03/2018
Tournament Details
Host: 
Hallsville
Field cap: 
18
Fees and discounts: 

base fee (first team from each school): $70
second or subsequent teams: $65
travel discount (100 miles or more one way): -$5 per team
buzzer discount (must work for eight players; limit two per school): -$5

Question Set Details
Question Set or Provider: 
DEFT
Question Format: 
20/20

Reminder: Question sets are frequently used at multiple tournaments throughout the state. You are responsible for ensuring that your school attends only one tournament using a particular question set!

This tournament will feature the twenty tossup/bonus format using the DEFT set by Darien HS. (This set is also being used at the Piasa Bird Invite on 1/13/18. So if you are attending that tournament you won't be able to attend this one.) Games consist of twenty tossups worth ten points each followed by non-rebounding bonuses worth up to thirty points. Tossups will feature "powers" (additional points awarded for correct buzzes very early in the question) and "negs" (five point deductions for incorrect answers before the question is finished).

We anticipate using two full round robins in the morning and afternoon with an advantaged final to decide the champion depending on the number of teams registered.
We will also be limiting teams to a maximum of six players, but you may sign up as many teams as you wish. We are currently capping the field at 18 but may expand if we can acquire enough tournament personnel to host a larger field but still ensure a quality tournament.

Contact
Scott Allen

Bulldog Regional Interscholastic Challenge (BRIC)

03/17/2018
Tournament Details
Host: 
Mexico High School
Field cap: 
18
Fees and discounts: 

  • First team: $65
  • Additional teams: $60
  • Discount for travelling more than 100 miles each way (determined by Google Maps): $10
  • Discount for providing a working buzzer set: $5 (maximum $10)
  • Discount for providing competent staff: $5 per staffer (maximum $10)
All discounts are subject to the discretion of tournament officials.

Question Set Details
Question Set or Provider: 
Illinois Masonic Series
Question Format: 
20/20, no negs, rebounding bonus, golden tossup in event of overtime

Reminder: Question sets are frequently used at multiple tournaments throughout the state. You are responsible for ensuring that your school attends only one tournament using a particular question set!

This tournament will consist of a minimum of eight games for all teams in a modified national format:

  • Each game shall consist of two halves of ten tossups each, with each correct tossup followed by a three-part bonus.
  • Correct tossup answers are ten points each. All tossups are five seconds, and there are no math computation tossups.
  • We will NOT assess a five-point penalty for interrupting the moderator during the tossup with an incorrect answer.
  • The team that receives the bonus will have five seconds to answer each part. The moderator will prompt after four seconds. In the event a bonus part is computation, the team will receive 10 seconds to answer instead of 15.
  • Each incorrect bonus part will immediately rebound, with the rebounding team expected to provide an answer within three seconds. Unless otherwise specified in a bonus set, each bonus part shall be ten points each.
  • In the event a game is tied after regulation, additional tossups shall be read until the next change in score.
  • Each team shall have one 30 second timeout per half. Substitutions, scorechecks, and team conferences may occur at the half, prior to overtime, or during any timeout called by either team.
  • Teams rosters shall be limited to seven players; schools are encouraged to bring junior varsity and “B” teams to compete. Teams may play with fewer than four players. Rosters shall be submitted in advance and finalized at registration the morning of the tournament. Players may not change teams during the tournament.

Teams will play five morning rounds, break for lunch, then return for at least three afternoon games. This setup is subject to change, depending on the number of teams signed up. We plan to start the team meeting at 8:30 a.m., with the first round set for at 8:50 a.m. and afternoon rounds slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. With the exception of any playoff games for trophies, we anticipate the last game ending around 4 p.m.

Unlike last year, no roster restrictions will be in place. Therefore we anticipate BRIC serving as a qualifier for the PACE National Scholastic Championship in Chicago.

Plans are to have lunch available in the cafeteria, with proceeds benefiting Audrain County Relay for Life. If you wish you venture off campus for lunch, most options will be along Highway 22 and in the downtown area.

To register for this tournament, please visit http://tinyurl.com/2018MexicoBRIC.

Contact
Kyle Hill and Dale Schenewerk

Moberly Young Scholars Tournament (MYST)

01/20/2018
Tournament Details
Host: 
Moberly High School
Field cap: 
12 in each division
Fees and discounts: 

All discounts are subject to the discretion of tournament officials.

First team: $65
Additional teams: $60
Discount for travelling more than 100 miles each way (determined by Google Maps): $10
Discount for providing a working buzzer set: $5 (maximum $10)
Discount for providing competent staff: $5 per staffer (maximum $10)

Additionally, novice teams that participate in MYST are eligible for a $10 discount off their registration fee for the Outstate Missouri Academic Rendezvous, set for April 7th at Moberly High School.

Question Set Details
Question Set or Provider: 
SCOP 8
Question Format: 
20/20, powers, no negs, rebounding bonus, golden tossup in event of overtime

Reminder: Question sets are frequently used at multiple tournaments throughout the state. You are responsible for ensuring that your school attends only one tournament using a particular question set!

