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The Chadwick Academic Team competed in the Reeds Spring Invitational Tournament on Thursday, March 2, 2017.
The tournament featured some of the area’s biggest schools, including teams from Kickapoo, Branson, Nixa, Ozark, Willard, Republic, Logan-Rogersville, Springfield Catholic, Bolivar, and Buffalo. Of the twenty-two varsity teams in attendance, Chadwick was by far the smallest school represented. Nonetheless, Chadwick defeated Ozark in head-to-head competition and out-performed not only Ozark, but other big schools such as Logan-Rogersville, Reeds Spring, and Republic.
Chadwick junior Evan Davis was among the top 12 overall individual scorers with a total of 180 points. Fellow junior Tyler Gardner added 90 points; freshman Courtney Hill added 50 points; and senior Haley Farris added 30 points. Freshman Koltin Walker and junior Tori Garrison contributed in the bonus rounds.
Academic Team Coach Tyler Walker said, “When we signed up for the tournament, we had no idea we would be facing all the biggest schools around. When we got the list of teams a few weeks later, I was nervous about how we would do. We really did very well considering the quality of the competition. We didn’t bring home any trophies, but we didn’t get skunked either.”
The Academic Team will compete in the district quiz bowl tournament on Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Bakersfield.
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DATE & LOCATION
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Chadwick High School
PO Box 274
7090 St. Hwy 125 S.
Chadwick, Mo 65629
The cost per team was just $60 for up to six players* and included
- Free soda and pizza from Hook & Ladder Pizza Co. for lunch
- Free t-shirts for players and the coach
- Medals for top scorers
- Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place & consolation
- Two-game guarantee with full matches
- NAQT question set IS-163A
- High-quality moderators with reading and/or quiz bowl experience
*The $60 covers one coach and up to six players. You can add extra players to your roster for $10 each. Extra sponsors, bus drivers, guests, or anyone else who would like a t-shirt and pizza can be added for $10, but we must have the headcount and money at the time of registration. (E.g., a team of six with one coach and a bus driver would be $70; a team with eight players and one coach, but no bus driver, would be $80.)\
We used the bracket below. The two teams who lost in the first round of the consolation bracket were eliminated after just two games, but everyone else played three full matches. We had three rooms going at once and there were five rounds. Seeding was determined randomly.
Click here to watch the video of random seed selection.
Click here for detailed results for each match.
9:00AM Round 1 (Red)
10:15AM Round 2 (Green)
12:15PM Round 3 (Orange)
1:30PM Round 4 (Blue)
3:00PM Presentations of Awards
Jim Fisher is a project manager at Hartman & Company.
David Hahn is a lead software developer for 40Digits.com.
Chase Hampton is the technology director and chess coach for the Chadwick School.
Lakeland High School
Bakersfield (school-wide illnesses)
Tournament costs to the host school and the visiting schools were offset by our generous sponsors. (This tournament is not a fundraiser. We our aiming simply to provide everyone with a great experience and break even.)
Top Individual Performers
The top five overall scorers were awarded The Golden Thumb Award.
Alan Siegel strives to answer the question: “Is quiz bowl the ultimate test of smarts or an overblown game of Trivial Pursuit?” Click here for the full article.
The Chadwick Quiz Bowl Team competed in the Mark Twain Conference Tournament at Niangua on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The Cardinals placed second overall, and first among public schools. School of the Ozarks placed first for the second year in a row.
On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, the Chadwick Quiz Bowl Team finished second overall in the Mark Twain Conference Tournament with a record of 3-1.
The tournament was a complete round robin of participating conference schools, and Chadwick’s only loss came at the hands of School of the Ozarks, who took top honors, finishing the tournament undefeated. SofO’s senior Coby Mitchell led the tournament in scoring overall, totaling 430 points.
Sophmores Evan Davis and Tyler Gardner led the Cardinals in scoring, racking up 180 and 140 points respectively. Junior Shyanne Sena added 50 more points; sophomore TJ Sanchez contributed 40 points; and sophomore Luke Walker and freshman Destiny Nelson each added 10 points.
Sophomores Kyrsten Armato, Cameron Kutchko, and Tori Garrison contributed to scoring in the bonus rounds.
Quiz bowl coach Tyler Walker said, “We’re a young team, mostly sophomores, and everybody was brand new to quiz bowl, so I thought we did very well. The kids were surprised, I think, at how well they did, but I knew they would do great.”
Team Captain Kyrsten Armato said she is ready for next year and says the key will be “more practice.”
Mr. Walker added, “If the core of this group stays interested and applies themselves, they’ll be quite a force by the time they are seniors.”