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well, i've been trying to find the highest scoring team this year, at least in the lower eastern michigan area. I am on the Milan Junior varsity team, and our Varsity team just scored 715 pts on one game. I highly doubt that is the highest score this year, but it would be interesting to find out what all of the other teams top scores were.

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In what format? That question lacks validity unless you qualify it.
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in a match with 600 total possible, we beat a team 525-5

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Who'd you unleash that on?

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Well we haven't had extremely high scores, but our biggest differential was when we beat someone 285-15. Possible point total was 480.

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Well, at our league, we play NAQT format with 20 questions per round. Our highest total has been about 450, with an average of about 350 (out of a possible 900 points if you count the powers on every tossup). There are only about two teams ahead of us in stats, so these totals are above average for our group.

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We once beat someone 680-55, in NAQT format.
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ASCA format with 600 points possible we beat someone 485-20 or something like that this year. It was pretty crazy.

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i think our highest score in ohio format (max points 110) was 70 or 73.
i don't know what our best naqt match was.
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In ASCA format when I was in Middle School, we beat some school 525-110. They got 100 on the worksheet, and two five-pointers.

In high school, the most a team I played on scored was 480 in the Florence City Invitational against some hapless Shoals area school.
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In OAC when i was a junior, we won our league 92-27... after the category round (max pts 70) it was something like 58-6 or something...
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Golden Tiger 86 wrote:In ASCA format when I was in Middle School, we beat some school 525-110. They got 100 on the worksheet, and two five-pointers.

In high school, the most a team I played on scored was 480 in the Florence City Invitational against some hapless Shoals area school.
So, they got a perfect score on the worksheet but no tossups at all? That's really odd. What's the highest tossup score you've had in an ASCA round. At the Tuscaloosa Bryant tournament I got like 195/300 tossup points in that round 485 round. It was crazy.

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At district last year, I scored 220/300 tossup points in a match where we scored 440 points. If I remember correctly, we made like a 60 on our worksheet, but got 20 points on 8 of the 10 bonus opportunities.
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Last year at NAQT Nationals TJ A's unfortunate first opponent lost 665-0... when TJ A was missing a player (who arrived in the third or fourth round).
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Golden Tiger 86 wrote:At district last year, I scored 220/300 tossup points in a match where we scored 440 points. If I remember correctly, we made like a 60 on our worksheet, but got 20 points on 8 of the 10 bonus opportunities.
Last year at NAQT Nationals TJ A's unfortunate first opponent lost 665-0... when TJ A was missing a player (who arrived in the third or fourth round).
Now that's definitely some big time bukkake... I just want to know if any teams at HSNCT have ever lost rounds with negative points, I think that would be pretty funny.

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styxman wrote:Who'd you unleash that on?
Depue at the Sterling tournament. It was 270-0 at half, we answered all 20 tu's and all they got was a bonus part on sports. In that morning all five of our games had a combined score of 450 or up out of 600 (the closest was moline, 280-210), but we've had games like 310-5, 272-4 back to back at a tourney, 474-52, 435-85, those two against crosstown rivals, and 410-25.

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steven-lamp wrote: Now that's definitely some big time bukkake... I just want to know if any teams at HSNCT have ever lost rounds with negative points, I think that would be pretty funny.
In a quick glance at last year's HSNCT scores from the RR, I only see one example, a match where one of the Kansas teams lost 245 to -10 against St. Andrew's. Despite the negative score, though, I don't think it qualifies as ... er ... "big time bukkake." It (the negative total, that is) happened a couple of times in the 2003 HSNCT as well.

Other interesting questions in this thread might be the lowest winning score you've seen, or the highest losing score.
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NotBhan wrote:Other interesting questions in this thread might be the lowest winning score you've seen, or the highest losing score.
Last year, at the IHSA state series, Auburn lost to Stevenson 283-279.

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The lowest winning score on a timed NAQT match that I've seen is 40 points (Crivitz (WI) B-Gladstone (MI) B 40-30) in the 2004 Conserve School Varsity Tournament.

The most points one of my teams has lost with (again in a timed NAQT match) is 280-285 (Conserve Junior/Seniors to the Conserve F/S in the 2004 Conserve School Frosh/Soph Varsity Challenge).

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There are two times to my knowledge when the final score has been 10-0. One of those happened at a tournament I ran in 1998 in a match between Mauldin B and James Island B in South Carolina. The other is the legendary "John Marshall slugfest" in Oklahoma as told to me by Eric Bell. Apparently, the tournament was swiss-pair format, and so, in a late round, winless John Marshall A faced winless John Marshall B. A defeated B 10-0 by correctly answering a question about...John Marshall.

As for high scores, Michigan's state championship (associated with Michigan State University and somehow connected with state government up there) uses a format of two 15-minute halves (or 100 10-point tossups and 15-point bonuses, whichever comes first). I think I saw Eisenhower put up about 1300 points (starting from 0, mind you) in a match--I'd have to double check my records.

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In a match with 490 possible points (with the tiebreaker), we beat DCC 240-230...
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At downstate Illinois tournaments, it's not that unusual to see teams win without even getting to 100 points.

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The highest losing score we ever had was two years ago, when we played DCC in the first prelim round of PACE in Cleveland (2003). Out teams have always had somewhat of a rivalry, and we were tied 360-360 going into the last tossup.

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Eight people simultaneously tried to buzz in with Defenestration of Prague. DCC won 410-360.

