Games will consist of 20 tossups worth ten points each, followed by three-part rebounding bonuses worth up to thirty points. Tossups will include powers but NOT include negs.
We anticipate using two full round robins in the morning and afternoon with an advantaged final to decide the champion depending on the number of teams registered.
Plaques will be awarded to the top two overall finishers and the top two small schools (under 500 enrollment in grades 10-12, public, non-selective). Large and small schools will play in the same division.
This tournament will be primarily aimed at newer players, and will be a great way for them to hone their skills on an easier question set (although older players are welcome to help staff). We hope to attract teams from across the state, and possibly some out-of-state teams as well.
In order to ensure a level playing field, all players must meet the following requirements: * be in their first or second year of playing multi-subject pyramidal quizbowl outside of the MSHSAA State Series, AND * have never played in HSNCT, PACE NSC, or NASAT
Tournament Rules * 20 tossups and bonuses per game * no computational math * 15 point powers * no negs * no bouncebacks on bonuses
Format * 16-team field with the possibility that this might expand * Bracketed round robin prelims * Re-bracketed round robin playoffs * Four-team superplayoffs and final if needed
The tournament will use 15-point "powers" (reward for an early enough buzz), but no "negs". 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.
This tournament will have eligibility restrictions: * All freshmen may play. * Sophomores may play if they did not attend a national tournament (NAQT HSNCT, NAQT SSNCT, or PACE NSC) in their freshman year. * Juniors may play if this is their first year of QuizBowl. * No seniors may play.
We will be limiting teams to a maximum of six players, so if you have more than six players, please do not feel hesitant about signing up a second or even third team! The extra playing time will be an invaluable experience for your novice players!
Each round will consist of 20 tossup questions with 3-part bonuses should a team answer a tossup correctly. The tournament will use 15-point "powers" (reward for an early enough buzz), but will not be using "negs". Bonuses will be rebounding. There is no computational math in the SCOP Novice Tournament set.