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“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).
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.|