Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

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Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

Post by TheDoctor » Tue May 18, 2010 5:31 pm

The Scholastic Community Outreach Program (SCOP) is organizing a series of novice-level tournaments to be run in October 2010. The question set will be written by a group of writers (including Abid and Zahed Haseeb, Dan Donohue, Kevin Malis, Greg Dzuricsko and the Lisle Experience, and Caleb Robbins) and edited by Brad Fischer and myself. Anyone interested in contributing should contact Brad at styxman42@gmail.com.

The distribution:
4/4 Literature
5/5 Science (including 1/1 noncomputational math)
4/4 History
2/2 Fine Arts
3/3 RMPSS*
1/1 Current Events/Geography
1/1 Trash

*Each of Religion, Mythology, Philosophy, or Social Science will get either 1/0, 0/1, or 1/1 in each round.

The mirror fee for sites in Illinois is $20 per team ($10 for questions, $10 for SCOP to help maintain the program), with a discount for full statistics posted promptly after the tournament. Individual sites can use their interpretation of “novice” to determine eligibility for the tournament. More information is available: strey.k.a@gmail.com.

We're looking for mirrors across the country as well. The out-of-state mirror fee will be $10 per team, with a discount for full stats.

If you're interested in mirroring, please contact me at strey.k.a@gmail.com.

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Re: Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Tue May 18, 2010 5:32 pm

Current mirrors (click school name to go to the individual mirroring site's HSQB thread, where applicable):

Illinois:
Carbondale High School, Carbondale (Ben Chametzky: benchametzky@gmail.com)
Lisle High School, Lisle (Greg Dzuricsko: belgianbronco@gmail.com)
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb (Kristin Strey: NIUquizbowl@gmail.com)
Springfield High School, Springfield (David Adkins: dadkins@springfield.k12.il.us)

Outside of Illinois:
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (Kenneth Lan: asuquizbowl@gmail.com)
Harding University, Searcy, AR (Caleb Robbins: crobbin1@harding.edu)
Indiana Kick-off, North White HS, IN (Kent Kiester: kkiester@nwhite.k12.in.us)
Columbia High School, Huntsville, AL (Lee Henry: leehenry@charter.net)
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Re: Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Sat May 29, 2010 12:39 am

Mirror list updated. We're working on collecting all the Illinois sites, then we'll start canvasing for out-of-state mirrors. If you think you'd like to mirror this set*, email Kristin (strey.k.a@gmail.com) to reserve your region!

*which is turning out quite well already, from both a "questions are being written at a pace that would indicate it'll be finished by July" standpoint and a "questions have interesting clues and are establishing a good novice level of difficulty" standpoint.
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Re: Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

Post by Angry Babies in Love » Sat May 29, 2010 11:15 am

styxman wrote:Current mirrors (click school name to go to the individual mirroring site's HSQB thread, where applicable):

Harding University, Searcy, AK (Caleb Robbins: crobbin1@harding.edu)
So I was really excited for a second there...thought there was going to be a quizbowl tournament in Alaska. (Arkansas is AR btw)
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Re: Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Sat May 29, 2010 11:32 am

Wurzel-Flummery wrote:
styxman wrote:Current mirrors (click school name to go to the individual mirroring site's HSQB thread, where applicable):

Harding University, Searcy, AK (Caleb Robbins: crobbin1@harding.edu)
So I was really excited for a second there...thought there was going to be a quizbowl tournament in Alaska. (Arkansas is AR btw)
/IHSA knowledge fail

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Re: Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

Post by TheDoctor » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:07 am

Please note, everyone participating, that the questions will not be publicly available until after Columbia's tournament on 4 December. I apologize for the delay.
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Re: Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:13 pm

Hey - you want to play the SCOP Novice Tournament. Just look at these stats (from Harding University's mirror)!

http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings

Register today! Contact information is upthread. Or, if you're so inclined, email me and mirror this set somewhere that isn't IL, IN, AZ, AR, or AL!
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Re: Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

Post by jkulesza » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:29 pm

Just saw that the Lisle site is almost full. Based on the last posting here, does it seem likely that the NIU site is a go? I'd really like to have a team play in this tourney, but would be happy to try to register at Lisle if NIU doesn't work out.
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Re: Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

Post by TheDoctor » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:43 pm

jkulesza wrote:Just saw that the Lisle site is almost full. Based on the last posting here, does it seem likely that the NIU site is a go? I'd really like to have a team play in this tourney, but would be happy to try to register at Lisle if NIU doesn't work out.
The NIU site is currently at four teams, and I will not run it with fewer than six. That said, I've already talked to Greg about this, and your team (and Boylan) will definitely have a berth at Lisle if NIU's site doesn't go.
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Re: Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

Post by jkulesza » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:29 pm

Thanks much for already doing the leg work for us! We'll be sure to get the check to wherever we end up. The official entry would be for King's Academy, not Wheaton Academy, as the signature might suggest.
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Re: Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

Post by mr_basque » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:59 pm

Belvidere North was going to attend Durands Mirror but it has been cancelled. We would like to bring 2 teams to NIU, possibly 3 teams. Is this possible?
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Re: Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

Post by TheDoctor » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:06 pm

We're currently negotiating to get Durand's site back up. I will keep you updated on how that is working out. In the meantime, I'll make a note of your registration and cancel it if Durand's tournament ends up running after all. Will that work for you?
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Re: Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

Post by mr_basque » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:00 pm

What can be done to help? Is an alternate site needed?
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Re: Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

Post by TheDoctor » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:13 pm

Thank you for your offer, but I believe we'll be fine. NIU will have no problem hosting as many teams as necessary if it comes to that.
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Re: Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

Post by mr_basque » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:12 pm

Sounds good to me. I'm anxious to come see how my teams stack up.
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Re: Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

Post by TheDoctor » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:38 pm

Durand has officially withdrawn their bid. NIU will take any interested teams from the Durand area.
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Re: Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

Post by Charbroil » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:13 pm

Results from St. Charles CC's mirror. Also, is there a discussion thread for the questions?
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Re: Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

Post by TheDoctor » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:35 pm

I've requested one. News soon.
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Re: Looking For Mirrors: SCOP Novice Tournament Oct 2010

Post by TheDoctor » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:43 pm

Closed thread is up. Contact me to get in on the action.
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