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NEWS

POSTED JULY 26, 2022:

There will be no COVID-19 restrictions imposed by OJABA this yearAs per our Rules, coaches who host our district or regional tournaments are not allowed to impose such restrictions.  There are only a few changes in our Rules for 2022-2023.  Changes are printed in red in the Rules, which you may access on the "Documents" page.
All 5&6 regionals will be played on January 21; 6&7, on February 11; 7&8, on February 18; and 8&9, on February 25.  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 1 (5&6), April 15 (6&7), April 22 (7&8), and April 29 (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 
 
Book List for 2022-2023
Some tossups and sixty-second sets--scattered throughout the year in all four divisions--will be based upon the books listed below, nine of which are Newbery Medal winners from the past one hundred years--one from each of nine decades beginning with the 1920's.
A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
Newbery Medal Winners
Criss Cross, by Lynne Rae Perkins
The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander
Dicey's Song, by Cynthia Voigt
Dobry, by Monica Shannon
It's Like This, Cat, by Emily Neville
King of the Wind, by Marguerite Henry
The Midwife's Apprentice, by Karen Cushman
Miracles on Maple Hill, by Virginia Sorensen
Tales from Silver Lands, by Charles Finger