Tournament Director Guide to Online Tournaments

Welcome to the PACE guide for directing an online tournament. This guide is complete for hosting a Discord tournament. We are still working on the version of this guide for Zoom (see bottom of this page). Guides for staffing, playing, or coaching at an online tournament can be found here.

This guide assumes that you have staffed at least one in-person quizbowl tournament before. If not, please see our quizbowl 101 page to read about the fundamentals of quizbowl.

General Information:

Discord Tournaments:

Zoom Tournaments:

Note: this section is currently incomplete.

Zoom Basics
Staffer Communication Over Zoom
Zoom Meeting Setup
Creating Schedules
Creating Scoresheets
Creating and Assigning Breakout Rooms
Rebracketing
Handling Protests
Zoom Troubleshooting