In 2022, we’re welcoming back a limited amount of speed rounds. A typical trivia hour has 9 questions per hour with the point value of the questions range from 10-500 points. During a speed round, we ask 18 questions an hour, usually all questions are worth the same point value. It’s all about speed! Whether a regular or speed round, each team that reports the correct answer to the Trivia Hotline in the allotted time is awarded the question’s point value. Teams can keep guessing on questions as long as they are open. When KVSC closes a question, guesses are no longer accepted.
Teams are allowed to make two guesses per call for up to TWO open questions. Teams guess on open questions and are told: correct (and awarded points), wrong or incomplete. No clues are given for incomplete guesses. The phone bank will not tell you which part is incomplete, that’s your job to puzzle out! Keep calling back with more guesses before the question closes!
The Information/Repeat Question support line will NOT spell out common words. For example, if a question asks about the “Tracey Ullman Show,” we will not spell the name “Tracey.” On-air hosts will only spell out words that are deemed helpful by the trivia writing team.
AVOID PHONE BANK JAM! You need to practice team restraint. There is a MAXIMUM of two simultaneous phone calls to our hotline from your team. We monitor how frequently each team contacts our phone bank. Please inform satellite players of this rule. Also note, cell phone batteries need recharging frequently during the contest.
Teams may not assist each other in any way, including trading answers. Violations of library laws will result in contest disqualification. Also, KVSC resources and personnel cannot be used as sources.
Members of teams are not allowed on the KVSC premises during trivia weekend. Also, teams may not intentionally try to sabotage another team by falsely representing them to KVSC staff, trivia writers, scorekeepers and phone bank workers. Teams face forfeiture for violating these rules.
Scoring and question disputes for most questions are entertained for TWO HOURS ONLY following a reported discrepancy. If you dispute a question, Internet sources are treated as a lowest priority.
All decisions made by station management and trivia writers are final.
Your team HQ will be contacted Friday afternoon of Trivia Weekend to assign you a team number and other data. Use only your assigned team number ALL weekend to identify your guesses and answers with the trivia hotline and dispute lines.
The team with the most points at 7 p.m. Sunday is the overall winner! Back in 2022, Division I, II, and III winners will be recognized at the awards ceremony (this was on hiatus in 2021). KVSC will not broadcast the scores for the final four hours of the contest. However, you may call the point information or general information line to confirm your team score until the second to last hour. If necessary, KVSC will use creative discretion to resolve a tie.
Every team will receive a packet of individually numbered images. Questions could be asked periodically throughout the contest about any of the photographs and images provided. We do not post the images on kvsc.org in advance of the contest. However, we might post them on our Facebook page prior to or during the contest.
Audio trivia questions are asked at random. Be ready for the challenge of the audio speed round! To best prepare for these questions, teams are encouraged to have a recording device handy, but KVSC will repeat audio questions when asked.
For the latest in Trivia Weekend news, follow KVSC on Twitter at twitter.com/kvsc881fm and Facebook at facebook.com/kvsc881fm. Follow the hashtag #TriviaWeekend on Twitter all weekend long for the latest updates, team banter and more.
The deadline to register is 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. The awards ceremony will be in-person in Stewart Hall’s Ritsche Auditorium and via webstream. If you attend in person you must wear a mask, per SCSU policy. The beloved Post-Trivia Party at the Red Carpet Nightclub might return in 2022 the ceremony with the Shake a Hamster Band trivia band live in concert. We will make that decision in early February.