SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)

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SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)

Postby TheDoctor » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:36 am

The first SCOP MS set is available for mirroring from January 2015 through April 2015. This set is based on the SCOP Novice 5 set (hence the confusing numbering), and will use many of the same questions as that set does (see "Difficulty" below).

SCOP is written by a conglomerate of writers (most from Illinois), and is head edited by Brad Fischer and myself. Previous Novice-level packets by our writing team are posted in the archive. The set includes ten 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. 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.

Difficulty
This set will be based on SCOP's novice set. Some 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. When considering mirroring this set, please remember that it is based on a novice-level high school set, and may tend toward a slightly higher difficulty than other middle school sets. We are working hard to make this set as accessible as possible.

Distribution
SCOP 5 MS will use the following distribution per round:

5/5 Science (including 1/1 Noncomputational Math)
4/4 Literature (including roughly 0.5/0.5 Young Adult Literature)
4/4 History and Government
2/2 Religion and Mythology
2/2 Fine Arts
1/1 Geography
1/1 Current Events/Social Science/Philosophy
1/1 /Trash

Fees
The mirror fee is $8 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. This set is not available for mirroring to high school teams.

Illinois
Unlike our Novice-level set, the MS set is available to mirror 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.
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Re: SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)

Postby TheDoctor » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:01 am

Scheduled Mirrors
[prospective]IL: Springfield area

Tuscumbia HS, MO, 17 Jan 2015
Calvary Lutheran HS, MO, 24 Jan 2015

Barrington Station MS, IL, 14 Mar 2015
Olentangy Hyatts MS, OH, 14 Mar 2015
Gadsden MS, AL, 21 Mar 2015
Longfellow MS, VA, 21 Mar 2015 (rescheduled from February)
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Re: SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)

Postby TheDoctor » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:54 pm

We've added another January Missouri mirror!
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Re: SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)

Postby TheDoctor » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:50 am

This set has been cleared for mirroring in Illinois! The original post has been changed to reflect this.
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Re: SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)

Postby crbirdx » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:10 am

We will host a mirror 3.14.15 @ Olentangy Hyatts Middle School.
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Re: SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)

Postby TheDoctor » Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:41 am

We have added mirrors in Ohio and Virginia!
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Re: SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)

Postby TheDoctor » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:48 pm

Earlier this week, the set was sent to our first MS tournament.
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Re: SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)

Postby TheDoctor » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:48 pm

Our last 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 MS 5 (January-April 2015)

Postby TheDoctor » Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:28 am

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

Postby TheDoctor » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:22 pm

We've added another Missouri mirror!
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Re: SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)

Postby TheDoctor » Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:54 pm

This year's Middle School 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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