North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities Competition Rules

  1. Cups
  1. Awarding the Annual Cups
  1. A Cup trophy shall be awarded to the Member high school and middle school in each Enrollment Classification with the most Cup Points accrued from the NCASA or Partner Competitions.
  2. Each Cup trophy shall be awarded to the winning Member high school and middle school in each Enrollment Classification during the NCASA Annual Meeting in May of each year.
  3. If more than one Member high school or middle school in an Enrollment Classification tie by accruing the most points, all Member schools that tie for the most points in the Enrollment Classification shall be awarded their own Cup trophy.
  1. Scholastic Cup and Middle School Cup Points
  1. Scholastic Cup and Middle School Cup Points are awarded to Member Schools that participate in any NCASA or Partner Competition.
  2. Cup Points shall be awarded to Member Schools by NCASA as follows:
  1. Each Member School that enters a Team in an NCASA or Partner Competition shall be awarded five (5) Cup Points.
  2. The Teams with the highest scores at NCASA or Partner Competition State Tournaments shall be awarded Cup Points as follows:
  1. First Place: 50 points
  2. Second Place: 45 points
  3. Third Place: 40 points
  4. Fourth Place: 35 points
  5. Fifth Place: 30 points
  6. Sixth Place: 25 points
  7. Seventh Place: 20 points
  8. Eighth Place: 15 points
  9. Ninth Place: 10 points
  10. Tenth Place: 5 points
  1. The Cup Points awarded to the ten highest-scoring Teams at an NCASA or Partner Competition State Tournament shall be referred to as Top Ten Points.
  2. Unless otherwise noted, a Team must participate in a State Level Competition to be eligible to receive Top Ten Points.
  1. Exceptions:
  1. NC Economics Challenge. Due to the nature of the preexisting structure of this Partner Competition, Teams are not required to advance to the State Tournament to receive Top Ten Points.
  2. Competitions which have multiple events without awarding a single overall winner (i.e. Odyssey of the Mind, NC Economics Challenge, NC Chess Association) will be awarded Scholastic Cup Points as follows:
  1. Each event within a Competition will be worth a fraction of the overall Top Ten Points according to the number of events.
  1. An example of a Competition with 5 events would be awarded as follows:
  1. First Place in each event: 10 Points
  2. Second Place in each event: 9 points
  3. Third Place in each event: 8 points
  4. Fourth Place in each event: 7 points
  5. Fifth Place in each event: 6 points
  6. Sixth Place in each event: 5 points
  7. Seventh Place in each event: 4 points
  8. Eighth Place in each event: 3 points
  9. Ninth Place in each event: 2 points
  10. Tenth Place in each event: 1 point
  1. Schools may enter teams in multiple events within a Competition to attempt to earn Top Ten Points in multiple events.
  2. A school need only participate in one event to earn five participation points, the maximum allowed for that competition.
  1. In Partner Competitions, Non-Member Schools shall be removed from the standings for the purpose of awarding Top Ten Points.
  2. In all competitions, schools will be ranked only against other schools in their enrollment classification for the purpose of awarding Top Ten Points.
  3. If a Member School is permitted to enter more than one Team in a Competition, only the top scoring Team will be considered when awarding Top Ten Points.
  1. Any additional Teams from that same Member School will be removed from the standings for the purposes of awarding Top Ten Points.
  1. In the event of a tie when awarding Top Ten Points, the Member Schools that tie will receive an equal number of points based on the number of Teams which finish higher in the standings.
  1. An example with two sets of ties (e.g.: Third and Sixth Place) would be awarded as follows:
  1. First Place: 50 points
  2. Second Place: 45 points
  3. Third Place Tie: 40 points each
  4. Fifth Place: 30 points
  5. Sixth Place Tie: 25 points each
  6. Eighth Place: 15 points
  7. g. Ninth Place: 10 points
  8. h. Tenth Place: 5 points
  1. If a Team from a Member School is found to be in violation of NCASA Competition Rules before the Cup has been awarded, that Member School shall be ineligible to receive the Cup for that school year.
  2. If a Team from a Member School is found to be in violation of NCASA Competition Rules after the Member School has been awarded the Scholastic Cup, the Member School must relinquish the Cup to the Member School that received the next highest point total in the original standings.
  3. Competitions that have multiple divisions without awarding a single winner (like CyberPatriot) will have ties declared for all teams in identical positions. For example, first place teams will finish tied for first. Second place teams will finish tied for third, and so on.

  1. Unity School Cup
  1. Independent and Charter Schools which include all or portions of grades 6-8 and 9-12 are eligible for the Unity School Cup.
  2. Points earned towards the Middle School Cup and Scholastic Cup are combined to determine the Unity School Cup points.
  3. Both the middle school and high school portions of the school must participate in at least one NCASA or partner competition to be eligible for the Unity School Cup.

  1. School System Cup
  1. All LEA’s in which half or more of the schools which include grades 6-8 and 9-12 are NCASA members and participate in one or more NCASA or partner competitions are eligible to win the School System Cup.
  2. Three School System Cups will be awarded. One each for Small, Medium, and Large School Systems.
  3. Small School Systems
  1. Defined as school systems which contain five or fewer schools which include grades 6-12.
  2. Points from the highest scoring middle school and high school are combined to determine the school system point total.
  3. Half or more with a minimum of two schools must participate in NCASA or partner competitions to be eligible to win.
  1. Medium School Systems
  1. Defined as school systems which contain six to eleven schools which include grades 6-12.
  2. Points from the four highest scoring schools are combined to determine the school system point total.
  3. At least one of these four schools must be a middle school, and at least one must be a high school.
  4. Half or more schools must participate in NCASA or partner competitions to be eligible to win.
  1. Large School Systems
  1. Defined as school systems which contain twelve or more schools which include grades 6-12.
  2. Points from the eight highest scoring schools are combined to determine the school system point total.
  3. At least two of these eight schools must be middle schools, and at least two must be high schools.
  4. Half or more schools must participate in NCASA or partner competitions to be eligible to win.