The way of Wisdom - 2015

The way of Wisdom - 2015

Saturday, July 26, 2014

On deck - 2014 SENIOR NABQT!

In just six days the North American Senior Bible Tournament kicks off in that
wonderful city of St Charles Missouri. It's going to be a barn burner this year
as the field is going to be one of the toughest in recent memory.

The team that comes out on top this year will truly have earned it. The juniors
just finished hitting it out of the park with a record amount of teams. Will the
Seniors repeat the feat?

Only time will tell if they can out do their junior counterparts. This year features
last years runner up team from Concord California (West 1). Concord did well
all year and also placed second to Claremore at the Western Extravaganza. But
make no mistake about it, it will be no cake walk this year.

Returning with a different city but the same team is the 2012 national champions
from Zansville Ohio. Back in 2012 they were known as Columbus Ohio but this
year they will be known as Zansville Ohio (Ohio 1).

Like Concord, this team has quizzed well all year. Zansville Ohio won the North
Central Extravaganza earlier this year. Another team to keep an eye on is the
team from Clarmore Oklahoma. This is a mixed team made up of quizzers
from two different programs but don't let that fool.

Half the team quizzed as Loomis in California the last several years and did
extremely well. Well, they relocated to Oklahoma and added a kid that was
quizzing in Texas the last several years. He was part of the 2011 national
championship team. Should make for some interesting results.

Again, these are just a few teams that have stood out this year. That does not
mean that that will turn into NABQT success as we saw last year. Whatever
happens, it's going to be fun. Get ready and stay turned. As always, Quiz On!




  

Announcement from BQPOWERS

Please Note:

The 2015 materials are not yet available. You can place orders after August 1st and
will begin shipping in the order received on August 11th.

Once they return from Senior Nationals.

As always. Quiz On!




Friday, July 25, 2014

News and Notes - North American Junior Bible Quiz Finals Wrapup - July 25, 2014

This was the tournaments of tournaments this year. A very good field of 69 teams
went at it all week. When it was all said and done, Eureka California was on top.

This team has quizzed well now for a couple of years. They were the runner ups
last year. I have followed this team and felt they had a good chance. This team is
Pastored by a great man of God. Eureka has a rich quiz history and it came all
together today.

Looking back over the year, Eureka and Concord went back and forth all year.
When you look at the number of teams that were involved, anyone of a given
amount could have placed.

When you have as many teams as you had, anything could have happened and
it did. Again, you had to have a great start, otherwise it was going to be a very
hard bracket to come back in.

Eureka (West 2) and Palm Bay (Florida 2) played for the championship and
Eureka came out on top 165-60. Going through the loser bracket was going
to be a challenge and it was no different than the Beginner Division.

Wisconsin 2 made a great run through the loser bracket to just come up short
in the 7th place match. They won 5 straight. It almost was a complete Western
District Final but Concord (West 1) fell in the third place match.

Palm Bay had one more challenge from Concord but prevailed to quiz Eureka
once again. Again Eureka quizzed a clean game and went undefeated. Congrats
go out to Bro and Sister McDonald. You eared it!

Over all, this was an exciting tournament and it was nice to see some different
teams do well this year. Many success stories going into 2015. For now, as
always, Quiz On!


NAJBQT Junior
07-21-2014 to 07-25-2014
Branson, MO
69 Teams


Top 4 Teams

RankTeamWinsLossesAvg PPGProjected PPG
1stWestern 270156.42857181.69005
2ndFlorida 262138.12500171.90290
3rdWestern 162135.00000157.41071
4thLouisiana 162131.87500138.78348

News and Notes - North American Beginner Bible Quiz Finals Wrapup - July 25, 2014

Two down and one to go. The UPCI Sunday School Division just completed
it's national tournament today. A record 121 teams participated.

The teams that came out on top were well deserving. In the beginner division
this year, their were 52 teams. If you lost early, it was a tough road to come
back.

Toledo Ohio (Ohio 1) went undefeated in round 1. They defeated Beaumont
Texas (Texas 1) in the round 1 finals. Looking over the loser bracket, no
team railed all the way back from the the loser bracket.

Most teams won a couple of quizzes and then went out. It looked like the
teams that had early success did well. When it came to the finals, Texas 1
got the return trip at Ohio 1.

Arkansas 1 (Forrest City) and Indiana 1 (Indianapolis) had great runs but
came up a little on the short end but still had a great tournament.

All though Texas 1 gave them a run for the money, Ohio 1 prevailed by the
score of 130-115 to win it's first Beginner title. For Texas 1, they had a
great year and just came up a little short.

