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Download a form here to register for Riley Memorial Kickoff tournaments, coming up on November 20! Kickoff tournaments are a great way to start your varsity season, and are named to honor Coach David Riley of Loyola (Wilmette), who was a Chair of the IHSSBCA and a longtime supporter of the community.

Kickoff tournaments will be held at Auburn (Rockford), Centennial (Champaign), Fairfield, Granite City, Homewood-Flossmoor, Lincoln, and online. Visit the Kickoffpage for details.

Download a 2021-22 membership form to become an IHSSBCA member!

IHSSBCA members receive access to register for Novice, Kickoff, and Turnabout tournaments, and receive access to the IHSSBCA Coaches Handbook. Visit the membership page for more information, and follow more IHSSBCA news on the IHSSBCA Facebook page.

Submit your ballot for the pre-season Community Poll online by November 1. Rank your top ten teams overall and in Class A and see how your ballot stacks up against the community consensus this winter. The top three teams in each category will be posted publicly. Become an IHSSBCA member to see the full results of the poll in the winter edition of Scholastic Visions.
Post your 2021-22 tournament information in Tournament Central for high school or middle school teams by sending your tournament information to strey.k.a@gmail.com.
Renew your moderator certification in 2021-22! Ask coaches to fill out an online moderator certification form or submit a printed moderator certification card to help you get certified or keep your certification active!

Visit our tournament central pages for high school or middle school.
Download a printable calendar for high school or middle school.

Looking forward to next season? The 2021-22 high school and middle school tournament calendars are now accepting tournament listings.

Want your tournament listed on the IHSSBCA’s statewide tournament calendar? Email us with your tournament details to have it listed on the high school or middle school tournament calendar.

Hosting a tournament? Download our tournament rules, customizable schedules, and a wide variety of differently-formatted scoresheets.
The list of certified moderators is online! You can become a certified moderator by receiving online or card-based reviews from coaches and other certified moderators.
The September 2021 issue of Scholastic Visions includes the pre-season community poll, information about applying for grants from the IHSSBCA and Matt’s Buzzers, details about our updated scorebooks, and more! The first issue of Scholastic Visions is free to all scholastic bowl community members. Become an IHSSBCA member to download the last three issues from the Scholastic Visions homepage.