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 13th, 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “2024 Schuyler’s WIT” in the subject line.
We look forward to seeing you at Schuyler County High School on January 13th.