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Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:42 pm
by Stained Diviner
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:
Reinstein QuizBowl
PO Box 57
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.

Re: Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:15 am
by Stained Diviner

Re: Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:27 pm
by Stained Diviner
This tournament is now half full. Sign up soon if you want to play. Also, I need lots of moderators.

Re: Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:58 pm
by Stained Diviner
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.

Re: Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:30 am
by liamstarnes27
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?

Re: Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:45 am
by Stained Diviner
No. It was scheduled in the afternoon to avoid SATs and ACTs that several students are taking those days.

Re: Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:01 am
by liamstarnes27
I understand - that makes sense.

Re: Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:04 am
by Stained Diviner
We need more moderators. Please help!

Re: Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:13 am
by Stained Diviner
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.

Re: Scobol Solo December 5 & 12 (IL)

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:34 pm
by Stained Diviner
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.