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2021 Moberly Young Scholars Tournament (MYST) - 13th Feb. 2021

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2021 Moberly Young Scholars Tournament (MYST) - 13th Feb. 2021

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The members of Moberly High School and Moberly Middle School Scholar Bowl welcome your team to join others from across the region at the fifth Moberly Young Scholars Tournament (MYST), scheduled for February 13th, 2021. Middle school programs must be properly registered with MSHSAA (either as a full or affiliate member) in order to participate.

Our virtual 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 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, except for math computation which will receive ten seconds.
  • 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 of math computation, teams will receive ten seconds to answer, with the captain prompted after nine seconds.
  • 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. Teams may play with fewer than four players, but should have at least two. Rosters shall be submitted in advance and finalized at registration the morning of the tournament. Players may not change teams during the tournament.
As we are continuing to finalize particulars, we have not yet decided on whether to allow bouncebacks on bonus. We are also relying on team registrations to determine whether to use Zoom, Google Meet, or another virtual platform. During registration coaches will be asked for platform preferences and whether their students are allowed to access them.

NAQT has assigned MYST the MS-35 set. If you attended tournaments hosted by Adrian, Cape Girardeau Notre Dame, Savannah, the KCI and Ozark 7 Conferences, or any other event that used this set, you will not be able to participate in MYST. Additionally, we are currently limiting the field to 24 teams, and an initial maximum of two teams per school; this may expand depending on staff availability. Additional teams will be placed on a waitlist and contacted should an opening occur.

MYST will serve as a qualifier for the NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament, set for Mother’s Day weekend. For that reason, rosters are limited to 7th and 8th graders. Wherever possible, 9th graders are encouraged to compete on their corresponding high school team in the Outstate Missouri Academic Rendezvous, scheduled for April 10th. Programs whose middle school teams play in MYST will be able to apply a $10 discount to their OMAR registration fee.

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 around 8:00 a.m., with the first round set for 8:15 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 4:30 p.m.

Fee structure is as follows, per school:
  • Each team: $65
  • Discount for providing a competent scorekeeper: $10
  • Discount for providing a competent moderator: $20
Discounts may be multiplied but may not exceed $35 per team. All discounts are subject to the discretion of tournament officials. Staffers will need a Google Drive account.

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. 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/2021MYST. Questions concerning the tournament may be directed to either Kathy Brandon at KathyBrandon@moberlyspartans.org or Kyle Hill at kyle@hillonline.net. Please include “2021 MYST” in the subject line.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 MYST on February 13th.
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Re: 2021 MYST - 13th Feb. 2021

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Field (22/24)
Teams in bold have submitted their rosters.
Columbia Independent (4)
Hallsville
Moberly (2)
North Shelby
Pilot Grove
Schuyler County (2)
Scotland County
South Shelby
Southern Boone (2)
Springfield Cherokee
Springfield Pershing (2)

Sullivan (2)
Washington (2)

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Moberly
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Springfield
Sullivan
Washington

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Re: 2021 Moberly Young Scholars Tournament (MYST) - 13th Feb. 2021

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22 teams are in action today! Prelims wrapped up an hour ago and we are in the playoff stages with these eight teams in the playoffs:
CIS A, CIS B, Hallsville, Schuyler A, Southern Boone A/Red, Sullivan A, Washington A, Washington B

Two parallel pools of four are competing to determine placement matches for first through eighth. Consolation matches are also underway.

Prelim stats: https://qbst.at/6781/prelims/

Individual honors go to:
  1. Nathan Oreskovic, Washington B, 88.00 ppg
  2. Shahab Bariz, Columbia Independent A, 81.25
  3. Carlie Thomas, Pilot Grove, 75.00
  4. Alina Hayden, Washington A, 73.75
  5. Max, Southern Boone A (Red), 71.00
  6. Jared Johnston, North Shelby, 66.00
  7. Eli Young, Sullivan A, 64.00
  8. Jay Zara, Columbia Independent D, 64.00

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Afternoon stats are uploaded.

Southern Boone A/Red and CIS A are playing for the championship.
Washington A and Washington B are playing for third.
Sullivan A and CIS B are playing for fifth.
Schuyler A and Hallsville are playing for seventh.

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CIS A took care of Southern Boone A 480-115 to win the school's third straight MYST title.
Washington A had no trouble with their B-team in the third-place game, 420-145
Sullivan A staged a successful comeback against CIS B, tying the game on the last tossup-bonus cycle, then claimed the OT question to win 251-250.
Schuyler A also staged a remarkable comeback, overtaking Hallsville late in the seventh place game to win 230-200.

The post-tournament wrap will follow.

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Stats: CompletePrelimsPlayoffs & Consolation
Congratulations to Columbia Independent School for claiming the championship for the third consecutive year.  CIS A took care of Southern Boone A/Red 480-115 for the title.  Washington A defeated their B-team 420-145 to claim third.  Sullivan A forced overtime against CIS B, then claimed the tiebreaker to secure fifth with a 251-250 score.  Schuyler A also had an impressive comeback feat, reversing a 90-point deficit to beat Hallsville 230-200 and finish seventh.

The top three teams will receive their plaques next month.  Our top eight individuals will receive medals.

Our event would not have been possible without our talented staffers who spent their Saturday helping run MYST: Lisa McClary and Elizabeth Janda from Columbia Independent, Shyla Barnett from Southern Boone, Sara Young and Charlotte from Sullivan, and David Dennis from Washington, as well as quiz bowl alumni Audrey Brandon and Steven McClary.  Additional thank-yous go out to Springfield's Central, Kickapoo, and Parkview high schools for staffing today, including Parkview coach Gloria Gammel and players Anevay, Caden, Chase, CJ, Ellie, Jonah, Katie, Nolan, and Sylvie.  I also thank Moberly Scholar Bowl's Catelyn, Lily, and Max, as well as Moberly NHS members Amanda, Cheyenne, Elizabeth, Kellie, Nevaeh, Seton, and Shelby.

A critical kudos goes to our pool managers for today, Kickapoo HS Coach Angie Odom and Moberly MS Coach Joan Snodgrass.  Of course, MYST wouldn't have happened without the continued guidance and support of tournament co-director and Moberly HS Coach Kathy Brandon.  Even as the pandemic continues to unfold and hopefully starts to subside, eager hosts are still needed for tournaments, and Coach Brandon once again stepped forward to keep MYST and OMAR in operation.  (As a reminder, your teams' participation today will allow your corresponding high school teams a $10 discount to compete at OMAR April 10th).

Additional acknowledgement goes to MMS Principal Wes Land, MHS Principal Jeff Jones, Activities Director Tim Barnett, and all the administration, faculty and staff at Moberly Schools for supporting our young scholars and events like MYST that allow enthusiasm for knowledge to continue shining.  I look forward to seeing your teams in action again in the future.  Until then, I close with the benediction of my late freshman journalism adviser: "Be Safe! Be Smart!"

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