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by TheDoctor
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: SCOP B Novice Set Spring 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Re: SCOP B Novice Set Spring 2021

Confirmed Mirrors
01/30 Winnebago Invitational Online, IL
02/06 Tri County ESC, Wooster, OH
by TheDoctor
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: SCOP A Novice Set Fall 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: SCOP A Novice Set Fall 2020

Now that the set is complete, I've reassessed the overall difficulty and have changed the original post to reflect that. Two consequences of this being a tossups-only set will, I believe, change the way this set plays when compared with a standard SCOP set: since there are no bonuses, players will o...
by TheDoctor
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: SCOPQ: A Team-Building Worksheet Game
Replies: 0
Views: 429

SCOPQ: A Team-Building Worksheet Game

Give your players a competition-fueled way to build their ability to work as a team on bonuses while learning important content! SCOPQ provides you with everything you need to structure a part of your team's practices around bonus-focused learning in all quizbowl categories. SCOPQ is short for SCOP ...
by TheDoctor
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: SCOP B Novice Set Spring 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 538

SCOP B Novice Set Spring 2021

SCOP B is a high school novice-level set that will be available for mirroring from January 15, 2021 through June 12, 2021. This is a tossups-only set. There are eleven rounds of 20 tossups each and a replacement round of 20 tossups. The difficulty is identical to normal SCOP Novice tossups, but the ...
by TheDoctor
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: SCOP A Novice Set Fall 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: SCOP A Novice Set 2020-21

Online rights to the set have been purchased by the IHSSBCA (to Illinois teams only) and AQBL (to any non-Illinois teams).

If you need a novice-level set for your online tournament, consider mirroring SCOP B, available between January and June.
by TheDoctor
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: SCOP A Novice Set Fall 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 560

SCOP A Novice Set Fall 2020

SCOP A, a high school novice-level set, will be available for mirroring from October 10, 2020 through January 17, 2021. This is a tossups-only set. There are eleven rounds of 20 tossups each and a replacement round of 20 tossups. The difficulty is identical to normal SCOP Novice tossups, but the tos...
by TheDoctor
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: SCOP10 Novice Set 2019-20
Replies: 7
Views: 5164

Re: SCOP10 Novice Set 2019-20

The set has been posted to the database. Thanks to everyone who mirrored and played the set this year!
by TheDoctor
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2020 SCOP MS 10
Replies: 5
Views: 4751

Re: 2020 SCOP MS 10

The set has been posted to the database. Thanks to everyone who mirrored and played the set this year!
by TheDoctor
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2020 SCOP MS 10
Replies: 5
Views: 4751

Re: 2020 SCOP MS 10

Due to widespread cancellations in light of COVID-19, the Novice version of the set will have a final online mirror on April 19. Both sets will be posted to the archive soon after. Thanks to everyone who used SCOP this year!
by TheDoctor
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: SCOP10 Novice Set 2019-20
Replies: 7
Views: 5164

Re: SCOP10 Novice Set 2019-20

Due to widespread cancellations in light of COVID-19, the set will have a final online mirror on April 19, and will be posted to the archive soon after. Thanks to everyone who used the set this year!
by TheDoctor
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set
Replies: 18
Views: 3036

Re: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set

The idea is that it gives editors the ability to manage answerline awareness on their own recognizance. Leaving the system closed means that if you've got a set of writers you trust, you can give them all access to a centralized list of answers. If you don't, you can give out assignments by writer. ...
by TheDoctor
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set
Replies: 18
Views: 3036

Re: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set

Editors in Packetizor have access to see an entire set, but writers only have access to their own questions. This can still be a significant portion of the set, obviously, but it's much, much more secure than Drive docs.
by TheDoctor
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Ultima XXI--January 18, 2020 Wilmette, IL
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

Re: Loyola Ultima XXI--January 18, 2020 Wilmette, IL

Statistics will be periodically posted from this HSQB/DB entry.
by TheDoctor
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2020 SCOP MS 10
Replies: 5
Views: 4751

Re: 2020 SCOP MS 10

Coolio. I'll get that in my records and on the IHSSBCA calendar.
by TheDoctor
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2020 SCOP MS 10
Replies: 5
Views: 4751

Re: 2020 SCOP MS 10

Scheduled Mirrors 01/11 at Olentangy Berlin, OH 01/18 at Dorman HS, SC 01/18 at Tuscumbia HS, MO 01/30 and 02/18 at Moberly MS and Mexico MS, MO 02/01 at Calvary Lutheran HS, MO 02/22 at Barrington Station MS, IL Postponed/Cancelled due to COVID-19 03/28 at Pilot Grove, MO 04/04 at Burlington HS, V...
by TheDoctor
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2020 SCOP MS 10
Replies: 5
Views: 4751

2020 SCOP MS 10

The SCOP MS 10 set will be available for mirroring from 12 January 2019 through April 2020. This set is based on the SCOP Novice 10 set ; some of the questions will be replaced, but many of them will be edited versions of our Novice questions. Previous years' questions are available on our website a...
by TheDoctor
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: SCOP10 Novice Set 2019-20
Replies: 7
Views: 5164

