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Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament postponed until Thursday

Posted Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at 5:26 PM

All games at the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament have been postponed until Thursday.

For now, the tournament is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Show Me Center. Days 1 and 2 will be played as usual on Thursday and Friday.

Saturday's schedule will be altered because there is a Southeast men's basketball game scheduled for noon at the Show Me Center. As a result, Saturday's consolation semifinals will be played at Jackson High School at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. That is an hour earlier than the original start time that day.

The rest of the Saturday's schedule will begin at 4 p.m. at the Show Me Center.

People who pay to get into the games at Jackson will receive a ticket for entry to the Show Me Center later.

The finals will be played on Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. at the Show Me Center. That is a couple hours earlier than Day 4 originally was scheduled to start.

I will have more updates if and when they become necessary and available. You can check out the updated bracket and schedule here.

We waited a year. I guess we can wait another day for the tournament.


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Playing the finals on Sunday is a bad idea. I hope they'll reconsider that and play it on Monday like the Bloomfield tourney is planning to do.

-- Posted by Preacher Man Fan on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 2:23 PM

I hope they play it on Sunday so I can go to the finals of both tournaments!

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 2:35 PM

I actually agree with Dustin on this one based on selfish reasons of wanting to attend both finals lol.

-- Posted by sm0723 on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 2:35 PM

Sunday is for other purposes guys.

-- Posted by Preacher Man Fan on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 2:38 PM

NBA and college teams play on Sunday. The event is at a college facility.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 2:43 PM

But before we worry about Sunday lets see what happens Thursday.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 2:43 PM

Playing late on monday night, which is New Years Eve puts more people on the road that usually wouldn't have been there when you have possible drunk drivers out. I understand Mitch's reasons for wanting the tournament on Sunday over Monday. I will attend Church sunday morning as I have every sunday Preacher. Sunday wouldn't start until 4:00 pm, so I don't see a problem with it.

-- Posted by sm0723 on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 2:44 PM

BUT I do understand and respect your reasoning Preacher.

-- Posted by sm0723 on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 2:45 PM

Oh, I meant 2:00 pm on Sunday seeing as they changed that as well.

-- Posted by sm0723 on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 2:46 PM

There will a lot of people who won't go because they'll be in church Sunday night. Besides the religious reasons, you will have a better attendance on Monday night, esp. with it being New Year's Eve.

-- Posted by Preacher Man Fan on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 2:54 PM

There will be a lot of people who won't go if they play it Monday night because they will be at Bloomfield. I think it's debatable which night you would have better attendance.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 3:12 PM

Preacher

Are you going to have to miss the tournament Sunday?

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 3:12 PM

basketball will be my religion sunday and the show me center my temple...can I get an amen???

-- Posted by RedShirt on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 3:54 PM

Sure will Dustin.

-- Posted by Preacher Man Fan on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 4:03 PM

Me too preach, I have church. Another reason I hated those Wednesday night Sikeston-SCC games.

-- Posted by BuckMajor on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 4:09 PM

The National Weather Service if currently forecasting a 70 percent chance of rain and freezing rain Friday with a high of 39 and low of 26 in Kennett. Friday's forecast in Cape Girardeau calls for a 30 percent chance of rain and snow showers with a high of 38 and low of 22.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 4:40 PM

It's a tough call and I am glad I am not the one to make the decision. But I agree with Preacher Man Fan....I dont like games on Sunday.

-- Posted by SportsMediaInformant on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 8:16 PM

Prolly a good thing that Chik-fil-a is not the corporate sponsor. Just sayin'.

-- Posted by Larry Doby on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 8:58 PM

No amen from me redshirt.

-- Posted by dadscatfood on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 10:44 PM

I pretty well call it like I see it so I will add I find the entire not playing on Sunday because of church debate absolutely hilarious.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 10:56 PM

NBA, MLB and college sporting events take place on Sunday all the time. I don't understand why a high school sporting event is any different. American Legion baseball games are also played on Sunday.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 10:58 PM

Almost all high school athletes that sign to play at a college will play games on Sunday. The real world is the real world.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:01 PM

It's just one point of view. You like exploring all points of view and scenarios, and that's fine. Just like you saying that it might hurt deep benched teams, or rural teams might have to forfeit, or not get extra gym time. Some people disagreed with your ideas. So when people offer another scenario about this effecting high school kids and fans church services, I don't not see that point of view being ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS. But hey, that's just me.

-- Posted by BuckMajor on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:07 PM

Does anyone that attends church on Sunday ever watch a MLB game on television after church? Should MLB games not be played on Sunday?

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:09 PM

I see nothing that prevents anyone from going to Sunday morning services and the tournament on Sunday afternoon.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:11 PM

Iv watched a game on television after church. But I have never attended a sporting event on Sunday, because I have church. So it would be fine with me if they didn't play them on Sunday. But those guys it's their job, they are getting paid, they are choosing that lifestyle. High school sign up for this sport knowing they will not have Sunday games. I know kids who will not be able to play games on this Sunday for this tournament, because they have church which they find more important. If their teams make the finals, it is unfortunate that they will not get to participate. Even though they are making a great decision in IMNSHO.

