The season will start on 15 February 2024 and will run for 10 weeks (playing window from Thursday – Sunday). There will be a friendly on 8 February.
Teams will be sorted into geographic leagues for the first seven rounds. The top teams in each league will face each other in three knockout rounds that will comprise the Champions League. All other teams will play friendlies with these sets.
Each match has two rounds, each following the same structure: team one goes first in round one, and team two goes first in round two. Each team is made up of four players, plus a reader / scorer (each team must provide one person for this).
Shortly before the quiz match starts, your team will be sent two ‘Topics Sheets’ with the topics selections for the week, so you can discuss tactics before you enter the room.
Players take it in turn to choose a topic from a list – beneath each topic there are two questions. The player is asked each question:
(TEAMS CANNOT CONFER AS THEY CAN BE HEARD BY THE OTHER TEAM WHEN PLAYING ON ZOOM).
After all the players have answered their questions, there will be four topics remaining – two for each team. This time, the teams can confer as the questions are not passed to the opponents.
There are also two ‘mystery boxes’ that each contain three questions from the topics in the current questions packet. Each team plays one ‘mystery box’.
All team questions are worth two points.
The format works online using video conferencing software, and in live venues, or it can be played with a combination of players on and offline.
The questions are written by setters from around the world, so they are of an international nature.
Matches can be held Thursday-Sunday.
You will need to arrange your own Zoom room (or equivalent). If you have the free version, you can still play, but you will need to play one half and then change room as you only have 40 minutes at a time.
We’ve made the scoring as easy as possible. All you have to do is enter your scores into our very cool scoring system (ideally you should do this as you play because the system will tell you the scores as you go). The system updates every hour, so results appear very quickly.
The system displays:
– Question-by-question score break-downs
– Teams and team members
– Individual players’ stats