RIVER TRAIL IS NO. 1 in JUNIOR QUIZNET
A PROTEST SETTLES THE HIGH SCHOOL FINALS
River Trail B (GA) drew even with Thompson (AL) after getting the first two bonus opportunities. But No. 1 ranked Paideia (GA) swept the Shakespeare bonus, giving them a 165-150 lead over River Trail B and Thompson. River Trail B moves into the lead after a 10-point steal on the ENVIRONMENT category. In the final period, River Trail B saw daylight, to use an old football expression, after a solo shot on football: “Robert Griffin III, one of the NFL's most promising stars just a few years ago, signed a two-year contract with what team, a club on a never-ending mission to find a quarterback?” (Ans. Cleveland Browns) giving them a 220-180 lead over Paideia. At the end their margin of victory over Paideia was 400-350. River Trail captured their third Junior QuizNet title.
Defending champion Phillipsburg (NJ) took the lead after garnering 30 points on the
MATH bonus. White Plains (NY) then took the lead with 15 points on the PARTIES bonus,
but Phillipsburg stole their 20-pointer to regain the lead. White Plains retook the
lead with 15 points on the PARTIES bonus. But Phillipsburg stole their 15-pointer to
retake the lead, 190-180. White Plains took a 195-190 lead over Phillipsburg after a
Biology question: “The parotid glands, the largest glands you have that produce this,
are what swell when you have mumps. What do these glands produce?” (Ans. Saliva)
Horace Greeley (NY) solos ancient history and then trailed White Plains 285-280:
“According to legend, Romulus invited these people to a feast -- and carried off their
women. What people? (Ans. The Sabines) And Phillipsburg vaulted into the lead, late
in the contest, 360-345 over White Plains after a Philosophy question: “Name the essay
by the English philosopher John Stuart Mill in defense of the individual's right to
think and act independently.” (Ans. On Liberty) White Plains and Phillipsburg found
themselves tied at 395 after a Music History question: “In what two European countries
did Arturo Toscanini refuse to conduct during World War II?” (Ans. Italy and Germany)
The contest was close until the very end, when Phillipsburg had 475 to White Plains’s 460. Phillipsburg had successfully defended their championship. Or had they? An earlier protest by Horace Greeley, on their request, had to be reviewed post-game. The 20-pointer on Horace Greeley’s FIGURES OF SPEECH bonus read: What figure of speech is used in the following sentence? “The country applauded him.” Horace Greeley answered “metonymy” and we didn’t accept it. Phillipsburg was awarded a 20-point steal when they answered “synecdoche.” Horace Greeley protested and we referred the protest until game’s end, to be considered only if it would change the outcome of the game. Research showed that we were incorrect, Horace Greeley was correct, giving them a sweep of that FIGURES OF SPEECH bonus and an impressive score of 405 in a non- winning effort. However, Phillipsburg’s 20-point steal had to be erased. That gave White Plains the win and the title, by a 460-455 margin.
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 first week of February,for 8 consecutive weeks.
|High School Leagues (choose one):|
|Monday (3:30 Eastern Time)|
|Wednesday (4:15 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.