|Go to 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee|
|Back to 2015 Round 20||On to Round 2 Vocabulary|
|Preliminaries||24||1 point each|
|Spellers Participating||Spellers Eliminated||Spellers Advancing||Percent Advancing|
|The Preliminaries consisted of 12 scored spelling words and 12 scored vocabulary questions which counted as Round One, one scored vocabulary question for Round Two and one scored vocabulary question for Round Three. Spellers could earn a maximum of 30 points for correct spellings and responses on the Preliminaries Test.
These are the Round One words only; Rounds 2 and 3 Vocabulary are worth 3 points each.
|To advance to the Finals in 2016, you’d have needed to earn at least 21 out of 30 possible points on the Preliminaries Test (including Round 2 Vocabulary and Round 3 Vocabulary) and spell correctly in Round 2 and Round 3. That would bring you to 27 out of 36 total points possible in the Preliminaries.|
|ne plus ultra|
|lachsschinken||ne plus ultra|
|Preliminaries||Finals (First Stage)||Finals (Second Stage)|
|Preliminaries Test||Round 4||Round 8|
|Round 2 Vocabulary||Round 5||Round 9|
|Round 2||Round 6||Round 10|
|Round 3 Vocabulary||Round 7||Round 11|
|Round 3||Round 12|