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2017 OMAR - April 1st at Moberly HS 
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Post 2017 OMAR - April 1st at Moberly HS
On behalf of the members of Moberly High School Scholar Bowl, I am pleased to invite Missouri teams to the Outstate Missouri Academic Rendezvous (OMAR), scheduled for April 1st, 2017 at Moberly High School. This tournament will consist of a minimum of eight games for all teams in a modified NAQT/national format:
  • Each game shall consist of two halves of ten tossups each, with each correct tossup followed by a three-part bonus.
  • Correct tossup answers are ten points each, with an additional five-point “power” awarded for a correct answer given before a pre-determined point in the tossup.
  • Unlike other NAQT/national tournaments, we will NOT assess a five-point penalty for interrupting the moderator during the tossup with an incorrect answer.
  • Unless otherwise specified in a bonus set, each bonus part shall be ten points each. Incorrect bonus parts shall immediately rebound.
  • MSHSAA timing rules shall apply with the following exceptions:
    • Teams shall receive only five seconds to answer a bonus. Moderators will be instructed to prompt after four seconds.
    • Math calculation tossups and bonus shall receive ten seconds instead of 15.
  • In the event a game is tied after regulation, additional tossups shall be read until the next change in score.
  • Each team shall have one 60-second and one-30 second timeout per game. Teams may substitute at the half, prior to overtime, or during any timeout called by either team. However, coaches may not confer with their players during a 30-second timeout.
  • Teams rosters shall be limited to seven players; schools are encouraged to bring junior varsity and “B” teams to compete. Teams may play with fewer than four players. Rosters shall be submitted in advance and finalized at registration the morning of the tournament. Players may not change teams during the tournament.

We have secured set IS-163A from NAQT, the provider of the questions for the MSHSAA district and state tournaments. As of March 1st, this set is assigned to Chadwick's "SoMo Battle of the Brains", Houston, Maryville’s Spoofhound Classic, Neosho and Rock Bridge. If you have registered for any of these events, you will not be able to participate in OMAR.

After a popular response last year, we will again have two divisions of play, with teams sorted by their experience and exposure to the 20/20 format dating back to last year’s iteration. As a result, we have removed roster restrictions for this year, and anticipate being a qualifier for the SSNCT in Chicago, HSNCT in Atlanta, and PACE NSC in Chicago.

Teams will play five morning rounds, break for lunch, then return for three afternoon games. This setup is subject to change, depending on the number of teams signed up. We plan to start the team meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the Cafenasium, with the first round set for at 8:50 a.m. and afternoon rounds slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. With the exception of any playoff games for trophies, we anticipate the last game ending around 4 p.m. We are currently limiting the field to 24 teams. Additional teams will be placed on a waitlist and contacted should an opening occur.

Fee structure is as follows, per school:
  • First team: $65
  • Additional teams: $60
  • Discount for travelling more than 100 miles each way (determined by Google Maps): $10
  • Discount for providing a working buzzer set: $5 (maximum $10)
  • Discount for providing competent staff: $5 per staffer (maximum $10)
  • All discounts are subject to the discretion of tournament officials.
Additionally, we are offering a $10 discount (again per school) if you have a team participate in our novice tournament MYST, which is scheduled for November 5th at Moberly Middle School. If you would like to also participate in MYST, please review the tournament announcement in this forum.

Moberly High School is located at 1625 Gratz Brown Road, best accessed by taking Highway 63 to the Route M (Middle Grove) exit, then turning west into town about a half mile before turning right onto Gratz Brown Road. The high school will be on your left. Most lunch options will be on North Morley/Business 63.

The tournament is under the direction of Moberly High School Coach Kathy Brandon and veteran scholar bowl moderator Kyle Hill of the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance, an organization dedicated to promoting quality scholar bowl tournaments around the state. Again we anticipate receiving certification and assistance from their membership.

To register for this tournament, please visit http://tinyurl.com/RegisterFor2017OMAR. Questions concerning the tournament may be directed to either Kathy Brandon at KathyBrandon@MoberlySpartans.org or Kyle Hill kyle@hillonline.net. Please include “OMAR 2017” in the subject line.

We look forward to seeing you at Moberly High School on April 1st.


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Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:32 am
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Post Re: 2017 OMAR - April 1st at Moberly HS
Field (20/24)
Divisions are subject to change. Teams in bold indicate that rosters have been received.

