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All contestants are to abide by the dress codes for nonathletic events.Shirts and ties are required for male contestants. Suits or sports coats are optional.

Each school may enteronly ONE TEAMconsisting of four students. Teams compete againsteach other in regular tournament elimination procedure. Competition order will be arrangedprior to beginning the match according to the bye system. The team earning the most points ineach round of competition shall move to the next round until first through sixth places aredetermined.

Each school team must consist of four students proficient in math (including Algebra I and II,Geometry, and Trigonometry), English and literature (through PACE 1144), science (throughPhysics), social studies (world geography, American and world history, civics, and economics),and electives. Each team will designate a spokesperson or captain.

IMPORTANT: For toss-up questions, each team member chooses two categories in whichto answer questions. He/she may only answer questions in these categories. Everyone mayanswer elective questions. If an unqualified team member answers the questions before thejudge realizes he was not qualified, then his team loses the toss-up and the points even if theanswer was correct.Questions are taken from PACEs starting with PACE 1073. Questionsmay be visual (such as pictures, maps, etc.).

Competition will consist of two types of questions:

1. Toss-up questions

a. For toss-up questions, each team member chooses two categories in which to answerquestions (math, English, science, or social studies). He may only answer questions inthese categories. Everyone may answer elective questions. If an unqualified teammember answers the question, then his team loses the toss-up and the points even if theanswer was correct.

b. A subject area (Math Toss-up, Science Toss-up, etc) and the point value of theBonus question to follow (With a fifteen point bonus question) will be announcedbefore reading each toss-up question.

c. There is a thirty second maximum time limit to buzz in with no discussion, written orverbal. If there is discussion among the team members, five points will be deducted fromthe teams score.

d. Time starts as soon as the question is read once. Repeated questions count against thethirty seconds.

e. If a player hits the buzzer before the question is read completely, the reader will stop andthe player must answer.

f. Any undue hesitation after buzzing in is a wrong answer.

g. A player should wait until he is recognized by the reader before giving the answer to thetoss-up question. He may not have been the first to buzz in as he thought. If an answeris given before he is recognized, the question is tossed out and the team loses five points.

2. Bonus questions

a. If the contestant responds to the toss-up question correctly, his team earns the opportunityto try a bonus question.

b. Bonus questions have varying point values and time allotments. A repeated questioncounts against the allotted time for the question.

c. Communication among team members is permitted. However, the answer comes fromthe team spokesperson or captain, unless he designates another team member to give theanswer (e.g. if the answer is too long or too complicated to easily communicate to thespokesperson).

d. Allow the full allotted time and then ask for one response.

e. No points are deducted if the team responds incorrectly.

Questioning continues until there are ten correctly answered toss-up questions. The team withthe highest score is declared the match winner. If there is a tie after ten correct toss-ups, then anadditional toss-up question is asked to determine a winner. In the event a team misses the tiebreaker toss-up and loses fives points, the matchDOES NOT END, but continues until a toss-up is answered correctly. The team that correctly answers the tie breaking toss-up will be permitted to answer the accompanying bonus question.

A.C.E. provides the following: tables, chairs, and stopwatch; pads, pencils, and buzzers for eachtable. A.C.E. provides all PACE Bowl questions. Each round will be supervised by themoderator, timer, and scorekeeper.

No Judge's Form required
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