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POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2021:
The membership drive for the current school year has ended.  We have 174 member coaches, up about ten from last year.  Several who entered this that have never entered OJABA or haven’t done so in a long time.  Several coaches who sat out last year because of the pandemic have returned.  Several have changed class (A, B, C, or D), mostly downwardly.  One school, North Rock Creek, has moved up to Class C, having always been Class B.
The district and regional groupings of teams entered have been linked to on the “Documents” page.  Each of you should check these groupings immediately to verify that the teams listed under your school name are correct.  You will need to know your school’s class (A, B, C, or D), which you may verify by looking in the member directory which has been recently emailed to you.
By way of reminder:  We have locked in the dates for all regionals this year.
Regional Tournament Dates:  5&6—January 22.  6&7—February 12.  7&8—February 19.  8&9—February 26.
State Tournament Dates:  5&6—April 2.  6&7—April 9.  7&8—April 23.  and 8&9—April 30.
All of the above dates are also posted in the rules.
 
POSTED JULY 20, 2021:
There will be no COVID-19 restrictions recommended by OJABA this year.
There are only a few changes in our Rules for 2021-2022.  Changes are printed in red in the Rules, which you may access on the "Documents" page.  The only major change is that our four regional tournament dates are now set by OJABA:  All 5&6 regionals will be played on January 22; 6&7, on February 12; 7&8, on February 19; and 8&9, on February 26.  Before you join this year, you must decide if you have these dates available in your calendar.
The State Tournaments wil be held in Dale High School on April 2 (5&6), April 9 (6&7), April 23 (7&8), and April 30 (8&9). 
Again this year, we are giving you and your players a heads up on subjects that we will emphasize in our questions for the coming year.  Most of our sixty-second sets will be drawn from these subject areas.  We will especially draw questions from the following subject areas:
U.S. Presidents (numerical order, full names--including names not commonly known and
extensions such as "Jr.," years in office, birth states, political parties, and Vice-presidents)
World Geography (heads of state, countries, capitals, rivers and lakes and other bodies of water, mountains,
and location of each country by continent and as relates to other countries on its continent)
Chemical Elements (groups, symbols, name derivations)
U.S. States (capitals, postal abbreviations, rivers, lakes, mountains, and location of each state)
Oklahoma Counties and County Seats
Bones of the Human Body
Basic Grammar
The U.S. Constitution
The Declaration of Independence
The U.S. Citizenship Test 
 
Newbery Award Book List for 2021-2022
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--at least one from each decade beginning with the 1920's.
The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer