Saturday, January 11, 2014

Dunwoody High School Academic Quiz Bowl Team
Results from Marist Winter Invitational Tournament

Congratulations to the DHS Varsity Quiz Bowl A team on its performance in the Marist Winter Invitational Tournament (WIT) on Saturday

The WIT is a true invitational tournament in which Marist invites only the top 12 to 15 teams in Georgia, and every team plays each other once. The teams come from all size classifications from A to AAAAAA, but as one would expect, there were more AAAAAA schools.  

Our team of Jacky Zhu, Ryan Polk, Varsha Narendra, Zack Bloomberg, and Captain Thomas Dellaert came in 5th (and actually defeated the 4th place team Norcross head to head). 

In AAAAA, we defeated last year's state champs Bainbridge 255 to 130, and also Cedar Shoals 340 to 180, boding well for the AAAAA state tournament which is in March.  

Senior Thomas Dellaert was the fifth highest scoring player in the tournament (and by extension, in Georgia). The whole team played with a balanced scoring attack. Everyone on the team scored, and in the first half of the day, every one of our players scored in every round!

We did not come away with a trophy, but this may be the biggest acomplishment for the team in the current era of Dunwoody Quiz Bowl. Many thanks to our team members, parents, and alums who have worked so hard to make this possible! 

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