IHSSBCA Turnabout tournaments are coming up on January 13! 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. Turnabout tournaments will be held at Belvidere, Evanston, Fairfield, Homewood-Flossmoor, Lincoln, Mascoutah, and Richmond-Burton. Register for Turnabout tournaments by sending in a registration form by December 18.

IHSSBCA regular season tournaments are only open to teams with an IHSSBCA member coach. Visit the membership page or our online shop to become an IHSSBCA member. Turnabouts are only open to non-blacklisted teams. Check whether your team is on the Turnabout Blacklist by visiting the Turnabout home page.

Renew your membership registration for 2023-24 in our new online store! The new registration system includes membership tiers for current coaches, former coaches, and students. If you have any questions about the new registration process, please email IHSSBCA Chair Brad Fischer.

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 2023-24 tournament information in Tournament Central for high school or middle school teams by sending your tournament information to strey.k.a@gmail.com.
Moderator certification has been updated for 2023-24! Keep your Highly Rated moderator certification by asking coaches to fill out an online moderator certification form.

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 being recommended by tournament hosts or by receiving online reviews from community members. You can also submit your contact information to join the moderator listing and make it easier for tournament hosts to find you.

Read more about moderator certification here.

The October 2023 issue of Scholastic Visions includes profiles of our Illinois State Champions, congratulations for Team Illinois, and previews of IHSSBCA tournaments this season! The first annual 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.