Louisiana Academic Games Invitational Tournament

The results of the 2024 Louisiana Academic Games Invitational are posted here.

It is my pleasure to invite you to the eleventh annual Louisiana Academic Games Invitational which will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2024. This event allows players from the New Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard Academic Games leagues to meet each other and compete against other students who enjoy Academic Games. Players attending the AGLOA National Tournament can use this event to practice with other students before the big event.

This year, we also welcome the students from the newly formed Islamic League of America.

Students do not need to have qualified for the AGLOA National Tournament to participate, nor does a student’s attendance at the invitational affect their Nationals rankings or qualification. This is simply a friendly, open practice for all students who love Academic Games in our area. Only On-Sets and Equations will be played since those are the two cube games played by all Louisiana Academic Games leagues. There is no cost associated with participating.


The Louisiana Academic Games Invitational will take place at Brother Martin High School (4401 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans, LA, 70122) in the Benson Mall (cafeteria). The Conline Gym Entrance on St. Aloysius Dr. is the only way to enter the building on the day of the event. Moderators, please tell your players to arrive during check-in.


8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Check-in
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. On-Sets Rounds 1 & 2
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Break & scores tallied
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Equations Rounds 1 & 2
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Scores tallied and the dismissal


Team sponsors or league coordinators are responsible for registering their students (so that we know how many players to expect). Students should be registered in the division in which they played during the current season. (There will not be a Learners Division, so those students must participate in the Elementary Division.) Registration for all divisions is due by 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. This will give enough time to develop potential seating arrangements and make copies of necessary playing forms. Your promptness in registering is greatly appreciated.

Click here to register your students. If you have any difficulties using the online form, you can contact Craig Zeller (czeller@noagl.org).


Groups are encouraged to bring all of their cube game kits to ensure that the event can start on time. At a minimum, one Equations and one On-Sets game are needed for every two students a sponsor registers. If you can bring every game your group has, then please do so.


This practice will abide by the current AGLOA On-Sets and Equations Tournament Rules. During each round, students may choose from all variations to be played at the AGLOA National Tournament for their division. All of the rules and variation lists can be found online at www.agloa.org. Groups should supply their students with scratch paper, approved On-Sets charts, and pencils/pens; these items will not be supplied by the coordinator.


Players will compete against different students from all leagues present. We will try to avoid having players from the same school and/or league playing each other, when possible. Seating assignments may be distributed to each group’s moderator at check-in; however, assignments may be changed if students are absent. Notify the practice coordinator as soon as you know if a student will not be able to make the competition so that seating can be rearranged.


Scorekeepers and certified judges will be needed to run the practice. Anyone interested in assisting should indicate so when registering students. All EQ/OS judges must have passed the AGLOA certification test sometime during or after 2019. All officials and assistants should report to the coordinator by 8:45 a.m. on the day of the invitational to receive any special instructions.


Feel free to bring snacks or drinks for your players. There will not be anything available for purchase on campus. Students can bring water bottles to use at the school’s bottle-filling stations.


I hope that you and your players can be a part of this year’s Louisiana Academic Games Invitational.


Craig Zeller

Craig Zeller (czeller@noagl.org)
Practice Coordinator