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.
|Cole Timmerwilke||Nolan Liu||Evan Pandya||Alston Boyd||Mahir Morshed||Dan Pechi||Andrew Salij||Sunny Chen||James Zhou|
|Auburn (Rockford)||Saint Joseph (South Bend, Indiana)||Auburn (Rockford)||Bloomington||Carbondale||IMSA (Aurora)||IMSA||Hinsdale Central||Hinsdale Central||Answer|
|4||1||John B. Watson|
|8||1||−1||Honoré de Balzac|
|11||1||Navajo code talkers|
|18||1||House of Orange-Nassau|
|Scores through 20||8||5||2||8||6||4||4||6||1|
|Cole Timmerwilke, as Morning Champion, entered the game with a score equal to that of the then-leader, Alston Boyd: 10.|
|22||1||−1||raid on Entebbe|
|27||−1||1||“The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg”|
|31||1||Henry S. Moore|
|35||1||Tess of the D’Urbervilles|
|36||1||W. E. B Du Bois|
|Scores through 40||7||5||6||5||5||5||5||6||4|
|A tiebreaker was held to determine which one of the five players tied with 5 points wouldalong with Cole, Evan, and Sunnycontinue to the next phase. Mahir answered the first tiebreaker correctly to secure the advancing spot.|
|43||1||To the Lighthouse|
|45||−1||1||Akbar the Great|
|49||1||The House of the Spirits|
|Scores through 50||11||eliminated||9||eliminated||6||eliminated||eliminated||7||eliminated|
By virtue of having the lowest and second-lowest score among remaining players, Mahir and Sunny were eliminated.
This is the first time ever that the top two players at Scobol Solo have been from the same school.
|51||1||The Sound and the Fury|
|56||1||Battle of Bosworth Field|
|60||1||Les Fleurs du Mal|
Cole Timmerwilke of Auburn High School in Rockford is the champion of the 2014 Scobol Solo.
This is the first time since 2008 that the Morning Champion has also been the overall champion. (The player in 2008 was Siva Sundaram, also of Auburn.)
Auburn is the only high school to have had three winning players or four wins. New Trier (Winnetka) and Wheaton North have each fielded two winners (Matt Keenan, 2002, and Carlo Angiuli, 2007; and Paul Gauthier, 2003, and Greg Gauthier, 2007, respectively), and no other school has fielded more than one.