On January 26th, teams from Long Island, the NYC area, Westchester, and upstate NY traveled to White Plains High School for Lower Hudson C set, the easiest in difficulty of the three NHBB regional sets. Hunter College High School won both the Varsity and JV divisions. Congrats to all teams who attended!
Hunter A finished second in scoring in the preliminary rounds with 2030 points (an average of 406 points per game) and a 5-0 record. Hunter was second seed going into playoffs, beating Ardsley 430-140 in Quarterfinals, beating Darien A 330-250 in Semifinals, and beating Great Neck South A 300-250 in Finals. The team qualifies for the International History Olympiad next year.
Great Neck South A finished second overall but first in scoring in the preliminary rounds with 2250 points (an average of 450 points per game). With an undefeated prelims record, Great Neck South A was 1st seed going into playoffs, beating Horace Greeley 340-120 in Quarterfinals and beating Bethlehem Central 300-220 in Semifinals.
Bethlehem Central finished tied for third overall with a 4-1 preliminary record and 1770 points (an average of 354 points per game). Bethlehem had the fourth seed going into playoffs, beating Irvington 290-210 in Quarterfinals.
Other New York teams qualifying for Nationals include Irvington (average of 340 points per game) and Ardsley (average of 250 points per game).
In the Junior Varsity division, Hunter B swept the field in the preliminary rounds with an extremely impressive 2280 points (an average of 456 points per game). Hunter B had the first seed going into playoffs, beating Great Neck South B 480-110 in Semifinals and beating Yonkers 380-100 in Finals.
Other New York teams qualifying for Nationals include Dalton (average of 328 points per game), Yonkers (average of 268 points per game), and Great Neck South B (average of 242 points per game).
In the History Bee, New York had a very strong showing. Daniel Ma ultimately won the Varsity Bee with 37 points in the first three rounds. Daniel Ma then secured a position in the finals after only seven questions in the semifinals, then beating out Andersen Gu of Great Neck South (24 points in prelims) and Noah Sheidlower of Great Neck South (25 points in prelims) in the finals. Gu took 2nd and Sheidlower took 3rd. Other strong NY Varsity performances include Daniel Lu of Great Neck South (28 prelims points and 5th overall) and Zachary Rosman of Irvington (22 prelims points and 8th overall).
In JV History Bee, Hunter took first and second. Pedro Juan Orduz of Hunter finished in 1st overall with 36 prelims points, while Cerulean Ozarow of Hunter finished in 2nd with 33 prelims points. Jacob Hardin-Bernhardt of Hunter took 4th (32 prelims points), missing the finals by only a point. Tycho Von Rosenvinge of Dalton (28 prelims points) took 5th.
Congratulations to all teams!