Washington Invitational for Middle School and Elementary Youths
Washington Middle School
Middle School Tournament
NAQT MSNCT Qualifier
Questions: NAQT MS-17
The tournament will be in the 20 Tossup/20 Bonus format, with powers (15 pts. for early correct answers) and with bouncebacks on the 3-part bonuses. There will not be negs (-5 for early incorrect answers).
The Missouri Academic Coaches Association (MACA) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the first ever Middle School State Academic Tournament on March 19th at Hallsville High School. This tournament is open to teams of 7th and 8th grade students.
Games will consist of 20 tossups worth ten points each, followed by three-part rebounding bonuses worth up to thirty points. Tossups will include powers (extra points for answering a tossup early). The question set for the tournament will be NAQT MS #18.
We anticipate using two full round robins in the morning and afternoon with an advantaged final to decide the champion. We will be limiting each school to two teams (maximum of 6 players per team) and placing any subsequent teams from that school on the waitlist. This will help to ensure that all schools interested in competing have a chance to enter a team. If we do not reach our field cap, then teams from the waitlist will be added to the field in the order that their request was received.
Like last year, there will be MS(7-8) and elementary (6th grade and under) divisions. We will have an initial cap of 18 MS and 12 elementary teams like last year, but could consider expanding that. We will most likely play 8 rounds like last year.
(Tournament has been rescheduled from the originally announced date of April 2)
The tournament will be in the 20 Tossup/20 Bonus format, with powers (15 pts. for early correct answers) and with bouncebacks on bonuses. There will not be negs (-5 for early incorrect answers) We will use question set MS-16 from National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT). This is the same set as will be used at Camdenton on April 2nd. You cannot attend both tournaments.
Tuscumbia High School will hosting an academic tournament on Saturday, January 16, 2016 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.
The JV division will be using the SCOP Novice 6 question set. The middle school division will use the SCOP Middle School question set, which is based on the accompanying JV set but will be adapted to be made more accessible to middle school teams.
All teams in both divisions will play at least seven games regardless of performance; the exact format of the tournament will be decided once the field is set. Teams are expected to stay for the duration of the tournament so we can offer all teams their guaranteed number of games.
Tuscumbia High School will be hosting an academic tournament for students in the 8th grade and below on Saturday, November 14, 2015. We will be running two divisions, one for 7th/8th grade teams from MSHSAA member (and affiliate member) schools and one for students in the sixth grade or below. The hard cap on team size is eight players; we request that you limit teams to six players so as to maximize playing time for all students. As of now, the field cap will be set at 18 teams for the 7th/8th grade division and at 12 teams for the 6th grade and under division. We will consider expanding the cap given sufficient interest and sufficient staff.
This tournament will use NAQT's MS-15 question set for all divisions. Games in the 7th/8th division(s) will consist of twenty ten-point tossups (with the possibility of fifteen for an early correct answer) and up to twenty three-part, thirty-point rebounding bonuses. Games in the 6th grade and under division will consist of sixteen ten-point tossups (with the possibility of fifteen for an early correct answer) and up to sixteen three-part, thirty point rebounding bonuses. I will slightly modify the questions for the latter division to make them more accessible for younger players. All teams will be guaranteed at least seven matches regardless of performance.