History Bowl team places second at regional tournament

November 2, 2018 — by Rohan Kumar and Mathew Luo

The History Bowl Varsity A team placed second at a regional tournament hosted  on Oct. 28 at Saratoga High, finishing with a record of 7-1. They lost their final round 320-250 to the Pi-oneers, a team of homeschooled students and longtime rival that Saratoga had played over six rounds against.

Varsity B followed closely with a record of 6-1, losing their semifinal round against Varsity A.

Both teams qualified for the national History Bowl, which will be held next April. Neither the JV nor the Varsity C teams made the playoffs.

In the concurrently held History Bee event, juniors Sathvik Kaliyur and Jason Hong placed first and second respectively in the finals round. Seniors Sarah Meng and Kiran Rachamallu also qualified for the History Bee final. All four team members qualified for the national History Bee.

Hong, a co-captain of the team, stressed the importance of self-study to improve the C team and JV teams’ scores in future.

“In the next few months, we want to focus on individual study,” Hong said. “For many of our members, it was the first tournament, so we need to make sure that they know how to study and get better.”

The next History Bowl regional tournament will be held in February.


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