RIVER TRAIL PULLS AHEAD AT THE END
TO CAPTURE ANOTHER JUNIOR QUIZNET TITLE
PINGRY EDGES VANGUARD TO WIN
HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP
RIVER TRAIL PULLS AHEAD AT THE END TO CAPTURE ANOTHER JUNIOR QUIZNET TITLE PINGRY EDGES VANGUARD TO WIN HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP
Warren (NJ) moved into a 145-145 tie for the lead with River Trail One (GA) after adding 30 on the BIOLOGY bonus. Hopkins West (MN) jumped ahead of Warren & River Trail One by 25 points after sweeping the GEOMETRY bonus. Warren moved to within 5 points of West's lead after gaining 15 points on the GOVERNMENT bonus. River Trail One found themselves tied with Hopkins West for the lead, 230 apiece, with Warren only 15 points behind, after a Physiology question: “Which nerve carries the sensation of smell from nose to brain?” (Ans. Olfactory) Warren took a 5-point lead over River Trail One and Hopkins West after a Current Events question: “Automaker Elon Musk -- founder of SpaceX -- surprised the scientific world recently when he said he wanted eventually to settle down and live where?” (Ans. Mars) After a River Trail Two solo shot on this Literature question, "And then my heart with pleasure fills, / And dances with the daffodils.'' These lines are from a poem by what poet? (Ans. Wordsworth) the leader board stood at:
|River Trail One||275|
|River Trail Two||260|
But a River Trail One solo shot on this Math problem, put the game out of reach: “Two times what number is 15 less than its square?” (Ans. 5) Here are the final scores, and River Trail from Georgia won its second Junior QuizNet title.
|River Trail 1||375|
|River Trail 2||295|
Vanguard (FL) jumped into the lead, 185-130 over Pingry (NJ), after their sweep of the TWO NATIONS bonus. Pingry, gaining 30 points on the CHRISTMAS BONUS, moving into a tie with Vanguard at the end of the 2nd period. Pingry took the lead on a Current Events question: “What company recently won U.S. bankruptcy court approval to move forward with plans to stay in business as it continues to evaluate offers to liquidate its business?” (Ans. Sears) Vanguard retook the lead after a Science question: “The rate of effusion of a gas is inversely proportional to the square root of its density or the square root of its molecular weight. What scientific principle have I just stated?” (Ans. Graham's Law) Pingry moved into the lead yet again, 280-275 over Vanguard, midway through the final period on this: “In music, key signatures tell you how many sharps or flats to play or sing. Which major scale has 3 flats?” (Ans. E Flat) Detroit Jesuit (MI) moved to within 25 of Pingry's lead after a solo shot: “\What nation has the largest population of any country completely south of the equator?” (Ans. South Africa) Vanguard tied Pingry, 350-350, late in the contest, after this one: “Scientists discovered a network of mounds of ____ in a remote area of Brazil that stretches across an area the size of Britain. Fill in the blank.” (Ans. Termites) East Varsity (PA) trailed Pingry/Vanguard by only 15 after this: “A witness' statement is transcribed under oath, in response to a lawyer's questions. The opposing party's attorney is allowed to cross-examine. What do we call this kind of oral or written pre-trial discovery?” (Ans. Deposition) Pingry led Vanguard 370-350 after this one: “To a blogger, this term refers to composing text on a typewriter before scanning it into a blog. In computer science, it involves changing an entity of one data type to another. Choosing an actor to play a role based on similar parts she's done before -- that act is called what?” (Ans. Typecasting) Pingry saw some daylight, leading Vanguard by 50 after this solo shot: “Special counsel Robert Mueller has urged a federal judge to order this former Trump campaign aide to prison as scheduled. Name this former campaign adviser with a Greek surname.” (Ans. George Papadopoulos) At the top at game’s end: Pingry...445, Vanguard...410, Detroit Jesuit...380, East Varsity...365. It was Pingry’s third QuizNet championship.
ANNOUNCING OUR WINTER 2019 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 4, 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.