Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

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Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

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This is an invitation to participate in the Twentieth Annual Scobol Solo, to be held on Saturdays, December 5 & 12, 2020. The tournament is on Discord.

Checks should be made payable to Reinstein QuizBowl and mailed to:
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125 Shelter Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
If this causes any problems, contact me. Feel free to reserve spots by emailing me.

Unlike most other tournaments, this one will feature one-on-one matches (i.e. no teams). Each match will consist of twenty tossup questions without bonuses, powers, or neg penalties. Each individual who enters is guaranteed seven matches, four on December 5 and three on December 12, which will take place from 1:30-5:00. We will then have a Championship Match on December 12 featuring the top nine students all playing at once, which hopefully will start around 4:00. Opening meetings will begin at 1:00 each day.

The cost to participate is $25 per student. There are no trophies, and I am not serving food--all of the money will go to moderators, questions, and tournament direction. I am paying $70 per moderator, which can be paid by check or used to cover participant entry fees. Moderators will work 14 matches--8 on 12/5 and 6 on 12/12. I am only interested in students and moderators who can compete/work both days.

The maximum field size is 128 students, and that is based on having at least 32 moderators. Top priority will be given to students from Illinois who are the in the top eight on their team and who register by November 25. The next priority will be given to students from states that border Illinois who are the in the top eight on their team and who register by November 25. After that, anything goes. There will be another mirror of this tournament if there is interest.

The tournament is set up so that matches always feature two students with identical records. This tournament keeps advanced stats.

Please return the attached form with a check. To hold some spaces for your school while you or your business office is cutting the check, email me at [email protected]. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
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Re: Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

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Re: Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

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This tournament is now half full. Sign up soon if you want to play. Also, I need lots of moderators.
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Re: Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

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The tournament is almost full. If you want a spot in the field, let me know immediately. Use the link above to see who is in.

We still need a lot of moderators. Please staff this tournament! I can't give you pizza, but I can still be grateful and send you a check.
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Re: Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

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I know that this will be an issue for myself and several other players: the rescheduled 2020 History Bee/Bowl online nationals runs starting at 4:30 PM on Dec. 5th and 4:00 PM on Dec. 12th. Is it possible for this tournament to be held in the morning to avoid that conflict?
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No. It was scheduled in the afternoon to avoid SATs and ACTs that several students are taking those days.
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Re: Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

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I understand - that makes sense.
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We need more moderators. Please help!
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Re: Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

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We now have enough moderators. It would be helpful to get more rosters. Take a look at this link and let me know the names of players to be named later.
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Re: Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

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Any slot listed as player to be named later will be given away to a team on the waitlist on the morning of December 1 unless I am sent a name before then.
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Re: Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

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EDIT: These pairings have changed from the original post. There are unlikely to be major changes in the future.

If you are coaching, playing, or moderating, you should have received instructions from me. Contact me if that is not the case. If you have not already done so, you should now log onto the server and change your name to your real name.

Here are the current pairings. These are subject to change.

