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2020 Kickapoo Classic - 5th Dec, Springfield Kickapoo HS

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:12 am
by L-Town Expatriate
The members of Kickapoo High School Scholar Bowl welcome your team to join others from across the region at the 2020 Kickapoo Classic, scheduled for December 5th, 2020. Our virtual 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 providing a correct answer before a predetermined point. We will not assess a penalty for interrupting the moderator during the tossup with an incorrect answer. Tossups are five seconds each.
  • The team that receives the bonus will have five seconds to answer each part. The moderator will prompt after four seconds. 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 game. 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. Rosters shall be submitted in advance and finalized at registration the morning of the tournament. Players may not change teams during the tournament.
At present, we are keeping math computation questions, which will receive ten seconds. We also plan to allow bouncebacks on bonus, with rebounding teams expected to provide an answer immediately. This may change depending on how effective other virtual tournaments using these operate. At present we are not using timed halves, but might institute this option if it is needed to ensure a timely completion of our tournament.

NAQT has assigned the Classic the IS-199 set. As of October 5th, tournaments in Sullivan and North Kansas City are scheduled to use this set. If you attend our event, you will not be able to attend these or other tournaments using this set. Additionally, 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.

We anticipate the Classic serving as a qualifier for the NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament, NAQT High School National Championship Tournament, and PACE National Scholastic Championship, provided of course that these events are able to take place this spring.

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. Teams should log on between 8:15 and 8:45 a.m., with the first round set for 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 5 p.m.

Fee structure is as follows, per school:
  • Each team: $70
  • Discount for providing a competent scorekeeper: $10
  • Discount for providing a competent moderator: $20
Discounts may be multiplied but may not exceed $35 per team. All discounts are subject to the discretion of tournament officials. Staffers will need a Google Drive account.

Our tournament will be virtual this year. We have not yet finalized the platform we will be using. During the registration process, we will be asking what video conferencing apps you are allowed to use, and if you plan to have your team gather at your school to log onto our competition or do so from their homes.

The tournament is under the direction of Kickapoo High School Coach Angela Odom 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. Participants will be expected to abide by the Honor Pledge and Section I (Ethics and Conduct) promulgated by the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE).

To register for this tournament, please visit Questions concerning the tournament may be directed to either Angela Odom at or Kyle Hill at Please include “2020 Kickapoo Classic” in the subject line.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Kickapoo Classic on December 5th.

Re: 2020 Kickapoo Classic - 5th Dec, Springfield Kickapoo HS

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:16 am
by L-Town Expatriate
Field (36/36)
Teams eligible for our small school award are noted with a red asterisk (*)
Butler* (2)
Clever* (2)
College Heights (2)
Fair Grove* (2)
Koshkonong* (2)
Ladue Horton Watkins (2)
Mountain Grove* (2)
North Kansas City (2)
St Joseph Central (2)
Southwest R-V*
Springfield Central A
Springfield Parkview
Sullivan (3)
Thomas Jefferson Independent (2)
Weaubleau* (2)
Wichita East (KS)

(preference given to teams providing staff)

Springfield Central B
Orchard Farm (2)
Columbia Independent
Greenwood Lab
Sullivan D
Strafford B
Fort Osage
Columbia Rock Bridge
Oak Park
Mountain Home (AR)
Thaden Academy (Bentonville, AR)
School of the Osage

Expressed Interest
Grain Valley

Staff Courtesy Of
College Heights
Fair Grove
Mountain Grove
Southwest R-V
Springfield Central
(Orchard Farm)
(Greenwood Lab)

Re: 2020 Kickapoo Classic - 5th Dec, Springfield Kickapoo HS

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:55 pm
by L-Town Expatriate
Initial field has been filled, but we are compiling our initial staff figures before sending out confirmation e-mails.

Also, it has been brought to my attention that I did not specify how we would handle buzzing in. We will be using

Re: 2020 Kickapoo Classic - 5th Dec, Springfield Kickapoo HS

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:41 am
by L-Town Expatriate
Our field has expanded to 24. We are double-checking our staff numbers before expanding further to 30. Any subsequent expansions will also be in multiples of six, to ensure a timely completion of preliminary rounds.

Re: 2020 Kickapoo Classic - 5th Dec, Springfield Kickapoo HS

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:48 am
by L-Town Expatriate
To quote a particular Will Ferrell character: "Boy, that escalated quickly."

Enough staff is lined up to expand the field to 36 teams. Follow-up e-mails are en route.

Re: 2020 Kickapoo Classic - 5th Dec, Springfield Kickapoo HS

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:48 pm
by L-Town Expatriate
MSHSAA has approved sanctioning for the Kickapoo Classic, allowing us to host teams from out-of-state.

Re: 2020 Kickapoo Classic - 5th Dec, Springfield Kickapoo HS

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:13 pm
by L-Town Expatriate
Coaches should have received an e-mail update this evening. In summary:
  • We're using Zoom as our virtual platform.
  • With 36 teams in the field, we are planning to start games at precisely 8:30, if not sooner.
  • As we're going to have ten rounds of competition, we will not rebound bonus parts.
  • With 18 teams in the field from public schools with a student population in grades 9-11 not exceeding 325, we are offering a Small School Award for the highest-placing team among them.
A more comprehensive primer will go out later this week.