2017-2018 Tournaments

2017–2018 Downloadable Tournament Calendar

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All dates are Saturdays unless otherwise noted.

September 13: Coles County Clash at Eastern Illinois University (Charleston) (2 teams)
NAQT 17-IHSA-A
1. Mattoon, 2. Charleston
Results

September 23: SchoBowlFest at Bloomington High School
SchoBowlFest is an annual coaches’ conference including presentations and discussion on useful topics for new and returning coaches.

October 7: Earlybird at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) (24 teams)
Maryland Fall set
This question set is also used at WUSTL Fall
1. Auburn (Rockford) A, 2. Wayzata (Plymouth, MN), 3. IMSA (Aurora), 4. University Lab (Urbana) A
Top individual scorer: Tora Husar, Wayzata (Plymouth, MN), 125 PPG
Statistics

October 14: IHSSBCA Novice at Barrington
SCOP Novice 8 set
1. Barrington A, 2. Stevenson (Lincolnshire) A, 3. IMSA (Aurora), 4. Stevenson (Lincolnshire) B
Top individual scorer: Andy Kramer, Barrington, 76 PPG
Stat sheet

October 14: IHSSBCA Novice at Centennial (Champaign) (8 teams)
SCOP Novice 8 set
1. University Lab (Urbana) A, 2. Central (Champaign), 3. University Lab (Urbana) B, 4. Centennial (Champaign) Columbia
Top individual scorer: Jonathan Lau, University Lab (Urbana) A, 105 PPG
Statistics

October 14: IHSSBCA Novice at Fenton (Bensenville) (24 teams)
SCOP Novice 8 set
1. Naperville Central A, 2. Whitney Young, 3. Hinsdale Central A, 4. Hoffman Estates
Top individual scorer: Ashish Subramanian, Hoffman Estates, 100 PPG
Statistics: preliminary rounds, playoffs, and full statistics

October 14: IHSSBCA Novice at Southwestern (Piasa) (18 Teams)
SCOP Novice 8 set
1. Carbondale, 2. Springfield A, 3. O’Fallon, 4. Springfield B
Top individual scorer: Ian Kinsel, Carbondale, 71 PPG
Statistics

October 14: IHSSBCA Novice at Winnebago (8 teams)
SCOP Novice 8 set
1. Auburn (Rockford), 2. Belvidere North, 3. Belvidere, 4. United Township (East Moline) A
Top individual scorer: Kodai Speich, Auburn (Rockford), 110 PPG
Statistics

October 21: Falcon Kickoff Frosh-Soph at Wheaton North (24 teams)
Frosph-soph teams only
Philly Cheesesteak question set
This question set is also used at Curtis Butterfield Memorial
1. Latin (Chicago) A, 2. Auburn (Rockford), 3. Naperville North, 4. Wheaton North
Top individual scorer: Matthew Lee, IMSA (Aurora) A, 110 PPG
Statistics

October 21: Riverdale Invitational at Riverdale (Port Byron)
NAQT IS-171A
This question set is also used at Bloomington Central Catholic mini-tournaments, New Trier Varsity, Mattoon Frosh-Soph, and the Cereal Killer Tournament
Contact Jim Campbell

October 28: Scobol Solo at New Trier (Winnetka)
Competition for individual players
Scobol Solo question set also used at South Central Solo
1. Ethan Strombeck, Auburn (Rockford); 2. Kevin Kodama, Oak Park-River Forest; 3. Mitch McCullar, Williamsville; 4. Aristotal Vainikos, Sandburg (Orland Park); 5T. Matthew Lee, IMSA (Aurora); 5T. Jaden Lucas, Carbondale; 5T. Arjun Nageswaran, Stevenson (Lincolnshire); 8T. Ana Pranger, Latin (Chicago); 8T. Wilder Seitz, Barrington
Statistics

October 28: IHSSBCA Novice at Mount Vernon canceled

November 4: Curtis Butterfield Memorial Frosh-Soph Tournament at Moline
Frosh-soph teams only
Philly Cheesesteak question set
This question set is also used at Falcon Kickoff F/S
1. Springfield A, 2. Mercer County (Aledo), 3. Riverdale (Port Byron), 4. United Township (East Moline)

November 4: ACF Fall High School Edition at Northern Illinois University (DeKalb) (22 teams)
ACF Fall set
1. Detroit Catholic Central (Novi, MI) A, 2. Wayzata (Plymout, MN), 3. Auburn (Rockford), 4. IMSA (Aurora) A
Top individual scorer: Ethan Strombeck, Auburn (Rockford), 90 PPG
Statistics

November 11: WUSTL Fall Academic Tournament at Washington University (St Louis, MO) (40 teams)
Maryland Fall set
This question set is also used at Earlybird
1. Ladue (MO) A, 2. Miami Valley (OH), 3. Mary Institute Country Day (St Louis, MO), 4. Louisiana (MO) (Small School Champions)
Attending from Illinois: Carbondale A, Carbondale B, Carbondale C, Fairfield, Granite City, Piasa (Southwestern) A, Piasa (Southwestern) B
Top individual scorer: Alex Donovan, Mary Institute Country Day (St Louis, MO), 168 PPG
Statistics: preliminary rounds, additional stats coming soon

November 11: History Bee and Bowl Regional at Stevenson (Lincolnshire)
NHBB C Set
Varsity Bowl
1. Stevenson (Lincolnshire) A, 2. Stevenson (Lincolnshire) B, 3T. Barrington A, 3T. Fremd (Palatine)

Junior Varsity Bowl
1. Stevenson (Lincolnshire) D, 2. Glenbard West, 3T. Barrington B, 3T. Daniel Wright (Lincolnshire) JHS A

Varsity Bee
1. Nick Kaminsky, Metea Valley (Aurora); 2. Joe Shepherd, Prospect (Mount Prospect); 3. Deepak Moparthi, Stevenson (Lincolnshire)
Other finalists: Michelle Yang, Barrington; Declan Cawley, Homewood-Flossmoor; Chris Muth, Stevenson (Lincolnshire); Conrad Oberhaus, Stevenson (Lincolnshire); Kyle Asta, Barrington; David Leshchiner, Vernon Hills

Junior Varsity Bee
1. Govind Prabhakar, Stevenson (Lincolnshire); 2. Sophie Netzel, Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn); 3. Arjun Nageswaran, Stevenson (Lincolnshire)
Other finalists: Rishabh Wuppalapati, Daniel Wright (Lincolnshire) JHS; Anmol Dash, Daniel Wright (Lincolnshire) JHS; Meehir Dixit, Stevenson (Lincolnshire); David Holmquist, Stevenson; Roxanne Tang, Barrington; Anish Arora, Daniel Wright (Lincolnshire) JHS

November 18: David Riley Memorial Kickoffs at Byron
NAQT IS-170
Contact Patrick Kirk
Download a registration form

November 18: David Riley Memorial Kickoffs at Carbondale
NAQT IS-170
Contact Sharon Lorinskas
Download a registration form

November 18: David Riley Memorial Kickoffs at Homewood-Flossmoor
NAQT IS-170
Contact Michael Sacks
Download a registration form

November 18: David Riley Memorial Kickoffs at Mattoon
NAQT IS-170
Contact Brendan Aydt
Download a registration form

November 18: David Riley Memorial Kickoffs at Quincy
8-12 team limit
NAQT IS-170
Contact Jackie Stewart
Download a registration form

November 18: David Riley Memorial Kickoffs at Routt Catholic (Jacksonville)
8 team limit (site full)
NAQT IS-170
Contact Merle Beddingfield

November 18: David Riley Memorial Kickoffs at Stevenson (Lincolnshire)
Increased entry fee with on-site pizza lunch
NAQT IS-170
Contact Matt Laird
Download a registration form

December through February: Mini-Tournaments at Central Catholic (Bloomington)
NAQT IS-171A and IS-175A
IS-171A is also used at Riverdale Invitational, New Trier Varsity, Mattoon Frosh-Soph, and the Cereal Killer Tournament
Contact Andrew Lawrence

December 2: Harvard Fall Tournament mirror at Auburn (Rockford) canceled

December 2: Mike Hendricks Memorial Tournament at Blue Ridge (Farmer City)
Class A, non-blacklisted, and Class AA frosh-soph teams only
NAQT IS-165A
Contact Evan Miles

December 2: Athens Frosh/Soph Invitational Tournament at Athens
Frosh-soph teams only
NAQT IS-167A
Contact Justine Dion

December 2: FACTS mirror at University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
FACTS question set
Contact Brad McClain

December 9: South Central Solo at Southwestern (Piasa)
Competition for individual players
Scobol Solo set also used at Scobol Solo
Contact Matt Hasquin

December 16: History Bee and Bowl Regional at Southwestern (Piasa)
NHBB C Set
Contact Marshall Mullins

December 16: History Bee and Bowl Regional at Winnebago
NHBB C Set
Contact Kristin Strey

December 23: New Trier Varsity at New Trier (Winnetka)
WAO II set (Uber-Competitive Division) and NAQT IS-171A (Standard Division)
IS-171A is also used at Riverdale Invitational, Bloomington Central Catholic mini-tournaments, Mattoon Frosh-Soph, and the Cereal Killer Tournament
Contact David Reinstein

January 6: Knights’ Challenge at Auburn (Rockford)
Frosh-soph and middle school teams only. Field is capped at 18 teams per division unless enough moderators sign up to expand the tournament.
NAQT IS-173A
This question set is also used at Macomb Rotary and IHSSBCA Turnabouts
Contact Elisabeth Zorn

January 6: Macomb Rotary
NAQT IS-173A
This question set is also used at Knights’ Challenge and IHSSBCA Turnabouts
Contact Suellyn Rieckelman

