We are using the Spring Undergraduate Novice set that is written to be more difficult than most high school sets and approximates the Small School National Championship tournament while being slightly less difficult than the HSNCT or NSC that many of your teams will be competing in at the end of the school year. The format will mirror all of the national tournaments with 20/20 Tossup/Bonuses with no rebounds. To simulate the HSNCT format, we will use timed, 9-minute halves.
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 after the main event, we intend to 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 Championship will use the Scobol Solo 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. The entry fee per player is $8. Email Jacob O'Rourke (email@example.com) with any questions or to reserve your spot in the Singles Championship.