Brandeis KBH history
Our KBH team was born sometime in the Fall semester of 1995.
Our first appearance took place during the game between MIT and NYU
on December 3, 1996. Three members of our team (at that time we did not
yet have a clear idea who the others were going to be) showed a short
"visitnaya kartochka". We got a very warm reaction from the audience
and all sevens from the jurors (ironically, while the popularity of our team
with the audience would grow when it came to real games, the jurors wouldn't be so
sympathetic, as we were about to find out).
The first game we played in the season of 1995-1996 was against MIT
on January 27, 1996. More experienced MIT team won, but we enjoyed the
game a lot, and our team was beginning to develop its own style.
After that game we participated in the KBH festival held in New York in February,
1996. Also, several of our players were invited to play in Boston team's game
The season finished with the final game on October 26, 1996 between
Harvard, NYU and Brandeis. The overall quality of the game was arguably
the highest so far, and so was was the level of competitiveness. This is reflected
in the final score: Brandeis 133, Harvard 133, NYU 134. In the final standings,
we occupied the noble fourth place. In other words, our glorious victories were
And indeed, on April 26 (after exactly six month rest) we flew to California to play
with the team of San-Francisco. This was a very interesting game which we won
136:130 - a good start of the new season!
On June 14, 1997 the Brandeis team participated in a large Boston KBH festival
in which 9 teams from Boston, New York and Chicago took part.
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