Championship Match

The participants in the Championship Match are the one player who won all seven preliminary matches (the Morning Champion), the seven players who won exactly six of their preliminary matches, and the (one) player who had the highest points per tossup heard among those who won exactly five of their preliminary matches.

Unlike in the preliminary rounds, all incorrect answers result in a deduction of 1 point. This is true regardless of whether the incorrect answer interrupted the question; it is thus different from ordinary “negs”.

Each player starts with 3 points. A player whose score reaches 0 is immediately removed from the match.

If any player reaches a score of 10 during the first 20 tossups, he or she sits out until tossup 21.

The Morning Champion sits out for the first 20 tossups, and enters at tossup 21 with a score equal to that of the leader at that time. After tossup 40, the lowest-scoring players are removed until four remain; if necessary, tiebreaker tossups are used, but they do not count in the overall score of the championship match. After tossup 50, the lowest-scoring remaining players are eliminated until two remain; the tiebreaker procedure is the same as before. At the conclusion of the match, tiebreaker tossups are read if and as necessary.

  Nolan Winkler Lloyd Sy Srinivas Panchamukhi Ben Chametzky Dylan Minarik Andrew Wang Webster Guan Alex Kling Andrew Van Duyn Answer
  Loyola Academy (Wilmette) Auburn (Rockford) Carbondale Carbondale Belvidere North New Trier (Winnetka) IMSA (Aurora) Latin School (Chicago) Culver (Indiana)
Initial scores   3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3  
1   1               Little Dorrit
2           1       paraboloid
3             1     Cooper pair
4       1           Thebes
5         1       –1 Maat
6       1           Kenya (current events)
7                 1 The Master and Margarita
8         1         J. S. Mill
9         1         Clarence Gideon (of Gideon v. Wainwright)
10             –1   –1 chelation
11       –1 –1 1       Myron (sculptor)
12           1       Thomas Bayes
13   1   –1         –1 John Dryden
14             1     ATP synthase
15   1               Etruscan civilization
16           1       The Gleaners
17               1   Arnold Schoenberg
18   –1           1   Main Street
19       1           Alan Turing
20       1           Chester Nimitz
Scores through 20   5 3 5 5 7 4 5 1  
  Nolan Winkler, as Morning Champion, entered the game with a score equal to that of the then-leader, Andrew Wang: 7.
21       1 –1         James Frazer
22         1         Battle of Kadesh
23   1               “Thanatopsis”
24       1       –1   convergent evolution
25                   Antonio Correggio
26   1               William Styron
27   –1               Chebyshev’s inequality
28     1             azide
29                 1 Giralamo Savanarola
30       1 –1         Hungary (geography)
31             1 –1   incircle
32     1             Grignard reagent
33 1     –1         –1 Toyotomi Hideyoshi
34               1   Vanity Fair
35   1               Sergei Rachmaninoff
36         1         Sons of Liberty
37         1   –1     Oskar Matzerath
38 –1     –1 1         Ishmael (Abrahamic traditions)
39   1               Lucia di Lammermoor
40 1                 Zeeman effect
Scores through 40 8 8 5 6 7 7 4 4 1  
  The five players with the lowest scores were eliminated: Srinivas Panchamukhi, Ben Chametzky, Webster Guan, Alex Kling, and Andrew Van Duyn.
41 1         –1       catenary
42 –1                 John Lewis
43   1               Charles V of Spain
44   1               Wuthering Heights
45 –1       1         Linus Pauling
46         1         “Für Elise”
47 1       –1         Webster-Ashburton treaty
48           1       conservative forces/fields
49   1               Christopher Wren
50         1         Light in August
Scores through 50 8 11 eliminated eliminated 9 7 eliminated eliminated eliminated  
  The two players with the lowest scores were eliminated: Nolan Winkler and Andrew Wang.
51   1               War of the Triple Alliance
52   1     –1         Paul Klee
53   1               endosymbiotic theory
54   1               In Memoriam A. H. H.
55   1               Heimdall
56   1               Franz Boas
57                   Henri Poincaré
58   1               Lima, Peru (history)
59   1               cosmic microwave background radiation
60   1               August Strindberg
Scores through 60 eliminated 20 eliminated eliminated 8 eliminated eliminated eliminated eliminated  

Lloyd Sy of Auburn High School (Rockford) is the champion of the 2011 Scobol Solo. It is his second time winning the tournament (2009) and he is the second player from Auburn to win (Siva Sundaram, 2008).