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The 42nd National Bible Quiz Finals took place July 4-9, 2004 in Indian Wells, CA at the Renaissance Esmerald Resort and Spa covering the epistles of Hebrews and 1 and 2 Peter. Bernie Elliot was the National Coordinator and Kent Piacenti, Mel Aou and Tim Bahra were the official question writers. This was the fifth and final year in which the official writing team wrote questions. In years prior to 2000, one writer would write league questions and the league writer from the previous year wrote the district, regional and national questions.
The championship division was won by The Church at Briargate, Colorado Springs, CO (pictured). The second place team was First A/G, Lexington, KY. The third place team was Grace A/G, Spring City, PA. The challenger division was won by First A/G, Fort Myers, FL.
This marks the sixth consecutive and sixteenth overall year in which the Southwest region has won nationals. This was also the second of four national championships for The Church at Briargate. They also won in 2001, 2006 and 2007. Team coach Jordan Schneider was captain of the 2001 championship team and Molly and Mary Pace were members of that team. David Dorey was also a member of the 1999, 2002 and 2003 championship teams. Molly Pace was a member of the 2006 championship team.
The top scorer at the 2004 National Finals was David Dorey from Colorado Springs, CO. David's per quiz average was 136.58. He also quizzed out forward in all but two games. This is the second highest average for a top scorer at nationals. This also marked the fourth time since expansion that the top scorer was a member of the championship team.
The individual tournament was also won by David Dorey of Colorado Springs, CO. This is the fifth time that the individual high scorer won the individual tournament. This is the eighth time the individual competition winner was on the national championship team. This was only the third time that the an individual sweeped all three of these competitions. Dorey's former teammate, Kent Piacenti was the other person to do so in 1998 and 1999. The quoting bee was won by Sara Sobkowiak of Fort Myers, FL. The west won their sixth consecutive east-west quiz.
This page is currently under construction. Round-by-round scores will be added soon. Team results and top quizzers may be viewed, however the format will be changing soon.