Technophobia Mirror

Rutgers-Newark
November 19, 2005

Team: Jeff Bennett, Jason Keller, Chris Skalit
Record: 9-2 (7-1 prelims, 2-1 playoffs); Second Place
Tournament Winner: Brown

Summary

This tournament marked the RUAT debut (and perhaps final performance) of one Jeffrey Samuel Bennett.  We went into lunch 4-1 without much to write home about; we hoped that we'd get a chance to avenge our loss to Brown later.  Then came lunch.  Jeff gave us and the team from Johns Hopkins a tour of some of the architectural wonders of Newark, including Military Park and the Essex County Courthouse (if you think there's nothing in Newark to see, we suggest you go here); something that we usually don't get to do when we travel for tournaments.  Then we returned to play Hopkins, and it went rather well; we won the rest of our prelim games to take the second seed in the playoffs.  We survived a packet with a tossup on the Pilgrims that began by mentioning that they left for Holland in 1607 and Myles Standish soon after, and got a rematch with Brown with a chance to tie things up and force a final, but it wasn't to be.  Though it was a little bit disappointing, the tournament experience was wonderful, and we got to take home some random stuff for our second place finish. 

Scores

Round
Opponent
Result
1
Rochester B
W, 225-80
2
Maryland A
W, 280-210
3
Rochester A
W, 305-60
4
Bye
5
Columbia W, 280-210
6
Brown
L, 170-365
7
Johns Hopkins
W, 415-20
8
Maryland B W, 210-50
9
Columbia
W, 275-160
10
Maryland A
W, 195-125
11
Brown
L, 170-285

Individual Stats

None as of yet from Newark.