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North East Sports Quiz League Rules

 

 

 

SECTION A:- GENERAL RULES

 

1. All Teams must enter League, KO Cup & Challenge Cup. The League shall run any extra competition they deem suitable each year, rules and format to be decided by the Committee.

 

2. The League shall be run by a committee consisting of: Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Publicity Secretary, Question Compilers and two representatives from each division.

 

3. Composition of the league: towards the end of the season, teams will be contacted to confirm their commitment for the following season - this must be given by the end of May. New applicants must apply in writing to the Secretary and their application will be considered at the AGM. In view of possible resignations or new applications, the committee will propose to the AGM the composition of divisions for the coming season. The league will operate a one-up, one-down promotion and relegation system unless withdrawals make other adjustments necessary.

 

4 (a) League positions are decided on points won; in the event of a tie involving promotion or relegation, positions will be decided on the average match points over the season. If positions are still unresolved a play-off between the teams involved shall take place.

 

(b) All fixtures of any team dropping out of the League during the course of a season shall be deleted.

 

5. Each team shall pay an affiliation fee decided by the committee to be paid by the end of May. New teams shall pay at the AGM. The committee reserves the right to refuse entry to any team to the League for non-fulfilment of fixtures) in previous seasons.

 

6. Any team may offer a home venue of suitable standard at the AGM.

 

7. A player can represent only one team per season.

 

8. Each team has one vote at the AGM. The Officers of the League also have an individual vote (Secretary, Publicity Secretary, Treasurer). The Chairman has a casting vote.

 

9. Nominations for the League committee must be sent to the Secretary, in writing by the end of May. Nominations at the AGM will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances at the Chairman's discretion.

 

10. Any proposed changes or amendments to these rules must be made to the Secretary in writing by the end of April in order to be considered at the AGM.

 

11. Trophies must be returned to the Secretary by the end of May.

 

SECTION B:- THE QUIZ

 

1. Teams shall consist of four persons. In the event of an emergency teams shall be allowed to play with a minimum of two persons.

 

2. The quiz shall consist of eight rounds of which rounds 1, 2, 7 & 8 shall be team rounds consisting of 14 questions, 2 each of Athletics, Boxing, Football, Cricket & Horse Racing plus 4 general sports questions. 

 

Round 3 shall be an individual round of 8 questions comprising one each of Athletics, Boxing, Football, Cricket & Horse Racing plus 3 general sports questions. Team members shall select a number between 1-8 to decide the question asked them.

 

Round 4 shall be a written round. Points are awarded on the following basis: 4 points to the winning team if the margin is three points or more. If the margin is two or less, three points to the winning team and one to the losing team. In the event of a tie, teams shall receive two points each. The time duration of the question shall be decided by the question setter.

 

Round 5 shall be a written round of 7 questions, comprising one each of Athletics, Boxing, Football, Cricket & Horse Racing plus 2 general sports questions. A written answer must be handed in to the question master within 30 seconds of the question master completing each question. Scoring will be two points for a correct answer.

 

Round 6 shall be an individual round of 8 questions, comprising one each of Athletics, Boxing, Football, Cricket & Horse Racing plus 3 general sports questions. The Question Master will reveal the subjects of the General Sports question prior to the commencement of the round. Starting with the 'home team', the Team captains will alternately select a subject and then nominate a player to receive that question. The opposing Team captain will nominate a player to  receive the question being answered incorrectly. Each player can only be nominated for a question once, and for a bonus once, during the round.

 

All questions can be passed to opponents for a bonus point, except in rounds 4 & 5.

 

In certain questions first names may be required and this shall be specified by the question-setter. If no first name is asked for by the question-setter, any first name given in the answer shall be ignored and not taken into account by the by the question-master. In matters of dispute Rule 10 shall apply.

 

3. Teams shall be asked questions alternately, except in rounds 4 & 5 where each shall receive the same question.

 

4. Spare questions shall be provided.

 

5. Points scoring: 2 for a correct answer, 1 for a bonus, except as rule 2 for rounds 4 & 5.

 

6. Time allowed for questions shall be 30 seconds with 10 for a bonus, except as rule 2 for rounds 4 & 5.

 

7. Match scoring: two points for a win, one for a draw.

 

8. Quiz to start between 8.15pm and 8.30pm.

 

9. The date of the quiz can be changed in only one circumstance: this being that a team shall request to the Committee to play a fixture on a different night. If the Committee and the opposing team agree, the date shall be changed. Any re-arranged match must be played before the next round of fixtures in that particular division.  

 

10. The question master runs the quiz and his decision is final in all matters.  The home team is responsible for sending the match result to the secretary.

 

11. In the event of a team not fulfilling a fixture an automatic two-point fine shall be imposed, unless exceptional circumstances cause the Committee to decide otherwise. The offending teams average score shall be determined by the number of matches played including the fixture, while the non-offending teams average shall be determined by the number of matches played not including the fixture.

 

SECTION C:- OTHER COMPETITIONS.

 

C1. Singles and Pairs.

 

The League will run Singles and Pairs competitions every year.  These will be Open Singles, Open Pairs, Division B singles, Division B pairs and Division C singles and Pairs.

 

In Singles competitions, the Open competition can be contested by players from any Division. Divisional competitions shall be contested by players of the specific Division. Players from the lower Divisions may take part in the Open competition and their own divisional competition.

 

In Pairs competitions, the Open competition can be contested by pairs of players from any Division. Lower Divisional competitions shall be contested by players of the specific Division. Entry to the competition shall be made by a named pair. A player may take part in the competition if their partner does not turn up on the Qualification night, but must specify who their partner should be, in the event of their qualification. Substitutions, prior to Finals night, will not be allowed, under any circumstances. Lower Division pairs may take part in the Open competition and their own Divisional competition.

 

C2. KO Cup.

 

The Knockout Cup is a handicap competition, open to all the teams in the League, and which is held on Finals Night. The quiz will be a table quiz. The handicap and format will be arranged by the committee.

 

In the event of two or more teams aggregating the same score, the team with the lowest handicap is the winner.

 

C3. The Challenge Cup.

 

The Challenge Cup is a knock out handicap competition, and is based upon a full quiz, as specified at Section B above. The handicap and format will be arranged by the committee.

 

C4. The Handicap Leagues.

 

The Handicap League is a handicap competition based upon league fixtures. Teams carry forward their handicap at the beginning of each season. A win in a handicap match decreases the team's handicap by two, whilst a defeat increases it by two. League placing is decided by average scores. In the case of promoted/relegated teams, a handicapper appointed by the Committee shall set the handicap at the beginning of the season.