Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19

This is the only forum where you should post and discuss offers to have your tournament set hosted at other locations.
Post Reply
User avatar
Deviant Insider
Auron
Posts: 4397
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2004 6:08 am
Location: Chicagoland

Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19

Post by Deviant Insider » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:02 am

This announcement actually covers three sets.

Scobol Solo is a tossup only set. It contains 14 regular rounds, one replacement round, and a 60 question championship round, with tiebreakers for all rounds. It is about 400 tossups total.

The main site will be at New Trier (near Chicago), probably on Saturday, October 27. It will be mirrored at Boston Latin the same day. It probably will be mirrored in central and/or southern Illinois at a later date, though that is not yet set in stone.

To mirror, you need to either contribute 20 questions in a subcategory or pay $3 per player. The subcategories that are currently unclaimed are physics, other science, religion/myth, geography, and current events. I prefer to have all questions by September 1, though that is negotiable. (Chem, bio, math, US hist, Eur hist, world hist, military history, US lit, Brit lit, Euro & World lit, poetry, painting, music, other fine arts, and social science/philosophy are already claimed.) If you want to mirror, contact me.

>>>

The other two sets are the Masonic Sets, which will be played in Illinois in February and March (Sectionals and State, respectively). Starting the first weekend in March, the Masonic Set and a set with a lot of the same questions but a more standard distribution will be available outside Illinois. The cost is $10 per team.

The distribution of the set last year was:
Lit 4.5/4.5
History 4.5/3.5
Science not including Math 5/5
Math 1/3 (non-computational tossups, mixed computational bonuses)
Fine Arts 2/2
Religion and Mythology 1/1
Social Studies 1/1 (geography, US government, psych, econ, current events)
Miscellaneous 1/0 (pop culture, journalism, sports, agriculture, industrial arts, technology, consumer education)
It will be a similar distribution this year, but math will probably change to 1/2 and history to 4.5/4.5. There will be 12 rounds.

If you want to contribute questions for Masonics, I am paying $1.75 per question. The Math and Fine Arts is claimed, and the rest is still up for grabs. I need most of the questions to be written over the summer, though that is somewhat negotiable.

Past iterations of these sets are available in the Question Database, so feel free to check those out if there are any concerns about quality.

If you are interested in writing or mirroring, contact me.

EDIT: Mexico, Belton, and Orchard Farm in Missouri are using the modified Masonic Set, which will now be known as the Reinstein Set.
Last edited by Deviant Insider on Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:01 am, edited 2 times in total.
David Reinstein
Head Writer and Editor for Scobol Solo and Masonics (Illinois), TD for New Trier Scobol Solo and New Trier Varsity, Writer for NAQT (2011-2017), IHSSBCA Board Member, IHSSBCA Chair (2004-2014), PACE Member, PACE President (2016-2018), New Trier Coach (1994-2011)

User avatar
Deviant Insider
Auron
Posts: 4397
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2004 6:08 am
Location: Chicagoland

Re: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19

Post by Deviant Insider » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:18 pm

Piasa Southwestern, which is in Illinois near St. Louis, is going to mirror Scobol Solo on December 15.
Last edited by Deviant Insider on Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:20 am, edited 1 time in total.
David Reinstein
Head Writer and Editor for Scobol Solo and Masonics (Illinois), TD for New Trier Scobol Solo and New Trier Varsity, Writer for NAQT (2011-2017), IHSSBCA Board Member, IHSSBCA Chair (2004-2014), PACE Member, PACE President (2016-2018), New Trier Coach (1994-2011)

User avatar
Deviant Insider
Auron
Posts: 4397
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2004 6:08 am
Location: Chicagoland

Re: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19

Post by Deviant Insider » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:04 am

Jay Winter is going to mirror the Solo set in Iowa, probably in December.
David Reinstein
Head Writer and Editor for Scobol Solo and Masonics (Illinois), TD for New Trier Scobol Solo and New Trier Varsity, Writer for NAQT (2011-2017), IHSSBCA Board Member, IHSSBCA Chair (2004-2014), PACE Member, PACE President (2016-2018), New Trier Coach (1994-2011)

Post Reply