-- Posted by BuckMajor on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:16 PM

My church has morning and evening services, as well as several other churches.

-- Posted by BuckMajor on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:17 PM

So you missed that one

-- Posted by BuckMajor on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:17 PM

Buck Major

I've never agreed with the fact they schedule the BETA Convention the same week as the state basketball tournament. But it's always been done that way. Athletes that make the state final four in basketball have to make a choice on which to attend.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:23 PM

In my opinion your example is WAY different than forsaking the assembly of your church to worship God that could effect your eternal soul and go play basketball, than it is to choose between BETA club and basketball. but again that's just my opinion.

-- Posted by BuckMajor on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:28 PM

BuckMajor

Do you think it is safer to play the tournament on Sunday or New Year's Eve?

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:29 PM

My point is I see nothing that prevents everyone from making a choice regarding which they want to attend.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:33 PM

dustin

what does the beta convention versus basketball have to do with church versus basketball?

I see nothing Hilarious about the discussion of church versus sport.

please explain.

-- Posted by dadscatfood on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:35 PM

I don't think there is anything wrong with electing to attend church instead of the basketball game. I'm just not sure if efforts should be made to schedule everything around everything in extreme circumstances.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:36 PM

Equally safe both days. Sunday will also have lots of travelers returning home after the holidays, to return to work on Monday. Monday they will already be home. Also what time would the game start on Monday, we don't even know!?

Your texts are sponsered by First National Bank, why are they closed on Sundays!?

-- Posted by BuckMajor on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:42 PM

With this being said I have discussed the issue with AD's in other parts of Missouri who have tried it. I've never seen it done in southeast Missouri in the last 25 years for a high school sporting event. But from talking with AD's from other parts of the state playing on Sunday can upset people.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:43 PM

I see your point, everyone has free will and can make a choice. I just feel it is unfortunate the choice has to be made. In my opinion, if the finals were on Monday, less people would have to be making a choice.

-- Posted by BuckMajor on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:44 PM

I'm sure there is also a slew of activities scheduled on Monday for southeast Missouri's youth. Some may be church-related activities. There are some people that might not be able to attend on Monday because they have other plans.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:50 PM

The same could be said for New Year's Day. Some people spend time with families on New Year's Day. If we get more snow on Friday and Monday there is even a chance it may come down to playing the tournament on New Year's Day.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:51 PM

Final thought. I've enjoyed the debate and hopefully have not upset anyone too much. I hope everyone has a great weekend.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Thu, Dec 27, 2012, at 12:01 AM

Yeah it just seems like we are starting to go in circles now, so we will just have to agree to disagree. From my analysis, a Monday final has more pros and less cons than a Sunday final does. But different people have different points of view, and see pros and cons differently. I just really didn't agree with the hilarious comment, because someone else (preach) was just bringing up another scenario and view point, that didn't seem hilarious.

-- Posted by BuckMajor on Thu, Dec 27, 2012, at 12:03 AM

Regardless, it should be an exciting tournament!

-- Posted by BuckMajor on Thu, Dec 27, 2012, at 12:04 AM

You're not going to go to hell for going to a basketball game after attending church on Sunday. Back when Jesus was around he didn't just sit around on Sunday praying. He performed miracles, preached and even worked. Many of the preachers and rabbi of his day condemned him for doing such activities. Look how he turned out. He is the savior for millions of people. Also I personally play Church League Basketball on Sunday. Yes, Church's sponsor playing basketball on Sunday(what a hellacious idea).

-- Posted by thunderstick on Thu, Dec 27, 2012, at 12:05 AM

I believe that is a hellacious idea to tell you the truth, but that's a different story for a different day. Also we were discussing having to choose between going to church, or going to a basketball game. A scenario were you could only do one. Not going to church and then a basketball game. But hey, thanks for giving your opinion on something we weren't even debating.

-- Posted by BuckMajor on Thu, Dec 27, 2012, at 12:14 AM

Please re-do the printable/pdf bracket with the adjusted times and locations! That's be great, since I'm sure the booklets at the games were already printed prior to the "blizzard." Thank!

-- Posted by commonsenseapplies on Thu, Dec 27, 2012, at 7:08 AM

How ironic it is that church and state come as a debate 2 days after we celebrate our Saviors birth. I think it is sad as most schools don't like to schedule Wednesday night games for the same reason, but because it brings a huge revenue it appears to be a different matter. I go to church on Sundays but not usually on Sunday nights, and I still probably won't be able to make it to the Charleston invitational...I mean the SEMO Christmas tournament.

-- Posted by semolian on Thu, Dec 27, 2012, at 10:11 AM


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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.