If you’ve been playing in the Quizzing World Cup, you’ll know how the format works.
In each match, there are 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 turns 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 question are not passed to the opponents.
There are also two ‘mystery boxes’ that each contain three general knowledge questions. 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, so it’s perfect during the COVID pandemic.
To enable players around the world to compare themselves to each other, whilst also playing questions that refer specifically to your location, half the questions will be written by the expert setters at Quizzing.tv and the other half will be written by your excellent local setters.
Our first league will run from 16 November for five weeks (the second league will play from early February). Playing days will be on Monday and Thursday. The cost will be $100 AUD per team for the season.
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.
– Question-by-question score break downs
– Teams and team members
– Individual players’ scores