AAA Division
Calvary Lutheran
Fort Osage A
Fort Osage B
Hallsville
KC St Pius X
Kirksville A
Kirksville B
Mexico
Moberly A
Wellsville-Middletown


AA Division
Bevier
Brookfield
Fort Osage C
Fort Osage D
Knox County
Marshall
Moberly B
Montgomery County
Schuyler R-I
South Callaway



Buzzers (14/12)
Brookfield
Calvary Lutheran (2)
Fort Osage
Hallsville (2)
Hannibal
KC St Pius X
Kirksville
Knox County
Moberly
Schuyler
South Callaway
Wellsville


Staff Available Courtesy Of
Calvary Lutheran
Fort Osage
Hallsville
Hannibal
KC St Pius X
Pilot Grove
Wellsville


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Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:59 am
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Post Re: 2017 OMAR - April 1st at Moberly HS
One spot remaining! We'll start a waitlist once the final spot is claimed.


Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:54 pm
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Post Re: 2017 OMAR - April 1st at Moberly HS
L-Town Expatriate wrote:
One spot remaining! We'll start a waitlist once the final spot is claimed.

And then there were none. We'll start a waitlist in the event any drops occur.


Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:08 pm
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Post Re: 2017 OMAR - April 1st at Moberly HS
We've had three drops this week. If you're up for a trip to the Magic City, we'd love to have you in the field!


Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:26 am
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L-Town Expatriate wrote:
We've had three drops this week. If you're up for a trip to the Magic City, we'd love to have you in the field!

We're sitting at 20 teams, but we have enough interest to where if one more school signs up and additional staff is secured, we can return to 24 teams. If interested, please contact us in the next week or so!

I have posted tentative divisions above.


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Post Re: 2017 OMAR - April 1st at Moberly HS
It's likely that we will remain at 20 teams, meaning two divisions of ten teams. As a result, teams in each division will play a round-robin amongst themselves, resulting in nine games for all teams.

PACE has conferred gold certification for OMAR, meaning the top four teams in the AAA Division will receive bids to the National Scholastic Championship, June 9th-11th in Chicago. HSNCT and SSNCT bids are also available for teams. Bids are at the discretion of the national tournaments' sponsors.


Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:51 pm
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Post Re: 2017 OMAR - April 1st at Moberly HS
After 5/9 Rounds:

Cactus
Hallsville 4-1
Moberly 4-1
Kirksville A 3-2
St Pius X 3-2
Calvary 3-2
Fort Osage B 3-2
Wellsville 3-2
Kirksville B 1-4
Fort Osage A 1-4
Mexico 0-5

Grapefruit
Fort Osage C 5-0
Schuyler 5-0
Moberly B 5-0
Knox County 3-2
South Callaway 3-2
Marshall 1-4
Montgomery County 1-4
Brookfield 1-4
Bevier 1-4
Fort Osage D 0-5

Stats to this point have been uploaded to our Tournament Database entry:
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4099/


Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:07 am
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Post Re: 2017 OMAR - April 1st at Moberly HS
Grapefruit Division:
Schuyler County cleared the field to win this division! Fort Osage C was 7-2, securing second. Four teams are 5-4 and tied for third: Bevier, Knox County, Moberly B and South Callaway. Three of the four teams have agreed to play this off.

Cactus Division:
Moberly A is 8-1, while Kirksville and Hallsville are both 7-2. Kirksville and Hallsville are playing for the opportunity to face Moberly in an advantaged final.


Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:21 pm
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Grapefruit Division: South Callaway edged Knox County for third, 215-205

Cactus Division: Kirksville A defeated Hallsville 445-310 to enter the advantaged final, with Moberly A holding the advantage. Kirksville A defeated Moberly 400-265 to force the deciding game.


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Cactus Final:
Moberly led wire-to-wire in beating Kirksville 400-305, claiming the championship. Full recap to follow late tonight if not tomorrow.


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Post Re: 2017 OMAR - April 1st at Moberly HS
Firstly I want to extend my gratitude to our tournament help today: moderators Scott Allen, Jon Deering, Sabria El-Kurbu, Chris Halsey, Stephanie Hull, Brian Katcher, Ginger Leutkemeyer, Josh Malecki, Amy Sternke and Tara Winn; scorekeepers Tyler Francis, Tessa Friedman, Jessica Welker, Maya from Fort Osage, Jessica and Yudsara from Hannibal, Shela and Mikayla from St Pius X, and Elizabeth from MMS. I also want to express my extreme gratitude to coaches Kathy Brandon and Sabria El-Kurbu, principal Zach McMains, activities director Tim Barnett, and the administration of Moberly Schools for allowing us to put together this tournament and expand playing opportunities for teams across Northern Missouri.

NAQT has posted its bids for SSNCT and HSNCT. Congratulations to Moberly A, Kirksville A and Hallsville for qualifying for the HSNCT, Moberly A, Hallsville, Wellsville-Middletown and Mexico for earning bids to SSNCT, and to our two lone private schools in the field, St Pius X and Calvary Lutheran, for tying for fourth, earning both of them bids to the SSNCT's charter/private division.

We look forward to hosting teams again next season, with a tentative date of April 7th, 2018. Until then: Be Safe! Be Smart!

Cactus Division stats (prelims)
Grapefruit Division stats (prelims)


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