OBOB Teams Advance to Single Elimination Tournament

Over the past two weeks, twenty-two 4th and 5th grade Bonny Slope OBOB teams have participated in some very fun and exciting pool play.  After twenty-four hard fought battles with 192 questions asked by 19 amazing parent volunteers and countless Rice Krispie Treats and Fruit by the Foot treats consumed, we are happy to announce the results of the 2019 OBOB Pool Play!

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Now the top eight teams in each grade with the highest total scores from pool play have advanced to the single elimination OBOB tournament. The tournament begins Tuesday, February 5th and the winning teams will move on to the next round February, 12th. To view the schedule, visit the BSCO OBOB website.

A few reminders for parents and students about the OBOB tournament:

  1. The bracket is developed based on scores earned by the teams in pool play.

  2. This is a single elimination tournament, only winning teams from each battle will advance to the next round.

  3. Tie-breakers will be used in the event of a tie to determine the winning team.

  4. Teams are still allowed to challenge any question their team was asked first and was determined to be incorrect by the moderator.  Teams have 2 minutes to find their answer in the book.

  5. We need parents to be volunteers for these battles. Sign up here

  6. Parents may not moderate their own child's battle.

  7. If parents wish to watch a battle, you must have completed the volunteer screening through the district. http://www.bonnyslopebsco.org/volunteering/.  We also remind parents that students are excited and working for the opportunity to represent Bonny Slope at the OBOB regionals.  It is their time to shine!! Therefore, it is very important that any spectators refrain from acting in any way that may distract or interfere with the outcome of a battle. Any spectator interference may results in a team's disqualification from the tournament.

The OBOB battle is heating up.  We remember the goal of OBOB is to encourage students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students. We appreciate all of the time and hard work the teams have put in to OBOB this year and appreciate your continued support of their efforts.

We are so proud of all the students!  Their time, teamwork and dedication shone through these past two weeks.  Our parent volunteers were very impressed with the student’s teamwork, knowledge and sportsmanship in the battles.