Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl

Spring Hanover Round Robin

HANOVER, N.H. -- Hanover High School completed a sweep of its own twice-annual tournaments March 8, 2003 by running the table with a 13-0 record and capturing the Spring Hanover Round Robin.

Hanover was the only squad in the 28-team field (from 18 schools in Vermont and New Hampshire) to post a perfect 10-0 record in the preliminary round. The Marauders then ran off three straight 10-7 victories -- over St. Johnsbury (Vt.) A in the quarterfinals, Burlington (Vt.) A in the semifinals, and Phillips Exeter (Exeter, N.H.) B in the championship game -- to take the title. Hanover, the two-time defending New Hampshire Quiz Bowl League champion, also earned a return bid to states by capturing the intra-regional crown.

The two teams entered from Phillips Exeter both had good days. Each posted a 9-1 record in prelims to take the second and third seeds for the playoffs, then won a quarterfinal game -- over Lebanon (N.H.) A and Winnisquam (Tilton, N.H.), respectively -- to set up a semifinal showdown. Exeter's B's won, 10-5.

Burlington went 8-2 in the round robin to pick up the fourth seed and reached the semis with a 10-7 victory over another 8-2 team, Burr and Burton (Manchester, Vt.), in the quarterfinals. To earn quarterfinal slots, St. Johnsbury beat Fair Haven (Vt.) and Winnisquam beat Lebanon B. All four had 7-3 records in the preliminary round.

Other Vermont schools competing in the tournament were: Mt. Anthony, Spaulding, North Country, and Lake Region. Preliminary round records for all participating teams are listed below.

Playoff Results
(All games first two 10 points, must be won by at least two points)

Octofinals -- St. Johnsbury A 10, Fair Haven 7; Winnisquam 10, Lebanon B 4

Quarterfinals -- (4) Burlington 10, (5) Burr and Burton 7; (3) Phillips Exeter B 11, (6) Lebanon A 9; (1) Hanover A 10, (8) St. Johnsbury A 6; (2) Phillips Exeter A 10, (7) Winnisquam 4

Semifinals -- (1) Hanover A 10, (4) Burlington A 7; (3) Phillips Exeter B 10, (2) Phillips Exeter A 5

Championship -- (1) Hanover 10, (3) Phillips Exeter B 7

Preliminary Round Results

School State Record
Hanover A New Hamp. 10-0
Phillips Exeter A New Hamp. 9-1
Phillips Exeter B New Hamp. 9-1
Burr and Burton Vermont 8-2
Burlington A Vermont 8-2
Lebanon New Hamp. 8-2
Lebanon B New Hamp. 7-3
Fair Haven Vermont 7-3
Winnisquam New Hamp. 7-3
St. Johnsbury A Vermont 7-3
St. Johnsbury B Vermont 6-4
Hanover B New Hamp. 6-4
Mt. Anthony Vermont 6-4
Alvirne New Hamp. 6-4
Hanover C New Hamp. 5-5
St. Johnsbury C Vermont 4-6
Spaulding Vermont 4-6
Burlington B Vermont 3-7
Stevens New Hamp. 3-7
North Country Vermont 3-7
Crossroads New Hamp. 3-7
Fall Mountain A New Hamp. 3-7
Lisbon New Hamp. 2-8
Richmond New Hamp. 2-8
Lake Region B Vermont 2-8
Fall Mountain C New Hamp. 1-9
Lake Region A Vermont 1-9
Fall Mountain B New Hamp. 0-10

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