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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.