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ANNOUNCING OUR FALL 2014 QUIZNET TOURNAMENT.
Note that we now offer a middle-grade league as well as high school leagues.
Connected to the Internet, your academic team can compete directly with schools hundreds or thousands of miles away without the costs and inconvenience of traveling.
The cost to enter our Fall National QuizNet tournament is $150. You may compete in up to eight preliminary matches, plus another one or two games if you make it to the playoffs.
All matches last about an hour, and will take place every week, starting the first week of October, for 8 consecutive weeks.

Connected to the Internet, your academic team can compete directly with schools hundreds or thousands of miles away without the costs and inconvenience of traveling. As such, QuizNet is the greenest of all possible quiz bowl tournaments.

The cost to enter our Fall National QuizNet tournament is $150.

You may compete in up to eight preliminary-round matches, plus another one or two games if you make it to the playoffs. This is a terrific value, and every quiz bowl team that has access to the Internet should be a QuizNet competitor.

All matches last about an hour, and will take place every week, starting the week of Sept. 24, for 8 consecutive weeks.


High School Leagues (choose one):
Wednesday (3:30 Eastern Time)
Thursday (3:30 Eastern Time)

Middle school/junior high League :
Tuesday (4:00 Eastern)


If your school has never before participated in QuizNet, you’re invited to join us for a “try-before-you-buy” game. The free high school exhibition game will be played Wed. Sept. 19 at 4:30 Eastern. The free middle school exhibition game will be played Tues. Sept. 18 at 4:00 Eastern.

Each match consists of three parts:
Warm-Up Round, Bonus Round, and Stump the Experts Round.

Each school winning any regular-season match automatically qualifies for the National Academic Championship.

A complete list of rules is found here: http://www.qunlimited.com/qnrules.htm. All communication will be done by e-mail, and you must give an e-mail address which you will be checking every few days, and we suggest you white-list our address NAC1983@comcast.net so that our messages don’t end up in your spam folder.

All online matches are hosted by Charles Beall.

More Information: Contact Charles Beall directly at 801-699-3424 .

Connecting to QuizNet. One computer per team may be connected to the QuizNet chatroom. Connect your Java-enabled computer to the chatroom by clicking on the word
HERE.

On the popup screen just type in a Nickname (name of your school) and click connect.

It is crucial that you and your school´s computer specialist resolve any filter/firewall issues that may prevent your team from connecting to our channel, and this should be before the first match.

Register for our Fall 2014 QuizNet tournament

THURSDAY’S GAME: A CLASSIC FOR THE AGES

Tuesday

This was a thriller! Marblehead Veteran's (MA) moved into a 90-70 lead over Flushing (MI) after gaining 15 points on the SPANISH bonus. Later in the game, Flushing trailed Marblehead by only 10 after a solo shot: “When President Buchanan put a price of $250 on the head of this fanatic abolitionist, he responded by putting a $2.50 bounty on Buchanan's head. Who was the abolitionist?” (Ans. John Brown) Flushing moved into the lead on this one: “Which green or orange-red pepper, used in Mexican cooking, derived its name from the capital of Veracruz?” ( Ans. Jalapeno) But Riverdale came out of nowhere to move into a tie for the lead after this solo shot: “What is the two-word phrase for that moment in a plot when the protagonist's situation changes for better or worse?” (Ans. Turning point) The turning point in the game proved to be that one plus the one on which Riverdale took the lead: “Give me the rhyming name of the cuisine that combines the names of our 28th state and its neighbor to the south.” (Ans. Tex-Mex) At the end of the game, the leader board read: Riverdale 235, Warren 230, Flushing 230.

It appeared that Riverdale had won by the 5 points for which Warren had been penalized for “delay of game,” as they lodged a second protest in the final period. The next day, after a review of the rules, it was discovered that there is no provision in the rules for “delay of game” – though there should be. The 5 points had to be added back to Warren’s score, resulting in a Warren-Riverdale tie for the win at 235.



