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RIVER TRAIL, POWDERSVILLE, AND PINGRY ALL WIN

Tuesday

River Trail (GA) took a 115-95 lead over Thompson after this solo shot: “The Sea of Venus, the Fountain of Youth, the Nonday Gulf are found there. Kepler’s discovery that planets move in elliptical orbits was based upon observations of this planet. What is this, the only planet to have seasons similar to Earth's?” (Ans. Mars) A Thompson (AL) solo shot brought them to within 30 points of of River Trail's lead: “This organic compound consists of a linear chain of D-glucose units, and it's difficult for most living things -- except termites and ruminants -- to digest. What is this compound?” (Ans. Cellulose) Another solo shot for River Trail sealed their fifth win of the season: “Last month, the House voted to repeal what law -- a vote that has taken place more than 50 times in the past four years?” (Ans. Affordable Care Act. River Trail will be joined in the April 14 Finals by Thompson, Hopkins West, Paideia, and Woodglen, which enters the title game as the highest-scoring non-winner.



School Feb 3 Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 24 Mar 3 Mar10 Mar 17 Mar 24
Bloomfield (GA) 100 125 0 80 0 110 25 120
Dawkins (SC) 140 115 0 0 90 195 95 135
Paideia (GA) 305 225 260 160 210 95 265 180
Hopkins West (MN) 130 130 0 260 320 135 220 225
River Trail (GA) 330 390 355 255 310 300 240 340
Weaver (GA) 120 110 0 35 85 120 90 150
Thompson.(AL) 270 260 145 345 0 210 205 260
Miller (GA) 95 120 0 105 125 50 125 185
Woodglen.(NJ) 115 110 0 40 0 255 135 195
Howard (GA) 175 170 0 0 0 0 115 0

 


Wednesday League

Powdersville (SC) swept the MEDICAL BONUS, taking a 125-105 lead over Detroit Jesuit (MI). Powdersville got all four bonus opportunities but didn't make the most of them, and led Jesuit by only 45 points going into the final period. However, White Plains moved into a tie with Powdersville for the lead after this Current Events question: “San Francisco linebacker Chris Borland, one of the finest young players in the NFL, recently made what shocking announcement?” (Ans. He is quitting football because of its danger.) Powdersville promptly retook the lead on a question about Wat Tyler’s Peasant Revolt. White Plains moved to within 10 points of Powdersville's lead after this solo shot: “Who won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll?” (Ans. Rand Paul) But Powdersville hung on to win their second, 315-305 over White Plains. With five wins, White Plains is assured of entering the Finals ranked No. 1



School Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25 Mar 4 Mar11 Mar18
Mar 25
White Plains 215 320 215 270 345 305 265 305
Groton-Dunstable 190 105 160 155 200 250 190 195
Macon Central (GA) 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Berlin (NY) 140 105 0 115 0 170 135 0
Peach County.(GA) 130 40 0 140 120 110 20 45
Powdersville.(SC) 155 160 265 240 265 255 185 315
University of Detroit Jesuit 250 180 215 225 220 255 250 270
Central 0 210 0 85 170 160 160 195

 


Thursday League

Phillipsburg (NJ) took a 120-115 lead over Pingry (NJ) after gaining 30 points on the QUANTITATIVE PHYSICS bonus. Pingry retook the lead on this one: “What story by Henry James could have been, but was not, given this title? The Single Rotation of that Simple Machine Consisting of a Cylindrical Rod Incised with One or More Helical or Advancing Spiral Threads? (Ans. The Turn of the Screw) Pingry's sweep of the MEDICAL bonus gave them a 185-130 lead over Phillipsburg going into the final period, a lead which they increased. They won their third game of the season by a 360-280 margin over Phillipsburg.


School
Feb 5
Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Mar12 Mar 19 Mar 26
John Cooper (TX) 190 235 235 260 200 0 225
Horace Mann (NY) 115 140 260 250 165 270 0
Parkland (PA) 205 190 235 315 160 225 205
Horace Greeley (NY) 85 165 210 180 220 155 275
Yorktown (VA) 155 210 200 0 165 165 210
East Varsity (PA) 295 185 305 240 230 285 215
Pocono Mountain East (PA) 130 75 140 130 140 125 130
Pingry (NJ) 290 310 355 275 290 265 360
Pocono Mountain West (PA) 195 160 240 225 305 240 240
Southern Lehigh (PA) 120 190 215 200 190 190 220
Phillipsburg (NJ) 205 195 225 220 290 260 280
Westside 115 75 0 80 135 120 150
Rutland 0 50 0 65 0 0 0
Seminole 0 150 190 210 0 0 190

 


ANNOUNCING OUR WINTER 2015 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 Winter 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 February, 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)
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Tuesday (4:00 Eastern)


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Each match consists of three parts:
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