2018 SCOP Novice 9

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2018 SCOP Novice 9

Post by TheDoctor » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:51 am

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.

The set includes eleven rounds of 20/20 (tossups/bonuses) and a half-packet of 10/10 replacement questions. Tossups are powermarked. Bonuses have three parts, which are designed to be read one part at a time. If you are planning to use this set in a non-standard format (e.g. if you're planning to run your tournament in timed format or with more than two teams per room, or if you want to use a local match format that only uses bonuses in the second half, etc.), you must confirm this with me prior to receiving the set or incur financial penalties.

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 Pop Culture

The fee to use SCOP Novice is $10/team (including house teams). We offer a $1/team discount for complete statistics (in SQBS or Neg5 format with complete individual statistics and with round report enabled) posted promptly after the tournament. There is an additional $2/team discount if you choose to email or snail mail your raw scoresheets to me for the calculation of conversion statistics by topic. If your program is in need of further discounts, especially if you're in a developing circuit, feel free to inquire about lowering your mirror fee further.

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 2019. 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.

SCOP Novice is not available to be mirrored in Illinois, where the set is used exclusively for the IHSSBCA Novice tournament series. I'm also the Novice manager for the IHSSBCA, so if you are interested in hosting an IHSSBCA Novice site, please let me know. The MS set may be mirrored in Illinois.

Prospective mirror hosts, or anyone with questions about the Novice or Middle School sets, may contact me at strey.k.a@gmail.com.

Scheduled Mirrors
10/13 IHSSBCA Novice, IL
Oct-Nov Capital Area Activities Conference, MI
Oct-Feb Northeast In the Know League, OH
10/20 at Detroit Catholic Central High School MI
10/20 at Oak Ridge High School, TN
10/27 at Boston Latin School, MA
10/27 California Cup 1, CA
10/27 at Hunter College High School, NY
11/03 at Duke University, NC
11/03 at Oakville High School, MO
11/10 at East Lawrence MS, AL
11/10 at Hoover High School, AL
11/10 at Lisgar Collegiate Institute, ON, CA
11/10 at Swarthmore College, PA
11/17 at Dorman High School, SC
12/08 at Purdue University, IN
12/15 at Richard Montgomery High School, MD
01/28 at Tuscumbia High School, MO
02/02 Eastlake North (league), OH
02/16 at North Kansas City High School, MO
03/30 at Moberly High School, MO
03/30 at Westview High School, CA
04/13 at Potlatch High School, ID
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Re: 2018 SCOP Novice 9

Post by cthewolf » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:19 pm

Boston Latin School would like to mirror the SCOP 9 set in October 2018. Please let me if this is possible at cjj9000@gmail.com.
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Re: 2018 SCOP Novice 9

Post by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:18 pm

[Deleted because I realized this was not the best way to request the mirror]
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Re: 2018 SCOP Novice 9

Post by ShorterPearson » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:39 am

This is a public announcement that East Tennessee Quizbowl and Oak Ridge High School are requesting use of SCOP Novice 9 for the Secret City Classic on October 20th.
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Re: 2018 SCOP Novice 9

Post by Joshua Rutsky » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:49 pm

Hoover High School would like to mirror SCOP on November 10th.
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Re: 2018 SCOP Novice 9

Post by morenocl » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:33 pm

Dorman High School would like to mirror on November 17th.
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Re: 2018 SCOP Novice 9

Post by crbirdx » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:37 pm

The NE In The Know league in Columbus, Ohio would like to run this set for our JV division. Starting 11/1/18.
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Re: 2018 SCOP Novice 9

Post by jsprouse » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:30 pm

Cave Spring Middle School would like to mirror the Novice 9 set on November 10th in Roanoke, VA.

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Re: 2018 SCOP Novice 9

Post by Atlashill » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:21 pm

Owing to this weekend's impending weather (to wit, Northern Missouri is under a Winter Storm Warning and MoDOT has issued a travel advisory), the Moberly Young Scholars Tournament has been postponed. We plan to run the JV/novice division on March 30th as part of the Outstate Missouri Academic Rendezvous (OMAR).
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