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2018 SCOP MS 8

PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:44 pm
by TheDoctor
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 posted in the archive.

The set includes ten rounds of 20/20 (tossups/bonuses) and 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 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 MS will use the following distribution per round:

5/5 Science (including 1/1 Noncomputational Math)
4/4 Literature (including up to 1 question per round in 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 Pop Culture

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

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

Scheduled Mirrors
01/06 at Olentangy Liberty HS, OH
01/20 at Liberty MS, AL
01/20 at Moberly HS, MO
01/20 at Tuscumbia HS, MO
01/27 at Calvary HS, MO
02/03 at North Gwinnett MS, GA
03/10 at Great Valley HS, PA
03/17 at Barrington Station MS, IL
04/08 at Bergen Academies, NJ

Re: 2018 SCOP MS 8

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:23 pm
by TheDoctor
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.

Re: 2018 SCOP MS 8

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:15 am
by TheDoctor
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.