Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Novice Tournament

On Saturday, seven Carleton quizbowlers traveled up to the U of M to play in the Early Autumn Collegiate Novice Tournament. Carleton "A" consisted of Micheal Wheatman, Carolyn Harris, and Christopher Winter, and Carleton "B" was formed by Raghav Chandra, Edward Malnar, Charlie Gillmer, and Will Sheffer. The 8 team field of the tournament also had three teams from Minnesota, and one team from each of Augustana, Minnesota-Morris, and St. Thomas.

Both Carleton teams finished the day at 2-5, leaving them in fifth place. In addition to their similar records, both teams averaged about the same points per bonus, with A having 13.41 and B having 13.50, although A had the upperhand in the final match of the day between the two Carleton teams. Will's average of 35.71 points per game was good enough to get him sixth overall in scoring as well as a book prize, and Christopher also cracked the top 10 in individual scoring in ninth place with 23.57 points per game.

All in all, after only two practices to get prepared for this tournament, the Carleton (mostly) freshmen made a good showing and will have some more practices now to get ready for the next tournament in October.

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