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The limit on team size is eight, although teams of six or fewer students are encouraged. Schools may register multiple teams. All students in the 9th and 10th grades are eligible for this tournament regardless of experience or skill level; no students in the 11th or 12th grade are eligible. Each game consists of twenty tossups and up to twenty three-part, thirty point rebounding bonuses. The field will initially be capped at 18 teams, and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Field expansion is possible given sufficient staff.
This tournament was postponed from the originally scheduled date of January 14.
All students in grades 7 and 8 are eligible to compete in the middle school division; all students in grades 9 and 10 are eligible for the JV division, regardless of previous experience. The limit on team size in both divisions is eight, although teams of six or fewer students are encouraged. Other than the field limit, there is not a limit on the number of teams that an individual school can bring. Each game consists of twenty tossups and up to twenty three-part, thirty point rebounding bonuses. Each field is initially capped at 18 teams, but we will consider raising the field cap if we have enough staff and space.
All teams in both divisions will play at least eight games regardless of performance; the exact format of the tournament will be decided once the field is set. Teams are expected to stay for the duration of the tournament so we can offer all teams their guaranteed number of games.
We will host a junior varsity/novice division, which will have a roster restriction:
• All freshmen may compete. NO seniors may compete. • Sophomores who have not competed at HSNCT, SSNCT or PACE NSC may compete. • Juniors who have not previously competed at any 20/20 tournament may compete.
This tournament will consist of a minimum of seven games for all teams in a modified national format. Each game shall consist of two halves of ten tossups each, with each correct tossup followed by a three-part bonus. Correct tossup answers are ten points each; there are no powers or negs. Incorrect bonus parts shall immediately rebound.
Teams will play five morning rounds, break for lunch, then return for at least two afternoon games. This setup is subject to change, depending on the number of teams signed up. We plan to start the team meeting at 8:30 a.m., with the first round set for 8:50 a.m. and afternoon rounds slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. With the exception of any playoff games for trophies, we anticipate the last game ending around 4 p.m.
Note that the originally announced middle school division has been cancelled due to lack of interest.
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.
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.
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.