Thursday 03 July 2014 16:40.
Cash For Points
A cash amount is offered by the host to the leading contestant (or two players tied for the lead) in exchange for their lead points. There will be two offers per show.
The host will give the leading contestant five seconds thinking time. A decision to accept or pass must be made after this time has elapsed.
If the cash offer is accepted, the number of lead points will be deducted from the player’s score, rendering the player even with the closest competitor.
If the cash offer is declined, no points will be deducted from the player’s score and no cash will be awarded.
A player’s first response to a Cash For Points offer is final.
In the event of:
A two way tie:
PLAY: The offer will be open to both lead players. The host will give 5 seconds thinking time. To accept the offer, a player must be the first of two to buzz in once the five second thinking time begins.
PASS: If neither player hits their buzzer during the five second thinking time, no points will be deducted from either players’ scores and no cash will be awarded.
A three way tie:
Given there is no identifiable lead in this situation no Cash For Points will be made.