Deadlines & Forms
October 15th, 2022:
Submit Team Registration form (just one form per school/group)
Submit book recommendations for next year by emailing us
Feb 1st, 2023: Submit t-shirt design submissions by Google Drive (will also accept by mail or email)
Tentatively March 9th, 2023 at 4:00-5:00pm (virtual): Coaches' Meeting
T-shirt Order Forms & money
Tentatively March 25th, 2023: Team Rosters due by email (or shared on Google Drive)
Tentatively April 13 & 14 or April 20-21 2023: Battles! (Don't forget your team's Photo Release Forms)
Tentatively April 14 or 21: Battles & then Readers' Celebration 6:30-7:30pm
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1-2 teams per school are usually permitted if the competition is live. Team rosters are not due until the spring.
Aug/Sept: Announce Battle of the Books tournament during elementary open houses
First Day of School:
Teams may begin to conduct meetings and practices formally or informally
Aug/Sept: “Release” book list to interested students (if they haven't already seen it)
Team registration & $20 fee due.
Send suggestions for 2023-2024 book list
2024 book list is created
Read and practice!
Memorize titles, authors, & illustrators (check out quizlet in Resources)
Write & submit questions for tournament battles
Develop strategies for battles
Conduct mock battles, review rules and scoring
Arrange for transportation to B.O.B. tournament if live
*Send home permission slips for B.O.B. tournament if required
Photo release forms signed
deadline for submitting t-shirt design submissions
Coaches' Meeting (Mandatory)
Moderators' Meeting-- T-shirt orders due
Deadline for turning in team rosters (by email)
April: Battles and Readers' Celebration
Photo Release forms due first day of competition