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I'm pretty new to this national scene of quiz bowl. Who are the HSNCT favorites?
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I think the consensus top 3 teams are Barrington (IL), Buffalo Grove (IL), and Kinkaid (TX) in some order. HSNCT's knockout format makes it likely that these teams don't finish top 3, but I think they're the most likely candidates.
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Seeing as Kinkaid has the best player in the country (IPNCT Champion) in Ali Hamzeh, it makes sense that they're involved
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From the Northeast, Livingston and Hastings both have a shot at the crown, with Hunter likely making the top 10; Darien will also finish highly. Belmont and Lexington also have title shots from New England.

However, the true champions will be, hailing from my hometown, Smithtown High School West, who will win without showing up. How? Don't ask me. It's like Chuck Norris.
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a Joe wrote: Mon Apr 08, 2024 7:36 pm From the Northeast, Livingston and Hastings both have a shot at the crown, with Hunter likely making the top 10; Darien will also finish highly. Belmont and Lexington also have title shots from New England.

However, the true champions will be, hailing from my hometown, Smithtown High School West, who will win without showing up. How? Don't ask me. It's like Chuck Norris.
Right, right, right. And Hazen will do what Cutter Morningstar did in '03, bringing an SSNCT back to Arkansas.
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SomeArkansan wrote: Mon Apr 08, 2024 8:40 am Seeing as Kinkaid has the best player in the country (IPNCT Champion) in Ali Hamzeh, it makes sense that they're involved
Not all of the best players in the country were at IPNCT. From perusing stats on HSQB, it's hard not to come away thinking the best player in the world is Buffalo Grove's Rohan Ganeshan. I will say that Ali Hamzeh and Cole Hartung of Kinkaid are probably both in the top 10 (as well as Barrington's Rohan Kher and Charles Young!).
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Oh. Well, suffice to say he's a beast, lol
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Rohan Kher just casually sporting a 71% P% is interesting 😭💀
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Should we be looking at Johns Creek as a title contender atp? 6-1 session and crushed Strake 430-165 with a 425-400 narrow loss to Barrington 👀
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After the first day, I was kinda surprised that Kinkaid had 3 losses in the prelims, and I even thought that they might lose early.

They lead IMSA 355-45 at half in Rd 23.
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Looks like we're gonna get 1 Barrington vs 16 Kinkaid very early in these playoffs. Grab your popcorn :dance:

Edit: It wasn't really a popcorn game, unfortunately
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Charles Young of Barrington is an absolute animal dude
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Now doubting at this point looking at the bracket, but here's hoping Hoover A makes Super Seven!

In actually, Barrington will most likely repeat as champions and Buffalo Grove will repeat as runners up (which sucks for Rohan Ganeshan)
I think that 3rd place is pretty open, so here are are some possibilities (also rounding out my Super 7)
1. Thomas Jefferson Science and Tech A
2. Richard Montgomery A
3. St. Mark's School of Texas
4. Johns Creek A
5. Hunter A
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Also grabbing popcorn for this game: https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/g ... id=1333066
TJ A vs. Buffalo Grove
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quizbowlchamp1 wrote: Sun May 26, 2024 5:18 pm Also grabbing popcorn for this game: https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/g ... id=1333066
TJ A vs. Buffalo Grove
Rohan Grove is pulling away late..
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Barrington vs St Mark's of TX will be a MOVIE
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The real winners are the fans attending who get to watch such impressive teams ^_^
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#1 Barrington A 400
#4 Buffalo Grove 395

WHAT. A. GAME.

After Cycle 23, Buffalo Grove led 395-355 & called timeout. Rohan Kher then proceeded to power on TU24 & Barrington 30'd the bonus for the win.
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