Play Scholar WebBowl this semester!
Starting in the fall of 1999, Academic Questions by Jeremy Krug will be hosting an online scholar bowl tournament, called Scholar WebBowl. Any high school is eligible to play. All schools that play will participate in a minimum of 5 matches, for the low price of only $40 per school.
How can our team participate?
All you have to do in order to participate is send in an entry form, which will secure your school a place in the tournament. Within two weeks of returning the form, mail a check payable to "Jeremy Krug" in the amount of $40.00 to the address below, and you're in the tournament! Matches will start in early October 1999 and run until about the middle of December. A spring tournament will also be held, lasting from late January 2000 until early April.
What kind of computer will we need?
You will need a computer with internet access and a browser with Java capability. The actual matches will take place in a Java chat room on this web site. To ensure a reliable internet connection, we recommend at minimum, a 28.8 kbps modem.
How do we know when we're supposed to play?
Matches will take place on Monday and Wednesday afternoons (occasionally Friday afternoons) throughout the semester. Matches will begin at 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00 Central Time. After the teams have been finalized, you will be notified by e-mail when your matches will take place. Make sure to log on to the Scholar WebBowl chat page 15-20 minutes before match time.
What's the format of the matches?
All preliminary matches will be have 3 teams playing simultaneously. Each match will be composed of 40 toss-up questions, worth 10 points each. The question will be asked, and the teams will have 15 seconds to type the answer and press ENTER, without using the help of their coaches or non-team members. Teams may collaborate on toss-up questions, considering the format of this tournament. Each team may only give one answer per question. The first team to produce the correct question will get to answer a bonus question. The bonus question will be one part, and it will be worth 10 points. In this tournament, bonuses will not rebound. The tournament playoffs will take place in early December among the top eight teams. In the playoff matches, 2 teams will play at a time. Complete rules will be e-mailed to the teams upon registering for the tournament.
What are the prizes?
The winning team will receive a trophy, a $100 cash prize, and a copy of our new practice book entitled "Develop Your Team", containing nearly 3000 practice questions. The second place team will receive a trophy and a copy of the book, and the third place team will receive a copy of the book. All teams that enter will receive a coupon for $10 off the price of our new book. In the event that fewer than 15 teams register for the tournament, prizes will be adjusted.
Any more questions?
Feel free to e-mail me if you have any more questions.
Murray, Ky 42071-3322
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