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IHSSBCA Novice Tournaments are coming up on October 15!

“Novices” are players who are new to the game of scholastic bowl, so these tournaments are restricted to players who are new or who have not already demonstrated an exceptional aptitude for the game. The following players may participate: any freshman who has never made the top 100 players at MSNCT; any sophomore who has never made the top 100 players at MSNCT, and who has never made the top ten players at a tournament or conference in high school; and any junior or senior entering their first season of high school play.

Novice tournaments will be held at Auburn (Rockford), Barrington, Granite City, Lincoln-Way East (Frankfort), and Mattoon. Download a registration form to register by October 3 (mailed form) or October 10 (emailed form).

Download a 2022-23 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.

Post your 2022-23 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 2022-23! 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.

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 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.