Southern California 2018 - 2019 Discussion

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Shahar S.
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Southern California 2018 - 2019 Discussion

Post by Shahar S. »

The 2018-19 season is just around the corner, and as such, we must continue the proud tradition of obsessing about our teams' rankings. We've been used to previous years' superteams like 2017 Westview or 2018 CCA making most tournaments a race for second, but it doesn't look like the 2019 season will have a team in that glamorous position. I'm interested in hearing what you guys think about how our teams stand and what we can expect going forward.
Shahar Schwartz

Black Mountain '16
Westview '20
UC Berkeley '24

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Re: Southern California 2018 - 2019 Discussion

Post by joshxu »

Overall, I think the circuit as a whole won't be as good as last year, since almost every school that went to HSNCT or PACE graduates about half their nationals team (a few exceptions). I expect the same three teams to dominate: CCA (returns an entire B team and one A team member), Arcadia, and Westview, with CCA likely being the best team. North Hollywood (returns 3/4 of HSNCT team) and Santa Monica (returns entire B team) could be sleeper teams.
Josh Xu

Santa Monica High School (Class of 2021)
Quiz Bowl Captain
"Club President"
2019–2020 SoCal Quiz Bowl Coach of the Year (self-proclaimed, but uncontested)

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physicsnerd
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Re: Southern California 2018 - 2019 Discussion

Post by physicsnerd »

Hello,

Rising sophomore who just moved to LA area, in process of enrolling at North Hollywood. Would someone mind giving me the contact for the quiz bowl coach there so I can ask about practices/joining/etc? Thanks!
Heather (class of '21)
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NoHo A (SoCal) - 2018-2019; 2019-2020

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Re: Southern California 2018 - 2019 Discussion

Post by joshxu »

physicsnerd wrote:Hello,

Rising sophomore who just moved to LA area, in process of enrolling at North Hollywood. Would someone mind giving me the contact for the quiz bowl coach there so I can ask about practices/joining/etc? Thanks!
I sent you a PM with some contacts that may be helpful.
Josh Xu

Santa Monica High School (Class of 2021)
Quiz Bowl Captain
"Club President"
2019–2020 SoCal Quiz Bowl Coach of the Year (self-proclaimed, but uncontested)

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Re: Southern California 2018 - 2019 Discussion

Post by Berniecrat »

Shahar Schwartz of Westview and Jack Izzo of Scripps Ranch have written this excellent writeup of SoCal teams for Groger Ranks! https://grogerranks.wordpress.com/2018/ ... -analysis/
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Aptakisic '17
Stevenson '21

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