School Sep 30 Oct 7 Oct 14 Oct 21 Oct 28
Our Lady of Perpetual Help (TN) 255 175 125 210 90
Bloomfield (GA) 155 0 0 140 0
Flushing 120 160 180 300 230
Howard (GA) 50 0 175 195 125
Paideia B (GA) 85 140 290 160 110
Riverdale (OH) 180 150 230 325 235
River Trail A (GA) 320 295 230 145 115
Weaver (GA) 115 0 165 120 75
River_Trail_B (GA) 215 180 200 170 125
Owl Creek (AR) 125 0 190 0 0
Miller (GA) 130 0 175 195 145
Paideia A (GA) 230 255 185 265 145
Marblehead 0 200 0 205 190
Ware County 0 135 0 180 175
Warrent (NJ) 0 325 240 230 235
Rutland (GA) 5 0 0 0 0
Manor (PA) 0 0 130 205 175

 


 

Wednesday League

White Plains (NY) took a 130-95 lead over Neville (LA) after gaining 30 points on the SCIENCE bonus. Neville trailed White Plains by only 15 after this solo shot: “When the Hanovers succeeded to the English throne, many of the Highland Scots rebelled, attempting to restore the House of Stuart. They were finally defeated in 1746 on English soil. Give me the three words by which their leader and young pretender was known.” (Ans. Bonnie Prince Charlie) A rarity ensued when Neville grabbed a second consecutive solo shot: “Children and adults with Type O blood are more susceptible to this disease, nicknamed the Blue Death due to the skin color change in victims due to fluid loss. What disease, caused by the bacterial genus Vibrio, is transmitted through contaminated water and food, of which seven pandemics have raged throughout the planet since 1817, the seventh of which still persists in developing countries?” (Ans. Cholera) Neville vaulted back into the lead on Cholera. But Groton Dunstable (MA) jumped into second place, only 5 points behind Neville, after this solo shot: “President Evo Morales easily won a third consecutive term in the recent presidential election in which South American country?” (Ans. Bolivia) Groton Dunstable took the lead for the first time, late in the contest, on yet another solo shot: “Which George Bernard Shaw play title is taken from The Aeneid, translated from the Latin Arma virumque cano? (Ans. Arms and the Man) Groton Dunstable won its second game of the season, by a 235-210 margin over White Plains.



School Oct 1 Oct 8 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29
White Plains270 290 0 225 0
Groton-Dunstable 275 105 195 105 235
Central 255 145 250 120 140
SPARTA 80 75 175 155 70
Vanguard 250 120 245 170 95
Wayne Valley 265 145 175 105 110
Boonsboro 185 150 200 155 185
Neville 140 190 215 125 190
lehighton 0 0 170 135 120

 


Thursday League

Thursday’s game was the most exciting QuizNet contest of the season. University of Detroit Jesuit (MI) took a 120-105 lead over East Varsity (PA) after gaining 30 points on the SYMPHONY bonus. Pingry (NJ) picked up 15 points on the SCIENCE bonus, after which they trailed Detroit for the lead, 120-125. Pingry and Detroit were tied for the lead after a question about a Moliere play. Detroit retook the lead on a History question: “When the Hanovers succeeded to the English throne, many of the Highland Scots rebelled, attempting to restore the House of Stuart. They were finally defeated in 1746 on English soil. Give me the three words by which their leader and young pretender was known.” (Ans. Bonnie Prince Charlie) Pingry jumped back into the lead on this Historical Geography querty: “Two capital cities are located on the Gulf of Finland. Helsinki is one. The other was known as Reval until 1917 and again from 1941 to 1944. What is this oldest capital in Northern Europe?” (Ans. Talinn) Detroit moved into the lead yet again, but only 5 points ahead of Pingry, after a long question about the Indian Removal Act. With only seconds left, Pingry and Detroit found themselves tied at 325 after a Legal question. Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild was the subject of the last question. Detroit knew it, edging Pingry in dramatic form, 340-325. It was Detroit’s first QuizNet win ever – but Pingry still leads the league with three wins.



School
Oct 2
Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30
John Cooper (TX) 210 185 175 185 165
Bellefontaine (OH) 165 85 175 110 110
East JV (PA) 325 210 210 225 220
Horace Greeley (NY) 240 155 250 245 170
Yorktown (VA) 245 225 180 235 220
East Varsity (PA) 300 250 195 270 250
Detroit Jesuit (MI) 235 195 320 275 340
Pingry (NJ) 390 225 340 310 325
Powdersville (SC) 295 110 215 190 215
Rutland_(GA) 130 0 0 100 35
Solanco (PA) 125 135 125 205 215
Biotech (NJ) 180 0 150 170 0
BerlinHS 0 90 130 185 160
Phillipsburg (NJ) 230 65 280 200 195
White Plains 0 0 260 0 0
Charlosttville 0 0 0 190 0
Westside 0 0 0 105 175



THIS IS WHAT QUIZNET "LOOKS" LIKE ...
First-timer Riverdale Middle School (OH)
rejoices after a correct answer.
Powdersville High (SC) wrote their own caption for this photo:
"During a particularly challenging question...okay, any question."

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