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. We will NOT assess a five-point penalty for interrupting the moderator during the tossup with an incorrect answer. Each incorrect part will immediately rebound.
Because of the postponement of MYST, we are establishing varsity and novice divisions. We have secured set IS-184A from NAQT for the varsity division. Our novice division will utilize the SCOP Novice 9 set.
Teams will play five morning rounds, break for lunch, then return for at least three 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. in the Cafenasium, 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.
JV includes 9th and 10th grade students. MS includes 7th & 8th grade students. The hard cap on team size is eight players; we request that you limit teams to six players so as to maximize playing time for all students. No more than six players may play in any one match. The field cap will be set at 12 teams per division.
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 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, nonselective). Large and small schools will play in the same division.
This tournament has been canceled due to an insufficient number of registered teams.
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 Quiz 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.
We will have two pools of play, a Varsity and a Junior Varsity level. Junior varsity rosters are restricted to Freshman/Sophomore only. You are welcome to field any student on your varsity team.
We will divide the field into preliminary pools that will each play a round robin in the morning, after which teams will be bracketed again into playoff and consolation pools for the afternoon. All teams will play approximately 9 matches throughout the day (based on a targeted 18 team field). Round 1 will begin by 9 AM, and we anticipate finishing the afternoon rounds around 4 PM, with the top couple of teams potentially playing one or two more matches after that. In order to provide the best experience and maximum playing time for all participants, please plan to stay for all of your scheduled matches.
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), 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.