Wheatley Brainstormers Shine at Columbia University’s Fall Tournament!

On Saturday, October 7th, The Wheatley School’s Brainstormers Club competed at the first meeting of the 2017 Columbia Cup Tournament Series – The Fall Tournament. The Columbia Cup is a tournament series hosted by the Columbia University Quiz Bowl Club. The Columbia Cup Tournament Series holds three full-day, seasonal tournaments, in which high school students from the New York Metropolitan Area compete against each in traditional academic quiz bowl contests.

Our Varsity team made an impressive 4-1 showing in the preliminary rounds, while making a heartfelt 1-2 effort in the playoff rounds. Our Junior Varsity team, composed mainly of rookie players, demonstrated great promise in their first full-day tournament of the 2017-2018 academic year. At the end of the tournament, our club’s President and Varsity Captain, John Li, was awarded a medal for achieving Second Place (PPG) in the Standard Division of the Columbia Cup Fall Tournament.

The Wheatley School Brainstormers Club eagerly awaits its return to Columbia University on Saturday, December 2nd, for the Columbia Cup Winter Tournament.

Thank you to Advisor Joseph Crotty along with participants:

  • Peter Cuomo
  • Tony Deluxe
  • Viraj Jayam
  • John Li
  • Victor Li
  • Karen Li
  • Frederick Lin
  • Aamir Muneer
  • Avinash Reddy

[Thanks to Mr. Crotty for the write-up and the photo!]

 

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