Because of the risk of inclement weather and dangerous travel conditions, we have postponed the Moberly Young Scholars Tournament. The middle school division will compete on March 9th and can continue to use the form below. The junior varsity division will now run March 30th as part of the Outstate Missouri Academic Rendezvous (OMAR). Registration for OMAR will be handled in a separate form.
The members of Moberly High School Scholar Bowl are proud to announce the third Moberly Young Scholars Tournament (MYST), and invite your team to participate in our tournament at Moberly High School, scheduled for January 19th, 2019. We will host a junior varsity/novice division and a middle school division. Middle school programs must be properly registered with MSHSAA in order to participate.
This tournament will consist of a minimum of eight games for all teams in a modified standard 20/20 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 are not assessing 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 with two exceptions. First, teams shall receive only five seconds to answer a bonus. Moderators will be instructed to prompt after four seconds. Second, the middle school division will receive 10 seconds to answer math calculation tossups and bonus parts. The JV division has no math calculation.
- 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 may play with fewer than four players but must have at least two players. Rosters shall be submitted in advance and finalized at registration the morning of the tournament. Players may not change teams during the tournament.
The JV/novice division will run on the SCOP 9 set, written by members of the Scholastic Community Outreach Program of Illinois. More information and sample packets are available at http://scop-qb.org/. This set is also being used at novice tournaments in Oakville on November 3rd and North Kansas City on February 16th; you will not be able to attend these or any other tournament using this set. We are enforcing 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.
The middle school division will run on NAQT’s MS-28 set. As of October 1st, this set is also being used at middle school tournaments in Sullivan on November 3rd and Springfield Kickapoo on December 1st, as well as the Tri-County North and Ozark 7 Conference tournaments. MYST will serve as a qualifier for NAQT’s Middle School National Championship Tournament, set for May 10th through 12th at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. The top 15 percent of teams will receive a bid, subject to the discretion of NAQT. In order to serve as a qualifier, freshmen are not allowed to compete at the middle school level.
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 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.
Fee structure is as follows, per school:
- First JV/Novice team: $70
- First middle school team: $65
- Additional teams: $65 per JV, $60 per MS
- 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 March 30th at Moberly High School.
Moberly High School is located at 1625 Gratz Brown Road. MHS is best accessed by taking Highway 63 to the Route M (Middle Grove) exit, then turning west into town about a half mile before turning right onto Gratz Brown Road. The high school will be on your left. Most lunch options will be on North Morley/Business 63.
The tournament is under the direction of Moberly High School Coach Kathy Brandon and veteran scholar bowl moderator Kyle Hill of the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance, an organization dedicated to promoting quality scholar bowl tournaments around the state. Again we anticipate receiving certification and assistance from their membership.
To register for this tournament, please visit http://tinyurl.com/MYST2019Reg. Questions concerning the tournament may be directed to either Kathy Brandon at KathyBrandon@MoberlySpartans.org or Kyle Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “MYST 2019” in the subject line.
We look forward to seeing you at Moberly High School on January 19th.