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Team History and Tournament Results


2009-2010 Season

NAQT SCT: February 6, 2010 at Rice University

Eric Kwartler and Albert Bayer each played solo to make the teams even, placing 2nd and 6th out of 6 teams, respectively. Stats are available here.

ACF Winter: January 16, 2010 at Seven Lakes High School

Henry Zhao drove one team consisting of himself, Albert Bayer, Mark Molaro, and Ralm Ricarte to Katy, Texas, to experience his first college quiz bowl tournament. The event, which was UT's first packet submission of the year, featured yet another small but strong field of 6 teams. UT's team went 3-7, and Albert finished 4th individually with 32.78 points per game. Stats are available here.

Terrapin: November 14 at Seven Lakes High School

Texas's Eric Kwartler, Matt Nance, and Albert Bayer played on Team Orange alongside Tom Brenner from A&M. The team went 3-4 to finish 4th in a field of 5. Matt and Eric finished 3rd and 4th in points per game, respectively. Stats are available here.

TRASH Regionals: November 7, 2009 at OU

Texas's Albert Bayer and Matt Nance joined Chris Romero, Trey Morris, and Tyler Johnson of A&M to form the Acafellas, a reference to Fox's TV series Glee. Matt drove the team, the tournament's lone representative from Texas, to Norman where they competed at the Southwest TRASH Regionals. The team finished 2nd out of 8, losing decisively in the finals to Battle Planet, one of the strongest teams in the country. Stats are available here.

ACF Fall: October 31, 2009 at UT

Texas fielded 1 team, consisting of Mark Molaro, Albert Bayer, and Ralm Ricarte. We placed fifth out of a strong field of 5 teams, with a notable victory against LASA A in a fun 1-7 day. Albert finished second individually, with 47.5 points per game. Stats are available here.

Early Fall Touranment: October 3, 2009 at UT

Texas fielded 3 teams, finishing 3rd (Yogesh Raut and Ray Yang), 7th (Albert Bayer, Mark Molaro, Leon, and Evan Rosenfield), and 10th (James Zhu, Brian, and David) out of 12. Individually, Yogesh Raut finished 1st with 106 points per game, with Albert Bayer and Mark Molaro also placing in the top ten. Stats are available here.


2008-2009 Season

NAQT Intercollegiate Championship: April 3-4, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency DFW

Full Results

Tied for 20th Place
(Div. I)
Texas (Eric Kwartler, Matt Nance, Mark Molaro, Siddhartha Banerjee)


NAQT Sectional Championship: February 7, 2009 at UT

Full Results

1st Place Team Texas A (Eric Kwartler, Matt Nance, Siddhartha Banerjee)
5th Place Team Texas B (Mark Molaro, Ralm Ricarte, Varun Koyyalagunta, Albert Bayer)
1st Place Individual Eric Kwartler
4th Place Individual Matt Nance
8th Place Individual Albert Bayer
9th Place Individual Siddhartha Banerjee
11th Place Individual Mark Molaro


2007-2008 Season

ACF Regionals: February 16, 2008 at the University of Tulsa

Full Results

1st Place Team UT (Matt Nance, Mark Molaro, A.J. Bose, Varun Koyyalagunta)
1st Place Individual Matt Nance
10th Place Individual Mark Molaro


ACF Fall Tournament: November 11, 2007 at the University of Texas at Dallas (Hosted by Texas A&M)

Full Results

1st Place Team The Phantom Tortfeasor (Matt Nance)
6th Place Team UT (Mark Molaro, Hugo Salinas, Ralm Ricarte, A.J. Bose)
1st Place Individual Matt Nance
10th Place Individual Mark Molaro
11th Place Individual A.J. Bose
12th Place Individual Hugo Salinas


TRASH Regionals: November 10, 2007 at the University of Texas at Dallas (Hosted by UT and Texas A&M)

Full Results

"Name That Tune" Finalists A.J. Bose and Sally O'Rourke


Route 66 Classic (Sword Bowl Mirror) - September 29, 2007 at the University of Oklahoma

