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.

  Jason Asher Alston Boyd Maia Karpovich Greg Krzywicki Jeeho Lee Evan Pandya Pranav Sivakumar Prerak Trivedi James Zetterman Answer
  Stevenson (Lincolnshire) Bloomington IMSA (Aurora) Fenton (Bensenville) Stevenson Auburn (Rockford) Barrington Carbondale Carbondale
Initial scores   3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3  
1     1             Lindsey Graham
2   1               Great Northern War
3                 1 John Constable
4     1             Bulgaria
5               1   phospholipid
6         1         ester
7           1   –1   Zeeman effect
8           1       J. M. Coetzee
9                 1 Summa Theologica
10           1       Rainer Maria Rilke
11               1   migration
12           1       Vanity Fair
13           1     –1 Arnold Schoenberg
14   1               The Glass Menagerie
15         1         orthogonality
16                   HMS Gaspée
17         1         Brasilia
18             1     Madagascar
19           1       Fionn mac Cumhaill
20   –1 1         –1   Zhou Enlai
Scores through 20   4 6 3 6 9 4 3 4  
  Jason Asher, as Morning Champion, entered the game with a score equal to that of the then-leader, Evan Pandya: 9.
21     1             Sam Rayburn
22 1                 W. H. Auden
23     1             William Rowan Hamilton
24     1             Hall effect
25     1             Pictures at an Exhibition
26           1       An Enemy of the People
27     1             Isaiah
28     1             Louis Agassiz
29             1     Battle of Manila Bay
30     1             Mali
31 –1             1   Clausius-Clapeyron equation
32 1                 Ben Jonson
33 1                 John Singleton Copley
34     1             epigenetics
35                 1 Decembrist Revolt
36           1       Jules Massenet
37 1     –1           Jean Piaget
38           1       Vandals
39             1     Turkmenistan
40 1                 My Ántonia
Scores through 40 13 4 14 2 6 12 6 4 5  
  The five players with the lowest scores were to be eliminated. Alston Boyd, Greg Krzywicki, Prerak Trivedi, and James Zetterman were therefore eliminated. A tiebreaker was held between Jeeho Lee and Pranav Sivakumar to determine who would remain. Pranav won, so Jeeho was eliminated.
41 –1   1     –1       Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
42           1       Krishna
43 1                 Mary, Queen of Scots
44           1       telomeres
45 1                 Jackson Pollock
46     1             node (wave)
47 1                 Winter War
48           1       Frederic Remington
49     1             Greenpeace
50           1       The Jungle
Scores through 50 15 eliminated 17 eliminated eliminated 15 6 eliminated eliminated  
  The two players with the lowest scores were to be eliminated. Pranav Sivakumar was therefore eliminated. A tiebreaker was held between Jason Asher and Evan Pandya; Evan won and therefore survived, while Jason was eliminated.
51     1             Pedro Cabral
52     1             epicureanism
53           1       Gibbs free energy
54           1       Crime and Punishment
55           –1       Taft-Hartley Act
56     1             kite (geometric figure)
57           1       Charles Baudelaire
58     1             colon (computer science)
59           1       Samuel Barber
60     1             Latvia (geography)
Scores through 60 eliminated eliminated 22 eliminated eliminated 18 eliminated eliminated eliminated  

Maia Karpovich of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (Aurora) is the champion of the 2013 Scobol Solo. She is the first champion from IMSA.