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Turnabouts give teams a chance to compete without having to go up against the best teams in the state. The vast majority of Scholastic Bowl teams are invited, but teams that have won large tournaments or repeatedly placed highly at tournaments in the past year are not invited (see below). Turnabouts are a good experience for teams that are new, improving, or just enjoy playing.
The 2023 Blacklist is: Auburn (Rockford), Barrington, Bloomington, Buffalo Grove, Carbondale, Carterville, Cumberland (Toledo), Dunlap, Elgin Academy, Francis Parker (Chicago), Fremd (Palatine), Herscher, Hinsdale Central, Illini Bluffs (Glasford), Illinois Valley Central (Chillicothe), IMSA (Aurora), Latin (Chicago), Loyola (Wilmette), Macomb, Mater Dei (Breese), Metro-East Lutheran (Edwardsville), Monticello, Riverdale (Port Byron), Riverton, Roanoke-Benson, Sandburg (Orland Park), Southwestern (Piasa), Springfield, Staunton, Stevenson (Lincolnshire), Sullivan, Timothy Christian (Elmhurst), University (Urbana), Westmont, Williamsville, and Winnebago.
Turnabout tournaments will be held at Belvidere North, Granite City, Homewood-Flossmoor, Lincoln, and Riverdale (Port Byron) on January 7, and at Fairfield on January 14. Download a registration form to register by December 19 (mailed form) or December 23 (emailed form).
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.
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|The September 2022 issue of Scholastic Visions includes information about the IHSSBCA’s new conference benefits program, information on preparing for the 2022-23 season, results and recaps of Team Illinois and 2022 national championships, 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.|