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On behalf of Coach Bloxom and myself, Clever HS & MS would like to invite you to our Middle School Academic Tournament on Monday, October 24, 2022. The tournament will be in the 20 Tossup/20 Bonus format and we will be utilizing Powers for early buzzing. We will NOT be using bouncebacks on bonus questions or negative points for wrong answers (negs). This tournament will be in-person, at Clever Elemiddle School.
We will use question set MS-43 from National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT). This set is (at the time of posting) being used in Missouri by Lee’s Summit West on 10/15(Titan Novice) and Columbia Independent on 10/29 (Big Cat II). We have been told by NAQT that this is likely the same set to be used by the Ozark 7 and SWCL Conferences. If you are in those conferences and plan to attend their events, you cannot attend Clever’s MS event. Please double check no other tournament you attend is using this set before entering. You can find free sample questions at http://www.naqt.com.
We are currently capping the field at 18 teams. The field can expand if there is more interest and more importantly staff. We will accommodate as many teams as we can manage with staffing and school space.
- $70 for the first team from a school, $65 for each additional team.
- Fully functional buzzer systems are a $5 discount (must work for 8 players, limit 2 discounts per team). Preference given to those whose systems require the moderator to reset buzzers.
- Providing an experienced moderator (reader) is a $15 discount. Please let us know about these well in advance. We reserve the right to refuse moderators.
-Providing an experienced scorekeeper is a $10 discount. Scorekeepers must be digitally proficient enough to work with a Google Sheets scorecard with limited training.
-$50 minimum per team.
Checkin will be at 8:30 and Matches will begin no later than 9:00 AM. There will be a lunch break around 12:00-12:30 PM. We will likely run a concession stand. I will have more information later, but we will likely run something like Hamburgers and Chicken Sandwiches. We hope to be done no later than 5:00PM.
Spots will be filled on a first come/first served basis. Rather than emailing us, please use this form to register. In an effort to get as many schools involved as we can, teams will be allowed 2 entries with all additional teams being put on the waiting list. “C” teams (and other letters) will be added to the lineup 2 weeks before the event.
Please understand that, until I confirm with you via email, your team(s) are not registered. I will create a waiting list if this tournament fills up. Those who can provide experienced staffers are likely to gain priority over those just bringing teams on the waiting list.
We plan on awarding trophy/plaques to the top 2 teams, and individual medals for the top 10 scorers of the morning sessions. Currently, this is scheduled at the Clever Elemiddle School (NOT THE HS). Feel free to email me with any questions at email@example.com.
On a side note, if you are hosting a tournament we would gladly like information as we are looking to fill our season as well. If you are considering hosting, please feel free to ask me questions. If I don’t know the answer I have contacts who will.