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Feb 17- Clever Novice and Middle School

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Reklaw
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Feb 17- Clever Novice and Middle School

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Coaches,

Clever HS is proud to announce we will be hosting the second Clever Novice and Spring Middle School tournaments on Saturday, February 17, 2024. This is 2 separate tournaments (one for Novice teams, and one for Middle School teams). The tournaments 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). Both events will be held at Clever High School.

Our question set will be the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance Novice Set II (MOQBA Novice II). For a nationwide mirror list and information on the set, please check out their post on the hsquizbowl. Please double check no other tournament you attend is using this set before entering.

We are currently capping the novice field at 18 teams and the MS field at 12 teams. The fields can expand if there is more interest and more importantly staff. I will make divisions as large as we have staffing and room space to handle.

For both tournaments, players must be registered on your MSHSAA rosters. Affiliate teams have separate guidelines, and I will trust you and your schools have appropriate measures taken care of.

For the Novice tournament, all Freshmen and Sophomore players (regardless of placement on your regular teams) are eligible to play. No Juniors or Seniors may play. The goal is that your younger students get an idea of who will be their competition in the next few years of competition. I do ask that, should you have a superstar player (Someone who is dominating regular HS Sets) to consider that it would be a waste of their time to beat up on novice players and easier questions.

For the MS tournament, all 7th and 8th graders are eligible to play. 6th graders are allowed if your school allows 6th graders to participate and are on your MSHSAA rosters. This set will be more challenging for MS players, but at this point in the season this is a good preview of what future quiz bowl will look like as players prepare to promote to High School.

Assuming both tournaments fill, they will be scheduled with a preliminary morning round, followed by a rebracketing into playoffs and consolation. All teams are currently planned to play 8 games, with a minimum of 7 games played on the day.

Prices are:
- $75 for the first team from a school in a division, $70 for each additional team from a school within that division.
- 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 $10 discount. Please let us know about these well in advance. We reserve the right to refuse moderators .
- Providing an experienced Scorekeeper is a $5 discount. Please let me know about these well in advance. We reserve the right to refuse scorekeepers.
-$55 minimum per team.
-All teams will be billed after the event when we confirm the staffing/equipment brought by all teams.

Matches will begin at 9:00 AM, and there will be a lunch break around 12:00-12:30 PM. We will likely pre-order Pizzas from a local location (Assuming they tell me they can handle it ahead of time). I will have more information later. We hope to be done no later than 5:00PM (We hosted in November and finished 11 rounds by 5:15pm).

Spots will be filled on a first come/first served basis. Rather than emailing me, please use these forms to register. In an effort to get as many schools involved as we can, teams will be allowed 2 per division 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.

Novice Registration Form

Middle School Registration Form

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.

I plan on awarding trophy/plaques to the top teams in each division, and individual medals for the top 10 scorers of prelim rounds. Currently, this is scheduled at the High School off of Mo-14. Feel free to email me with any questions at walkers@cleverbluejays.org.

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.

Reklaw
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Re: Feb 17- Clever Novice and Middle School

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NOVICE

Teams (13/18)
Clever
Fair Grove
Gainesville
Hallsville
Hartville
Houston
Lockwood
Nevada
Pierce City
Skyline
Spokane
Thayer
Weaubleau (2)

Moderators (9/9)*
Gainesville
Hallsville
Nevada (2)
Pierce
Houston
Skyline (2)
Spokane

Middle School

Teams (18/18)
Clever
Fair Grove
Hallsville (2)
Houston (2)
Lockwood (2)
Mountain Grove
Pierce City (2)
Sparta
Skyline (2)
Shell Knob
Thayer (2)
Weaubleau

MS Waitlist
Skyline (2)

Moderators (2/6)*
Clever
Mountain Grove

*Obviously, Clever is providing more staff than listed above...but for purposes of marking here, I'm not including all staff as I have that tracked elsewhere...

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