Friendship Classic Results January 1999

by Greg House The results of the 1999 Friendship Classic are now set in stone. The tournament boasted 26 teams literally from across the country (New York to California), that were broken down into two brackets of equal skill. Each bracket played a round-robin to determine the top two teams from each bracket, and then those four teams played a round-robin to determine the winner. The results were as follows (ties were broken by points):


FINAL TOURNAMENT STANDINGS (AFTER PLAYOFFS)

RANK TEAM PLAYOFF RECORD POINTS AVERAGE

1 Orange Hills A/G, Orange, CA 3 - 0 740 246.66

2 Allison Park A/G, AP, PA 1 - 2 330 110.00

3 Mtn. View A/G, Las Vegas, NV 1 - 2 265 88.33

4 Expressway A/G, Buffalo, NY 1 - 2 195 65.00

PLAYOFF INFORMATION - ROUND BY ROUND

PLAYOFF ROUND 1 -

Orange Hills d. Las Vegas (285 to 45)

Allison Park d. Expressway Buffalo (155 to 55)

PLAYOFF ROUND 2 -

Orange Hills d. Expressway Buffalo (270 to 55)

Las Vegas d. Allison Park (160 to 65)

PLAYOFF ROUND 3 -

Orange Hills d. Allison Park (185 to 110)

Expressway Buffalo d. Las Vegas (85 to 60)

TOP 15 INDIVIDUAL RESULTS FOR ROUND ROBIN (COMBINED FROM BOTH BRACKETS)

RANK QUIZZER TEAM POINTS AVERAGE QUIZ-OUTS

1 Kent Piacenti Orange Hills 1,620 135.00 10

2 Jim Fenton Allison Park 1,505 125.41 9

3 Valerie Marchalonis Mountain View 1,300 108.33 9

4 Dan McLaughlin Expressway A/G 1,070 89.16 7

5 Joey Bohanon Central A/G 1,055 87.91 6

6 Ricky Haney Orange Hills 1,030 85.83 7

7 Angela Burnworth Clarion, PA 1,020 85.00 4

8 Eric Hernando King's Chapel 890 74.16 6

9 Cindy Rodman Elkhart "Green" 885 73.75 4

9 David Whitehead W.Lafayette, IN 885 73.75 4

10 Ryan Decker Minier, IL 875 72.91 4

11 Nathan Watkins Sarver, PA 810 67.50 4

12 Hannah Duncan King's Chapel 795 66.25 4

13 David Dorey Orange Hills 785 65.41 5

14 Jesse Spencer Crawfordsville, IN 740 61.66 4

15 Jared Stepp Bethel Park, PA 720 60.00 6

As always Bernie and Jeannie Elliot, and Allison Park A/G, were great hosts, and everyone had a great time. Bernie does a wonderful job promoting the comraderie over the competition without sacrificing the quality of the quizzing, so the Friendship Classic really does live up to it's name. Begin making plans to attend next year as the experience and fellowship is well worth it.