Northwest Regionals Results

May 8, 2000

by Robert Carter

It's not the least bit unusual for two certain churches, just a few miles away from each other along Washington state's I-405, to battle each other in Northwest District Teen Bible Quiz. This year, their rivalry carried over to the Northwest Regional Tournament, culminating in a one-game playoff for the championship at Spokane, Washington. The winner: Calvary Temple of Auburn, who sneaked by their Sea-Tac area neighbors from Cedar Park Assembly of God (#1) in Bothell for the title. Cedar Park's #2 team won third place in another playoff over Mountain Home, Idaho Assembly of God, and Tacoma Life Center of Tacoma, Idaho grabbed the fifth and final qualifying spot for the 2000 National Finals.

Cedar Park's Jessica Neilson was the top individual scorer with an even 1,000 points over nine rounds of play. Peter Brown of Tacoma Life Center was only 20 points behind in second place. Neilsen finished second in the Individual Tournament to winner Maya Walz of Calvary Temple. Ironically, Walz was not in the top 20 individuals in team round-robin play.

Our thanks to Cathy and Steve Thaut for these results.

TEAM RESULTS

Pos Team W-L Pts.

1. Calvary Temple, Auburn WA* 8-1 2,080

2. Cedar Park A/G #1, Bothell, WA 8-1 1,596

3. Cedar Park A/G #2, Bothell, WA** 6-3 1,285

4. Mountain Home (ID) A/G 6-3 1,245

5. Tacoma Life Center, Tacoma ID 5-4 1,460

6. Meridian (ID) A/G 4-5 585

7. First A/G, Riverton WY 3-6 545

8. First Assembly Life Center, Billings MT 2-7 700

9. Kuna Life Center, Kuna ID 2-7 665

10. Deer Lodge (MT) A/G 1-8 450

Top five teams qualify for 2000 National Finals, Lafayette, Indiana.

* Won playoff for first.

**Won playoff for third.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Pos Quizzer Team Pts.

1. Jessica Neilson Bothell WA #1 1,000

2. Peter Brown Tacoma ID 980

3. Steve Patient Auburn WA 900

4. Aaron Fell Auburn WA 885

5. Marla Porter Mountain Home ID 805

6. Stephanie Knight Billings MT 680

7. Angela Savage Bothell WA #2 545

8. Jon Pon Meridian ID 420

9. Pat Bjorklund Bothell WA #2 370

10. Laura Jakstadt Bothell WA #2 345

11. Scott McFarland Riverton WY 340

12. Brett Flowers Bothell WA #1 335

13. Laura Brothers Kuna ID 325

14. Andrea Bunnis Mountain Home ID 315

Kimberly Whitney Kuna ID 315

16. James Watt Tacoma ID 310

17. Jim Wangerin Deer Lodge MT 230

18. Christina Barrans Auburn WA 225

19. Dave Savage Bothell WA #1 160

20. Jed Gosnell Tacoma ID 155

INDIVIDUAL PLAYOFFS

1. Maya Walz, Auburn WA

2. Jessica Neilson, Bothell WA

3. Steve Patient, Auburn WA

4. Ryan Skolrud, Bothell WA