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Here is our 2021-2022 Competition Timeline:

Registration: Wednesday, September 8 at 12:00pm EST to Friday, September 10 at 4:00pm EST, 2020.

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Preliminary Book Distribution Day: Friday, September 24, 2021

Preliminary Competition for all teams: November 15-19, 2021

Playoff Competition for advancing Buff and Blue teams: December 6-10, 2021

Playoff/Finals Competition for advancing Green teams: December 14-16, 2021

National Book Distribution Day: To Be Determined

National competition- Plan A (in-person): May 14-17, 2022

National Competition- Plan B (virtual): April 4-15, 2022

Pre-competition resources:

  • Click here for the 2020-2021 Battle of the Books Rules and Guidelines.
  • For a video explaining the BOTB procedures and setup for the Preliminary competition, click here.
  • Click here to see what the PowerPoint template looks like, and for instructions on how to operate it.

Preliminary competition resources:

  • For the chaperones' cheat sheet, click here.
  • For the BOTB Prelims scoresheet, click here.
  • For a sample of a disputed answer, click here.
  • Click here for the printable BOTB study guide for readers. Click here for the electronic version.
  • For the form to submit the score(s) from your Preliminary match(es) click here.

Playoff competition resources:

  • For the Playoffs' chaperones cheat sheet, click here.
  • For a video of tips for the Final Chapter, click here.
  • For the Playoffs scoresheet, click here.
  • For the Interpreters' Guidelines, click here.
  • There are two sample matches available for use for each division to give readers an idea of what a BOTB match looks like (Note: these matches were used in previous competitions and the amount of time shown to answer a question/number of questions might not be the same as for this year’s competition season):