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I am happy to announce the 4th Annual Washington High School Invitational Tournament (WHIT IV) on December 1st, 2018.
It will be held at Washington High School, at 600 Blue Jay Drive, Washington, MO, 63090.
The tournament will be in the 20 Tossup/20 Bonus format. We will be using “Powers,” or 15 points for an early correct answer, but we will NOT be using “Negs” or “Interrupts” (-5 for early incorrect answers) In the interest of keeping the day running quickly, we will not be using bouncebacks on bonuses. We are restricting team rosters to 6 players. If you have more players, feel free to sign them up for a second team.
There’s more info and the link below, but the registration link is also here.
This is the third year in which we will be using the Washington High Academic Questionfest (WHAQ III), our team-written set of questions, done in collaboration this year with Miami Valley
High School in Ohio. By the time of this tournament, there will have been at least 14 other tournaments across the country using this set, and we will be relying on their feedback to make sure we’re offering the best possible product. More details about the set and the question distribution can be found here.
This is the same set that scheduled for Sparta, MO on Oct. 27, and at St. Joseph Central in January. If you wish to attend either of these tournaments, you will not be able to attend our event.
We are currently capping the field at 32 teams, but can expand to as many as 48 (or more) provided I can find the staff. The field filled up within a few days last year, so be sure to register as soon as you can!
- $70 for the first team from a school, $65 for each additional team. (B,C, D, etc.)
- Fully functional buzzer systems are a $5 discount (must work for 8 players, limit 2 per team)
- Providing an experienced scorekeeper is a $5 discount. We reserve the right to refuse scorekeepers.
- Providing an experienced moderator is a $10 discount. Please let us know about these well in advance. We reserve the right to refuse moderators.
- Teams traveling over 100 miles (one way per Google Maps) will receive a $5 discount.
Registration will begin at 8:30, the first matches will take place at 9:00 AM, and there will be a lunch break around 12 PM. There will be a concession stand (popcorn, candy, and sodas)
open during the day. There are several options for lunch in town. Most teams should be done by 5 PM.
Spots will be filled on a first come/first served basis. Rather than emailing me,please use this form to register. You are not registered until you receive a confirmation email from the tournament director. If interest and staffing permits, we will lift the cap to as high as we can accommodate, so again, please let us know about buzzers and moderators as early as possible. We reserve the right to turn down moderators.
Teams placing 1st-4th will receive a trophy. There are prizes for the top 10 individual scorers.
Our school’s address is 600 Blue Jay Drive, Washington, MO 63090.
- If you come by I-44, Washington is exit #251 on route 100 – turn right at the 100/47 intersection, and then take a left to the high school at the 2nd stoplight. At the 3rd light,
turn left. If you can’t see the football field, you haven’t gone far enough.
- If you come by I-70, take exit 203 (State Hwy T) follow that for about 15 miles, turn left on 47, cross the bridge into town, and take a right to the high school at the 5th stoplight.
If you pass the football field, you’ve gone too far.
Teams in bold have confirmed attendance by sending in rosters:
New Haven A
New Haven B
Calvary Lutheran A
Calvary Lutheran B
Ft. Zumwalt North A
Ft. Zumwalt North B
St. Louis Christian Home School (Leslie)
Parkway South A
Parkway South B
Sullivan - 2
Ft. Zumwalt North
Francis Howell - 2
St. Louis Christian Home School (Leslie)
I need to check with some possible other moderators' availability before I expand the cap, but it will most likely happen. Teams that register now will be put on the waitlist.
I'll post a more thorough rundown later after everything is packed back up.
Fort Zumwalt North A defeated STL Patriots to take 3rd.
Full stats can be found here.
This tournament always takes a massive effort from a lot of people. Big thanks to:
WHS and WMS Team members, James Collier, Katlynn Miller, Kaleb Burr, Silas Clements, Samantha Doepker, Kyle Meyer, Owen Spreckelmeyer, Zach Gargrave, Rachel Derner, Ada Montgomery, Adric Montgomery, Avery Imhof, Austin Gober, Carter Hall, Lydia Bush, and coaches Angel Young (along with her husband Phil) and Jacob O'Rourke.
WHS and WMS Team parents, who did every job imaginable, from concessions to staff breakfast/lunch to moderating and scorekeeping. Thanks to the Bushes, Colliers, Derners, Doepkers, and Spreckelmeyers.
Thanks to: Sean Phillips; Max Ryle from Mizzou; Dustin Bax, Carrie Derner, Sophia Johnson from Truman State; Jackie Ambrose, Josh German, Devon Kerckhoff, Gwen Minks, Jeremy Robey and Reanna Talbott from East Central College.
Thanks to coaches who read: Brad Kelley, Kevin Stockman, Sara Young, Jason Loy, Ginger Leutkemeyer, Scott Allen, Sean Wheeler, Jon Deering, Gary Durbin, Zach Stobart, Michael McDonald, Emily Brashear.
Thanks to Sullivan's supplemental army of scorekeepers: Ryan Happel, Chase Paquin, Megan Young, Haley Hobson, and Dmitri Dobkin.