Rock Bridge High School is excited to announce its hosting of the Pre-Nationals and Singles Championship Tournaments. We will be using Division II SCT from NAQT for our question set, which is a slight step down from the HSNCT-level questions. This goal of this tournament is to prepare teams for Nationals so there will be a preference for those teams attending one of the national tournaments, although all teams may attend. B- and/or C- teams will automatically start on the waitlist, but I will open the waitlist Monday, May 3rd to non-A-teams. We will run timed matches of two 9-minute halves, using experienced moderators, with a the standard round robin for the preliminary morning rounds of somewhere between 5 and 8 matches. Depending on the number of teams attending, the afternoon rounds may very likely finish up the round robin so all teams play one another.
Be aware that this event does count toward the 14 tournament limit and can be your only tournament between districts and Memorial Day weekend (other than districts/sectionals/state).
Immediately following the Pre-Nationals tournament, we will host the MOQBA Singles Championship. This is a tournament in which students play solo against each other in games consisting of 20 tossups. Because this event will only use tossups, it should run very fast. Also, because MSHSAA jurisdiction only involves team-based events, this will not count towards a player's 14 tournament limit. All students in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate, even if they do not play in the Pre-Nationals tournament.
The singles tournament will use the Harvard Fall Tournament IX set and will be scheduled similarly to other MOQBA events, with approximately 9 rounds guaranteed to all participants and the standard provisions determining the type of final. The field is limited to 18 players to ensure that the tournament can be completed in a timely manner. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the Singles Championship.