Bowl is played between two teams of four players
each. The teams
are awarded points for correctly answering questions asked by
the Moderator. The team with the most points
at the end of the game wins.
supervise the game. They are the Moderator, Announcer,
Judge, Score Keeper, and Time Keeper. Each team prior to
the beginning of play shall designate a team captain. The
captain is the spokesperson for the team. In the
event of multiple and conflicting answers to bonus questions,
the captain's answer is considered the team's answer.
Each regulation round is
30 minutes-15 minutes of questions, a short break, then 15 minutes
of questions. The
Championship round is 40 minutes-20 minutes of questions, a short
break, then 20 minutes of questions. Substitutions
may be made only during the break or between rounds
scored when a team correctly answers questions. Two
types of questions are asked: toss-up questions worth
10 points each and bonus questions with varying values
depending on complexity and difficulty.
begins with a toss-up question worth 10 points. Any
player may answer.
who first signals that he or she is ready to answer
must be recognized by the Announcer as the eligible
respondent. Only that player may answer. If the answer
is correct, the team is credited with 10 points and given a chance to answer
a bonus question, time permitting. If a player on Team A, after a toss-up
question has been read completely, answers incorrectly, the Moderator opens
that question to Team B players. The first player to signal is given
a chance to answer. If both teams miss the question, the Moderator states
the answer and asks another toss-up question. A player may interrupt
a toss-up question while it is being asked if he believes that he can anticipate
the correct answer to the complete question. If, however, the answer
is not correct, the team is penalized 5 points, and the Moderator repeats the
entire question for the opposing team. If a toss-up question
is multiple choice, the selection of an incorrect response by one team
will improve the odds for the other team.
question is worth a pre-stated number of points,
depending upon its complexity and difficulty. As
soon as the bonus question is asked, all four members may deliberate the answer,
but the members must agree on an answer before replying.
are two types of bonus questions: Type one
requires the same type of answer for all parts. Sample
bonus question, type one: For five points each,
name the largest city in each of the following
nations: a) Poland b) Nigeria c)
Canada d) Japan.
two bonus questions deal with the same general
subject, but each part of the question may
require a different type of response. Sample
bonus question, type two: For five points each,
respond to the following questions concerning
the United States: a) The 13th amendment outlawed
what activity or practice? b) Which President
remained a bachelor throughout his years as
president? c) Who served as President Carter's
Vice President? d) How many members of Congress
currently represent the state of South Carolina?
ending the game is sounded at the end of a specified
game time. If the device sounds
while the Moderator is asking a question, she stops and the game is finished. If
the device sounds while a player is answering a question, the player
may complete the answer to that question, and the game is ended.
and questions from anyone other than the team members
may be presented only at the conclusion of the first
half of the match or at the conclusion of the match. If
a non-participant violates this rule, the first infraction will draw a warning,
the second infraction will result in the team on whose behalf the challenge
is presented having 10 points deducted from its total, and the third infraction
will result in disqualification of the team. The challenges do
not have to come from the same person.
teams have the same number of points when the time
runs out, the tie is broken in a sudden death playoff. The playoff consists of questions worth 10 points each. The
first team to answer a question correctly wins. If a player interrupts
a question and answers incorrectly, the team will be penalized 5 points,
thus breaking the tie and giving the opposing team the victory.
and second place teams will each
receive a Barry Bowl trophy for their schools. Each
member of the winning team will receive a $500
scholarship per semester for two semesters
(total value $1,000). Each
team member will also receive
a medal. Second place team members will receive
a $250 scholarship per semester for two semesters
(total value $500).
Teams are made up of 4-6 team members. Only
one team is eligible per school. Only
the first 8 teams to register will be eligible to compete.
February 18, 2015. Sponsors should provide a list of Barry
Bowl Team members (no more than six names) by contacting Prof.
Kim Covington at 803-313-7041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.