Description: 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.
Target Score: To advance to the Finals in 2017, you’d have needed to earn at least 23 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 29 out of 36 total points possible in the Preliminaries.
Word Count: 24
Value: 1 point each (these are the Round One words only; Rounds 2 and 3 Vocabulary are worth 3 points each)
|Preliminaries||Finals (First Stage)||Finals (Second Stage)|
|Preliminaries Test||Round 4||Tiebreaker Test|
|Round 2 Vocabulary||Round 5||Round 8|
|Round 2||Round 6||Round 9|
|Round 3 Vocabulary||Round 7||Round 10|
|Round 3||Round 11|