An annual holiday tradition in the Ozarks is set to begin Monday, December 26th with the 77th Annual Greenwood Blue and Gold Tournament.
The event runs December 26th-29th, with all games played at Great Southern Bank Arena and Hammons Student Center on the Missouri State University campus.
The tournament seeding committee met Thursday morning and awarded the Bolivar Liberators and Nixa Eagles the number one seeds in the 32-team tournament, comprised of 16 Blue Division and 16 Gold Division teams.
Here are the first round matchups and schedule of games, with seeds in parenthesis:
Blue Division Opening Round (Hammons Student Center) December 26, 2022:
(8) Ash Grove vs. Skyline 9:30 a.m.
(1) Bolivar vs. Springfield Catholic 11:00 a.m.
(5) Sparta vs. Mountain Grove 12:30 p.m.
(4) Ozark vs. Reeds Spring 2:00 p.m.
(7) Springfield Hillcrest vs. Spokane 5:00 p.m.
(2) Republic vs. Stockton 6:30 p.m.
(6) Camdenton vs. Mt Vernon 8:00 p.m.
(3) Hartville vs. Buffalo 9:30 p.m.
Gold Division Opening Round (Great Southern Bank Arena) December 26, 2022:
(8) Marshfield vs. West Plains 9:30 a.m.
(1) Nixa vs. Clever 11:00 a.m.
(5) Fair Grove vs. Crane 12:30 p.m.
(4) Springfield Parkview vs. Branson 2:00 p.m.
(7) Lebanon vs. Willard 5:00 p.m.
(2) Logan-Rogersville vs. Ava 6:30 p.m.
(6) Greenwood vs. Willow Springs 8:00 p.m.
(3) Strafford vs. Aurora 9:30 p.m.
Quarterfinal round winner’s bracket games will be played starting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 27th at Great Southern Bank Arena, with consolation bracket games held at Hammons Student Center, also starting at 9:30 a.m. on the 27th.
Consolation bracket semifinals begin Wednesday morning, December 28th at Hammons Student Center, with winner’s bracket semifinal games starting at 4:00 p.m. at Great Southern Bank Arena.
The third place games begin at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29th at Great Southern Bank Arena, followed by the Blue Division championship contest at 7:00 p.m. and the Gold Division finals at 8:30 p.m.
Consolation finals in each division tip off at 4:00 p.m. on the 29th at Hammons Student Center, followed by the two fifth place games at 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.