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Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament weather updates

Posted Monday, December 24, 2012, at 6:34 PM

I'm pretty sure the whole world has heard that we might (read: likely will) be getting some (read: lots and lots) of snow on Christmas night.

Of course that could mean a change in the schedule for the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament, which is slated to begin at 9 a.m. on the 26th.

For the record, I do not claim any ability to predict weather, but I just wanted to write a quick note to say I'll be in touch with tournament director Mitch Wood if we do, in fact, get copious amounts of snow.

I'll post an update here on my blog as soon as I hear from him about any changes. You can also follow me on Twitter @semoball for updates.

In the meantime, make sure you get signed up for the bracket contest here. The winner gets a $300 gift certificate to Auto Tire & Parts.

You can also rewatch Day 4 of last year's tournament here. We'll be webcasting Day 4 of the tournament again this year thanks to Southeast SportsCare.

Jordan Seabaugh and I will provide live updates via our Cover It Live chat throughout the tournament as we've done for years now. Head on over the the tournament page here to join us. That's also where you'll find tournament brackets, photos, the scoreboard and links to everything else I've written about.

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In the event we pick Leopold to win the Leopold-Oak Ridge game, but Leopold has to forfeit a game because they cannot get to the tournament for several days because of the snow will we lose points in the bracket contest for picking Leopold? I think this is a very legitimate question.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Mon, Dec 24, 2012, at 9:07 PM

For the record I'm not eligible for the $300. But I compete in the contest anyways.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Mon, Dec 24, 2012, at 9:10 PM

Anyone living in Bollinger County care to offer an estimate regarding how long it would be before Meadow Heights, Leopold or Woodland could safely travel to Cape Girardeau if a foot of snow falls in Bollinger County Tuesday night? How quickly do road crews normally clear roads in that terrain?

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Mon, Dec 24, 2012, at 9:21 PM

If we get the snow they are predicting, it would be wise for those schools to put their teams up in Dorms on Semo Campus on Christmas night. It will be several days before the roads in Bollinger County receive enough sunlight to melt away

-- Posted by nutty1 on Mon, Dec 24, 2012, at 10:36 PM

Deep thoughts nutty1

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Mon, Dec 24, 2012, at 11:39 PM

This is funny Dustin. IMO there are enough fathers and ect... that have 4X4's to take those boys down to play ball. I don't think it would be an issue.....if the games are still on those boys will find a way there I have no doubt.

-- Posted by vballmom5 on Tue, Dec 25, 2012, at 11:45 AM

That's an American comment right there! Amen!

-- Posted by Kobeyashi on Tue, Dec 25, 2012, at 12:19 PM

Surely they wouldn't make a team forfeit because of the weather. I imagine they would just reschedule for another day or push the games back latter in the day.

-- Posted by thunderstick on Tue, Dec 25, 2012, at 3:28 PM

Do they have 4x4's in Bollinger County? Heck, do they have running water and electricity? What about people who know about weather? Do they know snow is coming potentially? Geeze Dustin, you grew up and live in Southeast Missouri and still make it sound like undeveloped swampland and hillbillies are the only things here.

-- Posted by sideline starter on Tue, Dec 25, 2012, at 4:18 PM

Sideline I bout had to run out to that there outhouse; you had me laughing so hard!

-- Posted by vballmom5 on Tue, Dec 25, 2012, at 5:55 PM

Always love to provide a little humor vballmom.

-- Posted by sideline starter on Tue, Dec 25, 2012, at 6:21 PM

Sideline starter

In 1967 Woodland forfeited a game in the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament. The records do not say why. In 1991 Doniphan forfeited a game in the Bloomfield Tournament. The records do not say why.

I do not have records for the Southeast Missourian Tournament

My points are very valid. You words are your own sideline starter.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Tue, Dec 25, 2012, at 6:48 PM

I'm not suggesting that should happen this year. Just discussing all the possibilities.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Tue, Dec 25, 2012, at 6:55 PM

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Rachel Crader is the editor of semoball.com. She graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in May of 2009 before spending the summer covering the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Highlights from Rachel's days in college include having a class down the hall from Chase Daniel and having NCAA wrestling champion Ben Askren hold the door open for her at Brady Commons, Mizzou's student center. She spent time covering Mizzou basketball, softball and baseball while working for the Columbia Missourian and is excited to return home to Southeast Missouri to cover local sports for semoball.com.

Rachel has covered three Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournaments for the Southeast Missourian and semoball.com, and she'll see you courtside again this year.