UPDATE (10/9): The field is now closed. An email will go out tonight to all the teams with tourney details.
Any player in their first or second year of playing pyramidal high school quizbowl who haven't attended PACE NSC or NAQT HSNCT is eligible. For the purposes of this tournament, single-subject tournaments such as NHBB won't count. If you have any questions concerning eligibility, please contact us.
Email us at hchsqb at gmail dot com with "SCOP mirror registration" in the subject line to register. Please include the name of your school, a phone number we can contact on the day of the tournament, and the number of teams, buzzers, and experienced moderators. Registration will be closed on Columbus Day, Monday 10/8.
The field will be capped at
The tournament will be following standard ACF rules with untimed rounds of 20 tossups and 20 three-part, 30-point bonuses. There will be neg-fives and 15 point powers, but no rebounding bonuses.
We'll announce the tournament structure as the field settles, but it will be some sort of bracketed round-robin prelims and rebracketed round-robin playoffs. Teams can expect to play around 9-10 rounds. Packets permitting, we'll play off any ties.
Registration and breakfast will be 8:00-8:45 am. We're aiming to get the first round started at 9 and the tourney to wrap up by 5:30.
The set is aimed at novice difficulty. Computational math is not part of the set distribution, which can be found here. The 2011 and 2010 iterations of SCOP Novice can be found here and here.
The set is not clear until February of 2013, after which it will be posted on quizbowlpackets.com for free. Please don't discuss the set until then.
$55 for the first team from a school
$45 for each subsequent team
-$5 for each working buzzer system
-$10 for each experienced moderator
We would prefer payment in the form of a check made out to HCHS Quiz Bowl on the day of the tournament, but you can also mail them in advance to our school address c/o Mr. Stephen Young. Discounts for travel can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis with the tournament directors.
Transportation and Food
Our school is easily accessible by the 6 train stop at 96th and Lexington as well as the m1-4 buses along Madison and m96 crosstown bus along 96th. There is a drop-off area for buses in front of our school along Park, while cars can park at Majestic Car Park on 94th between Park and Lex.
Free breakfast will be provided (bagels, coffee, OJ, and assorted yummies). For lunch we'll provide a map of nearby options, mostly on Madison.
Registered (30 teams, 15 buzzers, 7 mods)
Bergen (2, 1, 1)
Bronx Science (4, 0, 0)
Irvington (1, 0, 0)
Mountain Lakes (2, 0, 2)
North Babylon (2, 3, 0)
Pelham Prep (2, 0, 0)
Red Bulls (1, 0, 0)
Ridgewood (2, 8, 1)
St. Joe's (2, 0, 1)
Tribeca (5, 2, 2)
Trinity (2, 0, 0)
Woodland [CT] (2, 1, 0)
Woodlands [NY] (2, 0, 0)
+Hunter house team