League Rules

  1. The size of school is determined by number of students in grades 10 Ė 12. Classification is according to the following:

    LARGE SCHOOLS   Enrollment of 850 or more students
    MEDIUM SCHOOLS   Enrollment from 450 to 849 students
    SMALL SCHOOLS   Enrollment less than 450 students

  2. Teams:   Each school sends a team of five members subject to the following restrictions:

    1. There is a maximum of two seniors allowed.
    2. The sum total of juniors and seniors is not to exceed four.

  3. Category Participation:

    1. Each team member participates in three of five categories. If a student participates in more than three rounds then his three lowest scores are used in determining his individual score.
    2. Three team members compete in each category. If more than three compete then the three lowest scores are used for the team score.

  4. Calculators:


    • The use of calculators will not be permitted throughout the entire competition. This includes the team round.

  5. Contest Procedures:

    1. All contests will absolutely begin no later than 3:30 p.m., but should be started prior to that time (preferably 3:00 p.m.).   Schools must notify the hosting school if they expect to be late.   SNOW POLICY: If several schools have no school in a division, then the meet will be postponed until the following Wednesday. If a team is uncertain about a postponement, then he should call the host school.
    2. The host school advisor assigns the tasks (proctoring, correcting, checking, and scoring) to specific schools. The host school advisor should designate someone to check the team lineups to avoid having a team with too many seniors etc.
    3. The scorer should be given a score sheet by each teamís coach on which the correctly spelled COMPLETE NAMES as well as grades are included. The coaches may keep the second score for their own use.
    4. Each coach is responsible for making sure his students know the following rules:
      1. There is ten minutes allowed per category. A two minute warning and a fifteen second warning will be given by the proctor. Drop everything when the proctor calls time.
      2. Complete names, grades, and schools must be on every paper. They may be put on the back of the paper before starting time. No other writing (such as formulas) may be put on the paper before the starting time before a particular category is announced.
      3. Answers must be placed on designated lines for credit.
      4. When necessary, units will be specified in the answer column and the student must use the units there to receive credit.
      5. Answers must be legible.
    5. If any questions arise as to the acceptability of an answer, poll the advisors present, act accordingly in scoring and send comments to the board along with all the papers.
    6. When marking papers, put no marks on top of studentís answers. The board has to be able to read the studentís answers when they are checking the papers.
    7. Keep running totals available as the contest progresses
    8. The committee should receive all contest papers, scorerís score sheets and list of the top scorers no later than the day after the contest is given. Extra copies of the contest need not be returned to the committee.

  6. Scoring:

    1. The first question receives one point, the second question two points, and the third question three points, unless otherwise specified.
    2. The individualís yearly score is the sum of his best four out of five meet scores.
    3. The team scores consist of the sum of the scores of the five meets.