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University of Mississippi Academic Invitational Tournament


February 25, 2017
Registration Due: February 10, 2017

Tournament Type: Double Elimination, Single Elimination Championship
Location: Lamar Hall, Oxford Campus
Time: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $75 per 4-student team, plus $10 per alternate
Team Max: 64 teams
Tournament Docs: Rules | Brackets | Awards

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The University of Mississippi Academic Invitational Tournament (UMAIT), sponsored by the Division of Outreach and Office of Pre-College Programs, is an annual quiz bowl tournament for the state of Mississippi and neighboring schools in the Alabama, Arkansas, and Tennessee areas. This tournament welcomes 64 teams from these areas to compete in a fun and scholarly atmosphere.

UMAIT's setup is a double elimination format with brackets separated by class divisions based on school size. Teams compete for their class division championship and overall tournament championship.

Tournament Information

Tournament registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will end at 8:20 a.m. in the lobby of Lamar Hall. All teams must check-in at the registration table before competing. Round One will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. If a team arrives more than 5 minutes late to a match, the match will be automatically forfeited.

In each round, there will be 16 concurrent matches. Therefore, 32 teams will have no match from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.; the other 32 teams will have no match from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. During the time a team does not have a match, we encourage you and your team to enjoy our beautiful campus. Please remember to return in time for a match. Any team that is not in place at the scheduled time will forfeit the match.

Lunch will not be provided. The Food Court in the Ole Miss Student Union will be open for lunch, but not for breakfast. This option is probably best for lunch since you will not have to leave campus. The Ole Miss Bookstore in the Union will also be open if some of your students would like to browse and shop after lunch or grab of cup of Starbuck's coffee.

Class Divisions

The following are the class divisions based on high school size, set by the coordinating committee.

Class 1A: <250
Class 2A: 251-500
Class 3A: 504-750
Class 4A: 751-999
Class 5A: 1000-1499
Class 6A: >1500

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

W. Matthew DeLoach
Director of Academic Competitions

Physical Location:
E.F. Yerby Conference Center, Room 2
Grove Loop at University Avenue

Mailing Address:
Outreach and Continuing Education
Office of Pre-College Programs
The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848

Phone: 662-915-7621
Fax: 662-915-5138