Congratulations to Arcadia A and Arcadia D, the Varsity and Junior Varsity Champions of the 2013 Southern California Winter History Bowl! Our competition was held at Whitney High School on February 9, and featured lots of great matches. Tournament Director Dwight Wynne provided this tournament summary:
After a wild semifinal round in which one game went into overtime and the other was decided on a denied protest, Arcadia A correctly answered the last question of the final to defeat Westview A 270-250 and win the Southern California Winter History Bowl. Arcadia A was down 50-160 at the half, but swept their category round to get within striking distance entering the fourth quarter. At the halfway point of the fourth quarter, Arcadia had pulled within 200-220. Then the lead changed hands on each successive question – on back-to-back-to-back 30-point answers – before Arcadia pulled out 10 on the last question to clinch the tournament.
In one semi-final, Arcadia B overcame a 90-point deficit with 5 questions left, but Arcadia A won the sudden-victory tiebreaker and the match, 260-250. In the other semi-final, North Hollywood erased their own 70-point fourth-quarter deficit, but Westview A got the last tossup of the match to win 240-230, a result that stood after a North Hollywood protest was denied.
In the JV division, Rancho Bernardo B and Arcadia D entered the last round of a double-round robin tied at 4-1 and scheduled to play each other. By mutual agreement, their Round 6 match was counted as the JV final. Arcadia D took a 40-point lead into the fourth quarter and made it hold up, winning 250-200.
Thanks to Jenny Verrett and Whitney High School for hosting, and for all teams for coming! We hope to see all who qualified at our National Championships on April 26-28 in Arlington, VA and Washington, DC, and before that, we hope all area teams will attend our Southern California Championships on Sunday, March 3 at Rancho Bernardo High School!
|Date||February 9, 2013|
|Registration Deadline||February 7, 2013 7:00pm EST|
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