To register you need to fill in the form located here with the name of your team and your squad. We recommend a squad of at least 5 or 6 players but there is no maximum. Most UK players have squads of between 5 and 7 players. Only four can play each game but when you're the nominal home team you will be required to provide a question reader as well.
The first season is due to commence on September 28th and will run for 11 weeks. We also hope to run a cup competition with some team-leveling at the end of the season.
League matches will be 4 points for a win, 2 points for a draw and 1 point for a loss of 4 or fewer points.
How do we play the quiz?
Games are played over video sharing software and we recommend that all teams use Zoom where possible. On Saturday afternoons each team will be emailed with one half of a password to access the quiz. The teams should then contact each other by email to arrange a suitable time to play the match. Please do not arrange any matches for a Monday evening as this is our admin day. Once you have chosen your date you need to fill in the form on the website giving the time and date of the match.
15 minutes before the scheduled quiz the questions will be accessible via a log in on the website. The Question Reader will download the quiz and when the Zoom call commences the home captain will DM the host their half of the password, the away captain will then do the same and the host will be able to open the PDF and access the quiz.
It is important that everyone is on video so that players can signal to their team mates.
The game must commence within 15 minutes of the agreed start time. if a player has failed to turn up then that team will have to play with just 3 players which will leave you at a disadvantage. If a team fails to show up at the agreed time they will be deemed to have forfeited the match.
If the teams cannot agree on a suitable time to play then by default the match will be played at 4PM EST on the Sunday. It is best to try and arrange your games as soon as possible to ensure you're not playing at a time which may be inconvenient to some players.
The quiz will follow the standard quiz league rules initiated by the Merseyside Quiz league over 60 years ago. Each player is asked a question. They have 15 seconds to answer and if they are correct they score 2 points. If they are incorrect the question goes straight over to the opposition who can nominate one player to answer and if correct they will score one point. If a player doesn't know their own question they can defer to a team mate instead of answering and if the teammate is correct they will score 1 point. If the teammate is wrong the question passes to the opposition team, again for 1 point.
This will proceed for eight rounds. Each player will take a designated seat, and be asked their individual question in order each round. After round 4 the order switches and the team going second now go first each round.
There is an online score sheet which will need to be completed by the home team (full instructions will be given). Once this is submitted it will update the website so it is important that both captains agree on both the results and the individual scores.
The question reader shall enforce the time limits strictly. Any cheating, including the use of search engines, will not be tolerated and is grounds for an immediate forfeit.
The cost of the league will be $75 per TEAM per season, paid in advance. That is the only required payment. Each team will play at least 11 matches, and potentially 15 if we run the cup competition between a squad of 7 of you that's less than a dollar a week each. Most of this money is used to pay question writers and for administrative costs.
If you have any questions at all then please contact us at info@onlinequizleague,com