Harvard Fall Tournament
The Harvard Fall Tournament, or HFT, is the house-written high school quiz bowl tournament held by the Harvard College Bowl Team each fall. Along with the BHSAT produced by Yale, the HFT question set is considered to be of the premier regular-plus high school housewrites.
Stuyvesant High School (NY) won the first HFT on October 14, 2006. Walt Whitman High School (MD) won the second edition on November 10, 2007. Kyle Haddad-Fonda served as chief editor for both tournaments and as tournament director for the first; Dennis Sun was tournament director for the second.
The third annual HFT, edited by Andy Watkins and Kyle Haddad-Fonda, was held at Harvard on November 15, 2008. State College won an advantaged final against Hunter to win the tournament; the margin of victory was just twenty points in each game. Mirrors were held at VCU (won by Walter Johnson over Maggie Walker), Rockford Auburn, Raleigh Charter, and the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. The fourth and fifth HFTs were edited and directed by Dallas Simons and Andy Watkins. The seventh HFT was head edited and directed by Stephen Liu, and the eighth was co-edited by Liu and Will Holub-Moorman.
Raynor Kuang head-edited the 2016 and 2017 editions of the tournament. HFT remains one of the most widely-mirrored high school housewrites ever, with over 200 teams playing the 2016 edition at 13 different sites.
|2006||Stuyvesant||Kellenberg A||High Tech||Needham A|
|2007||Walt Whitman||Dorman||State College A|| Thomas Jefferson A|
|2008||Dallas Simons and Andy Watkins||State College||Hunter||Gonzaga||Brookwood|
|2009||Dallas Simons and Andy Watkins||State College A||Dunbar A||Hunter||Kellenberg A|
|2010||LASA A||State College||Dorman|| Thomas Jefferson A|
(unaffiliated with school)
|2011||Dorman|| Hunter A
and Detroit Catholic Central
|Thomas Jefferson A||Seven Lakes|
|2012||LASA B**||LASA A**|| St. John's A
and Hunter A
|2013||DCC||St. Joseph A (NJ)||Kellenberg A||Ridgewood|
|2014||State College A||Wilmington Charter A||Bethlehem Central||Dorman A|
|2015||Raynor Kuang and Robert Chu||Bethlehem Central||Lexington A||AMSA A||Charter A|
|2016||Southside A||Hunter A||Lexington A||Wayzata A|
|2017||Jiho Park||DCC A||Hunter A||Lehigh Valley||Hoover A|
|2018||Jon Suh||DCC A||Lexington A||Hunter A||Greens Farms Academy|
|UCSD||11/13/10||17||Torrey Pines B||La Jolla A||Torrey Pines A||La Jolla B|
|UCSD||11/21/09||18||Torrey Pines A||La Jolla A||University||Rancho Bernardo B|
|Walt Whitman||11/13/10||24||Maggie Walker A||Georgetown Day||St. Anselm's||Wilmington Charter A|
|Central Gwinnett||12/05/09||19||Southside A||Southside B||Brookwood A||Westminster|