The SCOP MS 8 set will be available for mirroring from 13 January 2018 through 28 April 2018. This set is based on an associated high school novice-level set, which will be available to mirror beginning in October 2017. The set includes ten rounds of 20/20 (tossups/bonuses) and a half-packet of 10/10 replacement questions.
SCOP MS will use the following distribution per round:
5/5 Science (including 1/1 Noncomputational Math)
4/4 Literature (including up to 1 question per round in Young Adult Literature)
4/4 History and Government
2/2 Religion and Mythology
2/2 Fine Arts
1/1 Current Events/Social Science/Philosophy
1/1 Pop Culture
The fee to use SCOP Novice is $8/team. We offer a $1/team discount for complete statistics (including individual and separate bonus/bounceback statistics in Neg5 format or SQBS format with Round Report enabled) posted promptly after the tournament. There is an additional $2/team discount if you choose to email or snail mail your raw scoresheets to me for the calculation of conversion statistics by topic. Hosts in developing circuits are welcome to request further discounts, as well. This set is not available for mirroring to any high school teams, but (unlike SCOP Novice) may be played in Illinois.