We will host a junior varsity/novice division and a middle school/junior high division. Middle school/junior high programs must be properly registered with MSHSAA in order to participate. There will be no roster restrictions for the MS/JH division; the JV division will have a roster restriction:
All freshmen may compete. NO seniors may compete.
Sophomores who have not competed at HSNCT, SSNCT or PACE NSC may compete.
Juniors who have not previously competed at any 20/20 tournament may compete.
Varsity players who are not eligible to compete are welcome to serve as tournament staff and can qualify their school for a discount off the registration fee.

This tournament will consist of a minimum of eight games for all teams in a modified national format:


  • Each game shall consist of two halves of ten tossups each, with each correct tossup followed by a three-part bonus.
  • Correct tossup answers are ten points each, with an additional five-point “power” awarded for a correct answer given before a pre-determined point in the tossup.
  • Unlike other NAQT/national tournaments, we will NOT assess a five-point penalty for interrupting the moderator during the tossup with an incorrect answer.
  • Unless otherwise specified in a bonus set, each bonus part shall be ten points each. Incorrect bonus parts shall immediately rebound.
  • MSHSAA timing rules shall with one exception: Teams shall receive only five seconds to answer a bonus. Moderators will be instructed to prompt after four seconds.
  • There are no math calculation tossups or bonus.
  • In the event a game is tied after regulation, additional tossups shall be read until the next change in score.
  • Each team shall have one 30 second timeout per half. Substitutions, scorechecks, and team conferences may occur at the half, prior to overtime, or during any timeout called by either team. (Note: per a change in MSHSAA rules, teams must use a timeout to request a scorecheck other than at halftime or the end of regulation.)
  • Teams may play with fewer than four players. Rosters shall be submitted in advance and finalized at registration the morning of the tournament. Players may not change teams during the tournament.

At present, we are limiting each division to 12 teams, with an eye to expand each division as staff becomes available. Additional teams will be placed on a waitlist and contacted should an opening occur. During the initial registration period we will limit schools to two teams per division. If you are able to field additional teams, please let us know and we will place them on the waitlist. Should multiple teams from your school be admitted, we ask that each of your teams’ rosters be limited to seven players.

Contact
Kyle Hill & Kathy Brandon

Hallsville Fall Academic Tournament V

10/28/2017
Tournament Details
Host: 
Hallsville High School
Field cap: 
24
Fees and discounts: 

Fees:
base fee (first team from each school): $70
second or subsequent teams: $65
travel discount (100 miles or more one way): -$5 per school
buzzer discount (must work for eight players; limit two per school): -$5

Question Set Details
Question Set or Provider: 
RMBCT
Question Format: 
20/20

Reminder: Question sets are frequently used at multiple tournaments throughout the state. You are responsible for ensuring that your school attends only one tournament using a particular question set!

Hallsville is pleased to announce the fifth annual Hallsville Fall Academic Tournament to be held October 28th, 2017. This tournament will be run in the twenty tossup/bonus format on the RMBCT set being produced in collaboration between Beavercreek and Richard Montgomery schools. Games consist of twenty tossups worth ten points each followed by non-rebounding bonuses worth up to thirty points. Tossups will feature "powers" (additional points awarded for correct buzzes very early in the question) but no penalty for an incorrect early buzz (no negs). We have removed the "negs" to encourage younger players to buzz without the fear of a penalty, so we hope that you will not only want to bring your varsity team to the tournament but your JV teams as well.
We anticipate using two full round robins in the morning and afternoon with an advantaged final to decide the champion depending on the number of teams registered.
We will also be limiting teams to a maximum of six players. But you may sign up as many teams as you wish. We are currently capping the field at 24 but may expand if we can acquire enough tournament personnel to host a larger field but still ensure a quality tournament.

Contact
Scott Allen

The Winter Academic Invitational (TWAIN)

01/27/2018
Tournament Details
Host: 
Hannibal High School
Field cap: 
36
Fees and discounts: 

  • First team: $65
  • Additional teams: $60
  • Discount for travelling more than 100 miles each way (determined by Google Maps): $10
  • Discount for providing a working buzzer set: $5 (maximum $10)
  • Discount for providing competent staff: $5 per staffer (maximum $10)
All discounts are subject to the discretion of tournament officials.

Question Set Details
Question Set or Provider: 
GSAC XXV
Question Format: 
20/20, powers, no negs, rebounding bonus, golden tossup in event of overtime

Reminder: Question sets are frequently used at multiple tournaments throughout the state. You are responsible for ensuring that your school attends only one tournament using a particular question set!

