Greetings, Knowledge Bowlers!
It’s hard to believe it, but we’re a mere week away from the start of the regular season. This message is a quick review of our teams and the meet rotation process that I’ve shared with the kids over the last couple of days in practice.
As mentioned in a previous email, due to our excellent participation in this program, we can only offer three regular season meets and the district tournament for each student this year. We are somewhat unusual in this respect. Whereas each school at each meet brings three teams of 6-8 players and very often has trouble filling those slots, we have a whopping 6 teams with roughly 8-9 on each squad, totaling about 53 knowledge bowlers in our program this year. You can see our “dilemma”.
To help make sense of this, I’ve pasted in below a link to a document that includes the students’ teams, as well as the meets they’ll be competing in this year. Please note that we use Greek alphabet letters (alpha, beta, gamma, etc.) for our team names for the purpose of organizing ourselves internally, but that in competition we are always named as either Skyridge 1, 2, or 3. If you’re trying to find which room your student is in at competition, you’ll need to know both their team name and number. I can help with this if you’re unsure, but the link below should help you and the students figure out when they’re competing, where they’re competing, and what their team designation (Skyridge 1, 2, or 3) will be for that meet (and the remainder of the season). Here’s the link: https://goo.gl/3w9j0y
Next week on 2/22, we will host Frontier and Liberty at Skyridge for the first meet of the season. Half of our six teams will compete that day. By the way, each meet consists of a written round and two oral rounds. We try to start the written portion of the meet by about 3:30. The two oral rounds will usually be concluded shortly after/around 5:00-5:15 PM. So students should be ready for pick up by about 5:15-5:30 on meet days (later on away meets), provided all schools show up on time and the meet goes smoothly. If you’ve never witnessed knowledge bowl before, I’d encourage you to check it out. Be assured that parents are always welcome at the meets. The written round isn’t very good for spectators, but the oral rounds that usually start about 3:45-4:00 are pretty fun to watch.
If you have any questions about the info in this message, please feel free to email me. As always, thank you for your support.