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SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:59 am
by TheDoctor
SCOP's sixth novice tournament will be available for mirroring from 17 October 2015 through 2 April 2016. SCOP is written by a conglomerate of writers (most from Illinois), and is head edited by myself. Previous years' questions are available on our website and 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; if your tournament will deviate from this format, you must confirm this with me prior to receiving the questions. The use of this set on significantly altered formats without my prior approval will result in financial penalties.

Distribution
SCOP Novice'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

Fees
The mirror fee outside of Illinois is $10 per team (including house teams). We offer a $1/team discount for complete statistics (in SQBS format with full individual statistics and 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
Our parallel middle school set will be based on this question set, and will be available to mirror from January through April of 2016. 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 is available for mirroring in Illinois.

Illinois
In Illinois, this set will be used exclusively for the IHSSBCA Novice Tournaments, which will be held 17 October. If you are in Illinois and are interested in hosting an IHSSBCA Novice site, please let me know, as I'm also the contact person for that tournament series.

Prospective mirror hosts, or anyone with questions about the Novice or Middle School sets, may contact me at [email protected].

Scheduled Mirors
10/10 Waukee, IA (early copy)
10/17 IHSSBCA Novice at Auburn (Rockford), Barrington, Carbondale, Centennial (Champaign), Fenwick (Oak Park), Galesburg, and Southwestern (Piasa), IL
10/17 Chillicothe, OH.
10/17 Lisgar CI, ON, CA
10/24 McMaster U, ON, CA
10/24 UofC Berkeley, CA
10/24 North Kansas City, MO
10/31 Dorman, SC
10/31 Oakville HS, St Louis, MO
10/31 Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN
10/31 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
11/07 Hunter College HS, New York, NY
11/07 University of Washington, Seattle, WA
11/14 Eastlake North, OH (League Tournament)
11/21 Hoover, AL
12/05 Penn State, PA
12/05 UPenn, PA
12/19 Richard Montgomery, MD
01/17 Tuscumbia, MO
(Jan or Feb Tuscumbia, MO)

Re: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:21 pm
by oakvillehscoach
Oakville HS (St Louis) would like to host another mirror late October or November. Waiting on a date confirmation from my AD.

Re: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:54 am
by TheDoctor
Thanks for the reminder, Coach Whelehon :smile: I've updated the post to reflect your mirror.

Re: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:00 pm
by crbirdx
We'd like to mirror the MS set on 1.9.16 @ Olentangy Liberty HS.

Re: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:52 pm
by Joshua Rutsky
Once again, Hoover would like to mirror this set on November 21st.


Joshua Rutsky

Re: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:01 pm
by TheDoctor
Joshua Rutsky wrote:Once again, Hoover would like to mirror this set on November 21st.
I'll add your tournament now. Thank you for mirroring!

Re: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:20 am
by BobGHHS
I've sent you a private message confirming the details, but for the sake of the board - our 'mirror' at Eastlake North (OH) is our league tournament, so its not an open tournament for other teams.

Re: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:22 am
by TheDoctor
Thanks for pointing that out; I've added a note to make that more clear.

Re: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:09 pm
by crbirdx
Here is a link to the Chillicothe HS info.

http://www.ohioqbforum.net/viewtopic.ph ... p=826#p826

Re: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:27 pm
by TheDoctor
Thanks! The post is updated.

Re: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:37 pm
by i never see pigeons in wheeling
Remember to include our mirror as well!

Re: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:14 pm
by TheDoctor
Thanks for the reminder! Post has been updated.

Re: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:20 am
by TheDoctor
The last mirror of the Novice set is this weekend. The set will be posted once the associated MS set finishes its final mirror on 9 April, so we're still accepting hosting bids for anyone looking to put together a late-season tournament for new or young players. Price cuts are available if you'd like to use a portion of the set as a fundraising intramural or "students vs. teachers" event.

Re: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:30 pm
by TheDoctor
Our last two tournaments ran yesterday, so the set is now posted at the SCOP website and will be uploaded to quizbowlpackets.com shortly. Thank you to everyone who played and mirrored the set, and especially to everyone who sent scoresheets. A big thanks, of course, to the writers and editors!