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    sallychung

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    Rough: Quiz Bowl Skeleton

    Post  sallychung on Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:38 pm

    While Quiz Bowl's two National qualifying teams are excited to fly to Chicago in May for the National competition, they had to keep their feet on the ground in order to compete in the New Trier's Varsity Tournament (NTVT). On Sat. Jan. 9th, Quiz Bowl started early in the morning (official time)and headed off to UCLA for an all-day competition. Since Quiz Bowl already broke their record by sending two teams to Nationals, they plan to continue on breaking it. They're motivating their other teams to aim for that level as they compete against (name of schools), but also to just have fun in the process. The veteran members truely want novice members to find their niche in competing, (Quote from Veteran member supporting the novice teams). This competition, as well as the competition on Jan. 30th, was to help them find their comfort zone.
    As the day went on, (description of the tournament. summary of what happened)
    Win: The novice members obviously fell into a comfortable pattern at the NVTV because they won (number)against (certain schools). (Quote from Novice member about competition.) (Quote from veteran member and how they entrust Quiz Bowl will be in good hands once veteran members are gone.)
    Loss: Although they lossed (ratio of losses) to (school names), the Quiz Bowl members still had fun in the process, which was their goal all along. Now, they know exactly what they can improve on.
    Their idea of winning does not include a medal around their neck or a shiny heavy trophy, winning to these members represent the experiences they earn and gaining knowledge that they can grow from.
    Quiz Bowl gives their members an opportunity to grow, improve, and just have fun competing in a subject they love most. With these three aspects as their goal, Quiz Bowl continues to prosper. Let's support the national qualifying teams who will fly all the way to Chicago to win!

    sallychung

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    Join date : 2009-09-02

    Re: Rough: Quiz Bowl Skeleton

    Post  sallychung on Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:06 am

    While Quiz Bowl's two National qualifying teams are excited to fly to Chicago in May for the National competition, they had to keep their feet on the ground in order to compete in the New Trier's Varsity Tournament (NTVT). On Sat. Jan. 9th, Quiz Bowl started early in the morning and headed off to UCLA for an all-day competition. The competition consisted of Rancho Bernardo, La Joya, Diamond Bar, Torrey Pines, and Hart High Schools. Arcadia High’s B team placed 5th while our A team placed 7th in the competition. However, Arcadia High’s goal was to have fun in the process. The veteran members truly wanted novice members to find their niche in competing. This competition, as well as the competition on Jan. 30th, was to help quiz bowlers find their interests in competing. Members obviously fell into a comfortable pattern because Alex Hsu from Arcadia’s B team placed 5th in individual scoring and Jeff Xiao from Arcadia’s A team placed 6th. Quiz Bowl members still had fun in the process, which was their goal all along. Now, they knew exactly what they can improve on.
    Their idea of winning does not include a medal around their neck or a shiny heavy trophy, winning to these members represent having fun experiences and gaining knowledge that they can grow from.
    Quiz Bowl gives their members an opportunity to grow, improve, and just have fun competing in a subject they love most. With these three aspects as their goal, Quiz Bowl continues to prosper. Let's support the national qualifying teams who will fly all the way to Chicago to win!

    sallychung

    Posts : 59
    Join date : 2009-09-02

    Re: Rough: Quiz Bowl Skeleton

    Post  sallychung on Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:14 am

    While Quiz Bowl's two National qualifying teams are excited to fly to Chicago in May for the National competition, they had to keep their feet on the ground in order to compete in the New Trier's Varsity Tournament (NTVT). On Sat. Jan. 9th, Quiz Bowl started early in the morning and headed off to UCLA for an all-day competition. The competition consisted of Rancho Bernardo, La Joya, Diamond Bar, Torrey Pines, and Hart High Schools. Arcadia High’s B team placed 5th while our A team placed 7th in the competition. However, Arcadia High’s goal was to have fun in the process. The veteran members truly wanted novice members to find their niche in competing. This competition, as well as the competition on Jan. 30th, was to help quiz bowlers find their interests in competing. Members obviously fell into a comfortable pattern because Alex Hsu from Arcadia’s B team placed 5th in individual scoring and Jeff Xiao from Arcadia’s A team placed 6th. Quiz Bowl members still had fun in the process, which was their goal all along. Now, they knew exactly what they can improve on.
    Their idea of winning does not include a medal around their neck or a shiny heavy trophy, winning to these members represent having fun experiences and gaining knowledge that they can grow from.
    Quiz Bowl gave, and will continue on giving, their members opportunities to grow, improve, and just have fun competing in a subject they love most. With these three aspects as their goal, Quiz Bowl continues to prosper. Let's support the national qualifying teams who will fly all the way to Chicago to win!

    sallychung

    Posts : 59
    Join date : 2009-09-02

    Re: Rough: Quiz Bowl Skeleton

    Post  sallychung on Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:39 am

    Although Quiz Bowl's two National qualifying teams are excited to fly to Chicago in May for the National competition, they had to keep their feet on the ground in order to compete in the New Trier's Varsity Tournament (NTVT). It was especially difficult, considering how there were many Quiz Bowl members who were not able to attend the competition (due to other events occurring on the same day such as Speech and Debate’s spring debate.) On Sat. Jan. 9th, Quiz Bowl headed off to UCLA for the all-day competition against schools such as Rancho Bernardo, La Jolla, Diamond Bar, Torrey Pines, and Hart High. Arcadia High’s B team placed 5th in the competition overall while Arcadia’s A team placed 7th. Most of Arcadia’s usual A team members were unable to compete, but QB managed to pull off what co-captain, Alex Hu, believed was “a creditable performance, given what [they] had.” However, Arcadia also left the competition with some victorious individual wins. Senior Alex Hu from Arcadia’s B team placed 5th in individual scoring along with Jeff Xiao, who placed 6th.
    Although this was an unexpected rocky start to the New Year, Quiz Bowl was not discouraged. Instead, they created a resolution to improve. According to Alex Hu, Quiz Bowl will “[build] on individual talent and weld the different teams to self-contained units.” He confidently stated that his goal is for Quiz Bowl’s teams “to each be able to cover all of the bases.” However, he also wanted the process of achieving these goals to be fun for the members. The desire to win reminded Alex about the joy of competitions as he started to reminisce: “First, there are the opposing teams: the rivalry between the different schools is very intense but friendly -- there's an almost professional respect. Then, there are the competitions themselves: there is nothing quite like the thrill of racing to piece together clues and buzzing in fast and correctly.”
    OB’s idea of winning does not include a medal with engravings or a shiny trophy, winning to these members represent having fun experiences and gaining knowledge that they can grow from.
    Quiz Bowl gave, and will continue on giving, their members opportunities to grow, improve, and just have fun competing in a subject they love most. With these three aspects as their goal, Quiz Bowl will continue to prosper…all the way to Chicago!

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