FRONT-RUNNERS INCREASE THEIR LEADS
Woodglen (NJ) took a 30-point lead over Barstow after performing a rare 70-point whammy; that is, they got a solo shot on the tossup and followed it up with a bonus sweep (Category: The Moon). Paideia (GA) moved into a 115-115 tie with Woodglen after sweeping the HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY bonus. Woodglen, with 20 points on Horticulture, took a 15-point lead over Paideia: “Summer-flowering ones include dahlias, begonias and anemones. Spring-flowering ones include tulips, crocuses, hyacinths, daffodils, and irises. I'm talking about flowers that are usually grown from what rather than seeds?” (Ans. Bulbs) Paideia and Paideia mounted a 30-point lead after this solo shot: “Name the capital of the only South American country that borders the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.” (Ans. Bogota) Paideia won their third by a 300-255 margin over Woodglen.
Detroit Jesuit (MI) took a 150-115 lead over Parkland (PA) after gaining 30 points on the MUSIC bonus. Detroit, controlling three of the four bonuses, has a 190-120 lead over Parkland at the end of Round Two. They sailed to their fourth win of the season by 130 points over second-place Clinton (MS).
Phillipsburg (NJ) led the entire game, until East Varsity (PA) took a 220-215 lead on the second-to-last question, a math problem. The last question: “The structure of RNA is largely the same as its DNA counterpart except for a different kind of sugar composing its backbone, and which nucleotide base, found only in RNA as a substitute for thyamine?” Both teams knew the answer, uracil, but Phillipsburg got bonus points for being first. The game ended in a tie, 235-235, and had to be settled in sudden-death overtime. The game winner: “What was the first Civil Rights action King was involved in?” Phillipsburg knew it was the Montgomery Bus Boycott, securing their fourth win of the season.
ANNOUNCING OUR WINTER 2017 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 February 6, for 8 consecutive weeks.
|High School Leagues (choose one):|
|Monday (4:30 Eastern Time)|
|Wednesday (3:30 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.
One computer per team may be connected to the QuizNet chatroom. Connect your Java-enabled computer to the chatroom by clicking on the word
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.