QUIZNET FINALS: ANYBODY'S GAME!
Phillipsburg (NJ) led Bromfield (MA) 140-110 at the end of the first period. They extended that lead to 90 after sweeping the 1930s bonus. Parkland (PA) moved into second place, trailing Phillipsburg by only 25, after a Geography question: "Iguassu Falls are located on the border of which two South American countries?" (Ans. Brazil and Argentina) Bromfield returned to second place, trailing Phillipsburg by only 40, after this one: "This connector is a metal cylinder with a head on one end. It is placed through holes drilled in metal. The head is held in place while the other end is hammered or pressed to form another head. Name this connector." (Ans. Rivet) Phillipsburg leads both Bromfield and Parkland by 40. after Parkland's solo shot on this one: "You'll see this notation on a musical score, indicating that the musicians should pick up the pace. What is this Italian musical term?" (Ans. Accelerando) The score, with Phillipsburg still in the lead, was 340-300-300-300. after Pingry got a solo shot on a Math problem: "What is the degree value of an acute angle of an isosceles trapezoid whose bases measure 8 inches and 12 inches and whose non-parallel sides measure 4 inches each?" (Ans. 60) Ensuing was a crucial solo shot for the front-runners: "His books include Venetian Life, the result of his trip to Italy; A Modern Instance, dealing with the failure of a marriage; A Hazard of New Fortunes, set in New York; A Traveler from Altruria, about the author's Utopia; and The Rise of Silas Lapham, depicting a self-made man. Name the author." (Ans. William Dean Howells) In a close contest, Phillipsburg won by a 40-point margin, meaning they captured both QuizNet titles this school year.
Every team with at least one win makes the playoffs, plus Detroit Jesuit, with the highest totals among teams without a win. The semifinals are next Wednesday and Thursday at the usual time and place. Every qualifying team will play in its usual time slot with the exception of No. 1 ranked Phillipsburg, which plays on Wednesday.
ANNOUNCING OUR WINTER 2018 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 5, 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)|
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.