One of the highest losing scores at last year's HSNCT was Cutter's when we played them in the fourth preliminary round. Jason Loy was (and I hear still is) an insanely fast player, and with 10-11 powers between the two teams and a final score of 320-345 in our favor, powers basically decided the match.
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our C team lost to yale B 340-315 on a timed round at sectionals a few weeks ago. we'd been behind by 150 a few questions after the half but had a 315-310 lead before the last question.

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In 2003, we put up 540 on QuizBusters and still lost to Hartland (final score was 560-540).

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Today at ASFA we beat a team 375-5 in ASCA format. So basically the team had a 20 item worksheet that counts 5 points each, and they got 1 out of 20 o n the worksheet. That's pretty bad.

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that's beyond pathetic, Steven. I mean, unless the category is something about like 1500s African Tribal leaders, nobody should ever, ever get less than 20 on a worksheet.
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My middle school team last year (who makes up my varsity team this year) set some insane records (at least as far as I know).

In one tournament, we beat a team 575-60. That's the highest ASCA score I've ever heard of.

In another tournament, we beat a team 480-0. That's also the first time I've ever heard of a shutout in ASCA. The poor team scored 0 even on the worksheet...

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My mistake earlier--I got a little carried away. That highest score was Eisenhower defeating Port Huron 1200-105 (this immediately after defeating Saline 1015-355).

As for highest losing score, try Livonia Churchill defeating Eisenhower 625-620 in a second round match in that same tournament.

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For middle school, if Illinois didn't have the "300 mercy rule" (as soon as a team reaches at least 301, it's over), but I must say when I did middle school, several times it was over before half (max 450)

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We had a few 430-20 matches my senior year of high school (Illinois). At regionals we beat Crystal Lake Prairie Ridge 477-58 or something like that... that was a fun match.

The biggest beat down I've seen in Illinois quiz bowl was at the 2002 NIU Tournament, when Wheaton North beat Joliet 545-65 (with 24 tossup packets). Then we beat them 230-225 in the final... one of my proudest quiz bowl moments ever. But still, putting up 500 in Illinois is a big deal.

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The thing is, at the tournament where we put up the 525 out of 600, we barely got the top seed in the afternoon b/c of one tough match against moline (280-210), but the best teams usually put up at least a few 400s, maybe a 500 or two per year

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NotBhan wrote:
steven-lamp wrote: Now that's definitely some big time bukkake... I just want to know if any teams at HSNCT have ever lost rounds with negative points, I think that would be pretty funny.
In a quick glance at last year's HSNCT scores from the RR, I only see one example, a match where one of the Kansas teams lost 245 to -10 against St. Andrew's. Despite the negative score, though, I don't think it qualifies as ... er ... "big time bukkake." It (the negative total, that is) happened a couple of times in the 2003 HSNCT as well.

Other interesting questions in this thread might be the lowest winning score you've seen, or the highest losing score.
While this wasn't a HS match, the worst score I've ever seen in a game where both teams were actually making an effort was Yale 275, Dartmouth -25--five negs, zero tossups.
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Ouch. When was that?
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Well, my team's "best" was scoring -25 in the second half against Georgetown A whilst still at Randolph-Macon. My team has been on the wrong side of some 300+ point whoppings on the ACF format, too.

VHSL format -- I've heard of a acouple of matches around the state where both teams failed to combine for 150 points out of a possible 500.

In the Claude Sandy era (1998-2000), there were several matches where all 500 points were scored.
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NotBhan wrote:Other interesting questions in this thread might be the lowest winning score you've seen, or the highest losing score.
During the playoffs of the 2004 PACE NSC, there was a score of Richard Montgomery A 425, St. John's 415, out of 1000 points available.
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The closest I've seen is last year at State in the first round: Stevenson 283, Auburn 279 out of 900. These teams went on to place 2nd and 3rd respectively.

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2005 NAQT Mideast SCT

Michigan C 530
Rochester C -5

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My team in 1996 scored 640 points in one match at ASCN.

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From 2004 ACF Regionals:
Illinois A: 550
Michigan B: -10

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ACF Fall is quite a bit easier to score lots of points, but in 2003 Virginia beat American 625 to -5, and Princeton beat American 630-0. Weirdly enough, American actually won like three games (out of 12 or so), but just happened to get creamed by both our teams.

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mps4a_mps4a wrote:ACF Fall is quite a bit easier to score lots of points
At this past ACF fall, we were up 380-0 at the half before a string of 4 straight bad negs limited us to around 560-50 final score. It's too bad we haven't been able to reassemble the lineup we had that day...if we ever do again, it won't be till next spring at the earliest.

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This past Saturday at High School Tournament at UTC (20 tu/b):

Brindlee Mountain: 595 (17 out of 20 tossups)
Other Team : 10
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How much are bonuses worth in that format?

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DaGeneral asked: How much are bonuses worth in that format?
Up to 30
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In our format, which is tu/b, bonuses are worth up to 20. Why it's not 30, I don't know.

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At state last year, Savannah beat us 620-110 in a game of 50 tossup, 20 with bonus (not sure what format that is but it is what Missouri uses for state).

Not really something to brag about but it is a pretty big beatdown.... especially since our highest score is around 550 :-S.

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From State Series about 12 years ago (out of 900):

MacArthur 536
Stephen Decatur 0

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It's Academic TV format. I think the Cleveland record is still 905 (in other words 805 earned points) in a three-way match (Brecksville Broadview Heights).
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Byko wrote:My mistake earlier--I got a little carried away. That highest score was Eisenhower defeating Port Huron 1200-105 (this immediately after defeating Saline 1015-355).

As for highest losing score, try Livonia Churchill defeating Eisenhower 625-620 in a second round match in that same tournament.
We (Eisenhower) lost to Saline 725-720 two years after that in the state tournament.
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