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    Academic Challenge

     

    -  Each round consists of three categories, with five questions each

    - Questions in a category are worth either 50, 40, 30, 20, or 10 points

    - The team with the lower percentage of games won chooses a question first; if their rank is tied, they toss a coin to decide

    -  A question will be read twice, and only twice

    -  A team will have 30 seconds to answer a question; the clock begins after the second reading has finished.

    - If a team answers correctly, they get the points

    - If a team gets part (but not all) of the answer, the reader must say, “Prompt,” at which time the team has to be more specific with their answer; if the team is more specific than necessary, they still get the points.

    If a team misses a question, the opposing team gets ten seconds to steal

    - If a team steals, they still get to choose the next question

    - If no team can answer a question correctly, no one gets the points

    - If one team sweeps an entire category, they get an additional fifty points

    - At the end of a round, the team with the most points wins.

    - A team only needs one member to show up in order to play; however, if no one shows up, they automatically lose their scheduled round, and the opposing team gains a win (but no points)

    - Teams not playing in a round help out with reading questions, keeping time, marking the scoreboard, and/or keeping score

    - For each round, players must fill out a scoreboard copy sheet; team captains must sign to indicate that the point totals are correct

    -Team rank is determined by percentage of wins (out of total games played). If two teams share a percentage, then the one with more points is higher

    - In February/March, the top 1-2 teams will get to compete in the B.R.I.T.E. interschool tournament

    - If the reader accidentally reads the wrong question in a category, he/she will shift all the questions over (e.g. if they read the 10-pt question for the 50-pt request, they will then read the 50-pt question for the 40-pt request, the 40-pt question for the 30-pt request, etc.)

    - If someone not on the playing team gives away the answer, the reader will skip the question and come up with a new question after the round is over

    - If a team wishes to dispute an answer, they can challenge it after the round is over. If they are correct, then their points and record will be adjusted accordingly.