Maryland Spring Classic

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The Maryland Spring Classic is a housewritten high school tournament held every spring at the University of Maryland. Unlike the Maryland Fall Classic, this tournament has always been in mACF format.


Year Champion Second Third Fourth
2002 Detroit Catholic Central B Quince Orchard James Hubert Blake Walton
2003 Maggie Walker Eleanor Roosevelt Spotswood Thomas Jefferson A
2004 James Hubert Blake results needed results needed results needed
2005 Richard Montgomery Gonzaga A James Hubert Blake Walt Whitman A
2006 results needed results needed results needed results needed
2007 Walt Whitman Maggie Walker Walter Johnson Gonzaga
2008 Walt Whitman Wilmington Charter Walter Johnson Gonzaga
2009 Georgetown Day School Wilmington Charter Hunter Walter Johnson
2010 Georgetown Day School St. Anselm's Wilmington Charter Thomas Jefferson A
2011 Richard Montgomery St. Anselm's Georgetown Day School "Sid Academy A"
2012 Georgetown Day School "Ontological Academy" Richard Montgomery A Montgomery Blair A
  • 2003 saw a tie for 3rd place go unbroken.

Recent years

The 2009, 2010, and 2011 tournaments were all composed of 10 housewritten packets, with Chris Ray editing in 2009, Stevejon Guth editing in 2010,Paul Marchsteiner delegated by Chris Ray to lead in 2011, and Isaac Hirsch in 2012. All three recent tournaments have been noted for the small number of packets and extreme difficulty with relation to regular high school sets, although 2012's set received much praise for the reduced difficulty.


The tournament was a mirror of a Minnesota and Vanderbilt tournament. 1/3 of the questions were written by the Maryland team.


Mike Bentley served as chief editor and tournament director for this tournament. Most other Maryland members submitted at least one packet to this tournament, and most were involved in editing in some fashion.

The tournament was plagued by putting an inexperienced member on stats, resulting in an approximately 45 minute wait in between the final preliminary round and the playoffs. The first playoff round also featured a much too difficult packet put together at the last moment that was not appreciated by many of the lower seeded teams.


2006's tournament was directed and chiefly edited by Casey Retterer.


2005's tournament was a partial packet swap with Case Western.