The tournament will be in the 20 Tossup/20 Bonus format. To encourage players, we will be using "Powers," or 15 points for an early correct answer, and we will NOT be using "Negs" or "Interrupts" (-5 for early incorrect answers)
In the interest of keeping the day running quickly, we will not be using bouncebacks on bonuses. This is a change from last year.
We will be using the Washington/Hickman Academic Questionfest (WHAQ), our first-ever team-written set of questions, done in collaboration with Hickman High School in Columbia, MO. By the time of this tournament, there will have been at least three other tournaments across the country using this set, and we will be relying on their feedback to make sure we're offering the best possible product.