- Each game shall consist of two halves of ten tossups each, with each correct tossup followed by a three-part bonus. Because of the shorter tossup length, games will be untimed.
- Correct tossup answers are ten points each, with a five point “power” awarded if the tossup is answered correctly before a predetermined point. No points will be deducted 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. If a question begins “pencil and paper ready”, teams will receive 10 seconds to answer.
- 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 must use a timeout to request a scorecheck other than at halftime or the end of regulation.
NAQT has assigned our event the IS-193A question set. As of this e-mail, the Outstate Missouri Academic Rendezvous in Moberly, as well as tournaments at Maryville and Viburnum, will also use this set. If you plan to attend our tournament, you will be unable to compete at these events. Additionally, we are currently limiting the field to 18 teams; this may expand depending on staff availability. Additional teams will be placed on a waitlist and contacted should an opening occur.
We anticipate our tournament serving as a qualifier for the NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament in Chicago, NAQT High School National Championship Tournament in Atlanta, and PACE National Scholastic Championship in Chicago.
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:
- Each team: $70
- Discount for travelling more than 100 miles each way (determined by Google Maps): $10
- Discount for providing a working buzzer set: $5
- Discount for providing a competent scorekeeper: $10
- Discount for providing a competent moderator: $15
Fair Grove High School is located at 132 N Main Street, in the northern part of the city. We are planning to have the booster club staff our lunch and concession stand, as there are limited lunch options in town.
The tournament is under the direction of Fair Grove High School Coach Michelle Wahlquist and veteran scholar bowl moderator Kyle Hill of the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance, an organization dedicated to promoting quality scholar bowl tournaments around the state. We anticipate receiving certification and assistance from their membership.
To register for this tournament, please visit http://tinyurl.com/2020FairGrove. Questions concerning the tournament may be directed to either Coach Wahlquist at WahlquistM@fgsmail.org or Kyle Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “2020 Fair Grove Invitational” in the subject line.
We look forward to seeing you at Fair Grove High School on March 7th.