SUMMARY OF UPDATED NOSB COMPETITION RULES

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THE ENTIRE REVISED RULES DOCUMENT (available at this page)

Minor language revisions have been made to a few of the competition rules to assist with clarity. Therefore, it is in a team’s best interest to read the entire rules document. Any language changes or updates have been highlighted in the full rules document in green. Some revisions of importance are summarized below:

 Rule 23 – Rule 23 has been revised to include clarification on acceptable answers to multiple-choice questions. Specifically regarding singular and plural answers. If a written answer is singular, the acceptable answer must be singular; similarly, if the written answer is plural, the acceptable answer must be plural.

 Rule 24 – Rule 24 has been revised to further clarify the consequences of consultation among both sets of team members during toss-up and bonus questions.

 Rule 35 – Rule 35 has been revised to make it very clear that NO cell phone or electronic devices are to be visible or in use during the competition matches, including the 2-minute break. Those caught using such devices will be asked to leave the room for the rest of that match.

 Rule 51 – Rule 51 has been revised to clarify, with examples, what happens if the Moderator inadvertently provides an answer to a toss-up or bonus question during the competition match.

Rules are now at: https://sealionbowl.org/compete/competition-format/

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