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The members of Moberly High School Scholar Bowl welcome your team to join others from across the region at the seventh Outstate Missouri Academic Rendezvous (OMAR), scheduled for April 2nd, 2022. OMAR 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, except for math computation which will receive ten seconds.
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 of math computation, teams will receive ten seconds to answer, with the captain prompted after nine seconds.
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, but should have at least two. Rosters shall be submitted in advance and finalized at registration the morning of the tournament. Players may not change teams during the tournament.
As we are continuing to finalize particulars, we have not yet decided on whether to allow bouncebacks on bonuses. Current plans are for this to be an in-person event, but, should circumstances warrant, we could switch to a virtual format.
NAQT has assigned OMAR the IS-208 set. Please check your schedule to ensure you have not attended/do not plan to attend an event using this set. We are currently limiting the field to 18 teams; this may expand depending on staff availability. 2 teams from each school will initially be placed in the field. Additional teams will be placed on a waitlist and contacted should an opening occur. If enough interest exists, we may consider establishing separate divisions based on skill level and/or experience.
We anticipate OMAR 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. We plan to start the team meeting in our cafenasium at 8:30 a.m., with the first round set for 8:50 a.m. and afternoon rounds slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. We anticipate the last game ending around 4 p.m.
Fee structure is as follows, per school:
Each team: $70
Discount for traveling greater than 100 miles: $10
Discount for providing a competent scorekeeper: $10
Discount for providing a competent moderator: $15
Discount for providing a working buzzer system: $5
Discount for your middle school team previously competing at 2022 MYST (Feb 12, 2022): $10
Discounts may be multiplied but may not exceed $35 per team. All discounts are subject to the discretion of tournament officials.
The tournament is under the direction of Moberly High School Coach Kathy Brandon. We anticipate receiving certification and assistance from the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance, an organization dedicated to promoting quality scholar bowl tournaments around the state. 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 https://tinyurl.com/2022OMAR Questions concerning the tournament may be directed to either Kathy Brandon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “2022 OMAR” in the subject line.
We look forward to seeing your teams compete at the 2022 OMAR on April 2nd.
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