LightSpeed Individual Open Buzzer Quiz
Rules for 2016
There will be twelve LSQ Tourneys, one at the end of each month, alternating between Saturdays on odd months and Sundays on even months and a weekend in December including the QU12 final
There will be a total of around 240 questions asked during any Tourney, divided equally between contestants
At every Tourney, contestants will take it in turns to ask, or participate in asking a set of questions, each set shall be called a 'tilt'
Tilts will be between individuals in the form of fastest response (buzz, then answer) questions (à la 'University Challenge' starters)
All correct answers worth two buzz points
All incorrect interruptions minus one point
In the case of ties, one point shall be awarded
The entry fee for a Tourney is £10
Each player has an option to play their first Tourney for free, but forfiets any cash prizes
For £100, a player will be admitted to 10 subsequent tournaments in the year and given a place in the QU12 final
The hierarchy for entry is as follows:
- One reserved Rookie spot
- Player with longest unbroken run of entries up to the event
- Equal competing claims will be awarded to first to pay entry fee (paypal to email@example.com )
Handicaps are based entirely on money paid in and won.
For each £1 entry fee paid in for previously played in events a player receives a one point start (Note: This does not include the current event fee)
For each £1 won, a player receives a one point handicap
Any player who did not play in the 2016 Fastermind is welcome to buy 20 points start by giving £20 to MSF
A player's net total points (score +/- their handicap) will define their position at the end of a Tourney and the appropriation of the cash prizes
30% of each kitty, and a medal will go to the Tourney winner (net)
A medal will go to the Monthly winner (gross)
A place in the QU12 final will go to the highest ranked (gross and net) players who have not yet gained qualification to the QU12 final
20% of each kitty will go to the Tourney runner-up (net)
10% of each kitty will go to the Tourney third place (net)
A medal will be awarded to the winner(s) of the 'Special', an end of tourney quiz that differs every month that incorporates not just buzzer quizzing but also money spent over the bar!
At the end of a Tourney the players shall receive the following ranking points (double for December)
- 3 points for attending
- 1 point for each person beaten (gross)
- Bonuses: 12 points for a win, 7 points for second, 3 points for third
A trophy will be awarded to the LightSpeed Quiz Champion, The person who amasses the most ranking points over their best six events in the year
A trophy will be awarded to the Buzzer of the Year, the person who amasses the most 'buzz' points
40% of each kitty and a trophy will go to the QU12 winner
All advance payers and all qualifiers will be invited to play in the QU12 final in December. Obviously there will be only one slot per person.
If more than 12 people qualify for the qu12 final, they will all be invited
If less than 12 people qualify, the remaining slots will be balloted out between all non-qualifiers who attend the final. Each non qualifier will have a ticket in the draw for each LSQ they have attended.