POSTED OCTOBER 11, 2016:
Reading List for 2017-2018
For the first time in the history of OJABA, we are giving you a heads up concerning the source of some of the questions
used in our tournaments of the current year. Some tossups and some sixty-second sets--scattered throughout the year
in all four divisions--will be based upon the books listed below, which are Newbery Medal winners from the past one hundred
years--one from each decade beginning with the 1920's. Most of our questions will
come from other subject areas, just as in the past.
The Girl Who Drank
the Moon, by Kelly Regan Barnhill
A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park
Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis
Whipping Boy, by Sid Fleischman
The Slave Dancer, by Paula Fox
The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare
for Watie, by Harold Keith
Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes
Invincible Louisa, by Cornelia Meigs
the Cow Horse, by Will James
POSTED OCTOBER 8, 2016:
Membership enrollment concluded October 1; we have 211 member coaches this year. About half of this year's members have
paid their fees; to those who still owe your fees, remember the deadline for payment is December 1.
Listed on the "Documents" page are links to the district and regional groupings by Class. Check these groupings
to see where you will be playing your district and regional tournaments and who is hosting each of your tournaments.
If you are a host, you should begin contacting the other teams assigned to each of your tournaments now; see the rules for
time frames during which each of the tournaments should be played and for deadlines for setting tournament dates. If
you are not hosting and you do not hear from your host coaches in a timely manner about setting dates, get in touch with your
host coaches and remind them about setting dates. Later today, you received an email attached to which will be the "Member
List" for your class, so that you will be able to communicate with one another.
with your teams this year, and remember, compete well but be sure to have fun as well.
JUNE 16, 2017: