Mid Level Academic BowlMid Level Academic Bowl is for students in the 7th and 8th grade. The team may be comprised of all 7th grade students or all 8th grade students or a combination of both. Schools may enter multiple teams. A separate entry fee is required for each team. ML Teams are assigned to area groups after the enrollment period has ended.
Younger students may play up but students post-8th grade may not play on a Mid Level Team.
Playoff Structure and Competition Dates
The Playoff Structure for both Upper Elementary and Mid Level has been changed for two reasons a.) to give teams that did not do well at District a chance to regroup and b.) to keep the space needed to conduct any of the tournaments down to three rooms. Only the Area tournament will require more than 5 rounds. In order to help explain the way the system will work we have developed some sample brackets and scenarios.
Below are the pre-set dates for the 2016-17 season. If your group decides a date will not work for you, your group may change the date. The new date must be a unanimous agreement. If a unanimous decision cannot be made about changing the date, it will revert to the set date. Two dates are listed below to accomodate MS basketball scheduling. Some conferences play MS basketball on Tuesday and have requested Thursday dates. Some conferences play MS basketball on Thursday and have requested Tuesday dates.
District - November 1 or 4
Regional - Mid Level December 5 or 10
Firebird - Mid Level January 5 or 10
Area - Mid Level January 28
Phoenix - Mid Level February 21
Mid Level Challenge of the Champions - February 25 Division III schools will start at 11:30, Division I schools will start at 12:00 and Division II schools will start at 12:30.
The Challenge of the Champions will be February 25, 2017 @ Redlands Community College in El Reno.
Planning Dates and Locations
We use Google Docs to share dates and plan for each level of tournament. You will receive a link to the Google Doc for your group when you receive your Area assignment.
ENTRY FEE $130 per team - fee covers all tournaments and includes 8 certificates, 8 Regional stickers & 8 Area or Phoenix stickers per team.