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)
NAQT 17-IHSA-A
Contact Brendan Aydt

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.
Contact Sharon Lorinskas

October 7: Earlybird at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Maryland Fall set
This question set is also used at WUSTL Fall
Contact Brad McLain

October 14 and 28: IHSSBCA Novice at multiple sites
SCOP Novice 8 set
Contact Kristin Strey
10/14 Barrington site: contact William Rohner
10/14 Centennial (Champaign) site: contact Mike Sorice
10/14 Fenton (Bensenville) site: contact Mike Laudermith
10/28 Mount Vernon site: contact David Edwards
10/14 Southwestern (Piasa) site: contact Matt Hasquin
10/14 Winnebago site: contact Kristin Strey

October 21: Falcon Kickoff Frosh-Soph at Wheaton North
Frosph-soph teams only
Philly Cheesesteak question set
Download a registration form
Contact Grace Mayell

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 Piasa Bird Invitational
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
Contact David Reinstein

November 4: Curtis Butterfield Memorial Frosh-Soph Tournament at Moline
Frosh-soph teams only
Question set TBA
Contact Holly Anderson

November 4: ACF Fall High School Edition at Northern Illinois University (DeKalb)
ACF Fall set
Contact Alec Krueger

November 11: WUSTL Fall Tournament at Washington University (St Louis, MO)
Maryland Fall set
This question set is also used at Earlybird
Contact Jacob O’Rourke

November 11: History Bee and Bowl Regional at Stevenson (Lincolnshire)
NHBB C Set
Contact Peter Anderson

November 18: David Riley Memorial Kickoffs at multiple sites
NAQT IS-170
Contact Sharon Lorinskas
Carbondale site: contact Sharon Lorinskas
Homewood-Flossmoor site: contact Michael Sacks
Stevenson (Lincolnshire) site: contact Matt Laird
2-3 additional sites TBA

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 Piasa Bird Invitational
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 9: History Bee and Bowl Regional at Winnebago
NHBB C Set
Contact Kristin Strey

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 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 Piasa Bird Invitational
Contact David Reinstein

January 6: Knights’ Challenge at Auburn (Rockford)
Frosh-soph and middle school teams only
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 Piasa Bird Invitational
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
Fenton (Bensenville) site: contact Mike Laudermith
Homewood-Flossmoor site: contact Michael Sacks

January 13: Piasa Bird Invitational at Southwestern (Piasa)
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 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
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: 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

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

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: Pre-Nationals Tournament 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

TBA: National All-Star Academic Tournament
Questions by HSAPQ
All-Star tournament; the IHSSBCA will bid to send Team Illinois
Contact Cody Voigt