Round Robin Results and Playoff Results

2nd Place Team UT (Matt Nance, Mark Molaro, Hugo Salinas, Fred Nguyen)
1st Place Individual Matt Nance


2006-2007 Season

NAQT Intercollegiate Championship: April 13-14, 2007 at the University of Minnesota

Full Results

17th Place Team (Div. I) UT (Eric Kwartler, Matt Nance, Vik Vaz, Caleb Lo)


ACF Nationals - March 31, 2007 at Vanderbilt University

Full Results

9th Place Team UT (Eric Kwartler, Matt Nance, Ram Kannappan, Nitin Udpa)


Texas Open 3: Trouble at Lilybaeum: March 10, 2007 at the University of Texas at Dallas (hosted by UT)

Full Results

ACF Regionals: February 17, 2007 at the University of Tulsa

Full Results

1st Place Team UT (Eric Kwartler, Matt Nance, Mark Molaro)
2nd Place Individual Eric Kwartler
3rd Place Individual Matt Nance


NAQT Sectional Championship: February 10, 2007 at the University of Tulsa (hosted by Oklahoma State University)

Full Results

1st Place Team (Div. I) UT A (Eric Kwartler, Matt Nance, Caleb Lo, Ray Yang)
4th Place Team (Div. II) UT B (Mark Molaro, Julia Rosinski, Noble Kuriakose)
5th Place Individual (Div. I) Caleb Lo
6th Place Individual (Div. I) Eric Kwartler
4th Place Individual (Div. II) Mark Molaro


Sword Bowl Mirror: January 27, 2007 at the University of Oklahoma

Full Results

1st Place Team Dismal's Paradox (Matt Nance, Vik Vaz)
2nd Place Team Two-Handed Engine (Eric Kwartler, Ray Yang)
6th Place Team Team Strike Force (Mark Molaro, Ravi Pinjala, Noble Kuriakose)
1st Place Individual Eric Kwartler
2nd Place Individual Vik Vaz
4th Place Individual Matt Nance
7th Place Individual Ray Yang
10th Place Individual Ravi Pinjala


ACF Fall Tournament: November 4, 2006 at the University of Tulsa

Full Results

2nd Place Team UT (Matt Nance, Ram Kannappan, Julia Rosinski, Mark Molaro)
1st Place Individual Matt Nance
7th Place Individual Ram Kannappan


Golden Hurricane Open II: October 14, 2006 at the University of Tulsa

Full Results

1st Place Team Texas A (Eric Kwartler, Caleb Lo, Matt Nance)
11th Place Team Texas B (Ram Kannappan, Mark Molaro, Julia Rosinski)
2nd Place Individual Eric Kwartler
3rd Place Individual Caleb Lo
6th Place Individual Matt Nance


Early Fall Tournament: October 8, 2006 at the University of Texas at Dallas (hosted by UT)

Full Results

6th Place Team UT (Mark Molaro, Lance Abel)
5th Place Individual Mark Molaro



2005-2006 Season

Chicago Open: July 29, 2006 at the University of Chicago

Full Results

2nd Place Team Treach (Eric Kwartler, Ryan Westbrook from Wayne State University, Jerry Vinokurov from Brown University, Charles Meigs from UCLA)
7th Place Team Young MC (Matt Nance, Susan Mitchell from Texas A&M, Trey Morris from Texas A&M, Dan Passner from Brandeis)


TRASHionals: April 29-30, 2006 at UT

Quick Results and Full Individual Stats

?th Place Team Vince Young and the Wonderlic Twins (Adam Escandell, Micah Smith, Trey Morris, Steve Fontenot, Derek Parsons, Allison Biehl)


NAQT Intercollegiate Championship: April 7-8, 2006 at the University of Maryland

Full Results

Tied for 17th Place
(Div. I)
UT (Matt Nance, Adam Escandell, Caleb Lo, Nitin Udpa)


ACF Nationals: April 1, 2006 at the University of Michigan

Full Results

9th Place Team UT (Eric Kwartler, Matt Nance, Adam Escandell, Nitin Udpa)
9th Place Individual Eric Kwartler


