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Alabama Scholars Bowl Open Tournament (ASBOT) 2020

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:46 am
by eshan pokhrel
Hello,

I am excited to announce the first Alabama Scholars Bowl Open Tournament (ASBOT)!

ASBOT will be using the TAILS question set, a middle school/easy high school set.

This tournament will be hosted on December 5, 2020, and is open to all Middle Schools within the state of Alabama. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are hosting the tournament on Discord. Players will need to make/use individual Discord accounts in order to avoid confusion regarding statistics.

ASBOT is currently capped at 24 teams at present, but if there is a high volume of waitlisted teams we will expand the field.

Teams will be allowed a maximum of 6 players per team, with 4 competing at once. Substitutions will be permitted immediately after the 10th question.

We are charging $60 a team, and any subsequent teams will be at $45. Payment details will be included in an email sent to coaches

Please register your teams at the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

If that link does not work, please email me at [email protected] to register your teams.

We hope to hear from you and stay safe everyone!



Note: Unfortunately, we decided to move away from a housewritten set for ASBOT. The dual-purpose questions we were writing are now only being used at the Madison County Middle School tournament.

Re: Alabama Scholars Bowl Open Tournament (ASBOT) 2020

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:36 am
by Iago'sFriendly5thCousin
If the field is too small by the time the tournament starts, can this tournament open up to teams from other states (maybe states that are geographically close to Alabama or the rest of the South maybe)?

Re: Alabama Scholars Bowl Open Tournament (ASBOT) 2020

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:56 pm
by eshan pokhrel
Yes, that decision will be made a little over a month before the date of the tournament, once we can confirm/deny Madison County School System teams’ entrances.

Re: Alabama Scholars Bowl Open Tournament (ASBOT) 2020

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:25 pm
by Iago'sFriendly5thCousin
Thanks for the clarification.

Re: Alabama Scholars Bowl Open Tournament (ASBOT) 2020

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:57 pm
by eshan pokhrel
This will serve as a field update post.

Current Field:

Arab A (AL)
Arab B (AL)
Arab C (AL)
Westbrook Christian (AL)
Baldwin Arts and Academics (AL)
Monrovia A (AL)
Monrovia B (AL)
Monrovia C (AL)
Hartselle A (AL)
Hartselle B (AL)

Once again, the sign-up link will be attached below:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

We hope to see you there!

Re: Alabama Scholars Bowl Open Tournament (ASBOT) 2020

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:57 pm
by eshan pokhrel
If anyone is interested in staffing ASBOT, don't hesitate to sign up on our Google Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

We're looking for 2-4 individuals and will pay $20 for staffing the full tournament, and $10 for half.


EDIT: November 25, all staffing positions are full, thank you to everyone who signed up!

Schools in Alabama are still able to register until December 3rd!