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    derekha

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    quiz bowl

    Post  derekha on Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:38 am

    On Saturday, Apr. 3, the AHS Quiz Bowl (QB) team competed at the State Championships at University of California -- Los Angeles (UCLA). This event concludes what has been yet another successful season for QB. The A team will be advancing to the national competition, which is slated to take place over Memorial Day weekend in Chicago.
    “We were hoping to qualify two teams to Nationals,” said senior Stanley Yuan, the co-captain. “Even though we fell short, it was a good experience because our level of performance across the board was pretty high.”
    The tournament has a somewhat misleading name – ‘State Championships’ – because it merely concludes a series of competitions attended by teams from around the southern California area. Generally, the teams in the top 15% at any event earn a place at Nationals. The A team from AHS had already accomplished this feat by coming in second place at Tournament Without An Interesting Name (TWAIN) all the way back in October. Thus, the goal at UCLA was to place the A team and one additional AHS team within the top five, qualifying both to the national tournament.
    QB had an early start today the day, meeting at 6:15 a.m. in the school parking lot before making their way to the tournament. There, the teams were randomly distributed into different brackets, with each team playing every other one in its bracket. There is a break for lunch, after which the teams are placed into new brackets according to how they performed earlier. The results from the second half the tournament determine who qualifies and who doesn’t. Unfortunately, while the A team successfully came in fourth place, the B team was only able to secure sixth place.
    “Considering how tough the competition was, we have very little to be ashamed of,” said senior Alex Hu, the other co-captain of QB. “We can only look forward to the national competition now.”
    Indeed, all four of the teams QB sent to UCLA finished with solid records. Only the A and B teams qualified for the championship bracket in the afternoon, but C team still finished with a positive win-loss ratio overall. The D team performed poorly in the morning, but it was undefeated in its bracket for the remainder of the day.
    Despite ending on a somewhat disappointing note, the 2009-2010 QB season has been both enjoyable and fruitful for its members. We wish the A team the very best of luck in Chicago!

    nancyxiao

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    Re: quiz bowl

    Post  nancyxiao on Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:36 pm

    On Saturday, Apr. 3, the AHS Quiz Bowl (QB) team competed at the State Championships at University of California -- Los Angeles [University of California, Los Angeles] (UCLA). This event concludes what has been yet another successful season for QB. The A team will be advancing to the national competition, which is slated to take place over Memorial Day weekend in Chicago.
    “We were hoping to qualify two teams to Nationals,” said senior Stanley Yuan, the co-captain. “Even though we fell short, it was a good experience because our level of performance across the board was pretty high.”
    The tournament has a somewhat misleading name – ‘State Championships’ – because it merely concludes a series of competitions attended by teams from around the southern California area. Generally, the teams in the top 15% at any event earn a place at Nationals. The A team from AHS had already accomplished this feat by coming in second place at Tournament Without An Interesting Name (TWAIN) all the way back in October. Thus, the goal at UCLA was to place the A team and one additional AHS team within the top five, qualifying both to the national tournament.
    QB had an early start today the day, meeting at 6:15 a.m. in the school parking lot before making their way to the tournament. There, the teams were randomly distributed into different brackets, with each team playing every other one in its bracket. There is a break for lunch, after which the teams are placed into new brackets according to how they performed earlier. The results from the second half the tournament determine who qualifies and who doesn’t. Unfortunately, while the A team successfully came in fourth place, the B team was only able to secure sixth place.
    “Considering how tough the competition was, we have very little to be ashamed of,” said senior Alex Hu, the other co-captain of QB. “We can only look forward to the national competition now.”
    Indeed, all four of the teams QB sent to UCLA finished with solid records. Only the A and B teams qualified for the championship bracket in the afternoon, but C team still finished with a positive win-loss ratio overall. The D team performed poorly in the morning, but it was undefeated in its bracket for the remainder of the day.
    Despite ending on a somewhat disappointing note, the 2009-2010 QB season has been both enjoyable and fruitful for its members. We wish the A team the very best of luck in Chicago!

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