ORDER OF THE BALTIC QUIZZING TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
LOCATION AND TIME
The first Baltic Quizzing Team Championship (further named Championship) proceeds in
Saturday, 24 May 2014, in city Riga. Exact location: Riga Technical University, Faculty of
Computer science and information technologies, Riga, Meza street 1, Building (corpus) 1,
room 301. The object is located on left side of Daugava and can be found in http://wikimapia.org/street/79037/lv/Me%C5%BEa-iela
, however you must find building 1/
1 but not 1/ 4. (If you rely on public traffic, find in centre tram 4 and follow to Nometnu)
Arrival and registration of participants: 10.00- 11.00 . Opening: 11.20.
Participants arrive as completed teams comprising four persons. Teams of 3 persons are
also accepted. Teams have to apply at least a week before, sending email till 17 May 23.59
to : firstname.lastname@example.org
, indicating participants, the captain and contact information.
Participant fee is established 5 EUR per person ; payment will be made at arrival.
This Championship is organized by Latvian Erudite League (LEL).
Executive committee of the Championship:
Anita Zalaiskalne – president of LEL,
Uldis Apsalons – member of the board of LEL (tel +371-28212364),
Jury (referees) of the contest:
Viktors Insbergs – main referee at LEL,
Dainis Suna – referee, member of the board of LEL,
Uldis Apsalons – member of the board of LEL, manager of the contest.
PROCEDURE OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND EVALUATION OF RESULTS
Participants of the teams are prohibited to use any additional means to get information,
except their own minds – books, computers, mobile phones, etc. Spectators are prohibited
to discuss current question by voice as well as to prompt possible answers.
The contest is divided in two parts.
First part: All teams perform some test ( 50 questions) in written form within 45 minutes,
and submit one set of answers to the jury. The test is offered in four languages – Latvian,
Estonian, Lithuanian, Russian. Maximal score is 50 points. If two (or more) teaks pick
just equal amount of points, the team who gives better answer to extra question (some
numerical answer is expected).
Looking on results of the first part, Jury selects the best teams who pass to the second part
of the contest. If 10 teams or less number take part in the first part, 6 teams are selected. If
there are 11 or more teams at the beginning, eight teams pass to the second part.
The second part
The second part proceeds in play-off mode in levels: quarterfinal, semifinal, match for 3rd place,
final. Two teams compete in a match. Questions for the second part are made in Rusian language and
presented on a screen. Besides text, additional information may appear in form of picture (of sound-
Teams may think and discuss for answer 30-60 seconds ; time depends on difficulty of the question
and is announced by referee. Then members of both teams give their answers in written form in
Russian language (proper nouns may be written in original language). Teams earn 1 point for each
true answer. (Jury trends to avoid half-points at evaluation).
The questions prepared for the second part are grouped in three packages according to level.
Quarterfinal package contains 32 themes (topics) numbered 1- 32, semifinal package (also for 3rd
place match) 36 themes nr 33- 68, final package 16 themes nr 69-84. During the game, teams in
turn choose theme numbers and get (for both teams) corresponding set of questions joined under
some theme title. In most cases, question content corresponds well to theme title, but for some part,
question essence and theme title may be related in formal or unusual manner. If the theme has been
chosen and played yet, it is removed from choice and will not appear again in this day contest.
Distance of match is stated : 8 themes for each of quarterfinals, 12 themes for each of semifinal (as
well as for 3rd place match), 16 themes for final. If one team reaches big advance in score and has
ensured win entirely, the match is finished before full distance.
If stated distance of match comes to draw (equal score), additional theme is chosen by a team. If
after some question some team gets advance in score, they are winner of this match. If score remains
equal, the next theme is chosen by other team, etc, till some team gets advance. Additional themes
are choosen from corresponding package, and if this package is exhausted, themes are sourced from
other packages or from reserve stock.
More detailed order may appear a month before contest and in the day of contest.
FINANCES AND AWARDS
Organization expenses and prizes are ensured by participation fees.
Rewarding of Championship prizers proceeds in the day of contest. All teams receive some LEL
presents. Three best teams receive prizes. The winner team receives the Challenge cup of Baltic
Quizzing Team Championship.