This was a hard tournament to call. Hats off to all the teams that participated
this year. It can truly be said that everyone is a winner in Bible Quizzing

NAJBQT Beginner
07-21-2014 to 07-25-2014
Branson, MO
52 Teams

Top 4 Teams

RankTeamWinsLossesAvg PPGProjected PPG
1stOhio 170130.71429145.80357
2ndTexas 162144.37500177.53348
3rdArkansas 172112.77778124.14683
4thIndiana 162132.50000151.03294

Web Blog updating with current Information!

Been busy today updating information on the blog. You will see that I have
updated the WPF National results, with pictures. If I can get trophy shots
then I will add those.

More to come as we review the just completed the Junior North American
Finals from Branson Missouri. Stay tuned!  And as always, Quiz On!

It's Over! We have 2014 Junior Champs! Western 2 (Eureka California)

NAJBQT Junior
07-21-2014 to 07-25-2014
Branson, MO
69 Teams

Top 12 Teams
RankTeamWinsLossesAvg PPGProjected PPG
1stWestern 270156.42857181.69005
2ndFlorida 262138.12500171.90290
3rdWestern 162135.00000157.41071
4thLouisiana 162131.87500138.78348
Tied 5thArkansas 142122.50000134.22619
Tied 5thOhio 372116.11111141.52778
Tied 7thWisconsin 262130.00000157.45786
Tied 7thOhio 142132.50000130.94417
Tied 9thIndiana 352135.00000141.68719
Tied 9thTexas 532112.00000130.30049
Tied 9thFlorida 132134.00000119.44643
Tied 9thTexas 152127.85714158.02296

Highest Scoring Individuals (top 4 from top 12 teams)
1st Highest - Jasmine Wilson  Florida 1 (Tied 9th)  102.00000 ppg
2nd Highest - Sydney McDonald  Western 2 (1st)  90.71429 ppg
3rd Highest - Benjamin Stirnemann  Indiana 3 (Tied 9th)  89.28571 ppg
4th Highest - Victoria Swank  Western 1 (3rd)  80.62500 ppg

All Tournament Team (all must have at least 2 wins)
1) Ethan Szumanski  Texas 4 (Tied 17th)  107.50000 ppg
2) Chariti Bean  Arkansas 2 (Tied 25th)  96.25000 ppg
3) Chandler Green  Texas 8 (Tied 13th)  90.00000 ppg
4) Zachariah Williamson  Western 3 (Tied 25th)  87.50000 ppg
5) Levi Birdwell  Texas 3 (Tied 17th)  83.75000 ppg
6) Jadon Thompson  Ohio 2 (Tied 17th)  83.75000 ppg
7) Emma Carter  Ohio 3 (Tied 5th)  80.55556 ppg
8) Gillian Freeman  Missouri 2 (Tied 33rd)  80.00000 ppg
9) Hailey Hairford  Louisiana 1 (4th)  79.37500 ppg
10) Seth Glover  Ohio 1 (Tied 7th)  78.33333 ppg

It's Over! We have 2014 Beginner Champs! Ohio 1 (Toledo)



NAJBQT Beginner
07-21-2014 to 07-25-2014
Branson, MO
52 Teams
Top 8 Teams
RankTeamWinsLossesAvg PPGProjected PPG
1stOhio 170130.71429145.80357
2ndTexas 162144.37500177.53348
3rdArkansas 172112.77778124.14683
4thIndiana 162132.50000151.03294
Tied 5thTexas 642135.83333148.03571
Tied 5thFlorida 142138.33333161.36392
Tied 7thIllinois 152120.71429129.96173
Tied 7thAlabama 152122.14286134.26020

Highest Scoring Individuals (top 3 from top 8 teams)
1st Highest - Raymond Krouse  Florida 1 (Tied 5th)  99.16667 ppg
2nd Highest - Natalie Votaw  Texas 6 (Tied 5th)  89.16667 ppg
3rd Highest - Annalise Green  Texas 1 (2nd)  86.87500 ppg

All Tournament Team (all must have at least 2 wins)
1) Aidan West  Ohio 2 (Tied 17th)  108.75000 ppg
2) Cameron Lightner  Western 3 (Tied 17th)  88.75000 ppg
3) Jordan Edmonds  West Virginia 2 (Tied 17th)  83.75000 ppg
4) Caelyn Thompson  Ohio 1 (1st)  80.71429 ppg
5) Zachary Wilson  Texas 4 (Tied 17th)  79.00000 ppg
6) Timmy Fross  Illinois 2 (Tied 9th)  77.00000 ppg
7) Kayleigh Fross  Illinois 2 (Tied 9th)  77.00000 ppg
8) Silas Freeman  Louisiana 1 (Tied 13th)  77.00000 ppg

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