On the Calendar

2023 Fall Bash!

Past & future volunteers, coaches, and supporters are invited to our first B.O.B. Fall Bash (adults only event). Join us for an evening to celebrate the fall & the start of another B.O.B. year!

RSVP by October 5th

Important Dates

  • October 15th, 2022:

  • Feb 1st, 2023:

    • T-Shirt Design Contest submissions due!

  • Tentatively March 9th, 2023 at 4:00-5:00pm (virtual): Coaches' Meeting

    • T-shirt Order Forms & money

  • Tentatively April 6th, 2023: Team Rosters due by email (or shared on Google Drive)

  • Tentatively April 20th & 21st 2023: Battles! (Don't forget your team's photo release forms)

  • Tentatively April 21st: Battles & then Readers' Celebration 6:30-7:30pm



Full Calendar

  • 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)

  • Oct.15th:

    • Team registration & $20 fee due.

  • Nov-Dec:

    • Send suggestions for 2023-2024 book list

    • 2024 book list is created

  • Oct-April:

    • Read and practice!

    • Memorize titles, authors, & illustrators (check out Quizlet in Prepping)

    • Write practice questions

    • 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

  • Feb. 1st:

  • March 9th:

    • Coaches' Meeting (Mandatory)

    • Moderators' Meeting-- T-shirt orders due

  • April 6th:

    • Deadline for turning in team rosters (by email)

  • April: Battles and Readers' Celebration

    • Photo Release forms due first day of competition