Each round will consist of 20 tossup questions with 20 3-part bonuses should a team answer a tossup correctly. The tournament will use 15-point "powers" (reward for an early enough buzz), along with -5 point "negs" (penalty should a player buzz in during the question and answer incorrectly). Bonuses will not rebound. There is no computational math in the SCOP Novice Tournament set.
The tournament, since it is a novice set, will have eligibility restrictions. These restrictions are basically the same as Oakville's previous novice tournaments:
All freshmen can play. Sophomores can play if they did not score more than 15 points per game at either NAQT HSNCT or PACE NSC in their freshman year. Juniors can play if this is their first year of quiz bowl. No seniors can play.