Format & Rules

Official Document

You can find the 2020 Official Rules and Format Document here.


General

  • Each case day will have a preparation time of five hours per team.
  • Presentations must be made within 10 minutes. This is then followed by 10 minutes of Q&A from a panel of professional judges.
  • Case presentations will be on paper which will then be projected on screen via document cameras.
  • The use of computers and other electronics is prohibited during the case preparation time and subsequently, no PowerPoint will be used during the presentation.
  • Each team is provided with two Casio FX-82 AU Plus II calculators. No other calculators are allowed.

Preliminary Rounds

There are three preliminary rounds in which all teams will participate in. The 12 teams will be drawn into four divisions.

  • The three teams in each division will compete against each other in the three preliminary days.
  • Teams will rotate in presentation order for each day.
  • In each preliminary round, judges will rank the teams first, second and third.
  • Teams will receive three points for first, two points for second and one point for third.

The team with the most points at the end of the final preliminary round will advance to the final round.

Wild Card Round

The four teams that placed second in their division during the preliminary rounds will have the opportunity to compete in the wild card round. This round will:

  • Take place on Friday afternoon after the final preliminary round.
  • Use the same case as the third preliminary round. The winner of the wild card round will progress to the final.

The four teams that have won their respective preliminary divisions and the winner of the wild card round will compete against each other in the final round.

Final Round

The four teams that have won their respective preliminary divisions and the winner of the wild card round will compete against each other in the final round.

Competition Dates

Date Round
Wednesday 29th January Preliminary Round 1
Thursday 30th January Preliminary Round 2
Friday 31st January Preliminary Round 3 and Wild Card Round
Saturday 1st February Final Round