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2009 Cardinal Junior Classic

Sunday, November 15, 2009

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The Stanford Quiz Bowl Club hosted its annual fall tournament, the 2009 Cardinal Junior Classic, on Sunday, November 15, 2009. Twenty-two teams competed in three brackets through seven rounds of preliminaries. The top nine teams (those with two or fewer losses) played in a single-elimination playoff bracket.

Congratulations to Mission San Jose A, who overcame a 210 point halftime deficit to defeat Bellarmine College Prep A 340-225. Mission San Jose A, comprising players Vicky Hwang, "John Galt", and "Edward Cullen" led the Andrew Luck bracket, compiling a perfect 6-0 record.

Bellarmine A, consisting of players Nikhil Desai, Tanay Kothari, Wyatt Nelson, and Ben Gulmon, went 6-0 in the Toby Gerhart bracket and defeated Menlo-Atherton and Mission San Jose B in playoffs before falling to champions Mission San Jose A.

In the Jim Harbaugh bracket, Mission San Jose B was undefeated at 7-0.

Both the winner and runner-up were awarded trophies.

The top four teams from the tournament, Mission San Jose A, Bellarmine A, Berkeley A, and Mission San Jose B, qualify for the 2010 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament, to be held on Memorial Day weekend, May 28-31, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago, IL. In addition, they qualify for the 2010 PACE National Scholastics Championship, to be held on June 4-6, 2010, at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

Quick results:

1. Mission San Jose A
2. Bellarmine A
3. Berkeley A
4. Mission San Jose B
5t. Mills
5t. Menlo-Atherton
5t. Gunn
5t. Harker
9. Menlo School Gold

Approximately the top twenty scorers were awarded individual prizes.

Full preliminary statistics and results are available. The playoff bracket can be found below.