William Wirt Memorial Open: March 4, 2006 at the University of Maryland

Full Results

2nd Place Team UT (Eric Kwartler, Matt Nance, Adam Escandell, Nitin Udpa)
6th Place Individual Eric Kwartler
8th Place Individual Matt Nance
10th Place Individual Adam Esdandell
11th Place Individual Nitin Udpa


NAQT Sectional Championship: February 11, 2006 at UT

Full Results

ACF Regionals Southwest: February 4, 2006 at the Episcopal School of Dallas

Full Results

2nd Place Team UT (Eric Kwartler, Matt Nance, Nitin Udpa)
2nd Place Individual Matt Nance
3rd Place Individual Eric Kwartler
7th Place Individual Nitin Udpa


TRASH Regionals: November 13, 2005 at the University of Texas at Dallas (hosted by UT)

Full Results

ACF Fall Southwest: November 12, 2005 at the University of Texas at Dallas

Full Results

1st Place Team Quartet for the End of Time (Matt Nance, Nitin Udpa, Dhananjay Jagannathan, Susan Mitchell from Texas A&M)
4th Place Individual Matt Nance
10th Place Individual Nitin Udpa


Golden Hurricane Open: November 5, 2005 at the University of Tulsa

Full Results

1st Place Team (Tie) UT (Matt Nance, Nitin Udpa, Dhananjay Jagannathan)
1st Place Team (Tie) Chaps of Faith (Eric Kwartler, Chris Romero from Texas A&M)
3rd Place Individual Matt Nance
6th Place Individual Nitin Udpa
Myth Singles: 2nd Place Matt Nance
Myth Singles: 5th Place Dhananjay Jagannathan


Western Invitational Tournament XIII: October 8, 2005 at UC Berkeley

Full Results

4th Place Team UT (Eric Kwartler, Matt Nance, Vik Vaz, Nitin Udpa)
8th Place Individual Vik Vaz



2004-2005 Season

Thanks to Jim Vick for sponsoring our trips to ACF Nationals and NAQT ICT.

Harrison Bergeron Memorial Open: April 23, 2005 at UT

Full Results

2nd Place Team I, Jack! (Adam Escandell, Nitin Udpa, Shane Lin)
3rd Place Individual Adam Escandell
4th Place Individual Nitin Udpa


NAQT Intercollegiate Championship: April 8-9, 2005 at Tulane University

Full Results

9th Place Team (Div. II) UT (Eric Kwartler, Matt Nance, Nitin Udpa, Justin Hilburn)
8th Place Individual
(Div. II)
Eric Kwartler


ACF Nationals: April 2, 2005 at Northwestern University

Full Results

2nd Place Team (Div. II)
(12th Place Overall)
UT (Eric Kwartler, Matt Nance, Nitin Udpa, Justin Hilburn)


ACF Regionals: February 26, 2005 at the University of Chicago

5th Place Team UT (Eric Kwartler, Matt Nance, Nitin Udpa, Justin Hilburn)
3rd Place Individual Eric Kwartler


NAQT Sectional Championship: February 5, 2005 at Texas A&M

Full Results

1st Place Team UT (Eric Kwartler, Matt Nance, Nitin Udpa, Justin Hilburn)
2nd Place Individual Eric Kwartler


TRASH Regionals: November 7, 2004 at UT

Full Results
(Individual standings refer only to preliminary rounds.)

4th Place Team Interrobang (Kevin Michael Wilcox, Grant, Suzy Rivoire, Ed)
5th Place Team Mora Majority (Adam Escandell, Micah Smith, Jeff Ford, Jason Escandell, Joe Escandell)
3rd Place Individual Kevin Michael Wilcox
5th Place Individual Adam Escandell


Texas Open 2: McQueen of Spades - November 6, 2004 at UT

Full Results

2nd Place Team Woonsocket Rockets (Adam Escandell, Alfred Wallace, Micah Smith, Joe Escandell)
3rd Place Team Texas B (Caleb Lo, Joe Logan, Vijay Dixit)
6th Place Team Texas A (Josh Freiman, Nitin Udpa, Justin Hilburn, Shane Lin)
1st Place Individual Caleb Lo
5th Place Individual Adam Escandell
6th Place Individual Alfred Wallace


