Southwest Regional Finals

June 1999

by Greg House

The following are the results of the Southwest Regional Bible Quiz finals held June 25-26, 1999 at Mountain View A/G in Las Vegas, NV. Our Regional competition consisted of 10 teams in a double round-robin format.

TEAM COMPETITION

Rank Name Win-Loss Points Average Average Game

1 Orange Hills 18-0 5440 302.22 302 to 22

2 Colorado Springs 16-2 3105 172.50 172 to 63

3 Mtn. View - Vegas 13-5 3125 173.61 173 to 50

4 Aurora, CO

5 Kingman, AZ

6 Santa Ana, CA

7 Paradise Hills, AZ

8 Greeley, CO

9 Safford, AZ

10 Calvary - Vegas

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Rank Name Team Points Average Quiz Outs

1 Kent Piacenti Orange Hills 2705 150.28 18

2 Valerie Marchalonis Mtn. View 2185 121.39 13

3 Jordan Schneider CO Springs 1930 107.22 13

4 Ricky Haney Orange Hills 1405 78.06 12

5 David Dorey Orange Hills 1335 74.17 11

6 Erik Schubert Aurora First 890 49.44 4

7 Melissa Falkey Santa Ana 780 43.33 2

8 Sarah Ingroum Kingman Living Faith 775 43.06 3

9 Mary Pace CO Springs 715 39.72 4

10 Katie Byron Paradise Hills 540 30.00 1

Orange Hills swept regional finals, followed closely by Radiant (Colorado Springs) and Mountain View (Las Vegas). Each of the top three teams was lead by national-caliber quizzers who fought out the individual points battle to the end. Kent Piacenti quizzed out forward in every single game. The drama came on day one when Kent hit the final question in the game against Mountain View to quiz out and give the team a 210 to 135 victory.

The quizzing went very smoothly for everyone. Tom and Robin Van Kempen were great hosts, helping everyone to have a good time of competition and fellowship. We want to thank them and the other district coordinators (Kim Mc Cullough, Mark Ingroum, and Phil Steiger) for a great tournament.