Heinrich Boll Mirror

Brandeis University
September 29, 2005

Team: Jason Keller, Charlie Siegel, Chris Horng, Gary the Snail
Record: 6-6 (5-2 prelims, 1-4 in the playoffs); Fifth Place
Tournament Winner: Harvard A

Summary

Our first three matches in this tournament, fraught with repeats, came down to the last question.  Unfortunately for us, we lost two of those matches.  We coasted through the rest of the prelims in spite of our hearing things for the third time by round 7, and ended up 5-2 to qualify for the upper bracket.  We got a little tired both physically and mentally toward the end of the day, but managed a win over Williams B to finish fifth.  It was a good finish, and credit to the teams that finished ahead of us is due.  Props also go out to Chris, who was playing in his first tournament and handled the craziness pretty well.  On the other hand, it must be said that, between the repeats (some of which were internal to packets), choices of topics, numerous bonus lead-ins about people having tests to study for (and judging by the questions, we bet they got a C at best), shady opening clues, and dubious factuality of some of the clues, these questions were quite awful.  By the way, did I mention that the questions contained a lot of repeat information?

Scores

Round
Opponent
Result
1
Yale A L, 170-185
2
Harvard B W, 225-190
3
Williams A L, 230-235
4
BU W, 400-60
5
Harvard D W, 315-140
6
BC W, 200-35
7
MIT B W, 350-75
8
Williams B W, 330-160
9
Harvard A L, 80-310
10
Brown L, 180-245
11
Yale A L, 70-270
12
Williams A L, 105-290

Individual Stats

Stats include playoffs.

Player
TU
Neg PPG
Jason
96
6
77.50
Charlie
6
0
5.00
Chris
5
0
4.17