ACF Fall Tournament: October 30, 2004 at the University of Tulsa

Full Results

1st Place Team UT (Eric Kwartler, Caleb Lo, Matt Nance, Joe Logan)
4th Place Individual Caleb Lo
5th Place Individual Eric Kwartler


Western Invitational Tournament XII: October 16, 2004 at UC Berkeley

Full Results

7th Place Team UT (Eric Kwartler, Adam Escandell, Matt Nance)
5th Place Individual Eric Kwartler


Ole Sarge Open: October 9, 2004 at Texas A&M University

Full Results

3rd Place Team Texas A (Eric Kwartler, Josh Garber, William Kellogg)
4th Place Team Texas B (Matt Nance, Erik Weatherwax, Joe Logan)
1st Place Individual Eric Kwartler
3rd Place Individual Matt Nance



2003-2004 Season

Chicago Open: July 10, 2004 at the University of Chicago

Full Results

7th Place Team Our Captain Can't Spell (Eric Kwartler, Matt Nance, and the following players from Texas A&M: Chris Romero, Susan Mitchell, and Trey Morris)


Berkeley Late Spring Tournament (I Know Kung Foo) - May 22, 2004 at the University of California, Berkeley

Full Results

5th Place Team Texas (Eric Kwartler, Matt Nance, Noah Kaplan, Chris Romero from Texas A&M)


Reveille Bevo Open (RBO Speedwagon) - March 27, 2004 at UT

Full Results
(The eight members of the UT team attempted to rotate between playing and moderating duties. This proved to be more trouble than it was worth.)

4th Place Team UT (Allison Biehl, Eric Kwartler, Matt Nance, Caleb Lo, Adam Escandell, Micah Smith, Shane Lin, Becca Havens)
5th Place Individual Caleb Lo
9th Place Individual Eric Kwartler
10th Place Individual Adam Escandell


NAQT Sectional Championship: February 7, 2004 at the University of Arkansas

6h Place Team (Div. I) Texas A (Adam Escandell, Eric Kwartler, Matt Nance)
7th Place Team (Div. I) Texas B (Caleb Lo, Shane Lin)
1st Place Individual Caleb Lo
2nd Place Individual Adam Escandell


Texas Open: Nightmare on Guadalupe - January 24, 2004 at UT

Full Results

3rd Place Team BatMeng (Mengmeng Zhang, Adam Escandell, Joe Escandell)
9th Place Team Texas A (Eric Kwartler, Erik Weatherwax, Matt Nance, Shane Lin)
10th Place Team Texas B (Caleb Lo, Allison Biehl, Trent Dupuy, Micah Smith, Becca Havens)
3rd Place Individual Adam Escandell
8th Place Individual Eric Kwartler
9th Place Individual Caleb Lo


ACF Fall Tournament: November 1, 2003 at the University of Arkansas

2nd Place Team UT (Adam Escandell, Eric Kwartler)
1st Place Individual Adam Escandell
9th Place Individual Eric Kwartler


Route 66 Invitational: October 11, 2003 at the University of Oklahoma

3rd Place Team Texas A (Allison Biehl, Caleb Lo, David Roife, Eric Kwartler)
5th Place Team Texas B (Adam Escandell, Micah Smith)
1st Place Individual Adam Escandell
7th Place Individual Eric Kwartler


2002-2003 Season

NAQT Sectional Championship: February 7, 2003 at Texas A&M University

4th Place Team UT (Adam Escandell, Trent Dupuy, Allison Biehl, Micah Smith)
2nd Place Individual Adam Escandell


Route 66 Invitational: October 12, 2002 at the University of Oklahoma

1st Place Team Texas A (Adam Escandell, Mengmeng Zhang, Allison Biehl, Rich Peng)
13th Place Team Texas B (Erik Weatherwax, James Strand, Micah Smith)



