- 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 providing a correct answer before a predetermined point. We will not assess a penalty for interrupting the moderator during the tossup with an incorrect answer. Tossups are five seconds each.
- The team that receives the bonus will have five seconds to answer each part. The moderator will prompt after four 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 game. 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.
NAQT has assigned the Classic the IS-199 set. As of October 5th, tournaments in Sullivan and North Kansas City are scheduled to use this set. If you attend our event, you will not be able to attend these or other tournaments using this set. 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 the Classic serving as a qualifier for the NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament, NAQT High School National Championship Tournament, and PACE National Scholastic Championship, provided of course that these events are able to take place this spring.
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. Teams should log on between 8:15 and 8:45 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 5 p.m.
Fee structure is as follows, per school:
- Each team: $70
- Discount for providing a competent scorekeeper: $10
- Discount for providing a competent moderator: $20
Our tournament will be virtual this year. We have not yet finalized the platform we will be using. During the registration process, we will be asking what video conferencing apps you are allowed to use, and if you plan to have your team gather at your school to log onto our competition or do so from their homes.
The tournament is under the direction of Kickapoo High School Coach Angela Odom 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. Participants will be expected to abide by the Honor Pledge and Section I (Ethics and Conduct) promulgated by the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE).
To register for this tournament, please visit http://tinyurl.com/2020KickapooClassic. Questions concerning the tournament may be directed to either Angela Odom at AOdom@spsmail.org or Kyle Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “2020 Kickapoo Classic” in the subject line.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Kickapoo Classic on December 5th.