Tournament of Champions Qualifier
The Tournament of Champions is the statewide written scholastic championship for middle school students. It is sponsored by the OAAC.
In order to attend the TOC 6th, 7th and 8th grade students must earn a spot by placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd at a qualifying tournament. There are several invitational TOC Qualifying tournaments held across the state. To find out if there is one close to you, click on the Other TOCQ's link.
In addition to the invitational tournaments, the OAAC will be offering our TOCQ online. For more information on online TOCQ.
Grade level mathematics and advanced mathematics
There will be a grade level mathematics test for 6th Grade, 7th Grade and 8th Grade based on the new mathematics standards. Younger students taking 7th or 8th grade mathematics will test at the grade level of the mathematics class in which they are enrolled. 6th, 7th and 8th grade mathematics tests will be given at the TOC. Students enrolled in advanced mathematics - Algebra I and up - and qualifying for the TOC will take their math test at the HSTOC in May.
New for 2016-17 - If your 6th, 7th or 8th grade student is enrolled in upper level math - Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry or other advanced mathematics classes, they will compete at the HSTOC on May 5 or 6.
Advanced mathematics qualifying tests will be offered by the OAAC in the online tournaments. These tests are for qualifying purposes only - A student, regardless of grade, enrolled in Algebra I, will take the Algebra I test. A student, regardless of grade, enrolled in Geometry, will take the Geometry test, etc. These advanced math tests will count for TOC Scholar qualifying purposes.
1. Participating and/or Qualifying at an OAAC TOC qualifier will NOT give a student an advantage at the TOC in April.
2. A school may participate in only one OAAC TOC qualifier per year. However, the enrollment may be spread over several online events. For example:
If you lived in Hennessey and wanted to participate in the OAAC Central Oklahoma Area Online TOCQ but your 7th and 8th grade students were on a field trip to DisneyWorld the week of the competition you could enter your 6th grade students in everything but the current events and humanities tests. (math, science, language arts and social studies) Then you could enter your 7th and 8th grade students in one of the 4 open tournaments or you could spread the enrollment over several open tournaments. Take the Humanities & Fine Arts test during the November open. Take the current events test during the February open. Take the social studies, science, language arts and mathematics test during the last chance open.
3. A school may attend as many non-OAAC TOCQs as they would like.
4. Medals will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each grade for each test.
5. Entry fee $2.00 per student per test.
2016-17 Humanities and Fine Arts focus period
Mannerism & Baroque
In Music Baroque 1600-1750
Including, but not limited to:
Art ~ Jacopo da Pontormo, Tintoreto, El Greco, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Peter Paul Rubens, Diego Velazquez, Gian Lorenzo Bernini,Annibale Carracci, Caravaggio, Anthony Van Dyke, Jacob Jordaens,Pierre Puget, Alonzo Cano, Diego Velazquez
Literature ~ This time period will include 17th & early 18th century literature. Authors will include John Locke, John Dryden, Isaac Newton, Ihara Saikaku, John Bunyan, John Milton, Moliere, Jean Racine, Thomas Hobbes,Galileo Galilei, Francis Bacon, William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Christopher Marlowe, Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, John Gay
Music ~ Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Claudio Monteverdi, Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Pachelbel, Alessandro & Domenico Scarlatti, Henry Purcell, Arcangelo Corelli
Dance ~ Belle Dans, Menuet, Passacaille, Hornpipe, Country Dance, Beauchamp-Feuillet notation
Architecture ~ Sir Christopher Wren, Nicola Salvi, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Jose Benito Churriguera, Sir John Vanbrugh, Bartolomeo Rastrelli, Jules Hardouin Mansart
Frederick Law Olmstead, Daniel Hudson Burnham, Louis Sullivan, William Pitt, William Walcot, Hector Guimard, William Morris
Philosophy ~ John Locke, Blaise Pascal, Baruch Spinoza, Rene Descartes, David Hume, George Berkeley, Gottfried Leibniz