2001-2002 Season

NAQT Intercollegiate Championship: April 5-6, 2002 at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Tied for 17th Place
(Div. II)
UT (Mengmeng Zhang, Allison Biehl, Amir Marouni, Neel Gupta)
3rd Place Individual Mengmeng Zhang


NAQT Sectional Championship: February 8, 2002 at UT

4th Place Team (Div. I) Texas A (Mengmeng Zhang, Allison Biehl)
5th Place Team (Div. II) Texas B (Neel Gupta)
3rd Place Individual
(Div. I)
Mengmeng Zhang



2000-2001 Season

Thanks to Barbara Myers, Jim Vick, Paul Pedersen, and the University Honors Center for their sponsorship of our 2000-01 Nationals trips. Thanks also to the Texas Union Campus Fun Committee for their sponsorship of CBI intramurals and to ACUI Region 12 and Ford for their contribution to our CBI Nationals trip.

CBI Nationals - April 27-29, 2001 at California State University - Los Angeles

UT's team (Eric Smith, Suzy Rivoire, Jennifer Hopens, Jesse Moore, Adam Escandell) finishes 3rd overall, with Suzy finishing 10th in the individual stats. Thanks to Molly White for serving as institutional representative.

NAQT Nationals - April 6-7, 2001 at Washington University in St. Louis

UT's team (Eric Smith, Suzy Rivoire, Jennifer Hopens, Jesse Moore, Adam Escandell) finishes 18th overall.

ACF Nationals - March 23-24, 2001 at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

UT's team (Eric Smith, Suzy Rivoire, Jennifer Hopens, Adam Escandell) finishes 10th overall, with Eric finishing sixth in the individual stats.

CBI Regionals - February 17, 2001 at UT-San Antonio

UT's team (Suzy Rivoire, Jennifer Hopens, Eric Smith, Jesse Moore, Adam Escandell) wins the tournament, finishing second in the 14-team round robin and then defeating Arkansas 2-1 in a 3-game final. Individual high scorers include Suzy (5th) and Jennifer (6th). Thanks also to Molly White for serving as institutional representative.

NAQT Sectional Championship - February 10, 2001 at Wichita State University

UT braves the snow to bring 2 teams: UT A (Eric Smith, Jennifer Hopens, Suzy Rivoire, Jesse Moore) and UT B (Jeff Ford, Adam Escandell, Amir Marouni, Andrew Dupont). UT A wins the tournament with a score of 12-0 in the triple round robin. Individual leaders include Eric (2nd), Jennifer (5th), Adam (6th), and Suzy (9th).

ACF Regional Championship - January 20, 2001 at UT

UT brings 3 teams: UT A (Eric Smith, Jennifer Hopens, Suzy Rivoire, Adam Escandell), UT B (Jesse Moore, Amir Marouni, Tom Wier), and UT C (Trent Dupuy, Nam Tran, Mengmeng Zhang, Dennis Wilson). UT A wins the tournament with a score of 10-0. Individual leaders include Eric (3rd), Suzy (6th), and Tom (9th).

CBI Campus Tournament - December 3, 2000 at UT

Cosponsored by the Union, this tournament is the largest UT campus tournament ever, with 25 teams and 97 individuals participating. Fish Out of Water (Eric, Suzy, Rich, Andy) beat Cy-Fair All-Stars (Jack, Buzz, Xiao, Adrian) 340-120 in the final game. Individual leaders (in descending order) are Adam (Pride of Rutland), Charles (No-Name All-Stars), Jesse (Free Agents), Buzz (Cy-Fair All-Stars), and Suzy (Fish Out of Water).

NAQT Intercollegiate Fall Tournament - November 18, 2000 at Texas A&M University

UT brings 3 teams: UT A (Eric Smith, Adam Escandell, Jeff Ford, Jesse Moore), UT B (Tom Wier, Dennis Wilson, Rich), and UT C (Chris Chang, Andrew Dupont, Amir Marouni). UT A finishes third in the tournament with a score of 8-2 in the round robin. Individual leaders included Eric (1st), Tom (6th), and Amir (9th).

