We have provided summaries of our rules for your convenience.
We use two rulesets: A for our regional events and B for our national championships. Ruleset A is more casual, while Ruleset B is more serious. They are actually almost identical, but there are a few important differences between the two.
New teams, most players, most coaches, and most staffers only need to know the summaries. The full rules are very long and detailed for good reason: we do not want any confusion about the rules during an event.
|Ruleset||Ruleset A||Ruleset B||Ruleset C||Ruleset D|
|Equipment Needed||Computer, Keyboard, Mouse, Internet Connection, Discord||Everything in Ruleset A, plus a Webcam and buzzer.||None||None|
|How to Buzz||Type “Buzz” in the chat and press enter.||Mandatory use of an online buzzer platform.||Use the buzzer system provided at the tournament, with few exceptions.||Use the buzzer system provided at the tournament, with few exceptions.|
|Webcam Rules||None.||Player’s hands must be seen on the webcam at all times during gameplay.||None.||None.|
|How to Answer||Preferably typed; via voice if you choose.||Primarily by voice.||Answer by speaking.||Answer by speaking.|
|Correctness Guidelines||Not a part of the rules; answers are accepted and rejected at the moderators’ discretion, subject to protest.||Part of the official rules, and all the staffers are bound by them. Much less discretion.||Not a part of the rules; answers are accepted and rejected at the moderators’ discretion, subject to protest.||Part of the official rules, and all the staffers are bound by them. Much less discretion.|
|Nature of the Tournament||Casual||Serious||Casual||Serious|
We would like to give our sincerest thanks to National Academic Quiz Tournaments, LLC for allowing us to use their rules as a template. However, NAQT and the AQBL are entirely unaffiliated.
If you have any questions about the rules, email email@example.com. Rules interpretations are listed under Policies as well.
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