2018 VHSL State Championship

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Logo of the 2018 VHSL State Championship

The 2018 VHSL State Championship was held on 24 February 2018 at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and was the 21st iteration of the VHSL Scholastic Bowl state tournament. 24 teams competed in six size classifications of four teams each. Questions were provided by NAQT for the first time.

Advancement

The 2018 VHSL Realignment reincorporated district play as well as a four-region plan, closer to the 1998-2013 playoff format. This change did away with the larger conferences and two-region plan that were used from 2014-2017. However, districts were allowed the ability to forego a district season and/or tournament in favor of an all-in Regional tournament, provided that all districts within a region agreed to forego district play. The new playoff format also introduced "Super Regions"-- AB and CD, which functioned as a sort of State Semi-final, but again, certain classes opted to forego Super Region tournaments altogether.

In Classes 1, 3, and 4, Super Regions were employed. Classes 2 and 5 opted instead to send their Regional Champions directly to state-- the first time in VHSL Scholastic Bowl history that Region runners-up did not advance to the next level of play. In Class 6, Regions 6C and 6D held a combined Super Region 6CD tournament, but 6A and 6B did not.

Tournament Format

Each match consisted of a round of fifteen tossups, ten bounceback "directed questions" for each team, and a concluding phase of fifteen more tossups. Tossups were scored in the normal quizbowl way. Directed questions were worth 10 points each and functioned similarly to a single-part bonus, but their reading was not correlated to answering tossups.

The four teams in each of the six classes competed against each other in a three-round round-robin; this was the fifth time the format was used, after its introduction in the 2014 VHSL Realignment.

Class 1

VHSL State Championship
(Class 1)
Champion Galileo Magnet
Runner-up Honaker
Third Riverheads
Fourth George Wythe
High scorer Aidan Cook (Honaker)
Editor/s NAQT
Site College of William and Mary
Field
Stats

Galileo Magnet went undefeated to win the Class 1 state championship, their first state championship victory. Honaker finished runner-up after winning the Class 1 championship for the previous two years. Honaker Sophomore Aidan Cook was named to the All-State Team with 260 points.

Round 1
Galileo 210, George Wythe 165
Riverheads 200, Honaker 190
Round 2
Galileo 220, Riverheads 165
Honaker 260, George Wythe 145
Round 3
Galileo 275, Honaker 160
George Wythe 205, Riverheads 195

Final standings
Galileo Magnet-- 3-0, 705 points
Honaker-- 1-2, 610 points
Riverheads-- 1-2, 560 points
George Wythe-- 1-2, 515 points

Class 2

VHSL State Championship
(Class 2)
Champion Maggie Walker
Runner-up Central-Wise
Third Robert E. Lee
Fourth Radford
High scorer Catherine Qian (Maggie Walker)
Editor/s NAQT
Site College of William and Mary
Field
Stats

Maggie Walker went undefeated to win the Class 2 state championship, their second consecutive state championship victory and fourth since the 2014 VHSL Realignment. Central-Wise finished runner-up for the second consecutive year. Maggie Walker Senior Catherine Qian was named to the All-State Team with 245 points.

Round 1
Maggie Walker 215, Radford 150
Central 210, R.E. Lee 190
Round 2
Maggie Walker 360, R.E. Lee 100
Central 300, Radford 130
Round 3
Maggie Walker 315, Central 130
R.E. Lee 215, Radford 135

Final standings
Maggie Walker-- 3-0, 890 points
Central Wise-- 2-1, 640 points
Robert E. Lee-- 1-2, 505 points
Radford-- 0-3, 415 points

Class 3

VHSL State Championship
(Class 3)
Champion Cave Spring
Runner-up Western Albemarle
Third New Kent
Fourth Tabb
High scorer Billy Luqiu (Cave Spring)
Editor/s NAQT
Site College of William and Mary
Field
Stats

Cave Spring went undefeated to win the Class 3 state championship, their third consecutive state championship victory. Western Albemarle finished runner-up. Cave Spring Junior Billy Luqiu was named to the All-State Team with 360 points, second-most in the tournament. Western Albemarle Senior Caroline Koester was also named to the All-State Team with 245 points.

