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Event Schedule

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Brunch
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Second Round Competitions, Divisions 2 & 3
  • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Division 3 Semifinal, Division 1 Second Round

Saturday, April 29, 2017

  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Division 3 Finals, Division 2 Semifinals
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Division 2 Finals, Division 1 Semifinals
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Division 1 Finals
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Closing Awards Banquet


Tournament Activity Format

Thursday, April 27, 2017

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Team Registration, All Divisions--Registration Desk

Coaches report to the CAC registration desk to pick up their team registration materials. Food is available for the participants. A photo schedule is distributed to all coaches prior to arrival. Teams are to report to the photography room at the assigned time to have their picture taken by tournament photographers.  These photos will be used in the Awards Banquet and may be purchased at an additional cost.

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Judges Meeting

The Tournament Director meets with judges and other staff members to discuss the rules and procedures.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Orientation, All Divisions

At the start of this activity sponsor representatives are invited to give a short welcome to the teams. The Tournament Director follows with a brief review of the rules and procedures. Coaches are expected to have thoroughly reviewed the rules with their team members prior to arrival.

11:15 PM - 12:15 PM Opening Luncheon

Meals in the Convention Center are restricted to Tournament Attendees only. Attendees must wear their lanyards to be admitted to the meals. Non-registrants may not attend.

12:30 PM - 6:30 PM First Round Competitions
(Rounds 1, 2 and 3)

The state is divided into three (3) divisions based on total district enrollment—similar to athletics. 

The Division 3 teams (the smallest school districts) compete for a berth in Round 5, the semifinals for Division 3. The other teams compete in Round 4.

The Division 2 teams (the medium-sized school districts) compete for a berth in Round 6, the semifinals for Division 2. The other teams compete in Round 4.

The Division 1 teams (the largest school districts) compete for a berth in Round 7, the semifinals for Division 1. The other teams compete in Round 5.

Friday, April 28, 2017

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Brunch

Participants get to sleep in a bit. Those Division 1 and 2 teams that do not have to compete until Rounds 6 and 7 have this day to visit the theme parks.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Second Round Competitions, Divisions 2 & 3
(ROUND 4)

There are two (2) competition rooms—one (1) for Division 2 and one (1) for Division 3. The two teams with the highest scores in the Division 2 room earn a berth in the semifinal round— Round 6. The other teams are eliminated from further competition. The two teams with the highest scores in the Division 3 rooms advance to the semifinals - Round 5. The other teams are eliminated from further competition.


12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Division 3 Semifinals, Second Round Division 1

(ROUND 5)

There are (4) competition rooms—two (2) for Division 1 and two (2) for Division 3.

The two Division 1 teams with the highest scores in each of the two rooms earn a berth in the semifinal round—Round 7.

The three (3) Division 3 teams with the highest scores in each of the two (2) rooms compete in the Final Championship Round at 8:30 AM on Saturday.

The other teams are eliminated from further competition.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast

(tickets to this meal must be purchased separately – see Registration Billing Form on Forms page)

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Division 3 Finals and Division 2 Semifinals
(ROUND 6)

The six (6) Division 3 teams from Round 5 compete for the State Division 3 Championship.

The students from the 1st place team will meet with a representative from Herff Jones, Inc. at the conclusion of this round to be measured for rings.

There are two rooms of competitions for the Division 2 semifinals. The three (3) Division 2 teams with the highest scores in each of these rooms compete in the Final Division 2 Championship Round at 11:00 AM. The other teams are eliminated from further competition.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Division 2 Finals and Division I Semifinals
(ROUND 7)

The six (6) Division 2 teams from Round 6 compete for the State Division 2 Championship.

Members of the 1st place team will meet with the Herff Jones, Inc. representative at the conclusion of this round.

There are two rooms of competition for the Division 1 semifinals. The three (3) Division 1 teams with the highest scores in each of these rooms compete in the Final Division 1 Championship Round at 2:00 PM. The other teams are eliminated from further competition.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch

Lunch will be available to teams who are competing today and to those teams who are not competing and choose to spend some time in the park before the Awards Ceremony.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Division 1 Finals
(ROUND 8)

The six (6) Division 1 teams from Round 7 compete for the State Division 1 Championship.

The Herff Jones, Inc. representative meets with the 1st place team at the conclusion of this round.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Awards Banquet

All teams are recognized at this function and are, therefore, expected to attend. The cost of the dinner is included in the cost of the registration. Non-registrants may purchase tickets for $100.00 prior to March 17.