Andrew Wehmeyer Lake Forest
Thomas Lu Fremd
x x
Dev Patel Lincoln-Way East
Theo Kokonas Latin School
xx xx
Jared Dong IMSA
Rocky Daehler Maine South
x x
Shoorsen Gandhi University Lab
Shayne Tieman Granite City
xxx xxx
Jonah Gross Francis Parker
Aston Martin Belvidere
x x
Anthony Malysz Sandburg
Andrey Vlasov Stevenson
xx xx
Allie Yang Hinsdale Central
Adam Read Metea Valley
x x
Luis Angeles Auburn
Caleb Campbell Danville
xxxx xxxx
Jason Qin IMSA
Ben Salemi Maine East
x x
Giifti Benti Carbondale
Molly Blust ROWVA
xx xx
Greg Kwan Lincoln-Way East
Trey Moulton Glenwood
x x
Gavin Markoff Herscher
Jadon Wing Granite City
xxx xxx
Jonathan Lau University Lab
Aayush Desai Waubonsie Valley
x x
Robert Bianucci Sandburg
Mark Gonzalez Loyola Academy
xx xx
Kaya Kozlowski Leyden
Aarya Singh Barrington
x x
Dylan Hembrough Williamsville
Sam Starkenburg Homewood-Flossmoor
xxxxx xxxxx
Justin Abel Auburn
Alexandra Anderson Lake Forest
x x
Spandan Goel Stevenson
Alex Sidler Lincoln-Way East
xx xx
Janaki Kapadia University Lab
Connor Koy New Trier
x x
Kilian Barth Glenwood
Michael Hunding IMSA
xxx xxx
Sean McConville Lisle
Chinmay Bhogilal Metea Valley
x x
Eli Moog Francis Parker
David Lignan Sandburg
xx xx
Daniel Martin Sycamore
Sebastian Valenzuela Latin School
x x
Mansi Kadiwala Maine East
Charles Young Barrington
xxxx xxxx
Jack Piros Homewood-Flossmoor
Oliver Gaddis Riverton
x x
Luke Meacham Lincoln-Way East
Will Spence ROWVA
xx xx
Jack Casey Springfield
Marta Narag Carbondale
x x
Lily Relleke Granite City
Devam Shah Leyden
xxx xxx
Hadi Rihawi Maine East
Shreyas Singh University Lab
x x
Kaushik Gollaumdi Barrington
Em Johnson IMSA
xx xx
Zelalem Ebert Sandburg
Claire Shaffer Maine South
x x
Geoffrey Wu Naperville North
Joe Schwister Latin School
xxxxxx xxxxxx
Eric Webb Sandburg
Jay Lee Carbondale
x x
Alonso Gutierrez de Velasco Lincoln-Way East
Alex Schapiro Francis Parker
xx xx
Jonny Abraham Stevenson
Kelly Tsogtjargal Maine East
x x
Sergey Uzunyan Sycamore
Alex Crowell Auburn
xxx xxx
Alexander Kirages Lake Forest
Daniel Park Glenwood
x x
Sam Alahi IVC
Tony Martin IMSA
xx xx
Eli Asplund ROWVA
Sanaiya Luthar Latin School
x x
Liam Starnes Barrington
Franchesca Starecheski Maine South
xxxx xxxx
Noah Brusky Riverton
Matthew Griesmeyer Loyola Academy
x x
Soren Gjesfjeld Bloomington
Vivek Panse Metea Valley
xx xx
Kaitlyn Kenney Sandburg
Brock Berg Herscher
x x
Sam Ayodiran Homewood-Flossmoor
Arjun Kala University Lab
xxx xxx
Jakub Ziolko Leyden
Saketh Dontarajus IMSA
x x
Colin Stewart Barrington
Anila Moparthi Lincoln-Way East
xx xx
Arnav Khanna Waubonsie Valley
Sara Moore IVC
x x
Nick Butchee Granite City
Matthew Colson Belvidere
xxxxx xxxxx
Rohan Kher Barrington
Alberta Grinston IMSA
x x
Nick Barry Glenwood
Sofia Doroshenko Leyden
xx xx
Lisa Lukasz Maine South
Aidan Glasgow Williamsville
x x
Jaden Welch-Jani Glenbrook South
Judson Lam Naperville North
xxx xxx
Kevin Forman Lake Forest
James Grove Francis Parker
x x
Gunner Tejes Herscher
Armin Pazooki Sandburg
xx xx
Mia Stinson ROWVA
Arjun Nageswaran Stevenson
x x
Madeline Santori Lincoln-Way East
Hannah Beezie Homewood-Flossmoor
xxxx xxxx
Nathan Webster Lincoln-Way East
Lawrence Zhao University Lab
x x
Isaiah Wing Granite City
Colin McLaughlin Loyola Academy
xx xx
Michael Karpov Barrington
Karl Peterson Sycamore
x x
Aryan Mashruwala Maine East
Sinecio Morales Auburn
xxx xxx
Tejas Vadali Latin School
Warren Sleevar Danville
x x
Madison Stasch Benet
Sean Hickey Metea Valley
xx xx
Allison Boertlein Sandburg
Eli Tsung Carbondale
x x
Archan Das IMSA
Matthew Garchik Francis Parker


Your first match will be against the opponent whose name is next to yours. Your second opponent will be from the adjacent pair (cross the single x's), your third opponent will be from the adjacent group of four (cross the double x's), your fourth opponent will be from the adjacent group of eight (cross the triple x's), etc. Each match will be against an opponent with an identical record. As much as is mathematically possible, a student coming off a win will play against a student coming off a loss. The first eight rounds will be played December 5, with each student playing once every two rounds, so they will play four matches. The last six rounds and the Championship will be played December 12. All students are expected to play both days and should withdraw now if they cannot.
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Thanks to everybody who made the first half of this tournament a success. Here are the stats.
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The Championship Match will be broadcast on Twitch. We expect it to happen Saturday around 4:00 Central Time. All links are on the tournament main page.
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Re: Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

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Congratulations to Jonathan Lau, winner of the 2020 Scobol Solo.

Jonah Greenthal wrote software that managed this tournament so that we could have advanced stats, moderators didn't need scoresheets, and students could see where their next match was. The software worked perfectly. Jonah also improved the questions I wrote. This tournament could not have happened without his great work.

A huge thanks to our moderators Nevagay Abel, Colby Burnett, Ulysses Capistran, Yian Chen, Claudia Danowski, Avery Ellis, Brad Fischer, Stephen Fleming-Cooper, Carrie Fraher, Grant Godar, Laura Grigg, Srihari Gurugubelli, Aliyah Hashmi, Andrew Hoffman, Adena Horwitz, Scott Kim, Denise Kreb, Mike Laudermith, Jonathan Legendre, Jason Lilek, Jonathan Mishory, Ali Nagib, Logan Nelson, Jeff Price, Eric Rettberg, Jessie Rezba, Zach Roseman, Michael Sacks, Ariana Sanders, Brad Savage, Chirag Shah, Faizaan Shaikh, Daryl Silberman, Erin Slightom, Stuart Teso-Warner, Jay Winter, Ben Yang, and Sydney Zuhn. Many of them were moderating on Discord and/or using Discord for the first time, but they were willing to learn and did a great job and gave the students a positive experience.

Next year in Winnetka.
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