Round 1
Cave Spring 325, Tabb 130
Western Albemarle 245, New Kent 150
Round 2
Cave Spring 245, Western Albemarle 215
New Kent 240, Tabb 195
Round 3
Cave Spring 265, New Kent 155
Western Albemarle 215, Tabb 210

Final standings
Cave Spring-- 3-0, 835 points
Western Albemarle-- 2-1, 675 points
New Kent-- 1-2, 545 points
Tabb-- 0-3, 535 points

Class 4

VHSL State Championship
(Class 4)
Champion Jamestown
Runner-up Jefferson Forest
Third Loudoun Valley
Fourth Monacan
High scorer unknown
Editor/s NAQT
Site College of William and Mary
Field
Stats

Jamestown went undefeated to win the Class 4 state championship, their first state championship victory. Jefferson Forest finished as runner-up.

Round 1
Jamestown 265, Loudoun Valley 165
Monacan 190, Jefferson Forest 180
Round 2
Jamestown 305, Monacan 115
Jefferson Forest 295, Loudoun Valley 150
Round 3
Jamestown 225, Jefferson Forest 215
Loudoun Valley 225, Monacan 175

Final standings
Jamestown-- 3-0, 795 points
Jefferson Forest-- 1-2, 690 points
Loudoun Valley-- 1-2, 540 points
Monacan-- 1-2, 480 points

Class 5

VHSL State Championship
(Class 5)
Champion Thomas Jefferson
Runner-up Princess Anne
Third Douglas Freeman
Fourth Albemarle
High scorer Unknown
Editor/s NAQT
Site College of William and Mary
Field
Stats

Thomas Jefferson went undefeated and won the Class 5 state championship, their third consecutive state championship victory. Princess Anne also finished runner-up for the third consecutive year, narrowly defeating Douglas Freeman in round two.

Round 1
Thomas Jefferson 275, DS Freeman 155
Princess Anne 265, Albemarle 175
Round 2
Thomas Jefferson 310, Princess Anne 145
Princess Anne 240, DS Freeman 235
Round 3
Thomas Jefferson 310, Princess Anne 145
DS Freeman 265, Albemarle 155

Final standings
Thomas Jefferson-- 3-0, 900 points
Princess Anne-- 2-1, 650 points
Douglas Freeman-- 1-2, 655 points
Albemarle-- 0-3, 485 points

Class 6

VHSL State Championship
(Class 6)
Champion Robinson
Runner-up McLean
Third Riverbend
Fourth First Colonial
High scorer Jacob Augelli (Robinson)
Editor/s NAQT
Site College of William and Mary
Field
Stats

Robinson went undefeated to win the Class 6 state championship, their second consecutive state championship victory. Robinson also led the tournament in total points with 970. McLean finished as runner-up for the second consecutive year. Robinson Senior Jacob Augelli was the top scorer in the tournament with 390 tossup points. McLean Sophomore Justin Young was also named to the all-state team, finishing third place with 285 tossup points.

Round 1
Robinson 335, First Colonial 140
McLean 245, Riverbend 165
Round 2
Robinson 295, McLean 175
Riverbend 220, First Colonial 210
Round 3
Robinson 340, Riverbend 115
McLean 325, First Colonial 125

Final standings
Robinson-- 3-0, 970 points
McLean-- 2-1, 745 points
Riverbend-- 1-2, 500 points
First Colonial-- 0-3, 475 points

All-State Team

The top five highest scoring players in the entire tournament were recognized as the All-State Team. However, as with 2016, there was a tie for fifth place, resulting in six players being named to the All-State Team.

Rank Player Team Points Class Grade
1st Jacob Augelli Robinson 390 points Class 6 Senior
2nd Billy Luqiu Cave Spring 360 points Class 3 Junior
3rd Justin Young McLean 285 points Class 6 Sophomore
4th Aidan Cook Honaker 260 points Class 1 Sophomore
T-5th Catherine Qian Maggie Walker 245 points Class 2 Senior
T-5th Caroline Koester Western Albemarle 245 points Class 3 Senior


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