Scobol Solo 2001

The first Scobol Solo was held on Saturday, November 10, 2001. There were 64 players. The full results have been lost to memory, but here are the final standings:

1. Jim Davis Latin School of Chicago
2. Parag Bhayani Homewood-Flossmoor High School
3. Matt Keenan New Trier High School (Winnetka)
4. Tony Wu William Fremd High School (Palatine)
5. Sameer Gopal Sterling High School
6T. Chris Marks Downers Grove North High School
  Lori Sommars Wheaton North High School

These players won exactly four of their last six matches:

  • Denny Abraham, Leyden (Franklin Park)
  • Paras Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
  • Mariusz Galczynski, Downers Grove North
  • Paul Gauthier, Wheaton North
  • Jacob Gold, New Trier (Winnetka)
  • John Keig, Moline
  • James Lee, Fremd (Palatine)
  • Todd Mayer, Richmond-Burton
  • Donnie Norton, Macomb
  • Cezary Podkul, Leyden
  • Jacob Straub, Fremd
  • Ben Taylor, Guilford (Rockford)
  • Chris Temple, Bloomington
  • Kelly Tourdot, Stillman Valley
  • David Vock, Wheaton North

These players won exactly three of their last six matches:

  • Greg Brown, Fremd (Palatine)
  • Vince Cima, Leyden (Franklin Park)
  • Dena Dittrich, Fremd
  • Kristen Dorsey, Homewood-Flossmoor
  • Manuel Estrada, Sterling
  • Alex Gordon, New Trier (Winnetka)
  • Alan Ho, Fremd
  • Olivia Johns, University of Chicago Lab Schools
  • Andrew Lemkaw, Richmond-Burton
  • Eapen Mathew, Sterling
  • Craig McKenna, Prairie Ridge (Crystal Lake)
  • Keith McKenna, Prairie Ridge
  • Aaron Mertz, Fremd
  • Ryan O'Shea, Bloomington
  • Mark Pliska, Fremd
  • Phil Rasher, New Trier
  • Ryan Reyes, Leyden
  • Eli Wald, Von Steuben (Chicago)
  • Ben Whitcher, Guilford (Rockford)
  • Dylan Whitcher, Guilford

Category Results

The following lists include players who answered at least four tossups correctly in each category (out of a maximum of seven). Some specific numbers are unknown because the source data only listed players who answered at least four tossups correctly in each category without specifying how many, but did indicate relative rankings.

Algebra

Seven tossups
Denny Abraham, Leyden
Six tossups
Jim Davis, Latin
Paul Gauthier, Wheaton North
Mark Pliska, Fremd
Tony Wu, Fremd
Five tossups
Parag Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Four tossups
Matt Abbott, Fremd
Dena Dittrich, Fremd
Mariusz Galczynski, Downers Grove North
Aaron Mertz, Fremd
Matt Nothnagel, Marian Central Catholic

American Dramas, Poems, & Short Stories

The following numbers are guesses. The relative rankings are correct. It's possible that Mark actually answered seven, Jim and Kelly answered six, and Parag et al answered five, or there was some other combination of point distributions between four and seven inclusive.

Six tossups
Mark Pliska, Fremd
Five tossups
Jim Davis, Latin
Kelly Tourdot, Stillman Valley
Four tossups
Parag Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Mariusz Galczynski, Downers Grove North
Paul Gauthier, Wheaton North
Jacob Gold, New Trier
Chris Marks, Downers Grove North
Eapen Mathew, Sterling
Lori Sommars, Wheaton North
Ben Taylor, Guilford
David Vock, Wheaton North

American Literature

Seven tossups
Mariusz Galcynski, Downers Grove North
Six tossups
Tony Wu, Fremd
Five tossups
Jim Davis, Latin School of Chicago
Alex Gordon, New Trier
Four tossups
Jacob Gold, New Trier
Alan Ho, Fremd
Chris Marks, Downers Grove North
Lori Sommars, Wheaton North
Ben Taylor, Guilford
Kelly Tourdot, Stillman Valley

Art

Seven tossups
Paul Gauthier, Wheaton North
Lori Sommars, Wheaton North
Six tossups
Parag Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Jim Davis, Latin
Mariusz Galczynski, Downers Grove North
Matt Keenan, New Trier
Jacob Straub, Fremd
Kelly Tourdot, Stillman Valley
Five tossups
Paras Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Robert Dellsy, University of Chicago Lab Schools
John Keig, Moline
Chris Marks, Downers Grove North
Ben Taylor, Guilford
Four tossups
Greg Brown, Fremd

Biology

Seven tossups
David Vock, Wheaton North
Six tossups
Jim Davis, Latin
Olivia Johns, University of Chicago Lab Schools
Eapen Mathew, Sterling
Five tossups
Matt Abbott, Fremd
Denny Abraham, Leyden
Chris Marks, Downers Grove North
Ben Whitcher, Guilford
Four tossups
Parag Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Paras Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Paul Gauthier, Wheaton North
Alex Gordon, New Trier
John Keig, Moline
Cezary Podkul, Leyden
Jacob Straub, Fremd
Chris Temple, Bloomington

Chemistry

The following numbers are guesses. The relative rankings are correct. It's possible that Jim et al actually answered seven, Parag and Alex answered six, and Paras et al answered five, or there was some other combination of point distributions between four and seven inclusive.

