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2015 North Kansas City JV Tournament - October 24 
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Post 2015 North Kansas City JV Tournament - October 24
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North Kansas City High School is happy to announce the upcoming JV Scholar Bowl Tournament. We will be hosting a mirror of the SCOP Novice Tournament on October 24, 2015. Registration will be from 8:00 – 8:30 am, Group meeting will occur in the auditorium at 8:30 and first round will start at 9:00. More details will follow.

The novice tournament will be a mirror of a set produced by the Scholastic Community Outreach Program (SCOP) of Illinois, which is specially written to appeal to newer or inexperienced players. 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), this tournament will not be using “negs” (a penalty should a player buzz in during the question and answer incorrectly). Bonuses will be rebounding. There is no computational math in the SCOP Novice Tournament set.

Previous versions of the SCOP Novice Set can be found here:
SCOP 2014:
SCOP 2013:
SCOP 2012:
SCOP 2011:
SCOP 2010:

The set includes eleven rounds of 20/20 (tossups/bonuses). SCOP Novice 5's distribution per round is:
5/5 Science
4/4 Literature
4/4 History
2/2 Religion and Mythology
2/2 Fine Arts
1/1 Geography
1/1 Current Events, Philosophy, and Social Science
1/1 Trash

The tournament will have eligibility restrictions:

All freshmen can play.
Sophomores can play if they did not attend either NAQT HSNCT or PACE NSC in their freshman year.
Juniors can play if this is their first year of quizbowl.
No seniors can play.

This tournament will also be using a rule where a single team can have no more than six players on a team. 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!

Fee Structure:

First team from a school: $55
Every subsequent team from a school: $45
Buzzer Discount: $5 per system

There will be a field cap of 18 teams at this tournament.

This tournament will be affiliated with the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance (, an organization dedicated to promoting high quality quizbowl throughout the state of Missouri.

Many restaurants are close by: Dairy Queen, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Pizza Hut, Subway and others

Please find attached the Registration/Invoice and return to myself or Pat O’Keefe.
2015 NKC JV Tournament Registration Invoice.docx [13.69 KiB]
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Thank you,
Randy Jackson, Pat O’Keefe, Branden Stilwell

Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:32 pm
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Post Re: 2015 North Kansas City JV Tournament - October 24
16 teams attended last Saturday. Teams were divided into 2 pools of 8 that each played a round robin; the top 2 in each pool, by record then points, advanced to a crossover championship pool for rounds 8-9 (playing the two teams from the other pool and carrying over the result of the game already played against the other team advancing from the same pool). Any ties after round 9 were to be broken on points. Lee's Summit West went undefeated to win the tournament, with Winnetonka, Lee's Summit Gold, and William Chrisman rounding out the championship bracket.

Similar crossovers were planned for consolation rounds for the 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, and 7th/8th teams in each bracket; four teams opted to leave before the consolation rounds, so there were only two consolation pools.

Thanks to everyone who participated! I hope everyone had a great time!


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