This tournament will consist of a minimum of eight games for all teams in a modified national format:

  • Each game shall consist of two halves of ten tossups each, with each correct tossup followed by a three-part bonus.
  • Correct tossup answers are ten points each. An additional five-point “power” is awarded for a correct answer given before a pre-determined point in the tossup. All tossups are five seconds, and there are no math computation tossups.
  • Unlike other national tournaments, we will NOT assess a five-point penalty for interrupting the moderator during the tossup with an incorrect answer.
  • The team that receives the bonus will have five seconds to answer each part. The moderator will prompt after four seconds. Each incorrect part will immediately rebound, with the rebounding team expected to provide an answer within three seconds. Unless otherwise specified in a bonus set, each bonus part shall be ten points each.
  • In the event a game is tied after regulation, additional tossups shall be read until the next change in score.
  • Each team shall have one 30 second timeout per half. Substitutions, scorechecks, and team conferences may occur at the half, prior to overtime, or during any timeout called by either team.
  • Teams rosters shall be limited to seven players; schools are encouraged to bring junior varsity and “B” teams to compete. Teams may play with fewer than four players. Rosters shall be submitted in advance and finalized at registration the morning of the tournament. Players may not change teams during the tournament.

Teams will play five morning rounds, break for lunch, then return for three afternoon games. This setup is subject to change, depending on the number of teams signed up. We plan to start the team meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria, with the first round set for at 8:50 a.m. and afternoon rounds slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. With the exception of any playoff games for trophies, we anticipate the last game ending around 4 p.m. Tentatively, trophies will be presented to the top three overall teams, as well as the top public school team whose school population does not exceed 400 students in grades 9-12.

We are initially limiting the field to 24 teams, with plans to expand to 36 teams. Additional teams will be placed on a waitlist and contacted should an opening occur. The field will include teams from outside Missouri, subject to MSHSAA approval.

To register for this tournament, please visit http://tinyurl.com/TWAIN2018Registration.

Contact
Kyle Hill and Amy Sternke

South Shelby Winter Invitational (SS WIN)

01/06/2018
Tournament Details
Host: 
South Shelby High School
Field cap: 
18
Fees and discounts: 

First team: $65
Additional teams: $60
Discount for travelling more than 100 miles each way (determined by Google Maps): $10
Discount for providing a working buzzer set: $5 (maximum $10)
Discount for providing competent staffer: $5 per staffer (maximum $10)

All discounts are subject to the discretion of tournament officials.

Question Set Details
Question Set or Provider: 
NAQT IS-171A
Question Format: 
20/20, powers, no negs, rebounding bonus, golden tossup in event of overtime

Reminder: Question sets are frequently used at multiple tournaments throughout the state. You are responsible for ensuring that your school attends only one tournament using a particular question set!

This tournament will consist of a minimum of eight games for all teams in a modified NAQT/national format:

  • Each game shall consist of two halves of ten tossups each, with each correct tossup followed by a three-part bonus.
  • Correct tossup answers are ten points each, with an additional five-point “power” awarded for a correct answer given before a pre-determined point in the tossup.
  • Unlike other NAQT/national tournaments, we will NOT assess a five-point penalty for interrupting the moderator during the tossup with an incorrect answer.
  • Unless otherwise specified in a bonus set, each bonus part shall be ten points each. Incorrect bonus parts shall immediately rebound.
  • MSHSAA timing rules shall apply with the following exceptions:
    • Teams shall receive only five seconds to answer a bonus. Moderators will be instructed to prompt after four seconds.
    • Math calculation tossups and bonus shall receive ten seconds instead of 15.

  • In the event a game is tied after regulation, additional tossups shall be read until the next change in score.
  • Each team shall have one 30-second timeout per half. Substitutions, scorechecks, and team conferences may occur at the half, prior to overtime, or during any timeout called by either team.
  • Teams rosters shall be limited to seven players; schools are encouraged to bring junior varsity and “B” teams to compete. Teams may play with fewer than four players. Rosters shall be submitted in advance and finalized at registration the morning of the tournament. Players may not change teams during the tournament.

SS WIN is part of the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance’s Winter Invitational series, part of MOQBA’s efforts to promote quality scholar bowl tournaments around the state. Consistent with other tournaments in series, a roster restriction is in place. Schools which qualified for the playoffs at last season’s NAQT Missouri Qualifier, Small School National Championship Tournament, High School National Championship Tournament, or National Scholastic Championship will only be able to place teams on the waitlist, and may only field rosters that do not contain players who competed in the playoffs at those events. Should spots become open on or after December 11th, teams will be moved into the field in the order teams were registered. Because of this restriction, we will not be serving as a qualifier for any national tournament.

Teams will play five morning rounds, break for lunch, then return for at least three afternoon games. This setup is subject to change, depending on the number of teams signed up. We plan to start the team meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the Commons, with the first round set for at 8:50 a.m. and afternoon rounds slated to begin at 1:15 p.m. With the exception of any playoff games for trophies, we anticipate the last game ending around 4 p.m. We are currently limiting the field to 18 teams. Additional teams will be placed on a waitlist and contacted should an opening occur.

To register for this tournament, please visit http://tinyurl.com/2018SCR4WIN.

Contact
Kyle Hill & Ann Neubauer
Syndicate content