Congratulations to Detroit Catholic Central High School A of Novi, Michigan, the 2017 PACE NSC champions! They cleared the superplayoff bracket by 2 games, blowing anyway the closest competitors.
DCC A’s last superplayoff game was a nail-biter where they defeated Dublin Scioto High School (OH) 410 to 400. The game came down to a sudden-death tiebreaker question, a mythology tossup on Polyphemus that Robert Crawford answered for a game-ending 10 points.
DCC A is composed of senior Austin Morton, senior Robert Mansuetti, senior Will Lamarra, and junior Robert Crawford. Austin and Robert M are headed to the University of Michigan, while Will is headed to the University of Notre Dame. The coaches of DCC are Christopher Gismondi and Benjamin Herman.
Final standings (top 8)
1. Detroit Catholic Central A (Novi, MI)
2. Westview High School (San Diego, CA)
3. Barrington High School (Barrington, IL)
4. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology A (Alexandria, VA)
5. Dublin Scioto High School (Dublin, OH)
6. Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy A (Aurora, IL)
7. La Jolla High School (La Jolla, CA)
8. Chattahoochee High School A (Johns Creek, GA)
Congratulations to Ladue (MO), the 2017 PACE NSC JV Champions! Northview (GA) and Strake Jesuit (TX) are the 2nd and 3rd place JV teams.
Congratulations to Southside A (SC), the 2017 PACE NSC Small School Champions! Lehigh Valley Academy (PA) and Danville (KY) are the 2nd and 3rd place Small School teams.
Full statistics and placements are available on the hsquizbowl database. Send any stat corrections to Jon Pinyan at pinyan AT gmail DOT com.
The question set will be uploaded shortly onto the quizbowl packet archive. A question set discussion thread is available shortly on the quizbowl forums. Set comments can also be sent to head editor Rob Carson at editing AT pace-nsc DOT org.
Video recordings of the following are available on our YouTube channel:
Cooper Awards ceremony (captioned)
Selected superplayoff matches (McCarran A)
6th place tiebreaker match (captioned)
2nd place tiebreaker match, all-star game, awards ceremony (captioned)
Additional recordings of superplayoff matches (John Wayne A) will be available shortly.
High-quality pictures taken by Colin McNamara are available on Flickr. They are available for download and distribution with attribution to Colin McNamara.
The top individual scorers from Saturday prelims, and the top scorers on the top 4 teams at NSC participated in a draft, and competed on a fun set of questions. Krypteia won 180-130 over White Raisins. PACE will donate $400 to Krypteia’s selected charity, the Audubon Society, and $100 to White Raisins’ selected charity, Adopt a Classroom.
White Raisins was composed of Rahul Keyal (Westview, CA), Luke Tierney (Hunter A, NY), Robert Crawford (DCC A, MI), James Malouf (La Jolla, CA). Krypteia was composed of Matthew Lehmann (Barrington, IL), Jakob Myers (Naperville North, IL), Alex Schmidt (Lehigh Valley Academy, PA), Grant Lee (Thomas Jefferson A (VA)).
These teams were drafted from:
Top individual scorers from Saturday prelims:
Clark Smith, Dublin Scioto (OH) [absent for the all-star game]
Jakob Myers, Naperville North (IL)
Alex Schmidt, Lehigh Valley Academy (PA)
James Malouf, La Jolla (CA)
Luke Tierney, Hunter A (NY)
Top scorers on the top 4 teams at NSC.
Robert Crawford, DCC A (MI)
Rahul Keyal, Westview (CA)
Matthew Lehmann, Barrington (IL)
Grant Lee, Thomas Jefferson A (VA)