Upper Volta Quiz Bowl Tournament
NAQT HS NCT Qualifier
December 11th, 2005 @ Carlmont High School, Belmont, CA
Belmont, CA - For years, people in the Bay Area have been searching for the proper way to celebrate Upper Volta's independence from France. The wait was over 55 years later. Congratulations to Bentley School whose two teams went 7-1 in their respective divisions, winning the first and second divisions and thus winning the tournament held at Belmont High School.
In the upper division, the team from Bentley, consisting of Brett, Seth, Hayden and Taichi began the day by going 5-0 putting them in a tie with Mission San Jose. Per the tournament format, Bentley A, Mission San Jose A, Monta Vista and Mission San Jose B would play a round robin in the afternoon to determine the championship. Bentley with a 2-1 record in the afternoon and 7-1 overall was declared the champion. The Runner-Up was Monta Vista who went 6-2 (2-1) with their only losses to Bentley and Mission San Jose. Mission San Jose with a record of 6-2 (1-2) took 3rd place.
Bentley A, Mission San Jose A and Monta Vista, according to NAQT rules and as confirmed by Matt Bruce who represented NAQT at the tournament have earned the right to compete at the 2006 NAQT HS National Championship Tournament, to be held at the Crowne Plaza O'Hare in Chicago, IL the weekend of June 3rd, 2006.
Bentley B finished with a 7-1 record in Division II, followed by Campolindo and San Mateo.
The Upper Volta QuizbowlTournament used IS-55A and featured 16 teams, split into 2 brackets of 8 teams.Teams played 5 random matches before a 1 hour lunch recess. Teams in the top division were then reformed into 4 brackets of 4 teams and played a 3 game Round Robin. Division II played a full round robin. In the top bracket, Bentley A, and Mission San Jose A were 5-0 in the morning. Mission San Jose B was 4-1 and Monta Vista was 3-2.
The tournament (and Division II) top scorer was Joe of Bentley B, followed by Darwin Fu of Mission San Jose A, the top scorer in Division I. For his achievement, Joe received a copy of WHO RULES! A DVD based trivia game provided by Cannery Games.
Brett Halahan of Bentley A, Anthony Bello of Monta Vista, Hayden of Bentley A Jonathan of Mission San Jose B, and Jordan of San Mateo B were among the other top scorers. Our top scorers and winning teams received gift certificates and books from Barnes & Noble.
Many thanks again to all those who contributed to the success of this event: Carlmont High School, in particular Pat and David Braunstein who provided the facility, helped coordinate resources, (including breakfast) and were overall great hosts.
Also my moderators: Matt Bruce of NAQT, Gaius and Sabrina, Colleen and Elizabeth from Stanford, Chris Stallings from Gunn and Jared Wilke from San Mateo, the parents from Bentley, and Alan Sarver and the rest of the parents from Carlmont! Thanks to each and every school who attended -, Bentley, Campolindo, Gunn (first time ever!), Menlo-Atherton, Mission San Jose, San Mateo, and of course Carlmont for hosting!
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