Carlo Angiuli

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Carlo Angiuli
Carlo angiuli.png
Noted Subjects:
Science, Math, Music
Current Collegiate Team Indiana University (2007-pres)
Past Collegiate Teams None
High School Team New Trier (2004-2007)
Middle School Team None

Carlo Angiuli was a player and question writer. After playing for three years at New Trier, where he was a co-founder of Aegis Questions, he briefly started Indiana University's Quizbowl Club.

High School

Angiuli spent his high school days at New Trier in Winnetka, Illinois, and was a member of the 2007 State Championship team. Winner of the 2007 Scobol Solo, he was known as one of the best science and music players in the state during his career. With co-captain Nick Matchen, he helped lead the Trevians to three Regional, two Sectional, and one IHSA State championship, as well as the 2007 Illinois NAQT State title and a second place finish in the 2007 Masonic tournament. Angiuli led his New Trier team in individual scoring at the 2006 and 2007 NAQT HSNCTs, and the 2007 PACE NSC. The 2007 NAQT HSNCT marked New Trier's highest finish at the tournament at that time, tying for 13th.

In 2007, Angiuli was named to the First Team All-State.

Former Maine South Coach Tom Egan referred to Angiuli and Matchen as the "New Trier Twins," not only because of their team's success, but because of their involvement in Scholastic Bowl as a whole. They are in fact not related, and do not resemble one another, though they have spent their entire quizbowl careers at adjacent desks.

Team Illinois

Angiuli was a member of Team Illinois in 2006 and 2007, the latter of which won the 2007 PAC national championship before getting stranded in Florida for 13 hours.

Aegis Questions

In December 2005, Angiuli and Matchen successfully pulled off the first incarnation of the New Trier Varsity Tournament. With help from coach David Reinstein and teammate Ed Tsai, the two planned and wrote the questions for the entire tournament. At that tournament, together with friend and Loyola Academy alum Matt Laird, the New Trier Twins for the first time announced to the public their intention to found Aegis Questions.

As the most technologically skilled of the founders of the company, Angiuli's most critical task was the creation of a way for writers to submit their questions. He initially wrote a program to be distributed on writers' computers to standardize formatting, but it wouldn't actually run on any computer other than his own. Going back to the drawing board, Angiuli produced the web-based Question Editing Database (QED). In addition, Angiuli is the most prolific of Aegis's writers, representing approximately a third of Aegis's output. Aegis is now defunct; its last tournament was the 2009 Masonic tournament.

College

In late 2006, Angiuli was successfully bribed by the Wells Scholars Program to attend Indiana University. A little more than a month later, Matchen was also decided to attend Indiana, and noticing the lack of a team there, they decided to start one. Angiuli met with benevolent school administrators, who graciously purchased two buzzer systems before the team was even formed. Angiuli and Matchen didn't finish jumping through bureaucratic hoops until spring 2008, when the Quizbowl Club was formally created.

In March 2008, the team took 2nd at the Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament, finishing behind a Lawrence team led by Greg Peterson, a rival from Maine South during their high school days. Unfortunately, the team pretty much faded away and did not live up to its potential, even when Angiuli and Matchen were joined by John Brown, whom they had played against when John attended Rockford Auburn.

Carlo started ACFDB, a database of ACF questions that is still in wide usage.

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