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The Big Cat is back--again! This is the Big Cat V, and it will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Students in grades 6-8 are eligible to play--with one important caveat: If your school now counts 6th graders as "middle schoolers" via MSHSAA, bring them! If not, only 7-8th graders are eligible to play.
We will be using NAQT’s Middle School 44 set. This will be a nationals qualifying tournament. As of this posting, Tuscumbia is using this same set. You cannot go to both. There will be trophies for the top 3 teams, and medals and books for the top 10 scoring individuals.
The field will be capped at 24 teams (no more than six players on a team, please). Play will begin at 9 a.m. and we hope to finish around 4 p.m. Please arrive by 8:20 a.m. at the latest! The exact format will be determined after the number of teams has been finalized. Expect to play at least 8 rounds and stay for the entire tournament regardless of performance.
Each game will consist of twenty tossups and bonuses. We will use powers, but no penalties for incorrect tossups (negs). Bonuses will rebound.
The fee structure is as follows:
Base fee: $70 per team
Additional team from each school: $60 per team
Buzzer discount: -$5 per system, limit 2 (if needed)
Scorekeeper discount: -$10
Moderator discount: -$20 for experienced moderators
To register, please email me at email@example.com. with the number of teams, buzzer systems, and staff that you plan to bring.
Thank you, and I hope to see you at the Big Cat V!
Columbia Independent School
1. West A
2. West B
3. Smithton A
4. Smithton B
5. Lafayette Co. A (buzzers, 1 mod)
6. Lafayette Co. B
7. Washington A (2 buzzers, 1 mod)
8. Washington B
10. Bode St. Joseph A
11. Bode St. Joseph B