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2019 Sparta Fall Tournament - 26th October 2019, Sparta HS

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2019 Sparta Fall Tournament - 26th October 2019, Sparta HS

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On behalf of the members of Sparta High School Scholar Bowl, we welcome your team to join others from across Southern Missouri at the second Sparta Fall Tournament, scheduled for October 26th, 2019. Our tournament will consist of a minimum of eight games for all teams in the standard 20/20 format, with the following modifications:
  • 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. We will not be awarding powers. No penalty will be assessed for interrupting the moderator with an incorrect answer. There are no math computation questions. All tossups are five seconds.
  • The team that receives the bonus will have five seconds to answer each part. The moderator will prompt after four seconds. Each incorrect bonus part will immediately rebound. Unless otherwise specified in a bonus set, each bonus part shall be ten points each.
  • 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 30 second timeout per half - use it or lose it. Substitutions, scorechecks, and team conferences may occur at the half, prior to overtime, or during any timeout called by either team.
  • 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, but we request that teams have at least two 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 the Lots Of Good, Interesting Content (LOGIC) set, written by members of academic teams at Miami Valley (OH), Adlai E Stevenson (IL) and University Lab (IL). More information is available at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... 09&t=22817. At present, LOGIC will also be used at Washington on December 7th. You will not be able to attend that tournament if you attend Sparta Fall. We are currently limiting the field to 18 teams; this may expand depending on staff availability. Additional teams will be placed on a waitlist and contacted should an opening occur. Teams outside Missouri are welcome to register; however, owing to the MSHSAA sanctioning process, we ask that you register prior to September 24th.

Teams will play five morning rounds, break for lunch, then return for at least 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., 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.

Fee structure is as follows, per school:
  • Each team: $70
  • Discount for traveling more than 100 miles (one-way, as determined by Google Maps): $10
  • Discount for providing a working buzzer set: $5
  • Discount for providing a competent scorekeeper: $10
  • Discount for providing a competent moderator: $15
Discounts may be multiplied but may not exceed $35 per team. All discounts are subject to the discretion of tournament officials.

Sparta High School is located on Missouri Route 14 on the eastern edge of Sparta, after the highway splits to the north from Route 125. With few restaurant options in the immediate vicinity, we are working on an on-site option for teams; when this is finalized we will provide more details.

The tournament is under the direction of Sparta High School Coach Philip Hopkins and veteran scholar bowl moderator Kyle Hill of the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance, an organization dedicated to promoting quality scholar bowl tournaments around the state. We anticipate receiving certification and assistance from their membership. Additionally, we anticipate Sparta Fall serving as a qualifier for the PACE National Scholastic Championship, set for June 6th and 7th in Chicago.

To register for this tournament, please visit http://tinyurl.com/SpartaFall19. Questions concerning the tournament may be directed to either Philip Hopkins at phopkins@sparta.k12.mo.us or Kyle Hill at kyle@hillonline.net. Please include “Sparta Fall 2019” in the subject line.

We look forward to seeing you at Sparta High School on October 26th.
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Re: 2019 Sparta Fall Tournament - 26th October 2019, Sparta HS

Post by L-Town Expatriate » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:54 am

Field (23/24)
Clever (2)
College Heights Christian (2)
Eldon (2)
Gainesville (2)
Greenwood Laboratory School
Hickory Co. Skyline
Jasper
Mountain Grove
Reeds Spring (2)
Southwest R-V (Washburn/Seligman)
Springfield Glendale (2)
Springfield Kickapoo (2)
Thayer (2)
Waynesville

Pending confirmation of availability
Logan-Rogersville

Waitlist
(Priority given to teams offering staff)

Fair Grove (2)
Pierce City
Springfield Parkview (2)
Strafford
Spokane
Nevada (2)


Buzzers (16/12)
Clever (2)
College Heights
Eldon
Gainesville (2)
Greenwood Lab
Jasper
Kickapoo (2)
Mountain Grove
Reeds Spring
Skyline
Southwest R-V
Thayer
Waynesville
(Logan-Rogersville)
(Fair Grove)
(Parkview)
(Strafford)
(Spokane)

Committed Staffers From
Clever
College Heights
Glendale
Greenwood Lab
Jasper
Kickapoo
Mountain Grove
Reeds Spring
(Logan-Rogersville)
(Fair Grove)
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Re: 2019 Sparta Fall Tournament - 26th October 2019, Sparta HS

Post by L-Town Expatriate » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:12 pm

And just like that, we're full. We will start a waitlist, with preference given to teams able to provide staff. With enough staff we should be able to expand to 24 teams.

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Re: 2019 Sparta Fall Tournament - 26th October 2019, Sparta HS

Post by L-Town Expatriate » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:42 pm

After hashing out the details, we are going forward with a field expansion to 24 teams. However, this will be our cap. I am in the process of informing teams on the waitlist.

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