Georgetown Day

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Georgetown Day School
Washington, DC
Coaches Susan Ikenberry, Abraham Pachikara
State Championships 2001 NAQT, 2010 NAQT
National Championships 1989 ASCN
National Appearances HSNCT: 2000, 2007-2015, 2019
PACE: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019
Program Status Unknown
School Size Unknown
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Georgetown Day School (often abbreviated GDS) is a private K-12 college prep school in Washington, DC. GDS began competing in quizbowl along with It's Academic in the mid-1980s, one of the first DC-area schools to do so. In 2001, GDS finished in 2nd place at the PACE NSC. In partnership with Banneker High School, GDS won the 2001 PAC.

GDS's most successful finishes were led by Ian Eppler and Matt Jackson in the late 2000s. GDS tied for 21st place at the 2007 NAQT HSNCT and for 17th place at the 2008 NAQT HSNCT. The 2009 team placed 3rd at the PACE NSC that year and tied for 5th at NAQT HSNCT. After Ian graduated, Matt Jackson led the team to a win at DC/MD NAQT States, a T-5 finish at HSNCT, and 5th at the 2010 NSC.

In 2018, senior Abe Atwood led a team consisting of him, freshman Arthur Delot-Vilain, junior Jeff Elias, and sophomore Matthew Siff to third place at NHBB Nationals.

Teams made up of a core of Matthew Siff, Alex Moon, and Arthur Delot-Vilain finished 17th at the 2019 PACE NSC and T-31 at that year's NAQT HSNCT. The team negged 70 times in 14 games, giving the 2019 iteration of the GDS team the dubious distinction of holding the negs per game record for HSNCT.

GDS has traditionally hosted the Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament, which is named for the former GDS player that died in an car crash before his senior year of high school. He is the namesake of the PACE Academic Ambassador Award, and GDS's coach Susan Ikenberry was the inaugural winner of the award. GDS hosted the 2007 and 2011 Maryland/DC NAQT Championships, both won by Richard Montgomery. In 2008, it served as the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic site for the No Name Tournament. GDS, in partnership with Brown and Vanderbilt, wrote their own, well-received Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament set for 2010.

Notable Former Players

See also

ASCN TOC Champion
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