Congratulations on advancing to the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades State Championship competition! Click here for a list of invited teams (Regional Winners).
Please return the following by the date indicated:
- T-shirt Request – submit by midnight Jan 5 to ensure you receive shirts, extras will not be ordered
- State Roster – submit ASAP but no later than Jan 17
- Student and Coach Release forms – return by Jan 17 or bring with you to check-in. Release forms must be returned for students to be allowed to participate.
Map – pdf with parking/entrances labeled
DATE: Saturday, January 21, 2023
LOCATION: Georgia College, Milledgeville GA – Arts & Sciences Building
(there is not a street address – the A&S Building is on a quad, please refer to the directions below and downloadable map for parking and building location)
Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 am (A&S Lobby)
Orientation: 9:00 (A&S Auditorium)
Competition: Immediately following Orientation
We hope to be through with the morning rounds by 1:00 and the afternoon rounds by 4:00 (at the latest).
From Atlanta (heading east): Take 1-20 East to Exit 114 (Madison). Turn right onto Highway 441 South. Follow Highway 441 South to Milledgeville (about 45 miles). Entering Milledgeville, continue straight so that you follow the business section of Hwy. 441 to W Thomas Street. Turn left. Car Parking lot is on the right, just after N Liberty St.
From Atlanta (heading south): Take I-75 South and use either Exit 212 or Exit 205 to travel to Jackson, Georgia. In Jackson, take Highway 16 to Monticello, then Highway 212 to Milledgeville. Highway 212 ends at Highway 22. Turn left (Glynn St). Turn left on W Thomas St. Car Parking lot is on the right just after N Liberty St.
From Macon: Take Highway 49 to Georgia College & State University. You will be on W Hancock St. Turn left on N Clark St. Turn right on W Thomas St. Car Parking lot is on the right just after N Liberty St.
From Augusta or Columbia, S.C.: Take 1-20 West, exit at Camak (Exit 165), follow Route 80 to Warrenton, Highway 16 to Sparta, and Highway 22 to Milledgeville. Turn right on N Wilkinson St. Turn left on W Thomas St. Car Parking lot is on the left just before N Liberty St.
From Savannah: Take I-16 West, Exit Highway 441 North at Dublin. Follow 441 North to Highway 49 and turn right (W Hancock St). Turn left on N Clark St. Turn right on W Thomas St. Car Parking lot will be on the right just after N Liberty St.
PARKING/FINDING A&S BUILDING: After parking in the W Thomas St lot: walk across Montgomery St and follow the brick path to the Auditorium entrance to the A&S building. (A downloadable map of campus is above.)
Buses should park in the lot behind the Kilpatrick Building – entrance on W Thomas just past the lot for cars.
COMPETITION FORMAT: Twenty-six (26) teams have been invited to compete at the State Championship competition. A random drawing will divide these teams into four divisions, I, II, III and IV. Two divisions will complete five round robin matches in the morning and two divisions will complete seven round robin matches. At the end of the round robin the top two teams from each division will be seeded based on their win/loss record (and/or total points if needed). We will break for lunch. After lunch we will conclude with a single-elimination competition (with a consolation bracket – all 8 teams play 3 rounds). Awards will be given for all 8 teams participating in the final rounds.
ACCOMODATIONS: If you would like to spend the night, you will need to make your own arrangements. Here is a link to the Milledgeville Convention and Visitors Bureau website. Hotels are found under the Hotels tab at the top of the page.
FOOD: Due to our venue there will not be any food available for sale during competition. You may bring bottled water and nutritious snacks for your team, but please note that the college does not allow open food or beverages in the A&S auditorium (our gathering place).
LUNCH: You may eat in the Georgia College cafeteria or anywhere in town. The per person price for eating in The Max (Georgia College’s cafeteria) is $11.15 (they will only accept debit or credit cards – no cash). If you are one of the top 8 teams, you will need to eat quickly to return to the A&S building for the afternoon rounds of competition.
IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO STAFF A LARGE COMPETITION WITH EXPERIENCED VOLUNTEERS. PLEASE PLAN TO BRING AN EXPERIENCED VOLUNTEER TO READ OR TIME DURING ROUND ROBIN MATCHES. (If we are still short on volunteers on competition day, we may ask coaches to share reading responsibilities in some competition rooms.)
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR BUZZER SYSTEM!
Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to the competition on January 21!
Michelle Crawford, State Coordinator