Each game shall consist of two halves of ten tossups each, with each correct tossup followed by a three-part bonus. Correct tossup answers are ten points each, with an additional five-point "power" awarded for a correct answer given before a pre-determined point in the tossup. Unlike other NAQT/national tournaments, we will NOT assess a five-point penalty for interrupting the moderator during the tossup with an incorrect answer. Incorrect bonus parts shall immediately rebound.
Schools which qualified for the playoffs at last season's NAQT Missouri Qualifier, Small School National Championship Tournament, High School National Championship Tournament, or National Scholastic Championship will only be able to place teams on the waitlist, and may only field rosters that do not contain players who competed in the playoffs at those events. Should spots become open on or after December 11th, teams will be moved into the field in the order teams were registered. Because of this restriction, we will not be serving as a qualifier for any national tournament.