Standard NAQT Television Scoring Rules

Teams Per Game
Players Per Team
Standard Tossup Count
40 (This is the generic denominator used to normalize scores for reporting purposes. That is, statistics under these scoring rules are reported in terms of points per 40 tossups heard. For rules that use timed games, it represents a typical number of tossups heard in a game, though variation exists. For rules that use untimed games, it represents the number of tossups that will be read in regulation in a standard game.)
Power Tossups
Tossup Value
Interrupt Penalties
Bonus Questions
Yes (up to 10 points each)
Lightning Round
Yes (values range from 0–200; values must be divisible by 10)
Overall Score Divisor
5 (This is the largest integer that must be a factor of an overall score. It is used in error-checking.)