Six tossups
Jim Davis, Latin
Todd Mayer, Richmond-Burton
Ryan O'Shea, Bloomington
Five tossups
Parag Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Alex Gordon, New Trier
Four tossups
Paras Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Matt Keenan, New Trier
John Keig, Moline
Chris Temple, Bloomington

Current Events

Seven tossups
Matt Keenan, New Trier
Six tossups
Paras Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Jacob Gold, New Trier
Cezary Podkul, Leyden
Phil Rasher, New Trier
Five tossups
Parag Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Joe Danavi, Fremd
Kelly Tourdot, Stillman Valley
Eli Wald, Von Steuben
Four tossups
Vince Cima, Leyden
Dena Dittrich, Fremd
Kristen Dorsey, Homewood-Flossmoor
Dylan Whitcher, Guilford

Geography, Earth Science, & Astronomy

Seven tossups
John Keig, Moline
Six tossups
Parag Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Five tossups
Denny Abraham, Leyden
Greg Brown, Fremd
Mike Dietrich, Prairie Ridge
Jacob Gold, New Trier
James Lee, Fremd
Chris Marks, Downers Grove North
Four tossups
Jim Davis, Latin
Manuel Estrada, Sterling
Mariusz Galczynski, Downers Grove North
Andrew Lemkaw, Richmond-Burton
Ben Whitcher, Guilford

Geometry & Trigonometry

Some number of tossups x ≥ 5
Denny Abraham, Leyden
Parag Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Tony Wu, Fremd
Some smaller number of tossups y ≥ 4
Ellie Frazier, Richmond-Burton
Sandra Karolus, Richmond-Burton
John Keig, Moline
Chris Marks, Downers Grove North
Eapen Mathew, Sterling
Aaron Mertz, Fremd

Language Arts

The following numbers are guesses. The relative rankings are correct. It's possible that John actually answered seven, Jim et al answered six, and Denny et al answered five, or there was some other combination of point distributions between four and seven inclusive.

Six tossups
John Keig, Moline
Five tossups
Jim Davis, Latin
Paul Gauthier, Wheaton North
Matt Keenan, New Trier
Keith McKenna, Prairie Ridge
Four tossups
Denny Abraham, Leyden
Paras Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Mariusz Galczynski, Downers Grove North
Sameer Gopal, Sterling
Todd Mayer, Richmond-Burton
Craig McKenna, Prairie Ridge
Lori Sommars, Wheaton North
Brent Stern, Homewood-Flossmoor
Chris Temple, Bloomington
David Vock, Wheaton North

Music

The following numbers are guesses. The relative rankings are correct. It's possible that Jim et al actually answered seven, Parag et al answered six, and Dena et al answered five, or there was some other combination of point distributions between four and seven inclusive.

Six tossups
Jim Davis, Latin
Donnie Norton, Macomb
Jacob Straub, Fremd
Five tossups
Parag Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Mariusz Galczynski, Downers Grove North
Phil Rasher, New Trier
Chris Temple, Bloomington
David Vock, Wheaton North
Four tossups
Dena Dittrich, Fremd
Jacob Gold, New Trier
Alan Ho, Fremd
Matt Keenan, New Trier
Aaron Mertz, Fremd
Kelly Tourdot, Stillman Valley

Nonfiction

The following numbers are guesses. The relative rankings are correct. It's possible that Jim actually answered seven, Matt et al answered six, and Denny et al answered five, or there was some other combination of point distributions between four and seven inclusive.

Six tossups
Jim Davis, Latin
Five tossups
Matt Abbott, Fremd
Parag Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Lori Sommars, Wheaton North
Four tossups
Denny Abraham, Leyden
Mariusz Galczynski, Downers Grove North
Jacob Gold, New Trier
Matt Keenan, New Trier
Cezary Podkul, Leyden
Jacob Straub, Fremd
Kelly Tourdot, Stillman Valley
Tony Wu, Fremd

Physics

Jim Davis, Latin School of Chicago and Parag Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor were the only players to answer at least four physics tossups correctly. We don't know how many they each answered, but Jim answered more than Parag.

