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2024 Schuyler's WIT - 27th January 2024, Schuyler R-I High School

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2024 Schuyler's WIT - 27th January 2024, Schuyler R-I High School

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(Update 11th Jan 2024, 0940a) With more snow in the forecast for this weekend, coupled with subzero temperatures, the decision has been made to postpone Schuyler's WIT to January 27th. Teams will be receiving more details from Coach Kaden.

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In an effort to maximize playing opportunities for area teams, we have utilized a tiered registration process. Two weeks ago, we opened an exclusive window where schools in MSHSAA Classes 1 & 2 last year, along with select Class 3 schools, had the first opportunity to register. We later opened the field to all remaining Class 3 schools, along with all Class 4 schools, and select Class 5 schools, provided they were able to commit tournament staff. Today, we are opening the remaining spots to any interested programs.

The members of Schuyler County High School Scholar Bowl welcome your team to join others from across the region at our inaugural edition of Schuyler’s Winter Invitational Tournament (WIT), scheduled for January 13th27th, 2024. Schuyler’s WIT 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. Tossups are powermarked, and correct responses given before the mark will receive an additional five points. We will not assess a five-point penalty for interrupting the moderator during the tossup with an incorrect answer.
  • All tossups and bonus parts receive five seconds, except for math computation which will receive ten seconds. The moderator will prompt the captain on the bonus after four seconds (nine if math comp).
  • 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 their timeout to request a scorecheck other than at halftime or the end of regulation.
  • Team rosters shall be limited to seven players; schools are encouraged to bring multiple teams to compete. Teams may play with fewer than four players, but should have at least two 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 our tournament the IS-225A set. Other mirrors of this set are listed at https://www.naqt.com/schedule/assigned- ... et_id=3768. You will not be able to attend any other tournament using this set if you attend Schuyler’s WIT.

We are limiting the field to 24 teams. Additional teams will be placed on a waitlist and contacted should an opening occur, with preference given to teams able to commit tournament staff.

No roster restrictions are in place. As a result, we anticipate Schuyler’s WIT serving as a qualifier for NAQT’s Small School National Championship Tournament in Rosemont, Illinois, the High School National Championship Tournament in Atlanta, and the PACE National Scholastic Championship in Reston, Virginia.

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 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
Discounts may be multiplied but may not exceed $35 per team. All discounts are subject to the discretion of tournament officials.

Schuyler County High School is located on U.S. Route 63 at the north edge of Queen City. As off-campus dining options are limited, we plan to offer an on-campus lunch service.

The tournament is under the direction of Schuyler County High School Coach Ryan Kaden. Members of the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance will lead our tournament staff.

To register for this tournament, please visit http://tinyurl.com/24SchuylersWIT. Questions concerning the tournament may be directed to either Ryan Kaden at RKaden@schuyler.k12.mo.us or Kyle Hill at kyle@hillonline.net. Please include “2024 Schuyler’s WIT” in the subject line.

We look forward to seeing you at Schuyler County High School on January 13th27th.
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Re: 2024 Schuyler's WIT - 27th January 2024, Schuyler R-I High School

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Field (20/20)
Teams in bold submitted their rosters prior to our postponing the tournament to January 27th
Clark County
Clopton (2)
Knox County (2)
Marceline (2)
Mexico (2)

Moberly
Palmyra
Schuyler County (2)
Scotland County (3)

Westran (2)
Winfield (2)

Buzzers (13/10)
Clark County
Knox County (2)
Marceline (2)
Moberly
Palmyra
Schuyler County
Scotland County (2)
Westran (2)
Winfield

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Mexico
Moberly
Westran
Winfield
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2024 Schuyler's WIT POSTPONED TO 27th January

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With more snow in the forecast, coupled with subzero temperatures Saturday morning, the decision has been made to postpone the 2024 Schuyler's Winter Invitational to January 27th. Teams should be receiving more information via e-mail from Coach Kaden. Stay warm, help KC Wolf feast on some Dolphins, and we'll see you in Queen City in two weeks' time!

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Re: 2024 Schuyler's WIT - 27th January 2024, Schuyler R-I High School

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Winfield was only able to bring one team, so Mexico C entered in place of Winfield B.

Our six preliminary rounds have concluded and the first of three playoff matches are underway, with two championship pools determining placement match positions. No games have carried over. Those pools are as follows:
Pool 1) Knox County A, Mexico A, Schuyler A, Winfield
Pool A) Clopton A, Marceline A, Mexico B, Palmyra
Stats thus far are posted at https://qbst.at/8651/

Our top individual player was Camden Williams of Mexico A with 172.5 points per match. Mexico B's Andrew Peuster was second with 98.3 ppg, followed by Elizabeth Salo of Palmyra with 82.5 ppg.

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Re: 2024 Schuyler's WIT - 27th January 2024, Schuyler R-I High School

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Nine rounds of play concluded with Mexico's A and B teams cruising into the championship match, where A defeated B 470-255. Mexico also claimed the top two spots in the individual standings, with Camden Williams finishing the prelims on 172.5 points per match, followed by Andrew Peuster with 98.3. Winfield outlasted Palmyra in the third-place contest, 265-180.

We have posted this weekend's stats: CompletePrelims (Phase 1 Phase 2) • Playoffs
Stats have also been submitted to NAQT, who are still reviewing them to determine bids to their national tournaments.

I was impressed by the enthusiastic response for staffing from Schuyler R-I Schools and want to include as many of them as I can in our staff kudos (advanced apologies if I've not included your name), including Les Aeschliman, Kate Brummitt, Chuck Carpenter, Lance Dempsay, Schuyler Douglas, Adam and Hannah Fugate, Tiffany Harris, Wanda Homer, Jenny Kaden, Stacey Kaden, Whitney Kertz, Matt Kliethermes, Ed Koser, Tina Leslie, Frank Miller, Jamie Morlan, Stacy O'Haver, Nick Oliver, Dave Pulliam, Kerry Schoonover, Sara Smith, Mary Stuart, Laci Tallman, Katie Wayman, Kara Wolf, Additional thanks go to our staffers from competing teams, including Dale Schenewerk from Mexico, Kathy Brandon from Moberly, Clay Bocke and Rhonda Wertz from Westran, and Kathie Tate from Winfield. I'm also grateful to former North Shelby coaches Donna Henderson and Sandy Werr for joining our staff as moderators.

Much thanks is also owed to Schuyler County's head coach Ryan Kaden, who was quick to welcome a tournament to his campus and remarkable in rallying community support for the tournament and program. That support includes Principal Koser, activities director Chris Prewitt, superintendent Kyle Windy, and members of the Schuyler R-I Board of Education. I'd also like to thank the After Prom Committee for operating the concession stands throughout the day.

I look forward to seeing your teams in action as the season continues, and eagerly await the opportunity to organize another winter invitational at Schuyler County next season. (Maybe it won't be too wintry on the weekend we select.) If you have any comments or suggestions for future iterations of Schuyler's WIT, please let Coach Kaden or me know. As always, I close with the wise words of my late freshman journalism adviser: "Be Safe! Be Smart!"

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