Lovejoy, Phillipsburg, Groton Dunstable Win Season Openers
Warren Wins First Junior QuizNet Game
Rookie Lovejoy (TX) took a 135-105 lead over Wilson 1 (SC) after gaining 30 points on the TREATY bonus. Wilson 1 retook the lead 165-120 after sweeping the RELIGION bonus which saw Lovejoy lose 20 for answering out of turn. As it turned out, Lovejoy wouldn’t need those 20 points. They set an alltime record with two bonus-round solo shots. They also achieved the rare 70-point Whammy: getting a solo shot on a bonus tossup and sweep the ensuing bonus. Their margin of victory over second-place Wilson 1 was 315-260. Winning the first QuizNet game ever for your school is of course another rarity.
Riverdale (OH) took the lead, 135-110 over Warren (NJ), after a solo shot followed by 15 points on the CANAL bonus. Warren retook the lead on an Analytical Geometry question. Warren's late solo shot on another math problem secured the win: “What's the maximum number by which the product of any three consecutive whole numbers can be divided?” (Ans. 6) Warren has participated in QuizNet only once before, a year ago, when they won Fall QuizNet.
Gaining 30 on the TREATIES bonus, Groton Dunstable (MA) mounted a 150-100 lead over Powdersville (SC). Neville (LA) got a solo shot on a Current Events question, after which they trailed the Massachusetts team by only 10: “Following Donald Trump's immigration address, Marco Gutierrez, the founder of "Latinos for Trump," controversially warned that without the GOP nominee's plan on immigration, we'd see what on every corner?” (Ans. A taco truck) Groton Dunstable won the game by a 220-195 margin over second-place Neville.
East JV (PA) had taken the lead with 30 points on the TREATY bonus, but Detroit Jesuit (MI) tied them for the lead at 135 after stealing the 20-pointer. Phillipsburg vaulted into third place, only 10 points off Detroit's lead after a solo shot on Grammar: “In an ‘if-then’ sentence, the ‘then’ clause is in conditional perfect. In what tense is the ‘if’ clause?” (Ans. Past perfect) Phillipsburg assumed the lead after this one: “The Latin words dies irae refer to what day?” (Ans. Day of Wrath or Judgment Day) The leader board at game’s end: Phillipsburg 250, Detroit Jesuit 240, East JV 225.
ANNOUNCING OUR FALL 2016 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 of Sept. 26, 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.