SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

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SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

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SCOP's fifth novice tournament will be available for mirroring from mid-October 2014 through April 2015.

SCOP is written by a conglomerate of writers (most from Illinois), and is head edited by Brad Fischer and myself. Previous years' questions are posted in the archive. The set includes eleven rounds of 20/20 (tossups/bonuses) and a half packet (10/10) to be used as replacements and tiebreakers. Tossups are powermarked. Bonuses are worth thirty points each, have three parts, and are intended to be read one part at a time. As in previous years, these questions are written to the national format, with each round using 20 tossups, each read to two teams, and up to 20 bonuses, as earned by those teams.

Distribution
SCOP Novice 5's distribution per round is:

5/5 Science (including 1/1 Noncomputational Math)
4/4 Literature
4/4 History
2/2 Religion and Mythology
2/2 Fine Arts
1/1 Geography
1/1 Current Events, Philosophy, and Social Science
1/1 Trash

Note that we have changed our Geography, Current Events, Philosophy, and Social Science distributions to reflect current trends and to better prepare novice players for regular difficulty sets.

Fees
The mirror fee outside of Illinois is $10 per team (including house teams). We offer a $1/team discount for complete statistics (including individual statistics and preferably in SQBS format with round report enabled) posted promptly after your tournament. There is an additional discount of $2/team if you choose to scan and e-mail (or snail-mail) your raw scoresheets to me for the calculation of conversion statistics by topic. Hosts in developing circuits that have not used a SCOP set in the past may negotiate for further discounts, as well.

Middle School Set
This year, we will also produce a parallel middle school-level set (SCOP MS 5). The middle school set will be based on our novice set, and will be available to mirror from January through April of 2015. Some of our novice-level questions will be edited to a lower difficulty to suit middle school teams, and some categories will be expanded or reduced to better reflect the middle school canon. The middle school set will be available for mirroring in Illinois (unlike the regular SCOP Novice 5).

Illinois
In Illinois, this set will be used exclusively for the IHSSBCA Novice Tournaments, which are scheduled for 18 October. The middle school set will be available to mirror in Illinois.

Prospective mirror hosts, or anyone with questions about the Novice or Middle School sets, may contact me at [email protected].
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Re: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

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Scheduled Mirrors
FKT at Jackson-Milton, OH, 11 Oct 2014
FKT at Chillicothe, OH, 18 Oct 2014
Cloverleaf HS, OH, 18 Oct 2014
IHSSBCA Novice (multiple sites), IL, 18 Oct 2014

Lisgar Collegiate Institute, ON, CA, 25 Oct 2014
Virginia Tech, VA, 25 Oct 2014

Berkeley, CA, 1 Nov 2014
Detroit Catholic Central HS, MI, 1 Nov 2014
Hunter College HS, NY, 1 Nov 2014
Hoover HS, AL, 1 Nov 2014
New Kent HS, VA, 1 Nov 2014
Oakville HS, MO, 1 Nov 2014
University of Delaware, DE, 1 Nov 2014
University of Washington, WA, 1 Nov 2014
Western Kentucky University, KY, 1 Nov 2014

Heritage HS, GA, 8 Dec 2014

Olentangy Liberty HS, OH, 10 Jan 2015

Boise HS, ID, 17 Jan 2015
Tuscumbia HS, MO, 17 Jan 2015
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Re: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

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We've recently added mirrors in Delaware, Southern California, and Kentucky!
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Re: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

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We have a returning mirror at Hoover in Alabama set for November!
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Re: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

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And another returning mirror in Missouri!
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Re: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

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We would like to use the Novice 5 questions for our tournament on Nov. 1 2014 How do I go about securing the these for our novice tournament?
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Re: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

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Randy, I have sent you an email at the indicated address. Thank you for your interest in SCOP!
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Re: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

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Because FKT is not yet finished, we will be providing an early copy of SCOP to one of the Ohio Fall Kickoff sites this weekend.
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Re: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

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SCOP was used for a second FKT mirror yesterday. Stats coming back from tournaments in Illinois and Ohio are looking good, and several of those have been posted to the tournament database.
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Re: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

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We've had a last-minute addition (University of Washington) and a cancellation (North Kansas City) for this weekend.
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Re: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

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We'd like to use the SCOP set for our county tournament-The Inaugural DelFranCo League Tournament. We'd like to mirror it 1.10.15
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Re: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

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crbirdx wrote:We'd like to use the SCOP set for our county tournament-The Inaugural DelCo League Tournament. We'd like to mirror it 1.10.15
Awesome! Please drop me an email at [email protected] so we can talk further.
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I will now!!
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Re: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

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Now linked in our mirror list, as well!
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Re: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

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Link to our MS Scop mirror on 3.7.15
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =1&t=16788
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Re: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

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Our last mirror (an MS mirror) will be held on 21 March, after which I will have the set posted at the tournament database. This is the last call for mirrors prior to that happening.
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Re: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

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A tentative April mirror has arisen, so posting will be held off through at least part of April.
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Re: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

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This year's Novice set is now available for download from our website, and will shortly be uploaded to the tournament database. Thank you to everyone who mirrored, played, or wrote this year's set!
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