NEW JERSEY WINS BOTH QUIZNET CHAMPIONSHIPS
In the Junior championship, Hopkins West (MN) trailed Warren (NJ) by only 25 after an American History question: “What President of 11 U.S. states had neither predecessor nor successor?” (Ans. Jefferson Davis) Hopkins West got to within 5 on another History question: “The Citadel, built by a freed slave who proclaimed himself a king, was designed to withstand a possible invasion by Napoleon's army. This historic landmark stands about 3,000 feet above the northern plains of which Caribbean country?” (Ans. Haiti) But Warren edged Hopkins West 325-300, capturing their second Junior QuizNet title.
In the High School title contest, Phillipsburg (NJ) took the lead after achieving the rare "70-point whammy"; that is, they got a solo shot on a bonus-round tossup ... and followed it up by a bonus sweep. That tossup was: “During embryonic development, these structures begin as parts of fluid-filled pads. Later, the fluid is reabsorbed and the surrounding skin collapses, becoming folded in a mostly random pattern. This describes what anatomical features that vary even between identical twins, making their arches, loops, and whorls useful in determining identity?” (Ans. Fingerprints) They then got a sweep of the TAXONOMY bonus, to take a 170-130 lead over Detroit Jesuit (MI). Phillipsburg, trying to put it out of reach, led Detroit 250-185 after another solo shot: “Besides the lymph glands, what other organ produces lymphocytes?” (Ans. Spleen). Phillipsburg’s win was decisive – by 420-285 over second-place Detroit.
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.