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== Current Members ==
 
== Current Members ==
 
[[Carlos Doebeli]]
 
[[Carlos Doebeli]]
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[[Hector Rathburn]]
 
[[Hector Rathburn]]
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[[Amanda Doyle]]
 
[[Amanda Doyle]]
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[[Brian Ning]]
 
[[Brian Ning]]
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[[Max Gedajlovic]]
 
[[Max Gedajlovic]]
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[[Arnav Sood]]
 
[[Arnav Sood]]
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[[William Dawson]]
 
[[William Dawson]]
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[[Eve Sankar]]
 
[[Eve Sankar]]
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[[Alvin To]]
 
[[Alvin To]]
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[[Sam Hauer]]
 
[[Sam Hauer]]
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[[Marcell Maitinsky]]  
 
[[Marcell Maitinsky]]  
  

Latest revision as of 12:34, 12 May 2020

University of British Columbia
UBCLogo.png
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Current President or Coach Carlos Doebeli
National championships None

The University of British Columbia quizbowl team was first established in 2003, and was re-established in 2017 after a 10-year hiatus. The team is based in Vancouver, Canada.

The new UBC Quizbowl team was founded by Carlos Doebeli in 2017. The team entered two teams in the 2017 ACF Fall tournament at the University of Washington, where their teams placed 5th and 6th. The team has continued to play in Pacific Northwest and Canadian tournaments, as well as online mirrors, with increased success in the 2019-20 season.

History

The first Quizbowl team at UBC was founded by Grace Lam, and was then led by Mike Whitaker. The team had very quick success, though only against cross-town rival Simon Fraser or at VETO. A team from UBC finished 19th in DI at the 2005 ICT, the best result by a Canadian team in the top division until Toronto's result in the 2009 NAQT SCT in Dallas, where they finished 17th. Toronto would go on to set the current record for a Canadian school in 2010 at the Chicago NAQT ICT, where they finished 6th.

The following year, some key players graduated and internal disputes - particularly between Fred Sheppard and Daniel Pareja - flared up across the Web. UBC's quizbowl reputation was somewhat tarnished by these events, though it is currently in a more peaceful existence now.

UBC regularly hosted BC Bowl and a mirror of the Ottawa Hybrid Tournament, and alternated hosting duties for the NAQT SCT with Simon Fraser University in the sparsely-attended Northwest region.

After the revival of the UBC Quizbowl Club in 2017, the club regularly attended ACF Fall and NAQT SCT tournaments at the University of Washington from 2017-2019, while also hosting minor events for local high schools. In 2020, UBC hosted their first college-level quizbowl tournament in the ACF Regionals, where they finished 2nd, and where their top 4 scorers were all rookies.

UBC attended 2020 SCT Toronto in Division 1, which was the first SCT tournament for the majority of the team attending. Despite this, William Dawson finished 5th in individual scoring ahead of many very experienced players. UBC finished 5th in the Closed online mirror of Workshop, led by Hector Rathburn's 16 powers in 12 games.

Current Members

Carlos Doebeli

Hector Rathburn

Amanda Doyle

Brian Ning

Max Gedajlovic

Arnav Sood

William Dawson

Eve Sankar

Alvin To

Sam Hauer

Marcell Maitinsky