An entrance fee of £10 per team shall be paid at the start of the season. If at any time this does not seem sufficient, a further small sum may be levied.
Competing teams shall consist of no more than six players per side. Teams cannot change players during a match and no player may join the team after the match has been playing for ten minutes.
The matches shall be played on Thursday evenings starting at 9.00 p.m. except where both teams agree to a later start.
Sets of questions shall be provided and no others shall be used.
The questions shall be issued to the home team in sealed envelopes that will be opened by the question master in the presence of both teams. It is the responsibility of the home team to supply a question master. The away team may provide a scorer / timekeeper, if they wish.
No more than six questions can be on the same subject in any one match.
The match shall consist of thirty questions to each team. The toss of a coin will decide whether a team wishes to go first or second.
All questions to be answered jointly by the whole team. If no answer is given within thirty seconds, the timekeeper shall inform the team captain that their time is up, but still give them the opportunity to answer promptly.
The question master will award one point for a correct answer. Should a wrong answer be given, or the team fail to answer, the question will be offered to the opposing team. The captain must answer within ten seconds and the question master will award one bonus point for a correct answer.
If there is a dispute to the validity of a question (i.e. the answer written down is considered incorrect): - If a team gives an answer that is the same as the supplied answer then that team may have the points no matter how incorrect the answer may seem. A spare will be used if the question is not viable i.e. unreadable, missing or the question person reads the answer out by mistake, etc,
The home team of each match must send the result through to the organisers using the website. This also applies to Knockout/Plate matches.
If at the end of the season two teams have equal points, then to decide who is higher the two results of when they played each other is compared. If that is a draw then the number of points scored by each team when they played each other will be compared. If these are equal then the number of points scored during the season will be compared.
Away teams are to collect that night’s questions from Chalkers at Newtown at 8:30 p.m.
Teams that have no representative at the AGM, or have not contacted the organisers, will not be allowed to play in the following season.