Re: SCOP10 Novice Set 2019-20

On a personal note, thanks for everyone's patience regarding this thread. Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest in the set by email before the mirroring thread went up; I promise I'll get your sites confirmed as soon as possible.
by TheDoctor
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: SCOP10 Novice Set 2019-20
Replies: 7
Views: 5164

Re: SCOP10 Novice Set 2019-20

Scheduled Mirrors 10/12 IHSSBCA Novice, IL (Barrington, Belvidere, Lincoln-Way East, Southwestern, and Springfield) 10-11 Capital Area Activities Conference, MI 10-11 Cullman County Schools Scholar Bowl (league), AL 10/12 at Chillicothe, OH 10/12 Nittany Lion Novice , Penn State, PA 10/19 at Detroi...
by TheDoctor
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: SCOP10 Novice Set 2019-20
Replies: 7
Views: 5164

SCOP10 Novice Set 2019-20

The SCOP Novice 10 set will be available for mirroring from 12 October 2019 through April 2020. In the past, the set has typically stopped running whenever prospective mirrors have run out, so if you want to use the set after the first week of April, it's best to get in contact as early as possible....
by TheDoctor
Mon May 13, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2019 SCOP MS 9
Replies: 6
Views: 9596

Re: 2019 SCOP MS 9

The set has been posted to the archive and the SCOP website. Thanks to everyone who hosted SCOP MS this year!
by TheDoctor
Mon May 13, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 SCOP Novice 9
Replies: 9
Views: 11119

Re: 2018 SCOP Novice 9

The set has been posted on the archive and the SCOP website. Thanks to everyone who hosted SCOP Novice this year!
by TheDoctor
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 18-19
Replies: 33
Views: 18194

Re: Illinois 18-19

Now that the season has started to get into full swing, what are everybody's thoughts on the season so far? I am particularly looking forward to South Central Scobol Solo and was wondering if some of the more distant teams from last year (Uni Lab, Winnebago etc.) were making the trip down to Macoup...
by TheDoctor
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2019 SCOP MS 9
Replies: 6
Views: 9596

Re: 2019 SCOP MS 9

Hoover would very much like to mirror this again next season. Awesome! Just to be sure, did you want to mirror this set or the Novice set? Olentangy Berlin will mirror this in January. Great! Shoot me an email when you've got a definite date. Barrington Invitational will mirror this again in its st...
by TheDoctor
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2019 SCOP MS 9
Replies: 6
Views: 9596

2019 SCOP MS 9

The SCOP MS 9 set will be available for mirroring from 12 January 2019 through April 2019. This set is based on the SCOP Novice 9 set; some of the questions will be replaced, but many of them will be edited versions of our Novice questions. Previous years' questions are available on our website and ...
by TheDoctor
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 SCOP Novice 9
Replies: 9
Views: 11119

2018 SCOP Novice 9

The SCOP Novice 9 set will be available for mirroring from 13 October 2018 through April 2019. This set will also have an associated middle school-level set, which will be available to mirror beginning 12 January 2019. Previous years' questions are available on our website and posted in the archive....
by TheDoctor
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2018 SCOP MS 8
Replies: 3
Views: 3732

Re: 2018 SCOP MS 8

The sets have been posted. Thanks to everyone who mirrored the set this year!
by TheDoctor
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 SCOP Novice 8
Replies: 5
Views: 6400

Re: 2017 SCOP Novice 8

The sets have been posted. Thanks to everyone who mirrored the set this year!
by TheDoctor
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament XV (3.17.2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 3702

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament XV (3.17.2018)

For anyone interested in tracking stats on the day of the tournament, the tournament statistics will be updated at these links: bit.ly/2018BarC for the Challenge Division bit.ly/2018BarS for the Standard Division bit.ly/2018BarB for the B Teams Division I'll have sheets of paper with these links and...
by TheDoctor
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 SCOP Novice 8
Replies: 5
Views: 6400

Re: 2017 SCOP Novice 8

A final mirror of the MS version of the set has been scheduled for April 8. This will be the final date the set will be available this year. The set will be posted publicly on or around April 10.
by TheDoctor
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2018 SCOP MS 8
Replies: 3
Views: 3732

Re: 2018 SCOP MS 8

A final mirror has been scheduled for April 8. This will be the final date the set will be available this year. The set will be posted publicly on or around April 10.
by TheDoctor
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 SCOP Novice 8
Replies: 5
Views: 6400

Re: 2017 SCOP Novice 8

The last scheduled mirror of the set is 17 March, so the set will be posted and available for public discussion sometime around 20 March. If you're considering using the set in March, please contact me soon.
by TheDoctor
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2018 SCOP MS 8
Replies: 3
Views: 3732

Re: 2018 SCOP MS 8

The last scheduled mirror of the set is 17 March, so the set will be posted and available for public discussion sometime around 20 March. If you're considering using the set in March, please contact me soon.
by TheDoctor
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 168
Views: 100420

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

(I emailed Mostafa about this at the beginning of the school year, so I don't expect a separate response, but this seems germane to the conversation) The HTML scoresheets are also useful for calculating question-by-question conversion data, which I haven't been able to do with Neg5 stats this year. ...
by TheDoctor
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited
Replies: 41
Views: 28298

