All Timekeepers with fewer than three years of experience should attend training at ORAU’s Pollard Auditorium. Please see the volunteer registration form for the date and time of this training. The timekeeping rules and competition format will be reviewed.
Watch the Timer Operation Video
Focus on the time, not the game!
Know the rules!
Timing the 8-Minute Halves:
Watch the Training Video
On toss-up questions, one of the teams must answer within 5 seconds of when the Moderator completes the question. Time the 5 seconds allowed using the remote control on the timer system. There is no need to call "TIME" when the time expires because the timer system will buzz.
Keep track of the time for bonus questions. Each time a team correctly answers a toss-up question, the team will be awarded a bonus question. The students have 20 secondsto answer the bonus question AFTER the moderator has finished reading the question. After 15 seconds in the bonus period has elapsed, the timer will buzz one short buzz to alert the students that only 5 seconds remain to answer the question. At the end of the 20 seconds, the timer will buzz two buzzers to notify students that time has expired.