By Ben Nguyen
The Garnet Valley Hi-Q team (pictured below) crushed their competition last Friday at their second meet of the year, earning 75 points against rival schools Monsignor Bonner/Archbishop Prendergast High School and Springfield High School; their score in this meet of the quiz-bowl competition broke the existing all-time record for most points scored in a meet (72). Holding fast on the rails for their home meet in late January, the team hopes to score high again in order to also break the all-time record for points scored in a season.
Here’s a quick guide on how to keep track of scores during the home meet:
- On non-toss up questions (announcer will say which is which), questions are individually asked to each of the three teams competing with a 15 second time limit with the exception of Math (one minute). Each team can earn a maximum of 4 points on a question by getting it right on their first try, with additional attempts reducing the score they can get for a question (e.g. 3 points gained for getting a question right on the second try). Other teams can attempt to steal their question after the time limit has passed, gaining 1 point for each question answered correctly this way.
- On toss up questions, the question is addressed and answerable by all teams for 4 points. Teams try to answer these questions as fast as possible, often knowing the answer before the question is fully announced.
See you at the home meet!