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I am happy to announce the 5th Annual Washington High School Invitational Tournament (WHIT V) on December 7th, 2019.
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 year we will be using the LOGIC set, written by members of the Miami Valley (OH), and University High (IL) teams. My assistant coach, Jacob O’Rourke, is the head editor of the set, as he has been for the past three years that we’ve used the WHAQ sets. More details about the set and question distribution can be found here.
This is the same set that is scheduled for Sparta, MO on Oct. 26. If you attend their event, you will not be able to attend our tournament.
We are currently capping the field at 48 teams. 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 open during the day. There are several options for lunch in town. All but the top few teams should be done by 4 PM.
Spots will be filled on a first come/first served basis. Rather than emailing me,please use the 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.
Again, here is the form:
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 at the high school at the 3rd light. 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.
Bolded teams have confirmed attendance by sending in rosters
Glasgow (KY) A
Glasgow (KY) B
Glasgow (KY) C
New Haven A
New Haven B
Parkway South A
Parkway South B
Fort Osage A
Fort Osage B
Fort Osage C
Fort Osage D
Calvary Lutheran A
Calvary Lutheran B
Ft. Zumwalt North A
Ft. Zumwalt North B
Fort Osage (2)
STL Patriots (2)
Ft. Zumwalt North
In the 5th Place game, Calvary Lutheran defeated Ladue B; and in the 7th Place Game, Glasgow B defeated Houston A
We applied for PACE Certification a while back, and I haven't heard back yet, but the top 20% of the field means that the above teams and Rolla and Webster Groves should be recieving bis to the PACE NSC in Chicago in June.
Stats can be found here
Special thanks to:
Unaffiliated staffers: Matt Chadbourne, Sean Phillips, Kevin Stockman, Sara Young
WHS Coaches: Jacob O'Rourke, Angel Young (and Phil Young, who helped in the Control Room)
WHS Parent staff/help: Pete Bush, Marty Derner, Molly Derner, Joel Doepker, Lynda Doepker, Jon Miller
Coaches who read for matches: Scott Allen, Emily Brasher, Julie Burchett, Jon Deering, Jen Farra, Brad Kelley, Jonah Kreuger, Ginger Leutkemeyer, Jason Loy, Josh Malecki, Michael McDonald, and Tyler Reid,
WHS Students who staffed: Audrey Bush, Silas Clements, Samantha Doepker, Rachel Derner, Max Grimes, Austin Gober, Gavin Mehrhoff (who I saddled with entering 208 scoresheets into the stats), Kyle Meyer, Katlynn Miller, Adric Montgomery, Grady Nuckolls, Cameron Schenkel, Owen Spreckelmeyer, Owen Straatmann, Eli Uffman,
WMS Students who staffed: Addison Imhof, Avery Imhof, Zach Gargrave, Carter Hall, Alina Hayden, Victor Hoang, Hayden Ley, Brian Martin, Madison May Ada Montgomery, Jacob Moore, Will Schenk, Karolyn Sowrheaver