With nine teams in attendance, Hilltop played host to a large scale Elementary Quiz Bowl Tournament.
Taking part in the double-elimination competition was Edon, Stryker, Montpelier, North Central, and Hilltop, as well as Bryan, Edgerton, Saint Patrick, and Saint Mary. With an odd number of teams present for the event, Montpelier was awarded a first round bye, while the other eight schools did battle in the realm of the mind.
North Central was defeated by Edgerton in the first round, as was Hilltop by Bryan. Stryker suffered a loss to Saint Patrick, and Edon fell to Saint Patrick to conclude round one. The second round began with Montpelier finally seeing action, handing Bryan their first loss on the evening.
In the loser’s bracket, North Central eliminated Hilltop, before finding themselves taken out of the tournament by Bryan. Stryker did the same to Edon before running into a recently defeated Saint Patrick team, who knocked the Panthers out of the tournament as well.
Montpelier went on to beat Edgerton, then lose to a hot Saint Mary’s team. Entering the loser’s bracket themselves, the Locomotives eliminated Saint Patrick. They were pitted against a vengeful Bryan squad for a shot at the finals, but Bryan took down the Locos before losing themselves to Saint Mary.
Saint Mary never lost a match throughout the competition.
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