Interview Thursdays Ep. 2 – Phillips Academy A

In this episode of Interview Thursdays, Dylan and Katherine from Groger Ranks talk to Karsten Rynearson, Vincent Fan, and Irura Nyiha of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Find out about how an already strong program has been performing with the transfer of top-tier generalist Karsten as well as their high aspirations for nationals.

Interview Thursdays Ep. 1 – Westview A

Groger Ranks is pleased to launch our latest project. As a complement to our normal rankings and the analysis articles we collect from members of the high school quizbowl community, we are launching Interview Thursdays! On Thursdays, we will publish short interviews with high school teams about their teams, circuits, studying tips, and more! Quizbowl … Continue reading Interview Thursdays Ep. 1 – Westview A

The Methodology of Calculating Groger Ranks

The following article was a contribution of Groger Ranks member Steven Liu. Groger Ranks has been around for a little over a year now, and we've made a lot of big strides since we started. This year, I'm hoping to provide better, clearer documentation of our ranking methodology. In addition, we're making our major changes … Continue reading The Methodology of Calculating Groger Ranks

Powered Points Tournament III Writeup

The following article was a guest contribution by Shahar Schwartz. Lots of questions were still in the air going into PPT, the first competition of the year in SoCal. Westview and Del Norte would both try to double qualify while Santa Monica and Arcadia would fight to stay in contention. There's a lot to unpack … Continue reading Powered Points Tournament III Writeup

Earlybird Writeup

The following article was a guest contribution by Thomas Mercurio, Zach Roseman, Jonathan Lau, Dylan Bowman, and Roxanne Tang. The Illinois quiz bowl season kicked off on Saturday, September 28, with the annual Earlybird tournament at the University of Illinois. University of Illinois Lab capped off a dominant day by beating Stevenson twice by 90 … Continue reading Earlybird Writeup

Hornet Hullabaloo V Writeup

The following article was a guest contribution by Josh Rubel and Ned Tagtmeier. Last Saturday, twenty-seven teams competed in the Hornet Hullabaloo, graciously hosted by the Greenhill School. The tournament was held on IS-186X. Each team played 6 rounds of prelims before 5 rounds of twenty-one team single elimination playoffs. The single elimination format meant … Continue reading Hornet Hullabaloo V Writeup


The following article was a guest contribution by Dean Ah Now and Pedro Juan Orduz. On Saturday, September 28, 36 teams from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut converged upon Princeton University for the 27th Princeton High School Academic Tournament, played on NAQT’s Invitational Set #186. The following is a team-by-team analysis of some … Continue reading PHSAT XXVII Writeup