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Sorry, not up-to-date on the ScoBowl jargon.
What is 'negging'?
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In NAQT format, a player loses 5 points for buzzing in and missing a question before the end. This is called a "neg" or a "neg 5." It is simply short for "negative 5 points."
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DigitalRosh wrote:Sorry, not up-to-date on the ScoBowl jargon.
What is 'negging'?
When you get a 5-point penalty for interrupting a tossup question with an incorrect answer.
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Post by DigitalRosh »

Oh, I see. Just the blurt rule.
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No. The blurt rule give you five points and a bonus if you buzz, then provide a correct answer before being recognized (and is exclusive to IHSA.) The neg rule gives you a penalty of five points (and no bonus) for offering an incorrect answer (or in some other situations, like answering without buzzing) on a tossup before the end and is used in most standard formats (notably not IHSA.) They have nothing to do with one another.

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Post by Trevkeeper »

Also, some people in Illinois (including myself) will refer to them as negs, even though in Illinois format there are no penalties for interrupting a tossup with an incorrect answer. These are more aptly called "interrupts", but again, are also referred to as negs.
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