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited

Part of wearing many hats is deciding which one you're going to put on top. I think those here who know me know that SCOP is my uppermost hat. USABB is the thing that I do to make sure I can keep producing SCOP, so that I can afford to pay my writers even in the years when a lot of tournaments need ...
by TheDoctor
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited
Replies: 41
Views: 28298

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited

While we are asking Jeff questions, I would like to know whether anyone at NAQT other than Jonah does, in fact, think that SCOP really is a competitor in any meaningful sense. I ask because Noah was specifically interrogated about his affiliation with SCOP (the "gotcha" moment mentioned in OP) after...
by TheDoctor
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited
Replies: 41
Views: 28298

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited

Like, of course every single person/entity in the same industry producing similar products would be considered a competitor. It's just that some competitors are actually capable of taking business away or hurting the market while others aren't or are small enough that they're not currently a concer...
by TheDoctor
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited
Replies: 41
Views: 28298

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited

Dominator wrote:Jonah countered that not only was SCOP a quizbowl organization, but that he considered it a major competitor of NAQT.
Oh gosh, I had no idea. I'd like to thank the Academy, of course, but does this mean I should stop recommending NAQT sets to hosts who ask for SCOP but can't use it?
by TheDoctor
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 SCOP Novice 8
Replies: 5
Views: 6400

2017 SCOP Novice 8

The SCOP Novice 8 set will be available for mirroring from 14 October 2017 through 8 April 2018. This set will also have an associated middle school-level set, which will be available to mirror beginning in January 2018. Previous years' questions are available on our website and posted in the archiv...
by TheDoctor
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2018 SCOP MS 8
Replies: 3
Views: 3732

2018 SCOP MS 8

The SCOP MS 8 set will be available for mirroring from 6 January 2018 through 8 April 2018. This set is based on the SCOP Novice 8 set; some of the questions will be replaced, but many of them will be edited versions of our Novice questions. Previous years' questions are available on our website and...
by TheDoctor
Tue May 30, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: USABB Nationals
Replies: 6
Views: 6400

Re: USABB Nationals

On behalf of the editing staff, I'd like to say a big thank you to all of the writers for their contributions to this weekend's events. The Geography Bee was written almost entirely by Sameer Rai, with contributions from Michael Borecki, Jakob Myers, and Brad Fischer. The Science Bee was written mos...
by TheDoctor
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 53416

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Matthew Lehmann being omitted from anyone's ballot is, to be polite, an outrage. And I don't mean to disrespect the work that others did to land in the top 6. Congratulations to those players. Maybe some voters felt it was time to let others have a spot on the all-sectional team? :oops: Just to be ...
by TheDoctor
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 45289

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

Wait, have we met in person? Yes, indeed! We first met in person in the back row of a staff meeting at a national tournament in Rosemont. You were wearing a really cute tan cap, as I recall, and spoke effusively about NHBB. I remember being surprised at your enthusiasm because at that time I hadn't...
by TheDoctor
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 45289

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

I didn't sign a contract until after some time working for him, and when I did it was at his house and didn't really feel negotiable. Everyone needs to protect themselves. I realize that you feel really victimized right now, but contracts are always negotiable; Brad and Madden had something like si...
by TheDoctor
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 45289

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

In pretty stark contrast to Bunnie's apparent experience (which, according to the contract information she posted, she REALLY shouldn't be talking about), I've found Madden to be actually very understanding about contract terms. As someone who has had to write contracts for SCOP writers, I understan...
by TheDoctor
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 7 (October 2016-April 2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 3820

Re: SCOP Novice 7 (October 2016-April 2017)

crbirdx wrote:Chillicothe will be using the HS set on 10/15/16. This will be the 3rd Cavalier Classic.
Noted! Thank you for mirroring again!
by TheDoctor
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 7 (October 2016-April 2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 3820

Re: SCOP Novice 7 (October 2016-April 2017)

Joshua Rutsky wrote:As usual, Hoover would like to mirror this for our Hoover Invitational, tentatively October 15th. Thank you!
Thank you! Let me know when you're certain about the date.
by TheDoctor
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP MS 7 (January-April 2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 3773

Re: SCOP MS 7 (January-April 2017)

bmccauley wrote:Great Valley (PA) would like to use this set for a Spring Invitational in Southeastern PA. It is tentatively scheduled for March 25, 2017.
Sounds good. If the date changes, etc., email me at [email protected]. Thank you!
by TheDoctor
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: HIGS Invitational
Replies: 17
Views: 9334

Re: HIGS Invitational

Or Geo. Just noticed the 2/2 on that.
by TheDoctor
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:20 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: HIGS Invitational
Replies: 17
Views: 9334

Re: HIGS Invitational

I'd cut the other .5 per out of either trash or (this will be unpopular, but this category sucks for middle school content) lit.
by TheDoctor
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: HIGS Invitational
Replies: 17
Views: 9334

Re: HIGS Invitational

The comp takes up .5 math, so they'd still have 1/1 per round.