WILSON (SC) AND JOHNSON COUNTY (KY) MISS THE PLAYOFFS IN HEARTBREAKERS
Wilson2 (SC) and Vanguard (FL) were tied for the lead after Vanguard added 15 on the ARCHITECTURE bonus, after which Wilson2 stole their 15-pointer. After that, the lead changed hands between these two numerous times. Vanguard took the lead after this Current Events question: “French fighter jets attacked the city that the Islamic State considers the capital of its ‘caliphate.’ What city?” (Ans. Raqqa, Syria) Wilson2 jumped into the lead after a Performing Arts question: “Marc Chagall created the decor for a landmark production of a Mozart opera in the Metropolitan Opera House. Name the opera.” (Ans. The Magic Flute) Vanguard tied Wilson2 again for the lead after a History question: “Give me the first and last years of George Washington's administration as President of the United States.” (Ans. 1789-1797) Wilson2 again took the lead after identifying 1949 as the year Mao Zedong's forces overthrew Chiang Kai-shek's Kuomintang party and forced it to flee to Taiwan. Vanguard and Wilson2 were tied for the lead at 255 after this one: “Athens supported theatergoing with state revenues, and considered attendance as an important part of a citizen's education. Greek tragedies and comedies were presented annually at whose festival?” (Ans. Dionysius') Wilson2 once again took undisputed possession of the lead after this one: “Give me the first names of the three first ladies who married men named George.” (Ans. Martha, Barbara, and Laura) Vanguard and Wilson2, yet again, found themselves tied for the lead, late in the contest, after the penultimate question: “Which alphabet is named after a saint?” (Ans. Cyrillic) The last question: “Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian paid $170.4 million for a 1917 painting by Amedeo Modigliani. What does it depict?” (Ans. A nude woman) Both Wilson2 and Vanguard knew the answer, but Vanguard’s came first, giving them their fifth win and the No. 1 seed going into the playoffs.
Quest (IL), with 15 points on the SOLID GEOMETRY bonus, moved into a tie with Warren (NJ) and Riverdale (OH). But then Riverdale stole the 15-pointer to take a 15-point lead. They took a 40-point lead after soloing a tossup about the Great Plains and adding 5 points on the BEETHOVEN bonus. This solo shot vaulted Johnson County (KY) into second place, only 15 points behind Riverdale: “It left Spithead, England, Dec. 23, 1787, and arrived in Tahiti Oct. 26, 1788. Name this ship.” (Ans. H.M.S. Bounty) Johnson County, in a must-win situation to make the playoffs, took the lead on another solo shot: “In his bids for reelection, former California governor Pat Brown faced two strong adversaries who went on to serve as President of the United States. Name them.” (Ans. Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan) Riverdale re-took the lead on Language Arts: “Derived from the Greek for ‘divine favor or gift,’ what's the word for the natural ability to inspire a large following?” (Ans. Charisma) Warren tied with Johnson County for second place, both 10 points behind Riverdale, on the penultimate question, an Earth Science query: “The earliest one of these was Vaalbara. Later ones include Laurasia and Gondwanaland. What were these very large early Earth land masses?” (Ans. Supercontinents) Here’s the final question: “Identify the ten-letter word starting with U that is a synonym of omnipresent.” Warren knew it was “ubiquitous,” winning it on the last question, meaning they enter the playoffs ranked No. 1. Warren will face off against Flushing, Paideia A & B, Riverdale, and Quest (the wild card team) in the Finals on Dec. 1, 4:00 Eastern.
Detroit Jesuit (MI) took the lead with 15 points on the ARCHITECTURE bonus ... but East Varsity (PA) retook the lead after they stole the 15-pointer. They never looked back after that. East Varsity won their second by a 350-290 margin over Pingry (NJ). Pingry and East JV make the playoffs as wild card teams, along with the following teams that have won at least one game: Berlin Brothersvalley, Vanguard, West Boca Raton, Wissahickon, Detroit Jesuit, East Varsity, Phillipsburg, White Plains.
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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):|
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|Thursday (3:30 Eastern Time)|
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