Scoring components
QUESTION VALUE
Question value is based on difficulty and the current
block number.
For oddnumbered blocks, question values are 20, 40,
60, 80, and 100 points.
For evennumbered blocks, question values are 40, 80,
120, 160 and 200 points.
SPEED BONUS
Speed matters. The speed bonus awarded to correct
answers is equal to the question value times the percentage of
time left on the answer timer when the game host receives the
answer.
For example, if a player answers a 60point question correctly
with 10 seconds left on a 20second answer timer, his bonus is
calculated at 60 x (10/20) or 30 points.
MEDAL BONUS
The medal bonus for any questions is calculated as a percentage
of the question value.
Medal 
Bonus 
Platinum 
100.0% 
Gold 
50.0% 
Silver 
33.3% 
Bronze 
16.7% 
Normal scoring
Unless a gambit bet has been made, the following formulas are
used to calculate rewards and penalties:
Mark 
Point Value 
Correct answer 
QUESTION VALUE + SPEED BONUS + MEDAL BONUS 
Partially correct 
1/2 x (QUESTION VALUE + SPEED BONUS + MEDAL BONUS) 
Incorrect answer 
1/2 x (QUESTION VALUE) 
Gambit scoring
If a gambit bet of 2x, 3x, 4x, or 10x)
has been made, the following formulas are used to calculate rewards
and penalties:
Mark 
Point Value 
Correct answer 
(QUESTION VALUE x GAMBIT) + SPEED BONUS + MEDAL BONUS 
Partially correct 
1/2 x ((QUESTION VALUE x GAMBIT) + SPEED BONUS + MEDAL BONUS) 
Incorrect answer 
(QUESTION VALUE x GAMBIT) 
