8/18/2017

To follow are the changes to the Scholar Bowl rules, for the last three years, as recommended by the Advisory Committee.

 

2017-18 Rule Changes

1.   Updated language in B.3/B.4 to clarify the penalty as a player ejection rather than a team ejection and to note that an ejected player must sit out the next game at the same level (refer to By-Law).

2.   Added a cap of time (5 seconds) to confer on a rebound when “prompted” by the moderator (C.2.a).

3.   Added language to clarify what constitutes “conferring” (C.1.a)

4.   Updated language to clarify what is meant by the next question in J.1.

5.   Clarified that other than normal breaks (quarters, halftime) a coach must take a time-out for a score check (F.5, K.1, K.2)

6.   Clarified that the game continues when a protest is referred to tournament administration, and language was added to allow a team to request a protest to tournament administration if the ruling of the officials in the room is not unanimous.              

7.   Changed the way that an overtime game is officially scored and reported, which will now clarify the winner and show the actual score of the overtime questions.

8.   Changed the procedure for repeating information when moderator is interrupted on a toss-up; determined that the moderator will continue at the point of interruption.  (C.1.d)

 

2016-17 Rule Changes

1.   Information on the proper way to set up your competition room has been added to Section B and a diagram has been added following Section L.

2.   Language was added in Section C-2-a to clarify that the only the person to whom the captain defers may answer the question and that person may not defer back to the captain.

 

2015-16 Rule Changes

1.   Information on team uniform has been copied from Section J-3 to Section B-1.

2.   Section K-3 was re-worded.

3.   Section L was re-configured to separate the advancement procedures from the seeding procedures, although both procedures remain the same as amended by the advisory committee in 2014-15.  Further clarification has been added to some of the steps.