Popular Culture

Seven tossups
Alex Gordon, New Trier
Six tossups
Parag Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Vince Cima, Leyden
Jim Davis, Latin
Donnie Norton, Macomb
Mark Pliska, Fremd)
Five tossups
Greg Brown, Fremd
James Lee, Fremd
Dylan Whitcher, Guilford
Tony Wu, Fremd
Four tossups
Jimmy Estrada, Sterling
Mariusz Galczynski, Downers Grove North
Alan Ho, Fremd
Keith McKenna, Prairie Ridge
Phil Rasher, New Trier
Chris Temple, Bloomington

Precalculus & Calculus

Some number of tossups x ≥ 5
Tony Wu, Fremd
Some smaller number of tossups y ≥ 4
Olivia Johns, University of Chicago Lab Schools Schools
David Vock, Wheaton North

Religion & Mythology

The following numbers are guesses. The relative rankings are correct. It's possible that Matt et al actually answered seven, Denny et al answered six, and Paul et al answered five, or there was some other combination of point distributions between four and seven inclusive.

Six tossups
Matt Keenan, New Trier
Ben Taylor, Guilford
Kelly Tourdot, Stillman Valley
Five tossups
Denny Abraham, Leyden
Parag Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Jim Davis, Latin
Eapen Mathew, Sterling
Keith McKenna, Prairie Ridge
Four tossups
Paul Gauthier, Wheaton North
John Keig, Moline
Chris Marks, Downers Grove North
Lori Sommars, Wheaton North
Jacob Straub, Fremd

Technology

Seven tossups
Matt Keenan, New Trier
Six tossups
Parag Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
James Lee, Fremd
Keith McKenna, Prairie Ridge
Five tossups
Adam Beach, Sterling
Jacob Gold, New Trier
John Keig, Moline
Kyle Platt, Prairie Ridge
Lori Sommars, Wheaton North
Chris Temple, Bloomington
Four tossups
Greg Brown, Fremd
Vince Cima, Leyden
Rebecca Diamond, University of Chicago Lab Schools
Kristen Dorsey, Homewood-Flossmoor
Paul Gauthier, Wheaton North
Sameer Gopal, Sterling
Olivia Johns, University of Chicago Lab Schools
Andrew Lemkaw, Richmond-Burton
Todd Mayer, Richmond-Burton
Matt Nothnagel, Marian Central Catholic
Cezary Podkul, Leyden
Brent Stern, Homewood-Flossmoor
Jacob Straub, Fremd
Ben Taylor, Guilford
Eli Wald, Von Steuben
Ben Whitcher, Guilford
Dylan Whitcher, Guilford

U.S. History

The following numbers are guesses. The relative rankings are correct. It's possible that Matt et al actually answered seven, Paras et al answered six, and Greg et al answered five, or there was some other combination of point distributions between four and seven inclusive.

Six tossups
Matt Abbott, Fremd
Parag Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Alan Ho, Fremd
Mark Pliska, Fremd
Kelly Tourdot, Stillman Valley
Five tossups
Paras Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Jim Davis, Latin
Dena Dittrich, Fremd
Mike Landow, Homewood-Flossmoor
Chris Marks, Downers Grove North
Four tossups
Greg Brown, Fremd
Robert Dellsy, University of Chicago Lab Schools
Mike Dietrich, Prairie Ridge
Manuel Estrada, Sterling
Paul Gauthier, Wheaton North
John Keig, Moline
James Lee, Fremd
Ryan O'Shea, Bloomington
Jacob Straub, Fremd
Ben Taylor, Guilford
Eli Wald, Von Steuben

World History

Seven tossups
Kelly Tourdot, Stillman Valley
Six tossups
Parag Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Matt Keenan, New Trier
John Keig, Moline
Five tossups
Matt Abbott, Fremd
Jim Davis, Latin
Jimmy Estrada, Sterling
Mariusz Galczynski, Downers Grove North
Paul Gauthier, Wheaton North
Afeefa Ismael, Von Steuben
Cezary Podkul, Leyden
Lori Sommars, Wheaton North
Jacob Straub, Fremd
David Vock, Wheaton North
Four tossups
Vince Cima, Leyden
Dena Dittrich, Fremd
Manuel Estrada, Sterling
Eapen Mathew, Sterling
Eli Wald, Von Steuben
Ben Whitcher, Guilford

World Literature

Seven tossups
Parag Bhayani, Homewood-Flossmoor
Paul Gauthier, Wheaton North
Six tossups
Ben Taylor, Guilford
Five tossups
Mariusz Galczynski, Downers Grove North
Chris Marks, Downers Grove North
Kelly Tourdot, Stillman Valley
Tony Wu, Fremd
Four tossups
Jim Davis, Latin
John Keig, Moline
Cezary Podkul, Leyden
Lori Sommars, Wheaton North
Jacob Straub, Fremd
Paraskevi Vamulas, Von Steuben
David Vock, Wheaton North