Rules and format of play
I. Match Play
a. Matches take place weekly between at least three (3) but no more than four (4) teams from at most four (4) separate high schools.
b. A team consists of no more than four (4) players.
c. Teams that arrive to a match with more than 4 players have the option of substituting players in any combination in between games.
d. A moderator who is a BAAL official will read the questions at each match. One person appointed by the moderator will be charged with keeping the official score. The scorekeeper will read the running score between games and give the final score and standings at the conclusion of the match.
II. Game Play
a. Every match will consist of four (4) games. Matches with only 3 teams will have three (3) games.
b. Three (3) teams will compete in one game. One team will thus sit during each game and quietly observe or leave the room.
c. The team sitting out rotates after the completion of each game to ensure that all combinations are achieved. After one match, each team will have played three games.
d. A team's game score is determined by the sum of their scores at the end of each round. The team with the most point after all four rounds is given first (1st) place. The team with the next most points is awarded second (2nd) place. The team that finishes last in scoring is given third (3rd) place.
e. A team that finishes 1st is given 5 points in the standings. A 2nd place finish is awarded 3 points. A 3rd place finish is awarded 1 point. After one night a team may achieve a maximum standing score of 15 points. A team may achieve a minimum score of three points.
IV. End of Game
At the end of each match the scorekeeper reads the score and each team is assigned standing points based upon their total points socred during the game.
V. End of Match
At the conclusion of each match the scores and final standings for the evening are recorded in a location visible to all. Game scores may recorded at the conclusion of each game.
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