Another Thursday Thriller!
Paideia B Wins Jr. Game
Vanguard (FL) again took a very early lead and never relinquished it, with two bonus opportunities and two final-period solo shots. This time they won it by 110 over second-place John Cooper (TX).
Quest (IL) had taken a 5-point lead over Paideia B (GA), until B stole their 10-pointer in the Animal bonus. With a solo shot on a tossup and 30 added on the ensuing PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES bonus, Paideia B led Quest 160-105. Paideia B ended up winning by a 285-220 margin over second-place Warren (NJ).
East Varsity (PA) moved into a tie for the lead with Phillipsburg (NJ) after adding 5 on the HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN bonus. Horace Greeley (NY) took the lead after gaining 30 on the PETROLEUM bonus. Phillipsburg moves into a 115-115 tie for the lead with Horace Greeley after stealing the 15-pointer in ETYMOLOGY. Phillipsburg broke the tie on this one: “What does Buddha mean in Sanskrit?” (Ans. Enlightened one) Detroit Jesuit (MI) moved into the lead albeit by only 5 points over East Varsity after this question: “What is the most populous city in Orange County, California?” (Ans. Anaheim) East Varsity tied Detroit for the lead after a History question: “What rival South American liberators met in 1782?” (Ans. Bolivar and San Martin) Detroit Jesuit moved back into the lead after a Literature question: “Which Shakespearean title character says, When I did fly Tyre, I left behind an ancient substitute?” (Ans. Pericles) Phillipsburg and East Varsity both trailed Detroit Jesuit by 10, going into the last question. That question: “It was first discovered in connection with how some reptiles and amphibians change the color of their skin. It can help mitigate nicotine withdrawal and is classified as a diet supplement. The pineal gland secretes which sleep-regulating hormone?” East Varsity was the only team to know Melatonin, and came from behind to win the game on a solo shot! This is the second week in a row that the Thursday League has been won by a team that trailed going into the last question.
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ANNOUNCING OUR FALL 2015 QUIZNET TOURNAMENT.
Note that we 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-round 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 week of Sept. 28, for 8 consecutive weeks.
|High School Leagues (choose one):|
|Monday (3:30 Eastern Time)|
|Wednesday (4:15 Eastern Time)|
|Thursday (3:30 Eastern Time)|
|Middle school/junior high League|
|Tuesday (4:00 Eastern)|
Each match consists of three parts: Warm-Up Round, Bonus Round, and Stump the Experts Round.
Each school winning any preliminary round 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.
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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.