January 6: Mattoon Frosh-Soph Invitational
NAQT IS-171A
This question set is also used at Riverdale Invitational, Bloomington Central Catholic mini-tournaments, New Trier Varsity, and the Cereal Killer Tournament
Contact Brendan Aydt

January 13: IHSSBCA Turnabouts at multiple sites
NAQT IS-173A
This question set is also used at Knights’ Challenge and Macomb Rotary
Contact Mike Laudermith
Belvidere site: contact Stuart Warner
Fairfield site: contact Tammy Austin
Fenton (Bensenville) site: contact Mike Laudermith
Homewood-Flossmoor site: contact Michael Sacks
Mattoon site: contact Brendan Aydt
Download a registration form

January 13: Piasa Bird Invitational at Southwestern (Piasa)
DEFT set
This question set is also used at Winnebago Invitational
Contact Matt Hasquin

January 13: IMSANITY at IMSA (Aurora)
National prep tournament
IMSANITY 5 set
Contact Dennis Loo

January 20: Ultima at Loyola (Wilmette)
Rolling Meadows-Beavercreek Collaborative Tournament set
This question set is also used at Barron Robinson Memorial
Contact Denise Kreb

January 20: Winnebago Invitational
DEFT set
This question set is also used at Piasa Bird Invitational
Contact Kristin Strey

January 20: Barron Robinson Memorial Tournament at St Teresa (Decatur)
Rolling Meadows-Beavercreek Collaborative Tournament set
This question set is also used at Ultima
Contact Donald Taylor

January 27: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University (DeKalb)
WHAQ II set
Contact Alec Krueger

January 27: The Winter Academic Invitational (TWAIN) at Hannibal (MO)
GSAC XXV set
Contact Kyle Hill

February 3: Cereal Killer Tournament at Kaneland (Maple Park)
Frosh-Soph tournament
NAQT IS-171A
This question set is also used at Riverdale Invitational, Bloomington Central Catholic mini-tournaments, New Trier Varsity, and Mattoon Frosh-Soph
Contact Gene Heinsohn

February 3: Quincy Junior Varsity at Quincy
Question set TBD
Contact Jackie Stewart

February 3: NHBB State Championship at Loyola (Ultima)
NHBB A-set
Contact Brad Fischer

February 3: ACF Regionals High School Edition at University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) canceled

Tuesday, February 7: IHSA Sectional Seeding Meetings at your Sectional host site
Coaches determine the rankings for the teams in their Sectional, decide on Regional hosts, and discuss any questions or recommendations they have for the IHSA State Series.

February 10: NAQT State Championship at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Sponsored by the IHSSBCA
NAQT set TBA
Contact Sharon Lorinskas with general questions
Contact Tyler Vaugahan with qualification questions

Sunday, February 11: IHSSBCA Annual Open Meeting at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
IHSSBCA members are welcome to attend the Steering Committee’s annual open meeting, beginning at 10am.

February 17: Masonic Sectionals at multiple sites
Questions by David Reinstein, et al.
Contact Dale Thayer

February 24: History Bee and Bowl Regional at Mattoon
NHBB B Set
Contact Marshall Mullins

February 24: History Bee and Bowl Regional at Webster Groves (St Louis, MO)
NHBB B Set
Contact Marshall Mullins

March 3: Masonic State Championship at Bloomington
Qualification required at Masonic Sectionals
Questions by David Reinstein, et al.
Contact Dale Thayer

Monday, March 5: IHSA Regionals at multiple sites
Questions by Brad Fischer, et al.
Contact Kraig Garber

March 10: IHSA Sectionals at multiple sites
Qualification required at IHSA Regionals
Questions by Brad Fischer, et al.
Contact Kraig Garber

Friday, March 16: IHSA State Championship at the Peoria Civic Center
Qualification required at IHSA Sectionals
Questions by Brad Fischer, et al.
Contact Kraig Garber

March 31: History Bee and Bowl at Belvidere
NHBB B Set
Contact Marshall Mullins

April 7: IHSSBCA Awards Banquet in Bloomington-Normal
The awards banquet is open to the public and honors All-State players, Illinois State Champions, Hall of Fame Coaches, and the Rob Grierson Friend of Scholastic Bowl.

April 14: ATROPHY at Northern Illinois University (DeKalb)
BHSAT XXVII question set
Contact Alec Krueger

April 21: Midwest Championship at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Harvard Fall Tournament XII set
Contact Brad McLain

April 27-29: National History Bee and Bowl at the Crystal Gateway Marriott (Washington, DC area)
Questions by NHBB
Contact David Madden

April 27-29: NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare (Rosemont)
Questions by NAQT
Contact the SSNCT hotline

May 25-27: NAQT High School National Championship Tournament at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Questions by NAQT
Contact the HSNCT hotline

June 2-3: PACE National Scholastic Championship at the Hyatt Regency Reston (Washington, DC area)
Questions by PACE
Contact Marianna Zhang