2021 SAEA Academic Quiz Bowl
We will be holding the 2021 Quiz Bowl as a virtual event through Zoom. Teams will be randomly assigned as in the past. There will be a central Zoom game room which will have a moderator to send teams to breakout rooms for their competitions, update the bracket, and answer questions.
Two additions are being discussed. One would allow the opposing team to answer (steal) a question that is passed or missed. The second is for the moderator to end the game when the winning team cannot lose the game. The first addition would simply make it a normal game, but may add too much time to the match. The second requires the moderator to pay attention to the board. This format combines an element of strategy, picking categories your team is good at or picking all easier questions, with the ability for the teams to communicate as they will be in different locations.
We expect each round to take about 30-40 minutes instead of the 15-20 it normally does. We do not know how many teams we will have, but we will be asking for a large number of moderators to help with the first couple of rounds. Even though individual games will take longer to run, with more moderators we can actually finish the event faster than normal.
Moderators will need two computers or screens and will function as computer operator, moderator, and judges. It is possible, especially for later rounds, that we can add a second moderator to each game strictly as a judge.