Tossup-only Scoring Rules


Full Name: Tossup-only
Code: TOSSUP
Teams Per Game: 2
Players Per Team: 4
Standard Tossup Count: 20
Power Tossups: Yes
Interrupt Penalties: Yes
Bonus Questions: No
Nonstandard Points: No
Overall Score Divisor: 5

The “Standard Tossup Count” is the generic denominator used to normalize scores for reporting purposes. It should be roughly equal to the average number of tossups heard in a game, but it is not necessarily a fixed count for tossups heard in all games.

“Nonstandard Points” are those not awarded for tossup/bonus play. Common examples of such points would be worksheets, lightning rounds, and written seeding rounds.

“Divisors” are the largest integers guaranteed to divide a legal score. These are not of much use to casual browsers, but they can assist when double-checking tournament results to make sure that data-entry errors have not occurred.