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July 30, 2023

The batons are completed - one for the winner of the Boot Camp tournament, with the potential for them to pick up the Titan Throwdown against some formidable opponents!




A few people have not completed the form to acknowledge their name and game times - please do this ASAP as we are preparing the registration packets.


After reading, acknowledge these tournament rules and your participation at this link: https://forms.gle/912VUi4RpCjr6oiM6


Thank you for attending the Game Show Bootcamp.



Note: We are shooting a video of the event and interviewing various participants. The material will be used to market future Game Show Boot Camps and to develop a potential documentary series on the world of trivia. The idea has not been pitched or sold to a TV network.



Your participation is optional. If you do consent and we do interview you, we’ll ask basic questions like “How did you get started in the world of trivia,” or “What do you hope to get out of the Game Show Bootcamp?” Once again, the material is for promotional purposes only and will not air on a streamer, broadcast, or cable network or appear on a social media platform. If you would like to participate in an interview, we would appreciate your signing a simple release form that grants us permission to shoot video of you and use your image in our promotional materials.



The qualification round games will be held at the Hampton Inn Tropicana, in Salon A, Fiji, and Tahiti Rooms on Saturday August 5th, 2023. Round 1 will take place between 10:30 and 12:00 (after the morning seminars 08:30-10:10) , and Round 2 will take place between 15:00 and 16:30 (after the afternoon seminars 12:30-14:55). There will be 3 games taking place with the same material 3 times in each round. 9 games per round, 18 total games.

Each player is assigned a time and a place for each game in advance. The placement is as follows:


(note this has some name updates vs July 26 edition)


If you find that you will not be able to attend, please let us know at [email protected] with WITHDRAW in the subject line as soon as you know.



If you wish to transfer your registration to another person, that is possible prior to noon Pacific time, Friday August 4, and that person will take your same place in the grid, as long as they agree to the code of conduct. GSBC will not be involved in brokering or wait listing any such transfers – the replacement will need to be acknowledged by the original registrant which will be verified by a phone call.



If you withdraw, you may not rejoin the competition, but may attend in the audience if your registration has not been transferred, or if you buy an audience Titan Throwdown ticket (if available). If you can’t attend your first round game, you may still play your second round game and vice versa.



Players need to arrive at their room immediately after the previous game scheduled (if any) and be ready in the room at least 5 minutes prior to the start of their game. Players may remain in any room along with other audience members before or after their match. A game may proceed with less than 5 players, where one or more missing players will automatically be assigned to the lowest ranking spot or lowest average ranking.



Anyone may leave a room during a match, but no one may enter a room while a match is underway.

Electronic devices must be silenced and not used during a game – anyone needing to take or make a call or use applications including texting must leave the room.

Please review the rules of the game here https://www.wheatridgefoundation.org/gsbc2-5x5.html



The player with the highest score at the end of the Five by Final round is awarded the win. In the event of a tie for the lead at the end of a game, the tie is broken by greatest number of correct answers in the front game (the part before 5xFinal, then by fewest incorrect answers.

At the end of each game, a player receives ranking points based on where he or she finished in that game.

• 1st place: 10 ranking points

• 2nd place: 8 ranking points

• 3rd place: 6 ranking points

• 4th place: 4 ranking points

• 5th place: 2 ranking points

In the event of a tie in score, the ranking points for those tied players are averaged.



Twenty players advance to the semi-finals. Every winner of at least one game will advance to the semifinals.

The twenty players will be ranked based on the following criteria:

Criteria 1: Number of wins.

Criteria 2: Number of ranking points in the two games.

Criteria 3: Total points scored in the two games.

Criteria 4: Most correct answers in the two front games.

Criteria 5: Least incorrect answers in the two front games.

Players 21-24 are alternates who play in the event there are any no-shows.



The semi-final games are played at 17:00.

Now that there is a ranking established among the players that won 2 games at the highest rank, followed by those that won 1 game, and those that placed second twice, etc. 4 alternates will also be selected. The semifinal grid will be published in a subsequent update showing where the ranked players are placed.



All semifinal matches take place simultaneously with the same material. That will expand the locations for games to add the green room being used by Titans for practice. Due to size and access restrictions, that room will not accommodate audience members.



Each game will determine a winner. If the score is tied between two or more players, the tiebreakers will be a) greatest number of correct answers in the front game, b) fewest incorrect answers in the front game, c) Average reaction time for first buzz. This will result in 4 of the 5 spots for the final.



The last spot in the final will be among all those who placed second in the semi-final. The first tiebreaker is ranking points (as some may be diluted for ties for second place.) Among those who were the only second place finisher in their game, the first tiebreaker is a) total points, followed by b) total greatest number of correct answers in the front game, then c) total fewest incorrect answers in the front game, d) average reaction time for first buzz.


After reading, acknowledge these tournament rules and your participation at this link: https://forms.gle/912VUi4RpCjr6oiM6