Route 66 Tournament - October 7, 2000 at the University of Oklahoma

UT brings 2 teams: UT Orange (Eric Smith, Suzy Rivoire, Adam Escandell, Jesse Moore) and UT White (Andrew Dupont, Trent Dupuy, Amir Marouni). UT Orange wins the tournament, finishing 11-1 in the round robin, and UT White, participating in their first tournament, upsets Texas A&M A. Eric finishes fifth in the individual stats.


1999-2000 Season

Thanks to Barbara Myers, Jim Vick, Paul Pedersen, and the University Honors Center for their sponsorship of our trip to NAQT Nationals.

NAQT Campus Tournament - April 22, 2000 at UT

The aptly-named Winners (Jesse, Buzz, Colin, and Naufil) emerged undefeated to win the tournament. The All-Star game pitted Jeff (top scorer), Rich, Dennis, and Buzz against Kerry, Matt, Ryan, and Jesse, with the latter team winning the All-Star Game.

NAQT Nationals - April 7 and 8, 2000 at Boston University

UT's Division I team (Eric Smith, Jennifer Hopens, Suzy Rivoire, Kerry Kaszak, Jeff Ford) finishes 14th overall, while the Division II team (Adam Escandell, Ram Kannappan, Jesse Moore, Rich Peng) finishes 15th. See: Div I Results and Div II Results.

ACF Regionals - University of Oklahoma

UT (Adam Escandell, Suzy Rivoire, Eric Smith, Kerry Kaszak, Ram Kannappan) finishes fourth, with Eric finishing third in the individual stats.

NAQT Sectionals - February 12, 2000 at the University of Oklahoma

UT's Division I team (Eric Smith, Suzy Rivoire, Kerry Kaszak, Jeff Ford) finishes 4th overall, with Eric finishing second in the individual stats. The Division II team (Adam Escandell, Ram Kannappan, Rich Peng) finishes second among Division II teams and eighth overall.


1998-1999 Season

Thanks to Barbara Myers and Jim Vick for their sponsorship of our 1998-99 Nationals trips. Thanks also to the Texas Union Campus Fun Committee for their sponsorship of CBI intramurals.

ACF National Championship - April 1999 at University of Chicago

UT (Eric Smith, Jennifer Hopens, Alfred Wallace, Suzy Rivoire) wins ninth place.

CBI National Championship - April 1999 at University of Florida

UT (Eric Smith, Jennifer Hopens, Alfred Wallace, Kevin Michael Wilcox, Suzy Rivoire) wins fifth place; Jennifer is a national all-star.

NAQT National Championship - April 1999 at University of Michigan

UT (Eric Smith, Jennifer Hopens, Alfred Wallace, Suzy Rivoire) wins fifteenth place and third-place all-undergraduate honors.

ACF Regional Championship - February 1999 at Texas A&M University

UT (Eric Smith, Jennifer Hopens, Alfred Wallace, Suzy Rivoire) wins first place.

CBI Regional Championship - February 1999 at Texas A&M University

UT (Eric Smith, Jennifer Hopens, Kevin Michael Wilcox, Suzy Rivoire) wins first place, again beating Arkansas in the final round.

NAQT Sectional Championship - February 1999 at Wichita State University

UT brings 2 teams, UT-A (Eric Smith, Jennifer Hopens, Alfred Wallace, Suzy Rivoire) and UT-B (Tom Wier, Kate Griffin, Ram Kannappan). UT-A wins the tournament by triple-elimination victory over Arkansas. UT-A members Eric, Jennifer, and Alfred all place in the top 5 individually.

CBI Campus Tournament - January 1999 at UT

We Were Merely Freshmen (Ryan, Suzy, Ram, Kate, and Allison) wins first place; K. Michael Wilcox leads in individual stats.

NAQT Conference Championship - November 1998 at UT

UT wins first place (Eric Smith, Jennifer Hopens, Alfred Wallace, Suzy Rivoire).

Route 66 Tournament - October 1998 at University of Oklahoma

UT wins first place (Eric Smith, Jennifer Hopens, Alfred Wallace, Suzy Rivoire).