Questions: Provided by Olympia Academic Competition Questions
This tournament is open to ALL freshmen and sophomore players (NO juniors or seniors).
Games will consist of 20 tossups worth ten points each, followed by three-part rebounding bonuses worth up to thirty points. Tossups will NOT include powers or negs. The questions will be provided by Olympia Academic Competition Questions.
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, nonselective). Large and small schools will play in the same division.
We will host a junior varsity/novice division and a middle school/junior high division. Middle school/junior high programs must be properly registered with MSHSAA in order to participate. There will be no roster restrictions for the MS/JH division; the JV division 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.
Varsity players who are not eligible to compete are welcome to serve as tournament staff and can qualify their school for a discount off the registration fee.
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, with an additional five-point "power" awarded for a correct answer given before a pre-determined point in the tossup. Unlike other NAQT/national tournaments, we will NOT assess a five-point penalty for interrupting the moderator during the tossup with an incorrect answer. Incorrect bonus parts shall immediately rebound.
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 Scholar Bowl. - 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.
The tournament will be in the 20 Tossup/20 Bonus format. We will be using "Powers," or 15 points for an early correct answer, but we will NOT be using "Negs" or "Interrupts" (-5 for early incorrect answers) Bonuses will be three parts, but will not rebound.
There are two targets for this tournament's field: 1 - For developing teams to get a chance to play on a good easier-than-regular-difficulty set early in the year. 2 - For established teams and larger schools to give their younger players a chance to get acclimated to the high school quiz bowl canon.
See the announcement for eligibility restrictions.