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WARREN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND WHITE PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL ARE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Tuesday

With a sweep of the News category, Warren (NJ) took a 165-115 lead over River Trail (GA). River Trail, with 30 points on the LITERATURE bonus, found themselves trailing Warren by only 10. River Trail got a solo shot on this one: “If you lived in 18th century Britain, could not pay your debts, came before a judge, and were sentenced to ‘transportation,’ what would become of you?” (Ans. A sentence of ‘transportation’ meant deportation, likely to a prison colony in what is now New South Wales, Australia.) which put them in the lead 265-260. Riverdale (OH) soloed this Geography question, which put them into contention, as they trailed Warren by 15 and River Trail by 20: "From Norway to eastern Siberia across Eurasia and southward as far as northern Poland, a great forest of spruce, fir, and larch forms what biome?” (Ans. Taiga) Warren re-took the lead, 305-280, with this solo shot: “New York City unveiled a plan to create a free city-wide Wi-Fi network that will use 10,000 spots now occupied by what obsolete devices?” (Ans. Phone booths) Another solo shot, this time about the First Continental Congress, put River Trail in the lead yet again. What a game! Warren jumped into the lead yet again, 345-335, after a Literature question: “He never meets his Waterloo, but does become corrupt and power hungry. Which pig is the antagonist in Animal Farm?” (Ans. Napoleon) Warren got yet another solo shot late in the contest ; “What chemical compounds are made from interlocking rings and come in HDL and LDL varieties in medical tests?” (Ans. Cholesterol) which put the game out of reach. By a final score of Warren 390, River Trail 350, Riverdale 310, Warren won the QuizNet title in their first time ever in the tournament.



Warren_...390
River Trail A...350
Riverdale...310
Our Lady of Perpetual Help...165
PaideiaA...270
PaideiaB...160

 


 

 

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Thursday League

No. 1-ranked Pingry (NJ) took the lead by 20 early in the contest after this solo shot: “This adjective can mean ‘exaggerated,’ but as a math term, what word refers to a type of trigonometry in which cosine squared minus sine squared equals 1?” (Ans. Hyperbolic) An impressive sweep of the AFRICAN HISTORY bonus, however, gave White Plains (NY) a 155-130 lead over Pingry. Pingry drew to within 15 points of White Plains's lead after this History question: “They are descended from and named after a Genovese statesman from the 12th century. In 1395, they took possession of the land they now rule. Identify the longest-ruling family still in power in Europe.” (Ans. Grimaldi) Yorktown (VA), seemingly from out of nowhere, took the lead after this dramatic solo shot late in the contest: “Supreme Court cases involving this clause included 2002's school vouchers case, Zelman v. Simmons-Harris. Thomas Jefferson wrote a precursor to this clause for the Virginia General Assembly in 1777, ending discrimination against Baptists by Anglicans. What is this clause from the First Amendment, immediately followed by the Free Exercise Clause?” (Ans. Establishment Clause) The score then stood at: Yorktown 340, White Plains 330, Pingry 320. What a game! White Plains jumped back into the lead after a Current Events question: “Why did the government of Colombia recently break off peace talks with FARC?” (Ans. FARC kidnapped a Colombian general and two other soldiers. Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos halted the talks and said that they will resume only after the general is returned.) After the smoke had cleared, atop the leader board at game’s end: Yorktown 345, White Plains 380, Pingry 335. White Plains has competed in QuizNet for a decade, and they finally won it all.



East jv...250
Boonsboro...235
Central...160
East Var...270
Pingry...335
Yorktown...345
Horace Greeley...310
White Plains...380
Groton Dunstable...200


ANNOUNCING OUR WINTER 2015 QUIZNET TOURNAMENT.
Note that we now 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 Winter National QuizNet tournament is $150.
You may compete in up to eight preliminary 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 first week of February, for 8 consecutive weeks.

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. As such, QuizNet is the greenest of all possible quiz bowl tournaments.

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. This is a terrific value, and every quiz bowl team that has access to the Internet should be a QuizNet competitor.

All matches last about an hour, and will take place every week, starting the week of Sept. 24, 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)


If your school has never before participated in QuizNet, you’re invited to join us for a “try-before-you-buy” game. The free high school exhibition game will be played Wed. Sept. 19 at 4:30 Eastern. The free middle school exhibition game will be played Tues. Sept. 18 at 4:00 Eastern.

Each match consists of three parts:
Warm-Up Round, Bonus Round, and Stump the Experts Round.

Each school winning any regular-season 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
HERE.

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.

Register for our Winter 2015 QuizNet tournament.


THIS IS WHAT QUIZNET "LOOKS" LIKE ...
First-timer Riverdale Middle School (OH)
rejoices after a correct answer.
Powdersville High (SC) wrote their own caption for this photo:
"During a particularly challenging question...okay, any question."

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