General Rules

There are many events that take place during the course of the Americas Quizzing Championships. Each has its own page on this website briefly explaining its format and specific rules (just click on the events in the main schedule). This section explains general rules for the whole tournament. Any breach of the rules will likely result in the disqualification of the player(s) involved.

·       Language. The quizzes are all conducted in English.

·       Quiz Participation. All registered players are eligible to play in all events.

·       Cheating. Anyone suspected by an official of cheating will be disqualified. You must not use any mobile device during a quiz competition.

·       Appeals. If at any time you think your answer should be accepted, then appeals slips will be available at the front of the room for you to detail your query. This MUST be done BEFORE the start of the next round, or without undue delay if the appeal relates to a question in a final round. Every effort will be made to check alternative answers offered by a contestant challenging an answer through the correct channel, but ultimately the question master’s decision is final.

·       Late Arrival. If a player arrives after a competition has begun, they may not be allowed into the quiz room as it could disrupt play. Organisers will find a suitable time for a late player to join the quiz that will not cause problems for other competitors. Please don’t be late.

·       Disruptive Behaviour. Anyone deemed by an official to be purposely disrupting an event or causing upset/annoyance/distress to another player/organiser will be removed.

·       Team Swapping. It is not permitted to replace a team member after the first round of a quiz has started. If a team member is late, and has not been replaced, the team will participate with a player short until the late-comer is permitted entry to the quiz room. In very exceptional circumstances, such as sudden illness, the organisers might allow a player to be swapped, but this must be done with permission from the organisers AND the opposing team where appropriate.

·       Participant Exclusion. The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to troublesome individuals, for example someone deemed to have been disruptive in the past or believed to be bringing quiz into disrepute.

·       Have fun.

·       Learn lots.

·       Meet new people.