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2017 SCOP Novice 8

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:47 pm
by TheDoctor
The SCOP Novice 8 set will be available for mirroring from 14 October 2017 through 8 April 2018. This set will also have an associated middle school-level set, which will be available to mirror beginning in January 2018. Previous years' questions are available on our website and posted in the archive.

The set includes eleven rounds of 20/20 (tossups/bonuses) and a 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 a 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 Novice's distribution per round is:

5/5 Science (including 1/1 Noncomputational Math)
4/4 Literature
4/4 History
2/2 Religion and Mythology
2/2 Fine Arts
1/1 Geography
1/1 Current Events, Philosophy, and Social Science
1/1 Pop Culture

The fee to use SCOP Novice is $10/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 the tournament. There is an additional $2/team discount if you choose to email 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.

Middle School Set
Our parallel middle school set will be based on this question set, and will be available to mirror from January through April of 2018. Some of our novice-level 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. The middle school set is available for mirroring in Illinois.

SCOP Novice is not available to be mirrored in Illinois, where the set is used exclusively for the IHSSBCA Novice tournament series. If you are interested in hosting an IHSSBCA Novice site, please let me know. The MS set may be mirrored in Illinois.

Prospective mirror hosts, or anyone with questions about the Novice or Middle School sets, may contact me at

Scheduled Mirrors
10/14 IHSSBCA Novice at Barrington Centennial (Champaign), Fenton (Bensenville), Southwestern (Piasa), Winnebago, and 10/28 at Mount Vernon, IL
10/14 at Dorman HS, SC
10/21 at DCC, MI
10/28 at Hanover HS, NH (modified format)
10/28 at Hunter College HS, NY
10/29 at UC Berkeley, CA
10/28 at Vanderbilt U, TN
11/04 at Adena HS, OH
11/04 at Gahenna-Lincoln HS, OH
11/04 at North Kansas City HS, MO
11/04 at Oakville HS, MO
11/18 at Lisgar Collegiate Institute, ON, CA
12/02 at Hoover HS, AL
12/16 at Richard Montgomery HS, MD
01/20 at Moberly HS, MO
01/20 at Tuscumbia HS, MO
01/27 at Swarthmore College, PA
01/29 (week of) at Tuscumbia HS, MO
02/06 at North HS, OH
03/17 at Westview HS, CA

Re: 2017 SCOP Novice 8

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:54 pm
by crbirdx
Link to stats for Gahanna-Lincoln

Re: 2017 SCOP Novice 8

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:43 pm
by Warrior_Coach
Link to Adena's results from 11/4

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Re: 2017 SCOP Novice 8

Posted: 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: 2017 SCOP Novice 8

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:16 am
by TheDoctor
A final mirror of the MS version of the set 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.

Re: 2017 SCOP Novice 8

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:21 am
by TheDoctor
The sets have been posted. Thanks to everyone who mirrored the set this year!