Need new buzzers?
The annual Matt's Buzzers drawing is Saturday, December 5! Ten applicants will be randomly selected to receive $250 grants toward the purchase of new buzzers.
The Ladue Quizbowl Team is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our ninth annual Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) on Saturday, March 28th, 2020. We hope to attract many teams from across the state and perhaps some out-of-state teams as well. In consistency with previous years, we intend to qualify the top teams for a bid to the 2020 PACE National Scholastic Championship, which will be held on June 6-7 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago.
As the MSHSAA District tournaments occur not long after, and competition on the national level begins just a few weeks later, this is a perfect opportunity to tune-up ahead of time, and is also one of the last contests before the conclusion of the regular quizbowl season. So, if you want to get in one more fantastic tournament, go ahead and sign up!
For questions, we will be using BLAST, a housewritten, high school regular-plus difficulty set written by a plethora of experienced quizbowlers from some of the top teams in the nation. Full details can be found here.
• 20 tossups and bonuses per game
• no computational math
• 15 point powers
• -5 point negs
• NO bouncebacks on bonuses.
•24-team field with the possibility that this might expand
•Bracketed round robin prelims
•Re-bracketed round robin playoffs
Four-team superplayoffs and final if needed
First team from a school: $70
Second, third, etc teams from the same school: $65
Buzzer discount*: -$5 per system
Staff discount*: -$5 per staff member.
*Buzzers and staff are on an as-needed, first-come, first-serve basis. When registering, please detail how many staff and/or buzzers you may be able to bring. As the tournament approaches, we will let you know whether they are needed or not.
Any payment mailed in advance should be addressed to Jonah Krueger, 1201 S. Warson, St. Louis, MO 63124, though it is also fine to pay on the day of the tournament. Please make all checks out to "LHWHS Attn: Jonah Krueger".
We are setting a tentative field cap of 24 teams. There is no maximum to the number of teams each school may bring. We will likely be able to expand if there is enough interest, but until that point, we will accept teams on a first-come, first-serve basis. If our field fills, we will be able to guarantee every team in attendance at least 8 games, if not more. Fields can fill fast, so sign up soon to reserve your slot! To register, please send an email to email@example.com.
If you have any questions, or wish to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you here at Ladue on March 28th!
Orchard Farm (2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 moderator)
Sullivan (3 teams, 2 buzzers, 1 moderator, 1 scorekeeper)
Eureka (1 team, 1 buzzer, 1 moderator)
Brentwood (2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer)
Oakville (2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 moderator)
Parkway North (1 team)
Helias (2 teams, 2 buzzers)
Francis Howell (1 team, 1 buzzer)
STL Patriots (1 team, 2 buzzers, 1 moderator)
Christian (O'Fallon) (1 team, 1 scorekeeper)
Mexico (3 teams, 1 moderator)
Parkway West (1 team)
If you'd still like the play the BLAST question set, Groger Ranks is hosting an online mirror on April 11th.
Stay safe everyone!