THAT THURSDAY LEAGUE IS AT IT AGAIN! GAME GOES INTO OVERTIME
Thompson (AL) impressed with two consecutive solo shots. Correct the malapropism: "The prices at this most exclusive store were so absorbent that Sue was loath to buy anything.'' (Ans. Exorbitant) … "In the Bible, the first one was built by Noah after leaving the ark. It was originally made of simple elevation of earth, rough stones, or turf. Give me this word, which means place of sacrifice." (Ans. Altar) Hopkins West (MN) answered with two consecutive solo shots of their own: "Experts estimate that these two states could generate 60% of the electrical needs of the lower 48 states solely from their wind resources. Name these neighboring states of the upper Midwest, ranking 16th and 17th in area, which joined the Union together in 1889." (Ans. North and South Dakota) … "Give the solutions for the equation y squared minus 18y equals -45." (Ans. 15 and 3) Thompson, however, won it by 225 points, matching Hopkins West with three wins on the season.
Bromfield (MA) took a 145-105 lead over Parkland (PA) after gaining 30 points on the DRED SCOTT bonus. Solanco (PA) broke up Parkland's solo shot on this question: "In terms of population, which city was the second largest city in the Roman empire?" (Ans. Alexandria); otherwise Parkland would have won. Bromfield ended up winning its second, by only 5 points.
East Varsity (PA) had taken the lead with 15 points on SCIENCE FICTION, but Phillipsburg (NJ) retook the lead after stealing the 15 pointer in that category. Phillipsburg led going into the final round, but East Varsity took the lead on this one: "Commissioned officers in the U.S. Air Force have at least what rank?" (Ans. Lieutenant) Phillipsburg and East Varsity found themselves tied at 205 after a Science question: "What is the better-known name for prussic acid?" (Ans. Cyanide) A "tainted" solo shot put Phillipsburg back in the lead, 255-250, late in the contest: "W.H. Hudson's novel, Green Mansions, is set on which continent?" (Ans. South America) Fast fingers put East Varsity back into a tie situation with Phillipsburg yet again: "The philosophy of empiricism suggests that knowledge derives from what?" (Ans. Experience) Horace Greeley (NY) trailed Phillipsburg and East Varsity, 270-270-265 after this solo shot: "In terms of population, which city was the second largest city in the Roman empire?" (Ans. Alexandria) The game was tied at 270 (Phillipsburg and East Varsity) at the closing bell. The game was decided on the fourth overtime question: "Pressed hard by President Trump, the Pentagon says it will plan to stage a military parade in Washington, DC in November -- but it will not include tanks. Why not?" Both teams knew the answer -- They are too hard on city streets - but East Varsity was in first and, in so doing, won their first game of the season.
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.