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2024 Roadrunner Scholastic Tournament - State Fair CC, Sedalia, 20th Jan 2024

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2024 Roadrunner Scholastic Tournament - State Fair CC, Sedalia, 20th Jan 2024

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This thread is posted primarily as public notification of our upcoming tournament at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.

As of the original date of this post, we have a waiting list. Teams in a 20-county area roughly analogous to the SFCC service area received an exclusive window to register. Registration is now available for all teams in Missouri; however, such teams will be placed at the end of the waitlist and moved into the field should a spot open.

(update @ 932a, 6th Nov 2023) Our event has received MSHSAA sanctioning. Interested teams from out of state will need to e-mail me before December 18th to express interest, to allow time to amend our paperwork.


On behalf of the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance (MOQBA), State Fair Community College and the SFCC Phi Theta Kappa chapter, I am thrilled to invite your team to join others from across the region at the second Roadrunner Scholastic Tournament (RST), scheduled for January 20th, 2024 on the SFCC campus in Sedalia. RST 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 will be power-marked, allowing an additional five points for a correct response prior to the mark. There is no penalty for interrupting the moderator with an incorrect response.
  • 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 a timeout to request a scorecheck other than at halftime or the end of regulation.
  • Team rosters shall be limited to seven players. 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.
Because we are anticipating high interest for our inaugural event, we have utilized a registration and waitlist setup based upon the one in use for MOQBA’s Fall Championship and NAQT Missouri Qualifier. Registration initially opened to all teams in a 20-county area roughly analogous to SFCC's service area. This opportunity has now ended, and registration is open to all teams properly registered with MSHSAA.

We had enough teams register during these exclusive windows that we have a waitlist. New registrations will go at the end of the waitlist, and any openings in the field filled on a first-available basis. Should conditions (read: sufficient staff levels) permit field expansion, we plan to expand first to 24 teams, followed by a final expansion to 28 teams.

NAQT has assigned our tournament the IS-227A set. Other mirrors of this set are listed at https://www.naqt.com/schedule/assigned- ... et_id=3770. You will not be able to compete at these events if you register for RST. We anticipate RST serving as a qualifier for NAQT’s Small School National Championship Tournament in Rosemont, Illinois, NAQT’s 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
    If your school did not compete in an in-person MOQBA-certified tournament between October 1st, 2019 and September 30th, 2023, your base fee is $35/team.
  • 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
The minimum fee per team is $25. All discounts are subject to the discretion of tournament officials.

State Fair Community College is located on West 16th Street (Route Y), west of the fairgrounds in Sedalia. Games will take place in Yeater Hall.

The tournament is under the direction of veteran scholar bowl moderator Kyle Hill of the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance, an organization dedicated to promoting quality scholar bowl tournaments around the state. MOQBA members will also be on hand as tournament staff. Phi Theta Kappa sponsor Dr. Kim Miller is the SFCC on-campus liaison.

To register for this tournament, please visit https://tinyurl.com/2024RST. At present, our field is limited to teams from Missouri. Any schools outside Missouri that wish to compete should e-mail us prior to December 20th to determine availability. Out-of-state teams may not be eligible for all discounts.

Questions concerning the tournament may be directed to either Kyle Hill at kyle@hillonline.net or Kim Miller at KMiller11@sfccmo.edu. Please include “2024 RST” in the subject line.

We look forward to seeing you on the SFCC campus in Sedalia on January 20th.
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Re: 2024 Roadrunner Scholastic Tournament - State Fair CC, Sedalia, 20th Jan 2024

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Field (24/24)
All teams have submitted their rosters. :D
Belton
Butler
Cass Midway
Centralia (2)
Eugene (2)
Fatima
Iberia
Lafayette County
Lexington
Lockwood
Lone Jack
Marshall
Nevada (3)
Pilot Grove
Raymore-Peculiar
Santa Fe
Skyline
Smith-Cotton
Smithton R-VI
Windsor

Buzzers (21/12)
Belton
Butler
Centralia (2)
Eugene
Fatima
Iberia
Lafayette County
Lexington (2)
Lockwood (2)
Lone Jack
Marshall
Midway
Nevada
Ray-Pec
Santa Fe
Skyline
Smithton
Windsor

Staff Available Courtesy Of
Centralia
Eugene
Fatima
Nevada
Pilot Grove
Smithton
Windsor
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Re: 2024 Roadrunner Scholastic Tournament - State Fair CC, Sedalia, 20th Jan 2024

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We have expanded to 24 teams, and we are actively lining up additional staff. Should we have the staff to do so, we will expand once more.

