Novice/JV

Tournaments for less-experienced players, or tournaments that will have a junior varsity division.

[CANCELED] North Kansas City JV Tournament

11/01/2014
Tournament Details
Host: 
North Kansas City High School
Field cap: 
28
Question Set Details
Question Set or Provider: 
SCOP Novice 5
Question Format: 
20 tossups with 3 part rebounding bonuses

This tournament has been canceled to a lack of available teams.

The tournament will use 15-point "powers" (reward for an early enough buzz), There will not be any -5 point "negs" (penalty should a player buzz in during the question and answer incorrectly). Bonuses will rebound. There is no computational math in the SCOP Novice Tournament set.

Contact
Randy Jackson

Marshall Freshman/Novice Tournament

01/24/2015
Tournament Details
Host: 
Marshall High School
Field cap: 
24 teams
Fees and discounts: 

$50 for first team; $45 for second team

Question Set Details
Question Set or Provider: 
Questions written by Marshall varsity players.
Question Format: 
Round 1--toss-ups (10pts each); Round 2--lightning round; Round 3--toss-ups with five 3-part bonuses (all questions 10 pts each); Round 4--team worksheet (20 questions at 10 pts each); Round 5--remaining toss-ups from Round 3 at 20 pts each

This tournament is usually only for freshman players, but this year we're allowing junior high teams to enter and first-year sophomore (may not have played at all during freshman year) players may fill out a freshman team that is short of four players. No team shall be a majority of sophomores.

Although the format of the game is altered, MSHSAA rules will be followed, excepting the need to have four players. A team may be comprised of fewer than four.

Contact
Audrey Connor

Tuscumbia Winter Tournament

01/17/2015
Tournament Details
Host: 
Tuscumbia High School
Field cap: 
12 teams (JV division); 18 teams (middle school division)
Question Set Details
Question Set or Provider: 
SCOP Novice 5
Question Format: 
20 tossups with 3-part bonuses

Tuscumbia High School will hosting an academic tournament on Saturday, January 17, 2015 with both JV and middle school divisions. Tentatively, the JV division will be capped at eighteen teams, and the middle school division will be capped at twelve. All students in grades 7 and 8 are eligible to compete in the middle school division; all students in grades 9 and 10 are eligible for the JV division, regardless of previous experience. The limit on team size in both divisions is eight, although teams of six or fewer students are encouraged. Other than the field limit, there is a not a limit on the number of teams that an individual school can bring.

Oakville is using the same question set for their tournament on November 1. If you are planning on attending the Oakville tournament, you may not attend this tournament.

Contact
Jason Loy

Oakville SCOP Novice

11/01/2014
Tournament Details
Host: 
Oakville Senior High School
Field cap: 
18
Fees and discounts: 

First team from a school: $50
Every subsequent team from a school: $45
Buzzer Discount: $5 per system
Staffer Discount: $10 per staffer
Minimum Fee: $20 per team

Question Set Details
Question Set or Provider: 
SCOP Novice 5
Question Format: 
20 tossup/bonus with power, negs, and non-rebounding bonuses

The novice tournament will be a mirror of a set produced by the Scholastic Community Outreach Program (SCOP) of Illinois, which is specially written to appeal to newer or inexperienced players. This tournament is using the same question set as Tuscumbia's Invitational on January 17, 2015, so teams may not register for both tournaments. Each round will consist of 20 tossup questions with 20 3-part bonuses should a team answer a tossup correctly.

Contact
Christina Whelehon

Salem High School Invitational Tournament

11/15/2014
Tournament Details
Host: 
Salem High School
Field cap: 
to be determined
Fees and discounts: 

$55 per team with a $5 discount for buzzer system. Additional discounts for qualified workers are available.

Question Set Details
Question Set or Provider: 
Questions Galore
Question Format: 
Missouri format
Contact
Susan Sheeley
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