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POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2020:
COVID-19 Regulations (Updated November 20, 2020)
The following are regulations that coaches and teams will need to adhere to during OJABA tournaments this year.  At the beginning of a game, a team who is not adhering to any of these regulations will have until ten minutes after the start of the game to adhere to the regulations or will forfeit that game.
●  Each team member and each supervisor accompanying a team should wear a face mask or face shield and practice social distancing as much as possible.
●  Only players and team supervisors are allowed to be present in game rooms.
●  At each tournament, each team should supply its own:
●  Face masks or face shields
●  Hand sanitizer
●  Spray disinfectant or disinfectant wipes
●  A sanitized lockout system
●  Pencils or pens and scratch paper
 
POSTED JULY 22, 2020:
     There are only a few minor changes in our Rules for 2020-2021.  Changes are printed in red in the Rules, which you may access on the "Documents" page.
 
     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 
 
Reading List for 2020-2021
     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.
Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting