Ole Miss Brain Brawl

November 12, 2016
Registrations Due: October 28, 2016

Tournament Type: Round Robin, Single Elimination Championship
Location: Lamar Hall, Oxford Campus
Time: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $65 per 4-student team, $10 per alternate
Team Max: 36 teams
Tournament docs: Rules | Brackets

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The Ole Miss Brain Brawl tournament, 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 36 teams from these areas to compete in a fun and scholarly atmosphere.

Brain Brawl's setup is a Round Robin format with brackets separated by class divisions based on school size. Teams compete in their class bracket and overall tournament championship.

Tournament Information

Tournament registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 8:50 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 9:00 a.m. If a team arrives more than 5 minutes late to a match, the match will be automatically forfeited.

In the Round Robin portion of the tournament, each team will play another team in the same bracket. Since there are 6 teams in a bracket, every team will play against 5 other teams. At the end of the Round Robin, the team in each of the six brackets with the most wins will move on to the Championship Rounds. The other two spots will be filled based on number of points averaged per round.

The Championship Rounds are single-elimination. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places. Lunch will be on your own.

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.


Registration – 7:45 to 8:30 AM (in the lobby of Lamar Hall)

Round Robin Rounds:
8 brackets, 6 teams each, 5 rounds
Round Time Description
1 8:30 to 9:10 AM (Everyone plays)
2 9:10 to 9:50 AM (Everyone plays)
3 9:50 to 10:30 AM (Everyone plays)
4 10:30 to 11:10 AM (Everyone plays)
5 11:10 to 11:50 AM (Everyone plays)

Lunch Break – 12:00 to 1:00 PM

Championship Rounds (Single-elimination)

6 1:00 to 1:40 PM (8 teams, 1 from each bracket and 2 teams to be decided by ave. points)
7 1:40 to 2:15 PM  (4 teams who won in round 6)
8 2:20 to 3:00 PM  (4 teams, 2 who won in round 7 vying for 1st and 2nd place and 2 who lost in round 7 vying for 3rd and 4th place)

Awards Ceremony – immediately after Round 8 matches are completed

Registration Information

Pre-tournament registration and payment is required by the deadline listed above. Late registrations and payments will be charged a $10 late fee per team.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Amy Goodin
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