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Re: 2024 Roadrunner Scholastic Tournament - State Fair CC, Sedalia, 20th Jan 2024

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Prelim stats are up: https://qbst.at/8521/prelims/

Championship pool teams Belton, Centralia A, Nevada A, and Raymore-Peculiar are carrying over wins over (respectively) Fatima, Butler, Skyline, and Eugene A. We have two parallel pools of four that will determine our top four and next four. Consolation pools are structured similarly.

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Re: 2024 Roadrunner Scholastic Tournament - State Fair CC, Sedalia, 20th Jan 2024

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After eight rounds of competition, our top four teams were about to get familiar with each other. Centralia needed to get past Raymore-Peculiar to have an opportunity of clearing the field, while Nevada could bring about an advantaged final with a win over Belton. Neither of those scenarios came to pass, as Ray-Pec edged Centralia 280-270, and Belton squeaked past Nevada 275-270. Belton's win made the trophy game scenarios a bit easier... we had rematches in Round Ten, with Centralia and Ray-Pec vying for Grand Champion honors, while Belton and Nevada pursued third. In the end, Centralia outlasted Ray-Pec 350-235, while Nevada quickly regrouped to secure third, 370-165.

Belton's Jake Belske was our top individual player with 106 points per game in the prelims, followed by Ray-Pec's Alex Gawron with 70 ppg and Eugene A's Sagan Wilson with 66 ppg.

Stats on HSQB Database: EntryCombinedPrelimsPlayoffsSuperplayoffs
NAQT has also posted stats to their website, including bids for HSNCT and SSNCT. Belton, Centralia A, Nevada A and Ray-Pec have earned bids to HSNCT on Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta, while Butler, Centralia A, Eugene A, Fatima, Lafayette County and Skyline have secured bids to SSNCT in late April in Chicago. I have also submitted results to PACE for their consideration of bids to the National Scholastic Championship this June in the DC area.

A tournament of this size isn't possible without the willingness of our tournament staff to spend a frigid day keeping warm in a college classroom, including MOQBA member Audrey Kierstead; Andrew Darr, Aonghus Dollens, Cyndi Hargis, and Andrew Reynolds of Centralia, Mike Kopec of Eugene, Levi Maxwell of Fatima, Bryan and Erin Townsend of Nevada Tara Winn of Pilot Grove (also one of Pilot Grove's parents for pinch-hitting as a scorekeeper in the afternoon!), Amy Schroeder of Smithton, and Valerie Hunt of Windsor. We're also appreciative of several Phi Theta Kappa members and nursing students at SFCC, including Alisa, Fran, Laura, Mason and Ty. I also wish to extend a special thank you to MOQBA Secretary/Treasurer Jacob O'Rourke for again handling the financials in addition to making the trip to staff.

Once again, I was thrilled to work with several people at SFCC to welcome all of our teams to campus. Dr Katie Stanley-Dietzman and her admissions team of Bailey, Lindsey, and Trista were gracious enough to not only spend their Saturday as scorekeepers, but also provide the folders for teams. I also want to thank SFCC President Dr Brent Bates for his introductory remarks and for his support for bringing a tournament to campus a second time, and to PTK adviser Dr Kim Miller for her help in securing the venue and an assortment of on-site logistics.

Of course, I cannot write this thank you without the tried, trusted and tireless support of my wife Stephanie, who again encouraged her colleagues and students to welcome our young scholars to campus. She took point on several tasks including volunteer recruiting, handling the questions, and keeping me in check at times. I am once again indebted to her for all her support through this shared endeavour of promoting and supporting quiz bowl tournaments around the state. Perhaps most importantly: a big thank you to our son's grandparents and aunt for spending the day with him. It's quite possible he had the most enjoyment out of all this.

We are looking forward to planning next year's Roadrunner, and hope to see you back here in Sedalia. Best wishes to your teams as the season continues! As always, I close with the words of my late freshman journalism adviser: "Be Safe! Be Smart!"

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