National Black History* Challenge

Fall TOURNAMENT: February 27, 2021

The venue will be Google Meet which is free and easy-to-use. Start time will likely be 9:00 or 10:00 Eastern, but any Mountain & Pacific Time Zone teams may start later. Entry Fee: $75 per team

Each team will compete in at least three official tournament matches. Advancement to the Single Elimination playoffs will be determined by performance in the three preliminary games. All 2-1, and 3-0 teams will make the playoffs.

Your team contingent should include three or four starters and one or more coaches. Alternate(s) are allowed but must remain on mute until they are in play.



Levels

There will be two levels: High School and Middle School.



Training

A tutorial on using the videoconferencing program relative to the tournament will be sent to all coaches in time for them to practice with their teams. Our tech coordinator will be available to answer all questions ahead of time and will be available by phone for all matches.



Cap

For this one-day tournament we will be limiting the field to no more than 36 teams.



Rules & Format

Other than the number of preliminary matches, all rules will be the same as those used at the National Academic Championship Rules

*with additional categories related to Black Culture